11 October, 2013
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WEEKENDER: Ice-cream afternoon tea, paddle boarding beach day, great theatre and more

11 October, 2013

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We’re loving the weather in the ‘Kong right now – so let’s hope it stays just as bright and breezy for another glorious long weekend (score!) as we’ve lined up loads to keep you busy…

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bitterBittersweet bemusement
We’ve all been through a break up… and lets admit it girls, it’s not easy! Which is why Aurora Theatres production of Bittergirl, a new original play charting the break-ups of three different women, sounds right up our street! All of us should be able to relate to the experiences of love and loss, fairytales gone wrong and the search for your own identity in and outside of relationships… with a few glasses of vino along the way, of course! Think repeated viewings of An Affair To Remember, keying your ex’s car, Break-up Anonymous meetings and men who give you shoelaces for your birthday – get ready to laugh and cry as these bittergirls share their stories so snap up those tickets early… and remember, there will be coarse language and adult themes too (naughty!).

When: 30-31 October and 1-2 November, 8pm; 2 November, 2pm
Where: HKRep Black Box, 8/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $230 ($200 for concessions), including one free drink; tickets available via www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999; email [email protected]com for more info

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four seasonsWe all scream for ice-cream!
Not that we’re clinging onto summer or anything… but we thought it was our duty to remind you that the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s amazing summer afternoon tea is still available up until November at The Lounge! The sophisticated setting teamed with some absolutely delightful treats is the perfect form of indulgence – think adorable ice-cream shaped macarons, delish red velvet cake pops shaped like ice-cream conesbeautiful jasmine and lychee tarts topped with blossom cookies and even mini ice-cream cookie sandwiches… They’re so pretty, you might not want to eat them (except they’re so delicious, you won’t be able to resist!). Don’t forget to take your pick from the Four Season’s vast selection of herbal, green and black teas, coffees, hot chocolates or even a glass of Champagne Deutz Brut Classic to top it all off… the perfect way to spend the afternoon, darling! Check out our amazing photo album here.

When: Until 18 November, 3pm-5.30pm
Where: The Lounge, The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 for one, $470 for two (plus 10% service charge); The Lounge does not take bookings but for more info, call 3196 8888

whatzuphandstandTake the plunge
Any beach babes out there? Or just wish you were one? Well this is your chance, as this Sunday you can try out the fastest growing watersport (paddle boarding!) at Whatzsup’s Sai Kung Adventurous Watersport Fun Day! Get in tune with your inner beach goddess and learn how to move with a paddle, master the technique of dragon boat paddling, and evenpractice yoga on stand-up paddle boards if you’re feeling super zen! Not only will it be fun to try out something different and make the most of our gorgeous weather, but once you’ve got your balance on track, it’s actually a pretty relaxing way of moving on the water, and a great way to chill out with family or friends (read more about our attempt at it here!). So grab your paddle and dive on in!

When: 13 October, 10am-3pm
Where: Sai Kung Sai Sha Beach, Sha Ha Road, Hong Kong
How much: $320 per person, call 3502 1818 for more info

tangramIt takes two
Looking for something fresh and new to add to your wardrobe? Then the Tangram Matter Matters Opening Party might just be the place you need to be! The collaboration between these two stylish local companies – beautiful modern fashion from Tangram (the brainchild of our former That Girl Paola), and ultra chic lifestyle products from Matter Matters – is the perfect combination! This new concept store is sure to have a great mix of accessories and clothing, with geometric lines, pure colours, handpicked materials and unique prints. Get over to TST if you fancy something a bit different and refreshing in that wardrobe, and look out for some drinks, nibbles and surprises too!

When: 19 October, 6-9pm
Where: Shop 101, K11 Select, 1/F K11 Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

paperPaper laughs
Get ready for some giggles with Ennio Marchetto’s famous one-man comedy sketch,The Living Paper Cartoon – where he parodies over 50 of our favourite celebrities (from Marilyn Monroe to Justin Bieber!) in one breathless performance. Ennio’s unique and creative use of costumes, wigs and props (all made out of paper!) make for a one-of-a-kind comedy night… plus there’s an electric soundtrack too. These wacky cartoon-style portrayals of famous faces are sure to leave you in stitches… so if you need some entertaining, get your seats now as there’s still some left!

When: 11-13 October; Friday & Saturday shows at 6.30pm and 9.15pm, Sundayshow at 7.30pm
Where: The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Drama Theatre, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $395-$695, tickets available via www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288

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