What’s on this weekend…
It’s time to accept the weather forecast and admit that we’re in for a rainy September! But by no means should we admit defeat on the events front – oh, no, we have plenty lined up for the weekend that’ll deter you from just snuggling up with a blanket in front of the TV (no judgement if you do!). The world’s biggest outdoor electronic music festival is making it’s way to Hong Kong so be sure to grab your tickets, wine and dine at Mercato (on us!) and check out an awesome arts and music line up happening on Kowloon.
Have you been staring enviously at photos of amazing music festivals around the world this summer? Well, you’re in luck, as on Saturday, 17 September Road to Ultra is coming to Hong Kong! Road to Ultra is one of the biggest, most recognised electronic music festivals in the world, so you can expect a stellar lineup that includes international acts such as Knife Party, NERO, Martin Garrix, Galantis, Marshmello and many more (see the trailer here). Head to the Nursery Park in the West Kowloon Cultural District for a weekend of music and dancing set against the Hong Kong skyline… they’ve got an easy-to-read site map so you’ll be able to navigate the festival grounds and info on how to check in. If you’re a lover of EDM, don’t miss out on one of the highlights of Hong Kong’s calendar this month!
When: Saturday, 17 September, 11.30am – 10.30pm
Where: Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
How much: General Admission – Pre-sale: HK$1,180, On the Door: HK$1,480; VIP – Pre-sale: HK$2,200, On the Door: HK$2,580; VVIP Table Service: by request. More info here! Facebook: www.facebook.com/UltraHongKong, Instagram: @UltraHongKong, Twitter: @UltraHK
Honestly, what better way is there to end a long and tiring work week than with an amazing meal? Glass of wine in hand, unwind with a flavourful and refreshing Italian menu curated by Michelin-star chef Jean Georges, as Mercato takes dining to new and indulgent heights! We’re giving three lucky readers the chance to win a dinner for two worth $990 (don’t forget to check out our review too for a little menu sneak peek) by simply clicking below, answering the question and keeping your fingers crossed!
Where: 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Read more: Mercato: A Taste of The Bund in Hong Kong
If you’re yet to experience a night at The Pontiac, an ‘Agave Love Affair’ is a seriously good place to start! Welcoming you to step into “El Ponty Cantina”, we can only assume that there’s a crazy lineup of events in store, as well as plenty of bar dancing, free-flowing shots and potentially some pyrotechnics…
When: Saturday, 10 September, 8pm-1am
Where: The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
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Junk season is coming to an end, and as much as we love our weekend dose of free-flow, it’s that time of year when we’re craving all things art, culture and music! Freespace Happening is kicking off this weekend with a two-day arts festival fuelled with live music, theatre performances and chilled out vibes. Can’t make it this weekend? Freespace will bring the West Kowloon Cultural District to life every second weekend of each month until March 2017!
When: Sunday, 11 September, 2 – 7pm, continuing every second weekend of the month until March 2017 (see the full list of dates here).
Where: Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission, but you can register for workshops (stayed tuned here for the details, coming soon!)
Love beer? Of course you do! One thing Hong Kong has really got a handle on is their selection of craft beers, so whenever the chance for a little taste testing arises, we’re all ears! Head on over to The Bottle Shop‘s Central Gastropub as together with Bestbev and Siren Craft Brew they’ll be pouring awesome beers on tap, each with a unique flavour and aroma for you to sample. Plus, they’re giving our Sassy readers an exclusive discount on their Siren taster pack which includes 9 different types of exceptional brews! Simply enter the code “SassySiren30” to redeem your discount on their Siren taster pack and get sipping. Each purchase will also be automatically entered into a lucky draw for a flight of beer (oh yes, you read that right) on the night of the Tap Takeover – good luck, girls!
When: Wednesday, 14 September, 5-11pm
Where: The Bottle Shop Central, 15 Bridges Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Don’t forget to the make the most of our special Sassy offer by entering the code “SassySiren30″ on the Bestbev website for an exclusive discount on the Siren taster pack!