In the blink of an eye, March is already upon us! To celebrate the start of a new month, we’ve got all the things you need to have a good time – namely beer, art, clothes, the cutest dogs… and even more beer, all in our Weekender!
Chug it down!
If you’re a fan of beer, you’ve probably already bought your tickets… But if you haven’t heard, Beertopia is back with a bang! Hong Kong’s biggest craft beer festival is even bigger and better this year, with over 400 different varieties of beer along with 15 fab food vendors like Pizza Express, Tai Tai Pie Pies, New York Fries and Piri Piri, for you to try out and taste! Chocolate beer, fruit beer, even banana bread beer – they’ve got it all… and then some (check out our Sassy favourites here)! Don’t forget to catch some great live music performances too and on top of all that, there are some seriously great lucky draw prizes up for grabs, including tickets for Bruno Mars or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concerts. Beertopia tickets have completely sold out in the past two years, so hurry and snap yours up now!
SASSY GIVEAWAY: We have ten pairs of tickets to Beertopia to give away! Simply enter your details in the form here to be in with a shot of winning.
When: 13-15 March, 6-11pm on Thursday and Friday, 12-11pm on Saturday
Where: West Kowloon Waterfront, Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $330-380 for single session tickets, Saturday all-day pass at $580, VIP 3-day pass at $930; tickets available here
A walk to remember
Art fans listen up! The biggest annual charity art event, ArtWalk, is happening again next week, with 60 galleries all over Hong Kong open throughout the night. How does it work you ask? Just buy a ticket, and with your entry badge, you can enter and re-enter galleries all night long to enjoy complimentary food and drinks… oh, and of course an amazing variety of art! Don’t forget to check out ArtWalk Extra, which features photography, videos, small-scale installations and performances along the ‘Kong’s historical streets between the galleries. For a night filled with art, food and booze for a great cause (The Society for Community Organisation to be exact!), you don’t wanna miss this!
When: 12 March, 4.30-11.30pm
Where: All over Hong Kong Island and Wong Chuk Hang; full list of galleries here
How much: Ticket to all galleries $400, ticket to only Aberdeen/Wong Chuk Hang galleries $280; tickets available from Bookazine outlets and selected galleries
All you fashionistas are probably already prepping for the new season as the weather finally starts to warm up… but what to do with all the pre-loved pieces that we need to clear out to make room in our closets? Join Nappahead at the Swap and Shop weekend party, where you can be part of the fashion revolution and minimise fashion waste. Bring in your unwanted clothes and accessories and in exchange, get the same amount of pre-loved goodies while you’re there (plus enjoy two free drinks, music and nibbles); after all, one girl’s trash is another’s treasure! There will be stylists on hand to ensure only the best pieces are on the rack (no dodgy threads or smelly suits here!), and any leftovers will go to the Salvation Army – so worry not, your gorgeous pieces are in great hands!
When: 8-9 March, 12-6pm
Where: Little Square, G/F, 21 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $200 for members of Swap and Shop, $240 for non-members (tickets available at venue); bring along a minimum 5-15 pieces and get the same amount of items in exchange, or buy additional items at $50 each
A good print can bring an outfit to life and give it a pop of colour – so when we heard that THE DOT, a local fashion accessory brand, were planning a sample sale, we were ecstatic! They’re a new super-stylish one-stop shop for picture-perfect patterns designed by artists all over the world. These patterns are then printed on versatile and easy-to-match items like leather handbags, 100% silk pocket squares and scarves. Not only will you be one of the first folk to check out their latest collection, but you can also bag goodies from this usually online-only store as soon as you set your eyes on the swag! We’re totally smitten with their fruity, colourful scarves for spring, plus their chic and unique bags… these patterns are worth going dotty for!
When: 7 March, 11am-8pm; 8 March, 1-5pm
Where: 1/F, 31 Wing Wo Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; RSVP to [email protected]
A girl’s best friend
It’s not just diamonds and jewels that us girls treasure… and now it’s time for our favourite four-legged companions to get some fun in the sun! Head down to the pet-friendly beachside resto Café Roma, who have teamed up with the Society for Abandoned Animals for a special Dog Day Out! It’s their first-ever pet adoption and fundraising day, and it promises to be a great afternoon of live indie music performances, educational Q&As, handicraft workshops and free face-painting for the wee ones. While you’re enjoying some scrummy food, your dog can also get in on the action with treats sponsored by Royal Canin, as well as a goodie bag to boot. So head on down to meet the three friendly pups from SAA’s shelter and bring along any furry friends you might know… who knows, maybe you’ll even end up adding a new member of the family to your brood!
When: 8 March, 3-8pm
Where: Café Roma, L1, Shop 7&8, Beach Commercial Complex, Park Island, Ma Wan
How much: Free entry
Fitness, food and fun!
Here at Sassy we love all things healthy, but with a generous side of fun please! That’s why we’ve decided to put on this fab event that’s got it all… and for three days too! Showcasing four of our favourite local businesses, we’ve created the ultimate evenings of healthy indulgence with our Fitness, Food & Fun nights! There will be smoothie-making, bikini-fabulous workouts, scrumptious munching and a great wine selection to boot, hosted at fave organic hangout, Locofama. What more could a Sassy girl want?
When: 18, 19 or 20 March 2014, 7-9.30pm
Where: Locofama, G/F, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $320 (including 30-minute Genie Concept demo, 30-minute Bikini Fit workout, sharing dinner from Locofama and wine pairings from Winebeast); buy tickets here
More info: Remember to bring comfy workout clothes and gym shoes; the workout will be moved indoors if it rains!
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