The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 25-27, 2022
November 23, 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. Mercedes-Benz BAM Festival 2022
“The Future is Magical” and in the eyes of Mercedes-Benz, it is also full of creativity, cutting-edge tech, and sustainability. Returning to the Central Harbourfront with a boldly revamped agenda, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz BAM Festival will unveil its latest Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC and GLC 300 4MATIC at the immersive Magical Garage for fans to preview at the world’s largest exclusive Mercedes-Benz car show.
Soak up the thrills in the atmosphere with live music from local powerhouse performers, speaker panels tailored for girlbosses, wellness workshops, yummy bites and sips from the Off Menu Festival, and even simulator car racing matches and a FIFA tournament! Admissions are free of charge but require pre-registration, which you can sign up for by clicking here.
When: Nov. 25-27
Where: Entrance through Gate 3, Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
2. Here and Beyond
Re-opening its doors to local FANs and incoming travellers with a penchant for the finer things in life, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is celebrating their resumption of regular operations with an open luxury art showcase that will woo all who enter.
The contemporary gallery will directly take place right inside the hotel’s gorgeous suites, with interiors curated by Joyce Wang. Featuring Art6 Creation, Curator Group, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, Art Supermarket, Nature Gallery, Blink Gallery, Toyol Gallery, Wingela Fine Art, Tung Gallery, AURUM, iisuArt x Hexagon Gallery, Galerie Koo, and Art Projects Gallery, expect to see pieces from talented artists both local and from abroad.
When: 11 AM-8 PM, Nov. 24-26
Where: 8/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
3. Skate Fast, Eat Grass
Joining hands with the All Hong Kong Skateboards Association, Lee Gardens is hosting a bonanza of a skate meet for all ages and levels. Starring a streetwide show full of tricks from pro-skaters on Saturday, a kids-led skate demos on Sunday, and street performances all weekend long, the event is a back-to-back explosion of fun on wheels. There will also be one-on-one skate classes led by instructors, alongside fun craft workshops, and pop-up stops offering all sorts of skate paraphernalia.
For more details, and to register for a workshop, click here. Proceeds from paid activities will go to KELY Support Group towards supporting local youth in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, self-development, and substance abuse awareness.
When: Nov. 26-27
Where: (Skate Lessons, Charity Workshops, Street/Kid Performances) Driveway, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
(Skate Performances) Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: (Skate Lessons, Charity Workshops) HK$100
(All performances) Free
4. Dance to the Plastic Beat
After a long dormant stint due to pandemic restrictions, Neoncity Records is finally re-emerging with their banger ballroom party of signature tunes. Spinning upbeat city pop, future funk, and dreamy vaporwave, the line-up will see DJs Daviouxx, Gee, and Phoenix light up the night with special guest Lagchun. Come in your most colourful throwback gear to rival the beautifully nostalgic album art from the label’s collections. Get your tickets now by clicking here.
When: 8 PM-12 AM, Nov. 25
Where: House Studio, Soho House, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: HK$340
5. Nice to Indome You
Senang bertemu denganmu! Indome is taking over Dead& Bar for a smashing mixer with great deals for sharing. Pass around house pours and bottles for only HK$60 and dole out a whopping dozen of shots for friends old and new at HK$500. With an eclectic mix of tropical Indo-tunes and today’s hottest hits, the good vibes just keep going all night long.
Do note that to enter, you must be able to provide a dated negative RAT result with your name, along with proof of vaccination of up to at least three times.
When: 9 PM until late, Nov. 26
Where: Dead& Bar, G/F, 18 Wo On Lane, LKF, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$60
6. Balatro For The Record: Muzak
Introducing a performer like no other in the city, Balatro is taking over Sai Ying Pun’s gin house Ping Pong 129 for a smoky evening of muzak. Blossoming and fluidly exploding into moves that will have you transfixed, Balatro is a multidisciplinary mime and artist in a lane of his own.
Joined by drag performers Matthew Creed and Jamie Blue, hang tight and let this dazzling rota of talent work the stage out. Grab your pre-booking in now by clicking here, each admission ticket includes a free drink.
When: 9 PM-11 PM, Nov. 26
Where: Ping Pong 129, L/G Nam Cheong House, 129 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: HK$180 (with admin fee)
7. FIFA La Vida
Cozy up at SoHo’s British gastropub and join in on the adrenaline-fuelled watch party with your fellow sporting enthusiasts. As the world’s top football nations battle it out in the quest for the FIFA World Cup, The Globe is keeping the ball rolling on live showings of all games, with plenty of brews and bites all around. For more spots in the city to catch the next game, check out our list of Hong Kong’s pubs and sports bars to watch the 2022 World Cup from.
When: Now until Dec. 18
Where: The Globe, 45-53A Graham St, Garley Building, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
8. Wine Flies When You’re Having Fun
Follow along on a flavourful journey powered by natural wines and a menu built from plant-focused dishes and responsibly sourced ingredients. Curators of fine South African and new world wines Springbok Wines are taking over at Orka for an evening of nourishing spreads that are all paired with top shelf wines. Each glass is thoroughly explained according to its unique flavours and background.
Each admission includes a three-course menu, where diners can choose between a vegan or non-vegan version for each dish. From a warming plate of Seared Octopus Prime to a Banana Blossom Eggplant Stack, from a Vegan Red Velvet Cake to a traditional Signature Cheese Board, every option is at once healthy yet delicious. Reserve your seats by buying tickets here.
When: Nov. 26
Where: Orka Restaurant Bar & Café, 36 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$550 (with admin fee)
9. Mr Gingerbread Men and Little Miss Matcha
In anticipation of merry tidings, Matchali is gifting us with a festive matcha-gingerbread cookie decorating workshop! Their Moon Street branch is welcoming anyone and everyone to decorate their very own scrumptious holiday cookies, with a dazzling treasure trove of toppings, sprinkles, and icings to choose from.
Tickets also include a complimentary drink of choice from the Matchali Christmas menu, with a pick between a classically sweet White Chocolate Matcha Latte, the cooling Peppermint Matcha Latte, or the rich Spiced Gingerbread Latte, all of which are best enjoyed in their gorgeous al fresco space. Save a spot by buying your tickets here.
When: Nov. 27 and Dec. 18
Where: Matchali, 5 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: HK$424
10. That’s Octomore
Beloved for their unique peat-forward whisky, Bruichladdich is unveiling the 13th edition of their special series launched back in 2008. Hop on for a tasting flight that showcases a collection of whisky that have been five years in the making during maturation, with heavily peated barley up to over 130PPM, before being bottled up at cask strength. Join in by purchasing your tickets here.
When: 5 PM-6:30 PM, Nov. 26
Where: Bar Buonasera 7/F, Mody House, 30 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: HK$580
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