What’s on this weekend…
Getting through another exhausting week of work (praise!) is definitely a cause for celebration; it’s time to fire up the fun! Don’t let the cold weather get you down this weekend – keep yourself occupied with these boozy brunches, educational events and pampering treats. Celebrate Australia day at The Butchers Club, have a laugh with Vivek Mahbubani and get your beauty fix at Lush Spa’s open day… it’s all here in this week’s Weekender!
This Saturday, MaxFoodLab brings you a meat-laden brunch at Blue Butcher – the likes of which you’ve never experienced before! The concept of brunching has really taken off here in HK, but there always seems to be a lack of good music to set the mood. ‘Meats & Beats’ aims to provide diners with an awesome fusion of the best music, food and beverages. Spend the whole day dancing and dining with the free-flow brunch, or head over in the afternoon for just drinks. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on the chance to spoil yourself silly with a glass of bubbly (or three)!
When: Saturday, 23 January, 11am – 4pm
Where: Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Brunch and Free-Flow: $650 + 10% service charge, Free-Flow only: $280 + 10% service charge. For reservations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2613 9286.
Have you been wondering what lies inside the huge new LUSH Spa at SohoSquare? Well, now’s your chance to find out at the special LUSH Spa open day! Join in on an exclusive tour of the five-storey building and discover all the cute and quirky traits of this new spa paradise. You’ll also get the chance to see a live spa treatment demo by the professional therapists, as well as fresh products being made. Located in the heart of Central, this is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic week. The LUSH Spa experience makes the most of their best products, so make sure you give it a try if you’re looking for some R&R.
When: Saturday, 23 January, 10am – 11pm
Where: Lush Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free! But make sure you bring your wallets to splurge on some sweet-smelling products.
Get ready for a giggle at Garage Academy’s second Professionals Redefined event, with guest speaker Vivek Mahbubani. The Hong Kong-born and bred comedian will, of course, have some hysterical anecdotes to tell as he shares his story. Learn about how his career in comedy encompasses his strengths and passions, and how he takes the time to add meaning to his work through contributions to the Kely Support Group. If you’re looking for some career inspiration, make sure you join in on this event – laughter is the best medicine, after all! Refreshments will also be available, so make an evening out of it.
When: Wednesday, 27 January, 7pm – 9pm
Where: QRC, Garage Society, 19/F, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $80 for Garage Society Members (please contact Ambassadors), $100 for Early Bird (before Friday, 22 January) and $150 at the door. Register here!
Any Aussies looking to celebrate Australia Day can’t miss The Butchers Club’s Southside Market Long Lunch! Stalls will be set up offering classic Aussie dishes for you to munch on – think juicy barbecued meats, fresh seafood (prawns will of course be making an appearance!) and divine desserts. Rep the Australian flag with some face paint, pose with kangaroos at Deliveroo’s photo booth, snap up cool items from Print House and enjoy the live music. Get your tickets here and have one of the best Australia days ever!
When: Sunday, 24 January, 12pm – 5pm
Where: The Butchers Club, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How Much: $550 per person, $250 for children. Australians get 2-4-1 on tickets! Find out more here.
Wrap up the weekend at the (relatively!) secret open-air lounge, Vibes at The Mira, as they host a sunset session with happy-hour drinks, lazy beats and positive vibes. The lounge has a relaxing atmosphere, decorated with glowing cubes that give off a subtle, dreamy light. Sway to spirit-lifting melodies brought to you by DJ VISA and special guest, Gaby Endo, or sit back, relax and sip on some delicious cocktails. Sounds like the perfect way to prepare for another chilly January week!
When: Sunday, 24 January, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Vibes, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry! $60 for 1 drink, $100 for 2 drinks.