What a busy and hectic Weekender we’ve got for you! Have a laugh with the comics at Magner’s International Comedy Festival or check out some amazing street art at HK Walls. We’re also giving away tickets to the Prudential Beach 5s, so get your sunnies out and head over to Repulse Bay Beach to see what’s going down. It’s all here in our Weekender!
Party on the beach
The Rugby 7s are nearly here, and to get into the Rugby mood, why not head over to Repulse Bay for the Prudential Beach 5s? Sporting fun on a beach… why not? There’ll be men and women’s rugby, netball, dodgeball, beach football, yoga and more. If you’re not participating, just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere, the DJ, and don’t forget to indulge in some tasty food and drink as you watch.
SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away VIP tickets to the Prudential Beach 5s and Toms shoes to celebrate! Two lucky Sassy readers will win a pair of VIP tickets as well as a pair of Toms shoes. Click here and fill in your deets, or on the button below. Good luck!
When: Saturday, 21 March & Sunday, 22 March
Where: Repulse Bay Beach, Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. There’s a free shuttle service from Admiralty to Repulse Bay every 30 minutes from 9am, and back from 2-8pm, also every 30 minutes.
How much: Free entry. Click here to win VIP tickets and a pair of Toms!
It’s like Glastonbury for the stand-up comics this weekend, as a host of them descend (or travel locally!) to six different venues in the ‘Kong for the Magner’s International Comedy Festival. Some of our favourites include Phil Kay from the UK, Simon Taylor from Australia, Jenny Collier from the UK and USA and Hong Kong’s very own Vivek Mahbubani. Click here for the full line up and to see where everyone will be performing. You’ll be guaranteed laughs…
When: Friday, 13 March & Saturday, 14 March, click here for more info
Where: At six different venues around town, including TakeOut Comedy Club, Champs Bar, Delaney’s, Culture Club, The Fringe and Insiders.
How much: Tickets are $200 and available from www.ticketflap.com.
To the window…
To the (HK) Walls! In its second year, HK Walls is Hong Kong’s best celebration of street art in the city – a cool alternative to the other art fairs going on this weekend. Check out the prints by artists such as Artime Joe, Jay Flow and Parent’s Parent, and you’ll even get to meet some of these talented street artists too! Watch as they transform some of the walls in the Sheung Wan ‘hood with live art paintings in a variety of mediums. Stay for the opening party in Sheung Wan on Sunday, 15 March from 2pm onwards. The event continues in and around Stanley Market as well.
When: Saturday, 14 March & Sunday, 15 March
Where: 9 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong & Stanley Market, Stanley Market Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry. Limited prints are available for sale at the exhibition.
It’s time to get lucky and dig out any four-leaf clovers you may have, as well as that green tank top you nearly never wear! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to break out the Guinness. Dress in green and head to BRICK LANE for a free Black Velvet and then grab a bite from their Irish-themed menu; valid until Tuesday, 17 March. Put on a leprechaun suit and head to Lan Kwai Fong on Saturday, 14 March for pints of Guinness, music and charity. All money raised at Rúla Búla and Solas on the night will go to Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice in Dublin and Foodlink Foundation right here in the 852. We hope you receive some Irish luck this St. Paddy’s Day!
When: Celebrations go on tomorrow night (Saturday, 14 March) and St. Paddy’s Day is on Tuesday, 17 March
Where: All over Hong Kong!
In case you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know the biggest art fair in the world, Art Basel, is happening this weekend. Look out for plenty of amazing artists and exhibitions, as well as some funky art themed wining and dining options too! Art Central will also be opening its doors as will Chai Wan Mei, and don’t forget to check out the amazing installation by Richard Wilson at The Peninsula Hong Kong too! The full-size double decker bus installation is literally hanging off the side of the hotel in the artist’s famous bus installation, “Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea…”, inspired by The Italian Job. This is an absolute must-see during art week, so pop over and make sure you check out this unique installation before it’s gone! For more details on the art fairs going on around town, click here.
When: “Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea…” is on until Wednesday, 8 April
Where: The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free to come and see!
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