What's On Hong Kong: Brazilian Carnival & more | Feb. 15-21
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What’s On Hong Kong: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Feb. 15-21, 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. Threads of Tech

Facebook/Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design

Threading together fashion and intelligent tech, Fashion X AI: 2022 – 2023 International Salon is a dual-format conference that introduces a new platform to empower all facets of the fashion industry. This kick-off forum is led by experts to discuss the limitless potential of new materials and AI technologies in bringing fashion to the next level. Additionally, there will be an accompanying exhibition at the venue from now until Feb. 26.

All are welcome to attend and be part of this exciting exchange that seeks to drive innovation and progress within the fashion industry. Admissions to the conference are free of charge, and can also be participated remotely from online, click here to reserve a spot now.

When: Feb. 17

Where: The Mills Fabrica, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories

How much: Free

2. Divirta-se!

Transporting the joyous Carnival festival of Brazil over to Hong Kong, get ready for a heart-pumping day of Brazilian traditions, dance and music, artistic performances, and smiles all around. From Batucada salvaje style drumming workshops, to capoeira class, to a crafty mosaic workshop, and more, before ending the day with a massive celebratory bonfire, come along to see the joy-filed spectacle that is Carnival.

What’s more, this edition of Carnival aims to be a sustainable and close to zero-waste event, with costumes being crafted innovatively out of recycled materials, and guests being encouraged to bring their own cups and utensils. Round up your family and friends for some Brazilian hospitality, and grab your tickets here.

When: Feb. 18

Where: Saiyuen Camping Adventure Park, DD CC Lot 12, Sai Wan, Cheung Chau, Islands

How much: HK$300 (HK$150, for children)

3. Taste of the Cherry Pop

Guilty pleasure or jamming loud and proud? Join Cherry Pop by dancing and belting out all your favourites, along with the best anthemic bangers that are near-impossible to bring a grin to your face and a shake to your hips this Friday at their main stay, The Dairy Club. Turning this jazz club inside out into a splendid pop gala ballroom, this night is one for the bops books.

When: 9PM until late, Feb. 17

Where: The Dairy Bar, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Free

4. Tai Kwun Triptych

As part of the ongoing Hong Kong Arts Festival city wide, Tai Kwun is hosting a programme of their own covering a range of mediums and touching upon themes that have integrated the new digitized and post-pandemic ways to engage with art.

Themed presentations feature the Move in Silence audio guided walk, e-Orch Musicking musical performance and interactive workshop, a community theatre performance by Flight of Fishes@HK, a multimedia installation titled Voice of Verse: Fourth Iteration, as well as creative performance art by Arts Delivery 2.0, and a special theatre show titled The Never-ending Task of Lust for Failure. See the full schedule and find out more on each event by clicking here.

When: Feb. 15 - 26

Where: Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Free

5. Eat, Sleep, 852, Repeat

Eventbrite/Hong Kong EDM

Local EDM fans anticipating a return to festivals and stage shows this year will be buzzing to get to this one-night extravaganza to feature homegrown talent from our city’s very own Anovva Records. Featuring a rotation of up to six different DJ-producers with their own unique style, this booming B2B event showcases the up-and-coming talent rising straight from the colourful Hong Kong music scene.

Featuring a line-up of Ballshing playing colour bass and dubstep, Heartgrey coming in with future bass and trap, DJ Jacky on house and bass, trance and prog-house from DJ Eric, Jaxis with future bounce, and Sunny combining future house and bass house – there are so many musical realms to be explored. With the venue and lighting design being especially curated by DizzLuna, this is going to be an electronic music adventure that will surely ignite all the senses. To book a table or purchase your tickets, click here.

When: 11PM until late, Feb. 16

Where: BOOMERANG, LG/F, 55 D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: Starting from HK$380

6. For Sake’s Sake

Eventbrite/Sake nooie

One of Japan’s top exports, sake is a rice-based spirit loved for its unique flavour and delectable lightness. Introducing creative new varieties as well as authentic traditional sake from up to over 10 breweries, this Sake Fair is an open door to all the wonderful varieties of this lovely drink, along with other Japanese-made liquors. Come along for a taste, with labels ranging from Joatsu Toyonagakura style sake from JTA Japan, the boggling yet inviting Cool Mint Green Imo Japanese Sochu from Kokubu Shuzo of Kagoshima and more.

Register now for your admission ticket by clicking here.

When: Feb. 18

Where: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

How much: Free

7. Be My Terrible Baby

Whether you are in love or out of it, we’d like to think that there’s always a little space in our hearts reserved for a good drink. Calling to the lovey-dovey theme of the season, yet still enjoyable after V-day, of course, Terrible Baby has debuted two limited cocktails for some sweet-a-sippin'.

Garnished with a saccharine bite, The Raincoat is an Amarula and vodka-based chocolate delight, with sophisticated notes of hazelnut and coffee for that grown-up touch. Gin-enthusiasts and lovers of the floral or fruity can opt instead for The Last Call of Love, which incorporates smooth honey, strawberry, red dragon fruit foam, and citrus.

When: Now until Feb. 28

Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon

How much: HK$100

8. Sooner than Sauvignon

New on the Sai Ying Pun scene, Sooner sits between Eastern and First Street and has opened its doors to offer up fusion European food with homemade pasta. Joining hands with local spirits and wine shop Premier Cru, with a passion for Burgundy and Rhone Valley region productions, the two are hosting a dinner and wine menu to appease your taste buds.

Cooking up a luscious menu to complement, diners can tuck into Caprese gnocchi with pesto, cacio e pepe risotto with pork belly, pan seared salmon with roasted broccolini, before settling into a soft caramel chocolate tart to go down with a 12-Years cask matured Armagnac Gelas Single. Wine lovers who can’t make it this week won’t have to fret, as the dinner is available again for next weekend. Book your seat at the table now by clicking here.

When: 7PM until Late, Feb. 19 & 26

Where: Sooner, 40 Eastern Street, 40 Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

How much: HK$748 per person

9. Tokyo Meets Lima Meets Barca

Rounding up the final week of Pirata’s month-long extravaganza of four-hands remix dinners, the group’s modern Northern Spanish mainstay The Optimist is hosting a triple continent crossover with Peruvian-Japanese concept TokyoLima with plates created by executive chefs Victor Molina and Arturo Melendez.

Showcasing the creativity of Peruvian cuisine and fusing it with the bold Spanish palate, there will be vibrant dishes like Ceviche a la Gallega, Patatas Bien Bravas dusted with Niekki twist yuzu aioli, a steaming hot Colombus Paella with lomo saltado, and more. Get your seats booked now through this link.

When: Feb. 15

Where: The Optimist, G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

How much: HK$498 per person

10. Tea at Tiffany’s

Website/Tiffany & Co Hong Kong

Launched in tandem with the debut of the jeweller’s latest Tiffany Lock collection, the Tiffany Blue Box Cafe has unveiled a themed afternoon tea set to match the stunning pieces. Matching with the stunning pave diamante bracelets to stimulate your palate are a series of sweets and savouries, and an upgrade of the obligatory scone selection with a Garlic and Fleur de Sel variant, served with clotted cream, tomato sauce, and honey pearls.

Lush treats like the Caviar Lobster Tart, and the Foie Gras Mousse Puff will have you feeling like a royal. Tease your sweet tooth with delights from their iconic Mini Blue Box in classic Tiffany robin blue with dark chocolate mousse within, the sweet yet balanced Strawberry and Pistachio Dacquoise, and the sumptuous Mandarin and Hazelnut Tart in decadent flavours. Options of coffee and teas are available, with the addition of a Tiffany Blue Cocktail (HK$88) or a glass of Veuve (HK$150) poured to order. Reserve a table here.

When: Now until Mar. 31

Where: Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, 207-208, Lobby Floor, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

How much: HK$688 for two

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