It’s here… the latest edition of our Sassy Weekender, which will have you ready and raring to go for the upcoming week.
Have a laugh
Hong Kong isn’t exactly known for its lively stand-up circuit yet the 5th Annual Comedy Festival is aiming to put us on the map for laughs! Headlined by Comedy Central’s Butch Bradley and with over 40 comedians entering the fray to fight it out in the HK International Comedy Competition. Beats sitting at home with a Michael McIntyre DVD, right?!
Where: The TakeOut Comedy Club HK, 34 Elgin Street, Soho
When: Until 15 October
How Much: $150-350, For tickets call 6220 4436
What better way to celebrate Spanish National Day than with a trip to one of our favourite tapas joints in town, Tapeo? Whether you opt for the bustling Soho branch or the relaxed harbour-side views in Sai Wan Ho, you can see the night in with their special Super Early Bird Dinner offer – three tapas (our top picks are the pork belly, crispy chilli shrimp and manchego cheese and honey) and a glass of sangria for only $150.
Where: G/F, Au’s Building, 15 – 19 Hollywood Road, Central, 3171 1989; GA01-03 G/F Lei King Wan, Site A 55 Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho
When: 12 October, 5-7pm
How Much: $150 (plus 10% service charge)
Relive the 80s
Get out the legwarmers and shoulder-pads – it’s time to revisit the 80s, as synth-pop pioneers The Human League perform their first concert in HK, for one night only! In addition to tracks from new album Credo, you can expect plenty of the old favourites that had you singing along into your hairbrushes. All together now – ‘I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…’
Where: Star Hall, KITEC
When: 13 October, 8pm
How Much: $480-680, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
See some spots at Polkadot
We are seeing polkadots everywhere this season and even Staunton Street is getting in on the dot craze. New SoHo boutique Polkadot has recently opened its doors and tomorrow will be their Grand Opening party. Stop by anytime between 10am-8pm to shop and enjoy some drinks/nibbles. Polkadot is filled with brands from the US & Canada plus a few of our favourites from here in HK. The fortune cookie necklace they carry is one of our top picks!
Where: 1/F, 39 Staunton Street, Soho
When: 8 October, 10am-8pm
Get your JT fix
Here at Sassy, we love a good rom-com and Friends With Benefits looks like it might tick all our boxes. The title is pretty self-explanatory (safe to say those benefits are a little steamier than going round to borrow a cup of sugar) and it sounds like a raunchier version of No Strings Attached, which we also loved. Plus who can resist the chance to drool over the super-sexy Justin Timberlake… or come to that matter, the even sexier Mila Kunis?!
When: Released 13 October
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