3 February, 2012

Weekender: A Streetcar Named Desire, News From The Nail Bar and More!

3 February, 2012

We hope you’ve recovered from last night’s Sassy Hour… and from mourning the passing of that 5-day holiday – we’re counting down the days til Easter already! In the meantime, we’ve got another Weekender so jam-packed that you won’t notice the chill outside. Well, maybe…

We love the HK Arts Festival for its eclectic variety and sheer number of shows for every taste – and The Hamburg Ballet’s powerful production of A Streetcar Named Desirelooks like another one we don’t want to miss! Tennessee Williams’ timeless play of passion in the Deep South (who can forget the young Marlon Brando looking very hot in the 1950s screen version?!) has been reinterpreted into a stunningly-choreographed ballet set to classical music.

When: 3-5 February, 7.30pm
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $200-680, www.urbtix.hk

Classical music under the stars
Enjoy the tragic love story of Cyrano de Bergerac (the one with the big nose –not the detective played by John Nettles in the 1980s BBC show!) on an outdoor big screen under the stars in this opera starring Placido Domingo. Make a day of it and check out Cyberport’s ever-popular weekend market earlier, with stalls from local vendors.

When: 4 February; market 11am-6pm, cinema 7pm
Where: The Podium, Cyberport 2, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: Market free; Cyrano de Bergerac $130 ($190 including hot meal and drink), www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288

Go organic
We’re always bemoaning the lack of locally-grown organic groceries in the supermarkets here – so we couldn’t be more excited about Handmade Hong Kong’s first Farmer’s Market in Discovery Bay! Grab your shopping bag (recyclable of course!) and stock up on fresh and healthy organic produce, grown and baked right in Lantau, plus a delicious range of other locally-made treats, plus organic toiletries and beauty products.

When: 5 February, 10am-2pm
Where:  Discovery Bay North Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free

We’re not exactly huge sports fans at Sassy HQ – but Linguini Fini’s special Superbowl breakfast sounds pretty irresistible! There will be a range of new scrumptious dishes created by Chef (and American football fan!) Vinny for the big day, including pizzas, a homemade spicy pork sausage and a porchetta sandwich. There are also pitchers of Peroni and House Bloody Marys to wash it all down – but don’t forget you’ve still got work to get to after!

When: 6 February, 7am
Where: Linguini Fini, G/F & 1/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Dishes start from $28

Nail it
Ever thought about jacking in your boring 9 to 5 job and setting up your own salon? Well that’s exactly what author Christy Powell did – and her hilarious and occasionally disastrous experiences helped inspire her novel News From The Nail Bar. Check it out at Bookazine’s signing and enjoy a glass of wine on the house!

When: 8 February, 6.30-8pm
Where: Bookazine, Shop 3022, Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free; RSVP to 2295 0056 or [email protected]

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