What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Sept. 4 – 10, 2023
September 04, 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. DIESEL BALL by Kenken and House of Marciano at Soho House Hong Kong
Category is – successful living! Join the House of Diesel and vogue the Soho House down in your hottest denim garms at this exclusive themed ball. Organized by Voguing HK and Kenken, the categories include Vogue in Diesel – which awards the champion an exclusive HK$2000 cash prize – as well as Oldway v.s Newway, Hands v.s Arms, Runway, Vogue Femme, Face, Realness, and Sex Siren. There is also a Best Dressed category for those who plan to stun with more than just their moves.
Winners of the grand prize will each and all receive a gift from Diesel to primp up their closet, and competitors in the Vogue in Diesel category will be required to wear at least one item of Diesel while on the runway.
When: 7 PM – 11 PM, Sept. 10
Where: Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, Starting from HK$300
2. Shek O Beach Cleanup by Green Hour Foundation
Green Hour invites all to join their next beach cleanup event in Shek O. Shek O is a popular beach located on the south side of Hong Kong Island, nestled between two mountains. The coastline is breathtaking, with postcard-perfect views of several small outlying islands.
To get to the meeting point, simply take the number 9 bus from the Shau Kei Wan MTR station to the Shek O Bus Terminus. Volunteers will be given bags and gloves and assigned to a small team to clean the beach. A more sustainable world starts with simple actions, and this is a great opportunity to contribute to preserving Hong Kong’s beautiful beaches and keep them clean for generations to come.
When: 10 AM – 12 PM, Sept. 10
Where: Shek O Beach, Hong Kong
How much: Sign up here, Free
3. HKTDC Watch & Clock Fair in Wan Chai
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this year's Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair has returned, promising to be bigger and better with over 200 exhibitors from Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan, and more.
The fair is divided into five themed zones, offering a comprehensive look at the watch industry. Visitors can explore everything from world-class brands and limited-edition masterpieces to the nuts and bolts of watchmaking, such as parts, components, and machinery. This year's theme, "Guo Chao," celebrates the artistry and ingenuity of Chinese watchmakers. Whether you're a collector, retailer, or watch enthusiast, this event offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a world where time is of the essence.
4. CENTRESTAGE 2023 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai
CENTRESTAGE 2023, the global fashion extravaganza, will dazzle and draw industry professionals from 17 countries and regions and showcase around 200 fashion brands. This year's event will be a unique blend of fashion and technology, with a focus on digital fashion and AI applications. The extended four-day fair features fashion shows, parades, and seminars with an emphasis on sustainability trends in fashion.
The final two days of the exhibition are open to the public, providing fashion enthusiasts with the opportunity to experience the convergence of fashion, style, techno-innovation, and more.
5. Wan Chai Record Fair: Autumn Edition by Sonic Aviators at The Wanch
Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply a music lover looking to expand their taste, Sonic Aviators are rounding the summer with an autumn edition of their much-loved vinyl record fair. Crate diggers are invited to pull up to The Wanch to buy, sell, and barter vinyl records from diverse genres. Both pre-loved, used records and new ones are welcome. The venue will be buzzing with good sound and equally fun vibes, alongside happy hour prices for drinks - all day long.
When: 1 PM – 6:30 PM, Sept. 9 – 10
Where: The Wanch, 1/F, 90 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Sign up here, Free
6. Summer's End Community Cookout by More Good in Chai Wan
Adam Studios and MAEKAN are teaming up for an exclusive cookout that promises to be a unique blend of community, competition, and charity. Held on Sept. 9, the event will feature a thrilling Spin & Smash Table Tennis Tournament, where players of all levels can show off their skills.
In addition to the tournament, guests can enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks, making it a full-fledged community gathering. But what truly sets this event apart is its charitable aspect, with all proceeds directly going to the More Good Foundation, a local NGO dedicated to providing nutritious meals to underserved communities in Hong Kong. Tickets are priced at HK$450 per person and can be purchased online.
7. Endless Tuscan Summer Top 12 Wine Tasting by The Flying Winemaker at Sheung Wan by Ovolo
Courtesy of The Flying Winemaker team, this monthly affair showcases a handpicked selection of 12 wines, centred around the theme that nods to International Chianti Day. Guests are invited to a tasting of these 12 specially curated wines. To cleanse the palate post-tasting, attendees can relish two tacos from and a classic cocktail, courtesy of Te Quiero Mucho, the Mexican establishment in the location.
After the event, the showcased wines will be available online at a 20% discount throughout the month. This event strips away the formality of traditional wine classes, offering a laid-back atmosphere for mingling and sipping. With standout wines such as Castello ColleMassari Melacce and a surprise bottle valued at HK$1000, the evening promises a flavourful journey through Tuscany.
When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Sept. 6
Where: Speakeasy Lounge, 2/F The Sheung Wan by Ovolo, 286 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$450
8. ICE Local Eats Favourite: Hong Kong Street Food in Kwai Chung
Hong Kong's storied street food culture, once defined by bustling hawkers serving delights like curry fish balls and egg waffles from makeshift carts, has evolved. While these carts have dwindled due to safety concerns, the delicacies remain, now housed in fixed establishments throughout the city.
Join ICE on a culinary escapade to Kwai Chung Plaza, a hotspot for trendsetting youth. It's more than just a food adventure. It's a chance for locals to showcase Hong Kong's renowned hospitality, for the community to bond, and for everyone to discover the latest in street food delicacies. Can’t make it for the date? Check out our handy review here, to go on your own tour of the best delicacies to try around Kwai Chung Plaza.
When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Sept. 6
Where: Kwai Chung Plaza, Block 3 Kwai Foo Road, Kwai Fong, New Territories
How much: Sign up here, Free
9. Undercut Nose to Tail Dinner by Steak King in Wong Chuk Hang
Immerse in a five-course odyssey dedicated to the unparalleled Australian Wagyu from Margaret River, paired with expertly selected Scottish whiskys culled by master Alistair MacDonald. As star butcher Johnny Glover unveils the artistry behind these select cuts, Chef Brandon transforms them into gastronomic wonders.
The journey starts with the enticing braised Wagyu neck croquettes, transcending to a rump tartar harmonized impeccably with the nuanced Glencadam 15. The rich essence of roasted bone marrow finds its match in the smoky Ben Nevis 10. For the main course, the dual splendour of Wagyu M9+ rump dances with the robust smokiness of Lagavulin 16. The crescendo? A whimsical candied Iberico pig ear ice cream, complemented by the festive notes of Glendronach 15. A symphony of flavours awaits.
10. Miercoles Calientes with Chef Fred Sistelo of Mr. Wolf at La Paloma
La Paloma’s Hot Wednesday marks its grand return this September in time for Hong Kong’s inaugural Spanish Week, as two culinary maestros, Chef Alex Fargas and Chef Fred Sistelo of Mr. Wolf, come together.
This collaboration promises an evening where the zest of Spain intertwines with Portuguese elegance. Guests will begin their journey with six inventive tapas: highlights include the sumptuous Sobrassada and Picos, and the lavish Duck Egg a la “Francesinha” French Fries doused in lobster sauce. The spotlight, however, is definitely locked in on the monumental fusion of Octopus and Iberico Pork Paella. At HK$488 per person, this is a mid-week culinary affair not to miss for those seeking a dance of Iberian flavors in Hong Kong.
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