Feb 11: Lantau Base Camp Valentine’s Day Race
Grab your partner and sign up for the Lantau Base Camp Valentine’s Day Race. The 13k team trail run takes place on South Lantau, starting and finishing at Nam Sham picnic area on south Lantau Road, and is ideal for rookie trail runners looking for a bit of a challenge. There will be a gift for all entrants, as well as food and water breaks, and prizes for the winners in each category. How’s that for a different kind of date night?
Race entry $350 for two from www.lantaubasecamp.com.
Feb 9: Gong Bath at Red Doors Studio
Ring in the full moon with a gong bath session at Red Doors Studio. There will be a chanting meditation session, followed by a 45-minute gong bath, in which several large gongs will be struck to fill the room with soothing sounds. Afterwards, you can relax with homemade yogi tea and brownies. Blankets, mats and lavender eye bags will be provided.
6-7:30pm, Red Doors Studio, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., 2110-0152. $300 from www.red-doors.com.
Feb 11: Daybreaker at the Maritime Museum
Flush from their first event at PMQ, Daybreaker Hong Kong brings its (sober) daytime clubbing and fitness experience to the Maritime Museum. Pull on your disco pants and get ready to throw shapes with live entertainment, great tunes and a cool crowd of party animals.
Fitness class 10-11am, dance party 11am-12:30pm. Maritime Museum, Pier 8, Central. $300 (fitness and dance) or $180 (just dance) from daybreaker.com/hk.
Feb 23-25: Lohas Expo and Vegfest Asia
Catch up on all the wellness industry trends by paying a visit to the LOHAS Expo and Vegfest Asia. Committed to promoting a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and introducing vegetarian food and cooking to Hong Kong, the LOHAS Expo will see hundreds of local and international exhibitors showcasing their wares, as well as regular talks and forums taking place each day.
Feb 23-24 open to trade only; register online for free entry. Open to the public on Feb 25. Tickets $10 on the door. Hall 5F and G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Harbour Rd.,
Wan Chai, 3520 3617, www.lohasexpohk.com.
March 2-5: Beerfest
Love a good craft brew? Pay a visit to West Kowloon, which is hosting Hong Kong’s first edition of Beerfest, the popular beer festival that originated in Singapore. There’ll be four days of beer stalls, great food and entertainment, from (responsible) drinking games to DJ sets and bands.
Advance tickets $150 (Thu, Fri, Sun) or $260 (Sat) in advance; $170 (Thu, Fri, Sun) or $280 (Sat) at the door. Includes a welcome beer. West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon. Learn more at www.beerfestasiahk.com.
Mar 16-19: Taste of Hong Kong
Bust out the stretchy pants: Taste of Hong Kong returns to the Central Harbourfront. Expect stalls from some of the city’s best restaurants – from Amber to Acane; Kuam to Yardbird – where you can buy light bites and mini versions of their signature dishes, allowing you to graze all day and experience some of the best cuisine Hong Kong has to offer. There’ll also be talks, workshops, gourmet markets, and a wine and champagne tent.
General admission $138-$198, depending on date and session; VIPs $598-$678 from www.ticketflap.com.