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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Celia Lee 29 November 2023

Header image courtesy of Harbour City

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: Standard Chartered Arts in the Park

See some giant puppets

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park is back for another year! Inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’s humorous musical suite The Carnival of Animals, guests can expect a series of vibrant and lively stage performances, interactive art stalls, and giant puppet parades for this year’s edition. Learn more about the festival here.

When: 2–3 December

Where: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Photo: @themillshk (via Instagram)

Arts and crafts

Celebrate The Mills’ fifth anniversary with a series of engaging art and cultural events! The annual WeWeave Cultural Festival returns this weekend with a line-up of performances by local artists spanning indie, rock, and lyrical genres. Alternatively, head over to the Deck space for an outdoor indigo-dyeing workshop and experience the art of itajime shibori (traditional Japanese folding, clamping, and dyeing techniques) while creating your own patterned bandana!

When: WeWeave from 2–3 December; indigo-dyeing workshop on 3 December

Where: G/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan

The Deck, 2/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan

Photo: Anju Restaurant and Bar

A seasonal tasting menu

Anju Restaurant and Bar is offering a new dinner tasting menu. Highlights include galbitang and jeonbogjang, a twist on a Korean soy sauce-marinated crab dish; the kkaennip mandu deep-fried perilla leaf dumplings; and Wagyu beef rice bowl. Enjoy Anju’s speciality cocktails, such as the kimchi Mary and soju colada, at a discounted price during the extended happy hour, which runs daily till 7 pm.

When: Ongoing

Where: Anju Restaurant and Bar, Shop R004, Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Photo: All About Us Film Festival

All about us

The third edition of All About Us Film Festival returns to Hong Kong. Cinephiles are treated to a diverse programme of short films, feature films, and titles produced by local ethnic minority youths, which will shed light on diversity and inclusion issues in Hong Kong. A series of exhibitions and workshops will run alongside the festival’s screening programme. Find out more here.

When: Now till 10 December

Where: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Photo: Harbour City

Festive bears

Get into the Christmas spirit with Harbour City’s “Disney100 Christmas Love 2000% Bearbrick Up” display! On show across the mall are unique Disney characters in the iconic style of Bearbrick figurines, complete with festive installations such as the Gingerbread Mickey House and Snow Mountain playground. An accompanying exhibition of coveted and discontinued Disney collectibles can also be found at Gallery by the Harbour.

When: Now till 1 January 2024

Where: Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, 2/F, Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Osteria Marzia

Catch of the season

Specialising in Italian coastal cuisine, Osteria Marzia is introducing a series of new seasonal dishes. Highlights include fusilli e calamarata, two styles of pasta tossed in a creamy broccoli sauce made with fresh anchovies, garlic confit, and clam stock, and the tris di crudo, a premium selection of raw seafood. Alternatively, savour a curated selection of coastal delicacies with the Viaggio Attraverso La Costa Italiana five-course tasting menu, which highlights baby cuttlefish with green pea, mint, and squid ink, sea bass served with mixed salad, and fresh gelato.

When: Ongoing

Where: Osteria Marzia, G/F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai

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Photo: Alisan Fine Arts

A meditation workshop

Alisan Fine Arts is hosting an artistic meditation workshop this weekend. Led by digital media installation artist Hung Keung, participants are invited to enter a world of contemplation, viewing, and appreciating art. Learn more about the workshop here.

When: 2 December

Where: Alisan Fine Arts, Unit 2305, 23/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen

Photo: Massimo De Carlo

Magnetic attraction

On show at Massimo De Carlo this weekend is a solo exhibition by French sculptor Jean-Marie Appriou. Titled “Magnetic,” the exhibition showcases a collection of Appriou’s experimental sculptures presented in strange and thought-provoking forms, and made using metal, clay, and other materials.

When: 11 November–13 January 2024

Where: Massimo De Carlo, 2/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

Photo: Garden Café

Fresh produce

A new salad bar concept has arrived at Conrad Hong Kong’s Garden Café. Salad-A-Day is a self-serving counter packed with a wide array of ingredients, including meat, seafood, vegetables, and vegan foods and dressings. For the busy worker with little time to customise a healthy lunch, opt for one of the eight salad recipes.

When: Ongoing

Where: Garden Café, Lower Lobby Level, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

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Photo: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens

Connect with nature

Embark on a cleansing journey with Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden’s “Connecting with the Energy of Nature” programme. The five-day residential workshop guides participants towards a deeper awareness and appreciation of nature through a series of artistic, cultural, and meditative activities. Learn more about the experience here.

When: 2–6 December

Where: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens, Lam Kam Road, Lam Tsuen

The Green Hub, 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

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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.