Hong Kong remains adamant to push forward with delivering the entertainment and social value that makes this city relevant, despite social distancing regulations that have led some noteworthy events like Cockenflap and Art Basel Hong Kong to either reschedule or cancel. Still, there are several events that will continue to enliven the city with entertainment, art, culture and education this month. From virtual art and dining exhibitions to sustainability conferences, here are the highlights of upcoming weeks in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival
Oct 25 – 28
Despite its cancellation last year, the annual Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival returns digitally at the end of the month, instead of its usual spot at the Central Harbourfront Event Space. In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have decided to turn the popular interactive festival into a virtual market place. In spite of the change, the festival will be bringing all of its usual highlights including workshops and talks by food critics, chefs and sommeliers. discoverhongkong.com
Online Event. www.discoverhongkong.com
Wei Ligang Showcases Chinese Ink and Acrylic
Oct 3 – Jan 2
Internationally renowned Chinese calligrapher, Wei Ligang showcases Silent Mountains, Meandering River in his third solo exhibition at Alisan Fine Arts. The event presents 14 of his latest Chinese ink and acrylic on paper works, created specially for this exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is a symbolism of the “circuitous and gentle thoughts of Chinese people.” Wei is best known for his abstract paintings that combine traditional and modern calligraphy. This will mark Wei’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.
21/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.
Jewellery & Gem Digital World
Oct 27 – 29
Informa Markets Jewellery launches its first ever bespoke digital event – the Jewellery & Gem Digital World. The virtual exhibition features cutting edge Atelier technology that enables guests to explore and personalise their virtual visit and participate in video meetings and webinars. The digital event will run live for 24 hours during the two-day virtual exhibition, offering sellers the flexibility to serve buyers at any time. The platform is in English, with a Chinese-language interface.
Online Event. www.exhibitions.jewellerynet.com
Art Basel’s OVR:20c
Due to the cancellation of its original gallery exhibition at Basel, Art Basel opens its online viewing room for the third time this year in the form of OVR:20C, following last month’s OVR:2020. Art connoisseurs would be keen to find works of art created throughout the 20th century, between 1900 and 1999 in another tightly focused thematic virtual showcase. The digital art exhibition is the internationally reputed organisation’s bid to bring together its global network of collectors and exhibitors.
Online Event. www.artbasel.com/ovr
RETHINK 2020: Enterprise Forum For Future Sustainability
As consumer interests increasingly lean towards living more sustainable lifestyles and using more eco-friendly products, ReThink has organized a two-day programme that features industry experts, businesses and professionals on the environmental impacts of labour practices and how businesses can excel towards a more sustainable future. The event is comprised of 28 conference sessions, 15 expert panels, 8 workshops and 4 keynote speakers.
Tickets are priced at HK $575 (Day 1) and HK $455 (Day 2). K11 Atelier King’s Road, No. 728, King’s Road, Quarry Bay