I don’t know how we find enough time in the day here in Hong Kong – but somehow we always do. Of course, when it comes to our social schedules, they are always thriving too. What’s in yours this week? Food festivals? Jewellery making? Cocktails and canapes? Here are our top picks for the second week of March.
Now – 14th March: L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery and watchmaking workshops
Returning to Hong Kong this week L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels, the Paris-based school that gives a glimpse into the world of Jewelry and Watchmaking, and this year’s workshops are due to be even more popular than last year. Several courses are being held over the next week ranging from how to make jewelry to identifying different stones. Kids can get involved too with five special programs and creative workshops for children aged from 5 – 16. At the end of each session, the students will receive a certificate of participation, signed by Ms. Marie Vallanet-Delhom, President of L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels. Courses range in price – more information can be found on their website
The Qube of PMQ
8 – 9 March: The Psycho Tour
Three time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho is making her Asian debut in Hong Kong this week! Cho tells us “This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women. It makes me so crazy – hence the title: “THE PSYCHO TOUR” Touching on subjects like singlehood, Boko Haram and Bruce Jenner’s transition to female empowerment, Margaret tackles difficult subjects with sensitivity and razor sharp insight. Due to popular demand an additional second show has been added to her tour giving us double Cho! Book your tickets here
King George V School, 2 Tin Kwong Road, Homantin, Kowloon
Every year over 100 million sharks are caught and killed worldwide for their fins and other products, with over 50% of the world’s shark fins being traded through Hong Kong alone. There is no denying it’s a big problem here – but how can you help out? Just one of the many ways is heading on down to PLAY this Wednesday where 85% of tickets sold for this evening of free-flow cocktails and canapes will be donated to the HK Shark Foundation. 35 prizes including a 7 nights stay in Bali, private racing day, dinners and more will also be up for grabs on the evening.
PLAY nightclub On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace
10 – 13 March: Taste of Hong Kong
The world’s greatest restaurant festival is coming to Hong Kong – and it’s coming this weekend! 12 of the best restaurants and their chefs will be cooking up culinary delights all weekend long. Set to be the biggest and best food festival Hong Kong has ever seen; masterclasses, world class chefs and much more awaiting the holders of the tasty ticket! The participating restaurants are: Aberdeen Street Social, Amber, Arcane, Bibo, Café Grey, CHINO, Duddell’s, Serge et le phoque, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca, Yardbird and RŌNIN. Get your tickets quick, there are limited numbers!
Central harbourfront events space
On all of March: Gormei Art Month
International artists, world class chefs and mixologists all come together in a month long foodie extravaganza. Throughout March food and art events will be taking part all over the city – and you’re invited to them all! From ‘Eat Art’ – an afternoon tea set with aroma capsules created by Executive Chef Chris Whitmore and food artist Ryan Foote at Aberdeen Street Social (March 14-24, $317 for two people), to “Art Hour” – where artists and industry moguls share their secrets in the art world along with canapés and cocktails served during Happy Hours in some of 852’s best bars. There’s so much going on we don’t quite know where to start. Maybe we will start at the “The Art of Wine” – special art label wine tasting with Links Concepts, just to ease us in.
For more information on events visit their website