11 May, 2012
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: The9thMuse x Halo, ART HK, summer giveaway and more!

11 May, 2012

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and the sunnies are coming out… yes, it looks like summer has finally hit HK! And we have a super-hot summer-ready Weekender especially for you…


Snag a new summer wardrobe
Hot new jewellery and accessories shop The9thMuse has certainly made a splash since its arrival in Hong Kong (we’re loving those House Of Harlow 1960 sunnies for summer!) and they’ve teamed up with another great Central boutique, Halo (whose specialty is vintage-style leather goods), for a one-day only shopping event! You can check out both stores newest arrivals and sales items, snag yourself some stunning summer-ready gear from brands like Edge Of Ember and Heirloom… with music and all-day refreshments too. Sassy tip: wine and bubbly after 6.30pm!

When: 18 May, 12-9.30pm
Where: The9thMuse, 12/F, Unit 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Cultural sensitivity
If the ART HK tram moving steadily along its route hasn’t prompted you to buy a ticket for the year’s biggest art event, then we are here to remind you! For the fifth year running, ART HK is coming to town, as the Hong Kong International Art Fair brings the work from 266 galleries worldwide right to your doorstep. Mingle with artists, collectors and critics of the contemporary art scene, get in the know about both new rising stars in Asia and global big names and check out a huge selection of the world’s best new art! Still not sure about going? Well our latest That Girl Emma is on hand to give you the inside scoop on ART HK, plus we have 20 pairs of tickets to give away… you can’t get fairer than that!

When: 17-20 May (opening party 16 May); Weds 5-9pm, Thurs-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Where: Hong Kong Convention Centre (Hall 1 & Hall 3)
How much: General tickets $250, Vernissage/Opening Night $500, quote ARTHK07 and SASSY to get 55% off tickets; www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288

Art attack!
It seems that the entire city has gone mad for ART HK, including the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.  Not only will it be the hotel of choice for visiting artists, but its Michelin-starred chef, Uwe Opocensky, has taken it upon himself to create a memorable meal of artistic treats to celebrate the event, with an amazing art menu at the Mandarin Grill + Bar. Feast your eyes on amazing edible art inspired by Painting, Graffiti, Music and more. This is truly a sensory experience – watch the blank canvas of the table morph into a chocoholic’s masterpiece before your very eyes… the visiting artists aren’t the only ones in HK with a creative flair! Check out our full review, plus some awesome photos, here.

When: Until 20 May, lunch and dinner
Where: Mandarin Grill + Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4004
How much: Three-course lunch $668, five-course dinner $1,488 (ART HK ticket included in price)

Sassy summer giveaway… and more!
Our summer guide is now in full swing… and there’s so much sunny goodness to catch up on! We’ve got an amazing summer giveaway for a hamper stuffed with goodies worth over $23,000 – including a two-night stay at the Nam Hai resort in Vietnam, a bikini from Sabina Swims, a $1000 voucher for Itsie Bitsie, a haircut from new hairdresser BFF John and much more, so get your entries in here. We’ve also picked out the prettiest summer dresses and best summer beauty for you to feast your eyes over, plus tell you how to plan the perfect boat trip and see in summer Sassy style!

When: Giveaway ends 31 May

Get the Kleenex out
Channing Tatum fans, prepare yourselves… The Vow is officially out! Settle in for a few drama-filled hours and watch the heart-wrenching story of a young couple whose romance is derailed by a bout of amnesia. We’ve also been informed Tatum gets topless – sold! Check out our full review here.

When: Out now!
Where: All good cinemas in Hong Kong!

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at weekender@sassyhongkong.com.

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