From star-studded festivals to city-spanning installations—and a lot more—cultural connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice with this month’s eclectic calendar

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Hong Kong International Literary Festival

When: November 3 - 12

Where: Various venues

What: Amy Tan, Madeleine Thien and Ian Rankin are among the many literary heavyweights lined up for this 10-day programme of readings, workshops and panel discussions.

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When: November 4 - 5

Where: Freespace at Taikoo Place

What: Two dancers share the space with 64 robotic percussion instruments in this sound-and-movement installation.


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Berliner Philharmoniker

When: November 10 - 11

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre 

What: Simon Rattle conducts the illustrious German orchestra for a programme of Strauss, Brahms, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov, and with Lang Lang on piano for Bartók’s second concerto.

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Symphony Under the Stars

When: November 11

Where: Central Harbourfront

What: The Hong Kong Philharmonic performs popular classics accompanied by synchronised fireworks.

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Bonhams Auction

When: November 17

Where: One Pacific Place

What: Calling all tipple lovers—a curated selection of fine and rare wines, cognac and single malt whiskey, including a 1928 Macallan, a sherry-casked Bowmore and a 2007 Pomerol from Château Le Pin will be up for auction.

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When: November 17 - 19

Where: Central Harbourfront 

What: Indie-pop singer-songwriter Feist and English trip hop group Massive Attack headline the annual open-air music and arts festival.


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Musicus Fest

When: November 22 - 26

Where: Hong Kong City Hall

What: Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy leads the Mantua Chamber Orchestra in a programme of Mozart and Haydn to open the four-day festival. 

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Lumières Hong Kong

When: November 23 - 25

Where: Various venues

What: Light installations, video projections and art pieces shine across the city’s landmarks a la Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France.

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UBS Hong Kong Open

When: November 23 - 26

Where: Hong Kong Golf Club 

What: Spain’s Sergio Garcia will be among the world-class golfers challenging defending champ Sam Brazel.

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Unicef Charity Run

When: November 26

Where: Hong Kong Disneyland

What: Some 14,000 people will be supporting AIDS prevention by participating in runs of various lengths, including the city’s first Star Wars-themed 5km run.