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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Celia Lee 21 February 2024

Header image courtesy of @spcahk (via Instagram)

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: Andō

Up-and-coming sommeliers

Andō is hosting an exclusive eight-course wine pairing dinner this weekend, with all beverages meticulously curated by some of the best up-and-coming sommeliers. Highlights of the menu include blue lobster and udon complemented by non-wine bubbles, Argentinian beef with sansai, wasabi leaf, and yuzu kosho paired with a Pinot wine, and abalone and chorizo caldoso rice elevated with a New World fortified wine. The dinner ends on a sweet note with a chocolate, olive oil, and raspberry dessert paired with a rare Old World sweet wine. Make a booking here.

When: 23–24 February

Where: Andō, 1/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central

Photo: SPCA

Go on a doggy date

Calling all dog lovers! To celebrate the launch of its dating-style animal adoption mobile app, the SPCA is hosting the Dog Adoption Date event this weekend! Come and meet the adorable rescue dogs from SPCA’s adoption centres and enjoy the chance to play and interact with these furry babies outside of their kennels. For those considering adoption, download SPCA’s Adoption Date app while you’re at the event to receive a complimentary gift sponsored by local pet-friendly establishments. Learn more here.

When: 24 February

Where: Petisan, 1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan

Photo: 可持續大嶼 Sustainable Lantau (via Facebook)

Learn about mangrove forests

Hong Kong is home to a wide variety of fauna, one of them being mangrove forests. Learn more about this unique tropical wonder and the efforts put into its conservation at the “Mangrove Conservation @ Lantauexhibition! Displaying specimens and models showcasing the biodiversity of mangrove forests, this educational exhibition is complete with two interactive workshops. Learn more here.

When: Now till 30 April

Where: Tung Chung Community Liaison Centre Extension, 11 Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Tung Chung

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Photo: Roganic

Celebrate an anniversary

Michelin-starred restaurant Roganic is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of four-hands collaborations. Chef-owner Simon Rogan and chef Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil, Mexico City will join hands to present a six-course lunch and an eight-course dinner, featuring iconic dishes from both eateries, including truffle pudding caramelised in birch sap, stout vinegar, and winter truffle, black mole, aged rib-eye, and aubergine, and seabass with clam and fennel pollen mousse. Reserve a table here.

Alternatively, patrons can enjoy a second four-hands collaboration taking place on 4 and 5 March, featuring chef Oli Marlow of Roganic and chef Kevin Wong of Seroja, Singapore. Find out more here.

When: 23–24 February

Where: Roganic, Shop 8, UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

Photo: Terrible Baby

Rounds of Margarita

Celebrate International Margarita Day at Terrible Baby! For the boozy occasion, enjoy an exclusive drinks menu with Altos tequila-based cocktails. Highlighted mixes include A Lo Fresa, a fruity blend of tequila, mezcal, and strawberry-infused bitters; La Cítrica, a mix of tequila, yuzushu, and agave; and Vida de Piña, combining tequila, green chiles liqueur, and pineapple. While sipping on margs, enjoy live music from the cumbia band and DJ. Get your tickets here.

When: 24 February

Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan

Photo: Whitestone Gallery

A silent ode

On show at Whitestone Gallery is a joint exhibition of late Japanese artist Tadaaki Kuwayama and Rakuko Naito’s works. Titled “In Silence: An Ode to Nothing,” the exhibition features artworks created by the husband-and-wife duo, from formative to later years. The displayed pieces distinctively reject conventional aesthetic principles in favour of a sense of nothingness.

When: Now till 16 March

Where: Whitestone Gallery, 7/F–8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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Photo: Kanesaka Hong Kong

Try premium sushi

Two-Michelin-starred chef Shinji Kanesaka, of Sushi Kanesaka in Tokyo, is hosting an exclusive tasting experience at Kanesaka Hong Kong. Sushi lovers can enjoy a specially curated omakase menu featuring some of the best seasonal catches. Give the restaurant a call to book a table.

When: 23–24 February

Where: Kanesaka Hong Kong, 5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Central | (+852) 2117 1175 & (+852) 5503 0913

Photo: LOST Escape Game (via Facebook)

Break out of prison

Escape room specialist Lost Hong Kong is collaborating with Lego to bring you a brand-new adventure! The Lost x Lego Prison Breakout Battle experience is a thrilling chase; players take on the role of prison guards on the search for escaped inmates. Follow the trail of clues left behind and catch these criminals before the time is up! Learn more and get your tickets here.

When: Ongoing

Where: Lost Junior New Town Plaza, Play Park Shop UB06, New Town Plaza Phase One, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin

Lost Causeway Bay, 6 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay

Photo: Pace Gallery

A legacy of experimentation

On show at Pace Gallery is an exhibition of works by light and space artist Peter Alexander. The pieces on display demonstrate an experimental approach to colour and form in art. With creations selected from the last decade of the artist’s life, highlights of the exhibit include three of Alexander’s iconic freestanding needle sculptures. Find out more here.

When: Now till 14 March

Where: Pace Gallery, 12/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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Photo: Feather & Bone

Wine and dine

Feather & Bone is hosting a special four-hands wine dinner at its Sai Ying Pun and Wan Chai locations on 27 and 28 February, respectively. The dinner is a collaboration between one-Michelin-starred chef Andy Beyon from Behind Restaurant, London, and founder and winemaker of Auld Family Wines, Jock Auld. Beyon’s exclusive dinner includes jamón Ibérico, dry-aged Wagyu picanha, and a dark chocolate dessert served with milk ice cream, all elevated by Auld’s curated pairings. Find out more here and reserve a table here.

When: 27 and 28 February

Where: Feather & Bone Sai Ying Pun, Shop 1, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun

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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.