21 October, 2016
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Crochet for a Cause, GRANA Block Party and more

21 October, 2016

What’s on this weekend…

 

Don’t let the typhoon keep you down ladies! As per usual, there’s plenty happening in the 852 if you can muster stepping out of the house and away from Netflix. Whether you’re up for a spot of dancing in the rain at GRANA’s Block Party or keen to check an inspirational art exhibit in the spirit of Pink season, we’ve got the pick of the best below. 

Spreading Kindness

Spread the love this weekend, ladies, and give back to those in need! Impakt HK brings us Kindness Mats, a project aimed to help the homeless while simultaneously reducing plastic waste. Double yes! They’re calling for all volunteers to assist in collecting plastic bags from around the city and creating cosy cushions for the homeless. Calling all you girls with that needlework knowledge – crocheting experience is not required, but is a plus! What better way to get out, help a neighbour and make some new friends along the way.

When: Saturday, 22 October, 10am-3.30pm
Where: DreamLikeBubbles, 7/F, 36 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: No cost! Gather up as many used plastic bags as possible, drop them at a donation point and join the movement.

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Tayma Breast Cancer Awareness Party

Think pink! Help raise awareness for breast cancer this weekend at Tayma Fine Jewelry‘s charity Pink Party. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, which provides practical, emotional and psychosocial support to people with cancer, their family, friends and carers. Browse the selection of gorgeous handcrafted crystal necklaces (just $500 a piece!) and unique pieces of jewellery, all in aid of a truly worthwhile cause.

When: Monday, 24 October, 12-7pm
Where: Shop 109, 1/F, Landmark Princes Building, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Hand-wired Crystal Necklaces are priced at $500, with a portion of the proceeds going directly towards Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. Call 2525 5280 or email [email protected] to RSVP.

Read more: What Sassy Wants: October – Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

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Hong Kong Beach Festival

*Please note that with typhoon signals in force, the Hong Kong Beach Festival may call upon a plan B! Although they’ll attempt to set up the playing area on Saturday afternoon, the activities will be subject to weather conditions – click here for regular updates and deets before setting off!*

Kicking off another year at one of the best beaches in the 852, Hong Kong Beach Festival is back with some exciting activities planned for the weekend. Head over to Repulse Bay for two days of beach games, free yoga classes (yes, you read that right, sign up here!), BBQ grub, craft beer and a DJ to set the tone all weekend long, and of course some fab prizes. We all need an excuse to get to the beach – whether it be for some quality R&R or for a little friendly water polo competition!

When: Saturday, 22 October – Sunday, 23 October
Where: Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: If you’re game, there are several day packages to choose from – simply register here.

Read more: Top 5 Beaches in Hong Kong

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Pink Season – Gender Identity Photography Exhibition

Continuing with the Pink Season festivities, check out photographer Laura Simonsen’s most recent solo exhibition to K-town, which showcases a series of photos addressing gender identity, diversity and social acceptance. Each subject in Simonsen’s photos is a Hong Kong local, individually encouraging and supporting acceptance and happiness in the LGBTQ community here in HK. Opening night of this powerful exhibition takes place on Saturday, 22 October – a must-visit this month!

When: Saturday, 22 October, 5-9pm and Sunday, 23 October, 11-5pm
Where: DreamLikeBubbles, 7/F, 36 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

Read more: Top 6 Events to Celebrate Pink Season in Hong Kong!

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GRANA Block parties!

GRANA is celebrating its second year by throwing block parties in their home turf of Sheung Wan – in various locations, throughout the neighbourhood. Girls, this one’s will keep you moving, grooving, shopping and boozing. Expect giveaways, nibbles, beers and beats throughout the neighbourhood. The agenda for the evening looks like this: 2-4pm at Upper Station Stret – Little Burro, Mitte, Crafty Cow and Upper Modern Bistro; 4-6pm at The Fitting Room by Grana on Hollywood Road – Blue Butcher and Grassroots Pantry and finally at 6-7pm at The Bottle Shop for bites and beers. A night not to be missed! See you there.

When: Saturday, 22 October, 2-7pm
Where: Starting at The Fitting Room by Grana, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Read more: Grana x Sassy: Top 5 Transitional Styling Tips

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Rain, rain go away…

Typhoon Haima is looming, and we’re bracing ourselves for one stormy weekend! Slip on your sturdiest wet-weather shoes and brave the winds because there are still heaps of events happening, despite the downpour. But if you don’t fancy your chances, a day indoors doesn’t sound so bad either! Stock up on snacks and get baking, or suck it up and clear out your wardrobe ready for the new season’s trends (better late than never, right?). Coax the girls that live near by over to yours with the promise of wine, or bring the bar home with these DIY fall-inspired cocktails. Alternatively, brew a fresh cup of tea, snuggle up in your cosiest pyjamas and wait for the whole thing to blow over…

Stay safe and dry, girls!

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