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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Celia Lee 23 November 2022

Header image courtesy of The Mills

Looking for things to do this weekend? Here’s our rundown of the best events and things to do in Hong Kong. See what else is coming up in our events calendar.

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Photo: Hong Kong French Film Festival

Cosy up in the cinemas

Hong Kong French Film Festival returns this year with a selection of classics and innovative masterpieces. The screenings are grouped into three categories, one showcasing cinema as a reflection of society, touching upon symptomatic topics of our time such as women’s emancipation and social resilience, and the other two in-depth retrospectives of monumental filmmaker Claire Denis and the iconic French movie trio of Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Luc Godard, and Gaspard Ulliel. Don’t miss out on this exciting collection of films this November!

When: Now till 13 December

Where: Cinemas at Hong Kong City Hall, Broadway Cinematheque, Movie Movie Pacific Place, Palace IFC, Premiere Elements, and M+ Cinema

Photo: Dondonya

Take-your-pick hotpots

Donburi specialist Dondonya is presenting foodies across the city with an exclusive winter treat! The new take-your-pick Japanese nabe sets are perfect for those who want to enjoy the seasonal treat in small servings at a time. These nabe sets are portioned for one with three choices of protein: premium Wagyu sukiyaki nabe, tonyu nabe with chicken, and nabeyaki udon with pork. Keep warm this autumn with a delicious nabemono!

When: Now till 14 February 2023

Where: Dondonya, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Chill with thrills

Looking for an after-work activity to lift the stress off your shoulders? Head over to the Happy Valley Racecourse for an exciting evening at the races! Wind down after a long day of work with a pint, quality food, and live music at the Beer Garden. Don’t be afraid to cheer on your favourite horse and jockey as you watch the races unfold! With walk-in prices starting from just $10, this is a wallet-friendly evening plan suitable for anyone looking for a good time this week.

When: 30 November

Where: Happy Valley Racecourse

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Photo: Lee Gardens

Skate till you drop

Lee Gardens Association is bringing back its popular Skateboard Fest this weekend! Skating pros, show off your skills at the Lee Gardens Skateboard Performance as you dominate on the obstacle course on Pak Sha Road. Young skaters, it’s your time to shine at the Lee Gardens Kids Skateboard Show. New to skateboarding? Get your first taste of the alternative sport at the experience classes as Lee Gardens is transformed into an urban skate park!

When: 26 to 27 November

Where: Lee Garden One Driveway and Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay

Photo: Wingela Fine Art

Luxury boutique turned art house

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is presenting an exclusive, limited-time art showcase this weekend. “Here and Beyond” promises to be a place of convergence for contemporary art and culture. 13 galleries are invited to exhibit unique and unconventional artworks from their collections in the guestrooms of the hotel, including works by local and international artists. Catch the last day of this showcase of a global collection of art this weekend before it’s gone!

When: 26 November

Where: Guest Rooms, 8/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Photo: The Murray Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel

Flights and bites at the Murray

Collaborating with Nikon, The Murray Hong Kong is offering diners a colourful and lively afternoon tea this autumn. All guests opting into the “Birds of a Feather” afternoon tea set can enjoy a special $500 off on purchases of a Nikon Z FC kit at the Nikon Customer Support Centre, as well as a complimentary service for changing leather colours on your camera and a vlogger set. Head over to the Murray and snap a picture or two with your brand-new Nikon!

When: Now till 15 December

Where: Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

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Photo: Shangri-La, Hong Kong

For the wine and spirits connoisseur

Shangri-La Hong Kong brings back the popular “A Festival of Wine by Shangri-La” this November. The nine-day extravaganza showcases world-class wine labels, sakes, and champagnes, all boasting diverse and unique flavours perfect for pairing with premium gastronomic experiences. With 15 wine happenings across the city, there’s bound to be one near you for an indulgent start to the holidays. Click here for a breakdown of events.

When: Now till 29 November

Where: Across Shangri-La Hong Kong hotels

Photo: The Mills

The myth of eat

Nan Fung Group returns with a mythical dining experience for sustainable foodies. A collaboration between food design team Deep Food, contemporary dance group TS Crew, and Rooot, a restaurant at The Mills advocating for the use of local ingredients, “The Myth of It/Eat— Plant Banquet” allows diners to experience a story inspired by modern culinary culture whilst enjoying a healthy meal. Book your spots now for a cultural feast of exploration at The Mills!

When: 25 November, 7.30 pm; 26 November, 6 pm and 8 pm

Where: Rooot, Shop 119, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan

Photo: Mind HK

I was, I am, I will be

Local mental health charity Mind HK is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its anti-stigma campaign with a public exhibition, “More Than A Label: I Was, I Am, I Will Be.” This art exhibition is one of a kind. Featuring multimedia pieces that reflect the lived experiences of individuals facing mental health challenges and their recovery journeys, the exhibition aims to educate and bring awareness to mental health conditions and their survivors. This is a heartfelt and inspirational showcase of life that everyone should experience.

When: Now till 28 November

Where: G/F, Shop 5, Sun Fung Mansion, 52–60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

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Photo: Taqueria Super Macho

Livin’ la vida baja

The city’s favourite Mexican joint, Taqueria Super Macho, brings a refreshing coastal brunch to the table! Expect a mixture of crowd-favourites and new items on Taqueria Super Macho’s Livin’ La Vida Baja brunch menu (starting from $328), with everything from salsas and guac to flambéed and roasted offerings of the sea. Reserve a table now!

When: Now till further notice

Where: Taqueria Super Macho, 33–35 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.