Did you miss us?! We are still recovering from our Christmas indulgences, New Year partying and getting back into the swing of things at work… but here’s the first Weekender of 2012 to keep you out of mischief. Enjoy!
Some angelic leaving drinks
Sad news folks… everyone’s fave 80s party hotspot HALO is closing down! Don’t worry though, they’re bowing out in style with one last leaving party to mark the end of an era. But don’t drown your sorrows too hard; we’ve heard there may be something new and exciting on the horizon for 2012 so keep an eye out!
Where: Halo, Lower Ground Floor, 10-12 Stanley Street, Central, HK
When: 7 January, 10pm til late
How much: Free entry; for enquiries and table reservations, call 2810 1460
Munch some popcorn
You’ve read the book (who hasn’t!), now it’s time to see the Hollywood film. Fight Club director David Fincher’s much-anticipated version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo hits HK this week and everyone’s talking about Rooney Mara’s transformation for her turn as maverick hacker Lisbeth Salander. Oh, apparently Daniel Craig is in it too – though we can’t promise as much torso as the Bond films… unfortunately!
Where: All good cinemas
When: Out now!
Turn it up
Music fans rejoice – The People’s Party is back in HK and bringing its usual selection of cutting-edge new music to our shores. This year’s festivities are headlined by UK electro masters and Mercury Prize nominees Metronomy, with New Zealand’s finest The Young & The Famous, the latest Aussie tip for greatness The Jezabels and local rockers 9Maps ready to hit the stage too! Rock out!
Where: Rotunda 3, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
When: 10 January, 7pm
How much: $450-530, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
Get that super bass!
Love Nicki Minaj’s music? Well, now you can get your mitts – quite literally – on some of her trademark style. Hot on the heels of their best-selling Katy Perry collection, OPI has teamed up with rap sensation Minaj for another cool nail polish collaboration – and our nails are seeing 2012 in with some glorious technicolour!
Where: Cher2, 1A Po Foo Building, 84-94 Percival Street, Causeway Bay; 809 Mong Kok City Centre, 74-84 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok; 1202A Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: $70 each, mini-set of four $108
Stay in style
Check out the young designers of the future with this fab fashion exhibition from Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Fashion Visionaries showcases the work of some of HK’s most iconic designers, illustrators, photographers and award-winning young designers; we can’t wait to take a close-up look at the gorgeous gowns on display!
Where: Thematic Gallery 3 & 4, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
When: Until 12 March; Monday & Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday and public holidays 10am-7pm, closed Tuesdays
How Much: $10, free on Wednesdays