Love may be in the air (and it’s certainly unavoidable at all Hallmark stores!) but what’s going off on the ground? As ever, we’ve rounded up the best events for the upcoming week – and don’t worry, it’s not all lovehearts and cupids, we promise!
Well, this certainly brings a new spin to speed-dating! Sassy fave Sideways Driving Club have joined forces with Double Happiness Dating to host two nights of fast and furious speed dating. In-between the chance to mix and mingle with other singles, you’ll get the adrenaline going with two rounds on the racing simulators, plus a special ‘Love Potion’ drink on the house too. Start those engines!
Where: Sideways Driving Club, LG/F, 1-2 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $400; email firstname.lastname@example.org register
It’s not just for geeks, you know! This year’s Hong Kong Social Media Week is bigger and better than ever before – a whole week of conferences, talks and events covering every aspect of social media. Look out for some of HK’s blogging royalty at Bloggers 101, see who comes out on top between fashion bloggers and fashion brands at a quiz night, learn how to take the coolest pictures with your Smartphone, catch some great local live music, go Twitter speed-dating… and don’t forget to check out Sassy’s own Maura at Thursday’s fashion and design talk too. Tweet tweet!
When: 13-17 February
Where: Various locations around Hong Kong; see schedule for more details
How much: Prices vary; see schedule for more details
Forget the boys… how about a girls night out on Valentine’s instead? Let Coast wine and dine you for the night, with a three course-meal and bottle of wine to enjoy with your girlfriends, plus everyone gets gift vouchers for fab fashion boutique LoveIt too. There’s also the chance for one lucky lady to win a $3000 LoveIt voucher… so save that Love Actually DVD for another night and get girlie at Coast!
When: 14 February, 7.30pm
Where: Coast Bistro & Bar, 1/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $380; email email@example.com to book tickets
You wait ages for one cool Brit band to come to HK… then two come along at once! Live music fans are in for a treat this week as two of England’s finest, multi-award winning groups are heading to the 852 – The Vaccines on 11 February whilst The Horrors play on 16 February. Rock on!
When: 11 & 16 February, 8pm
Where: Auditorium, 3/F, KITEC, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $390; $450, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
Not a big fan of Valentine’s? Well, don’t worry – you’re in good company! One of Sassy’s fave new restos Heirloom (check out our review here) is hosting a very special Anti V-Day Soiree; no cheesiness, no soppiness, just great food, great drinks and great company! Ticket price includes food and two drinks (like black wine or bittersweet cocktails), whilst owner Ashton has assured us that they are currently ‘hot single man heavy’… so it sounds like they need some Sassy girls to spice things up!
When: 14 February, 7pm
Where: Heirloom, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $350; email firstname.lastname@example.org to book or buy tickets directly at Heirloom
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