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by: The Beat Asia
August 18, 2022
Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the 852! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Hong Kong’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.
To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Hong Kong to see what’s best in store for the weekend.
Though hotel quarantine has been cut down, the convenience of a local staycation and having an instant holiday within the bounds of Hong Kong itself remains a force of habit. An island getaway that offers up all the beauty of a seaside resort town with the utmost convenience, Discovery Bay is just the spot to soak up the summer. Find your element to relax in and take your pick from the expansive and steamy Tai Pak Beach or the uber-cool DB ice rink that’s fun for the whole family.
What’s more, Auberge Discovery Bay is hosting an adorable Moomin-themed staycation, replete with limited-edition Moomin merch as well as a themed afternoon tea set (starting from HK$398)! Click here to reserve a room now.
When: Now until Oct. 31
Where: Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, 88 Siena Ave, Discovery Bay, Lantau
How much: Staycation starts at HK$1,978
Lace up your shoes and get ready to show off your fancy footwork at a block party for the ages. As part of Tone Music TV’s fourth voting season to determine which local artists will chart on their Tone Music billboard, this outdoor silent disco brings together performances from up-and-coming, Hong Kong based indie talent. Tune in to electro-pop duo Rock Hill Street on Saturday, and sway to the sounds of mellow popster CHANKA and lo-fi rapper Triple G to end the week.
If you fancy jazzy R&B, and dreamy shoegaze-inspired alt rock, be sure to drop by on Aug. 27 for the final set of this voting round starring Lowa and HOPUI. Walk-ins are allowed on the day, but space is limited, so reserve your ticket now by clicking here.
When: Aug. 20-21, 27
Where: The Forest, 17 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How much: Free
Celebrating “World Dance Weekend,” scenic outdoor wellness space AIA Vitality Hub is hosting a series of dance classes this weekend, featuring moves from all around the globe. Get on your feet and move to electrifying K-Pop tunes with choreography from dance teacher Wing in this upbeat K-op dance class, jive to this fusion Bollywood style class that introduces contemporary twists, or tests your dexterity at this sultry solo Salsa class. All sessions are free. Simply register by clicking on the dance style of choice to secure your spot and get ready to shake up your new moves after mastering all the basics!
When: Aug. 20-21
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
Calling classy “pawrents” who love to take their fur babies along for weekend tipples! Get your pick of the litter of goodies to pamper your furry friends with at The Murray’s upcoming Pet Market held amongst their famous scopic arched walkway, before indulging in a casual epicurean cheese and wine pass-around. Guests are encouraged to come in their best looks in white, along with their pets all dressed up too, of course. Click here to cop yourself and your four-legged pal a ticket, inclusive of selected wines and cheeses. An extra free-flow option can also be arranged for the additional price of HK$150.
When: (Pet Market) 2 PM-7PM / (Wine and Cheese) 4 PM-7PM, Aug. 20-21
Where: The Arches, 1/F, The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$498
Showcasing hybrid curiosities reminiscent of creations put together by “Toy Story” villain Sid, minus the nightmarish implications, the unique toys at this quirky pop-up exhibition imagine a version of earth that’s slightly off-kilter yet still charming. Drawing inspiration from vintage cartoons and much referenced pop culture personas, browse the playful collectibles designed locally by independent artists such as AWESOME TOY, Don’t Cry In The Morning, Luke Smells Good, and more.
When: Until Aug. 21
Where: RazeCentral, 2/F, 36 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
Though ahead of schedule for Pink October, performing breast cancer screening early surely does more good than harm. Joint Dynamics and non-profit Phenomenally Pink are collaborating to host a one-off breast examination station and wellness-themed market this weekend, encouraging women to pay attention to their own mammary health all whilst raising funds to provide free breast cancer detection services for refugee and migrant worker communities.
A registered nurse will be on-site on Saturday to provide short 10-minute screenings, with registration available here, after which participants can receive a HK$200 Sweaty Betty coupon plus surprise gifts. Female-led brands like The Blomstre candles, LUÜNA Naturals sanitary care, and many others will also be around for ladies to stock up on some top-notch goods. Click here to register for free admission.
When: 1 PM-4 PM, Aug. 20
Where: Joint Dynamics Evolve, 6/F, Asia Standard Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$200 per breast exam
Saharan-inspired bar Zzura is ringing in their first anniversary with a hazy evening of special cocktails from guest bar stars. Serving up spice-laden drinks full of exotic aromas and tasting notes, the line-up features B’Hood’s Paul Chan, London Essence’s Natalie Lau, The Old Man’s Nikita Matveev, and Taki Li from The St. Regis Bar. Founder and head mixologist Santosh Grg will also be sharing his creations, presenting the vibrant palate of the Middle East that the concept nails with great flair. Book your spot now by clicking here.
When: 7 PM onwards, Aug. 24
Where: Zzura, 2/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
After three fantastic years of fresh pours, scrumptious fare, and good times, TAP gastropub is sadly closing down their Tsuen Wan branch. As a final hurrah, they are offering a free flow draft beer deal on their last working day to share the love with all their fans, old and new. Starring their rotation of local brews on tap, spearheaded by varieties from their partner Young Master Brewery, drink up in honour of this wonderful neighbourhood craft beer paradise.
When: 6 PM onwards, Aug. 19
Where: TAP: The Ale Project, Unit 302, 3/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon
How much: HK$300 for free-flow draft beer
Match the simmering heat of summer with the unique Ma La Tang spice of Sichuan cuisine that dances across the tongue. Reigning for over a decade as a Michelin-recommended restaurant, Chilli Fagara puts forward a beautifully curated tasting menu for the summer.
Lovingly designed by chef Chan Kai Ying, the eight-course menu features beloved signatures like the umami-rich vegetarian Dan Dan Noodles that will have you fooled, and the mouth-watering Spicy-Infused Broth with Spotted Grouper Fillet that showcases the gourmet eatery at their best. Cool off with the chilled Sichuan Bing Fen in a tart and sweet soup of hawthorn. Be sure to reserve a spot at least 24 hours in advance if you’d like to give this fiery feast a taste, click here to make a booking.
When: Aug. 11 onwards
Where: Chilli Fagara, G/F, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$1,288 per person (minimum 2 pax.)
Enjoy Mexican cuisine with a never before tasted fusion twist as part of PABLO’s new menu. Infused with personal influences from chef Gerado’s family recipes and time spent cooking in Hong Kong, the locally-inspired dishes incorporate elements from the city’s most popular dishes, such as the Fideo Seco (HK$108) that features a choice of beans and chilli-slathered angel hair or vermicelli, alongside “platos” made traditional.
For a taste of the authentic, the Chile Rellenos (HK$188) is a piquant option full of flavour, whilst the Grilled Octopus (HK$528) marinated in habanero chili and garlic rub turns up the notches on the heat. Make sure to knock back one of (or a few of) PABLO’s Signature Margaritas (starting from HK$125) for the ultimate, hearty good time.
When: Aug. 3 onwards
Where: PABLO, G80-85 Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
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