What's on Hong Kong: Miz Cracker & More! Sept 25 - Oct 1
September 25, 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. Miz Cracker: A Brief History of the Entire World...and also me! at KITEC in Kowloon Bay
Get ready for an unforgettable evening of laughter and fabulousness, as the ever-so-gorgeous-yet-hilarious Miz Cracker brings her one-queen show to Hong Kong for the very first time. Prepare to be entertained by 'Miz Cracker: A Brief History of the Entire World...and also me!' as she takes you on a journey through time, accompanied by her signature whip-smart jokes and commentary.
Known as the drag daughter of the legendary Bob the Drag Queen, Miz Cracker made a name for herself on Season 10 of Rupaul's Drag Race, before going on to wow audiences as a runner-up on Rupaul's Drag Race: All Stars 5, proving that this cracker has a taste that lingers long after the show ends!
2. Sensitive Art Exhibition at Fringe Club in Central
Bringing together names like Lauren Cheng, Anna Salenko, Shirley Yeung, Yulia Shautsukova, Anna Lau, Kate Pong, Marianne Dami Kim, and Aya Mingaz, this exhibition weaves a beautiful tapestry of talent amongst the city's femme artists. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they all share a connection to Hong Kong as well as to the themes of strength, resilience, and creativity, showcased through their equally as diverse art styles and pieces. Each of their voices is given the space to ring bright and clear.
3. IABHK C23: AI All At Once at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gear up and get ready to familiarize yourself with the updates AI is set to bring to the world of business and marketing in Hong Kong and beyond. Aimed at industry professionals from all levels, IABHK will be hosting their debut 'AI ALL AT ONCE' conference, offering the opportunity to connect with over 350 C-suite executives and top marketers.
The conference is held as a mix of in-person and virtual experiences, featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, workshops, and business matchmaking. Topics explored over the course of the conference range from developments in Generative AI, User Generated Content and it's potential, plus, AI's role in enhancing marketing tools, and more. Member registration is priced at HK$680, though regular visitors can still take part for HK$980.
4. The Tiger Who Came To Tea Live Performance at HKAPA in Wan Chai
Come along and join Sophie and her mum for some tea. Only, this isn't your usual tea time, as a giant wild feline makes a surprise guest appearance! Having filled theatres across the globe, the internationally renowned stage play adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea is making a return to Hong Kong for another great big singalong.
Suited for audiences aged three years old and above, The Tiger Who Came to Tea promises to dazzle with whimsical humour, great energy, and good laughs. With such a talented cast, colourful and dreamlike costumes, and a kooky storyline, the show is sure to captivate viewers of all ages. Runtime is approximately under an hour, with no intervals between.
Get ready for another laughter-rollercoaster as Jokerz makes a much-anticipated return. Hong Kong's renowned comedy show is primed to light up AIA Vitality Park with an evening set beneath the starry expanse - or at least under the bright glow of the surrounding skyscrapers - right at the base of the iconic Hong Kong Observation Wheel.
The lineup is nothing short of stellar, featuring the sharp humor of Ryan Hynek, Muk Venkataraman's rapid-fire wit, Pete Grella's side-splitting anecdotes, and the legendary comedic prowess of Jason Strickland. And just when you think that's all, keep your eyes peeled for a surprise appearance by a mystery comedy star. To keep things comfortable, the event also offers on-site food vendors for a hearty meal or quick bites. And, of course, the bar is all set to serve, featuring a selection of wine by Victoria Wines, beers, refreshing BubbleMe seltzers, and an array of soft drinks.
6. World Sake Day Festival 2023 at PMQ in SoHo
Got a taste for Japan's favourite spirit? Hosted by Sake Central and Singular Concepts, this semi-al fresco celebration of World Sake Day 2023 will span a long three-day weekend, offering all sake lovers and novice sake-enjoyers the chance to taste this delectable rice wine.
With over 300 types of sake on offer, each option represents a unique mixture of Japanese craftsmanship and skill. To top it all off, attendees can also snack on an array of delectable Japanese street food to complement the tastings. There will be a series of Japanese cultural performances to admire and learn more from as well.
Doubling down on the convivial spirit of Mid-Autumn and National Day, Tsingtao is hosting a one-of-a-kind beer fest that is poised to set Central Market alight. Discover Tsingtao's 16 different beers across 12 series, ensuring a fitting flavour profile for every preference. To match the holiday atmosphere, discover the moonlit bamboo forest, where cartoon mascots and installations of a giant moon, moon rabbit, and astronaut await.
Embracing the holiday festivities, Central Market will be transforming into a lively carnival for Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations. Open from 6 PM until late, the venue will set up a special bar area where visitors can enjoy beer tastings alongside delicious Tsingdao cuisine, live music, and even mini-competitions to boot.
8. BaseHall's National Dumpling Week at BaseHall 2 in Jardine House
BaseHall 2 has partnered with Kingsley Wong's A Freaking Dumpling ceramic project to support local charity, Feeding Hong Kong. Throughout the week, proceeds from orders off the BaseHall 2-exclusive dumpling menu for the week will be donated to Feeding Hong Kong, whilst every purchase of A Freaking Dumpling's ceramic dumpling-shaped chopstick holder will double as a donation of six dumplings to those in the city who lack food security.
Hailing from Lai Chi Kok, the first partner on BaseHall 2's National Dumpling Week menu is Ah Chun Shandong Dumplings, famed for passing down traditional family recipes and crafting exceptional handmade dumplings. Featuring five delectable creations, highlights include squid ink sauce and cuttlefish dumplings, in addition to beetroot sauce with mushroom, fungus, and vegetable dumplings.
Those seeking that signature Sichuanese spice can indulge in Hot & Meen's chao shou dumplings, with fillings amongst the likes of pork and vegetables, succulent Wagyu Beef with Vietnamese herbs, and a delightful vegetarian chao shou.
9. TNN x Dorothy: Move Freely Yoga
Move Partners by The New Normal is a collaborative mental health and wellness project that aims to reinforce the connection between physical activity and inner well-being. This exciting initiative invites you to join a donation-based yoga class in Hong Kong led by trainer Dorothy. This 60-minute session focuses on increasing the range of mobility for our bodies while finding stillness in our minds. Whether you're a beginner or at an advanced level, the class is open to all.
Held from 7 PM to 8 PM, the Sept. 26 session covers the simple and accessible way to introduce the Sun Salutation pose. Donations of HK$100 are encouraged for these classes, however, since financial situations may vary, attendees experiencing financial hardship are invited to attend for free. Proceeds will directly support the initiative, contributing towards the studio rental and remuneration for trainers in order to continue offering complimentary classes to those facing financial hardship.
Get ready to be transported back to the legendary era of classic video games, starting with the beloved pixelated masterpiece, Tetris. Originating from the Eastern USSR, this pixelated game revolutionized the gaming industry and captured the hearts of players worldwide as the Nintendo Gameboy launch title, leaving an unforgettable mark on popular culture.
Whether you're a seasoned Tetris pro or a vintage gaming enthusiast, mark your calendars for Sept. 28 and dive right in at Frank's Arcade. Get set for an unforgettable evening competing against friends, slamming for high scores, and seizing the chance to win fantastic prizes.
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