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International Women’s Day 2019: 10 Unmissable Events

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Green Women Festival 2019

Kicking things off a little early for International Women’s Day, the Green Women Festival 2019 is taking place this Sunday, 3 March. The day is set to be jam-packed with women-themed workshops on topics such as sports, arts, nutrition and green dating, along with insightful talks by green women who are leading changes in Hong Kong and Asia. The event will also feature a green marketplace, featuring female-led, conscious and ethical brands and NGOs showcasing products that help to bring about a more sustainable world. So head down to support a greener and more gender-balanced world!

When: Sunday, 3 March, 11am to 6pm
Where: Campfire Collaborative Spaces Wong Chuk Hang, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
How much: $80 for general admission, $60 for workshop entry – get your tickets here! (tickets include one free drink, canapés, 10% discount code for EncompassHK events and Shinrinyoku forest bathing experience, wheelchair-dance performance and entrance into lucky draw prizes! )

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Book Club at Old Bailey | International Women's Day Edition

It’s all about drinking for a good cause and supporting women at Old Bailey‘s IWD edition of its new happy hour, Book Club. The night will see some of Hong Kong’s leading female bartenders and industry faces take over the Tai Kwun bar, each serving their own drinks creation (featuring Holly Graham from DRiNK Magazine; Masumi Tomioka from Duddell’s; Chanel Adams from PDT; and Sassy’s very own Annie Simpson). Proceeds from the night’s bar sales will go to Playtao Foreverland – an initiative that supports after school programmes for underprivileged Hong Kong children. Handmade items, including clutches and soaps from mothers at the HATCH co-working factory, will also be on sale.

When: Friday, 8 March, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Old Bailey, 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! All drinks priced at $60.

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Women for Women at Stockton

Join Maximal Concepts on International Women’s Day as it celebrates with its “Women for Women” guest bartending shift at Stockton. The event will feature three powerhouse female mixologists, who will be serving up an exclusive menu of specialty cocktails to benefit local charity, Enrich HK (Hong Kong’s leading charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers), with 10% of every drink purchased will donated to the charity. Make sure to arrive early, as all women who arrive at Stockton between 7pm and 8pm will receive a token for one complimentary drink! Bartenders for the night include Arlene Wong from The Pontiac, Hong Kong; Michelle Ki from Chihuly Lounge, Singapore; and Yana Kamaruddin from Atlas, Singapore.

When: Friday, 8 March, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Make sure to register here

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I Am Woman, a Solo Art Show by Kate Sparrow

Over the last year, Kate Sparrow has been meeting and painting inspirational women who live in Hong Kong, and I Am Women is the cumulation of her works. On International Women’s Day she will be showcasing her large scale paintings at this exclusive exhibition of her impressive collection of female-focused art.

When: Friday, 8 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Anita Chan Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

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Film Screening: City Of Joy

As part of its month-long International Women celebration, Campfire Collaborative Spaces is running a “She Can, So She Did”, which will feature the film screening of Netflix’s City of Joy (hosted by Art Women, a refugee arts & crafts collective in Hong Kong) on Friday, 8 March. The incredible documentary tells the story of the survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the ways in which they have rebuilt their lives. At the event, there will also be a “fireside” chat and a Q&A session with the founder of Art Women.

When:Friday, 8 March, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Campfire Collaborative Spaces Wong Chuk Hang, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Just make sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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International Women's Day Master Cooking Class

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Chef Vicky Lau will be hosting a private charity cooking class at V-ZUG, Hong Kong. The three-hour class will include three dishes, all taught with hands on demonstrations, and will be open to a maximum of ten students. Priced at $2,500 per student, the class includes a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, and all guests will also be rewarded with a three-course lunch which they have prepared (with all proceeds donated to The Women’s Foundation).

When: Friday, 8 March, 11am to 2pm
Where: V-ZUG, 8 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $2,500 per person, with all revenue donated to the Women’s Foundation. Call 2555 2172 to book.

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Tate Dining Room x The Old Man

TATE Dining Room and The Old Man will be joining forces this Women’s Day to bring you an exclusive eight-course cocktail pairing dinner for one night only. Showcasing the “Power of Female” in the local F&B industry, Chef Vicky Lau (of Tate Dining Room) will work alongside The Old Man bartender, Natalie Lau, to create an extra special dinner and drinks menu. The dinner will be priced at $1,680 per person, plus an additional $480 for cocktail pairings, and 15% of all proceeds from the night will be donated to The Women’s Foundation.

When: Friday, 8 March, from 7pm
Where: Tate Dining Room & Bar, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $1,680 per person, plus an additional $480 for cocktail pairing, with 15% of the dinner proceeds donated to The Women’s Foundation. Call 2555 2172 to book.

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Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia

In collaboration with the Art+Feminism campaign, Asia Art Archive is hosting its third edit-a-thon this month. With help from the Wikimedia User Group, head to Sheung Wan for an afternoon where you can create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women who create art in Asia. 

A 2011 study found that just around ten per cent of Wikipedia editors are women. Meanwhile, they are consistently underrepresented in the art world, including in Hong Kong. This edit-a-thon is part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms.

When: Saturday, 9 March, 2pm to 6pm
Where: A Space, Asia Art Archive, 10/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Make sure to register here.

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Women's Adventure Film Tour 2019 - Hong Kong

Get truly inspired this Women’s Day with a series of 12 short films celebrating fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. The series of inspiring short films will focus on adventure, the environment and heart-warming stories, with everything from Nepal’s leading female mountain guide, to 13 women travelling across Mongolia in aid of women survivors of war, to the youngest Australian to summit Mont Everest and many more.

When: Sunday, 10 March, 5pm to 7:30pm
Where: Leo Lee Arts Center, Nam Long Shan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: $150 – get your tickets here!

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IWD - Finding your Balance in Health, Wealth and Career

It can be hard to balance it all and feel totally in control of all aspects of life and sometimes, ladies, we need a little help. This year, to give us all a helping hand, The Financial Empowerment Group are partnering with The New Savvy and St. James’s Place Wealth Management to bring us this day-long workshop and networking eventFinding your Balance in Health, Wealth and Career. From 1pm to 5pm there will be discussions led by eminent speakers as well as workshops designed to empower. A networking and a drinks reception follows from 5pm to 8pm.

When: Friday, 15 March, 1pm to 8pm
Where: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $350 (all day ticket), $180 (cocktails and networking only) – get your tickets here!

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