Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 July, 2012, 12:00am



New Light III: Photos of Cheung

Works by photographer Cheung Wai-lok that combine new photography media (a smartphone) and traditional film developing techniques. Today, 11am-7pm, Lumenvisum, L2-10, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 3177 9159. Ends today

The Power of Transformation: Machine Becomes Art

Seven Scad HK undergraduates give a second life to 28 retired switchgears - used to ensure the delivery of a stable and reliable electricity supply - by finding inner beauty in the machines and turning them into artworks. Today, open 24 hours, Park Court, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2253 8000. Ends today

Public Fair No 1

Works by Korean installation artist Suitman, US sculptor Cody Hudson, Korean creative studio Sticky Monster Lab and Japanese muralist-installation artist duo Hitotzuki. Daily, 10am-10pm, L107, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends Jul 8

Benevolence and Loftiness: The Cinematic Legend of Wong Fei-hung

Exhibition about the legendary kung fu master's life and times that includes a reconstruction of Master Wong's famous Po Chi Lam clinic, and stills and clips from movies about him. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Jul 22

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art

Exhibition showing examples of cultural adaptations and collective responses to Buddhism in ancient and modern times, and responses to Buddhism in contemporary art. Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm (last Thursday of the month, 11am-8pm), Sat-Sun (including public holidays), 10am-5pm, Asia Society Gallery, Asia Society HK Centre, HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$30 (members HK$15). Inquiries: 2103 9511. Extended to Jul 22

The Unfamiliarity

Works by Korean artists Ahn Jun, Ha Hyoung-sun, Jang Suk-joon, Lee Myoung-ho, Park Hung-geun, Ryu Jung-min and Won Seoung-won. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), noon-6pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends Jul 27

China Aerospace Technology Exhibition

Aeronautics exhibition featuring rocket models, equipment used in space and other items on loan from Beijing's China Space Museum. Daily, 11am-9pm, 2/F Grand Stage, Centre Bridge and other areas, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2568 8665. Ends Jul 29

Collection Highlights - Artefacts of Dr Sun Yat-sen's First Wife, Lu Muzhen

Exhibition about the low-profile Lu Muzhen (1867-1952), that aims to give a deeper understanding of the people close to her Chinese revolutionary-statesman husband. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

An Honest Statement

Jules De Balincourt's paintings use abstract visual language and direct societal subject matter to create diversified visuals of content and space. A Le French May programme. Mon-Thu, 10.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends Sept 9

Imperishable Affection: The Art of Feng Zikai

Cartoon works by the educationist, man of letters and artist who excelled in painting, Chinese calligraphy, music and architecture, presented under two themes: Creating a world of compassion; and Cultivating life and soul. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun (including public holidays), 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 7

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the structure and functions of the human brain. Opens today. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 10

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Exhibition detailing the daring escape on Christmas Day 1941 from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral and a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun (ane public holidays), 10am-6pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Mar 31, 2013

The Heavenly Breeze: Selected Works of Gao Qifeng and His Disciples

Exhibition exploring the early development of the Lingnan School of painting through the works of the founder of the Tianfeng ('heavenly breeze') Studio and his artist disciples. Mon, Wed-Sun (including public holidays), 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Aug 26, 2013

Performing Arts

Tong Dik-seng's Cantonese Opera Classics

Art of Cantonese Opera Association presents performances of: Floral Princess (Youth Edition), Jul 1, 1.30pm; and Tale of the Purple Hairpin, Jul 1, 7.30pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a boy who runs away from home after arguing with his mother and then himself becomes the carer of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jul 1, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Jul 7, 7.45pm, Jul 8. 4.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Ballad of Mulan

Dramatic English Educational Repertory Theatre's Limited's musical about the legendary heroine who disguised herself as a man. In English. Jul 1, 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2880 5080

Concert Celebrating the Golden Harvest of Madam Ella Kiang

Ella Kiang Singers present a musical drama in four acts featuring musical excerpts from productions such as La Traviata, Carmene and Lucia di Lammermoor. Jul 1, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, HK$100-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9279 8819

The Best of Shall We Ha

Trinity Theatre's part-drama, part-comedy review of major local events. In Cantonese. Until Jul 2, 7.30pm, also Jul 2, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

It's Oh So Queer (The 3rd Element)

Clifton Kwan Yat-yeung directs and stars in Green Splash Productions' drama about the obstacles homosexuals face in their daily lives and pursuit of love. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 1, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6355 0273


Musical Trio's adaptation of Justin Paul and Benj Pasek's musical revolving around four 20-something lovers that deals with coming of age, growth and self-discovery. In Cantonese. Jul 1, 8.15pm, Jul 2, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9874 0232

Alan Ho: Getting There Live 2012

Canto-pop singer-songwriter Alan Ho Wai-to in concert. Jul 2, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9263 9846

Sonic Anchor #4

Sound artist Lam Lai presents a 'theatrical-sound-installation' in which audiences can participate as part of an interactive composition. Jul 4, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Harpsichord Recital by Elizabeth Anderson

The Australian harpsichordist plays works including Isaac Albeniz's Asturias, William Albright's Danza Ostinata, and Willard Palmer's Blues and Fugue for Harpsichord; tenor Jacob Lawrence also performs. Jul 5, 6pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2734 2009


Pai Yeo Theatre's production of choreographer Vanizza Chan and Woods' dance work exploring the close and complicated relationship between human and umbrella. Jul 5-7, 8pm, also Jul 7, 3pm, On and On Cattle Depot Theatre, Unit 7, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6287 7820

Song of the Migrant Fundraising Concert

Beijing's New Workers Art Troupe performs Chinese folk music; People Mountain People Sea singer-songwriter Jing Wong guests. Proceeds go to Half the Sky Public Education for migrant worker community education programmes. Jul 5, 8.30pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$230 (from Jul 1), includes one drink. Inquiries: 9334 3466

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Estonian National Ballet performs a dance version of the Grimms fairy tale. Jul 6-8, 7.30pm, also Jul 7-8, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 2044


Fung Wai-hang directs HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of American playwright John Logan's drama revolving around artist Mark Rothko's discussions with his young assistant after Rothko accepts an invitation to paint murals for the high-end Four Seasons restaurant. Starring Ko Hon-man and Yau Ting-fai. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 6-8, 10-15, 7.45pm, also Jul 8, 15, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Season Finale - A Feast of Masterworks

Lawrence Foster conducts Turkish pianist Huseyin Sermet and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme Enigma. Jul 6-7, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Schick Machine

Paul Dresher Ensemble's multimedia presentation about a sound collector-sonic inventor's attempt to create a mechanical instrument that can reconcile the past and the future; featuring a performance by percussionist Steven Schick. In English. Jul 6-7, 8pm, Jul 8, 4pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 3: Cross

Guzheng player Chin King, composer-electronic musician Steve Hui, sheung player Leung Yan-chiu and erhu player Rupert Woo Pak-tuen perform Experimenting Chinese Music, concept artist-sheng player Leung Yan-chiu, composer-flautist Wyman Wat and saxophonist Wong Tak-chiu play Mosaic, pipa player Chass Wong, percussionist Li Wai-mei, violinist Samuel Bin and cellist Tong Wai-ho play Wyman Wat's Vivid ?Inspiring, and saxophone quartet Jennifer To, Jeffrey Chan, Christopher Huie and Chemie Ching perform Wat and Sierra Tse's Alchemy by Varsity. Jul 6, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2584 8950

Pipe Organ Recital by Douglas Lawrence

The Australian organist plays works by Couperin, Pierne, Fournier, Boely, Alain, Ligeti and Brumby. Jul 7, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Shamuon x Touyu HK Live

The two Japanese network singers in concert; J-pop singer Mayumi Morinaga guests. Jul 7, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@ed-production.com.hk

Shoko Nakagawa Asia Tour 2012

The J-pop-rock singer in concert. Jul 7-8, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$290-HK$690 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

Summer Classics

Edwin Outwater conducts pianist Wong Wai-yin and the HK Sinfonietta playing Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Piano Concerto No 23 in A, and Beethoven's Symphony No 7 in A. Jul 7, 8pm, Jul 8, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

[Filicious] Fiona In Concert 2012

Canto-pop singer-actress Fiona Sit Hoi-kei in concert. Jul 7-8, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3473 4773Cinema

Hear Me

Cheng Fen-fen's romantic drama about a delivery boy who falls in love with the sister of a deaf-mute swimmer, which threatens their co-dependent relationship. Starring Ivy Chen Yi-han and Eddie Peng Yu-yen. In Mandarin. Jul 1, 11.50am, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

Restored Treasures

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a continuing series of movies that have undergone restoration work, including the following film. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2901

Eternal Love

Set in a Swiss mountain village circa 1812, Ernst Lubitsch's silent 1929 romantic drama centres on a Swiss hunter (John Barrymore) in love with a young village woman (Carmilla Horn) who attracts the attention of a vindictive mountain girl (Mona Rico) who creates trouble for them all. With English intertitles and live musical accompaniment. Jul 1, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

Japanese and Korean Film Festival

Sundream Motion Pictures presents a programme of nine Japanese and Korean films, including the following film. Until Jul 2. GH Mong Kok, G/F Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok, HK$70 goldenharvest.com. Inquiries: 2628 9864

The Egoists

Ryuichi Hiroki's drama about a Kabukicho club pole dancer (Anne Suzuki) who flees with one of the gangsters (Kengo Kora) who trashed the club one night to his hometown. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jul 1, 4pm, GH Mongkok.

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of orphaned orangutans and elephants. English shows: Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Tornado Alley

Omnimax film about the largest tornado-research project in history, with research teams investigating the weather phenomenon in the danger zone known as Tornado Alley in the US. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Oct 31

Astronaut 3-D

Stereoscopic film looking at astronaut training that shows the kinds of risks and challenges faced by space explorers. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.4pm, also Sun (and public holidays), 11.10am. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Dec 31 (Jul 1-Dec 31)

Around Town

9th HK Literature Festival

Literary-themed activities include: lyrics researcher Leung Wai-sze, music artist Chow Pok-yin and martial arts novelist-lyricist Lau Wai-ming speaking at a Dialogue with Creator: Melody and Lyrics with Affection seminar, Jul 2, 2.30pm; writers Tong Yui and Chau Man-lut, and HK Baptist University Language Centre lecturer Mak Shu-kin taking part in a literary friendship talk; writer Leung Wai-lok, and writer editors Hui Tik-sheung and Lau Wai-shing speaking at a Dialogue with Creators: Writing, Editing and Publishing session, Jul 6, 7pm; City University of HK comparative literature and translation professor Zhang Longxi, HKU SPACE Community College senior lecturer Ng Mei-kwan, The HK Institute of Education faculty of languages dean Chan Kwok-kou and National Cheng Kung University Chinese literature associate professor Su Wei-chen speaking at a Hong Kong Literature and Lyrical Tradition symposium, Jul 7, 1.30pm, booking recommended; and HK Baptist University film academy professor Lo Wai-luk and language centre senior lecturer Chu Siu-cheung, HK Repertory Theatre artistic director Anthony Chan Kam-kuen and Technological University Chinese assistant professor Kwan Sze-pui speaking at a symposium on Feeling and Form, Jul 7, 5pm, booking recommended. Mainly in Cantonese. HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay, free. Inquiries: 2928 4551

Fireworks Display to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Fireworks display to commemorate Hong Kong's return to China. Jul 1, 8pm (duration 23 minutes), over Victoria Harbour between Central and TST, free to watch. Inquiries: 2591 1340

HK International Dragon Boat Carnival

Activities include: HK International Dragon Boat Races, Jul 2, 9am-5pm, TST Promenade, free to view and waterfront beer fest, Jul 2, 6-8, noon-9.30pm, UC Centenary Garden, TST East, free entry. Inquiries: 2508 1234

In Conversation with Cui Tiankai

Luncheon presentation by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China. In Putonghua with English translation. Jul 5, 12.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$550 (Asia Society members HK$450), booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Time Present and Time Past

Proverse Publishers managing director Verner Bickley shares his personal reminiscences of Singapore, Hong Kong, Burma, Indonesia and Japan. In English. Jul 5, 6.30pm, The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, HK$100 (Royal Asiatic Society members HK$50), booking required. Inquiries: membership@royalasiaticsociety.org.hk

AAA Open Weekend: Between the Lines

Events aimed at inspiring new and non-traditional readings of material in the Asia Art Archive's collection and expanding the meaning of reading with activities for teachers, children and their parents, and general audiences. Programmes include: tours of the collections with artist Tang Kwok-hin, Jul 7, 12.30pm (in Cantonese), 2pm (in English), 4.30pm (in Cantonese); and meals and conversations with artist Nadim Abbas and Asia Art Archive programme manager Enoch Cheng, Jul 7, 7.30pm (in Cantonese and English), and documentary photographer Simon Go and Asia Art Archive head librarian Lydia Ngai (in Cantonese), Jul 8, 3pm. General opening hours: Jul 7, 10am-10pm, Jul 8, 10am-6pm, Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, free, with some programmes requiring registration. Inquiries: 2815 1112