Thought January was going to be dull? Think again. We’ve got some very cool arty events lined up for this weekend, from a traditional Cantonese opera performance to a night of art and beer… and let’s not forget that sneaky dim sum party in there too! In the run-up to CNY, you know HK’s got loads going on… find out about it all in this week’s Weekender!
Two kinds of craft…
Like art? Like beer? Then we’ve got the perfect event that combines the best of both! Art & Beer is staying true to its title with loads of quality craft beers and ciders from Bestbev HK to drink, plus a great selection of local art collected by Twentybliss on display too. This cool event sounds like a great Friday night alternative – so you can unwind with a few bevvies and feel cultured at the same time! We’re all about supporting local businesses and we love the sound of these two (well, who doesn’t love beer and art?), so head down to hip café and exhibition space Boom for a night of delish beers, awesome artwork and lovely people!
When: 17 January, 7.30-10.30pm… TONIGHT!
Where: Boom, G/F, 48 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free
Painting by Kitty N. Wong
It’s back! The West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre has returned for the Lunar New Year, and this year they will be showcasing an amazing cast from the Plum Blossom Award Art Troupe. With amazing Cantonese opera performances, handicraft stalls, traditional Chinese snacks and a great community atmosphere, this is a fantastic way to celebrate Hong Kong’s culture. There will also be a free movie marathon and exhibition about West Kowloon’s forthcoming Xiqu Performing Arts Centre, so you can be guaranteed a jam-packed day out. Bring on the Year of the Horse!
When: Until 9 February, 5-10pm (opens at 3pm on weekends and public holidays); see full schedule here
Where: West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
How much: $100-280; tickets available via www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999
Ain’t no party like a dim sum party!
Dim sum and wine? Sounds like our idea of heaven! To celebrate the upcoming Year of the Horse, vino guru The Flying Winemaker (known to his mum as Eddie McDougall) is holding a fabulous Chinese New Year Dim Sum Bash, where free-flow wines (yes, free flow!) will be paired with delicious dumpling favourites from AYCE Dim Sum. Don your best ‘local chic’ outfit and head over to this secret dim sum hotspot in Tin Hau for a boozy, quintessentially Hong Kong afternoon. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday!
When: 19 January, 3-5pm
Where: G/F, 1 Ngan Mok Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
How much: $320, including free-flow wines paired with dim sum. Tickets available here
We’re kicking off 2014 with a fabulous Sassy Social dinner party at Socialito! With a delicious menu for you to feast on including guacamole and chips, taco samplers, mini burgers and of course, a dessert buffet and free-flow drinks, this is one party you won’t want to miss. Plus, if you stick around for Socialito’s There’s Something About Thursdays night afterwards, you can enjoy banging DJ tunes and buy-one-get-one-free Flirtini cocktails all night long (you’ll also get your first one for free at 10pm too). Don’t forget this dinner is open to girls AND guys, so grab all your friends for fun-filled night taken care of by yours truly! Get out the sombreros… it’s time to party Latin America style!
When: 23 January, 7.30-10pm (and even later if you like too!)
Where: Socialito, Shop 2, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $450 including free-flow cocktails, wine and beer; buy tickets here
If you want to spend the weekend chilling to the sounds of great local music, head to super cool arty space Plantation’s Sound of Practice on a Terrace sessions, which now happen every Saturday! This week sees musician Olga Chung take the stage for an intimate, acoustic pop set; armed with her guitar and piano, Olga’s soothing tunes in the relaxing, creative environment of Plantation make this the perfect chilled out event for a Saturday. Don’t miss out if you feel like unwinding and getting inspired!
When: 18 January, 4-5.30pm
Where: Plantation, 1-4 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission, register here to reserve a seat
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