Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am



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. Today, 10am-10pm, L107, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends today


Claire Lee's poetry and paintings, installed in a former slaughterhouse, meditate on spiritual sacrifice through symbols of animals. Today, noon-8pm, Unit 6, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 6173 0488. Ends today

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: From the House to the City

Exhibition of how architecture, particularly that of British architect Richard Rogers and his practice, has shaped cities and transformed lives around the world. Today, 10am-10pm, Oval Atrium, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central. Inquiries: 2295 3308. Ends today

Inside the Ropes

Golf course and tournament photographs by Sportpix International owner and photojournalist Richard Castka. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends Jul 21

Group Show

Works by more than 10 artists including Kim Joon, Edward Burtynsky and Hiroshi Senju. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Jul 22

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and the development of popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 30

Third Year Second Class

Sheng Liang's oil paintings make use of - and attempt to give new meanings to - old photographs. Daily, 11am-7pm, VA Gallery, 16 & 16A, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2368 1068. Ends Jul 30

Be My Inside Looking Out

Abstract paintings by Australian artist Lara Merrett that use synthetic polymer paint and ink on linen. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Aug 5

Wouter Dam

Coloured sculptural works by the Dutch ceramic artist. Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien HK, 208-218 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2547 0000. Ends Aug 18

Performing Arts


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

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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

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 8, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Jo Kondo 65th Anniversary Portrait Concert

Paul Zukofsky conducts the HK New Music Ensemble playing works by composer Jo Kondo including In The Woods, Theatre and A Volcano Mouth. Jul 8, 4pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

Schick Machine

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

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 only to become the carer of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jul 8, 4.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Shoko Nakagawa Asia Tour 2012

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

Tatiana Smaouil Violin Recital

The Russian violinist plays works by JS Bach, Mendelssohn, Massenet, Sarasate, Grieg, and Chen Gang and He Zhanhao; local pianist Joanna Li accompanies. Jul 8, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6494 1471

[Filicious] Fiona In Concert 2012

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


Britain's Catherine Wheels Theatre Company's playful family-oriented drama set in a bright and ordered world where one day colours magically emerge. With limited English dialogue. Jul 11-17, 5pm, also Jul 12-17, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 2044

Microsex Office 4.0

PIP Theatre's latest edition of its comedy about male and female office worker relations. In Cantonese. Jul 12-15, 20-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 14, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Boeing Boeing

Actors' Square performs an adaptation of French playwright Marc Camoletti's classic farce about a man, engaged to three flight attendants, who has to juggle his carefully arranged schedule when a typhoon strikes. In Cantonese. Jul 12-14, 8pm, also Jul 14-15, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: boeing712@gmail.com


Bonni Chan directs Theatre du Pif and Windmillgrass Theatre's production of Sarah Kane's drama exploring the ambiguity of relationships and the fragility of the individuals in them. In Cantonese. Jul 12-15, 17-19, 8pm, also Jul 14-15, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240, HK$300 (Jul 12-15), HK$220, HK$280 (Jul 17-19) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2389 9220


Cirque Du Soleil production exploring the urban experience in its myriad forms features various acrobatics and feats of athleticism. Jul 12-14, 17-22, 8pm, also Jul 14, 21, 4pm, Jul 15, 22, 1pm, 5pm, AsiaWorld Expo - Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$388-HK$788 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

The Harvard Din & Tonics

The 13-man university a cappella group sing American songs, with a focus on 1920s to '40s jazz standards. Jul 12, 8pm, Jul 13, 9pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Happy Days Toy Shop

Fantasy Puppet Theatre's production about an old-fashioned toy shop which goes unnoticed by the neighbourhood children until it has a closing sale. In Cantonese. Jul 13-14, 7.30pm, also Jul 14-15, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$160; and Jul 21, 7.30pm, Jul 22, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Cantonese Opera Academy of HK End-of-Term Performance 2011/12

Students from the Cantonese Opera Academy of HK perform Cantonese Opera excerpts Barging in Huashan (from Cleaving Open the Mountain to Save His Mother), Snatching the Umbrella (from The Blessing of the Moon), Kneeling by the Pond (from The Lioness Roars) and Breaking the Royal Sedan Chair. In Cantonese. Jul 13, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 70 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$60, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7367

The Youth Experimental Theatre of the Shaanxi Traditional Opera Research Institute

The Chinese opera troupe performs full-length opera Zhou Ren on the Way Home, Jul 13; and opera excerpts Wu Yuan Reading the Farewell Letter, Qingwen the Maid Tearing the Fan, Dousing the Top Scholar's Red Robe, The Chase on the Hill and The Revenge of the Female Ghost, Jul 14. In traditional Shaanxi and Gansu dialects with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Animals . Music Paradise

The HK Flute Academy performs works such as Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee and Henry Mancini's Pink Panther Theme. Jul 13, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$120, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2887 0330

Contemporary Dance Showcase - Asian-Male Episode 3

E-Side Dance Company presents performances by dancer-choreographers Ryu Suck-hun, Bae Joon-yong, Liu Bin, Mamoru Sakata, Minoru Harata and Bruce Wong Chun-bong. Jul 13-14, 8pm, Jul 14, 4pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

A-Fu @ Kitec Hong Kong Live

Mando-pop singer A-fu Teng in concert. Jul 13, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$380, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3549 8998

Paul Wong Rockestra

Rock musician Paul Wong Koon-chung in concert. Jul 13-14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$550 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2323 2811

Guitar Fiesta

Fingerstyle guitarists Sungha Jung, Huang Chia-wei and Jacky Lau perform. Jul 14-15, 7.30pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$150-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3575 9868

Mostly Baroque

Geoffrey Lancaster plays the harpsichord and conducts flautist Emma Sholl, violinist James Cuddeford and the HK Sinfonietta performing Jean-Fery Rebel's Les Elemens, Simphonie Nouvelle, JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D and Orchestral Suite No 2 in B Minor, and Mozart's Symphony No 29 in A. Jul 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Play! FTISLAND Hong Kong 2012

Five-member K-pop band FTISLAND in concert. Jul 14, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$280-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2850 5825


Jump! Ashin!

Lin Yu-hsien's film version of the life story of his brother - portrayed as a small-town youth with a passion for gymnastics who mixes with the wrong crowd after his mother gets him removed from the gymnastics team. In Mandarin and Taiwanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 8, 11.40am, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high-definition film captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Ends Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Verdi's La Traviata

Film of The Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera about a courtesan whose romantic relationship with a man named Alfredo threatens to bring scandal upon his family. Soprano Natalie Dessay stars. In Italian with English subtitles. Jul 8, 3.50pm, UA City Plaza.

Critics' Choice 2012 - The Films in Their Times

The Film Programmes Office presents a selection of six films chosen by members of the HK Film Critics Society, including the following film. Until Oct 28. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Kings of the Road

Wim Wenders' 1976 drama-road movie revolving around a travelling projection-equipment mechanic working along the western side of the border with East Germany, visiting worn-out cinemas, who befriends and travels with a depressed paediatrician whose marriage has just broken up. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 8, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 29, 2.30pm, HK Science Museum.

Around Town

HK International Dragon Boat Carnival

Activities include: the 8th IDBF Club Crew World Championships, Jul 8, 9am-5pm, TST Promenade, free to view; and a waterfront beer fest, Jul 8, noon-9.30pm, UC Centenary Garden, TST East, free entry. Inquiries: 2508 1234

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 Samson Young, Jul 8, noon (in English), 2pm (in Cantonese), 4.30pm (in English); and meals and conversations with documentary photographer Simon Go and Asia Art Archive head librarian Lydia Ngai (in Cantonese), Jul 8, 3pm. General opening hours: 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

9th HK Literature Festival

Literary-themed activities include: HK Baptist University Chinese language and literature assistant professor Ge Liang, Open University of HK creative writing and film arts lecturer Angela Law Tsin-fung and others taking part in the Fictional Fabulations Unveil Real Feelings symposium, Jul 8, 1.30pm, in Cantonese; poet-editor Gillian Bickley and University of HK registry adviser Rupert Chan Kwan-yun hosting an English literary works group reading workshop, Jul 9, 11am, in English; and translator-Hang Seng Management College vice-principal Gilbert Fong Chee-fun and filmmaker-critic Shu Kei discussing the translation of subtitles, Jul 13, 7pm, in Cantonese. HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay, free. Inquiries: 2928 4551

HK Restaurant Week

Seventy-two fine-dining establishments across town including Madam Sixty Ate and Zeffirino Ristorante offer three-course meals at promotional prices. Jul 9-15, lunch and dinner, various restaurants, lunches from HK$98, dinners from HK$258, online booking required: restaurantweek.hk. Inquiries: 2598 5655

The Links Between Language, Culture & Literature. A Forum

English-Speaking Union executive committee chairman Verner Bickley talks about how socio-cultural factors have influenced literature and the ways in which literature has influenced the developments of popular culture and cultural identity. In English. Jul 9, 6.45pm, Aston Institute, Unit 707, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$95 (English-Speaking Union members HK$80), booking recommended. Inquiries: 2186 8449 (Mon-Fri mornings only) or esuhk@netvigator.com

How the Chinese Sailed to America before Columbus

Author Charlotte Harris Rees discusses her research that has led her to conclude that the Chinese sailed to the American continent in the pre-Columbian era. In English. Jul 9, 7.30pm (reception, 6.30pm), The Jardine Penthouse, 48/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$200 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$150), booking recommended. Inquiries: 2583 9700

Philosophy Cafe

Vanessa Chow and Subash Sakraney introduce, and Pia Wong moderates, a discussion on whether sexuality and spirituality are friends or foes. In English. Jul 10, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 3411 7289

Chinese Whispers: Fable and Fact in Early European and Muslim Accounts of the Manufacture of Porcelain

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, director Julian Raby lectures on how 'knowledge' about Chinese porcelain was traded between Europe and the Ottoman Empire and, in the absence of empirical observation, earlier scholars were swayed by other epistemologies. In English. Jul 12, 6.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$230 (Asia Society and Oriental Ceramic Society members HK$180), booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

The Annual RGS Geographical Quiz Evening

Quiz competition featuring questions about all aspects of geography, exploration and many other related subjects. In English. Jul 13, 7.30pm (quiz and dinner; drinks, 6.30pm), HK Football Club, 3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley, HK$500 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$400), booking required. Inquiries: 2583 9700

Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Fest 2012

Outdoor party with more than 50 booths serving beers and food, with drinking and eating competitions, while musicians and dancers perform on three stages. Jul 14, 1pm-Jul 15, 1am, Jul 15, 1pm-10pm, Lan Kwai Fong area, Central, free entry. Inquiries: marketing@lankwaifong.com

Ears in the Water

Sound artists Iriz Yuen, San Wong and Jaffe Lee lead a workshop on sounds that travel in the water in celebration of World Listening Day. In Cantonese and English. Jul 14, 4-6pm, Soundpocket, Unit 10C, Gee Chang Industrial Building, 108 Lok Shan Road, To Kwa Wan, free, registration required. Inquiries: 2356 2226