The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 4-6, 2022
November 03, 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. Keep Your Gin Up
If gin is your liquid medicine of choice, then welcome to the paradise that is Gin Fest 2022. With premium gins from big names like Bombay Sapphire, Roku, Monkey 47, and beloved local distilleries like Two Moons, prepare to indulge in this botanical elixir in its full glory. Top-shelf juices, tonics, and sodas are also offered in accompaniment, with seminars and tastings all around. Held at the bustling Central Market, admissions also include drinks tokens each worth HK$60, snacks to accompany your tipples, as well as a limited-edition tote bag to commemorate the occasion. Since gin is one of our favourites, The Beat Asia is offering our readers a special discount of HK$20! Simply punch in the offer code THEBEAT20 at checkout when purchasing your tickets here!
When: Nov. 11-13
Where: INNO SPACE, 1/F, 93 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$280 (HK$260 with THEBEAT20 code at checkout)
2. Business in the Front, Athletics in the Back
Being office-bound doesn’t mean you have to give up on living an athletic lifestyle! ArtisTree is bringing synergy from the board room to the sportsground as part of their Team Up wellness challenge for a good cause. Gather your co-workers and tee off at thrilling indoor golf tournament against other corporate teams, with all proceeds from entries going to non-profit Laureus Sport for Good, to support physical activity as a means of mental improvement. Sign up now by clicking here.
For the adrenaline junkies who prefer a challenge to get their heart rate racing, Taikoo Place will also be bringing back their 8-Hour Charity Spin on Nov. 25, where you and your team of colleagues can go back-to-back on professional road bikes to raise money for charity. Register for your spot by clicking here.
What’s more, a specially curated pop-up of lifestyle brand Kapok’s top selections will be stationed throughout the month, with surprise flash discounts on mystery products announced between 12 PM and 3 PM on select Wednesdays.
When: Nov. 10-11 (Indoor Golf Challenge)
Nov. 25 (8-hr Charity Spin)
Now until Nov. 25 (Pop-up)
Where: ArtisTree, 1/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free (Pop-up)
Donations Required (Indoor Golf Challenge, 8-hr Charity Spin)
3. Let the Word Take a Thousand Pictures
The annual Hong Kong International Photo Festival has returned for its 2022 run with a fantastic array of exhibitions and pop-ups that explore the creativity of local and foreign talents. The festival is kicking off with their headlining showcase “Off-sets: Photographies of Hong Kong Cinema," a retrospective of legendary vignettes from the most iconic films to have come out of the city. Admire the works of legends like Wing Shya, Christopher Doyle, and more.
Drop by this weekend for their exclusive two-day market where you can find photo equipment, prints, and art books that have been artfully sent over by overseas publishing partners, along with a mini zine-making workshop on-site as well. Take a look at the full programme here, where you can also find more details on each event with sign-up links available for workshops and talks.
When: Now Until Nov. 27
Where: L1 Central Courtyard & L2 Platform, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon
How much: Free
4. Enter the Dragon
Christening their new shop venue on Wellington Street and celebrating their 11th anniversary to boot, The Dragon’s Lair Tattoo is offering up some seriously cool tattoo designs as part of a flash sale. With designs that spread out to as big as 10-centimetre pieces, their pre-drawn styles vary from old-school tats and traditional Hong Kong works to neo-traditional wonders, tribal mandala patterns, Japanese anime-inspired illustrations, and more.
When: 12 PM-8 PM, Nov. 5-6
Where: The Dragon’s Lair Tattoo, Room 201, 2/F, Sunwise Building, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2337 7969
How much: Starting from HK$500
5. 1001 Nights of Love
Extended thanks to the vivacious reception, Potato Head is adding new dates to their “1001 Nights of Love” vinyl music experience. Curating sounds from along the Middle Eastern crescent and rare tracks from “Oriental” destinations, expect to be blown away by “Habibi” funk, fusion, and pop tunes that will have you grooving all night long. The line-up stars Potato Head HK’s very own Johnny Hiller on each of the featured Saturdays, DJ Neeno on Nov. 5, and DJ Saulty on Nov. 12.
Each ticket includes a complimentary drink, but if you are one to get peckish easily, head on over between 5 PM and 7 PM with your admissions ticket in tow for a special 20% discount on all a la carte dishes. If you are bringing along some pals or would simply like some more leg room to relax with, book your sofa seating now by clicking here.
When: 8 PM-11 PM, Nov. 4-5 and 11-12
Where: Music Room, Potato Head HK, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: HK$150
6. Den of Drinks
The weather may be cooling down, but The Langham is ready to turn it up on the heat. Enlisting Joe Villanueva of The Social Den, bar captain at Artesian Kelvin Chow welcomes his guest’s range of Polynesian-inspired cocktails, bringing a new tropical flair to the gorgeous venue’s lobby lounge.
The specially designed package includes two beautifully crafted cocktails and a brimming snack platter of roasted suckling pig from T’ang Court, signature crab cake from Bostonian Seafood and Grill, as well as a chicken lollipop cooked up by the Artesian. Reserve your seats early, and get in touch with the team at Artesian by dialling the number below.
When: 6 PM-9 PM, Nov. 11
Where: Artesian, Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon / Tel: +852 2132 7898
How much: HK$348
7. Magnetic Disorder
Looking back on the works of seminal Italian director Lina Wertmüller, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is showing a selection of her finest films. The first female filmmaker to receive an Academy nomination for Best Director, she is known to present moving explorations of passion, melancholic themes, and clever stories. The roster includes gems like "Let's Talk About Men," "Love and Anarchy," and more. There will also be accompanying talks scheduled and a documentary on Lina herself on show as well. Click here to find out more, and here to grab your tickets.
When: Nov. 3-25
Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$64
8. Narodowe Święto Niepodległości
An oft-overlooked cuisine in the vibrant food hub that is Hong Kong, Porkcentric is shining a spotlight on the food of Poland on the very special occasion of Polish Independence Day. Cooking up a menu to commemorate the day’s joyous festivities, this four-course dinner is a comforting affair, conjuring up nostalgic warmth of homecooked vibes and hearty flavours. Beginning on some obligatory traditional cold dishes, there follows a selection of delectable soups with chunky fillings, mains of Pan-Fried Polish Pierogies or Roasted Silesian Sausages, and plum jam Mini Doughnuts for a sweet ending. Tie it all off with an authentic post-dessert course of a Teraz Polska Vodka Shot, or an alcohol-free Kompot for formalities. Book your seats now to avoid missing out!
When: 8:30 PM onwards, Nov. 12 (menu is available until Nov. 30)
Where: Porkcentric, G/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, +852 9169 0298
How much: HK$398 per person
9. When Gaggan Met Augustin
For one night only, culinary personality and Michelin-starred chef Gaggan Anand of Bangkok’s innovative Gaggan Indian restaurant is joining chef Agustin Balbi of Andō to whip up a stunning seven-course lunch menu. Offering an optional wine pairing, the chefs have connected through their creative visions to present a fusion dinner of progressive flavourings inspired by Japanese, Indian, and Argentine palates. Inclusive of whimsically first-class ingredients like Kristal caviar paired with charcoal, and Hokkaido scallop paired with rich Indian spices, save some space for all the wondrous dishes, and some time to digest the satisfaction guaranteed to come after. Reserve your seating now by visiting the Andō website here.
When: Nov. 8
Where: Andō, 1/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$2,588 per person
10. Dawn of the Dead
A vibrant celebration of the lives once lived, Te Quiero Mucho is ringing in the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with a smashing feast of tacos. Presented as Two-Hour free Flow Taco Dinner sessions (HK$298 per person, with additional HK$258 for free-flow drinks) on Nov. 4 and 5, choose from a spread of Carne Asada, Pescado, Mushroom, and Lengua. Don’t fret if you can’t make the occasion, as there will be plenty of goodies like the Pan de Muertos (HK$38) and Oxaxa Hot Chocolate (HK$68) on rotation over the holiday period as part of the a la carte menu too.
If you are looking for revival after a ghostly Friday or Saturday night out, indulge in the TQM Brunch and Board Games feast (HK$310 per person) featuring a fun-filled platter of games and delicious eats like pulled-pork Cochinita, and breakfast delights like Chilaquiles and Huevos a La Mexicana. Pour one out for the ones that couldn’t beat the haunting hangover spirit by adding on the all-you-can-drink selection (additional HK$328) of margaritas, palomas, sangrias, mimosas, and sparkling cava.
When: Now until Nov. 6
Where: Te Quiero Mucho, The Sheung Wan, 286 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong / Tel: +852 3423 3290
How much: HK$298 (Taco Dinner)
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