The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on July 29-Aug. 1, 2022
by: The Beat Asia
July 28, 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.
1. It’s All Ani-Com and Games Until…
Returning to the city, Hong Kong’s Ani-Com and Games Expo is making a comeback much to the delight of gamers, anime lovers, and collectible enthusiasts. A nerve centre for all things Otaku, the geek culture extravaganza presents a treasure trove of limited edition merch for sale, a much-anticipated cosplay competition, and many different worlds of games and animations to explore.
When: July 29-Aug. 2
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: HK$40
2. ‘Wayuu’ Always in the Mood
Introducing the traditional craft of hat making unique to the Wayuu people of Venezuela, this workshop organised by social enterprise Inter Cultural Education gets your hands working on weaving together your new summertime staple. Pulling threads from artistry with rich history, the Wayuu knit workshop provides participants with a straw hat and traditional decorative items to weave together. Nab up your tickets here, where you can choose from the options of doing a family workshop or going solo.
When: 2:30-4:30PM and 5-6 PM, July 30
Where: ICE Inter Cultural Education, 1208, 16 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
How much: Starting HK$85
3. I’m Okay (I Promise)
Debuting works from three local female artists; caxtoncax, Celine LKW, and Dreamwalking Girl, this exhibition serves as a vehicle of relatability for girls who have had to carry doubt when asking or answering the overarching question of “Are you okay?”
Explore the boundaries of the femme experience through vivid art pieces that encourage all women to take their happiness into their own hands and leave a message of encouragement on the community wall display at the gorgeous Wild Lot space. A portion of merchandise sales will be donated to non-profit Teen’s Key Hong Kong to contribute to their quest of supporting marginalised women in Hong Kong.
When: Now until July 29
Where: The Wild Lot, Shop B, G/F, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
4. A Study in Soup Noodles
The Cup Noodles Museum is turning one but while getting the venue ready for the anniversary, the museum manager has suddenly vanished! Join mascots Ching Chai and Ching Mui in unraveling the disappearance using the museum’s special game packet with souvenirs included, along with your detective friends. Find out more about the game by clicking here.
When: Now until July 31
Where: CUPNOODLES Museum Hong Kong, Shop 26-35, 2/F, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Starting at HK$60 for admission, HK$50 for Game Pack
5. Valhalla Disco
Inspired by the Club Kids who defined New York nightlife in the late 1980s, Omni is hosting a night of pulsating electro, acid, and techno music that trickled down from the innovative “electroclash” style born out of synth-pop and techno. As a tribute to the wild parties of the era, come decked out in your best Club Kid rave gear and let loose to tunes from Drafus, Byrne, Casey Anderson and AKW.
When: 9 PM-Late, July 29
Where: Social Room, 3F, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$200 (including one drink)
Delving into the art of “sound” in terms of its physics, psychological impact, and theories, UNHEARD is a one-of-a-kind sound and music festival investigating the various means of experience facilitated by this one sense. Contextualizing sounds to the local environment, the festival also examines Hong Kong through murmurs of urban acoustics and Cantopop melodies. Click here to scope out the full weekend’s schedule with the lineup of special musical guests, and to buy your tickets.
When: July 30-31 and Aug. 6-7
Where: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
How much: Starting at HK$53
7. Of Baristas and Brews
Hitting rewind for a coffee experience to rival early original versions of the drink, otherthings by The Shophouse presents a two-hour tasting and workshop showcasing the palate of “raw coffee.” Unfolding with hands-on activities, the event involves a coffee roasting session helmed by Handyman Roasters’ Naam Yu, followed by coffee from Phoenix Coffee Roastery served using an antique grinding technique and ceramic filter pots from artist Steve Harrison. There will also be goodies provided by Plumcot Bakery to round off with some sweet nibbles! Register for your space now with this link.
When: Sessions between 11:30 AM-6:30 PM, July 31 and Aug. 6-7
Where: 4 Second Lane Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: HK$680
8. Weiss Can Bier Heroes
Heroes Beer Co is taking over a baker’s (or shall we say, brewer’s) dozen worth of taps at The Roundhouse to unload their last few kegs of their limited edition Cherbacca BA Black Forest Cake Stout and Hot Solo BA Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout from their Valentine’s Day 2020 collection. Come along to catch the last drops of these romantically spiced drafts, while enjoying the all-around good vibes and gastropub goodies on-site.
When: 7-10 PM, July 28
Where: The Roundhouse, 29 Amoy Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Starting at HK$45
9. Drop it Like It’s Nashville
Match the sizzling heat outside with bites of fiery Southern deliciousness that brings the heat. Burning up with roasted chili-garlic sauce and covered in a layer of melted Wisconsin cheddar, chef Billy Otis’ Nashville Hot chicken burger is ending its residency at Burger Circus this weekend. The sandwich is wedged with signature cheddar-jalepeño sauce, and crisped spicy chicken thigh, perfect for a delectable summer treat.
When: Until July 31
Where: Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$128 (a la carte)
Celebrating their quindecinnial year in Hong Kong, Zuma is ringing in their anniversary with a tasting menu designed as an edible ode to the stunning signature dishes and exclusive robatas served over the years. From the refreshing sliced yellowtail in green chili relish, ponzu, and pickled garlic to Japanese wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu and the gorgeously grilled Miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf, none of Zuma’s kitchen stations have been left unturned. Add on a fizzy splash of R de Ruinart Champagne to make the occasion even more memorable. Book your seats now via this link.
When: Lunch and Dinner sessions, July 28-Aug. 7
Where: Zuma, 5/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$1,388
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