Meet the author
Madeleine Thien, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing, is in town and hosting a book signing at Bookazine Wednesday.
Grab your copy (and a glass of complimentary wine) at Bookazine’s Prince’s Building venue between 6.30 and 7.30pm on Wednesday March 15.
Her story follows the tale of ten-year-old Marie and her mother who invite Ai-Ming, a lady who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square massacre, into their home. Ai-Ming tells Marie her history, from the crowded teahouses in the days of chairman Mao’s ascent, to the Shanghai Conservatory of the 1960s and in Beijing leading up to the 1989 demonstrations. Bookazine, Shop 326-328, 3/F, Landmark Prince’s Building, Central, RSVP to email@example.com.
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Crafty workshops for kids
Cityplaza is hosting a “Create Your Smile/Live Happy” art exhibition and collage workshops starting this coming Saturday March 18. Get along to the mall (Tai Koo MTR) and get creative with scissors, glue and paste – or you can also try your luck at ice cream sculpture. There will also be an exhibition of cheerful portrait paintings from local artists Vivian Ching, Dylis Ching, sisters Witty and Bluey and Jenny Chui. March 18-26, 10.30am-9.30pm, Central Bridge, 2/F, Cityplaza.
Got a keen little netballer on your hands? Head over to Kowloon Park Sports Centre and see Hong Kong battle it out live with Malaysia and Zimbabwe. The comp kicks off at 6pm on Thursday March 16 as Malaysia plays Zimbabwe, followed by a Hong Kong exhibition match at 8pm. The official welcome ceremony is on Friday at 7.45pm and the crunch finals game is on Sunday at 3pm. For more match details, see www.hkna.org.hk.
Taste of Hong Kong
Tantalise your tastebuds as this popular annual culinary event returns to the Central Harbourfront. With 60+ artisan producers, pop-up bars, interactive masterclasses and live demonstrations, there’s a whole lot of foodie fun to sink your teeth into. The event runs from Thursday March 16 to Sunday March 19. Sessions last four to five hours and tickets start at $138/session, family passes are also available. www.hongkong.tastefestivals.com to book.
Kids boarding in Australia?
Student Concierge Services (SCS) founder Danielle Pringle will be in town this week to host a mix and mingle night for Hong Kong’s Australian boarding community. Meet fellow boarding parents, share your experiences and find out more about SCS. The evening is being held on Friday March 17, 6-8pm, Neo Cocktail and Wine Club, 10 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan. Reserve a spot at www.eventbrite.com.au, or email Danielle at email@example.com.
Tutor Time Open House
Bilingual pre-school Tutor Time will be throwing open its doors in Kowloon Tong (Dorset Crescent) on Saturday March 18 between 1 and 5pm. Tour the school, meet the teachers and find out more about the infant and toddler activity groups. www.tutortime.com.hk
Highgate House Open House
The Steiner Waldorf International pre-school (100 Peak Road, The Peak) will be hosting an early years open morning for children from birth to age six on Saturday March 18. Talks will be held at 10.30 and 11.30am with school tours every 30 minutes. Refreshments available from the school shop. www.highgatehouse.edu.hk
Stamford American School Open Day
Meet superintendent Malcolm Kay and the admissions team on Saturday March 18. The through-train school is due to open September 2017 in Ho Man Tin and is open for applications now. Open Day sessions are held at 10am-12pm, Lvl 40, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central. www.sais.edu.hk.