What's On Guide to Hong Kong's Best Events: Nov. 13-19, 2023

What’s On HKG: TedxTinHau Women 2023 and More! Nov. 13 – 19, 2023

Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the 852! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Hong Kong’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Hong Kong to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.

1. TEDxTinHauWomen 2023 - Two Steps Forward at Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon

TedXTinHau Women 2023

Aligning with the global TEDWomen initiative, this year's event, titled 'Two Steps Forward,' carries a powerful message of progress and empowerment. 2023’s theme, 'Two Steps Forward,' signifies the profound journey of progress, emphasizing that even small steps can lead to significant transformations.

The upcoming TEDxTinHauWomen summit is set to feature a series of diverse voices, with speakers sharing their unique stories and innovative ideas on topics that range from transgender activism to wellness for domestic helpers, inspiring attendees to reconsider their own daily actions that can lead to pivotal steps forward in their lives.

2. Diwali Dinners in Hong Kong

Diwali Hong Kong Chaiwala restaurant

Set for Nov. 12, India's Festival of Lights – Diwali – is just around the corner. Hong Kong's finest Indian restaurants are all set to create a dazzling and colourful atmosphere for heartwarming family reunions. Whether you have grown up celebrating Diwali, or if you are simply curious to experience the festival through gastronomy, it’s the perfect occasion to dress up in your finest attire and watch the night come alive in bright lights, before tucking into a grand feast with loved ones.

In Hong Kong, you can elevate your Diwali experience by exploring the best Indian restaurants in the city. Check out our list of Indian establishments offering a delectable selection of traditional festive dishes, ensuring an authentic and unforgettable Diwali celebration of light, life, and togetherness.

3. Il Divo: A New Day Tour at KITEC in Kowloon Bay

Il Divo A New Day concert Hong Kong
Facebook/Il Divo

Prepare for a night of enchantment as multi-platinum classical quartet sensation Il Divo graces the stage at Star Hall in KITEC. Immerse yourself in their breathtaking operatic pop tunes and a unique set list, including the group’s rarely performed songs, promising an extraordinary musical journey.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity, as this is Il Divo's sole performance in Hong Kong, on the leg of their ‘A New Day’ tour in 2023. Secure your tickets now to ensure a memorable evening of musical brilliance that will linger in your heart long after the final note.

4. SE SO NEON World Tour 2023 at E-MAX in Kowloon Bay

SE SO NEON live in Hong Kong 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary night as the acclaimed Korean band, SE SO NEON, makes their highly anticipated debut with a solo concert in Hong Kong, marking a leg in the city on their 2023 world tour.

Since their formation in 2016, SE SO NEON, led by the charismatic vocalist Hwang So Yoon, has been winning hearts with their unique musical style. From their debut track, "A Long Dream," in 2017 to their first album, "Summer Plumage," their music is an eclectic fusion of blues, jazz, psychedelic rock, 80s new wave, and post-punk. Get ready to sway and groove to SE SO NEON’s captivating blend of genres at Music Zone in Kowloon Bay’s E-MAX.

5. StartmeupHK Festival 2023 | Real Estate Beyond 2023

Real Estate Beyond 2023 hong kong

As part of the StartmeupHK Festival, Real Estate Beyond 2023 stands as the pinnacle event in Asia, where real estate visionaries gather in person to exchange insights on the innovations shaping the future of the industry and of real estate portfolios. This event targets senior-level business and technology executives in investment management, real estate operational companies, startups, scale-ups, capital sources, government, and academia operating within the real estate sphere.

Real Estate Beyond 2023 delves into a spectrum of topics, from real estate technology to innovation, sustainability, and the digitization of construction processes. With over 70 international speakers, approximately 10 small group round table sessions, and over 15 hours of content, the anticipated 200 attendees can expect the dynamic and informative experience.

6. All About Us Film Festival

ifva All About Us film festival 2023
Website/Hong Kong Arts Centre

Organized by ifva and HKAC, the All About Us Film Festival 2023 is a testament to the power of storytelling through the screen. This year's festival spotlights Hong Kong’s ethnic minority youth by featuring a selection of short films created by a talented cohort from the community. These films serve as a platform for these young filmmakers to share their perspectives, allowing the audience to gain profound insights into their lives in Hong Kong

Concurrently, the festival will hold a special exhibition and a human library to allow audiences deeper understanding. These interactive components are designed to present the lived experiences in the city of ethnic minorities in a way that encourages attendees to reflect on their own values and beliefs within a shared, inclusive space.

7. ‘Reclaiming the 7 Deadly Sins: Envy’ Workshop by All Great Peoples at Salisterra

The Upper House self development workshop
Eventbrite/All Good Peoples

In a collaboration between wellness platform All Great Minds and content studio Good Peoples, The Upper House welcomes all to a special self-development workshop, with this session focused on the feeling of envy. Part of the ‘RECLAIMING THE 7 DEADLY SINS’ series of retreats designed to offer a wide array of wellness experiences, the experience includes oracle card reading, intention-setting, guided journaling, and meditation to explore participants' sense of envy, turning it into motivation and inspiration instead.

What’s more, attendees can also look forward to enjoying some wellness-inspired treats, curated by the Salisterra team, and a sumptuous breakfast served in the Green Room with mesmerizing views of Victoria Harbour.

8. Aqua x Shady Acres Guest Shift at Aqua Rooftop in Tsim Sha Tsui

Aqua x Shady Acres Guest Shift at Aqua Rooftop in Tsim Sha Tsui

Get ready for an unforgettable night as The Shady Acres crew brings their electrifying vibes to Aqua's rooftop. This one-night extravaganza promises a dynamic atmosphere, combining the Shady shaker’s signature innovative cocktails set to pulsating DJ beats, amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Tsim Sha Tsui's skyline.

No reservations are needed, so you can freely drop in and immerse yourself in the revelry. The Shady Acres team is renowned for their playful and inventive mixology, and when combined with Aqua's top-notch hospitality, you can be sure this event is a can't-miss experience.

9. All-You-Can-Eat Tacos by Latin Food Group at Deadman Brewery in San Po Kong

all you can eat tacos latin food group
Eventbrite/Latin Food Group

Calling all taco aficionados! Brace yourself for an epic fiesta at the All-You-Can-Eat Taco Party, courtesy of Latin Food Group. This culinary celebration unfolds at Deadman Brewery's watering hole in San Po Kong, promising an unforgettable evening drenched in the vibrant flavours of Latino street food and locally brewed craft beers.

Dive into an array of mouthwatering taco choices, including the savoury Classic Beef Barbacoa, the flavourful Yucatan-style Pork, and enticing options for vegetarians and vegans. It's a taco lover's dream come true.

10. Oil Painting with Aya Mingaz

aya mingaz oil painting classes

For many, the love of art sparks in childhood, often as doodles and sketches. Art Roof Top introduces a course for anyone who yearns to express themselves, through the canvas, led by esteemed artist, Aya Mingazova.

In four enlightening sessions, Aya will immerse participants in the world of visual art. Attendees will have the opportunity to dive deep into the intricacies of oil painting and drawing, gaining a profound understanding of the nuances and techniques of the old masters and contrasting them with contemporary methods, making their work sharper technically, bringing their vision to the next level. Sessions kick off every Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

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