Dining hotspot BaseHall brings us a taste of Mexican tradition and flavour this May with a zestful fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. BaseHall vendors Westside Taqueria, Roti Tori, Mayo Silk and Honbo will be pulling out all the stops for the festival, creating exclusive Mexican-inspired dishes that will only be available on the day. Pub 1842 and BaseHall Bar will also be delivering themed tipples all day long. Salud! And from 6pm, Mariachi Fiesta and DJ Gia Fu will take to the stage to provide a playlist of soulful Latin tunes.
When: Wednesday, 5 May, 11am to 10pm
Where: BaseHall, LG9, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Tai Kwun Contemporary’s latest exhibition will see the white cube space transformed into an ever-evolving interactive environment that will host a number of activities and experiences. The multi-sensory exhibition features more than 20 newly commissioned works from international artists and will unfold over several episodes, on-site and online, through to December.
When: Wednesday, 5 May to Sunday, 5 December, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Relax and surrender yourself to the serene surrounds of Sai Kung with a weekend of yoga and sound meditation. Held in an open air space at The Pier Hotel, you will be guided by sound meditation coach Cheryl Rodriguez and yoga instructor Amelie Rondole through a series of group yoga (total four hours), sound meditation (total three hours) and meditation (one hour) sessions, and optional private sessions. The retreat also includes two nights’ accommodation at the hotel, vegetarian-friendly meals and some fabulous favours!
When: Friday, 7 May to Sunday, 9 May
Where: The Pier Hotel, 9 Pak Shan Wan Street, Sai Kung
How much: From $6,800 – book here
Just in time for Mother’s Day, create a beautiful bouquet with the guidance of a master floral designer from the Hong Kong Academy of Floral Arrangement and then have your nails painted with a floral design to match! This workshop only takes six participants per session so make sure you secure your spot ASAP!
When: Friday, 7 May, 10am to 12pm (at HKAFA Wan Chai) and Tuesday, 18 May, 2:30pm to 5pm (at Urban Chillez)
Where: HKAFA (Wanchai), 15/F, Hennessy Plaza, 164 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Urban Chillez, 2A E Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: $1,480 (includes flowers and tools) – book here
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Calling all winos! Discover The Daily Tot’s brand new wine menu through a guided tasting hosted by Black Type. The Aussie beverage distributor will introduce you to five wines hailing from different regions in Australia, along with a tasty selection of cheeses.
When: Tuesday, 11 May, 6pm to 8pm and Sunday, 23 May, 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Daily Tot, Shop E, G/F, Felicity Building, 58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 – email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp +852 5226 9382 to book
Presented by the Along the Edge Arts Festival, Night Market is a series of short dance films that celebrates cultural diversity and questions how we see, create and discover our own cultural identities from the artists’ perspectives as Third Culture Kids. Choreographed and directed by Kelsey Ang, this international collaboration between dance, music and film integrates a mix of contemporary dance movement, remixed Cantonese disco music and songs inspired by Southeast Asian upbringings.
When: Wednesday, 12 to Sunday, 16 May
How much: Free (suggested donation of $15)
Traditionally held at Central Harbourfront, this annual contemporary art fair returns in full force but at a different location. This year, the works of distinguished artists from around the world will be displayed at the Convention and Exhibition Centre which you are invited to view within a limited-capacity two-hour session. This sixth edition will feature gallery presentations, large-scale installations, sculptures, curated booths and more.
When: Thursday, 20 to Sunday, 23 May
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – register here
Presented in honour of Hong Kong Dance Company’s 40th anniversary is this stunning new work directed and choreographed by HKDC’s award-winning Artistic Director Yang Yuntao. In this so-called “dance poem”, dancers’ bodies will act as moving brush strokes that combine to create a living shan shui (or landscape painting) of mountains and water.
When: Friday, 21 May to Sunday, 23 May
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: From $80 – book here
Sign up for the Children’s Walk For Hope, a virtual charity event held globally to raise money to protect, support and empower some of our world’s most vulnerable children. You can choose to walk, run, swim, cycle and complete any distance on the day (but note, there will be a prize awarded for the most distance covered!). Whether you participate as an individual, family or team, you will be making a difference to the lives of orphaned, abandoned or destitute children by helping to provide a caring home, food, quality education and healthcare.
When: Sunday, 23 May
How much: From $100 – register here
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Dig into your closet and gather all your unwanted garments to bring along to this Sai Kung pop-up and get ready to swap till you drop. Not only will you be giving your pre-loved pieces a new lease of life, but you might pick up a few new pieces to add to your wardrobe while you’re at it (ones you’re actually excited to wear!). Head here for a list of items that will not be accepted.
When: Saturday, 29 May to Sunday, 30 May, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Man Yee Wan Recreation Centre, 25 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
How much: $80