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Best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

By Localiiz 10 April 2024

Header image courtesy of @creamfieldshk (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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A Path to Glory—Jin Yong’s Centennial Memorial

Celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Chinese literary giant Jin Yong, also known as Louis Cha, at the “A Path to Glory—Jin Yong’s Centennial Memorial” event!

“The World of Wuxia” takes place at Edinburgh Place and features 10 sculptures by Chinese artist Ren Zhe, a yurt inspired by the film The Eagle-Shooting Heroes, and other scene and costume recreations to transport visitors into the world of battle and glory of Jin Yong’s stories. You can also visit the sculpture exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Visitors will find 22 character sculptures by Ren alongside sculptural manuscripts, immersive experiences, and a series of seminars and talks. Find out more here.

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Photo: Sweet and Sour Productions Ltd

Distressed Asset

Distressed Asset is a new English-language play by Candice Moore, inspired by the “Milkshake Murder” case. Starring Moore alongside Jacqueline Gourlay Grant, Russell Aranza, and Stephen Elting, the play will run at the McAulay Studio in the Hong Kong Arts Centre. It is advised for an audience of 16 years old and above. Learn more here.

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Photo: @creamfieldshk (via Instagram)

Creamfields 2024

One of the leading music and dance festivals in the world is returning to Hong Kong! Creamfields Hong Kong 2024 is back with a stunning line-up that includes Armin van Buuren and Martin Garrix and will take place at the Central Harbourfront Event Space. Attendees can spring for a two-day festival pass to see all the sets and DJs lined up for this year, or opt for a one-day ticket for either Saturday or Sunday. Read more here.

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Photo: Landmark

Landmark Sake Walk 2024

After a hiatus of five years, Sake Walk is back for the enjoyment of sake connoisseurs and amateurs alike! A series of sake masterclass held in Landmark’s dining destinations will welcome experts from renowned Japanese sake breweries, presented in collaboration with Jebsen Wines & Spirits. Participants can learn about the sake brewing process, the variety of sakes, and enjoy sake tasting experiences paired with canapés. Learn more here.

Photo: @fashionjunglehk (via Instagram)

Life on Jungle 2024

Organised by local nature and culture collective Fashion Jungle, the first-ever eco art festival Life on Jungle 2024 is landing on Lantau this weekend. Featuring artistic talent from Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Thailand, festival-goers can expect a series of live music performances and art exhibitions. Learn more here.

Photo: © H. Furudate / Shueisha, “Haikyu!!” Project, MBS Licensed by Medialink

Haikyu!! Official Pop-Up Store

From now till 11 April, anime and manga fans can visit the Haikyu!! Official Pop-Up Store at Festival Walk, which offers over 200 different products, including limited-time items exclusively making their debut at the Hong Kong pop-up. From apparel and wearables to desk accessories, plush toys, pillows, tabletop standees, keychains, stationery, and so much more, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Find out more here.

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Photo: @peninsulahongkong (via Instagram)

The Peninsula Hong Kong x Star Ferry: Afternoon Tea on the Harbour

The Peninsula Hong Kong’s collaboration with Hong Kong Star Ferry is back by popular demand, so you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea experience while sailing along the Victoria Harbour. The extraordinary “Afternoon Tea on the Harbour” voyage will depart from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, and those aboard the iconic vessel can savour the latest seasonal afternoon tea set by The Peninsula Hong Kong, presented alongside soulful live music and stunning views. Learn more here.

Photo: Airside

Airside x Anchorball: Monsters in the Universe

American artist Ken Kelleher, better known as Anchorball, is collaborating with retail and entertainment destination Airside for an exciting art project. Visitors will find a series of large-scale sculptures, inflatable installations, and digital art displayed around the mall, each boasting Anchorball’s signature characters. Find out more here.

Photo: K11 Musea

Art Karnival 2024 @ K11 Musea

K11 Musea’s annual art festival returns for another exciting edition! Art Karnival 2024 takes traditional and contemporary Chinese and Asian art as its focus and offers visitors an exhibition of masterpieces by international and local artists, including large-scale installations and interactive artworks, paired with a series of art-inspired food offerings at its dining outlets and artistic pop-ups. Learn more here.

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TeamLab: Continuous

“TeamLab: Continuous” is a large-scale outdoor installation made up of hundreds of egg-shaped sculptures that light up, with colours and sounds changing according to visitors’ interaction with the art. Open from 6.30 pm till 11 pm every day, admission is free but entry is limited. You must pre-register your attendance to secure a ticket. Learn more here.

Photo: @kk.plus_ (via Instagram)

Care Bears Dopamine Palette

Looking to brighten up your day? The “Care Bears Dopamine Palette” pop-up brings joy and vivid colours to the city with three vibrant photo spots, one of them being an adorable plush-doll wall made up of 60 Care Bears. You can explore the colourful Care Bears world before browsing for exclusive merchandise to take home with you! Read more here.

Photo: Yuan Ming Yuan Ruins Park (Courtesy of The Yuanmingyuan Administration Office of Haidian District of Beijing)

Yuan Ming Yuan—Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace

Hong Kong Palace Museum has launched a new special exhibition! “Yuan Ming Yuan—Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace” is centred around Yuanmingyuan, the old Qing imperial garden palace. Visitors can learn about its spatial planning, ceremonial rituals and seasonal customs performed at the garden, interactions between landscaping and Chinese painting, stories about the Chinese imperial family, as well as the transformation and preservation of the Yuanmingyuan ruins. Find out more here.

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Photo: Harbour City

Planet Walala @ Harbour City

Harbour City is collaborating with French artist Camille Walala to present a vibrant public art installation. “Planet Walala @ Harbour City” comprises a colourful, striped outdoor maze spanning the Ocean Terminal Deck with geometric patterns, shapes, and bold hues. A solo exhibition of Walala’s work will accompany the installation. Families visiting “Planet Walala” can join in on art-jamming sessions organised over the weekend. Learn more here.

Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District

McDonald’s Hong Kong x Verdy: Shake & Dip Playground

McDonald’s Hong Kong is collaborating with Japanese artist Verdy for an exciting project at the West Kowloon Cultural District. The “Shake & Dip Playground” exhibition combines street culture with Verdy’s distinctive artistic style, with the result being alternative installations inhabited by a reimagined crew of McNuggets and fries. Exclusive merchandise and limited-time food offers are also available. Learn more here.

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