November is here and there’s plenty going on in the ‘Kong to keep us busy before Christmas. Tickle your funny bone and win some tickets to Avenue Q and we’ve got more tickets up for grabs if you’d rather hit up the latest TEDx talk. Party on at Club FLY or chill out in DB at Picnic in the Park… it’s all in this week’s Weekender!
Escape the city…
Feeling burnt out? You need a getaway. Admit it, a health and wellness retreat sounds pretty good right now! Why not detoxify and peace out at Absolute Sanctuary, an affordable yet stunning Moroccan-inspired boutique hotel on Koh Samui’s beautiful beaches? With renowned yoga gurus running workshops each month, you’ll be feeling rebooted and refreshed. You have to try the special Pilates Reformer Class too – say hello to killer abs in no time! Simply check out this fab deal from Flight Centre’s Health & Wellness Travel experts and get ready to unwind… it couldn’t have come at a better time!
Where: Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
How much: From $8,200. Price includes a round-trip direct economy airfare to Koh Samui flying Bangkok Airways with taxes and fuel surcharge included, 3 nights accommodation in a Superior Pool Sea View Double Room at Absolute Sanctuary, daily breakfast, initial wellness consultation, one group pilates reformer class (a must try!), private yoga class, private pilates reformer class, 30-minute Absolute Foot Sanctuary and airport transfers. Phew! Call 2830 2864 or email email@example.com to book.
Sesame Street gets saucy…
When racy puppets, naughty songs and hilarious lines unite, it can only mean one thing: Avenue Q. This cheeky musical will leave you gasping for air in between giggles and now it’s back in HK! Winner of best musical, best score and best book at the 2004 Tony Awards, you can expect lots of laughs and remember it’s adults only (yes, there will be puppet nudity!).
It’s your lucky day! We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets for the 8pm show on Tuesday, 25 November (opening night!). Simply enter our Sassy giveaway here or click on the button below for your chance to win tickets!
When: 25-30 November, 8pm
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $495 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288. Or you could try your luck at winning some tickets in our giveaway here!
We all love TEDx talks (yes, we might have spent hours watching these on YouTube…) and now you can see one live in HK! Tedx Hong Kong are independently organised events, and this year’s TEDx theme is ‘green’. With sixteen thought leaders and performers from all around the world, this event promises to broaden your vision with inspiring insights. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook and Twitter for TEDx updates and enter our giveaway to win tickets to this unique event!
Enter our special Sassy Giveaway by dropping your deets into the form here to win a pair of tickets! We’ll be giving 5 pairs of tickets away to our lucky readers, which will close on 12 November. What’s more, we’ve got a Special Sassy Offer for girls who aren’t lucky enough to win the giveaway. Simply enter the discount code ‘sassyhk’ when you buy online!
When: 15 November, 10am-4pm
Where: Hong Kong Science Park, Sha Tin, New Territories
How much: Prices range from $250 – $450. Buy your tickets here.
Dance your worries away
Looking for a night of great music from some of the best up and coming hip-hop artists? Look no further than FLY. Independent record label, Stone’s Throw, will be taking over FLY this weekend and bringing over Filipino record producer Mndsgn, New Jersey born and raised Knxwledge and 22-year old Pyramid Vritra. This unique combination of talented musicians guarantees that this will be one of the best nights out in HK…
When: 8 November, 10pm-5am
Where: Club FLY, G/F, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200. Buy tickets here!
Free your festival spirit…
Festival season is in full swing in Hong Kong, kicking off with DB’s Picnic in the Park. This small, chilled out festival is not only free but will also showcase more than 50 market stalls including food and drink. And of course we can’t forget the 10 hours of awesome music from over 20 acts! Look out for The Red Stripes and Shaolin Fez, and best of all the festival is in support of The Hong Chi Children’s Home and the Hong Kong Student Aid Society. We couldn’t think of a better day out!
When: 8 November from 11am onwards
Where: Siena Park, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
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