The fun doesn’t end with the long Easter weekend—from wine festivals to art fairs to indie films, there’s a variety of quirky cultural events happening around town. Here are the top things to do in Hong Kong this week:
Sip back and relax
Asian Wine Festival 2017
Bringing together the best wines from all over the region, the Asian Wine Festival offers tastings and master classes, with expert winemakers on hand to guide you in your selection. Other highlights include a tapas wine pairing and a gala dinner hosted by Eddie McDougall.
April 18-19, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, ticketflap.com
Run, jump, leap and swing your way to the finish line—or watch your nearest and dearest suffer through mud and water (and fire, perhaps?) to become the ultimate spartan. The 6km course has 20 obstacles, with a record completion time of 40 minutes. Once you’re finished, hang around for the live music and all-day food and beverage events and workshops.
April 22, Kam Tin Country Park, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, spartanrace.hk
Watch an indie flick
Third Culture Film Festival
Giving a voice to the independent art and film scene in Hong Kong, the Third Culture Film Festival offers a unique and diversified perspective on film and culture. The event's four sessions—Animatinee (11am-12:30pm), Love and Confusion (6-8pm), Fairy Tales and Dystopia (8:30-10:30pm), and The Darkness (11pm-1am)—will provide international entertainment all evening.
April 22, Loft 22, 22/F, California Tower, 32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, pelago.events
Go back in time
Louis Vuitton: Time Capsule
This Saturday, Louis Vuitton will open their retrospective exhibition, Time Capsule, which presents the brand’s history through technological and design innovations. Details are still being kept under wraps—but you know where to go for updates.
April 22-May 14, Statue Square Gardens, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Take time for tea
Teakha Turns Five
To celebrate their fifth birthday, Teakha is taking guests on a guided heritage walk between their Sheung Wan and Sai Wan branches. Start with a bottle of cold brew and end with tea and cake, while exploring the cultural history of the area. The party extends all weekend with a range of events, including poetry readings, live music, tea workshops, the POHO farmer’s market and canvas painting.
April 22-23, Teakha: Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan; Teakha Kitchen: G/F, 18 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun, teakha.com
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