Learn the art of pizza making and enjoy an afternoon of Italian food and drinks at Motorino Wan Chai this month! Upon arrival, you will be greeted with wine and antipasti, before suiting up in your custom Motorino aprons. You will then be given a hands on pizza making lesson from the chef, and have the chance to top off your creations with traditional Italian toppings such as soppressata, creamy fior di latte and San Marzano tomatoes, before tucking into the finished result!
When: Saturday, 5 January, 3pm to 5pm
Where: Motorino Hong Kong, 15 Ship Street, Wanchai, Central, Hong Kong,
How much: $248 per person (includes antipasti, pizza and free-flow Peroni), guests can add on three hours of free-flow prosecco or wine for $58. RSVP by emailing email@example.com
Looking to start off 2019 on a new foot? Described as an ancient “food of the Gods” by Mayan and Aztec culture, cacao is thought to be a powerful heart opening plant medicine that gives us clarity, helps shift emotional blockages and let go of past experiences. After the hectic festive period, and to get ready for the 12-months ahead, join Esther at The Yoga Room for a time out from the stressful world at this insightful ceremony.
When: Saturday, 5 January, 3pm to 6pm
Where: The Yoga Room, 104 Jervois street, Hong Kong
How much: $600 – get your ticket here!
Fancy making your own candle, or blend your own perfume to suit your mood? Join nutritional therapist Alice to learn about using essential oils to blend your own natural soy candle and make your own roller ball essential oil perfume. During the workshop you will learn about blending your own therapeutic seasonal essential oil blends to take you through the winter. With over 35 oils to choose from you will be using oils that support the skin and immune system, as well as creating your own bespoke scent to take home.
When: Thursday, 10 January, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Make and Do Hong Kong, 906, Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $550 – includes all workshop materials. Participants will take home one candle and one perfume. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot!
Looking to get in shape and be a little more active this year? Sign up now for the LBC Ladies Trail Running Race and put your body to the test with this challenging 20km/11km race! It doesn’t matter whether you walk, jog or run, the race is all about getting outside, taking in some of the city’s breath-taking scenery and joining in the community event.
When: Sunday, 13 January, 10am to 3pm
Where: Lantau Base Camp, 19 Chung Hau Street, Mui Wo, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Sign up here!
Presented by Sweet and Sour Productions Ltd., and directed by Candice Moore, Hong Kong Love Stories is a play about two hopeless romantics who haven’t had much luck in love. Follow the story of Mimi and Freddy, who have never met, but are alike in many ways, and watch as a series of blind dates and comical misadventures in the city unfold as they search for love. Part of the proceeds will also go to Hong Kong Dog Rescue.
When: Wednesday, 16 January to Saturday, 19 January; and Tuesday, 22 January to Saturday, 26 January, 7pm to 9:15pm
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club 藝穗會, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $380 – get your tickets here!
Feel relaxed and rejuvenated for the New Year by joining the Hive Sheung Wan at its annual Wellness Retreat. Create a community around mindful living and celebrate health and happiness at the beginning of the year, with this one day retreat on Saturday, 19 January, which will include the biggest brands from the health industry, big-name speakers, as well as renowned yoga, movement, and meditation gurus.
When: Saturday, 19 January, 11am to 4pm
Where: The Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free entry! Book your spot here.
Kick off 2019 with a clear head and learn the art of journaling as a practice to help you tackle the New Year. The workshop will be led by leadership coach Devika Das, and will cover life goals such as Relationship development, personal finance, career promotion, social networks and more.
When: Thursday, 24 January, 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: Balance Health, 2705, 27/F, Universal Trade Centre, 3-5 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $150 – get your ticket here!
January is all about resetting and making sure you feel your very best for the year ahead, so this month, head down to Repulse Bay for a 3-hour inner retreat, in which you will journey deeper into Pranayama, meditation and mindful Asana. This immersion will also include a lecture component that will help to explain the fundamentals of these deeper practices and give students the tools to understand their subtle body.
When: Saturday, 26 January, 2pm to 5pm
Where: Pure South, Level 1 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1,025. Book your spot here!
January doesn’t have to be all about yoga sessions and getting into shape. Put those stomach muscles to good use this month and pay a visit to the Social Room in Central for the 2019 New Sexy Comedy Show. Presented by ‘To Be Continued Hong Kong’ Improv, it’s sure to be full of laughs.
When: Saturday, 26 January, 8pm to 11pm
Where: Social Room, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Cetral, Hong Kong
How much: $150 in advance / $180 at door. Book your ticket here!
Tong Chong Street Market is back for January (and two dates in February!), with its vast selection of exceptional overseas and local vendors. Open every Sunday this month, head to Taikoo Place and take your pick from the exciting selection of creative food, high-quality packaged, preserved and baked goods, fresh seasonal organic fruits, vegetables and more.
When: Every Sunday in January (6, 13, 20, 27); and February, 10 and 17, 11am to 5pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Just make sure to bring some cash to treat yourself to the wide selection of food on offer.