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Things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

Make the most of that sweet, sweet downtime

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Looking for plans this weekend? You've come to the right place. Here, you’ll find some great events taking place in Hong Kong from Friday night through to Sunday. If you don't see anything you like, check out some of the finest art galleries and neighbourhoods in Hong Kong? Or better yet, explore our things to do page and see for yourself what this town has in store.

Best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

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Hong Kong Arts Collective March exhibition

Hong Kong Arts Collective, Shek Tong Tsui

Established by local artists for local artists, the Hong Kong Arts Collective returns with their third group exhibition to display stunning artworks by local artists and photographers like Szabotage, Michael Kistler, Michelle Kuen Suet Fund, Eric Niebuhr and many more. The show highlights the creativity and pool of talents we have right here in the city. For those who are wary of venturing outside, there is also an immersive virtual gallery available to download for free.

Motorino's virtual pizza-making party
Motorino
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Virtual pizza-making party with Motorino

Why order a pizza delivery when you can make your own? If you're staying in this weekend, Motorino is launching an interactive virtual party for budding chefs to learn how to make their own pizza! Tune in to the restaurant's Instagram at 12.30pm, and catch chef Luca Marinelli in action as he teaches you everything from how to chop ingredients to baking your own cheesy slice of heaven. Simply order Motorino's pizza-making kit ($208), and they'll send you an ingredients pack that comes with pre-made dough, sauce, and basic toppings for your chosen 12-inch pizza (Margherita, $208; Soppressata Piccante, $228). Of course, if you have extra ingredients at home, you're welcome to mix things up and make it your own!

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Bao Ho Mukashi Mukashi
Bao Ho
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Mukashi Mukashi by Bao Ho

The Stallery, Wan Chai

From transforming local shop gates and school façades to working with international brands such as Nike and Google, Hong Kong-based artist Bao Ho is set to present her first Hong Kong exhibition in three years. Titled Mukashi Mukashi (which translates to 'once upon a time' in Japanese), Bao's solo show features more than 20 carefully selected prints that perfectly illustrate the artist's drawing style reminiscent of doodling and manga art. Through whimsical characters and creatures, vibrant imaginary worlds inspired by the scenes of everyday life in Hong Kong, and Bao's meticulous execution of freehand drawing, audiences will be led into the artist's fun and creative inner world. In collaboration with The Stallery and L’Epicerie Fine Hk., all prints are available for sale and can be pre-ordered on The Stallery web store.

Air Max Day Nike Lab PS7
The Peculiar World of Lichens by Stella Lau @ Green Egg Store
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Air Max Day sneaker art installations

Nike Lab Ps7, Causeway Bay

In celebration of Air Max Day on March 26, four local creatives have come together to completely reinvent sneakers as we know it. With these stunning installations, the artists utilised the brand's new Air Max 2090 to showcase their talents. Visitors can witness how a pair of kicks turns into an Italian sports car, sliced into sashimi, and even crafted into a terrarium. The artworks are on show at NikeLab PS7 in Causeway Bay and will be there for a whole month.

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Taqueria Super Macho virtual happy hour
Taqueria Super Macho
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Virtual Happy Hour with Taqueria Super Macho

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Social distancing doesn't mean you have to stop socialising altogether – you can just do it online! Helping you do exactly just that, Taqueria Super Macho is now offering La Casa Loca, a happy hour package that lets you and your friends clink glasses on-screen! Featuring pre-mixed classic in-house margaritas (lime wedge and Tajin powder included), house-made tortilla chips, and Taqueria Super Macho’s signature pico de gallo and guacamole, the package will set you back $198, with additional margaritas at $68 each. Or, if you're feeling generous, buy a round for your friends and drop the team a note in the Amigos Details’ section of the online order form, and they'll do the rest of the work for you. Orders can be placed up to a day in advance for one to five people, with deliveries available in areas from Cyberport to Quarry Bay.  

Art Central 2018
Jacquie Manning
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Art Central 2020

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A relaxed and less stuffy affair than Art Basel, this waterfront art fair is unmissable for all culture vultures. Unfortunately, after urging from overseas art dealers, the organisers were left with no choice but to cancel the event over fears of the unfolding virus outbreak. All is not lost though as art lovers can still admire a slew of stunning artworks online until May 1.

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Peter Yuill
Peter Yuill
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Alignment by Peter Yuill

Gallery HZ, Sheung Wan

Held at new gallery space, Gallery HZ, Peter Yuill’s solo exhibition Alignment is something truly unique. Using hand-drawn static lines, circular forms, and monochromatic shapes, Yuill’s maturing style and circular paradigms have quickly become the emerging artist’s trademark. Leading his audience through the tangled uncertainty between the artist's logical mind and inner self, the exhibition is a celebration of not only the grand opening of Gallery HZ, but also the new phase of both the creative and spiritual journey of the artist.

Mark Whalen Gentle Reminders
Mark Whalen
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Gentle Reminders by Mark Whalen

Over the Influence Gallery, Sheung Wan

Debuting his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, LA-based artist Mark Whalen brings a quirky collection of sculptures and wall-hung reliefs to Over the Influence Gallery. Developing from his past series, Whalen's newest body of works highlights everyday themes of work and play. Industrial materials are merged with found objects and studio reserves, iconic human shapes, colours, and chrome elements – all brought together to create eccentric compositions. While Whalen's works are humorous, lighthearted, and somewhat frivolous, you best believe that the process is anything but. 

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Sebastian Chaumeton
Sebastian Chaumeton
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Little Fables at Whitestone Gallery

Whitestone Gallery (H Queen’s), Central

Held at Whitestone Gallery in H Queen's, Little Fables is a group exhibition featuring works by six young artists from around the world. From paintings and sculptures that make reference to social media to artworks themed around life and death, the exhibition interweaves the artists' perceptions of the world through their own fables and different forms of art-making. Click here to watch a virtual walkthrough of an installation by one of the artists.

Kim Young Hun
Kim Young Hun
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Diamond Mountain – Electronic Nostalgia by Kim Young-Hun

Soluna Fine Art, Sheung Wan

Inspired by everything from stripe covered light bulbs to white noise from digital screens, Diamond Mountain – Electronic Nostalgia is a solo exhibition created by renowned Korean artist Kim Young-Hun. Featuring eight vibrantly coloured oil paintings by the artist, the collection explores the transition between the analogue generation, the digital generation, and the ambiguous borders of reality versus digital lives. Given how the current pandemic has essentially forced much of the world to live, work, and connect online, Kim's exhibition is definitely one not to miss.

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