There’s plenty happening this weekend, so we’ve rounded up the best for you to choose from! From a live art battle to a night at the theatre… there’s something for everyone. Summer may be ending but that doesn’t mean the partying has to stop either! Re-live your youth at Ozone’s back to school party, or get your grub on at The Butcher’s Club Southside Market… it’s all in this week’s Weekender!
Pilates Athlete! If you’re feeling the need for a bit of a post-summer detox, get into gear with two brand new workouts from popular Pilates instructor and educator, Jason Clark! This expert Pilates guru will have you in tiptop shape with his PowerCore Pilates series and SUP Pilates workouts. His PilatesAthlete lifestyle brand not only features his PowerCore series and SUP Pilates but Jason has also launched a series of his very own DVDs, which gives you the flexibility of working out from home! Try out one of his new PowerCore series classes – choose from PowerCore, which focuses on technique or PowerCore Props where you can use props such as towels, rings and foam rollers (fun!). There’s also SUP Pilates where you use a board on water to experience upper body toning and core exercises in 60 minutes.
When: Sign up now for the PowerCore Series and SUP Pilates through the PilatesAthlete website!
Where: Red Shoe Dance Studios, Unit 3A, 3/F Arbuthnot House, 10 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per person
SUP Pilates: Hong Kong Aqua Bound, Stanley Beach – $400 per person including class & board hire
A great opera-tunity!
La Bohème, a contemporary adaptation of Puccini’s classic opera, is a must-see for any theatre junkies out there! The original opera told the tale of a group of Bohemians living in Paris, whilst Natalya Zeman’s English language version sets the story in Beijing. Pop Up Productions brings together classical singers, dancers, fashion designers and photographers to create this provocative drama that blurs the lines between music, theatre and real life. If this sounds like a unique show that you don’t want to miss, then you’re in luck as we’re giving away two pairs of tickets for the evening show on 16 September! This also includes champagne and G&Ts… perfect! Enter the giveaway here or click on the button below.
When: 16-20 September, 8pm
Where: House of Siren, 64 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Adult tickets cost $495 and student tickets cost $195, buy yours here. Tickets include drinks.
Too cool for school
It’s time to dig out your school uniform (and check it still fits!) for this back-to-school themed party at Ozone! The highest bar in the world is going to take you back to those high school days, with DJ Mistrezz C blasting out some old school tunes that will have you reminiscing. A night of dancing, entertainment and high school shenanigans is sure to cure those back to work blues after the summer break…
When: 5 September, 10pm onwards
Where: 118/F, The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $150 at the door including one free drink, or FREE ADMISSION and complimentary back-to-school-shots if you come dressed in a school outfit!
Baby got rack
The Butchers Club’s Southside Market Long Lunch has become a regular monthly event… hurrah! Not only is it the only market on the Southside, but it’s also one of our favourite markets in HK. Make a day of it and bring along family and friends to enjoy the delicious food on offer. Of course, there will be scrumptious meat from The Butcher’s Club and some of their signature dishes, as well as excellent nibbles from the likes of Nice Pops, Stone Nullah Tavern and the soon to be opened Italian resto, Mangiare. With drinks, live music and entertainment to boot, this is the perfect way to spend your Sunday… don’t forget to look out for the live cooking demonstrations too! Time to get your chef hats out and take some tips from the experts!
When: 7 September, 12-5pm
Where: The Butchers Club Deli at Editus, 16-17/F, Shui Ki Industrial building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $550 per person (kids under 8 come free), and include unlimited trips to the cooked food stands and complimentary beverages! Get your tickets here!
To the windows, to the walls!
See two of Hong Kong’s best street artists battle it out in the second round of this live art competition. Like Fight Club (without the violence!), the Secret Walls battles are set up and promoted through word of mouth and social media. Hosted on giant white walls, each artist has 90 minutes on the clock to create a masterpiece, using only black markers and acrylic paint as their battle weapons. Come along and vote for your favourite work of art!
When: 8 September, 7-10pm
Where: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $100 per ticket, book yours here before they run out!
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