All in a Flap
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap is once again coming to West Kowloon. The lineup includes big names such as Chemical Brothers, Sigur Ros and Jose Gonzalez, as well as top acts from around Asia-Pacific. Don’t miss the art installations, family-friendly zone, craft market and the tasty food stalls. Tickets go up in price the later it gets, so buy asap.
Tickets $850 (Friday)-$1,620 (three-day pass) from www.clockenflap.com.
Nov 21 and 29
Sharpen those elbows: the mother of all festive bazaars returns to the Conrad Hotel ballroom with two events this month: the Gift & Lifestyle Fair on November 21, and the Pre-Christmas Gift Parade on November 29. Organised by Prestige Fairs, thousands flock to Admiralty each year to snap up the best of the city’s local brands and artisanal products from fashion to food, toys to homewares and everything in between.
Free. 10am-8pm, Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, www.prestigefairs.hk.
Hong Kong’s biggest craft beer festival, Beertopia is taking place at the New Central Harbourfront. This year’s event will see 13 local breweries showcasing their tipples, as well as more than 500 types of artisanal beer from all over the world. Need a bite after the booze? There will be 20-plus top local restaurants there to feed the famished, as well as live music, DJs, games and a psychedelic chillout zone.
Tickets $285-$495 from beertopia.com.
Caught in the Crosshairs
The Hong Kong CrossFit community is holding a Movember fundraising competition, with teams of four from every box in Hong Kong congregating at Tung Chung’s Nine Dragons for a day of snatches and ‘taches. Each team will be raising funds for men’s health charities all month long at hk.movember.com, as well as competing for the title of Man of Movember, Miss Movember and Best Mo Team. There will be a party and a barbecue after the competition.
9:30am-5pm, Shop E, G/F, Seaview Crescent, 8 Tung Chung Waterfront Rd., Tung Chung. More info at tiny.cc/mo-charity-day.
Hop on the ferry and head to Power Station Beach for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Lamma Fun Day is a free festival that benefits Child Welfare Scheme Nepal. There will be market stalls, music and family fun galore, as well as AcroYoga classes at $100 a pop.
11am-late, Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma. Visit facebook.com/lammafunday for more information.
Don’t miss the Eighth Annual Holiday Bazaar at Kee Club, hosted by lifestyle website Dim Sum and Then Some. There’ll be free-flow mulled wine, mince pies, christmas cakes and dim sum to keep your energy levels up for an afternoon of shopping some of Hong Kong’s top brands, including home fragrance brand Cochine, ethical jewelers niin and natural skincare line Purearth. Plus, there will be a charity bake sale of cookies from some of the top bakeries in Hong Kong, with proceeds benefitting children’s literacy charity Room to Read.
Free. 11am-8pm, KEE Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington St., Central. Details at dimsumandthensome.com.hk.
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Grin and Hare It
Raise money for a good cause and take in an easy run with Beam international’s Run For Smile event on December 4. Formerly known as Operation Smile, Beam International performs cleft palate surgeries on underprivileged children in mainland China, and so all proceeds from this event will go to a really good cause. There’s a 10k ($500 registration fee) or a 6k run ($300) that take you on a scenic loop around Pok Fu Lam Reservoir and along Hong Kong Trail section 1 and 2.
Enrolment deadline: November 13. Register online at www.beaminternational.org or call 2827-8044 for more details.
The Wellness 360 Fair hits Repulse Bay, with a showcase of health-conscious products from local vendors.
Free. 11am-6pm, The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Rd., Repulse Bay.
Pick up a bargain and save someone’s unwanted fashion from the landfill at the Rug Lane secondhand and vintage clothing market. It’ll be a fun afternoon of shopping, swapping and snacks.
1:30-4:30pm, Ethos Gallery, 97 Hill Rd., Shek Tong Tsui. Tickets $40 from ticketflap.com.