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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Alisa Chau 13 January 2022

Header image courtesy of The Yoga Room (via Facebook)

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

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Photo: Gallery Perotin

Through the looking glass

Opening on Saturday at Perrotin, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel is back with his second gallery presentation in Hong Kong. Sculpting wondrous shapes out of coloured glass, Othoniel explores the metamorphoses this multifaceted material can take on, from the grand tableaux that make up his “Precious Stonewall” series to the swerves and curves of his “Wild Knot (Noeud Sauvage)” installation.

When: Now till 27 February

Where: Perrotin, Suite 807, 8/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo Credit: Nazreen Banu (Unsplash)

Just the two of us

Returning to stricter levels of social distancing measures, the quota for group gatherings have now dwindled down to a modest four. Before you resign yourself to more gloomy days under the glare of blue light with your Netflix droning on as background noise, there are still heaps of ways to enjoy the city that do not involve big functions. Although the maximum cap on crowds is at four, you only need yourself and one companion to join in on these 10 Covid-safe activities for two. Do remember to keep a responsible distance in public spaces, and practise good hygiene.

Photo: Retykle (via Facebook)

Wild, wild winter

Re-introducing their 600-square-feet boutique space by way of their winter pop-up, carbon-neutral platform Retykle is offering up an eco-friendly way to clothe your kids and toddlers this season. Featuring an amazing collection of winter styles that are perfect for Chinese New Year celebrations, browse from top brands like Ralph Lauren, Moncler, Seed, and more. With up to hundreds of new selects added to their rotating edit daily, as well as brand-new past-season items, enjoy whopping discounts that cover a seriously versatile range of pieces. Bring along your pre-loved toys and clothes to resell and get a discount on your same-day purchases!

When: Now till 27 January

Where: Retykle, G/F, 54 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay

Photo: The Yoga Room (via Facebook)

Camatkarasana by the ocean

Feel the billowing sea breeze and warmth of the sun as you stretch away your stress to the soothing sounds from your wireless illuminated disco headsets. Led by seasoned instructor Victor Chau of Sheung Wan’s The Yoga Room, this immersive experience combines the synchronised flow of yoga with movement-inducing soundwaves. Also available on Sunday, 6 February, under the guidance of instructor Dennis Cheung. Check out the ticket information here.

When: 10 am to 11 am, 16 January

Where: Central & Western District Promenade Pier 2, Lung Wo Road, Central

Photo: @neoncity_records (via Instagram)

Under the city lights

Presented by local label Neoncity Records and Kkplus, “Under the City Lights” is Taiwanese illustrator Shiho So’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. As a close collaborator who helped design the vividly nostalgic album covers for Night Tempo, Macross 82-99, and Android Apartment, So’s bright brushstrokes and soft lines are well-loved by future funk and city pop fans everywhere. Check out the array of exclusive goodies that are only available at the pop-up!

When: Now till 30 January

Where: 12/F, Langham Place, 638 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Photo: dtby_

Clay that funky music

As part of their “Ladies, Wine & Design” series, animator and visual artist Louise Pau is joining hands with composer and sound designer Cheryl Chow—also known as Cehryl—to take the lead on exploring the frontiers of merging sound with clay as an intertwining mode of storytelling. Join the workshop, which covers sound design and stop-motion animation practices, with materials and tools provided. Click here to get your tickets.

When: 3 pm to 4 pm, 15 January

Where: Shop 122A, 1/F, Dtby_ Boon, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Urban Discovery & iDiscover

Change of coast, change of heart

With leisure venues being temporarily shuttered, many of us have eagerly taken to the hills and returned to venturing into the great outdoors. Also making a return is the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail Challenge, where instead of simply documenting the trail, a thrilling series of challenges await to exercise your mind along with your body. Register for free via this link to take part in the movement, and download the Trailwatch app to navigate the journey.

When: Now till 6 February

Where: Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail

Photo: Studio City by Cali-Mex

Maria, soy borracho

Offering the booziest brunch on the Fashion Walk block, Studio City by Cali-Mex kickstarting their monthly Borracho Brunch series this Saturday. Set to the soundtrack of 1990s and early 2000s hip-hop and pop, tuck into a free-flow of signature tacos and quesadillas, bookended by Mexican corn as well as the obligatory chips with classic dips and piping hot churros. Lean back and soak up the So-Cal vibes with a three-hour free-flow of beer and wine, or go for the premium option, which includes all of the above in addition to ceviche, pollo borracho, Veuve Clicquot champagne, mezcal Bloody Marias, and Casamigos margaritas. Cop your tickets for the inaugural session here.

When: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 15 January

Where: Studio City by Cali-Mex, Shop C, G/F, 50–56 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay

Photo: Between Coffee

Between the lines

Although the festive season has already passed—in a blur, might we add—the merrymaking spirit rolls on. Bedecked in recognisable swirling lines and bright blocks of neon green and pink, the “A Lousy Holiday” pop-up is a collaboration between Hong Kong-based artist Lousy and Tai Kwun coffeehouse Between. Snap away at the vibrant squiggles and enjoy the holiday-inspired A Lousy Drink ($58)—hibiscus tea blended with purple rose, lemongrass, pineapple, and rosemary. For something sweet, sink your teeth into A Lousy Sando ($78), which features strawberry and cream in a casing of billowy sweet potato milk bread that photographs a rosy tone of pink.

When: Now till April

Where: Between, Shop 200D, Level 2, Pacific Place, Admiralty

Photo: Tone Music

We are all living together

For the third year in a row, Tone Music is hosting a fully online music festival. “We Are All Living Together” features local acts that span from electronica-peddling Tynt to indie rapper Luna is A Bep, as well as pop-spinning DJ King, proving that an enthralling performance does not have to rely on smoke and mirrors. Access to their livestream through the platforms of YouTube and Facebook Live start from $200, with additional goodies like the official festival tote bag and towel available at additional cost. Find out more here.

When: 4.30 pm till late, 16 January

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Alisa Chau

Junior editor

Always down for an adventure, Alisa’s general approach to life (and anything, really) is to “just go with the flow.” She believes that the most unforgettable moments are the most spontaneous ones. One thing she will always be certain of, however, is her love for the band My Chemical Romance and potato-based food.