What’s On HK: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Mar. 1 - 8, 2023
March 01, 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. Women is a Word
This International Women's Day, the Women of Hong Kong (WoHK) community is hosting a special, glass-ceiling shattering celebration of and for women. Taking place at the sweeping Sky100 observation deck, join other inspiring individuals for an evening panel discussion featuring extraordinary women of Hong Kong members from diverse backgrounds, each leaders in their fields, and have taken action to promote gender equality, challenge gender norms, and advance women's rights.
This discussion will explore the important topics that women need to discuss and how we can work together to create a more equitable future with speakers amongst the likes of WoHK founder Sarah Vee, Alia Eyres from Mother’s Choice, AmCham WOI Champion for Women winner Felicty McRobb, and many awe-inspiring others. Grab your tickets now, with early bird pricing still available until Mar. 1, click here.
When: 6PM, Mar. 9
Where: Sky 100 Observation Deck, 100/F, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
How much: HK$280 (General HK$320)
2. The Divine Feminine
Another aspect Women’s Day calls for is the rejuvenating ritual of connecting with our inner emotions and energies. Tapping into everyone’s inner goddess on this special day, The Yoga Room is hosting two special classes in honour of the divine feminine energy that resides within us all. First on the schedule is a Goddess Flow yoga session, homing in on the power of the Goddess pose, embodying heavenly energy to help drive our own strength and wisdom.
The next class is a meditation-focused workshop that sparks traditionally ‘feminine’ instincts such as intuition, compassion, and creativity. No matter your age, ability, or experience, all lovely ladies are invited to participate in this one-day journey into fortifying confidence through yoga and spirituality. Click here to reserve admission.
When: Mar. 8
Where: The Yoga Room, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: HK$200
3. Splendid Park
Be transported to a garden of quirky and surrealistic flowers with Michael Lau's first-ever institutional exhibition, Splendid Park, at K11 MUSEA. Featuring 39 paintings and sculptures from the ‘Package-change’, ‘First Encounter’, ‘Soliloquy’, ‘Master’, ‘Flowers series’ and more, Lau's exhibition tells a story of his journey as an artist, tracing back to his art toy days in the late 1990s. By unlocking the "codes" of his visual language, audiences can explore the vast and all-encompassing Splendid Park from the perspective of a 'gardener'.
Design lovers can also enjoy art tours, while families can bring their little ones to workshops, while parents indulge in yoga sessions. For a truly immersive experience, book a spot at one of these activities here.
When: Now until Mar. 5
Where: Kunsthalle, 6F, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Free
4. Mezzotint March
Hosted by Lemna of the alchemist, this workshop introduces the basics of mezzotint, an intaglio technique used to create strong impressions of depth, form, and dramatic chiaroscuro. Participants will learn how to use a rocker tool to roughen a copper plate, and scrape and polish the surface with a scraper and burnisher to create the design and tone.
The workshop will end with each participant creating their own mezzotint print from a pre-prepared copperplate. There’s also a concurrent exhibition titled ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi Vol. ♡’ by artist Avery Lau Hong Lam, which will run until Mar. 15. Tickets to the workshop also include one drink, and supplies will be on hand for use. Buy yours now by clicking here.
When: 2PM – 5PM, Mar. 2
6:30PM – 9:30PM, Mar. 10
Where: Lemna of the alchemist, G/F, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: HK$500
5. What a Girl Knows
Celebrate International Women's Day by testing your knowledge and celebrating all that’s femme, with local trivia smarties Millennial Quiz Night. Bring your brains and facts of the iconic women defining pop culture and inspiring women throughout herstory for a chance to win some groovy prizes.
What’s more, all proceeds of this event will be donated to Talk Hong Kong, a volunteer peer-led group of women and femme survivors of child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault. Participate in growing the cause that IWD stands behind by helping to strengthen a safe and trusted support network for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Compete in groups of four or have some brain-teasing fun as an individual, and purchase your tickets by clicking here.
When: 7PM – 9PM, Mar. 8
Where: The Hive Wan Chai, 21/F, The Phoenix, 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$150
6. Save Water, Drink Beer
The craft beer and pub industry in Hong Kong has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with many new local brands and bars popping up. Sustainability-focused social enterprise Encompass HK is hosting an introductory taster session to three international and local beers that prioritize sustainability.
The session will also briefly touch on the global Sustainability Development Goal of ‘Responsible Consumption and Production,’ a topic often overlooked in Hong Kong. Get your tickets now by clicking here.
When: 7:30PM – 9:00PM. Mar. 2
Where: Dream Impact, Unit C, 4/F, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
How much: HK$120
7. Campari for Your Thoughts?
Impress your friends at your next party by learning how to mix cocktails from award-winning mixologist and Brand Ambassador of Campari Hong Kong, Delphine Kong! Delphine will host a Cocktail Masterclass for crafting the most perfect, classic Italian cocktails - Garibaldi, Aperol Spritz, and Negroni.
Each participant will also receive an exclusive set of Campari bar tools: including a red Campari tote containing one of each of a jigger, mixing glass and mixing spoon. Seats are limited, so book your tickets by clicking here.
When: 5PM, Mar. 9
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
How much: HK$250
8. Camp Krapao
Debuting at BaseHall, Camp Krapao is the latest Thai concept to hit the cafeteria with a typhoon of aromas and the signature palate of Thai holy basil. Themed around the dish of ‘pad kra pao,’ a stir-fry of basil mixed with meat or proteins of choice and piled up beside jasmine rice topped with a sunny side egg, expect a menu of unpretentious yet flavourful fare that hits that sweet, fragrant, and spicy spot.
The new kitchen is headed by Chef Noom Charrin Singdaechakarn, a native of the Northeastern Isan region of Thailand. Formerly the chef de cuisine at Soul Food Thai, she is bringing her skills to fry up some comforting plates of pad kra pao (starting from HK$118), alongside much-loved Thai dishes like Kor Moo Yang (HK$88) grilled pork, Neua Yong Nam Tok (HK$98) wagyu beef salad, and Pad Thai (HK$128) with options of prawns or a vegetarian alternative.
When: From Jan. 30 onwards
Where: Camp Krapao, BaseHall 01, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starting at HK$88
9. Not too crabby
Chef Gizzy from Hotal Colombo and Chef Theign from Grand Majestic Sichuan have joined forces to create an unforgettable evening of four-hands dinner celebration, featuring the succulent and meaty mud crab. Guests will be treated to various exquisite dishes, each with their own unique flavour profiles.
From tongue-tingling to fragrant and fiery; dishes such as the Jaffna Crab Claw Kari, the Hot and Sour Wood Ear Salad, and Crispy Crab Cake Bao Served with Mapo Chilli Crab Sauce, are sure to leave you wanting more. Experience an extraordinary night at the Sri Lankan restaurant by booking your table here.
When: Mar. 7-8
Where: Hotal Colombo, 31 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong
How much: HK$588 per person
10. Donde en Seúl, haz lo que vieres
La Paloma, the Spanish mainstay of Sai Ying Pun, is launching its newest chapter of Hot Wednesdays, inviting prominent culinary figures in Hong Kong to join Chef-owner Alex Fargas in preparing creative fusion dishes. Every two weeks, guests can experience the best of Spanish culture and Hong Kong's diverse eats, through giant paellas and tapas that combine two national cuisines.
Coming up is a guest shift from Chef Yongsoo Doo of Liberty Exchange Kitchen and Bar, who will prepare five Asian-inspired tapas and add his Korean-inspired touch to the signature La Paloma giant paella. Don't miss out on the chance to savour items like Beef Tartare with gochujang sauce and pear sorbet, Japanese Scallop on Fire with Bonito soy-sauce, and more.
Reserve your seating now by clicking here. You may also use the same link to secure a spot for the following edition scheduled for Mar. 22, which features Chef Satoru from Sushi Kuu.
When: Mar. 8
Where: La Paloma, 1/F, Soho 189, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: HK$488 per person
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