12 April, 2013
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Cocktails & canapés night at PURE Bar + Restaurant, shopping & champers at Tory Burch, Beertopia festival & more

12 April, 2013

We hope the first five-day week back at work after the holidays hasn’t been too traumatic – and that you ate loads of Easter eggs to make up for it! To get you over those back-to-work blues, we’ve lined up plenty of delicious food, awesome shopping and even a beer festival to make sure your week goes off with a bang!

Pure Tuesday night heaven
Could anything exciting possibly happen on a Tuesday night?! Well we have just the thing! Pure Dining‘s Sous Chef, Chetan Kohli will be bringing us a night of scrummy Cocktails & Canapés over at Pure Bar + Restaurant. What could be better for beating the mid-week blues than sipping on some vodka strawberry energizer, cooling down with a cucumber martini and chowing down on some truffled popcorn shrimp after a long day at work? There’s also smoked salmon mousse with poached pear on toast, chorizo & shallot bruschetta, and rare tuna with egg nori & lump fish caviar canapés, to name just a few of the delicious delights on the menu! With two hours of open bar (yes, you heard right – two hours!) and bite-sized scrummy nibbles on tap, this might just be the best Tuesday night you’ve had in a looong time! Get booking, girls!

When: 16 April, 7-9pm
Where: Pure Bar + Restaurant, 2/f Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $150 per person (RSVP to reserve a place, tickets charged at the door); to RSVP, email [email protected]


Guiltless splurging
If you’ve been waiting for a chance to spoil yourself with a fab new handbag or a pair of gorgeous ballet flats, now’s your chance! Why, you ask? Well, Tory Burch and Room to Read have come together to bring you a fantastic shopping and champagne night, with funds raised going towards campaigns for global literacy and battling gender inequality in education. With 10% off full priced purchases, this is the perfect chance to indulge a little and shop your heart out – after all, you’re not just shopping for your wardrobe, but you’re shopping for a great cause!

When: 18 April, 7-9pm
Where: Tory Burch, 2/F, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! 10% of the event’s proceeds will benefit Room to Read

Hong Kong’s largest craft beer festival is back! After completely selling out last year, Beertopia is back and bigger than ever with over 90 different quality beers from all over the world available for your tasting pleasure, plus loads of food, games, live music and free prizes! If you are truly into the philosophy of beer or just want to learn something new, check out the beer lectures too. Sassy tip: book your tickets early to avoid disappointment (apparently people were turned away at the door last year!), come thirsty and have fun!

When: 13 April, 12-5pm (afternoon session) & 6-11pm (night session)
Where: West Kowloon Waterfront, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $250 (one session, 5 food/drink tokens), $300 (one session, 10 tokens) or $500 (both sessions, 15 tokens); an additional $50 charged if purchased at the door. All include one lucky draw ticket, book online here

A market that has it all!
Whether you are a designer diva or a DIY goddess, you’re in for a treat this weekend at The Guerilla Galleria bazaar! This fun-filled market will include gorgeous dresses and accessories from fab boutique designers What The Frock and Kanchan Couturecool jewellery kits from Sassy’s own DIY blogger All Things Indulgentscrummy Mediterranean deli delights from Not Only Olives and plenty more! Apart from shopping ‘til you drop, you can also get some stylish henna tattoos courtesy of Sara’s Henna, get creative with some scrapbooking and enjoy being serenaded by music from live bands throughout the day. So bring your girlfriends and have a go at something new!

When: 14 April, 11am-6pm
Where: Fill In The Blank, 13/F, Hang Wai Commercial Building, 231-233 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry, and remember to bring your own bag for your shopping!

Does your home need a pop of colour or a touch of vintage to spice up those white walls? Circa (a cool London-based vintage furniture dealer) is holding a one-week pop-up shop for the first time in HK at The Space, where stunning vintage furniture and home accessories from the 50s to the 70s sourced from all around the world will be up for grabs.Willy Rizzo, Romeo Rega, Gio Pinti, Maison Charles, Studio Jansen and Mahey are just some of the designers on show, so if you’re a lover of vintage goods or are just looking for something different to beautify your home, make sure to pop over for a look!

When: 15-21 April, 11am-7pm daily
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; furniture prices start from $3000

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at [email protected].


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