From vintage furniture finds to a tight and bright neon party, this Weekender’s got something for everybody! And don’t miss our exclusive Sassy giveaway for a VIP movie screening too…
Walk the red carpet!
Actors Jamie Campbell Bower and Godfrey Gao are coming to Hong Kong for a special screening of hit new film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – and forget top-secret celeb-only previews, this one is open to everyone! Based on the first of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series of books and also starring Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the film sees Jamie take on the lead role of shadowhunter Jace while Godfrey plays fan favourite warlock Magnus Bane. All proceeds from the screening go towards FilmAid Asia (Campbell Bower and Gao are both ambassadors for the charity) and this ultra glam event will see both guys walk the red carpet, meet fans and introduce the film – so make sure you snap up tickets here now!
SASSY GIVEAWAY: We have one pair of tickets to give away for this special preview screening, plus a super exclusive VIP pre-cocktail meet-and-greet with Jamie and Godfrey too! To enter, simply drop your details in the form here.
When: 31 August, 6pm red carpet, 7pm screening
Where: AMC Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $420 with all proceeds going to FilmAid Asia, buy tickets here
Go green or go home!
Homemade jam and chutneys, vegan foodie treats, organic skincare products… sounds pretty green-tastic, right? Let’s be honest, committing to healthy living in Hong Kong can be tricky (that detox always seems to be starting tomorrow…) but never fear, local eco-warrior website Green Queen is hosting the Made in HK Pop Up Market – a fab foodie event dedicated to all things eco-friendly! Featuring the best homemade, home-grown and artisanal businesses around town, go grab some lunch from Tai Tai Pie Pies, pick up handmade soap bars from Bathe to Basics, cool down with some scrummy Happy Cow vegan ice-cream (yes, it does exist!) and treat yourself to a loaf or two of chef Gregoire Michaud’s delicious artisan bread and pastries from Bread Elements. With everything from homemade cupcakes to scented candles on offer, make sure you bring a big enough bag (an environmentally-friendly one, of course) to fill with goodies galore!
When: 24 August, 11am-6pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $20 entry; first 300 people get a free Green Queen reusable shopping bag
Take a trip down South
Magnolia, the Creole and Cajun foodie mecca that won the Sassy Award for Best Private Kitchen this year, is mixing things up and doing away with tables and chairs for the night for a very special dinner party in support of local charity Feeding Hong Kong. Head chef Lori Granito will be whipping up a scrumptious spread of divine canapés and tempting finger foods served with free-flow wine, beer and cocktails, all mixed in with a dash of Magnolia’s classic Southern charm! To help bridge the gap between hunger and food waste in HK, make sure you also bring along at least two food items (like rice, pasta or cooking oil – see the full list here!) for Feeding Hong Kong to distribute to charities throughout the city. Magnolia are hoping to collect 1200 food items by the end of the month (and they want to donate 250kg of rice and pasta themselves!), so let’s be generous ladies!
When: 28 August, 7-9.30pm
Where: Magnolia, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $288 per person in advance, $350 on the door; email email@example.com to book
Turn up the lights!
Things are about to get BRIGHT at ultra cool club Boujis’ first ever Fluo Night! Sport your brightest neon attire (come on, we know you have something tight and bright in your wardrobe somewhere…), enjoy a cocktail (or three!) at the open bar, and dance up a storm on Boujis’ huge dance-floor! This is a great chance to come check out this exclusive club which is usually members-only – so why not make a real celebration of it by reserving a table for your whole fabulous neon crew? Just remember, RSVPs are essential!
When: 28 August, 8pm onwards; open bar 9.30-10.30pm
Where: Boujis, 37 Pottinger Street, Car Po Commercial Building, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry but RSVPs are essential via the Facebook Page here; call 2324 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table
New pop-up shop alert!
Are you on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind furniture piece with some serious wow-factor? Sometimes a cheap and cheerful find from IKEA just doesn’t cut it… especially when you know that Casa Capriz (one of the chicest vintage furniture shops in town) has just set up shop in Central! If you haven’t found the time to go explore their amazing 2000 square-foot showroom in Chai Wan, now’s your chance to get a tempting taster of some of their treasures during the last week of their Hollywood Road pop-up shop. Expect to find a wonderful collection of carefully selected European antiques, hard-to-find collectors’ items, gorgeous vintage armchairs, wooden desks and Art-Deco style table lamps – time for an Extreme Makeover-style home revamp, we reckon!
When: Until 28 August
Where: 27 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!