Seven things to do on a wet weekend in Hong Kong

There's an art fair, some great movies, some tempting restaurants, plus shopping, indoor games and more to keep all the family amused this weekend

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 May, 2015, 12:26pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 May, 2015, 6:04pm

The weather's not looking good this weekend, but there's no need to stay at home. The 48 Hours team have come up with loads of ideas for things to do and places to go. 

Buy some art

The Affordable Art Fair offers contemporary artworks for between HK$1,000 and HK$10,000, plus print-making demonstrations, workshops and various talks on photography, ink and art therapy. Plus there's a children's art studio.

"It's not just about buying art but enjoying and learning more about it too," says founder Will Ramsey.

Where: Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Ma y 22, 12pm-6pm; May 23, 11am-7pm; May 24, 11am-6pm, HK$80-HK$150; Art After Dark Evening: HK$200, HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288 


Go to a gig

French duo Brigitte are equal parts off-kilter folk, cabaret, easy listening and 1960s flower-power pop, with influences as diverse as jazz, nursery rhymes and disco. They sing mostly in French, but cover songs sung in English too.

Where: May 23, 8pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, HK$100-HK$380, HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9965


See a movie

48 Hours loved action comedy Spy this week (review here). See the rest of 48 Hours' top five movies here.






Go to a restaurant

48 Hours was impressed with the Chiu Chow food at Zither Restaurant in Wan Chai. Also reviewed: Ore-no Kappou by Ginza Okamoto. One of the top chefs in Hong Kong, Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room & Bar, told 48 Hours about her favourite restaurants in the city. And there are lots of tempting deals at hotel restaurants, especially for asparagus lovers.



See a show

Landmark Hong Kong dance drama Boy Story is reprised by most of the original cast, together with a new interpretation, Boy Story. Reborn (see our story)

Where:  Unlock Dancing Plaza, Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, May 22-23, 8pm. HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Go shopping

48 Hours talked to Richard Nicoll, designer for British clothing brand Jack Wills, about how he'd helped make its spring-summer 2015 collection more hip.

Where: Jack Wills stores in Hong Kong at the Leighton Centre, Festival Walk, LCX and Sha Tin



Play indoor games


48 Hours had a great response to a recent feature about indoor games you can play in former Hong Kong factories and warehouses: bubble soccer, indoor skiing, car racing, cage soccer, archery ... even quidditch.

Where: various