What's On: Hong Kong's Best Events This Oct. 23 – 29, 2023
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What’s On HKG: Shi Fu Miz and More! Oct. 23 – 29, 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. Shi Fu Miz Festival 2023 at Sai Yuen Farm on Cheung Chau Island

What's On HKG Shi Fu Miz 2023

The 2023 Shi Fu Miz lineup boasts a diverse array of global talents, including the celebration of "25 Years of Rush Hour" with artists such as Antal and Esa, alongside a host of other performers and crews like Abyss Takeover, Mr. Ho, and Yu Su. Whether you're a dedicated electronic music aficionado or a curious newcomer, there's something to resonate with everyone's musical soul.

Taking place annually on Sai Yuen Farm, an outdoor haven of ecological consciousness, the festival is a serene escape from Hong Kong's bustling urban life. Come for the music and stay for the unique experience that seamlessly blends art, ecology, and community.

For a complete rundown of what to expect, from lineups to where you can camp around the island, click here for The Beat Asia’s guide on Shi Fu Miz Festival 2023.

2. Financial Times Non-Executive Director Programme Workshop at Jardine House in Central

Financial Times Non-Executive Director Programme Workshop at Jardine House in Central

Hosted by the Financial Times Board Director Programme, this Effective NED workshop recognizes this need in career development and offers support for aspiring, new, and current non-executive directors to refine their skills and advance their professional journeys.

Led by a faculty of experienced practitioners, this two-day intensive workshop is tailored for newly appointed board members and those aspiring to enhance their capabilities as non-executives. Touching upon topics such as legal responsibilities, corporate governance, boardroom dynamics, and beyond; the workshop provides participants with the confidence and acumen to excel in their non-executive roles.

3. Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2023 at Central Harbourfront

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2023 at Central Harbourfront

The highly anticipated Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is set to return to the Central Harbourfront, this four-day extravaganza promises an incredible outdoor gastronomic experience of international food and drink. Wineries and brewers from around the world will showcase a diverse selection of alcoholic beverages, while local culinary maestros will present their delectable creations and signature dishes.

Head to the Tasting Theatre for interactive tasting and cooking workshops, and relish captivating live entertainment on the stage while enjoying a glass of fine wine. In addition to the beloved classics, Wine & Dine Festival 2023 will introduce emerging drinks, including new latitude and Chinese wines that have earned international acclaim. For the full low-down on what to check out at the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2023, click here.

4. Eco Expo Asia at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai

Eco Expo Asia HKCEC

Hong Kong’s Eco Expo Asia returns to showcase cutting-edge green products, technology, and solutions, making it essential for sustainability enthusiasts and traders prioritizing the environment. The exhibition offers a unique networking opportunity for businesses, government bodies, and industry associations, fostering B2G, B2B, and B2C connections in the realm of green innovation.

Highlights include the ‘Startup Zone' featuring groundbreaking environmental solutions, the 'Green Transportation’ section with electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and the ‘Waste Treatment & Recycling’ exhibit for a look at waste management and recycling technologies. There is also the ‘Eco Asia Conference,’ which is set to gather industry leaders for greater insights and dialogue. On the final day, the event opens to the public, encouraging green living and citizen participation in environmental protection.

5. Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn's New Pan-Asian Tasting Menu at NAMO in East Tsim Sha Tsui

Chef Bobby Chin

Celebrating a grand relaunch for NAMO Pan-Asian Bistro & Bar, Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn has curated an exclusive New Pan-Asian Tasting Menu that explores the contemporary tastes of the region while preserving a deep appreciation for Thai cuisine. The menu expands the restaurant's offerings to further encompass the rich and diverse flavours of Vietnam and Indonesia.

This tantalizing tropical menu presents innovative creations like the ‘Duck A La Banana’ and ‘Tamarind-Glazed Crab Cakes,’ promising an exquisite journey through the finest culinary landscapes of Southeast Asia. For the main course, diners can choose from options like Thai crab curry, marinated beef, or lobster cellophane noodles. To round off this culinary experience, a sweet ‘Pandan Panna Cotta’ awaits.

6. BBQ Halloween with BBQ For Friends at Porkcentric in Tai Hang

BBQ Halloween with BBQ For Friends at Porkcentric in Tai Hang

Prepare for a spooktacular evening at Barbecue for Friends' first-ever Halloween-themed BBQ Bash, hosted at Tai Hang's Porkcentric. On this special night, don your spookiest or most creative costume because all costumed attendees will be treated to a complimentary jello shot to kick off the Halloween festivities!

The grill will be sizzling with an array of BBQ delights, including succulent BBQ ribs, creamy Mac n Cheese, charred Corn on the Cob, spicy Chicken Wings, and flavourful BBQ Baked Beans. You can also enjoy the mouthwatering Pulled Pork from the a la carte menu. Bring your appetite, bring your costume, and get ready for a memorable evening of food and fun.

7. Cirque du Freak Halloween Dinner Party at Porterhouse in Lan Kwai Fong

Cirque du Freak Halloween Dinner Party at Porterhouse in Lan Kwai Fong

Enter a world of mystery and ghoulish intrigue this Halloween in Lan Kwai Fong as Porterhouse unveils the Cirque du Freak Halloween Dinner Party. Immerse yourself in an evening of enchantment and spine-tingling secrets in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, for a Halloween dinner perfect for the most chilling time of the year.

While relishing a sumptuous menu, certain courses will present you with a captivating opportunity to choose between two tarot cards, each representing a different dish. Ready to find out what fate has in store? Additionally, a complimentary tarot reader will be on hand between 6:30 to 9:30 PM to guide you through the mysteries of the evening.

8. Pink-O-Ween Dinner Party 2023 at JAJA in Wan Chai

Pink-O-Ween Dinner Party 2023 at JAJA in Wan Chai

Get ready for the ultimate vegetarian Halloween dining experience and themed entertainment at JAJA. Put on your spookiest, quirkiest, or most creative costumes and join JAJA for a hauntingly delicious four-course vegetarian feast, where you can opt for a 3-hour beverage free-flow as an extra treat. The "best-dressed" diner has a chance to win a JAJA dining voucher worth HK$1000.

The night is brimming with surprises, treats, and thrilling entertainment, including a colourful trick-or-treat candy corner to satisfy your sweet tooth, professional tarot card readings, a face-painting corner, a D.I.Y Slime Play Station, and photo booths where you can capture wickedly cute memories.

9. Edo Horror Geisha Night at FUMI in Lan Kwai Fong

Edo Horror Geisha Night at FUMI in Lan Kwai Fong

Experience the hauntingly enchanting Edo Horror Geisha Night show at FUMI, a mesmerizing dance performance that will unfold before your eyes, accompanying a meal of premium Japanese delights. Step into a world of beauty and grace as you savour a specially prepared set dinner menu.

The culinary journey begins with courses like Chutoro sashimi, Monkfish Liver, Striped Jack, and Hokkaido Botan Shrimp to tantilize. Pan-fried Foie Gras with French Bread and succulent Miyazaki Beef, cooked Sukiyaki Style, are destined to be highlights. Take the experience to the next level with a 2-hour all-you-can-drink Sake free-flow, ensuring your glass is never empty as you enjoy the enchanting Geisha performance between 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

10. Artmalade: Theme Horror at The Aftermath in Central

Artmalade: Theme Horror at The Aftermath in Central

Unleash your creative spirit in a spine-chilling atmosphere at Artmalade's Horror-themed event! This is not your typical art show or comedy night—it's a fusion of both. Artmalade is a unique spectacle that pairs featured artists in a non-competitive battle to create live art pieces, based entirely on suggestions from the audience. Your own drawings will be transformed into the basis for an improvised comedy performance, known as 'artprov.'

As the night draws to a close, don't miss the art auction where you can snag a unique piece of the evening's creativity, with proceeds going directly back to the artists.

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