The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 18-20, 2022
November 17, 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. Heritage Vogue • Hollywood Road
Spread across 12 iconic heritage buildings in the Central and Western District, “Heritage Vogue • Hollywood Road” returns as an open-to-all celebration of the city’s rich history in tandem with present-day arts and culture. Traverse through the neighbourhood and admire some of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, while learning about the stories embedded within each brick.
A series of themed tours will be on offer this Sunday, ranging from guided walks back in time led by local professors, to a gallery hopping adventure in the arts. Check out the full programme and register to join by clicking here. Additionally, there will be open-air performances in music, a fashion show, as well as fun-filled workshops scattered throughout participating locations. Click here to visit the event page and find out more.
When: 12 PM-8 PM, Nov. 20
Where: Central and Western District
How much: Free
2. (Hidden) In Plain Sight
Presenting contemporary American artist Andy Rementer’s debut show in Hong Kong, Belowground is joining hands with Quiet Gallery to host “In Plain Sight” featuring his mixed series of sculptural and painted works. With rare die-cut portraits centred on his placid characters, along with three limited-edition statues, the series is a burst of fresh colours smoothed into strokes of classy kitsch. Playing with the gaze of the figures to interact with the viewers, get lost in this whimsical world once you lock eyes with these mysteriously inviting subjects.
When: Now until Nov. 27
Where: Quiet Gallery HK, Shop 1, B/F, Belowground, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
3. Making a List, Checking it Twice
Gear up for Christmas with some stocking stuffers that won’t disappoint. Rounding up a dazzling roster of local Hong Kong-based brands, with a keen eye on businesses that champion sustainability, Victoria 22 is throwing a seasonal market for all your weekend shopping spree needs. Small bites and bubbles are up for grabs upon entry.
The event features activewear from Flow with Me, candles from Hiraya Scented and Aromaa Blendss, eco-friendly apparel from Milu Milu, plant-based skincare from Baesix, jewellery from Antonia Y Jewelry, luxury stylings from KRSV, wellness products from Greenwoods HK, and yummy treats from Sincerely Aline. What’s more, you can RSVP here for the chance to win a free bottle of festive champagne!
When: Nov. 18-19
Where: Victoria 22, 22/F, Sugar+, 25-31 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free
4. Light Up the Runway
Having its roots in California, the Lumiere Runway fashion show is making its way to Hong Kong this year! In part a charity-focused event, with the Make-A-Wish foundation as an official beneficiary, the event is slated to be a magical evening of style and stars.
Show up and show out at the splendid red-carpet reception, with flashing cameras all around beaming off to overseas fashion channels. The show itself will highlight up to eight international fashion designers, with live music and DJ performances to cap off the night at a swinging afterparty. Grab your tickets now by clicking here, with tiered upgrade options available.
When: 6 PM onwards, Nov. 26
Where: Haw Par Music, Heritage Mansion, 15 Tai Hang Road, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$315
5. That’s a Swap
As we go through the changing of the seasons, there seems to be a general outpour of apparel and household items that are making a reappearance after a summer of inaction. Powered by Green Ladies consignment, this swap party is the perfect chance to trade in pre-loved books, clothing, toys, and even cookware that you no longer need to gain some useful new additions to your home. There is even an opportunity to exchange your old collection for some memorable workshops and experiences at the bustling market. Sign up to join the swap by clicking here.
If you’re looking to simply unload some quality belongings that can extend their lifespan with new owners, feel free to drop by the Green Ladies Wan Chai branch from today until Saturday Nov. 19 to leave as many donation items as you’d like.
When: 11 AM-5 PM, Nov. 20
Where: Blue House Open Space, G/F, 4 Hing Wan Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
How much: Free
6. Musea Mule
With just the right touch of a breeze in the air for a perfect al fresco sesh, K11 Musea is transforming their sea-adjacent MUSE EDITION location into a pop-up bar of curated drinking experiences. With the help of J.T.W Beverage, expect a series of bartending workshops, wine flights, and crafted tipples on rotation throughout the month.
Beginning this week, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening will bring in some limited-edition cocktails courtesy of guest bartenders with roots in famed distilleries and bars across the city. There are even step-by-step classes on formulating your own special drink, with a “Cocktail at Home” option available for those who wish to bring their new skills back for practice. Check out the full range of packages and book your drinks now by clicking here.
When: Nov. 18-Dec. 6
Where: 023A, G/F Muse Edition, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Starting from HK$250
7. Like Sake for Chocolate
We go together like rice and chocolate! Though it might sound like a dissonant pairing, Sake Central is keen on broadening your palate by hosting an exclusive tasting session of OUJIMAN WAGAUJI Sake from the Yamagata prefecture and delectable treats from the Meiji THE CHOCOLATE range.
Guided by a guest host from Meiji in Japan, the curation brings together notes that move between floral lightness and a dark roasted simmer, featuring chocolates crafted from beans sourced from legendary cacao producing nations across South America. Book your session now by clicking here, though do be reminded that not all workshops are offered in English.
When: Nov. 19
Where: Sake Central, S109-S113, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$158
8. Taste Tests
As a sort of inauguration for the opening of BASEHALL 2, culinary pop-up Test Kitchen has invited esteemed chefs to Hong Kong for two weekends of exclusive gourmet offerings. The first dinner features dishes by chef Aleksander Baron from Warsaw, where the restauranteur will bring eight courses of creations that include an elevated Kapuśnia soup, Ozory veal tongue, Gołąbek goose, amongst other Slavic delights. More details on his menu and bookings can be found here.
Following in suit is Berlin-based chef Gal Ben Moshe, who heads the one-Michelin starred Prism. Bringing forward a fusion menu that celebrates seafood ingredients and the use of fire cooking techniques, expect a nine-course menu that creatively blends items like Grouper with unripe grapes and XO sauce, or Ribeye with yellow dates barbecue sauce, and Olive Oil Parfait with locally beloved mandarins. Click here to book.
When: (Chef Aleksander Baron) Nov. 24-26
(Chef Gal Ben Moshe) Dec. 7-9
Where: BASEHALL 2, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: (Chef Aleksander Baron) HK$1,480
(Chef Gal Ben Moshe) HK$1,580
9. Crustacean Invasion
Autumn time in Hong Kong means the city is getting full on the seasonal delicacy of hairy crab. Outside of Chinese cuisine, Pici’s chef Davide Borin has masterfully incorporated the star ingredient into the restaurant’s Italian listings. Making full use of the crustacean’s creamy interiors, the Pici Hairy Crab comes at HK$260 (HK$88 as an upgrade on any tasting menu or dinner set) and is melded beautifully with thick pici pasta, spiced with ginger clam stock and Shaoxing wine.
The dish will travel through all the different Pici locations across the city, making an exclusive appearance at each branch throughout the month. Though be sure to pull back your seat at the table quick, as each date only features 30 portions maximum. Follow the schedule here, to stay in the know of the crabs’ whereabouts.
When: Now until Nov. 30
Where: Pici, multiple locations across Hong Kong
How much: HK$260
10. Bon Anniversaire Bifteck
It’s a celebration for Franco-Japanese eatery Bifteck, as they have just surpassed their first anniversary on the block. Marking the occasion, the fusion steakhouse is offering a series of special deals available between Mondays and Thursdays, as well as on Sundays, for in-house diners.
Best known for their signature quality beef dishes, the birthday bash highlights the protein in delicious ways. From the USDA Prime Hanger Steak with Boston Lobster Pasta (HK$355) offered Thursdays, to the Free-Flow Australian Blue Mussels (HK$255) for Wednesday diners, the mouth-watering deals just keep coming along. Add in free-flowing drinks (2 hours, HK$188) between Mondays to Thursdays to really make the occasion special! Check out the full list of promotions here, and book your seats now by clicking here.
When: Now until Dec. 18
Where: Bifteck, 23/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$228
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