2022 is set to conclude on a high note with a smorgasbord of nail-biting sports, alfresco movie nights, and even some disco dancing.
(From Oct 13)
Newly opening its doors – or shall we say pods – is outdoor entertainment space The Grounds, back on the expansive lush greens of AIA Vitality Park for a second season. There’s no better way to usher in the cooler winds than snuggled up on one of the new luxurious sofa-style pods, enjoying a blockbuster marathon or alfresco games for all in the family. Signature bites from Francis, Bengal Brothers and more courtesy of Basehall ensure your bellies get in on the fun, too.
Find out more at thegroundshk.com
DIGITAL ART FAIR
(October 20 to November 6)
After last year’s highly acclaimed debut, Digital Art Fair is returning to Queen’s Road Central for its sophomore run to transform the 20,000sqft, two-storey venue into a multi-sensory, interactive high-tech Web 3.0 art experience. Featuring thousands of digital works spanning physical, digital display and virtual reality in the metaverse, this year’s edition also sees the fair’s first international public art installation that invites visitors to join in on a digital artmaking experience.
Find out more at digitalartfair.io
THE PENINSULA HONG KONG’S NIGHTS AT STUDIO 54
(Now until December 10)
Throw on your glitziest sequins and suavest dancing shoes, because Secret Theatre and The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Felix are hosting yet another soiree of the season. Dazzling disco dinner show ‘Nights at Studio 54’, following last year’s sold-out ‘The Great Gatsby’, whisks one off to the heyday of Manhattan’s legendary nightclub Studio 54 circa 1970s, as guests feast on gourmet creations while immersed in the tunes, secrets and stories of the likes of Elton John, Yoko Ono, Bianca Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol and Diana Ross.
Find out more at peninsula.com/hong-kong
MEN’S RINGS, YVES GASTOU COLLECTION
(Now until January 31, 2023)
Jewellery lovers shouldn’t miss a glimpse of one of the largest men’s ring collections ever shown in the city at L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, School of Jewellery Arts at K11 Musea. Belonging to the late Yves Gastou, the respectable French collector and antique art dealer, are over 300 rare rings collected over four decades on his travels and from flea markets alike. From 17th century Venice doges to ancient Egyptian rings, 19th century skull rings, American biker rings of the 1970s and more – each reflects Gastou’s eclectic and risk-taking sensibility.
Find out more at lecolevancleefarpels.com/hk
HONG KONG SEVENS
(November 4 to 6)
It’s kick-off time! The region’s most exciting rugby extravaganza is once again descending onto the Hong Kong Stadium from November 4 to 6. After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus that has only added fuel to sports fans’ sky-high anticipation, this year’s event will see the Hong Kong team competing against star players from Australia, USA, New Zealand and Fiji. Expect a weekend of nail-biting action, costumes, themed events, and a rollicking good time.
Find out more at hksevens.com
HONG KONG FITNESS + WELLNESS EXPO
(November 18 to 20)
A beloved mainstay on the city’s wellness calendar, this year’s IRIS: Your Escape festival takes on a brand new form to join fitness race HYROX Hong Kong at the inaugural Hong Kong Fitness + Wellness Expo, to run over three days at AsiaWorld-Expo. Brace yourself for a jam-packed programme of yoga, cardio and physical training sessions, as well as a Gym Village and fitness-focused marketplace with goodies to help take your mental and physical toughness to the next level.
Find out more on Instagram @fitnesswellnessexpo.hk
BUSINESS OF DESIGN WEEK
(November 30 to December 3)
On the heels of sister event Knowledge of Design Week, Business of Design Week returns to the live studios of ViuTVsix as well as locations around town such as PMQ to host its annual programme. Last year’s 80-plus keynote speakers included some of design’s brightest names, including Thomas Heatherwick, Refik Anadol and Bill Bensley, to name a few.
Find out more at bodw.com
(December 16 to 26)
Christmas isn’t quite complete without a swirl of magic dust from the sugar plum fairy, is it? And those who missed out on last year’s star-studded premiere will delight in the grand return of Hong Kong Ballet’s original production of The Nutcracker, reimagined to be set in early 20th century Hong Kong by artistic director Septime Webre featuring gorgeously gilded sets, ornate costumes, and abundant splendour just in time for the jolliest time of the year.
Find out more at hkballet.com