This week's best events
Find the freshest local produce at this regular Sunday Market in Taikoo Place. With over 40 stalls helmed by culinary trailblazers, browse for everything from seasonal fruits, baked goods and organic food and the trendiest bites, get ready sample healthy and delicious nibbles while learning more about sustainable eating. Each month also have a different theme and to kick off the return in November, is a coffee festival featuring the best brewers in the region.
Take advantage of Sake Central’s voluminous sake menu and pair your tipple with some delicious tempura snacks at this regular event. Tempura plates – such as okra, shiso leaf and scallop – start from $58 or, if you’re bringing friends, get a mixed platter with seven items for $238. The establishment’s signature katsu sando will also be on offer throughout the night. Best of all, all bottles – including sake, shochu, beer and wine – are available at retail price. Reservations aren’t required but are recommended.
The Hong Kong French Film Festival is back for its 47th outing with a whole new boatload of acclaimed movies. Organised by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong, the film festival’s selection this year is divided into four main themes: International Festival Acclaim (films selected by International Film Festivals), Merry Laughter (comedies), Mother and Sons (films about motherhood) and Love Always (romantic films). What that means is that local film fans can look forward to the likes of Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, Girls of the Sun, and Belleville Cop, an endearing and humorous tribute to Eddie Murphy and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. As a bonus, January will see the festival extended with a special retrospective dedicated to film composers.
Treat your friends and family to high-end designer goods from around the globe at the Conrad Fair, which features the latest, most stylish jewellery, fashion, accessories, gourmet food, homewares, children’s products and much more. There’s nothing like shopping for others – and for yourself – at a five-star hotel ballroom.
A charity event unlike any other. Forget gala dinners and silly challenges. 10x10 is a fun one-night event where three local grassroots charities make pitches to the audience and allow them to decide where to donate the money towards. Think of yourself as the panel of Dragons’ Den. The focus of this edition is on three relatively new charities in Hong Kong which have been making huge waves in the city. Take the opportunity to learn more about the charities participating in the event: Sprouts Foundation, Rooftop Republic and The Brightly Project. Donations are your ticket in, which is a minimum of $1,000 and you'll be given charity vouchers to support the charities after hearing their pitches. And of course, there’s free booze and canapes.
This hugely popular Taiwanese handicraft market and online platform – think of it as Asia’s Etsy – is back in Hong Kong with a new venue to boot. Hosting at the newly revitalised landmark that is The Mills, Pinkoi gathers 120 independent brands and creator from Hong Kong and around the region, offering cute and quirky products and accessories you wouldn’t find in mainstream shops. That's not all, there’ll be art-jamming sessions and buskers providing great tunes throughout. You might even get the chance to create a DIY tote bag too.
Come and support local businesses and shop for hidden gems at the return of the Discovery Bay Sunday Markets. Browse through a wide selection of handmade unique products and creative locally made goods. There's plenty of eatery options and a gorgerous seaside view to make it a family day out.