What a week mamas… We had a great meetup at TREE and almost got blown away by the T8 — we’ve definitely had enough of being cooped up indoors, so it’s time for another dose of inspiration from the Weekender!
Waggle your jazz hands
If you’re suffering from Glee withdrawal, 13 The Musical might be just the ticket. The first all-teenage musical to hit Broadway, 13 tells the story of a Jewish teen forced to move to a small town after his parents’ divorce, the challenges he faces and characters he meets along the way. Featuring a vibrant score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert and a fun, young cast, kids over 6 will be sure to enjoy this show!
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre, TST
When: 30 September-2 October, 7.45pm; weekend matinees, 3pm
How Much: $160-300, www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999
Celebrate National Day in Style!
The 23-minute long pyrotechnics spectacular HK puts on for National Day is always an absolute cracker! Rather than joining the throng harbour-side in Wan Chai or TST, we recommend heading to Vero Lounge for the spectacular view and yummy choccy cocktails.
Where: Vero Lounge, 1/F, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lunk King Street, Wanchai
When: 1 October, 6.30-9.30pm, Fireworks start at 9pm
How Much: $200 (incl. two drinks), $450 (incl. a la carte food service).
Date Night Dinner at Madam Sixty-Ate
This new Wan Chai resto is a real treat for foodies looking for a bit of creativity – choose from dishes like “Joseph the Duck” and “A Day in Persia” and toddle off round the corner to The Pawn to finish off your night.
Where: Shop 8, The Podium, J Senses, 60 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai
When: Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm
How Much: Starters around $100, Mains $250-350
Cyberport Weekend Market
Being cooped up in bad weather is no fun for kids, so if the weather’s still ropey this weekend, a good solution is heading to Cyberport. Browse the outdoor market, chuck them in Wise Kids playroom to burn off some energy, then finish off by checking out gorge new baby store Mama’s Dear.
Where: The Podium (Grassy area), Cyberport 2, Pok Fu Lam
When: Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
How Much: Free!
Sassy Mama Book Club: Bossypants by Tina Fey
Who likes Tina Fey? Pretty much everyone who saw her dead-on Sarah Palin impersonations on “Saturday Night Live.” Pretty much everyone who watches “30 Rock.”The publisher that paid her $5 million for a book. The New Yorker magazine, which ran not one but two excerpts. And the readers of her book? I had not planned to be among them… read more from our review…
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