8 January, 2016
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Wellness Escapes with Flight Centre, Italian Sky Cinema, Reggae Raving and more

8 January, 2016

What’s on this weekend..

We’ve hit the ground running in 2016 and we don’t know about you, but we need to chill out for minute. Okay, yes we have just had a holiday, but that’s besides the point. We need a weekend to get it together, recompose ourselves and attend a few (marginally) laid-back events before setting off at a million miles again. The Hong Kong rat race is real. 


Escape the back to work blues…

Welcome back to work, Sassy Girls! Urgh, okay, we can’t even pretend to be over enthusiastic about that… Talk about post-holiday blues. Is it just us or are you looking at getaways already? We’ve got our eyes on one in particular; Absolute Sanctuary’s Signature Detox in Koh Samui! This sanctuary specialises in detox escapes, customising their cleansing programmes – including vegetarian, living foods and “ultimate” detox packages – to suit your needs. It’s exactly what we’re looking for after one too many chocolate (boxes) over the festive season. Our friends over at the Flight Centre are offering an amazing deal which includes: flights, 4 nights’ accommodation, transfers, an in-depth detox consultation with Bio Impedance Analysis, a detox massage, colon hydrotherapy, welcome dinner, detox drinks, Good Green stuff shots, liver flush drinks, coconut juice, a group pilates reformer / core suspend class, a final detox consultation with a take-home guideline, access to the pool, steam room, fitness studio, group classes, yoga classes, and group meditation sessions, plus more! Phew, our body is already thanking us. And so are our wallets. All of that for only $11,199!

Where: Absolute Sancturary
When: Book now with Flight Centre!
How much: $11,199 for flights, 4 nights’ accommodation, transfers and endless wellness goodies! Read more about it here and check Flight Centre’s other wellness deals here.


Winter Reggae Splash

Known for his fast tongue and motor mouth style of spitting lyrics, Demolition Man (aka Ras Demo) is brewing up a storm with his heavy sound system and reggae jungle dancehall mashups. If you’re keen for a combo of chilled out reggae, but don’t fancy skipping a party all together, this one’s for you! Get there early and get the good-vibes started with supporting acts from The Groove Thief, Hidden Dragon and Blood Dunza. And if that hasn’t peaked your interest, there may even be a special guest appearance… all ears now, aren’t we?

When: Saturday, 9 January, 11pm-4am
Where: Nathan Left, G/F & 1/F, 5-9 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $180 per person, including one drink.


Sofa Club Anniversary Bash
Okay, so perhaps this one’s not so laid-back, but the club’s name kind of fits the bill! Join Premium Sofa Club to celebrate their second anniversary on the HK clubbing scene with a weekend-long party. Unwind with a few cheeky beverages – it’s free-flow after all – and get loose on the dance floor to a host of guest DJs. Cheers to the weekend!

When: Friday, 8 January – Sunday, 11 January, 12 midnight – late
Where: Premium Sofa Club, 212 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Standard club entry.


Puppy Love

What better way to start a New Year than with a new furry friend? If you’ve been thinking about adopting a dog, is there really a better time than say, this Sunday? Set up in Rude Bar and Lounge, come down and say hello to tons of gorgeous dogs and puppies who are looking for their forever home. If you’re not committed just yet, then that’s no problem either. Pop in and have a chat with the staff from Kirsten’s Zoo Charity or simply come by for a cuddle and a few face licks!

When: Sunday, 10 January, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Rude Bar and Lounge, Upper Basement, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: There’s no charge, just love. Lots and lots of puppy love. If you have any questions prior to the day, email Kirsten at [email protected].


Italian Sky Garden Cinema
We’re mad for a rooftop cinema here in Hong Kong, and with our incredible skyline, why wouldn’t we be? And what better way to unwind after a stressful first week back at work than by enjoying an outdoor cinema! Hosted by both Hushup Events and Superga, this Saturday (and every other Saturday in January), The Sky Rooftop Garden is the place to be, with three classic Italian films being the centrepiece of these cool, winter nights. From The Godfather to Gladiator, grab a ticket and settle in for the evening. Come mingle early for a complimentary cocktail at Jinjuu HK before the movie starts and pick up a goodie bag filled with Italian treats! Bellissimo!

When: Every Saturday from 9 – 23, January, 8pm
Where: 9/F, Sky Garden, California Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 including entry to the outdoor movie, a complimentary drink at Jinjuu pre-screening, a complimentary Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer and an Italian goodie bag! Grab your tickets here.

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