April 4, 2014

City Brights

Winter weekends had you wrapped up under blankets watching endless DVDs? Spring is here and it’s time to take advantage of the colourful events and happenings that abound.  From pop-up alfresco bars overlooking the city lights to vintage books and photographs to interactive cinema experiences, slip on your shades, step out into the sunshine and prepare to be inspired…

WATCH – Alice in Wonderland
Mad hatter? Follow the White Rabbit and prepare for a night filled with adventure, intrigue and an element of madness at Hushup’s Interactive Cinema screening of “Alice in Wonderland” in collaboration with The Luxe Manor. Meet your hostess, the Queen of Hearts as she leads you from room to room to watch different scenes. Feast on high tea for supper, sip champagne out of tea cups and get ready for a wildly whimsical night like you’ve never experienced before. (25, 26, & 27 April, The Luxe Manor, Dada Bar, 39 Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
 Tickets: $398 pp, www.hushup.hk)

TASTE – The Sake Room
Sake lovers, start your engines…  the first ever premium sake and food tasting is cruising into town on 9 and 10 May at the enchanting Maritime Museum at Pier 8 in Central. Featuring over 75 types of Sake, many of which are not available for sale in Hong Kong, paired with the best of Japanese, Chinese and Italian from Sushi Hiro, Iroha, Sushi Kuu, Mott 32, Doppio Zero, and more. Like your sake with a twist? Hit up an alfresco pop-up bar and nightspot with front row skyline views, manned by Singapore’s Michael Callahan, International Bartender of the Year finalist for the past two years. (9  & 10 May, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Early Bird Tickets: $800/person through 15 April, www.Sake-Room.com).

SEE – Images Through Time: Photos of Old Hong Kong
Nostalgic for days gone by? You won’t be alone at Hong Kong History Museum’s “Images Through Time: Photos of Old Hong Kong” exhibit. There are just two weeks left to see this photographic journey through time featuring thousands of hand picked photos from the museum’s own collection combined with the Moonchu Foundation’s collection of images from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Capturing historic scenes, prominent buildings, streets scenes, and everyday leisure and commercial activities, this is a never been seen before glimpse into old Hong Kong. (Through 21 April, Hong Kong Museum of History, Audio Tour Available, Details here)

READ – A Dégustation Menu of Classic Cook Books
Something’s cooking on Chancery Lane… Much adored bespoke bookshop Lok Man Rare Books are launching their debut e-catalogue ‘A Dégustation Menu of Classic Cook Books’ featuring more than 100 vintage cookbooks, bartending books, hostess guides, and travel books, including many collectable editions. Dig in to pages chock full of epicurean delights, gastronomy guidance, booze and bon vivants, grand old hotels and vintage guides for hosts. A celebration of eating, drinking and being merry, these are the perfect gift for a culinary connoisseur, travel buff or hostess with the mostest in your life or the chance to grace your own shelves with something deliciously history filled and inspiring.  (Lok Man Rare Books, Chancery Lane, info@lokmanbooks.com or +852 2868 1056, www.lokmanbooks.com)

GO – The Pawn Rooftop Market
Up, up and away… Spend the day on The Pawn’s historic rooftop eating sizzling fish & chips out of newspaper cones and sipping on hand shaken cocktails and ice cold beer from the alfresco bar. The Pawn is back with their second Rooftop Market on Sunday 13 April, featuring food stations, kids entertainment, pop-up shops and more. A leafy green roof terrace + sunshine + delicious food + cocktails = Sunday afternoon perfection! (13 April, 11am – 5pm, The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wanchai, +852 2866 3444)

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