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WEEKENDER: The Weathering’s gig, Hong Kong Restaurant Week, Boots Mobile Makeover giveaway & more

Wow, January sure flew by quickly! But no worries – there are plenty of events and activities to keep you busy in February too. Enjoy a chilled out night schmoozing with friends at The Weathering’s concert, or step into a chocolate extravaganza at Harbour City… we’ve got all bases covered!

Support some local talent – tonight!
Tired of late nights out in LKF? Well, for a change of scenery, why not head over to Quarry Bay for a night of music and fun? For those of you who love a bit of indie pop, come check out cool local band The Weathering! This Hong Kong based duo will be having a party to celebrate the release of their debut album The Sea Cares For Its Own tonight – so grab a few music lovers and enjoy their laidback tunes, plus some drinks from the wine bar to get you in the mood! Want a little taster? Check out the duo’s latest music video, December Lights, filmed at our very own Shek O beach here!

When: 1 February, 8pm
Where: 2/F, 633 Kings Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $50; risk buying on the door or purchase in advance here (better safe than sorry right?!) 

Foodie alert!
It’s that time of year again – Hong Kong Restaurant Week is coming! The bi-annual foodie feast runs from 25 February until 3 March this year, but the website goes live at 4pm next Wednesday and Sassy’s here to remind you to start planning ahead! Many restaurants slots get booked out sharp-ish so don’t miss out on amazing deals and special lunch and dinner set menus at some of the best restaurants in town, including Sassy faves  DiVino PatioThe Salted PigBlue Butcher and Harakan-S. So set your alarms for next Wednesday to snag the best meals in town!

When: Reservations open from 6 February, 4pm
Where: Book online here
How much: Set lunches range from $98-248, dinner from $258-438

New year, new look… and a giveaway!
Time to get excited, ladies! British beauty brand Boots is hosting a gorgeous mobile makeover on Valentine’s Day – and all onboard one of Hong Kong’s iconic trams! Their special beauty parlour tram will be touring our fair city during lunchtime, dishing out glam makeovers, insider tips and demos from celeb make-up artists and complimentary Boots No7 goodie bags. With just over thirty seats on the tram, the only way to bag a place is by entering the competition on Boots HK’s Facebook Page here… or by entering our very own super exclusive Sassy giveaway here where two lucky readers will win a place onboard. Good luck!

Where: Enter the competition Boots HK’s Facebook page here AND on Sassy here to double your chances of winning!
When: Both giveaways close 8 February, the tram itself runs on 14 February, 12-2pm
How much: Free!

The giveaway has now ended, but stay tuned for more exciting giveaways! 

The Sevens are coming… and another giveaway!
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens will be in town on 22-24 March so don’t forget to register fortickets for the craziest weekend of the year – this time, the system has changed meaning there isn’t a 9am scrum (and subsequent crash) at HKTicketing but instead a much fairer public ballot. The deadline for registrations is Monday 4 February, so if you haven’t put your name down, do it here now!

SASSY GIVEAWAY: And while we’re in the Sevens spirit, we’ve got five pairs of tickets to the Louis Roederer Champagne Tent after-party up for grabs! It’s THE hottest Sevens’ after-party of them all with luxe bubbly, delish food, great live music, the chance to mingle with rugby boys and a fab cocktail bar on the new outdoor terrace – so make sure you enter here and snap some up before they sell out!

Attention all chocoholics!
If you crave or compulsively consume chocolate (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?!), then you need to get yourself over to Harbour City to indulge in the sweet world of their Chocolate Trail 2013. On show this year is a “Chocolate Mansion” – a house built 100% of chocolate with chocolate doors, curtains and, best of all, a chocolate sundae bathtub (alas, not edible for the general public!). Chocolate masters from across the world will be performing live demonstrations, gourmet international brands (like Fauchon, VERO and Prestat) will be selling exclusive sweet treats at their kiosks and loads of brands and restaurants (including Ladurée, Jean Paul Hevin, The Library CaféVi Cool andCaffè Grecco) will be creating a range of special chocolate-themed dishes. It’s the perfect excuse to stock up for Valentine’s Day… or Easter… or just whenever!

When: Until 24 February
Where: Atrium I & II, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free to view the chocolate exhibition and demonstrations; chocolate themed dishes, desserts and drinks cost between $72-$328

40% off a spa treatment at Sense of Touch
At Sassy, we do LOVE a spa treatment especially when it’s from one of our favourite go-to spa chains: Sense of Touch. Now, you can ease the stress and strain of busy HK life with a wonderfully indulgent “New Year Sensation” Elemis skin-specific facial at 40% off! Each facial also includes a premium eye treatment to help diminish puffiness and those dreaded dark circles. So kick back, relax and let the therapists do the hard work!

When: Deal ends midnight, 6 February
How much: $740, buy here

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at weekender@sassyhongkong.com.

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