Best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend (Aug 19-21)

Photo: Facebook/Toolbox Percussion
Photo: Facebook/Toolbox Percussion

From a special screening of a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra to an energetic street dance festival, there are plenty of arts and cultural events in Hong Kong this weekend. We update this page every Thursday so feel free to bookmark it.


London Philharmonic Orchestra (Concert Screening)

During its first visit to Hong Kong in 1962, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed a series of jubilant concerts for the inauguration of Hong Kong City Hall. This year, the orchestra will return from afar to celebrate the venue’s 60th anniversary. With its new principal conductor Edward Gardner at the helm, the orchestra has joined hands with violinist Nicola Benedetti to record two concerts specially curated for Hong Kong. Two screenings are being produced using an advanced soundscape audio system to present experiential concerts with quality sound and great ambience in the concert hall. In addition to the selected pieces from the 1962 concert programme, the orchestra will feature the premiere of “Lullabies”, a commissioned work by local composer Charles Kwong to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hong Kong City Hall.

Aug. 20 and 21 at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong City Hall. Visit the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s website for ticketing and more information.


“A Double Listen Arena”

Photo: Facebook/Toolbox Percussion

This exhibition features interactive percussive sounds and installations, multi-channel soundscape composition and a variety of programs that reimagine contemporary music. One of the highlights is a soundscape created by composer Fung Lam. Over the course of the exhibition period, there will also be a series of live site-specific performances by musicians from Toolbox Percussion, including musical works created by Lam and other contemporary composers.

Until Aug 21 at ArtisTree. For more information on the exhibition, visit Toolbox Percussion’s Facebook page. For ticketing and more information on the live performances, visit Popticket’s website.


Hong Kong Street Dance Festival

Photo: Central Harbourfront

This festival brings 20 of the city’s finest street dance teams and crews to the Central Harbourfront, exhibiting different styles and unique moves through a competition, live DJ party and workshops covering six different street dance styles.

Aug. 20 at Central Harbourfront Event Space. Visit Central Harbourfront’s website for more information.


“Alone Together”

Photo: Facebook/Belowground

Polish artist Mateusz Kolek and Hong Kong creative studio ZtoryTeller revisit their 2019 exhibition “Alone Together” in 2022. Simultaneously exhibiting both in Kolek’s hometown of Krakow and in Hong Kong, the show documents the artist’s vision of a weird Hong Kong during his stay in 2019 and his calmly organized recollection of the city.

Until Aug. 28 at Space 3, Belowground, Landmark. Visit Belowground’s Facebook page for more information.


Chotto Maki opens new outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Chotto Maki

Popular sushi restaurant Chotto Maki has opened a third outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. The new eatery serves Chotto Maki’s iconic sushi rolls, which are made from scratch for every order, alongside a new customize-your-own-noodle bar, where you can get “cart noodles” with a Japanese twist.

Shop B, 42 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


Orbstellar by XCEPT – Metaspace

Launch into the mysteries of the galaxy, touch the stars and make your very own planet at Orbstellar by XCEPT – Metaspace. You can also take home memories of your stardust voyage and your planetary creation in the form of an NFT. 

Until Oct. 9 at Shop 100A in Pacific Place. Visit Klook’s website for ticketing and more information.


“The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Road to the Baroque — Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum”



Photo: Facebook/Hong Kong Museum of Art

The exhibition showcases around 40 Neapolitan paintings from the Capodimonte Museum, including works of 16th and 17th century masters, such as Titian, Annibale Carracci and Artemisia Gentileschi. To complement the exhibition, Professor Johnny Poon from Hong Kong Baptist University has designed Baroque music and soundscapes for selected paintings.

Until Nov. 2 at The Special Gallery in the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMOA). Visit HKMOA’s website for ticketing and more information.


A Lux launches new art and dining experience

Photo: A Lux

A Lux has launched an art and dining experience. Collaborating with the Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery, the restaurant is featuring eight modern artworks by international artist Cang Yuan. To complement the artworks, the restaurant has come up with two art-inspired menus, which diners can enjoy while listening to an audio guide to gain a better understanding of Cang’s works. 

Call 2663 9938 to make a reservation.


“In Search of Vanished Blood”

Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District

Comprising live-action performance, animation, drawing, painting and found footage, this silent eight-and-a-half-minute video is tailored for display on the M+ Facade in a bold visual dialogue with Hong Kong’s dynamic skyline. Complementing “Nalini Malani: Vision in Motion”, the inaugural exhibition in the Studio at M+, “In Search of Vanished Blood” continues Malani’s long-standing artistic investigation into the effects of war, violence and the repression of women. 

Until Oct. 2 daily and Oct. 8 to Oct. 30 at weekends. From 7pm to 9:10pm on the M+ Facade. For more information, visit M+’s website


“Something Old, Something New”

For his first exhibition in Hong Kong, U.S. artist Jonathan Edelhuber exclusively celebrates still life, in both subject matter and style. It features paintings and sculptures rendered using the same singular style as the skulls and colorful faces that Edelhuber is widely recognized for. The title of the exhibition, “Something Old, Something New” refers in part to still lifes being a new version of an old subject matter in painting. It also refers to the mix of elements within his still lifes, from historical to contemporary. 

Until Aug. 27 at Over the Influence. For more information, visit Over the Influence’s website


Indulge in fat-aged black Angus beef at Chef’s Cut

Photo: Chef’s Market

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. 

For more information, visit Chef Market’s Facebook or Instagram page.


New summer tasting menu at Hansik Goo

Photo: 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


Summer Vibes

Photo: zticket.co

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

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