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De­cem­ber 9 HONG KONG IN­TER­NA­TIONAL RACES

Hong Kong’s favourite sport stages its big­gest day of the year with the Longines Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Races. The four races – the 2,000-me­tre Cup, 1,600m Mile, 1,200m Sprint and 2,400m Vase – of­fer a com­bined purse of HK$93 mil­lion and are the cen­tre­piece of an event that at­tracts top­class in­ter­na­tional fields as well as pro­vid­ing a sport­ing spec­ta­cle sec­ond to none.

Un­til De­cem­ber 11 FRENCH CINEPORAMA

The city’s old­est film fes­ti­val, pi­o­neered by Al­liance Française in 1953, is back with a se­lec­tion il­lus­trat­ing the en­er­gis­ing di­ver­sity of films from the birth­place of cin­ema. Apart from re­cent re­leases such as Mek­toub, My Love: Canto Uno by Blue Is the Warm­est Colour di­rec­tor Ab­del­latif Kechiche, the fes­ti­val is screen­ing a ret­ro­spec­tive of films by “the French Hitch­cock”, master of sus­pense Henri-Ge­orges Clouzot, in­clud­ing L’En­fer (1964) and Le Salaire de la Peur (1953).

De­cem­ber 15-16 CREAMFIELDS

Top­ping the bill at Asi­aWorld-Expo for this Hong Kong leg of the Creamfields dance mu­sic fes­ti­val se­ries is Mar­tin Gar­rix, ranked the world’s num­ber-one DJ by DJ Mag in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The im­pres­sive 14-act line-up also in­cludes trance leg­end Ar­min van Bu­uren and the wide-rang­ing mu­si­cal taste maker, the eclec­tic Di­plo.

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