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Things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

By Ching Yuen 25 March 2020

Need some inspiration on what to do this weekend? Take a look at our rundown of the best events and things to do around town, and see what else is coming up in our Events Calendar.

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Jam to live music online

Lau Bak Livehouse at Freespace is a small bar and performance space that presents music from both Hong Kong and overseas artists. This weekend, they are hosting six live shows across three days. Can’t go out to enjoy the tunes? Their shows can also be watched online! Click here for the full schedule.

When: 27–29 March
Where: Lau Bak Livehouse, G/F, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District, 18 Museum Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui

Step into the world of fantasy

Acclaimed local illustrator Bao Ho will be hosting her first solo exhibition titled Mukashi Mukashi, inspired by the scenes of Hong Kong daily life that she encounters every day with a twist of unique characters and fantastic creatures, both real and fictional. Her remarkable drawing style is also reminiscent of doodling and manga art. Click here for more information.

When: 28 March–11 April
Where: The Stallery, G/F, 82A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai

Appreciate art through the web

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Art Basel 2020 has decided to move its exhibitions and showcases to a digital platform this year. Their Online Viewing Rooms will provide exhibitors and galleries with an additional opportunity to present their catalogue to Art Basel’s global network of collectors, buyers, and art enthusiasts. Click here for more information.

When: 18–25 March

Take in new Netflix titles

In what looks like will be another month of an extended stay-at-home and work-from-home season (and with the little ones, no less), Paul Hsiao, chart maker and film enthusiast at Movieconomist, lists his most-anticipated releases arriving on Netflix Hong Kong in March. Click here for more information.

Take your dog to the beach

Sun’s out, pups out! Now is the perfect time to hit the beach with your four-legged friend. While many beaches in Hong Kong prohibit dogs to join their humans in their sandy adventures, there are several that welcome them with open arms and, if you’re lucky, a nice bowl of water to keep them cool. Here are some of the best dog-friendly beaches around Hong Kong. Click here for more information.

Marvel at Monet’s paintings

The Metropolis Museum debuts a remarkable, first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing masterpieces from Impressionist artist Claude Monet. With professionally hand-painted replicas and avant-garde printing technology, visitors are invited to discover all the nuances of Monet’s style and technique. Click here for more information.

When: 23 March–5 September
Where: The Metropolis Museum, 17/F, Genesis, 33–35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Level up your curtains

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When: 13 March–31 May

Stow away to Peng Chau

Nestled off the northeast coast of Lantau, this quiet, leafy island is a superb place to rediscover the joys of personal space. With a scattering of beaches, temples, and local restaurants to keep you entertained, as well as panoramic views over the ocean and surrounding islands, it’s a pleasant place to spend the day—or part of your day, depending on how long you can make the handful of activities last. Click here for more information.

Do a Netflix marathon

Staying off the streets seems like a sound idea at the moment, and what better opportunity to hole yourself up at home, order takeout, and get locked into a new series? Whether you’re a true crime buff, a soap opera fanatic, or simply looking to “Netflix and chill,” there’s a show out there for everyone. Here are our top picks for highly binge-able shows on Netflix Hong Kong right now that’ll help kill the boredom. Click here for more information.

Pitch a tent away from the city

Looking to escape the city and get back to nature without stepping on a plane? With more than 41 campsites scattered throughout Hong Kong, we’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a nice spot to pitch our tent. Whether you’re after rolling hills, lush parks, or glistening beaches, we have it all—just check out these ten amazing camping sites around Hong Kong. Click here for more information.

Hike to Discovery Bay via Lo Fu Tau

Lantau Island is famous for its gorgeous hikes: Sunset Peak, Lantau Peak… but one that’s often overlooked is a challenging trek from Mui Wo to Discovery Bay that passes through a waterfall, old villages, interesting rock formations, not one but two beaches, and some of the most unparalleled views Hong Kong has to offer. Click here for more information.

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Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her ‘mother tongue’ is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!