Weekender Guide HK: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Dec. 2-4, 2022
December 01, 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. TakeOut Turns Twenty
First conceived on a JAL barf bag 20 years ago, comedy club TakeOut Comedy is celebrating their platinum anniversary with a stand-up extravaganza. Sit tight and prepare to have laughter-sculpted abs by the end of the back-to-back session featuring the greats: Maitreyi Karanth, Pete Grella, Ryan Hynek, Muk, Steve Lee, Garron Chiu, and lastly, a special surprise guest. Save your seats now by clicking here to buy tickets.
When: 9 PM-11 PM, Dec. 2
Where: TakeOut Comedy, 34 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$250 (HK$300 walk-ins)
2. Are You Going to The Record Fair?
Expanding the Bad Times Disco community over the harbour to Kowloon side, the creative crew are hosting their inaugural Record Fair and Swap at the open-air Terrible Baby terrace. Prepare to dig through crates of rare contributions from local collectors and DJs, and sift through some one-of-a-kind vintage clothing from stylish vendors like The Palm Tree Office, No ThrillSSS, and more.
On top of that, there will be tunes rolling throughout, with live sounds from DJs Ani Phoebe, XIAOLIN, GRAEYDIENT SOUNDS, and tangiest. Pets are also welcome, and kids are more than encouraged to come along to enjoy the good vibes and pre-loved treasures. Find out more about the event by clicking here.
When: 12 PM-5 PM, Dec. 3
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
How much: Free
3. Trees in the Water Breathing
Presented by multidisciplinary artist Maria Pinn Young Chan, this immersive art and wellness exhibition is an interplay between nature and creative practices. Following the dancing lights and shadows from the local trees and natural inhabitants around the Cattle Depot Artist Village area, trail along the spaces to get up close and personal with the shifting elements in your surroundings. This exhibit is comprised of nature walks, live movement performances, eco-poetry, and guided tours. Find out more details on each of the workshops and performances, as well as register for your spot, by clicking here.
When: (Exhibition) Now until Dec. 11
Where: Unit N12 (Tall Red Brick Building), Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
How much: Free
4. Wish You a Market Christmas
Before the last-minute Christmas rush returns, get your gift-shopping done bright and early at a vibey Christmas market that’s brimming with enticing items that won’t disappoint.
A day full of fun, Garage Greens is hosting a Christmas pop-up that also offers workshops in urban farming and yoga, in addition to a concurrently running clothing swap and flea market. Click here to find the full schedule of talks and instructed classes, along with reserving an entry admission that doubles as a chance to win a sleek Asteria Explorer 1.0 Tea Set.
Over in Central at the newly minted Artezano location, jeweller and accessories label VIPOP is hosting their own Christmas market with a special holiday sale of up to 80% off. Browse through their gorgeously designed pieces with a glass of mulled wine in tow, and get groovy to the music and seasonal activities that await.
When: (Garage Greens) 11 AM-6 PM, Dec. 3
(VIPOP) 1 PM-7 PM, Dec. 3-4
Where: (Garage Greens) Garage Academy Campus, 4/F Beverly House, 93 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(VIPOP) Artezano Garden, 52-54 Graham Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
5. We Go Together Like Wine and Cheese
Whether it’s a night-cap to unwind with for the evening, or a light pre-game before you hit the town, a good wine and nibbles pairing is always a welcome way to spend Saturday after twilight. Honouring this fail-proof pairing, The Murray is offering a bottomless wine experience accompanied by various cheeses and delectable finger food. What’s more, the line-up also stars a luscious Cheese Fondue lined with traditional dipping vessels like roasted bread cubes and baby potatoes.
Pour from wines amongst the likes of fruity white Hertiage de Baroncourt Blanc, the stone fruit Alain Jaume Grand Veneur Côtes Du Rhône Blanc, the South-of-France native Baron Philippe de Rothschild Pinot Noir, and Chateau d’Anglès Classique Rosé for a jewelled pink choice.
When: 5:30 PM-8 PM, Every Saturday, now until Dec. 31
Where: LG/F, Murray Lane, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$458 (per person)
6. Brown Bev Stunning
Savour between two of the signature Fuel Espresso blends and the signature Espresso Cocktail, respectively crafted from top-tier beans and top-shelf spirits. Through indulging in the aromas and sipping, travel through the dimensions of acidity, body, depth, and balance in these mahogany elixirs. Each hour-long session is presented in bilingual English and Cantonese instruction and will be capped at five participants. Grab your tickets in advance so you don’t miss your spot. Click here to purchase.
When: 12:45 PM-1:45 PM, Dec. 8 and 5 PM-6 PM, Dec. 15
Where: Fuel Espresso, G/F, The Quayside, 77 Hoi Bun Road Kwun Tong, Kowloon
How much: HK$200
7. Cheers to Meet You
As densely populated as Hong Kong is, it’s not always the easiest place to meet new people, let alone find love. Hosted at Unknown Bar, Evercohol is hosting a masquerade themed speed-dating event with a dazzling drinks list to match. Rounding up 10 wines from up to seven different nations, from Italy to China, sample the fragrant tannins of these unique varieties while branching out to make new connections.
Grab your tickets here and enter EVERCOHOL at checkout for a discount of 10%. Each admission includes the wines flight, of course, along with hookah upon request, and Mezze bites from the venue. Don’t worry if you haven’t got time to put your look together to match the occasion, as there will be themed accessories provided on-site.
When: 7 PM-9:30 PM, Dec. 2
Where: Unknown Shisha Bar, 73-75 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$660
Pizza joint Dough Bros is taking over Tseung Kwan O with their latest waterfront location. Standing as the brand’s 10th shopfront, with a perfect view of the chilled-out comings and goings in the neighbourhood, the venue is one that arrives to suit the festive mood.
Introducing just the pizza to match, the Festive Feast Pizza (HK$148) has the usual tomato and cheese works with the introduction of brie, turkey ham, bacon-wrapped sausage, cranberry sauce, and toasted rosemary. End your meal on a sweet note with the sumptuous Chocolate Bailey’s Doughnut (HK$38; HK$98 for three) to tie it all together.
When: From December onwards
Where: Shop G18A, G/F, Monterey, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, NT
How much: Prices vary
9. Omakase for the Weekend
Joining hands with locally based AW Patisserie, with desserts crafted by Cordon-Bleu trained chef Alison, Maison Meiji is presenting a fusion omakase experience bringing together sweet treats from Japanese and French cultures. Echoing the Meiji era, the experience is offered as either the Le café japonais (HK$239) or Le café français (HK$239) set, or as an a-la-carte.
Expect to see autumnal inspired items like Chestnut Madeleine Cake, Warabimochi, and Kyoto Matcha Black Bean Mochi Puff, as well as some Franco influences in the Matcha Palmier, and the Crème Brûlée Puffs. Click here to grab your tickets, and check out the full menu here.
When: 2 PM or 5 PM sessions, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11
Where: Maison Meiji, 1/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$239
10. Roganic’s Big Rewind
Having left a mark in the culinary scene over the concept’s 20 years of operations, Roganic is making this anniversary a special one with a limited tasting menu that encompasses the most iconic and memorable highlights from L'Enclume, Roganic London, Rogan and Co, Fera, Aulis London, and Cartmel and Henrock from over the past 20 years.
Swing by for a truncated retelling as part of the lunch dining series (HK$1,480 per person) between Dec. 13 and 16, or for a full dinner tasting (HK$2,880 per person) from Dec. 13 to 18. The complete meal will also be offered during lunch hours on Dec. 17 and 18. What’s more, as an extra special celebration, chef and founder Simon Rogan himself will be making appearances to give a glimpse back at the journey so far. Get your seats in early for this seminal feast by booking here.
When: (Short menu) Dec. 13-16
(Full menu) Dec. 13-18
Where: Roganic, UG/F08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$1,480
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