What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on July 27 - Aug. 2, 2023
July 26, 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. BLCKOUT x JIVA AFROYACHT Afrobeats Boat Party
Ready for a nautical musical voyage unlike any other? Brace yourselves as local event groups BLCKOUT and JIVA bring you an Afrobeats yacht party, promising an experience that transcends the usual cityscape. For seven hours, indulge in an all-inclusive indulgence of free-flowing drinks, cocktails, and delectable food, while the city's skyline becomes your moving backdrop.
This event is not just about luxury, but an unrivalled sonic adventure, brought to life by the electrifying beats of Hong Kong’s renowned Afro DJs - MINOU, RICHIE, HYDRA, and CHILI Q. Experience the rhythmic pulse of Afrobeats as you cruise along the waters and under the open sky.
When: July 30, 11 AM – 6 PM
Where: (Pick-up/Drop-off) Aberdeen Marina Club Car Park, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$950
2. Full Moon Sound Healing with Cacao Heart Opening by miraclevie in Wong Chuk Hang
On the evening of the upcoming Super Full Moon, embark on a profound journey of self-discovery, healing, and manifestation hosted by the gifted spiritual guide, Minnie Cheung of miraclevie. This transformative experience combines the vibrational healing power of sound and the heart-opening properties of cacao in a serene sharing circle. The primary goal is to assist attendees in releasing stress and emotional baggage while aligning with their life goals, with astrological help and support from sound healing.
To fully benefit from this journey, participants are advised to refrain from alcohol and other substances for 48-72 hours before the experience. It is best to attend on an empty stomach and in comfortable clothing. Don't forget to bring an eye mask or scarf, a journal, a pen, and any crystals or jewellery you wish to charge under this lunar phenomenon. Mats and blankets will be provided on site.
When: 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Aug. 2
Where: Shan Studios 46 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$500
3. HKAPA Presents Academy Cello Festival 2023: Gala Closing Concert in Wan Chai
The renowned Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) is bringing back its cherished Academy Cello Festival for its second season this summer. Nestled in the confines of the Academy Concert Hall, this grand performance is a finale to the event, which has been running since July 22. Featuring the talented students from the Strings Department, the festival offers an exceptional platform for them to showcase their mastery over the cello, performing an array of wonderful pieces.
To further enhance the experience, accomplished alumni and faculty members will share the stage, adding their seasoned interpretations to the performances. The Gala Closing Concert’s repertoire includes the magnificent 'Hymnus for 12 Celli, Op.57' by Klengel, Ravel's exhilarating 'Boléro' arranged by Letty Poon, De Falla's 'Ritual Fire Dance' arranged by Emilio Colon, and the charming 'Aubade' by Françaix.
When: 7PM, July 28
Where: Academy Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, Starting from HK$50
4. Clothes Fragrance and Fan Shadow: Magnificent European Antiques Exhibition in Causeway Bay
This sensory journey whisks you away through time, bringing the resplendence of centuries-old European relics to Hong Kong. Marvel at the intricate beauty of antique perfume bottles and catch a whiff of vintage fragrances, a captivating experience that will transport you to another era. This unique exhibition also showcases an array of time-honoured artefacts, including hand fans, ball costumes, and music boxes.
Embark on a 45-minute guided tour to thoroughly appreciate the exhibition's historical richness. Each admissions package also offers an antique perfume experience card and a replica of antique postcards inspired by the showcased goods.
When: Now until Aug. 31
Where: iLab, Unit A, 3/F, McDonald’s Building, 46-54 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$180 (HK$160 per person for groups of 2 or more)
5. Production Workshop with TAYHANA (NAAFI) at Eaton Hotel in Jordan
Take a deep dive into the world of music production with Grammy-award winning Argentinian DJ and producer, TAYHANA. Known for her work on ROSALÍA's critically acclaimed LP, ‘Motomami’, TAYHANA will share her journey, insights, and techniques that led her to produce the standout track "CUUUUuuuuuute".
This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading talents, making it a must-attend event for aspiring producers, DJs, and music enthusiasts alike. Get ready to gain valuable knowledge that could transform your own music creation process and inspire your next hit.
When: 4 PM – 5:30 PM, July 30
Where: Terrible Baby, Music Room, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
How much: Sign up here, Free entry
6. Former Speak Low Shanghai Mixologist Takumi Hoshi’s Guest Shift at WOOBAR in Kowloon
Here's your chance to taste the exotic and captivating creations of one of Asia's top mixologists. Don't miss this special rendezvous with Takumi Hoshi at WOOBAR, where he will lift the veil off his secret menu, pouring an evening of enchanting mixology magic. Formerly the Head Mixologist at Speak Low Shanghai, part of the SG Group, Hoshi brings the allure of Asia's 50 Best Bar 2022 to the vibrant setting of WOOBAR.
Hoshi's exclusively designed menu for W Hong Kong promises an entrancing journey through innovative and flavorful mixology. The SG Group, renowned for cultivating an exceptional bar culture, runs multiple award-winning establishments across Asia, including the acclaimed Speak Low and Sober Company in Shanghai, and The SG Club in Tokyo. A tiered list of discounted drinks packages is offered, each inclusive of one, two, and three drinks respectively. Click here to find out more.
When: July 27 - 28
Where: WOOBAR, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
How much: Book here, Starting from HK$120
7. Flash Coffee Gets Pretty in Pink to Celebrate Barbie Movie
Flash Coffee's Causeway Bay Plaza store has morphed into a Barbie-themed paradise - classic Barbie box window displays, movie posters gracing the walls, and the official soundtrack wafting through the air. Flex your foot arches to step into a Barbie's shoes, capture memorable snapshots, and sip your favourite Flash coffee brew from limited-edition Barbie-themed pink cups, replacing Flash Coffee's iconic yellow ones, available across all Hong Kong stores. Click here to find your closest location!
When: Now until Aug. 3
Where: Flash Coffee CWB, Shop G03, G/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
8. BBQ For Friends Takeover at Porkcentric in Tai Hang
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as the popular Porkcentric teams up with BBQ For Friends for an exclusive barbecued bonanza. The star of the evening and founder of BBQ for Friends, Chef Solomon, brings his mastery of the Californian-style BBQ to Hong Kong, combining his own unique art of grilling with a family-style secret sauce recipe that dates back to his great-great grandfather's era. The unique sauce - an heirloom in itself - promises to infuse a distinctive twist to the BBQ classics available. Tickets each also include one drink.
When: 7 PM – 11 PM, July 29
Where: Porkcentric, G/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$480
9. New Seven-course Tasting Menu at Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui
The emphasis on freshness in Japanese cuisine makes it one of the best pairings for the balmy summertime. Indulge in a meticulously curated 7-course tasting menu by Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant, offering a wide arrangement of dishes that encompass salad, sashimi, sushi, tempura, teppanyaki, noodles, and dessert.
A standout dish on the menu, the Korean Hanwoo1++ Beef Tataki, won accolades in The Royal Garden Young Chef Competition. Its sweet and sour pears balance the rich, premium beef in a sublime play of flavours. Also featured are a selection of fresh sashimi: Norwegian Salmon, Korean Ark Shell, and Simmered South African Fresh Abalone, as well as an assortment of exquisite sushi and tempura to follow. Savour the teppanyaki choices of Korean Hanwoo1++ Beef Sirloin Steak or Korean Hanwoo1++ Beef Sliced Roll, featuring the luxurious texture of premium Korean beef. The menu concludes with a refreshing Homemade Sake Yuzu Sherbet and a sublime Homemade Green Tea Bracken-starch Cake, leaving you in a state of culinary bliss.
When: 12 PM - 3 PM / 5:30 PM - 11 PM, Daily
Where: Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant, 1/F, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
How much: Book here, HK$1280
10. Enjoy Lunch and Hands-on Baking Classes at Roganic in Causeway Bay
Immerse yourself in a culinary adventure this summer at the Michelin-starred and Michelin Green-starred Roganic Hong Kong. Their sought-after baking classes return this August, providing gourmet bakers a chance to learn from the award-winning team led by Chef Ashley Salmon.
Participants will master the art of crafting Roganic's signature soda bread and the delicious Simon Rogan’s apple tart. But that's not all. The beverage team will demonstrate the process of fermenting their own kombucha, offering a complete gastronomic journey. Adding to this unique culinary experience, attendees will also get to savour a three-course lunch at Roganic, enjoy refreshments, and take bottled house-made kombucha home. These intimate classes are limited to just eight participants per session.
When: Wednesdays & Sundays, Aug. 2 to 30
Where: Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$1280
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