City Guide: Hong Kong
Updated: 2012-07-23 14:34
Last day for Cirque
City living, Cirque du Soleil style, is at the heart of the troupe's limited run show Saltimbanco. Taken from the Italian phrase meaning literally "to jump on a bench", the re-imagined performance for arena-size audiences explores the busy streets and imposing skyscrapers typical of Asian cities. Its cast of baroque characters goes about their daily lives in an imaginary world that celebrates diversity.
1 pm and 5 pm, July 22. Arena, AsiaWorld Expo, Airport Expo Boulevard, Lantau Island, HK. 852-3128-8288
Back for its second consecutive year, K11 presents its popular Food Art Festival, transforming its public areas into a summer market with life-size characters created by US artist Erick Scarecrow (above) specifically for the event. Nibble and snack your way through more than 20 food stalls while marveling at photographs themed for an international food market. There is also an Interactive Undersea Fantasy, a digital game showcasing short-focus projection technology.
Until Aug 31. K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. 852-3118-8070
Scent of a cocktail
Luxury British fragrance brand Jo Malone teams with Cafe Gray Deluxe for a series of workshops on rediscovering cocktails through scent. Using ingredients such as lime, basil and citrus, chief sommelier of Cafe Gray Deluxe Yvonne Cheung provides insider tips on selecting personalized cocktails and wine. Next, a Jo Malone stylist will provide fragrance consultations. Participants get to create their own cocktail and fragrance combinations designed to match their own personality and preferences.
Aug 2, 4, 9 and 11. Cafe Gray Deluxe, 49/F The Upper House, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. 852-2918-4865