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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Celia Lee 24 May 2023

Header image courtesy of Le Méridien Hong Kong

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: Impossible Foods

International Burger Day deals

To celebrate International Burger Day this Sunday, Impossible Foods, the renowned plant-based meat brand, is dishing out the best burger deals across a selection of restaurants in the city. From Beef & Liberty to Burger Joys and Graceland, you can enjoy goodies such as free drinks, free-flow fries, or discounts with the purchase of an Impossible burger. More details on the deals can be found here.

When: 28 May–3 June

Where: Selected restaurants across Hong Kong

Photo: Le Méridien Hong Kong

Take a dip in the pool

Le Méridien’s latest event comes just in time as the temperature rises in the city. The “Au Soleil” monthly pool party programme begins this Friday with DJ beats, French sparkling wines, and mouthwatering canapés and barbecue served buffet-style. There are five different ticket packages on offer. Read more about them on the website and find the pool party experience that suits your tastes!

When: 26 May

Where: Le Méridien Hong Kong, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport

Photo: Hong Kong Ocean Park

A robot’s summit

Alerting all mecha fans! A special exhibition showcasing the mechanical design world of Gundam is being held at Ocean Park. Titled “Father of Gundam—Okawara Kunio,” the exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary series by inviting fans to step into Okawara’s unique world and learn more about the origins of these iconic characters. Giant figures will be on display, including well-loved classic models displayed alongside the artist’s latest creations. Don’t miss out on this exhibition and dive into the fantastic world of mecha!

When: Now till 4 June

Where: Hong Kong Ocean Park, Aberdeen

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Photo: L’Avenue

Graze through the streets of Paris

BaseHall 02 is jumping in on Le French May’s festivities with its own limited-time specials. Parisian bistro L’Avenue will pop up at the food-hall concept for three evenings, offering an exclusive tasting menu that features seven delicious courses representing the epitome of French cuisine. Read more about L’Avenue’s pop-up here and make your reservation here.

When: 25–27 May

Where: L’Avenue, BaseHall 02, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central

Photo: Children’s Book Fair and Super Parents & Kids Expo

Shop for books

Head over to the AsiaWorld-Expo this weekend with your little ones and shop for some books at the Children’s Book Fair and Super Parents and Kids Expo! A collection of high-quality, educational, and engaging books will be available on-site for purchase, together with a range of exhibitors offering kid-friendly experiences that parents and kids alike will enjoy, such as a bouncy castle and a family car exhibition. Tickets are available from Klook.

When: 25–28 May

Where: Hall 2, AsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Expo Boulevard, Chek Lap Kok

Photo: Villepin

Explore the golden age

On show at Villepin is a solo exhibition of works by German artist Anselm Kiefer. Titled “Golden Age,” the artist takes inspiration from Greek and historical myths to explore ideas of utopia and hope through a series of paintings and a sculpture.

When: Now till 30 September

Where: Villepin, G/F–2/F, 53–55 Hollywood Road, Central

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Photo: Ozone

Teens of Thailand

Guest-mixing at Ozone this weekend is the award-winning mixologist Niks Anumand of Teens of Thailand. Not only will Anumand showcase to Hong Kong crowds the signature cocktails from his gin bar, but he will also unveil a brand-new series of drinks crafted exclusively for Ozone during this pop-up period. Reserve your seats here.

When: 26–27 May

Where: Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Photo: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Out of thin air

On show at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is “Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition.” Documenting the development of film in the city, the exhibition showcases the importance of costumes, props, and set design, as well as the crucial role they have played in propelling Hong Kong films onto the international market.

When: Now till 4 September

Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin

Photo: Tai Kwun

Anniversary programmes

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Tai Kwun is hosting a series of programmes for city dwellers to indulge in the festivities. Under the theme “Feel Your Heart Beat,” programmes include “Unfurl,” a garden of light, colour, and sound; the “Hidden Spaces Tour,” which explores hidden heritage spots found within the compound; and the large-scale exhibition titled “Hope-Patricia Piccinini,” featuring hyperrealistic and surreal sculptures, photographs, and film. Details about individual programmes and ticketing information can be found on the website.

When: Now till 3 September

Where: Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

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Photo: The Langham, Hong Kong

A celebratory afternoon tea

The Langham is hosting a special four-hands afternoon tea for three days only to celebrate its anniversary. Executive pastry chef Andrew Gravett of The Langham London will be joining pastry chef Tin Lai in an exclusive afternoon tea tour experience that sees the classic tea set elevated with Oscietra caviar, Taittinger rosé champagne, and signature cocktails.

When: 30 May–1 June

Where: The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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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.