Art Basel – 21-22 March, 2017

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There’s a lot to see at this year’s Art Basel, but there’s also a lot to do with conversations, trams and films to fit in as you explore the wide range of art on show.

All art ‘speaks’ to each of us in different ways, you can admire the skill (or not) of an artist but find their work does nothing for you. So rather than suggesting not to miss ‘x’ or ‘y’, bc recommends that you explore and find those works that speak or connect to you in some way. Enjoy them, then wander away for awhile and come back again later. Was the work just flirting with you the first time, or do you still feel the piece’s attraction…?

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Aperitivo at Attire House – 14 March, 2017

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One of the joys of living in Hong Kong is that she’s always full of surprises. Take for example 8 Wyndham Street as boring an office block as you can find – but on the top floor (29/F) is the recently opened Attire House, a men’s boutique complete with Barber’s Shop and wet shave, and Bar de Lune a very relaxed Japanese whisky and cocktail bar. Bar de Luxe is a joint venture between the owners of Attire and Tokyo’s famous mixologist Hidetsugu Ueno.

To introduce the brands Cesare Attolini and E Marinella Attire House hosted an aperitivo with cocktails and Tartuflanghe truffle chips.
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Royal Commonwealth Society, Commonwealth Day Reception @ HK Club – 13 March, 2017

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The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted it’s annual Commonwealth Day reception at the HK Club on the 13 March, 2017. The Queen’s message was read by British Consul General Andrew Heyn, while Sir David Tang toasted the Queen.
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Braids @ Hidden Agenda – 7 March, 2017

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Wonderful gig from Braids at Hidden Agenda last night, supported by local three piece So It Goes. Although a couple of aggressive Lands Department and FEHD staff tried to spoil everyones enjoyment.
The hour long show featured several new songs and including an interesting one on selfies. You know a gig is good when suddenly the band announce the last song and you wonder where did the time go, we wanted more… Until next time, unless you want to head over to Macau tonight or Shenzhen to catch the current tour.
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Carnival to Open in Tsim Sha Tsui

Another new bar is set open at 8 Observatory Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Carnival from Sonrisa Concept Ltd the people behind Drunken Pot and Lai Bun Fu is set to open on the 28 February.

The 5,000 square foot venue which includes a terrace looks to make every day ‘fun’ and includes dart machines, slap cup and beer pong tables, lots of big screen TVs for live sports coverage and of course there’s a karaoke room.

There’s a range of fun carnival themed cocktails and shots. The signature Merry-Go-Round (pepper infused vodka, tomato soup, Worcester sauce, cayenne pepper and lemon juice), has eight shots served on a merry-go-round while the Ferris Wheel (Kwai feh lychee liquor, grape leaf liquor, Campari, syrup and cotton candy) has 12 shots served on a mini ferris wheel. Food is served from the Drunken Pot menu.

Carnival
6/F, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 6pm to 6am
Tel: 3705-3985 www.carnivalbar.com.

India by the Bay Opening Party @ Indian Consul General Residence – 17 February, 2017

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India by the Bay celebrated the opening of it’s third festival with a party at the Indian Consul General’s Residence. Among those in attendance were Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, Mrs Shroff, sponsors and supporters interested in promoting Indian culture in Hong Kong.
The India by the Bay Festival runs from the 17-25 February, 2017.
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Checkmate Pizza Grand Opening @ Hung Hom – 2 February, 2017

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Checkmate Pizza celebrated the opening of it’s second restaurant in Hung Hom with free pizza and beer! Size matters in pizza parlours and Checkmate offers 30 inches of tasty delight.
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