28 September, 2012
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: J.Crew lands in HK, Asia Contemporary Art Show giveaway, Mid-Autumn fun and more!

28 September, 2012

Ladies…. the long weekend is finally here! So take advantage of these four glorious days of holiday and enjoy our pick of the best events of this weekend!


…And the turkey’s done!
We know Thanksgiving’s still a while away but that doesn’t mean we’re not already thinking about our yummy turkey dinners! Let’s be honest, we’ve already been dreaming of freshly baked cornbread stuffing, buttery sweet potato casserole and delicious pumpkin pie… never mind a big fat delicious bird right in the centre! So thank goodness for The Langham, Hong Kong’s Turkey-to-go Early Bird Special – just order online to celebrate the season without all the fuss of cooking the bird at home, with everything delivered right to your doorstep… and fantastic discounts of up to 20% the earlier you get your order in. After all, there’s nothing like planning ahead, right?!

When: Now until December 31, 2012
Where: Check out turkey-day dinner menus here!
How much: Choose from two menus priced at $1588 and $2288; order now and enjoy a 20%, 15% and 10% discount from September to November respectively! Delivery charges apply; for enquiries, call 2132 7898

Join the crew!
Sometimes patience really does pay off… and we’re doing a happy dance right now because J.Crew has finally landed in HK at Lane Crawford! You can finally get your mitts on all the colourful classics and quality wardrobe essentials that are J.Crew’s speciality, with the likes of Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow already fans – and at prices that won’t break the bank either. And just in time for the cooler weather, we’re eyeing all the awesome jumpers already – weekend shopping spree anyone?!

When: In-store now – yay!
Where: Lane Crawford, Podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central; 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; or online here
How much: Prices start from $320

Shop local, shop fresh
Sick of your local supermarket? Then come along to Island East Markets – a fantastic new organic farmers market conveniently located right in Quarry Bay! Beginning on Sunday, this weekly market will bring you quality food, arts, crafts and fun from Hong Kong’s local farmers and artisans, plus cooking demos, scrumptious food to snack on whilst you browse, live music to kick back to and much more! You can find out more in our That Girl feature with the market’s co-founder Janice, but trust us, this is the perfect place to buy fresh seasonal goodies just in time for your Sunday night dinner!

When: 30 September, 10am-5pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, TaiKoo Place, Island East, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Feeling artsy?
The Asia Contemporary Art Show is making its debut this weekend, showcasing the work of Asia’s brightest and best artists (including lots of fab young home-grown talent) with 60 rooms filled with exciting artwork, photography and sculpture! Whether you’re there just to admire or plan on snapping up a few pieces to take home, this is a must for all art-lovers!

SASSY GIVEAWAY: We have five pairs of VIP tickets to give away, which include complimentary wine, a free show catalogue, exclusive access to the VIP Lounge and access to the show itself. The giveaway closes at 12pm today so get your skates on and fill out the form here to enter!

When: 5-7 October, 12-8pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $100 per person at the door; online tickets $100 for two people, VIP tickets $290 for two people, buy online here

Mid-Autumn fun
Mid-Autumn Festival is the whole reason we get to enjoy this long weekend, and there’s a tonne of events around town to celebrate this festival of lights! Go traditional with the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance (hundreds of performers, thousands of sticks of incense and a 67-metre fire dragon that winds its way through the crowded streets!), take a wander round the giant Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park or the Terracotta Warrior lantern display in Tsim Sha Tsui or enjoy a Moonlight Cruise along the harbour to catch the city lights – get the full scoop on the festivities on our sister site Sassy Mama, and find out about even more events here.

When: 29 September-2 October
Where: Throughout Hong Kong; see here for more details
How much: Free!

Long weekend inspiration
Need some inspiration for how to spend the next four days? We’ve got a whole host of ideas – try a game of boules (with a few glasses of vino, of course) at Les Boules, take advantage of the 10% Sassy discount on a feast at new resto The Salted Pig, try your luck at winning a dinner for two at the Conrad Hong Kong (and drool over that ginger soufflé!), dedicate a day to exploring all the amazing boutiques in Island Beverly… and don’t forget about the celebrations on Monday for National Day by having a flutter at the National Day Races at Sha Tin Racecourse and enjoying the spectacular 23-minute fireworks display at 9pm!

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at [email protected].

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