Want to plan ahead and fill up your calendar for the next seven days? Discover the biggest and best things to do in Hong Kong from Monday morning to Sunday evening with our ultimate list. From the latest restaurant openings and the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong to pop-up events and free community classes, we’ve got you covered for the rest of the week. And if you're looking to get some fresh air after a long day at work, why not fit in a hike on a weeknight?
This week's best events
This is your chance to visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum without having to fly to Paris. A joint effort between the Leisure and Cultural Services department and Le French May, the Louvre is bringing Hong Kong a large selection of work and masterpieces from all its departments. Carefully curated and each piece is brilliant on its own, the three-month long exhibition takes viewers through 800 years worth of history of the museum, from the contributions of Napoleon I and the visionary ideas of the "Republics" and intellectual movements that followed. Walk around and enjoy the diverse collection of art and historical artifacts. It’s a rare opportunity see art treasures in Hong Kong and go on an 800-year journey with the Louvre.
Go on a journey that revisits all the landmark technological and design innovations of the popular luxury retail brand Louis Vuitton. Spanning from 1854 to present, get up close to rare and celebrated designs from the LV archive. From gorgeous leather handbags to the iconic vintage suitcase boxes, this exhibition takes you through 160 years of imaginative creations and valuable vintage pieces from the luxury house, along with specially curated artworks made by local artists. Guided tours are also available.
Massimo de Carlo is exhibiting the works of Roland Flexner and Ai Weiwei together for the first time. Taking a look at the friendship and relationship of the two renowned artists, the exhibition is shocasing Flexner's icoonic ink paintings alongisde previously unreleased body of work by Ai, which includes his series of New York’s paintings.
Following the success of Tsang Kin-wah's solo exhibition and the design collection showcase, M+ Pavilion is delving deep into local popular culture for its newest exhibition. Displaying more than 90 works that dates back from the 1960s, the show takes a look at how androgyny and genderfluidity has been dealt with and presented in popular culture over the years, the interplay between visual art, design and moving images, and its effect on contemporary popular culture.
The works of Carlos Cruz-Diez are showcased in Hong Kong for the first time. The Venezuelan painter and op artist has been a pioneer in creating visually stimulating pieces. Presenting new works as part of his celebrated Physichromie series, Cruz-Diez creates large-scale grid structures with vertical bands and geometric lines on canvas in contrasting colours. The viewer's perception of the pieces change as they move where colours dissolve and oscillates.
Browse and discover the freshest produce and seafood at this year’s French traditional market at Stanley’s historic Murray House. And of course, it’s not a French market without delicious pâté, cheese and wine. Hosted by Le French GourMay, snack on a wide variety of French delicacies as you walk through the three-day market, enjoy live music and on-site VR experience. This year, the Le French GourMay is bringing the best of champagne as part of the market so get ready to a boozy day out.
See Mongolia like you've never before, Hong Kong-based Swiss photographer Marc Progin takes viewers through the ages of Mongolian history. Capturing the beauty of its harsh winters to exploring the Mongolian nomadic lifestyle, be amazed by Progin's thousands of images he's taken and compiled since 1999 involving stunning shots of the Mongolian landscapes, animals and night scenery.
Find and bring home the freshest local produce at this regular Sunday Market in Taikoo Place! With up to 40 stalls offering everything from sesonal fruits, baked goods and organic food, sample and try out healthy delicious nibbles while learning more about sustainable eating.
Kicking off the return of the popular Le French May, PMQ is hosting the garden party complete with free flow French wine and mouth-watering French delicacies. Sip on top quality French wines including Martell Extraits, MUMM, Perrier-Jouët and French Aperitif while you enjoy amazing live music performances featuring classic French tunes and folksy jazz, and try your hand in the popular French boules game: Petanque. Transport yourself to France without splurging on an air ticket.
The Lan Kwai Fong Street Food Festival is back, bringing amazing local and international street food to Hongkongers. With a spice market theme, this edition of the food festival is bursting with spicy food, sauces, spices, packed snacks and specialty drinks. Think you can handle spice? Take up the spicy challenge and get chugging in the beer contest. There’s plenty of face-painting and henna workshop for the little ones and groove out to live music and African drumming.