Can you believe it’s August already? It’s a special month, and there are many reasons why. We’re in the middle of summer and there is plenty on – from new shopping spots to explore to musicals, and even a summer pool party to remember, it’s shaping up to be a phenomenal season and this month is just the beginning. Whip out your diaries and mark these important dates.
Opera Hong Kong presents The Magic Flute
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Make sure you jot down this event and start booking your tickets because it’s not one to miss. Opera Hong Kong presents Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, The Magic Flute, featuring exceptional operatic talent that will take your breath away. This production will be set in a Chinese cultural context and include Cantonese dialogue and costumes. It features soloists and a live orchestra as part of the set on the stage which is sure to captivate Hong Kong audiences.
The story revolves around the forces of good versus evil, and it represents the culmination of Mozart’s creative genius and versatility. Written in 1791, the final year of his life, the opera is renowned for its extremely challenging vocal requirements. Both arias sung by the Queen of the Night are some of the most famous and challenging in the standard operatic repertoire, featuring some of the highest notes required to be sung by a soprano in any opera. The minimalist stage setting allows the audience to see the integration of all the musical parts of the production and provides a highly accessible platform for first-time and frequent opera-goers alike.
When: August 25–26, 2018
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
How much: HKD $380, HKD $280, HKD $180, HKD $100
For more details, visit www.operahongkong.org
Victoria’s Secret flagship store opens in Hong Kong
Get your credit cards ready for this one – you’re going to definitely want to pay a visit here in August. The newly launched Victoria’s Secret flagship store in Causeway Bay is what our shopping dreams are made of. Delve through an assortment of the brand’s lingerie collections including Body by Victoria, Very Sexy, Dream Angels, Bombshell, and Cotton lingerie as well as Victoria Sport.
Make room in your shopping bag for their signature scents, body care collections and Victoria’s Secret PINK collection of bras, panties, and loungewear. The store’s design and styling remain true to Victoria’s Secret’s feminine vibe and is complemented by gorgeous custom chandeliers and lingerie-inspired detailing. Take an Insta-pic on the spiral staircase leading up to the first floor from the ground floor and explore the entire store this month.
For more details, visit www.victorissecrethk.com
Satisfy your sweet cravings at this new comfort spot, Sugarfina. Making Hong Kong its first overseas expansion this summer in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Sugarfina Harbour City boutique features a collection of beautiful candies and chocolates creatively displayed in modern Lucite cubes, including a ‘top shelf’ candy area with exotic, premium offerings from around the world.
From the carefully curated assortment available in the store, guests can treat themselves to a ‘Design Your Own Candy Bento Box’ experience. You will get the chance to select an eight-piece, four-piece, or three-piece gift box to then fill with your favorite candies from the signature Candy Cube wall. Everything is Instagrammable, and if you gift a box of these sweet treats to anyone, you know they will surely love it. Sugarfina also created a cute exclusive two-piece Candy Bento Box inspired by the iconic Hong Kong Tram. The gift box includes Sugarfina’s signature Rosé All Day Bears & Fuji Apple Caramel candies – available exclusively at the Hong Kong boutique.
For more details, visit www.sugarfina.com
W HONG KONG X SUMMER CRUSH POOL PARTY
To marks 10 years of triumph in the industry, W Hong Kong is celebrating with numerous events and cool collaborations, including some of the best summer parties around, so get ready to get soaked – this is the place to be this summer in Hong Kong!
X Summer Crush Pool Parties always feature the hottest DJs, and this year they are bringing in a phenomenal new programme. Not only do they have quality music, champagne abd cocktails, but they also have a playful augmented reality photo booth, some captivating live performances, and luminous projections. Also, watch out for the chance to enjoy a pre-dinner poolside BBQ curated by Culinary Director Robert Nilsson to fuel you up before the party!
When: 6:00pm–8:00pm (poolside BBQ), 8pm onwards (party), August 11, 2018
Where: Wet Pool, 76/F, W Hong Kong, Yau Ma Tei, Austin Rd W, 1 Kowloon Station, Kowloon, +852 3717 2222
For more details, visit www.w-hongkong.com