Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
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The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 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. The Beautiful and The Grotesque

Exploring the mystique of femininity through its dualistic nature, artist Mizuki Nishiyama uncovers “The Beautiful and The Grotesque” through a multitude of intercultural references and techniques that traverse different mediums. Embodying her mixed heritage of Japanese, with influences from Hong Kong, Italy, and experiences of London and New York, the abstract works are a mediation on her fluidity in her identity as well as the fragile boundaries surrounding the human experience. Click here to find out more.

When: Until Sept. 25

Where: Seefood Room at Haus of Contemporary, 3/F - 4/F, 9 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Free

2. Incense and Sensibility

Refreshing to the senses and bringing a sense of quaint calm through tantalising fogs, incense sticks draw upon natural fragrances and spices to create an atmosphere. Learn how to piece together these scented sticks at a workshop hosted by social enterprise Inter Cultural Education and the incense masters from Lin Heung House, a community engagement group that hosts workshops sharing culture and green products. Register for the class here.

When: 10:30 AM-1 PM & 3 PM-5:30 PM, Sept. 24

Where: 99COMMONS, 99 Pui To Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories

How much: Free

3. Dream a Little Dream of NFT

A meeting spot for Web 3.0 and musical artists, “WE ARE DREAMXRS: ORIGIN” brings together local NFT founders, DJs, and rappers eager to share their blockchain journey. Organised by Dreamxrs NFT as a first look into their collective, with support from Fader Crew, Dope Ones Music NFT, and Seishin Mob, explore the creative potential of this burgeoning tech as demonstrated by the live tunes of DJ Crystal, DJ Kendrick, and DJ Shon. Guests will also receive the exclusive POAP NFT as a welcoming gift to commemorate the Dreamxrs’ initial blast off. Grab your tickets now by clicking this link.

When: 8 PM-10 PM, Sept. 24

Where: Candour, 65 Peel Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$160

4. Start from Sub-Zero

Start from Sub-Zero
Photo credit: Sub-Zero

You might not believe it, but a refrigerator makes for a fantastic artistic medium. Playing with the design of their refrigeration and wine preservation systems, Sub-Zero has enlisted Dom Chan of Start from Zero to transform the panelling of their appliances with his woodworking artistry. Drawing upon sustainable materials through hands-on craft skills, these machines have been elevated to display a creative convergence of artisanal woodworking and NASA-level tech. Be sure to keep an eye out on the retro-style characters scattered around the space and see if you are eagle-eyed enough to spot the fridge brand’s signature snowflake embedded into the surrounding designs.

When: Now until Nov. 1

Where: Sub-Zero showroom G17-20, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Free

5. Yoga(t) a Friend in Me

Yoga(t) a Friend in Me
Facebook/The Nesbitt Centre

The Nesbitt Centre is organising a special session of yoga that not only does your mind and body good, but also brings good vibes to others. In tandem with Craftable, a non-profit that helps to build up adults with disabilities through collaborative projects and skill sharing, the centre has invited yoga teacher Ceris Wong to lead an easygoing class that’s open to all levels of practitioners. If you’d like to enjoy the Sunday breeze and rays of vitamin D as part of this soothing routine, save your spot at Ceris’ class now by clicking here. Or simply head along for the post-yoga class pop-up market featuring trinkets and crafts handmade by Craftable’s members and support a good cause!

When: (Yoga class) 10:30 AM-11:30 PM & (Pop-up) 11 AM-3 PM, Sept. 25

Where: Museum Cafe 8, Rooftop level, Central Ferry Pier 8, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Free

6. Compleanno Certa

Introducing wines and wine experiences to Hong Kong and Asia since 2015, Certa is a wine collective that spreads their love for this grape-based elixir through imports and gastronomic stories. Celebrate the first birthday of their Hong Kong brick and mortar headquarters, Casa Certa, by tucking into a spread of goodies that have been picked especially for some sumptuous bites between sips, and enjoy a 15% discount on bottles all around.

When: Sept. 23

Where: Casa Certa, Unit 13B, Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong)

How much: Free

7. Livin La Vida Lola

Livin La Vida Lola
Website/Lola Hong Kong

The best way to deal with a hot, sweaty evening is to simply embrace the atmosphere by turning to cool cocktails to pick you up amidst the baked airs. Bringing out the spiced sultriness of hot evenings in the city, Lola is a brand-new cocktail bar that’s set to transport some sweltry European vibes to Hong Kong. With a flair for the romance regions of Spain and Latin America, the cocktail bar pairs quality tapas that have been carefully curated to suit the sherry-based cocktails crafted to best highlight this Spanish national wine.

When: Opens today

Where: Lola, LG, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong

8. Let’s Get Tropical

Wave goodbye to the summer season with one last big hurrah as Ask for Alonzo transforms into a tropical getaway open to culinary explorers. Come in your best tropical getups, slinging into flip flops and baring tan lines, and indulge in a sultry smorgasbord of signature delights that just keep on coming. Stick to heat-apt dishes like refreshing Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket Salad, curated Italian Cold Cuts, Basil Pesto Fusilli with Sun-dried Tomatoes, and more. The two-hour dining also comes with free flow wines, beers, and house spirits, of course. Grab your tickets here.

When: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Sept. 24

Where: Ask for Alonzo, 18 Bridges Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$588

9. Paradiso Paella

Paradiso Paella
Photo credit: La Paloma

Dive further into the paradise of Spanish cuisine and tuck into an authentic Traditional Valencia Paella (HK$328) courtesy of chef Alex Fargas of La Paloma as part of the Spanish Paella week festivities. Chock full of hearty mouthfuls like rabbit, chicken, snails, artichokes, green beans, and garrofo, the dish is a beautiful homage to the restaurant’s motherland and the Iberian region’s agricultural marvels. Served family-style in the restaurant’s casual tapas bar setting, the menu calls for a totally unique brunch.

When: Now until Oct. 31

Where: La Paloma, 1/F, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

10. Brunchstreet Boys

Relive your middle school years all whilst breathing a sigh of relief that you’ve left it behind far enough to be gulping down fresh draft pours with no remorse at this boy band-themed brunch designed to throw you back into the pits of nostalgia. Blasting tunes from our favourite (or most hated) crooner crews, dine on Carbon Brew twists on eggs Benedict in the form of Corned Beef Benedict (HK$148) and Broccolini Benedict (HK$128) while poring over afterschool classics like Fried Chicken Drummettes (HK$98) that have been elevated with pickles and homemade hot sauces. Reserve your spot now by clicking here.

When: 12 PM-4 PM, Sept. 24-25

Where: Carbon Brews Central, Shop 01, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Price varies

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