Dig into a succulent plate of homemade goodness at Italian pasta bar Pici. Diners are served dishes designed by Andrea Viglione and handmade that day such as ravioli stuffed with rich gorgonzola, porcini mushrooms and mascarpone, seafood tagliatelle cooked with mussels, garlic oil and chili in a delicate saffron cream sauce, and garganelli served with duck ragu, cauliflower, and Szechuan peppers. The restaurant opened the doors of its third branch in Tsim Sha Tsui this month, adding to its existing branches in Central and Wanchai.
Address: G/F, 29-31 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening hours: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Sun to Thu) 12:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Fri and Sat)
The Killers live
American rock band The Killers are set to perform in Hong Kong this September. Promoting their latest album Wonderful, Wonderful, the band are expected to play new numbers and crowd favourites such as “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and “When We Were Young.” The band last played in the city in 2013 as part of their Battle Born album tour.
Date: 19 September
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Ticket price: HK$888
Scale the summit
The Lantau Vertical run is back for its third consecutive year, inviting runners to lace their best running shoes to scale the 934 metre-high summit of Lantau Peak. The 7 km ascent will take between an hour and three hours to complete. Organizers are offering three categories of entrants, enabling beginners the chance to climb at their own pace. With the path marked with yellow ribbons, the first 5 km is a slow ascent up Shek Pik Country trail, bringing participants to Wisdom Path. The last leg is a steep 2 km climb up Lantau Trail Section 3 with high stairs and breathtaking views, up to the finishing line at the top of Lantau Peak.
Date: 23 September
Check in: 7:30 a.m.
Starting times: 9:00 a.m. for Elite, 9:10 a.m. for Experienced and 9:20 a.m. for Explorer
Venue: Shek Pik reservoir, Lantau Island
Registration deadline: 15 September
Enter the dragon
The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance will take place throughout the three-day Mid Autumn Festival. Made of straw, the 67-metre long model dragon will light up with over 24,000 burning incense sticks and be carried by over 300 men to the sound of drums and gongs. It will start at Wun Sha Street and continue through King Street, Sun Chun Street, Tung Lo Wan Road, and return to the starting point to add incense. Dating back 138 years, the tradition began with a plague following a typhoon that swept into the fishing and farming community of Tai Hang. The plague only disappeared after villagers made the Fire Dragon.
Dates: 23-25 September
Venue: Tai Hang, Causeway Bay
Times: 8:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. on 23-24 September, 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on 25 September