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September Highlights: Events, festivals and cultural happenings in Hong Kong

Fall season settles in with a series of exciting and must-see arts, culture, watch and jewellery exhibitions around town. From lantern-frenzy Mid-Autumn Festival to the annual Jewellery & Gem Hong Kong  to the trendy fashion runway of Centrestage,  here are the hottest events, festivals and cultural happenings in Hong Kong to see this September. 

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Street/Park
Until 19 Sep
Joining the world’s most prestigious athletic stage at the Tokyo Olympics this summer enabled skateboarding to break new ground in the sports world. It also resulted in a huge bump in popularity and status locally. K11 Musea extends the cool vibe of the uber-hip subculture by hosting the city’s largest indoor skatepark pop-up experience. Skate over to Victoria Dockside for workshops, showcases of rare sneakers and a presentation of artist-collaborative skate-deck designs courtesy of leading brands. 

Price: Free entry
Location: 605, 6/F, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more info: k11musea.com

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Boundless Union
3-25 Sep
Understanding the beauty and balance of nature may be foreign to many Hongkongers, but an exhibition by two Korean artists brings it within reach. Staged by Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong, Boundless Union showcases the talent of Bae Bien-U and Kwon Dae-Sup. The intrinsic ideas of nature are brought into focus by the large- and small-format photographs of Bae’s Sonamu (Pine Trees) series and Kwon’s Moon Jars installation – a compelling display of motion in stillness. 

Price: Free entry
Location: 21/F, Coda Designer Centre, Wong Chuk Hang Road. 
For more info: axel-vervoordt.com

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Natural and Organic Asia
7-9 Sep
The global pandemic has shaken the city into a new normal of self-care and clean eating, so there is no better time for industries to focus on health and wellness. Answering the demand for a healthier, greener lifestyle is Natural & Organic Asia, the city’s annual convention for sourcing products that will sustain a more caring world. From fresh produce to beauty items, trade professionals and business visitors can find everything green at their fingertips. 

Price: Free entry (registrations required)
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. 
For more info: naturalandorganicasia.com

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Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and Salon de TE
8-12 Sep
Arriving in timely fashion at its usual exhibition space, the annual Watch & Clock Fair showcases a slew of horological devices from high-end feats to everyday choices. The five-day event runs in tandem with Salon de TE, where professionals and connoisseurs can admire the latest achievements of watch manufactures and designers by means of a parade, product launches and sharing sessions on market trends. The last day is open to the public, while international buyers can log into the Click2Match virtual platform for full online access of the event and showcases.

Price: Free entry (registrations required)
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. 
For more info: hkwatchfair.hktdc.com

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Hong Kong Coin Show
9-11 Sep
The eighth edition of this annual coin exhibition is set to open its doors at The Mira Hong Kong. Collectors can polish their knowledge through presentations by more than 100 leading numismatic organisations and dealers from around the world, and take advantage of educational seminars and free appraisals. There are exciting live auctions by Stack’s Bowers, Spink & Son and Hong Kong’s Rarehouse, while on-site services provided by coin grading experts PCGS and NGC are always popular. 

Price: Free entry (registration required)  
Location: 18/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more info: hongkongcoinshow.com

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Centrestage
10-12 Sep
What’s going to be the next hot fashion trend? An avant-garde piece, or perhaps a modern cheongsam? Centrestage returns this month for its sixth fashion showcase. Spotlighting branded fashion apparel and designers’ collections, it is expected to draw some 240 local and international labels. The three-day event, sponsored by Create Hong Kong and cosmetics brand NARS, will have fashionistas out in force over a frenzied weekend. 

Price: Free entry
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. 
For more info: centrestage.com.hk

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Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong
17-20 Sep
Undeterred by the global pandemic and travel restrictions, the region’s most-anticipated fine jewellery event, Jewellery & Gem World HK returns. Its first omnichannel edition opens its doors, both physically and virtually to see, touch and feel a wide range of pieces, while treating international viewers to an extended all-access platform of the newest products and information-packed webinars. The online access will be made available from 13th until the end of the month. 

Price: Free entry
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. 
For more info: jewellerynet.com

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Mid-Autumn Festival
21 Sep
Mooncakes, firecrackers and paper lanterns – if there is one festival that delights both young and old, it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival – the most anticipated time for families in the latter half of the year. Under the light of the full moon, the city prepares for night-long festivities of mooncake munching, candle-lighting, all-out dining and a load of lantern fun for the wholly family. With Covid-19 cases currently under control, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is also set to return for the festival on the 21st of this month. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrations across the city.

Location: Various locations
For more info: discoveryhongkong.com

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Waiting Heart
24-26 Sep
Revitalising the classical performance art of Cantonese opera, this joint presentation by the Hong Kong Dance Company and Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop delivers beauty, elegance and romance. Waiting Heart tells of a poet’s enduring love and is based on Legend of the Purple Hairpin by playwright Tang Ti-sheng. The Cantonese opera-cum-ballet starring, directed and choreographed by Yang Yuntao is a stellar example of storytelling through dance.

Price: From HK$220
Location: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more info: hkdance.com

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Tot Experiences
Until 31 Sep
In place of its negroni week, The Daily Tot has revamped their event calendar with a month full of “Tot Experiences” for its guests — all for a good cause. In support of the women of Afghanistan, the rum-bar is helping raise funds for the Women of Women foundation and help bring awareness to the current troubles the country is facing right now. Featuring a brand new Peated Mezcal Negroni (HK$130) and the zero-waste Banana Rum Negroni (HK$130), with every order of negroni, HK$10 goes to the Women for Women charity. Other events include Cuban Jazz Night on 8 Sep and a cocktail making class on 26 Sep. 

Price: Price varies
Location: The Daily Tot, Hollywood Road, Central
For more info: thedailytot.com

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