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WEEKENDER: Win tickets to HK’s Tennis Open, get your Zen on at PMQ, cooking classes and more

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The heat (and rain!) has well and truly settled in, and we’re still pounding the pavements searching for the hottest events in town! Grab a seat at centre court, relax with a yoga session and learn to cook like a pro… Nigella, eat your heart out! It’s all here in our Weekender.

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Broadway brilliance
Tired of the same old weekends? Why not inject a bit of culture into your weekly antics and book tickets to a fabulous award-winning play? Venus in Fur is a kinky comedy that was a hit on Broadway, and we were so excited when it was staged at the Fringe Club the first time. Now it’s back for round two this September and we can’t wait to see this evocative play again! Based on the novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch (yes, his name inspired the term ‘sado-masochism’!), this 90-minute play looks at the themes of domination and the nature of attraction as you’re taken through a hilarious encounter between an actress and a playwright. Expect a fast-paced, racy production that will leave you laughing!

Is this titillating show tickling your fancy? Well, you’re in luck, as we’re giving away one pair of tickets for the 3pm show on Saturday, 6 September – click below to enter…

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When: 3-6 September, evening shows at 8pm, matinee at 3pm
Where: Fringe Club Underground Theatre, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 ($190 for Fringe Club members or $220 for concessions), tickets available via www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288, www.sweetandsour.com.hk. Or enter our giveaway to win a pair of tickets!

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Move over Wimbledon, it’s time for Hong Kong’s Tennis Open! A group of 32 ladies will be battling it out to win a grand prize of nearly $2 million… that’s the kind of dosh that makes us wish we were a little more athletic! It promises to be extremely exciting, especially as the city welcomes top tennis pros like Jie Zhang and Francesca Schiavone. It’s definitely not one to miss!

We’re also giving away 10 pairs of tickets to you lucky Sassy readers for the match on Thursday, 11 September. Each ticket is worth $380 and also includes a free entry to Savour, a gourmet food festival. Click here or on the button below to enter. Don’t worry if you don’t win tickets, everyone who enters our giveaway is entitled to 5% off the cost of bought tickets… you heard it here first!

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When: 8-14 September
Where: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: A Tournament Season Pass is $2,200 and up, day passes start from $160, available here. Or try your luck by entering our giveaway here!

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Now as much as we try, we can’t do everything and be everywhere at the same time! Between work and a social life, it can be difficult to get in the kitchen and rustle up something delectable and nutritious for dinner. Plus, with the abundance of awesome eateries in the ’Kong, it’s often easier to eat out! Wait ‘til you hear about this one, though – Grassroots Pantry is hosting a three-course cooking class to give you some chef skills. Learn to cook grilled figs and panko-crusted halloumi salad, veggie orzo pasta, and decadent banoffee pie for dessert. You’ll have all your friends and family wanting to come round once you’ve perfected these delicious recipes!

When: 23 August, 10am-12 noon
Where: Grassroots Pantry, G/F, 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $500 per person, which includes a tasting, a voucher, recipe cards and a tote bag. RSVP to info@grassrootspantry.com to secure your spot.

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And ohmmmmmmm. Pop over to the Design Market at PMQ for Yoga.Design.Music.Love., an energising Sunday morning of live music and yoga. You’ll be feeling fit and fabulous before you know it! Michelle from Flex Studio will be leading the class and be on hand to perfect those sun salutations. All this is happening among the Design Market – a showcase of local designer collections of fashion, jewellery, accessories and home ware. This is one not to miss!

When: 17 August, 9.30am-11am
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: It’s free! RSVP to sjkim@lululemon.com by today if you’re interested in taking part. You could try your luck on the door, although there’s limited spaces available.

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It’s unbearably hot in Honkers this summer, and we’ve totally failed our diets and indulged in some icy treats. Our fridge in the office is often packed with tasty ice creams, so why shouldn’t we get our fix tomorrow, too? Head down to lifestyle store Tang Tang Tang Tang in the afternoon for an ice lolly from Lola’s Ice Pops… but you best get there on time, girls, as there are only 150 going! Shopping and ice cream… what a way to start the weekend!

When: 16 August, from 2pm until stocks last
Where: Tang Tang Tang Tang, 66 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

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

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