From exhibitions to movie screenings under the moonlight, there are plenty to do in Hong Kong this weekend. We update this page every Thursday so feel free to bookmark it.
In this exhibition of prints, Hong Kong artist June Ho narrates the story of her city through scenes of daily life and cultural icons. She believes that Hong Kong is more than the skyscrapers by the Victoria Harbour and the bustling scenes of Mong Kok, it is also the down-to-earth, everyday life.
Now through Aug. 13 at Karin Weber Gallery. Visit Karin Weber Gallery’s website for more information.
“Moonlight Cinema” features 10 Hong Kong films spanning the 1960s to the post-millennium era. Each feature film will be preceded by a short film screening made by a young Hong Kong filmmaker.
Now through Aug. 7 at 8pm at the Parade Ground in Tai Kwun. For ticketing and more information, visit Tai Kwun’s website.
The exhibition aims to take Hongkongers away from their hectic schedules and the city’s fast-paced life to appreciate its beauty. Through shooting in different seasons and weather, the photographer, CP Lau, hopes to capture the stunning landscape of the city.
Now through July 31 at S407, Staunton, PMQ. Visit PMQ’s website for more information.
Free rides on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
AIA is sponsoring free rides on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel from July 22 to 31.
The corporation said there is no upper limit on the ticket giveaway, and the actual situation will be determined according to the capacity of the wheel, its opening hours and epidemic prevention measures.
Now through July 31. For ticketing and more information, click here.
Indulge in fat-aged black Angus beef at Chef’s Cut
Located in Central Market, the newly-opened Chef’s Cuts in Chef’s Market offers quality food with fresh ingredients and affordable prices, including its house fat-aged black Angus beef and sustainable seafood from around the world.
New summer tasting menu at Hansik Goo
With the summer heat in full force, Hansik Goo has launched a new refreshing menu with reimaginations of Korean classics like Samgye-tang and nourishing cold bean soup noodle Kong Guksu, as well as creations made with seasonal ingredients such as the lightly-fried Zucchini Flower, crunchy Yeolmu Bibimbap and delightful pre-dessert Podo. The restaurant is also debuting its energy-boosting Summer Pot, which is a beef and seafood platter with spicy soup.
For more information and reservations, visit Hansik Goo’s website.
The retro-themed, outdoor pop-up event on the Central Harbourfront opens on Fridays to Sundays from now to Sep. 11. With games testing your skills and athleticism, as well as rides for children, it is the perfect activity for a fun family day or a date night.
Until Sep. 11 at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park. For ticketing and more information, visit zticket.co’s website.
“Maritime Miracle: The Story of Our City since 1945”
Organized by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, the special exhibition looks at the city’s miraculous rise from the ashes of World War II and the maritime foundation that was vital in remaking the city, in a selection of 25 representative exhibits.
Until Oct. 30 at the Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery and Long Gallery of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. For ticketing and more information, visit Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s website.
Award-winning chef Edward Voon, formerly of Le Pan, has begun dinner service at his latest innovative fine dining venture, Auor. Located at the heart of Hong Kong in Wan Chai, the restaurant honors French dining traditions, while fusing them with the vast and vibrant flavors of Asia, using ingredients that are focused on seasonality.
Reserve a table here.
Enjoy fine Mediterranean fare on the waterfront at Breeze Bistro
Newly-opened Breeze Bistro is the latest food and drink destination to launch on the waterfront promenade in Kennedy Town, bringing a sumptuous taste of the Mediterranean rooted in premium ingredients and fresh, vibrant flavors. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner during weekdays and all-day dining from morning until night at weekends.
Reserve a table at Breeze Bistro’s website.
“A Tale of the Pigs”
In Cantonese, the word “pig” has many connotations, ranging from affectionate nicknames to elementary insults. To celebrate all the “pigs” in Hong Kong, Whatever. Coffee has collected 99 piggy banks from established homeware shop Chu Wing Kee. Each “piggy” features a unique inscription on its body, handwritten by calligraphy master Au Yeung Cheong himself.
Until July 31 at Whatever. Coffee. For more information, visit Whatever. Coffee’s Facebook page.
“Living like a Mr.Donothing Hong Kong Solo Exhibition”
Doing nothing is not a waste of time, in fact, slacking off can be a great way to nurture our imagination. Through 13 selected digital prints of Mr.Donothing, including one with the theme of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, Korean designer Cho Hee-jae hopes to explore the lifestyle of doing nothing, and offer some hope and comfort to the souls who need a space for rest.
Until Aug. 11 at the Gallery by the Harbour in Harbour City. For more information, visit Harbour City’s website.
“Breathing with Trees”
Throughout history, we have always had an intimate connection with trees physically, biologically and emotionally. However, they constantly face existential threats such as pollution, deforestation, logging, urban expansion, and climate change. This exhibition acknowledges the vital role that trees play in our daily lives, and explores some of the most advanced ways of protecting, preserving and nurturing them.
Until Sep. 4 at Block 01 Duplex Studio in Tai Kwun. For more information, visit Tai Kwun’s website.