We’re all trying to battle the third wave by staying home as much as possible – but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun this month! With gyms and bars closed and social distancing rules still in place, many events are now taking place online. From e-popup stores to virtual charity runs and online speed dating, here are the best virtual events happening in August that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Be a part of The Pilates Link’s inaugural worldwide virtual pilates workshop! Apart from a show performance, you’ll also receive a one-hour mini-mat class with an experienced team of instructors. Grab your mats and get ready to feel the burn!
When: Friday, 7 August, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
How much: Free! – book here
Get your laptops ready because Luüna will be hosting an exciting online education and empowerment festival this August! From promoting gender equality to taking ownership of one’s sexual health, this event will feature a diverse range of topics. It’s definitely not one to miss!
When: Until Sunday, 30 August (see full schedule here)
How much: Free! – register here
Looking for ways to stock up on Charlotte Tilbury‘s signature Pillow Talk series without traipsing to the shops? With Charlotte Tilbury’s first e-popup store in Hong Kong, you can browse the full collection of iconic products and have them delivered straight to your door (along with some deluxe sample gifts!). Hurry before everything runs out!
When: Until Friday, 28 August
Flex Studio’s live stream classes are back! Stretch, sculpt, tone and strengthen your body through yoga, pilates or barre – and receive real-time feedback from your instructor. There are a range of different classes to choose from – join a group of two, three or larger, or book into a private session. All classes will be held via Zoom. Head here for the class schedule.
When: Until Monday, 31 August
How much: Drop-in Group $150, Trios $390, Duet $550, Privates $790 – book here
The beauty about virtual runs is that you can do them anytime, anywhere. And this particular one even benefits charity! Simply complete any one of three distances (5km, 4km, 22km) wherever you please, or tackle the actual Hysan Island Hike & Run course, which starts above Happy Valley and takes you through Tai Tam Country Park and back where you started. Those who complete their distance will receive an e-finish certificate and wooden medal.
When: Until Monday, 31 August
Where: Anywhere or on designated HK Island course
How much: $100 registration fee (10% of the proceeds will go to the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong) – register here
Whether you’re recently single or have been unattached for a while, Filter Off has made it possible for you to meet new singles in the area from the comfort of your own couch! Perfect for those with a busy schedule, the event will set you up on three 90-second dates based on your age, location, height and education preferences. Sign up now to see what the future holds!
When: Friday, 14 August, 8pm
How much: Free!
Featured image courtesy of Rachel Ching for Sassy Media Group, image 1 courtesy of Li Sun via Pexels, image 2 courtesy of The Vagina Dialogues, image 3 courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury, image 4 courtesy of Flex Studio, image 5 courtesy of Greg Roseanne via Unsplash, image 6 courtesy of Giorgio Trovato via Unsplash.