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What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on April 20-26, 2023

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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. Rooftop Republic x Feeding Hong Kong Earth Day Growing Weekend

Celebrate Earth Day 2023 by learning to grow your own food for better sustainable living. Join Rooftop Republic and Feeding Hong Kong for a workshop brimming with seasonal veggies and organic farming knowledge from expert farmers.

The workshop also includes tips on how to combat food waste and a hands-on session where you can grow your own microgreens that are packed with flavour and nutrients, containing up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts. All guests will also get a Microgreens Kit to continue their own food-growing journey at home. Children under 10 years old accompanying their parents can attend for free.

When: April 22

Where: L5 Sky Garden, Metroplaza, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Fong, Kowloon

How much: Buy tickets here, HK$250

2. ‘To Be Continued’ Screening and Director Session at Golden Scene Cinema

What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on April 20-26, 2023
Eventbrite/Encompass HK

Hong Kong is well-known for its impressive skyline and thriving business district, but there's more to the city than meets the eye. Enter Harry Odell, the Hong Kong impresario who contributed to the city’s arts and culture scene from the post-war era.

Haider Kikabhoy, a fourth-generation Hongkonger, and Walk in Hong Kong founder Dora Choi have joined hands to document Odell's life in the film "To Be Continued." Hosted by Encompass HK, join the two directors for a special weekend screening and accompanying sharing session.

When: April 21 – 22

Where: Golden Scene Cinema, 2 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

How much: Sign up here, Donation-based

3. Franks the Game Show - Not Your Average Quiz Night at Frank’s

What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on April 20-26, 2023
Eventbrite/Frank's Italian American Social Club

Light up your Wednesday with the best of laughter and tunes at Frank’s upcoming quiz night. Hosted by UK stand-up comedian Jason Strickland, plus music provided by our city’s own DJ Fu, enjoy rounds of quizzes on general knowledge, music, sports, movies, and more.

A roulette of prizes is up for grabs, so take your chance at the proverbial turntable and try your luck at winning a special surprise. Entry is inclusive of one Peroni or Aperol Spritz. Form a team of four and book your spot to secure a night of laughter, music, and entertainment.

When: 8 PM – 10 PM (quiz) / 10 PM – 12 AM (DJ set), April 26

Where: Frank's Italian American Social Club, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Buy tickets here, HK$100

4. ‘Sip Style & Shop Charity Fashion Event’ at The American Club

Set to feature over 1,000 new and pre-loved clothing items including jewellery and accessories, this sustainable charity sale begins at prices starting from HK$100. Get a chance to score some new items from top brands like Rue Madame, Frey, and Tove, as well as pre-loved luxury pieces generously donated by some stylish do-gooders in Hong Kong.

The selection will also offer products from local femme-led brands, with all combined proceeds from the event going to support local charities ImpactHK, RUN HK, and Chatteris Educational Foundation. The ticket to the event also includes a goodie bag worth of spoils over HK$1,000 (sponsored by L'Oreal), as well as a complimentary glass of wine or a can of Dash Water fruit-infused sparkling beverage.

When: April 20

Where: Vista Ballroom, The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

How much: Buy tickets here, HK$250 (early bird), HK$300 (general admission)

5. Women With Muscles Exhibition, Chat, and Party by Onside

Onside Sports Group and Athlete Impact Club have teamed up for a special project titled "Women With Muscles." The showcase is a celebration of strength and skills displayed by our city’s femme athletes, exercise physiologists, managers, sports journalists, and national level competitors.

The inspiration for the project came from a recent incident where a Hong Kong sports club's corporate sponsors only wanted “real athletes” with “extra muscles” to attend their CSR event, rejecting all female athletes who volunteered for the event.

Transforming the incident into a show of strength, this fantastic initiative has culminated into a gallery that shows the varied and beautiful range of sportswomen in our community. Swing along to see their tapestry of achievements and hang by to take part in the exhibition closing party on April 20 for some great vibes and good fun, with an insightful fireside chat on April 23 to match!

When: 6 PM – 10 PM, April 20 (closing party) / 12 PM – 6 PM, April 23 (fireside chat)

Where: WeWork Gallery, 13 New Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (exhibition & closing party)

Artzbrew Cafe & Gallery, 118 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (fireside chat)

How much: Free entry

6. Pop Your Street Vol. 4 Dance Battle at Rollalar

Witness a poppin’ dance battle that pits dancers against each other in a series of intense one-on-one and two-against-two action. Come along and watch the tournament of homegrown Hong Kong talents; with judges Dasom, Samee, and Yelo picking their top dancers in the popping category, and judges Jose, Lion Kei, and Smiley overseeing moves in the all-style category. Plus, tunes will be bumpin’ thanks to DJs Monsta Kei and ChrisChris along with bodacious MC-ing from Lockkei.

When: 1 PM (doors open), April 23

Where: 28 Hung To Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon

How much: Buy tickets here, HK$120

7. Mead and Honey Tasting by Beetales HK

What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on April 20-26, 2023

Honouring our ecosystem’s most underrated yet most crucial worker, join Beetales HK in learning more about these black and yellow critters. Let the beekeeping experts lead you on a tale through time, sharing the history of humans’ close ties with bees before having some delicious mead and fresh Hong Kong-made honey. Get up close and personal with the source of the ambrosia itself, as the workshop culminates in a night-time visit to the on-site beehive.

When: April 21

Where: (Exact location TBA by Organizer upon sign-up confirmation) Kwai Chung, Kowloon

How much: Buy tickets here, HK$290

8. ‘Au Soleil’ Pool Party at Le Méridien

Get whisked away from the urban grind and enjoy the gradually rising heatwaves at Le Méridien’s “Au Soleil” Pool Party. Welcoming the earliest days of summertime, the sleek setup also offers tons of additional poolside packages to give you the ultimate holiday experience over the weekend.

Barbecue Package (starting from HK$500) pass holders can tuck into a mouth-watering BBQ buffet with highlights like Grilled Prawn and Mussel Skewers with Garlic, Marinated Lamb Brochettes with Aromatic Herbs, Grilled Marinated Chicken Tandoori, and palate cleansers like the refreshing Homegrown Herbs Tabbouleh with Citrus and Mint, and even dessert. Early bird discounts are available until April 20.

When: April 22

Where: Le Méridien, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Hong Kong

How much: Buy tickets here, starting from HK$200

9. Blushing Sakura Afternoon Tea at I-O-N Café Bar

Nina Hospitality’s I-O-N Café has turned to the Japanese springtime icon sakura flower for their latest afternoon tea collection. Balanced delicately between floral sweetness and scrumptious savouries, the tea set consists of a variety of Japanese-inspired dishes awash in the light and fresh flavours of the season.

Tuck into the highlight of Caviar-topped Devilled Eggs amongst a blooming spread of delicacies like Beef Kushiyaki with Tomato and Mango Salsa, plus desserts incorporating the set’s eponymous stars like Sakura Mizu Shingen Mochi, Sakura Raspberry Cheesecake, and Strawberry Sakura Mont Blanc Tart.

When: Now until April 30

Where: I-O-N, click here to see all branches

How much: Book your seats here, HK$498 for two

10. The Merchants Shanghainese Opens at Forty-Five in Landmark

What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on April 20-26, 2023

Brainchild of Gerald Li and Kevin Poon from Leading Nation Hospitality Group, Shanghainese eatery The Merchants has recently opened its doors at the newly launched Forty-Five in Landmark. Named in tribute to the trading houses of old Canton that once connected China with the rest of the world, the menu offers a refined and contemporary taste of Shanghai mixed with the signature Hong Kong palate.

Led by Executive Chef Chen Tian Long, savour dishes that show influences of Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisines with great flair. From Jasmine Tea-Smoked Duck (HK$328 half portion, HK$628 full), a meticulously prepared dish involving a multi-step process of smoking duck with tea and camphor leaves, to Stir-fried Shredded Mandarin Fish (HK$788), spun from an age-old Huaiyang recipe, the delicacies celebrate Chinese cooking at expert level.

When: April 17 onwards

Where: The Merchant, 43/F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Book your seats here, Prices vary

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