Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 30 - Oct. 2
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The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 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. Ciao Down

A multi-hyphenate collaboration between local furniture shop Out of Stock, Shiba loving pet supplier Ichi-Inu, and COFFEELIN café, “Ciao” is a charity market that hopes to shrink the space between strangers with a shared affinity for lifestyle goods to connect over a simple Italo “hello.”

Aside from sampling the brews on site and posting them to socials with tags of all the participating vendors to trade for discounts, pawrents can also nab up a cup of whipped Doggiccino for their fur babies to cool off with too. Proceeds from the GRISO La Storica and Hasami coffee merch as well as organic Komachi-na x Ichi-Inu dog cookies on sale will be donated to the Society for Abandoned Animals.

When: Oct. 1-7

Where: COFFEELIN, 8 Cheong Ming Street, 8 Cheong Ming Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

How much: Free

2. Into the Blue

Self-care takes on many shapes and forms for different people, though a few ways of repose that are accessible for almost everyone is the practice of mindfulness, and the enjoyment of music. Hosting a series of music-led workshops, The Hearth wellness collective presents “Into the Blue,” a series of jazz-backed movement and healing classes to bring you back to your best self.

Their programme begins with improv yoga sessions, a forest bathing tour with tea appreciation class in the woods, guided sound healing workshop that brings you from the deep blues of the oceans to the navy shroud of darkened trees, and a final jazz concert to end the four-day activity period. Click here to find out more details and to register for the workshops.

When: Oct. 1-4

Where: JC Cube & Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$100 refundable deposit for workshops

3. Liminal Tunnel : 22.324 , 114.204

An art form that can only be experienced and admired in a liminal form, music truly exists only for the moment. Taking inspiration from the temporary flash of lights, colours, and sounds distilled into a performance, “Liminal Tunnel” showcases the musical talents of local bands Lucid Express (formerly Thud), Invisible Architecture (HK edition), and Naked and lay. Blending into an evening of dreamy sludgy shoegaze, alt-rock, and undulating contemporary jazz, tune in and let the music wash over. Grab your tickets here before the show hits full house.

When: Oct. 15

Where: Musiczone @ E-Max, Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon

How much: HK$420 (HK$480 walk-in)

4. Bean Me Up Scotty

Bean Me Up Scotty
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Beginning from this weekend, The Beans Library is hosting specialty “exbeanience” workshops that unpack the secrets behind the mighty bean of caffeine. Suited to coffee lovers with zilch prior knowledge in the roasting process, the coffee house provides a selection of beans along with their priceless Coffee Consulate-certified expertise on taking a pick that will perfectly suit the drinkers’ tastes, which they can grind up and bring home. Check out their schedule from Thursday to Sunday and lock in your visit by clicking here. Please do note that a minimum of two participants is required.

When: Oct. 2 onwards

Where: The Beans Library, 1/F, 15 Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

How much: HK$480

5. Fire, Ice, and Everything Nice

Applying biomimicry to mixology, the team at Barcode have whipped up a new menu of cocktails that draw from the elements of nature in such a way that the Avatar themself would approve of. In toying with air, Beyond the Clouds begins the ascent with the fluff of cotton candy before making a splash with a tropical mix of strawberry jam, lemon juice, and the boggling croissant infused vodka. There is also the spiced-up Gin Zu as well as the bright scarlet rhubarb rum Rubi Cube evoking the sparks of fire, the sea-salt and distilled oyster vodka infused Under the Sea to represent water, and the mellow Man Go with green mango grappa, pisco, pineapple, and tonic water.

When: Now onwards

Where: Barcode, G/F, Glenealy Tower, 1 Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$130 each

6. Dead Man Drinking

Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest beer festival and taking that a step further to encompass other varieties of alcohol, Deadman Brewery is hosting a blazing booze bonanza that will showcase over 50 varieties of drinks. Browse from a collection of up to 22 of Hong Kong’s top craft beer breweries, some of the city’s coolest cocktail shakers, kombucha makers, and more. Participants can choose from one of three tiers of admission, each granting a welcome gift of a Deadman glass that can immediately be christened with a drink, plus tokens that can trade for any of the taps or bottles available. Reserve your ticket by clicking here.

When: Oct. 1-2

Where: The Stadium, 4/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

How much: Starting from HK$250

7. Felix in the Air

After unveiling a gleaming new restaurant design, modern European restaurant Felix at The Peninsula has invited Chef de Cuisine Masateru Kiriyama from Peter at The Peninsula Tokyo to take over with a limited guest menu that adds a unique touch from the Land of the Rising Sun. A feast that’s recommended for sharing, standout plates include Scallop Ceviche with Fig and Prosciutto in Chimichurri, pan-fried Foie Gras and savoury flan with rhubarb and pistachio, and Kagoshima A5 Sirloin served beside Sea Urchin-mashed potato and Shallot with Skin.

There is also the option of wine pairings of four glasses (additional HK$600) or five glasses (additional HK$800) from their in-house sommeliers to boot. Details can be found here, along with reservation contact details.

When: Now until Oct. 4

Where: Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

How much: HK$1,888

8. World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

The benefits of vegetarianism and a plant-based diet range from personal to social, from ethical to environmental, and for one day of the year this meat-free lifestyle is celebrated for its culinary applications that isn’t just stale lettuce and sad imitations. Whether you are whipping up your own veggie meals with nutriments from these vegan grocers, cutting down the carbon footprint on a charcuterie board by subbing in some dairy-less cheeses to your selection, or heading out for a meal at Veda that draws from a cuisine with a rich history of vegetarian dishes to incorporate, enjoy your meatless munchies!

When: Oct. 1

Where: See above links for locations

How much: Prices vary

9. The Roaring 2022’s

Hailing back to an era of slickback do’s, flamboyant flapper feathers, and dripping strings of pearls, The Hari’s terrace bar Zoku is hosting an extravagant Great Gatsby themed party. Starting off with the champagne pop-and-pour cascading down a pyramid and swinging through the night to a roaring jazz backing track, pour one out in honour of the legendary Jay Gatsby who inspired such decadence.

The package starts at a three-hour long free flow of canapes and cocktails, though those who want to dine and stretch out their time knocking back tipples can opt for the dinner ticket (HK$1,288), which entails a gourmet six-course meal of Foie Gras Amuse-bouche, Slow Cooked Octopus, Wagyu Nigiri, in-season Mackarel Crudo, Japanese style Ribeye and a yuzu cream Fruit Tart. Plus, six hours of free flow drinks all the way into the late night. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

When: Sept. 30

Where: Zoku Restaurant and The Terrace, 2/F, The Hari, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

How much: Starting from HK$888

10. Crosby and Cleo

What’s better than biting into a steamy empanada? Hanging out with dogs while you do it, of course. Join foodie Indulgent Eats, a.k.a Jen Balisi, and her adorable pup Crosby the golden-doodle at new pet friendly Pan-Asian and Latino joint Cleo for an adorable puppy brunch full of fun and funky eats.

Jen will be plating up her raved-after Cheesey Pork and Plantain Empanadas and Filipino 7Up Shrimp that have been pulled straight from her official cookbook. Every guest of the brunch will also be receiving a Buddy Bites goodie bag filled with dog chow, treats, a portable water bowl for cooling off, and more. Join in on a cured meats, seafood, and salad spread for some extra yums at HK$328 per person, with the add-on for free-flow drinks at HK$198 for two hours. To secure a spot, WhatsApp the Cleo team at (+852) 9536 1668 or ring them up to save your place.

When: 12 PM – 4 PM Oct. 1

Where: Cleo, 30 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Starting from HK$328

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