13 July, 2012
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Jo Malone & Cafe Gray cocktail workshop, China National Acrobatic Group, LKF Music & Beer Fest and more!

13 July, 2012

Is it us or has the rain managed to time itself for the weekends with military precision recently?! Well we’re crossing our fingers it finally stays nice and sunny, because there’s too much on this week for us to stay cooped up indoors!

Something smells good…
This unique collaboration between Café Gray Deluxe and Jo Malone has got us all excited – an exclusive ‘cocktail and fragrance appreciation workshop’ that will see you creating drink and scent combinations that match your personality down to a tee! Both Yvonne Cheung, the Chef Sommelier of Café Gray, and a Jo Malone stylist will on hand with expert tips, trick and techniques to help you along the way. You’ll also get a $100 voucher for Café Gray, a $300 voucher for Jo Malone, plus Lime Mandarin & Basil inspired tipples and nibbles during the workshop – talk about good value, girls!

When: Every Thursday and Saturday, starting 19 July and ending 11 August
Where: Café Gray Deluxe, The Upper House Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $650; call 2918 4865 to book

Roll up, roll up
The International Arts Carnival is back! It’s more fun and crazier then ever, with many eclectic shows in store for the rest of the July and August – but our pick of the bunch this week is Splendid. From fairies and warriors to stunts and tricks, this show by the award-winning China National Acrobatic Troupe really has it all. It’s all about merging traditional skills with contemporary style, so prepare to be wowed!

When: 15 July, 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 17-18 July, 7.30pm
Where: Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun; Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: $100-320, www.urbtix.hk or at venue’s box office on performance days

Looking for a good time over the summer? Well look no further then your own backyard! The streets of Lan Kwai Fong are alive with the sounds of music… and we certainly can’t forget about the beer too. It’s the return of LKF’s Beer & Music Fest and there will be over 100 world-famous beer brands to quench your thirst, not forgetting live music and entertainment, games and competitions (speed taco eating contest, anyone?!) that should see you well on into the night. Cheers!

When: 14-15 July, 1pm till late; see full entertainment schedule here
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Sheung Wan’s buzzing
If LKF gets a little too heaving for you, how about getting off just one station later and having a look ’round Sheung Wan instead? Take a wander round the super-cool Tai Ping Shan Street, which is jam-packed with loads of little gems or follow our suggestions to eat your way round the entire area – breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are loads of hip restaurants in the area too (tacos at Heirloom, pizzas at 208, meat meat and more meat at Blue Butcher) or you could even pick up a meal to cook at home from Sassy faves Secret Ingredient – so there’s no excuse for an empty stomach either!

The big names hit HK
Our job at Sassy is to give you all the heads up for any special events that might be heading our way… and in case you missed it, some big names are hitting up the 852 over the next few months! Did someone say Snow Patrol, Maroon 5, Noel Gallagher (note: with his new band, not Oasis!), The Pretenders and The Beach Boys? Surely you’ll find a touch of musical inspiration from one of the bunch… so there’s no excuse for missing out!

When: August and September
Where: HKCEC, KITEC or AsiaWorld Expo
How much: See full prices and dates on www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288

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