Music and sound, mind and body transformation and culinary exploration—mark your calendars with our round-up of November’s must-see cultural delights.
THE GREAT GATSBY IMMERSIVE DINNER WITH SECRET THEATRE
(October 21 to November 27 )
Put on your best pearls, feather headbands or tuxes and come join Mr. Gatsby’s lavish party at The Peninsula. With a four-course dinner taking place at Felix, guests will be able to enjoy breathtaking views as well as an immersive production of The Great Gatsby, courtesy of the award-winning and NY-based Secret Theatre. Interact with Jay Gatsby’s high-society friends, find out secrets and follow the storyline closely for a night of drama and indulgence. The theatrical night runs from Thursday to Saturday at 7pm from 21 October to 27 November 2021.
Find out more at: peninsula.com
SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS
What’s better than listening to a musical number under the stars? Follow the sound of music to Central’s Harbourfront, where the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra returns for a night of classical music with the city as a backdrop. The free concert (with pre-registration) will feature a lively programme which includes Pizazzola’s Le Grand Tango, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Prelude, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz and much more.
Find out more at: hkphil.org
The Hong Kong Spartan Sprint is back with 5km and a course of 20 challenging obstacles on rugged terrain that promise to keep your heart rate up! If you have always wanted to test your strength and resilience, this race is for you. From tire drags and rope climbs to spear throws and wire crawls, these obstacles will make you channel your inner Hercules to make it to the big finish and leave you feeling strong and accomplished.
Find out more at spartanrace.hk
A-TEAM AT ASAYA WELLNESS
This month, get your body into gear and leave feeling transformed and rejuvenated thanks to Asaya’s A-Team, made up of some of Hong Kong’s top fitness and wellness experts. Brought together by Asaya for the newly-launched wellness series, these celebrated practitioners will curate a personal experience for each guest based on his or her needs and long-term goals. Train with celebrated names such as Utah Lee, Victor Chau, Janice Ng, Gabriel Carroll of Hybrid HK and Cindy Jourdain of Joint Dynamics and take your pick of classes, from yoga and ballet barre to calisthenics and HIIT workouts.
Find out more at rosewoodhotels.com
HONG KONG WINE AND DINE FESTIVAL
Foodies will have a chance to tickle their taste buds with this year’s Wine and Dine Festival: Showroom of New Culinary Perspectives. Experience Chinese cuisine and the out-of-the-box concepts that have been popping on the scene, take a series of masterclasses (you won’t want to miss "Sustainable Cocktail" hosted by Agung Prabowo of Penicillin bar, the winner of Asia's 50 Best Sustainable Bar Award for 2021) and keep an eye out for the rising stars on Hong Kong’s culinary scene.
Find out more at discoverhongkong.com with details coming out end of October!
CENTRAL MARKET: PHASE TWO
(November, exact date TBC)
Scenes of the new-look Central Market, the Grade III historic landmark built in 1938 that housed Hong Kong’s very first wet market, have sent social media into a frenzy since its August reopening. The first phase of the revitalisation saw plenty of historical and architectural details preserved alongside newly introduced boutiques, specialty restaurants, retail shops, and community spaces for exhibitions and performances taking over its 122,000sqft space. The second phase of the restoration, planned to be unveiled in November, will see even more traditional brands, street food stalls, and even original market stall activities to offer a glimpse of the building’s history. A brand-new zone, STEAM Hub, designed to inspire young people, will also be ready to use.
Find out more at centralmarket.hk
See also: Central Market Sees New Light While Retaining Traces of the Past