The Brits amongst you know it as Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday during R.E. lessons!), in France it’s the Mardi Gras… but one thing we know for sure is that it’s a great excuse to scoff down some crepes! Chef Jullien Renault will be cooking up a crepe storm at Entourage throughout the week, so forget about making a mess in your kitchens and head down there for some scrummy pancake goodness instead!
When: 20-26 February
Where: Entourage, 1-5 Lower Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: From $48 (plus 10% service charge), call 2559 8281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations
Been following our style blogger Sabrina’s advice and clearing out your closet for the Year of the Dragon? Well here’s the perfect opportunity to ditch your unloved clothes, shoes and accessories at the Forever & AgainSwap Party and grab some guilt-free bargains. After all, your trash is someone else’s treasure!
When: 19 February, 3-5pm
Where: Kila Bar, Upper Basement, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $60, includes a drink
Bring me to life
Experience Amy Lee’s powerful vocals in person as Evanescence bring their unique dramatic sound to Hong Kong for one night only – just don’t try and hit those high notes yourself! It’s a case of two for the price of one as British rockers Bush (i.e. chance to ogle Gwen Stefani’s husband, Gavin Rossdale) are the support.
When: 21 February, 8pm
Where: Viva Hall 5, Asia World Expo, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: $688-888, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
The art of the geisha
Read Memoirs Of A Geisha? Watched those episodes of Next Top Model where the contestants get sent to Japan to learn geisha skills (and fail miserably!)? Well, now you can experience the real thing – The Geisha of Gion will be showcasing this beautiful and delicate Japanese tradition in person. This is a rare opportunity to see the six geisha dancing, singing and playing instruments in such an intimate setting; the first night is at the IFC whilst the rest take place in the relaxing outdoor surroundings of Nan Lian Garden.
When: 17 February, 7.30pm & 9.30pm; 18-19 February, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm
Where: 55/F, Two IFC, Finance Street, Central; Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
How much: $390, www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999
Dance till you drop!
Get ready to storm the dancefloor as Dutch DJ supremo R3HAB takes to the stage at PLAY! Known for his unstoppable energy, he’s certain to get you moving in no time with his infectious electro beats and ever popular remixes. R3HAB will be joined by MC Ambush for a night you won’t forget!
When: 23 February, 10pm til late
Where: PLAY, 1/F On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $100 for girls, $200 for boys; email email@example.com to book a table
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