What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Apr. 13-19, 2023
April 12, 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. Ballet in the Park at West Kowloon Cultural District
Experience a night of graceful ballet al fresco as Hong Kong Ballet invites American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company for a performance featuring their powerful young dancers. The talented cohort ranges from 17 to 21 years old and will perform classical masterworks and premieres by world-renowned choreographers, alongside new bespoke routines made special for the company.
The open-air main stage foregrounds West Kowloon Cultural District’s Art Park, creating a stunning star-lit backdrop of Hong Kong's picturesque skyline. Visitors can bring their own picnic blankets or folding chairs for an unforgettable evening of ballet performances.
When: 7 PM, Apr. 15-16
Where: Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon
How much: Free
2. The Bay Market by K-farm at Kennedy Town
Second-hand flea market, the Bay Market, is back for a second-round in Kennedy Town after a roaring success hosting in November 2022, featuring sustainable and environmentally friendly, second-hand, pre-loved, and organic goods.
Hosted inside the K-farm by Belcher Bay, come down to the ‘hood from 2 PM onwards to purchase arts and crafts made by community friends and family, second-hand clothes, vintage collectibles, and local food and drinks!
When: Apr. 15
Where: K-farm by Belcher Bay, 3 Shing Sai Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free
3. No Lights No Lycra at HK iMusic Academy in North Point
More than just a dance event and a stark world away from the archetypal LKF night out, No Lights No Lycra is a place where you can truly let go and dance freely without any inhibitions. Taking place in a dark room with the lights off, attendees can completely lose themselves in the music without worrying about being judged or maintaining a certain look for the Instagram camera.
Emphasizing the experience of dancing with nobody watching, this inclusive event is open to people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Not only is it a fun way to get your cardio going, but it also lets you free yourself from anxieties and stressors of the week.
When: Apr. 13, 18
Where: HK iMusic Academy, (G03), 33 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$85
4. Tango Between Images — Hong Kong Films & Comics at Hong Kong Film Archive
Get ready for a thrilling adventure down memory lane as the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) sets the stage for the "Tango Between Images - Hong Kong Films & Comics" exhibition.
Discover the impact comics have had on the world of cinema as the exhibition showcases Hong Kong films inspired by or adapted from comics since the 1930s. Explore the similarities and differences between the films and their comic originals in terms of plots, characterisations and character designs, and witness how filmmakers have captured the essence of the original stories in films.
When: Now until Oct. 8
Where: Hong Kong Film Archive, 50 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong
How much: Free
5. TNN x Heinok YOGA FLOW by The New Normal Charity and Heinok Fan
Get your body moving and your mind grooving with Move Partners, a collaborative project between The New Normal Charity and organisations, professionals, and athletes. They're bringing you donation-based yoga and sound healing classes that will leave you feeling zen and refreshed.
Led by Heinok Fan at Ikigai Causeway Bay, these classes offer a 60-minute yin yang style yoga flow that ends with 15 minutes of softer & static yin stretches and a sound bath. The classes are open to all levels, with weekly themes that range from grounding and balance to heart openers and backbends. Classes are donation based, with a suggested donation of HK$100.
When: Apr. 13
Where: IKIGAI Yoga & Wellness x Art Piece, 23/F, 3 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free, with suggested donation of HK$100
6. Xavier Vignon Wine Dinner by Two More Glasses in Sheung Wan
Get ready to indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime wine and dine experience with Xavier Vignon, one of the Rhône Valley's top winemakers, partnering with Two More Glasses for a six-course meal that will have your taste buds singing. Each dish is perfectly paired with one of Xavier Vignon's finest wines, so you can expect an explosion of flavours in every bite. Come to hear from Xavier Vignon and Florent Mougnin as they explain the pairing of exquisite wines with savory dishes.
The menu is mouth-watering, including selections of Typhoon Shelter Razor Clam, SOW Trio, Beef Tartar, Lobster Bique, Forest - Porcini Rocket Risotto, and 36 Hours Sous Vide Short Ribs. The wines on offer for tasting are even more impressive, including Xavier Vignon Cotes-Du-Rhône Blanc 2020/2021, Arcane L'Hermite 2016, Xavier Vignon, Arcane V Le Pape 2010, Xavier Vignon, and Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc de Noir Almutia Clair-Obscure.
When: Apr. 15
Where: Sow by Loft 7, 189 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$1098
7. Artifact Bar Opens at BaseHall 2
Get ready to experience the ultimate luxury bar-going experience in Hong Kong with the opening of Artifact Bar on Apr. 11, located inside BaseHall 02. The brainchild of industry veterans Beckaly Franks, Ezra Star, and Michael Larkin, and with J Frank at the helm as bar manager, Artifact Bar is set to become the new place to be.
Step into an immersive "Third Place" away from home and work, inspired by underground water reservoirs, and enjoy a journey through time, ocean, and the Earth with their focus on brown spirits from around the world. Sip on their must-try seasonal cocktails, including the Bread and Butter Milk Punch (HK$170), Olympus (HK$170), and Caviar Martini (HK$170), and enjoy their impressive collection of rare spirits and curated wine list.
When: Apr. 11 onwards
Where: Artifact Bar, No. 1 & 2, Shop 5 & 7, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
8. Sherry Wine and Iberico Ham Tasting at Patra Negra House
Pata Negra House Group is taking the gastronomic world by storm again with their revamped menus for Signature and Prestige experiences. Brace yourself for an exclusive sherry wine pairing that will take your love for premium Iberico ham vintages to new heights.
The eight-course tasting meal - paired with Champagne, red, white, and dessert wine - includes new additions such as Iberico pork and ham ravioli with black truffle-infused Iberico ham bouillon, Spanish Basque butcher “Txuleton” (rib-eye) with caramelised stuffed piquillo pepper, and homemade Spanish pear in syrup sorbet with Pata Negra House’s special dessert sherry wine blend for a perfect end to your meal.
When: Saturdays (Signature Experience), Tuesdays to Saturdays (Group Signature Experience, Prestige Experience)
Where: Patra Negra House, Unit 601, 6/F, Lee Sum Factory Building, No. 28 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon
How much: Buy tickets here, starting from HK$980 per person
9. Nam Fong x LKY Tea Pairing Menu at Le Meridien in Cyberport
Join the culinary musings of chef Quentin Leung as he prepares a selection of carefully curated Cantonese dishes that pair with refined LKY teas. The one-time Tea Pairing lunch is hosted at Nam Fong, the newly-opened Cantonese restaurant of Le Meridien Hong Kong in Cyberport.
As part of the five-course menu, guests can enjoy specialties such as the Steamed Surf Clam with Garlic Sauce and Flat Glass Noodles with Osmanthus Oolong tea and Braised Angus Beef Ribs in Guizhou Sour Broth with Jun Mei Black Tea.
When: Apr. 16, 12 PM – 3 PM
Where: Nam Fong, Le Meridien Hong Kong, 3/F, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
How much: Starting at HK$698 per person
10. Hue Weekend Live Jazz Brunch at Victoria Harbourside in Tsim Sha Tsui
Indulge in the ultimate brunch experience at modern Australian restaurant, Hue Dining. Having recently launched a new champagne brunch every weekend featuring the world's oldest champagne house, Gosset champagne, and a live jazz performance every Sunday – the Hue Dining brunch experience is not to be missed.
Start with an assortment of house-made sharing dishes, ranging from homemade bread with house-smoked butter, to “kimchi Shakshuka.” For mains, choose from the Limestone coast wagyu flank steak, grilled lamb rump, house-made Cumberland sausage, pan-seared king salmon, or angel hair pasta. Free-flow options start from HK$380 per person, offering Gosset Extra Brut champagne, a variety of 10 premium red and white wine choices, and Bloody Marys.
When: Apr. 16 onwards
Where: Hue Dining, Hong Kong Mueseum of Art, 1/F, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Starting at HK$480 per person
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