10 Hong Kong Events You Can’t Miss In September

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September 4, 2017 | BY Cherry Lai

Summer may be (officially) over but we like to keep the fun going. Stars of the classics join drag queens of the Outback—and a lot more—on our rollicking good round-up of the month’s entertainment you don't want to miss.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Season Opening (Photo: Courtesy of DG Norbert Kniat)
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Season Opening

When: September 1-9

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: A trilogy of programmes with piano star Yuja Wang, featuring Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Beethoven and Mahler, raises the curtain on the HK Phil’s 2017/18 season under the orchestra’s music director, Jaap van Zweden.

hkphil.org

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Centrestage Hong Kong: Asia's Fashion Spotlight (Photo: Courtesy of centrestage.com.hk)
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Centrestage Hong Kong: Asia's Fashion Spotlight

When: September 6-9

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: Now in its second edition, Centrestage runs from September 6-9, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with events including the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC), fashion shows, trend seminars and designer sharing sessions.

With three zones—Glam, Metro and Allure—Centrestage welcomes fashion designers and companies with original brands or licensees of brand names.

centrestage.com.hk

 

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Vipassana (Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Dance Company)
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Vipassana

When: September 8-10

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Immerse yourself in mindfulness accompanied by the sounds of singing bowls and live improvised music in this one-of-a-kind holistic experience by the Hong Kong Dance Company, presented by HKDC Artistic Director Yang Yuntao, renowned scenographer Tsang Man-tung and award-winning composer Law Wing-fai.

hkdance.com

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David Kadouch Plays Saint-Saëns (Photo: Courtesy of Balazs Borocz Pilvax Studio)
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David Kadouch Plays Saint-Saëns

When: September 9

Where: Hong Kong City Hall

What: The French piano virtuoso plays the composer’s renowned Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of award-winning conductor Perry So.

hksl.org

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Road to Ultra: Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Road to Ultra)
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Road to Ultra: Hong Kong

When: September 16

Where: West Kowloon Cultural District

What: DJs Hardwell, Kygo and Zedd headline the second Hong Kong edition of the global electronic dance music phenomenon. Expect a twice-bigger stage, an impressive lineup of international talents, and all-night partying.

hongkong.roadtoultra.com

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OneRepublic (Photo: Courtesy of Livenation)
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OneRepublic

When: September 19

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: Alternative-rock band OneRepublic—whose chart-topping repertoire of sweeping, stadium-ready anthems include Apologise, All the Right Moves, Secrets and Good Life, returns to Hong Kong with a one-night-only performance. Lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder alongside bassist Brent Kutzle, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, and drummer Eddie Fisher are set to bring the house down with their signature energy, unabashed emotion and masterful arrangements.

hkticketing.com

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Photo: Courtesy of folger.edu)
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

When: September 19-24

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

What: The Reduced Shakespeare Company stages this high-speed comedic feast, covering 37 plays in 97 minutes, on the heels of a wildly successful 10-year run in London’s West End. Journey through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, hitatler_stories and tragedies on one wild ride that will leave you in fits of laughter. 

hkticketing.com 

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Ariana Grande (Photo: Courtesy of Livenation)
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Ariana Grande

When: September 21

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The reigning pop princess lands in town for a one-night-only debut with her Dangerous Woman tour. Dance along to mega hits like Bang Bang, Side to Side, and Problem.

hkticketing.com

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Apariencia (Photo: Courtesy of Esteban Abión)
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Apariencias

When: September 23-24

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Spanish flamenco powerhouse Eva Yerbabuena delivers a melting pot of music, lights and classical flamenco in a tour de force inspired by impressionism and deep reflection.

urbtix.hk

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Photo: Courtesy of Nardus Engelbrecht)
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Priscilla Queen of the Desert 

When: September 29-October 22

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

What: The feel-good favourite from West End and Broadway rolls into town aboard a sparkling ten-metre bus named Priscilla. This Olivier and Tony award-winning musical delivers such dance-floor hits as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I Will Survive and Don’t Leave Me This Way on an adventure through the Australian Outback. 

priscillahk.com