What’s on this weekend…
The weekend is upon us once again and we’ve lined up the hottest events in town, just for you! We know it’s October, but we’re sure we can tempt you with one last (free-flow) beachside party, or with Woobar’s Bollywood-inspired Goa celebration… Alternatively, explore your artistic side and check out the next Secret Walls battle, or get down and show off your own body art at the HK Tattoo Convention!
Work, work, work, work, work… if that Rihanna song hits a nerve and you feel like work is getting too much, it might be time to take a break! We lead such busy lives in Hong Kong and the work hard, play hard mentality can definitely take its toll. If you’re dying for a holiday but can’t be bothered with the hassle of booking one, look no further. Flight Centre is making it oh-so easy for you to take that much-needed escape with their package to Fusion Resort Nha Trang in Vietnam. We’re big fans of Vietnam as a holiday destination, but Nha Trang is seriously underrated. With white sandy beaches, excellent dive spots, fresh seafood and thriving nightlife, it’s the perfect place to unwind and let off some steam. Sound good? Well, don’t worry about accommodation, as Flight Centre has tried and tested all the best hotels in the region and can vouch for the utter luxury of Fusion Resort Nha Trang, which sits on the beautiful, pristine coastline. Not only will you enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean, but you also get a minimum of two spa treatments per person, per day… um, can we go now?! Say hello to sunny skies, relaxation and a good dose of fun and simply contact Flight Centre now for more details and a hassle-free booking.
When: Book now!
Where: Fusion Retreat Nha Trang
How much: From $4,699 per person + taxes, which includes: return economy class airfare to Nha Trang flying Vietnam Airlines, 3 nights’ accommodation at Fusion Resort Nha Trang in a Chic Suite with daily breakfast, return airport transfers, all inclusive spa (minimum of two treatments per person per day). BONUS: daily breakfast anytime and anyplace, complimentary scheduled shuttle bus from resort to Nha Trang city, complimentary yoga and tai chi class, healthy welcome drink and fruits in room upon arrival and free WiFi internet access…
Described as the “Fight Club” of the art scene and inspired by Marvel comics and graffiti, Secret Walls has been a fixture in the global art community for over 10 years. In this Monster Opening Round, eight aspiring artists will compete against each other, armed only with black markers or acrylic paint. Remember, #paintwillspill, so be prepared to get rowdy and cheer for your favourite to qualify!
When: Saturday, 15 October, 4pm – 1am
Where: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside
How much: $150 per person (early bird), $200 per person (standard). Ticket details here.
Fan of ink? Get yourself down to Hong Kong’s fourth Tattoo Convention. With over 200 local and international artists, it promises to be bigger than ever! All three days will be filled with live music, food and of course, plenty of tattoos to see. Roll up your sleeves and get those tats out, girls!
When: Friday, 14 October – Sunday, 16 October
Where: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $180 per person for a one day pass, $350 per person for a three day pass. Ticket details here.
Fancy feeding your mind and not your stomach this weekend? Check out TEDxWan Chai and listen to a variety of inspiring speakers from a Neuroscience Designer to a Prison Fitness Entrepreneur who’ll discuss the idea that “Hong Kong is at a Crossroads”. They’ll cover a range of topics relating to the concept that our city is merging tradition with emerging trends – it’s sure to give you food for thought. Keen? We’re also giving one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets (worth $895 each!)! Simply click the button below for more deets…
When: Saturday, 29 October, 10am – 6pm
Where: Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: From $325 – $895, ticket details here.
Don’t mourn the end of summer yet, with Limewood’s beach side party, it will feel like it’s just begun! Offering up an evening filled with free-flow drinks, delicious barbecued food and a live band, this is the ideal way to spend a Friday night.
When: Friday, 14 October, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Limewood, 103/104, The Pulse, 128 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $580 per person – includes entry, free-flow selected drinks and food! Ticket details here.
This weekend, Woobar is transporting us to Goa with an electric Bollywood-inspired party to help celebrate the opening of the 50th W Hotel, W Goa . Think vibrant colour, DJ beats and get in the Goa state of mind!
When: Saturday, 15 October, 11pm – 4am
Where: Woobar, W Hong Kong, No. 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $200 per person (in advance), $300 per person (on the door) – includes one standard drink. Ticket details here.