From wine connoisseurs to opera buffs—and those keen to reminisce about the good ol’ days of disco—there’s plenty of interest on this month’s calendar

1. Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

When: October 7 - 15

Where: Hong Kong Victoria Park

What: Top local and international athletes, including Venus Williams, Zhang Ling and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki battle it out for the title.

2. Der Rosenkavalier

When: October 8

Where: Béthanie Theatre

What: Soprano Renée Fleming stars as Marschallin in the sparkling Strauss comic opera in the Met: Live in HD series.

3. Aida

When: October 10 - 15

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Opera Hong Kong stages Verdi’s masterpiece of patriotism, love and duty with a star-studded cast.

4. World Cultures Festival

When: October 20 - November 19

Where: Various venues

What: Viva Afrika! This year’s World Cultures Festival pays homage to the vibrant, unique and multifaceted heritage of the nation. Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour alongside his group, the Super Étoile de Daka, opens the month-long festival packed with music, dance, theatre and workshops.

5. Guess How Much I Love You

When: October 20 - 22

Where: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

What: The characters of the Sam McBratney bedtime tale leap off the page through puppets, live music and interactive play.

6. Marco Polo German Bierfest

When: October 20 - November 11

Where: Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel 

What: Hong Kong’s answer to Munich’s Oktoberfest is a feast of Teutonic bites, the finest brews and all-night dancing.

7. Rob Sketcherman x Cordis Art in Residence Exhibition

When: October 23 - November 28

Where: Cordis Hotel Hong Kong

What: The Hong Kong-based iPad artist showcases his sketches of Hong Kong street scenes created with just a stylus and the Procreate app.

8. Wine & Dine Festival

When: October 26 - 29

Where: Central Harbourfront

What: Four days of the culinary delicacies, wine-pairing menus, tasting classes and live entertainment set against the panorama of Victoria Harbour.

9. Janoska Ensemble

When: October 28

Where: Tsuen Wan Town Hall

What: The Vienna-based quartet is known for a style of playful improvisation that mixes genres, from classical and pop jazz, to Latin, tango and gypsy.

10. Abba Mania

When: October 28 - 29

Where: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

What: This spectacular tribute recreates the last live concert by the Swedish disco sensation in 1979, recalling the flamboyance of the era with a string of hits.

See also: 5 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October

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