23 May, 2017
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A Fun Night Of Culture: Literary Performances In The 852

23 May, 2017

Dive mic-first into celebrating the arts

 

Sometimes we Sassy girls want a night out with some good ol’ culture (is that so wrong?). If you’re looking for a way to spice up your nights with poetry and literature, we have just the thing for you. Be it audience or performer, we can guarantee that all our Sassy readers will enjoy the collection of literary talent we have in store. Here’s a list of some entertaining events that won’t have you reaching for some aspirin in the morning.

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HKU HeForShe x Peel Street Poetry – A Night Of Celebrations: Gender Identities

Held in collaboration by HKU HeForShe Student Society and Peel Street Poetry, celebrate a night of women empowerment in support of the UN Women HeForShe initiative. The event will feature a selection of talent (singing, acting, and more!), each falling under the category of four sub-themes: Love + Sexuality, Aspirations, Acceptance, and Girl Power. There’ll be great company and an open mic at the end for those of you who have talent to spare, so grab your friends and own the stage!

As a favourite second-hand bookstore to many, 100% of proceeds raised during this event will go to Flow Bookshop. The event will include a fun auction to keep the bookshop alive – so keep your eyes peeled and ears sharp for a chance to snag a great read.

When: Wednesday, 24 May, 8pm-11pm
Where: 2/F, Orange Peel, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Peel Street Poetry

If you’re looking for a regular open mic night with the best poets in town, Peel Street Poetry is your best bet! What are you waiting for? Pop on down to one of these shows – they’re super friendly, and constantly welcome new performers.

When: Every Wednesday night
Where: Changes weekly, stay updated here
How much: Free entry

Liars’ League HK

We love acting, and we love short stories; Liars’ League combines both! With events on every last Monday of the month, stay tuned on its Facebook page, or visit its website for more details. This month, the theme is Prophecy and History, so be sure to drop by and mingle with the talented storytellers and writers.

When: Monday, 29 May, 8pm-11pm
Where: 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Stories

Young or old, we’ll never outgrow storytelling. Hong Kong Stories runs the best live shows with performers recounting their outrageously entertaining (and true) encounters! With events scattered all throughout the month, be sure to stay updated on its site and clear up a night to go check out one of their live shows.

When: Check out the calendar  and pick the event that appeals most to you
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: Purchase tickets here.

Kubrick Poetry

If you’re interested in local Chinese poetry events, Kubrick is definitely a group you want to be a part of! Established in 2006, it promotes literature in forms of poetry, and the ambiance of the cafe is the best place to chat with like-minded literature lovers.

When: Sunday, 28 May, 4pm-5pm
Where: Shop H2, Cinema Block, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Poetry OutLoud

This open mic gathering of poets and musicians happens every first Wednesday of the month. Poetry OutLoud is a mixture of classics, originals, and music, welcoming new talent with enthusiasm. So, grab the girls, grab a drink, and be sure not to miss out.

When: Wednesday, 7 June, 7:45pm-10pm
Where: Colette’s (Room B), Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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