Event highlights in September
Escape city life and find your inner peace at the non-stop two-day yoga event. Treat yourself with a good stretch and all kinds of meditation exercise classes - we’re talking hula-hoop dance, silent disco yoga and fun interactive art and music workshops. There are more than 60 classes to choose from and join, meet interesting individuals while picking up some healthy snacks, chic athletic gear and goodie bags. Last but not least, remember to bring your own mat!
The Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong returns for another year to bring film buffs two amazing weeks filled with movie screenings, panel discussion, workshops and even a cinematic virtual reality experience. During the festival, film directions will be available for a short Q&A session after the first screening of each movie, so if there’s anything you want to find out about your favourite movie, now’s the time.
Celebrating the diversity of local cultural heritage, the fifth edition of the Hong Kong Culture Festival returns to fill our city with a wide array of exhibitions, concerts, workshops, film screenings, dance performances, and more. Taking place over the course of three months, from September through to November, this annual festival aims to raise public interest and encourage participation in traditional culture, particularly among the youth. From stunning art exhibitions and music performances to festive traditions such as Fire Dragon Dancing and even Kung Fu, there are plenty of exciting activities to keep you happily entertained.
As a pioneer in the field of 3-D animation, Jennifer Steinkamp is bringing her stunning immersive video installations to Hong Kong this September. Offering a unique garden sanctuary that draws inspiration from Steinkamp's art historical predecessors, the exhibition titled Still-Life welcomes all to experience and gain a more comprehensive understanding of organic and abstract forms of art using computer technology.
Featuring a range of sculptural works along with large-format paintings by Brooklyn-based contemporary artist, José Parlá, Textures of Memory showcases Parlá's most representative works spanning from 2004 to 2018. Using archives of walls and textures as a basis, along with his practice of abstract expressionism, this comprehensive exhibition takes places over two venues: The Annex (September 18 - October 12) and Ben Brown Fine Arts Exhibition (September 19 - November 6).
Whether you’re an avid K-pop fan or have an undying love for Korean food, take advantage of this year’s Festive Korea right here in Hong Kong. Divided into six different categories including performing arts, music, cinema, food, visual arts, and special events, there’s everything from traditional folk music and dance performances, to a kimchi workshop and a rocking Korean Indie Band Fair. With so much going on around the city to celebrate Korean culture, better start pencilling in those dates!
Down Under’s biggest comedy festival makes a rousing return to Hong Kong, bringing with it a huge cast of Australian and international performers including the likes of Fakkah Fuzz, a rising star on the Singapore comedy scene; Aussie Beck Lucas, award-winning and hilariously unpredictable comic Aaron Chen; teacher turned comic, musician and actor Ben Knight, and one of Melbourne’s favourite British guests Brennan Reece. The festival promises seven nights of top-notch sketches and slapstick. Get your tickets for a week’s worth of giggles.
Watch out, there's a serial killer on the loose. Touted as one of the city's best (or worst) kept undercover cultural events, the wildly successful Secret Theatre project returns to Hong Kong this September. Ticketholders can expect one-of-a-kind immersive storytelling, site-specific set designs and roaming characters at this exciting sho, along with a scrumptious pre or post-theatre dinner option at Aaharn. As the location of this year’s production won’t be revealed until the purchase of your ticket, you’ve got to pay out to find out!
The man behind the music of The Lion King, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy and Dunkirk, multi-award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer is performing his iconic works live in Hong Kong for the first time. Having scored more than 150 projects and Hollywood blockbusters, Hans Zimmer will be performing his dramatic, emotional and heart-palpitating film scores led by a live symphony orchestra with Zimmer himself at the helm.
Shakespeare’s Globe makes a return to Hong Kong with not one, but three plays. The tour brings with it The Comedy of Errors, Pericles and Twelfth Night, where the talented cast will be taking on multiple roles across all three performances. Can’t decide which play to go for? Join the show on its first night on September 24, where the choice of play is left in the hands of you and your fellow audience members! The rules are simple: the loudest cheer wins, and the action starts straight away!