What’s On HK: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Feb. 22-28, 2023
February 22, 2023
Ahh, another week 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 right now—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 week ahead.
1. Gradually 2.0
Homegrown electronic music duo JVSY have joined hands with photographers Charles Wan and Jeff Phancy to curate a multimedia exhibition titled "Gradually 2.0." Held at Major Pop Art Gallery, the series features artworks of four different models, with music and video born into the project to capture a fleeting moment in time.
On top of the four musical compositions unique to the project, there will also be a forum, followed by a live electronic music performance by JVSY at the exhibition on 25th Feb. Visitors can enjoy a stimulating and intertwining experience, combining visual and sonic elements that will leave a lasting impression. For more details on JVSY and their music, click here.
When: (Launch party) 4 PM onwards, Feb. 25
(Exhibition) Feb. 23-Mar. 5
Where: Major Pop Art Gallery, G/F, 54 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free
2. Lucky 59
Featuring a back-to-back long weekend of fun flashes and a gashapon dispenser brimming with exciting artworks to delightfully surprise, 59 Tattoo studio is hosting a bonanza for those looking to get inked. With up to over 300 designs on offer, with flash works starting from HK$2,000, choose from studio founder Marcus Lau’s colourful retro-inspired illustrations, classic mythical renderings from longtime master David Loo – who has been inking since the ‘70s – or the fantastical yet incredibly detailed black ink pieces from Alfred Nil.
When: Feb. 24-26
Where: 59 Tattoo, Shop C, G/F, 1-D Wing Lam Mansion, San Lau Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon
How much: Starting from HK$1,000 for gashopon
3. Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright!
One Love is bringing people together for a weekend of music, art, and cultural appreciation! Welcoming all, their party is a celebration of life through music courtesy of Afritude band, dance performances, storytelling, bonfire sessions, activities that deepen connection with nature, and immersive art activities. Spanning overnight, participants can opt to spend the night on the beach to experience the full two days, welcoming the dawning golden hour bright and early on Sunday.
Please note that you must bring your own camping equipment should you decide to stay overnight, though drinking water and drinks will be provided by the organizer. Food is not provided, but all are encouraged to bring along a potluck. Children are also welcome to join, with no admission fee, so long as they’re accompanied by adults. Get your tickets here.
When: Feb. 25-26
Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, NT
How much: Starting from HK$100
4. Brainy in the Streets, and in the Sheets
Calling on all freaks and geeks, Hong Kong’s explicitly educational sex ed quiz returns for another round. Hosted by quiz masters Fran and Matt, with a special guest appearance from “beautiful yet terrifying” Aisha Qumshot, test your trivia on all things wrapped up in the crossover between pop culture and under-the-sheets business. Come along and tap in as groups of four, to compete for a stab at prizes from We-Vibe and Womanizer. Register your team, as well as purchase the group’s tickets here.
When: 8 PM-11 PM, Feb. 27
Where: The Aftermath, LG/F, Sunny Building, 57-59 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$880 per group of four
5. Seeing Red
Hosted at Detour, and presented by HK Wine Adventures, journey into the world of red wines that opens your knowledge of everything from winemaking techniques to how to pick your favourite tastes in a bottle. Led by a certified WSET instructor, the tipple session includes a tasting session of five lovingly selected wines, an explainer lesson, snacks to complement, wine gear to bring home to grow your new interest, and some surprise prizes too! Purchase your tickets by clicking here.
When: 7:30 PM-9.30 PM, Feb. 24
Where: Detour, 379 Queens Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: HK$575
6. ‘Gecmis Olsun’
Joining the Candour team for one night only, mixologists Çağrı Teker, Amir Javaid, and Delphine Kong will be raising funds and awareness to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the recent devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The exclusive menu will have all proceeds going to Direct Relief, helping support medical aid, rescue activities, and medical care for victims across both countries. Bookings can be made here.
When: 5 PM-10 PM, Feb. 23
Where: Candour, 65 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
7. Sundowners Society
Escape from the inner-city hustle and remedy your weekday stress with sundowners at Arca Society. Let yourself relax and feel revived with tunes from Arca Creator DJ Patrice Escalante, who has been spinning since the age of 17. Familiar in the realm of house, hip-hop, RnB, and more, she is presenting a two-hour performance set to the chill of the sleek Arca space, with a free-flow drinks deal to complement.
Also available is a two-hour session of wine, beer, and Eco spirits pours, with a chef’s selection of nibbles on the side, plus additional buy-one-get-ones on select Happy Hour drinks. Click here to reserve a table.
When: 6 PM-8 PM, Feb. 24-25
Where: Arca Society, 3/F, The Arca, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: HK$298 per person (Free flow)
8. Of Bakers and Bottlemen
Once 6 PM strikes at The Baker & The Bottleman, the incoming evening marks the start of a relaxed and casual wine bar, the perfect place to wind down with a glass after a long day. Resident Master Sommelier Pierre Brunelli is hosting two unforgettable wine tastings on Feb. 23 and later again on Mar. 16. The first session is set to be a special tasting of low-intervention, organic wines from the Muscadet to the Avergne region, alongside snacks and small plates.
The natural wine list at The Bottleman is carefully curated by the Roganic team, aiming to introduce a unique portfolio of natural, organic, and biodynamic wines to Hong Kong, while respecting a farming culture that doesn’t harm the planet, supports biodiversity, and empowers local communities. Join the team at The Baker & The Bottleman for an evening of sipping and snacking by clicking here.
When: 6 PM, Feb. 23 / 6 PM, Mar. 16
Where: The Baker & The Bottleman, Shop Nos. G14-15, G/F, F15A, 1/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: HK$880 (includes 5 glasses of wine)
9. Yum’s for Mums
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year, the Feste Group is partnering with Mothers' Choice in Hong Kong to raise awareness and support for the community. Mothers' Choice is a non-profit that supports pregnant women and young mothers in need, with services such as day care and counselling.
Grab a seat at the table for a special lunch to foster support for the cause, while enjoying a variety of delicious traditional Albanian Byreks, Feste general manager Tegan’s family recipe of Lemon Meringue Pie, and other hearty and flavourful dishes.
Guests will be asked to make a minimum donation of HK$200, with all proceeds going directly to Mother's Choice. See more details, and make your reservation early by clicking here.
When: 11 AM-3 PM, Mar. 1
Where: The Vault Café, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Recommended donation of HK$200
10. Perpetual Pizza
What’s better than pizza? Non-stop, bottomless pizza of course! The Pizza Project brings to the table their new Giro Brunch, slated for the third and fourth Sunday of each month. The format is a 90-minute animal style feast session, with limitless plates of pizza going for HK$248 in total, and an unending rotation of drinks for HK$158.
Available for bookings between 12 PM and 2 PM, the menu also covers a portion of starters for each guest, including pizzeria classics like cold cuts, mozzarella fritta, and arancini. Options for toppings include Nduja, Carbonara, Quattro Formaggi, Tartufa, Fiona, and more. And for dessert, a decadent Nutella Pizza is the sweet finale to an overflowing brunch experience. Wash it down with a selection of Aperol spritz, beer, prosecco, fresh lemonade, and berry lemonade.
When: Feb. 25
Where: The Pizza Project, 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$248
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