Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Oct. 7 to 9, 2022!
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The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Oct. 7-9, 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. IRL-Fridays

IRL Fridays is here to cure your lovesick blues with a friendly and flirty event for singles to mingle and meet at one of Hong Kong coolest watering holes. In partnership with Jia Group, the event allows a chilled-out occasion to meet new people and grow your social circle in Hong Kong with good vibes, flowing drinks, and workshops that will help you up your dating profile game and master your first-date jitters.

Snatch up some free tickets from The Beat Asia for you and a pal by following the instructions on our Instagram post here. And if you want to go stag to try your luck (we tip our hats to you, brave soul!), grab your ticket here, both of which include one glass of complimentary Mumm champagne as liquid courage.

When: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Oct. 7

Where: Behind Bars, Shop 15, G/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$100

2. Drag it Up

Keeping up the ole’razzle dazzle, Drag Jam returns to the stage for a night of fun of all facets at beloved neighbourhood joint The Aftermath. From stand-up comedy to an incredible mime and choreography dance routine, get on your feet to groove along the performances. On the line-up are Aisha Qumshot, Gin Pan, Matthew Creed, Uncle Apollo, Boy Bawang, Jamie Blue, and Balatro. Suit or dress up in your sparkliest getup to match and you might just win a special prize! Shoot the team a message through their Instagram to reserve your spot early or grab a walk-in ticket on the day.

When: Doors open 7:30 PM, Oct. 8

Where: The Aftermath, LG/F, Sunny Building, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$180

3. Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock

An ever-shifting landmark that overlooks Kowloon with tremendous pride, Lion Rock is an important symbol in the cultural fabric of Hong Kong that has taken on many a meaning in its years of legendary status.

In a visual love letter to this fascinating natural structure, photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze has taken on all sorts of perspectives to give this icon a contemporary yet warm and familiar portrayal in his new photo book published by Blue Lotus Editions. See the accompanying exhibition to get a glimpse beyond the peaks and dips for a new light to emerge, only at Blue Lotus Gallery.

When: Now until Oct. 9

Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

How much: Free

4. In the Name of The Moon

Photo credit: LUÜNA

Hoping to smash the taboo surrounding the menstrual cycle and to lift the importance of self-care in the face of menstruation issues alongside the mental strain that accompanies it, feminine hygiene product brand LUÜNA is heading a keynote and workshop on the above that encourages more awareness in the workplace.

The brand’s founder Olivia Cotes-James will be joined by The Women’s Foundation CEO Fiona Nott and a roster of special guests for a panel discussion and interactive Q&As. Guests will each receive an especially curated LUÜNA x Supergoop gift bag with items to primp up your next pamper day. Nab up your tickets now by clicking here.

When: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Oct. 7

Where: Beauty Botanica Shop, 312-314, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$200

5. Buongiorno Babacio Tung Chung

Buongiorno Babacio Tung Chung
Photo credit: Babacio

Vying for the prized spot of a new neighbourhood favourite for Tung Chung residents, Babacio's latest location is the first New Territories arm of Soho Neapolitan-style pizzeria Babacio Tung Chung. Replicating their much-loved menu of casual Italian fare in the convenient cluster between The Visionary, Century Link, Carribean Coast, and Coastal Skyline residences, the restaurant is sure to be a hit for families looking for a deliciously easy pass-around meal.

To show our family readers some love, The Beat Asia is joining hands with Babacio Tung Chung for an exclusive giveaway. Simply follow the instructions on this post to try your luck at winning a family dinner for four, with your choice of soft drinks, starter, salad, pizza, pasta and two desserts. From their classic tomato-based Marinara DOP (HK$178) topped with authentic Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, to their snow white Saporita (HK$218) pizza bianca topped with morsels of Italian sausage, there is a broad variety of pizza pies to satisfy.

When: (Giveaway) Now until Oct. 13

Where: Babacio Tung Chung, Shop 3A, 1/F, The Visionary, 1 Ying Hong Street, Tung Chung, New Territories

How much: Prices vary

6. Garage Greens

A joint green effort between Garage Academy and Rooftop Republic, this event will have you rolling up your sleeves for a taster in urban farming to motivate you to plant your own nosh in no time. A short workshop that lays down foundations for growing in the city, the immersive demonstration teaches you the basics of growing organic fruits, vegetables, or herbs in ways that are perfect for Hong Kong’s small spaces. Reserve your admission by clicking here.

When: Every Saturday beginning Oct. 8 until Dec. 3

Where: Garage Academy Campus, 4/F, Beverly House, 93 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

How much: Starting from HK$265

7. Korean Kulture

The K-wave may have swept the world by storm in the form of blockbuster Korean hits and K-Pop being blasted in every corner, but still waiting on its time in the spotlight is the K-Indie film scene. Show some love for Korea’s independent cinema at the Festive Korea Cinema showcase that features three films titled “Bori,” “Granny Poetry Club,” and animation “The Road Called Life.” Click here for more information on the selected films and on how to purchase tickets.

When: 7:30 PM, Oct. 6, 13, 20

Where: Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive, 50 Lei King Road, Aldrich Bay, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong

How much: HK$10 (HK$9 for concessionary groups)

8. Mindful Mixology

A steady love for Italian cuisine and the rising trend of low-ABV tipples come to meet in a cocktail mixing class headed by Campari’s Hong Kong brand ambassador, Delphine Kong. Come for sips and a storied guide into the history and transformations of beloved Spritz mixers that share deeply intertwined ties with Italy’s breezy aperitivo culture. Click here to secure your place at the workshop.

When: 4 PM-5:30 PM , Oct. 9

Where: Bar Buonasera, 7/F, Mody House, 30 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

How much: HK$398

9. Thadingyut

Club Rangoon
Photo credit: Club Rangoon

Transforming their space into a carnival following the Burmese Lantern Festival of Thadingyut, Club Rangoon is ushering in this tradition with two days of games and special delights. The event features spiced Clam Chin Sat (HK$198) with fresh local clams and distinct spices from the cuisine, plus bespoke cocktail Golden Hour (HK$118) from Myanmar native and in-house mixologist Hnin Pwint Aye.

Of course, their menu will be available for your usual enjoyment too. Get into the holiday spirit and join in on fun games like the Club Rangoon Disk Drop, a ring toss, and other nostalgic fairground favourites with dining vouchers and free drinks as prizes. Reserve here to get your seats guaranteed.

When: 6 PM-10.30 PM, Oct. 8-9

Where: Club Rangoon, 33 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Prices vary

10. Rock the Kazba

Photo credit: OVOLO

Bringing street food from bustling Tel Aviv to The Valley in Brisbane, and now Sheung Wan, Australian bar and grill KAZBA is taking up a short residency at Te Quiero Mucho for a special pop-up peddling pitas of all fillings. Showcasing their signature charred and woodfire Middle-Eastern flavourings, their stuffed pitas come in a range that pairs Spiced Kofta with fresh tomato plus yoghurt and spices, as well as a Western-influenced Cheeseburger Pita with a vegetarian patty alongside a plethora of scrumptious stuffings.

When: Now until Oct. 14

Where: Te Quiero Mucho, The Sheung Wan, 286 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$88 (HK$98 for takeaway)

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