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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Celia Lee 27 September 2023 | Last Updated 28 September 2023

Header image courtesy of Teen’s Key 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: BaseHall 02

A week of dumplings

BaseHall 02 is hosting its first “Dumpling Week” this weekend! Patrons can expect delicious dumplings from Ah Chun Shandong Dumplings and Hot & Meen alongside adorable dumpling-shaped ceramics from A Freaking Dumpling. Featured items include squid ink sauce and cuttlefish dumplings, beetroot sauce with mushroom, fungus, and vegetable dumplings, and chaoshou with three different fillings: vegetarian, chicken, and lamb and fennel. Proceeds from dumpling sales throughout the week will be donated to Feeding Hong Kong, a local charity working to reduce food waste in the city. Support a good cause while you chow down on some dumplings!

When: 25–30 September

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

Photo: @hanabitribe (via Instagram)

A festival of cranes

Treat yourself to local handicrafts and a series of workshops at a unique Mid-Autumn Festival market! Visitors will arrive at the Chizuru Matsuri market to find various locations in D2 Place transformed with Shōwa-era architecture, complete with photo spots featuring iconic Japanese cultural elements, such as rainbow torii gates, paper crane screens, a wishing shrine, as well as a moon-viewing lake surrounded by 3,000 handmade paper cranes.

When: 29 September–2 October

Where: D2 Place One, 2/F, The Space and Rooftop, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok

D2 Place Two, G/F, The Garage, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Cheung Sha Wan

Photo: @mill6chat (via Instagram)

A light in a dark

On show at CHAT is a retrospective exhibition of a local cultural icon, Rebecca Pan. Titled “With the Sun, She Quells the Night—A Tribute to Rebecca Pan,” the exhibition uses archival materials to reconstruct Pan’s influence on the local entertainment, music, and art scene since she began her career in the 1930s in an enlightening showcase.

When: Now till 23 October

Where: CHAT, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan

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A series of Cognac pairings

If you are looking for ways to spice up your Mid-Autumn Festival dinner, you have come to the right place, as restaurants around the city are introducing a series of Cognac-pairing menus for your indulgence.

At Ming Court (Wan Chai), patrons can delight in a five-course-tasting menu with highlighted items such as deep-friend crispy fish maw in Cognac lobster broth and braised chicken fillet with shallots and black bean in claypot. Over at Nam Fong, diners can enjoy a six-course pairing menu featuring unmissable items such as braised Australian Wagyu beef cheek and pan-seared fish maw with abalone and chilli bean sauce. Learn more about the restaurants’ offerings on their websites.

When: Now till 30 September

Where: Ming Court (Wan Chai), 2/F, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Raod, Wan Chai

Nam Fong, 3/F, Le Méridien Hong Kong Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam

Photo: Teen’s Key Hong Kong

Learn more about local agriculture

Apart from celebrating togetherness, Mid-Autumn Festival also falls on harvest season. Why not learn more about Hong Kong’s agricultural scene—yes, it exists!—at the “Yi O x Teen’s Key Charity Autumn Harvest Festival”? The two-day event offers a series of artistic and creative experiences alongside interactive agriculture workshops, harvest tours, wellness sessions, and, of course, a harvest market. Learn more about this natural retreat here.

When: 28–29 September

Where: Yi O Village, Yi O, Lantau Island

Photo: @acomedia.exhibit (via Instagram)

Slay some demons

Calling all anime fans—the “Demon Slayer: Blade Complete Collection Exhibition” has arrived in Hong Kong! The highly anticipated touring exhibition will feature a series of paintings that brings the characters and scenes from the popular manga and anime to life, immersing visitors in the intense and engaging battles between slayers and demons. Don’t miss out on this and get your tickets here.

When: Now till 6 November

Where: 4/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Photo: Tosca di Angelo

A taste of Sicily

Enjoy a limited-time four-hands menu at Tosca di Angelo! Curated by chefs Angelo Aglianó and Giuseppe Pappalardo, the Taste of Sicily menu offers a selection of delicacies central to Sicilian cuisine, highlighting items such as the Mediterranean tuna with orange dressing and Taggiasca olive, lamb shoulder with eggplant couscous and pistachio, and Modica chocolate cake with ricotta ice cream and candied fruit. Learn more about the menu here.

When: 28 September–1 October

Where: Tosca di Angelo, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Ovolo Hotels

Celebrate World Vegetarian Month

In honour of World Vegetarian Month this October, Ovolo Hotels is offering a plant-based menu across its vegetarian dining outlets. The Ovolo’s Greatest (Vegetarian) Hits set menu features a curated selection of veggie items from Veda and Kömune. Highlights include the beetroot kibbeh nayyeh, BBQ cauliflower shawarma, the signature smoked paprika escabeche—marinated paneer with grilled maitake mushrooms on makhani curry—and pistachio baklava ice cream sandwich with sumac jam. This menu is available at Veda and Kömune throughout the month. Learn more about the menu here.

When: 1–31 October

Where: Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central

Kömune, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

Photo: Tai Kwun

Kill that noise

Opening at Tai Kwun this weekend is a group exhibition of 15 international artists, titled “Killing TV.” The exhibition explores how television has influenced art production since the 1970s and how artists have been working to counter the commanding power of national and international broadcasts. Learn more about the exhibition here.

When: 27 September–19 November

Where: 1/F, F Hall, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

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Photo: The Murray

Shanghainese flavours

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with The Murray’s “Alluring Shanghai Flavours” menu! Curated by chefs Zheng Duo and Johnny Chan, the four-hands menu features a selection of elevated Shanghainese comfort dishes. Highlights include the signature drunken chicken, steamed hilsa herring in glutinous rice wine, and stuffed red dates with glutinous rice. Guests can also look forward to dining amidst the alluring sounds of the traditional Chinese zither. Learn more about the menu here.

When: 27 September–1 October

Where: Niccolo Room, 25/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

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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.