Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am



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

Exhibition on 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

Selfless Portraits

Malaysian painter Charles Cham's works depicting who he is inside and subjects that matter to him. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends Jul 24


Media artist Marco De Mutiis' site-specific installation focusing on the old Kai Tak airport site. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends Jul 29


Works from photographer Peter Steinhauer's Cocoon series of images of buildings wrapped in coloured material. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jul 31

Ingenuity Follows Nature

Calligraphy-inspired posters by Asian designers and works by Taiwanese calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze. Opens today. Daily, 10am-8pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 3793 8449. Ends Aug 3

Full of Smiles and Soft Attentions

American artist Mike Stilkey's book sculptures, paintings and seven-metre tall book installations. Daily, 10am-10pm, 2/F Atrium and Open Piazza, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends Aug 5

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, 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

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (including ceramics, gold and silverware, paintings and textiles) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century with dragon depictions on them. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

Performing Arts


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


The China National Acrobatic Troupe performs acrobatic acts such as contortions, plate-spinning and tumbling through hoops. Today, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$280; and Jul 17-18, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$130-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044


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. Until Jul 17, 2.30pm, 5pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 2044

Boeing Boeing

Actors' Square performs an adaptation of 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. Today, 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. Today, 3pm, also today, Jul 17-19, 8pm, 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

Happy Days Toy Shop

Fantasy Puppet Theatre's nostalgic production about an old-fashioned toy shop which goes unnoticed by the neighbourhood children until it has a closing sale. In Cantonese Today, 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

Guitar Fiesta

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

Microsex Office 4.0

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

Xiaobaihua Troupe of Hangzhou Yue Opera Theatre

The Yue (aka Shaoxin) opera troupe performs: Meng Lijunn, Today, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$280. The troupe also performs: Interrogating the Husband, Jul 16; The Jade Dragonfly, Jul 17; and opera excerpts Sweet Memories at the 18 Spots During the Long Farewell (from The Butterfly Lovers), Burying the Petals and Mourning Daiyu (from The Dream of the Red Chamber), and The Neglected Bride Watching Over Her Husband in Sleep and The Top Scholar's Apology to His Wife (from The Jade Hairpin), Jul 18, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. All performances: in Shanghai regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325


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. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Today, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Allegro Singers 48th Annual Concert

Barbara Fei Ming-yee and Cao Ding conduct soprano Wang Shan, baritone Tian Yuan, Gloves Handbell ensemble and the Allegro Singers performing works including Haydn's Missa Brevis St-Joannis de Deo and Mendelssohn's Song of Spring. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9673 9031

Strings Journey

Cellist Chu Yibing, violinist Lu Siqing, pianist Cheng Wai and the Chu Yibing Cello Ensemble play works including Rossini's William Tell Overture and Chen Gang's The Sun Shines on Tashikuergan. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2391 5201

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australian stand-up comedians Matt Okine, Ronnie Chieng, Damian Callinan, Denise Scott and Randy perform. In English. Jul 16-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 19-21, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$250 (Jul 16-17), HK$300 (Jul 18-19, 22; HK$250 for members), HK$350 (Jul 20-21; HK$300 for members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Yau Ma Tei Theatre Grand Opening Programme

Cantonese Opera performers Law Kar-ying, Yuen Siu-fai, Sun Kim-long and Wan Yuk-yu star in Birthday of the God of Venus and Prime Minister of Six States. In Cantonese. Jul 17, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$100, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2264 8108

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The Gold Life-saving Medal, Jul 18; The Dragon Order, Jul 19; The Warrior's Marriage, Jul 20; and The 10-Year Dream, Jul 21. All shows: in Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

Oldies Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singers including Lo Hoi-pang, Helen Ng Heung-lun, Cecilia Fong Yi-kei and Lau Shek-yin. Jul 17, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2780 0077

The Hunger Artist

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's drama about a ballet dancer's pursuit of a thinner body which pushes her to the peak of her career but also to have major health problems. In Cantonese. Jul 19-21, 24-27, 8.15pm, Jul 22, 4pm, Jul 28, 8.30pm, Jul 29, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180-HK$270 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Brothers of War

All Theatre Art Association's multimedia production exploring the meaning of peace and friendship combines Hoi Chiu's sand paintings with drama, traditional story-telling, Chinese music, martial arts and dance. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 20-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 21-22, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

BAU IX: Farewell

Breeze Across Us presents dancer-choreographer-stage designer Ng Sze-wan's dance work cum giant conceptual and sensual stage installation. Jul 20-21, 8pm, also Jul 21, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6717 4351

The Sound of Bamboo Music

Beijing Green Bamboo Orchestra performs international folk and children's songs that feature 'the sounds of nature'. Jul 21, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$240; and Jul 22, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$110-HK$210 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Fall Of A Sudden

Muse Motion presents a dance work choreographed by Allen Lam in which the sense of a situation beyond control comes with pulsating and flowing movement; also featuring live music performances by American percussionist P.C. Munoz and oboe player Kyle Bruckmann. Jul 20-21, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$150, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Xinjiang Dilinaer Arts Troupe performs songs, dances and instrumental music associated with Xingjiang cultural events and traditional rituals. Jul 20, 8pm, Sha Tin Town, Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$260; and Jul 21, 8pm, Jul 22, 4pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Alan Tam X Teresa Carpio Live In Concert 2012

Canto-pop singers Alan Tam Wing-lun and Teresa Carpio perform. Jul 20-28, 8.15pm, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2760 4143

Janice 3,000 Day and Night Concert

Canto-pop singer Janice Vidal performs. Jul 20-22, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2339 7517

The Vagina Monologues

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre performs Eve Ensler's play about women's self-discovery consisting of monologues relating to vaginas. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 21, 4pm, Jul 22, 8.15pm, Jul 28-29, 2.30pm, also Jul 28, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$130, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

'The Concert' Sharon Lee 2012

Canto-pop singer Sharon Lee Ho-ka performs. Jul 21, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: facebook.com/events/354244777956910/

The HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra 50th Anniversary Charity Concert

Chan Ciu-yin and Tse Kim-fei conduct the HK Young Women's Christian Association Chinese Orchestra, singer-songwriter Jonathan Wong and the HK Metropolitan Chorus performing works including Who Knew and Under the Silvery Moon; proceeds go to the HKYWCA's Kowloon Centre Rehabilitation Project. Jul 21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$2,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3476 1429


Starry Starry Night

Tom Lin Shu-yu's adaptation of Jimmy Liao Fu-bin's coming-of-age love story revolving around a lonely young girl (Josie Xu Jiao) and a boy she befriends. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, noon, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films made between 1916 and 1999, including the following two films. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 www.cinema.com.hk; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Sorrowful Lute

Tso Kea's 1957 adaptation of Charles Vidor's Love Me or Leave Me (1955) about a Chinese opera aficionado yearning for stardom who attempts to exploit a triad boss' fascination with her only to find herself unable to escape his obsessive control. Starring Fong Yim-fun and Ng Chor-fan. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 1.10pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

International Children's Film Carnival 2012

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a selection of 16 feature films and short film programmes for the young and young at heart, including the following film. Until Aug 19. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Secret Letter

Drama centring on a girl who, when pretending to run away in an attempt to stop her beloved parents from quarrelling, finds a secret letter in an empty house and gets mixed up with a criminal case. In Dutch with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, Aug 12, 5pm, HK Film Archive.Around Town

9th HK Literature Festival

Literary-themed activities include: Chinese University of HK professors Wong Nim-yan and Fan Siu-piu reading from local literary works, Jul 15, 10.30am; and a literary friendship talk with writer-editor Wong Chuk-wah and poet-editor Kwan Muk-hang, Today, 2.30pm. In Cantonese.HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay, free. Inquiries: 2928 4551

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. Today, 1pm-10pm, Lan Kwai Fong area, Central, free entry. Inquiries: marketing@lankwaifong.com


Evan Fowler facilitates a reading of David Mamet's The Duck Variations. In English. Today, 7.15pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2186 8449 (Mon-Fri mornings only) or esuhk@netvigator.com

HK Book Fair

More than 530 local and overseas exhibitors showcase books, other publications, stationery and multimedia products; also featuring literary activities including seminars and workshops. Jul 18-19, 22-23, 10am-10pm, Jul 20-21, 10am-midnight, Jul 24, 9am-5pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$10 (morning admission, sold at the door), HK$25 HK Ticketing (and designated 7-Eleven and Circle K outlets). Inquiries: 1830 670

Hello Kitty in Oz: The Lost Chapter

Interactive exhibition whose players must seek to restore world order in a Hello Kitty-fied Oz. Jul 19-Aug 5, 11am-8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$95-HK$335 Cityline. Inquiries: 2620 3413

Better Living Expo

Combined public and trade fair whose exhibit categories include beauty, fashion, jewellery, well-being and elderly-care products, and kitchen equipment. Jul 20-22, 11am-7pm, Asia World Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$20. Inquiries: 1830 668

BMX Freestyle Cycling Workshop

Local BMX specialists give lessons on freestyle cycling. In Cantonese. Jul 21-22, 28-29, Aug 4-5, 3pm-6pm, Crystal Atrium, L3 Metroplaza, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Fong, free. Inquiries: 2429 6500

Summer Residency

Literary events associated with City University of HK's M.F.A. in Creative Writing course include: book launch readings by Sybil Baker, Tina Chang, Tabish Khair and Adrian Webster, Jul 21, 6pm; and readings by writers Jose Dalisay and Jill Dawson, Jul 22, 6pm. In English. City University of HK, Floor 4 of Concourse Level, Academic 1, City University of HK, 83, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, free. Inquiries: 3442 8886