It’s Father’s Day weekend, and if you haven’t found anything in our Father’s Day Guide, we’ve got a couple of events here for you try out avec papa, and some you should definitely try out without him! From 1,600 paper mache pandas to a hedonistic night of glow in the dark fun… It’s all here in our Weekender!
Christie’s Education: Inside the Art World
It seems like a new art fair pops up every month in Hong Kong these days! If you enjoyed the recent Art Basel (check out our guide here!) and you can’t wait for the next big fair to hit HK, then you might be interested in learning a little more about the art world beforehand. With art galleries showcasing bigger and better international and local artists, Hong Kong’s art scene really is blossoming and becoming an important part of our cultural landscape. International auction house Christie’s is putting on an amazing course called ‘Inside the Art World’ that you can be a part of this summer that will get you in the know. Get up to speed on all things arty where you’ll be covering everything from the persona of the artist from bohemian to celebrity (hello Damien Hirst!) to the power of collectors and critics. This is perfect for all you art lovers and for those of you who don’t want to waste another summer doing nothing! Hey, we’re all about self improvement, and what better way to get your cultural fix?!
When: 7-11 July, course is five days long.
Where: 18/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: The outstanding quality of this course means that it does come at a cost, but what you learn is worth it! The five-day course comes in at $22,000 and you’ll be accredited with a letter of attendance at the end of it. Sign up by 24 June to bag the early bird rate of $20,000 for all Sassy girls! See here for more info!
The Butchers Club’s A Steak Rebellion is back and it’s even bigger and better than before! Check it out at their brand new venue in Wong Chuk Hang, which boasts an enormous open-air rooftop with killer views of the Aberdeen harbour. Not only will the setting be amazing, but you’ll really be able to spoil your dad for Father’s Day with an evening of dry-aged steak, fortune tellers and fun! This is the ideal theatrical event for steak aficionados – the five-course meal will also include your own bottle of Argentinian Malbec, fresh oysters, Iberico ham, and even some apple crumble cheesecake to sweeten the deal. This one-of-a-kind event will be sold out soon, so make sure you snap up the last few tickets here!
When: 14 June, 7.30pm ’til late
Where: Editus Rooftop, 17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $1,500 per ticket, contact email@example.com or buy tickets online
We’re all glowing mad here
Okay, so this event is definitely not one you want to take your dad to. If there’s a season for all out partying, then we say it’s summer, and the start of the summer party craze is upon us! Check out A Mad Glow Paint Party at Club 18 this weekend, which has an open bar from 10pm-12am and free canapés from Delicious Catering at 1am. You’ll also be able to get yourself professionally painted in glow in the dark paint – shine on! And let’s not forget the awesome EDM music too! Remember to dress in white to glow even more… it’s time to party!
When: 14 June, 9pm-5am
Where: Club 18, 18 Lyndhurst Terrance, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 for early bird tickets and $300 at the door, for tickets and table reservations, call 6190 5728. See here for more details.
If vino is your papa’s tipple of choice, then you won’t want him to miss out on Time Out’s annual Winewalk! This year, the new route for Winewalk will take you along the TST waterfront, so you’ll be able to stroll along the promenade as you stop off at various cool restaurants to sample their fine wines and canapés. Quite sophisticated indeed! And to top it all off, the proceeds of the event will go towards supporting one of our favourite Hong Kong charities, Mother’s Choice (read our Sassy Support about them here).
When: 14 June, 2-6pm
Where: Alfresco Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $150 (normal price), tickets are all sold out but there are a number of walk-in tickets on the day – get there early to avoid disappointment! Register at Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (MTR Exit P1).
Last year, Florentijn Hofman’s 16.5 metre-high Rubber Duck took over Hong Kong’s harbour, capturing the hearts of many and encouraging a wave of mass selfies. This year, French artist Paulo Grangeon attempts to trump the Rubber Duck hysteria by bringing over 1,600 paper mache pandas! That’s right, this iconic, loveable Chinese bear is infiltrating our city, and this weekend is your chance to catch a glimpse of them at the Clock Tower in TST. Not only is this art installation ambitious (and pretty cute!), it’s also for a good cause. The pandas are made out of recycled materials and the number of them reflects the real-life number of living pandas left in the world – a worrying statistic. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind installation, which is sure to be the talk of the town! Make a difference while you’re at it by adopting one of the paper mache pandas here, as all the proceeds will go towards the WWF Hong Kong’s conservation and education work.
When: 9 June-17 July – Clock Tower stop will be 14 June, 12-3pm
Where: Clock Tower at Hong Kong Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. See all other locations here!
How much: Free! The ‘1,600 Paper Mache Pandas Adoption Scheme’ is $200, $300 and $450 – see more details here.
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