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September 11, 2015

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Say goodbye to your post-holiday blues and hello to the best autumn events in town.  Our guide to what’s hot and happening in Hong Kong will keep you on your toes and far too entertained to long for summer. From racy exhibits to rock legend appearances, autumn is packed with memories in the making. Saving the best of 2015 for last…

Employees Only at MO Bar 
8-11 September, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark
The annual Masters of Mixology event returns to Hong Kong this week, where MO Bar has been taken over by New York’s legendary bar Employees Only, which has claimed a permanent spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars List. Get into the spirit of the 1920s and ’30s prohibition era of the pop-up bar and restaurant, which pairs signature New York cocktails with classic American and European fare. The next best thing to a holiday in the Big Apple…

50 Shades: The Secrets of Angels
11 September, 8pm, House of Siren, Mid-Levels, www.siren.com.hk
Now here’s something you don’t see every day… An evening of fantasy cabaret, fetish and fun with the Aerial Arts Academy angels will bring out your saucy side! Enter this stunning secret event space and watch as the Aerial Arts angels dance and fly on poles, chains and ropes in a spectacular celebration of six years of physical theatre performances in Hong Kong.

Club Monaco Market
September 12 & 13, ifc Atrium
Club Monaco is bringing together the best of Hong Kong’s food, flowers and books, transforming the Atrium of ifc mall into an inspiring marketplace filled with coffee, flowers, pastries, personalised stationary and books from the city’s most well-known local chefs and artisans. If you’re a fan of the brand’s clean, contemporary vibe, you’ll love this first event of its kind in Asia, following the global launch in Toronto in August.

Bon Jovi Live in Macao
25 & 26 September, 8pm, The Venetian Macao, www.cotaiticketing.com
American rock icon Bon Jovi is set to rock the Macau stage this month. Relive awesome memories from the last 30 years with his greatest hits, including Livin’ on a Prayer and It’s My Life. We’re looking forward to a concert where it’s likely we’ll know every single song! One not to miss.

MUSE Live in Hong Kong 2015
28 September, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, www.hkticketing.com.hk
Renowned for putting on an electrifying live show that will get people talking, Britain’s biggest bands MUSE shakes up Hong Kong with hits from their highly-anticipated seventh studio album Drones. If their previous gigs are anything to go by, featuring jaw dropping effects like pyramids of LED screens or acrobats suspended from hovering UFOs, we’re in for something special.

Tong Chong Street Market
4 October – 27 December 2015, every Sunday 11am – 5pm, Taikoo Place, Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, www.tongchongstreetmarket.com
Take advantage of the cooler autumn weather at the city’s newest food filled market. Visit more than 40 stalls, showcasing the hottest culinary trendsetters in the city including 3/3rds, Boomshack, Bread & Beast, Common Ground, Grassroots Pantry, Pololi, and The Woods serving up new signature dishes and the best local produce available.

Asia Contemporary Art Show
8-11 October, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, www.asiacontemporaryart.com
This October, get your creative fix at the Asia Contemporary Art Show, which is taking up residence at Conrad Hong Kong. Whether you’re a budding collector, a seasoned aficionado or just a fan of all things cultural and inspiring, this intimate show where many artists and gallerists will be in residence, is your chance to get up close and personal with the world’s most talked-about talent.

Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open
10 to 18 October, Victoria Park Tennis Stadium, www.hktennisopen.hk
Be part of the action where 40 of the world’s best female tennis players compete in singles and doubles for prize money of US$250,000. The WTA sanctioned International Series Event returns for its second year in 2015 showcasing girl power at its finest with Venus Williams, Caroline Garcia and Sabine Lisicki battling it out on court!

Romeo and Juliet
20-22 November, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, www.hkballet.com
Nothing says romance like the world’s greatest love story, and the taut fight scenes and festive street dances will blow you away!  The seamless choreography in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet captures the intense passion of the star-crossed lovers and ceaseless feud between two family clans in beautiful Verona. Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s thrilling orchestral score, this dramatic ballet would make Shakespeare proud.

Elton John – All the Hits Tour to Hong Kong 2015
24 November, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, www.hkticketing.com
For one night only, get up close and personal with music icon, singer, songwriter, pianist and composer whose monumental career has spanned more than five decades, Elton John who returns to Hong Kong for an intimate evening accompanied by his band. Recently named the first recipient of the Brits Icon Award, the highest level of British music achievement, in addition to five Grammys, a Tony and an Oscar to name a few, this living legend always gets the crowd going.



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