Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

China Aerospace Technology Exhibition

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

Works by Tang Ying-mui

The local artist's furry cloth works made using a simple hand-built process. Today, 12.30pm-9.30pm, Bauhaus, 3/F, 2 Yiu Wah St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: gymtang@gmail.com. Ends today

Arrivals

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

Richard X Zawitz Infinity Art Exhibition

American sculptor-inventor Zawitz's sculptural works attempt to transmit Taoism and Zen philosophical ideas. Today, 11am-8.30pm, Oval Atrium, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central. Inquiries: 2849 3328. Ends today

1:1 100% Hyperrealism

Mosaic paintings by Wong Chak-hung that make use of simple and open-form compositions to represent simulations of urban situations. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, Most, L7-12, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802 9440. Ends Aug 5

Wouter Dam

Coloured sculptural works that are closed and curled on to themselves 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

Olympic Medal Exhibition

Hou Kun's Olympic medal collection including the first 1896 Athens Olympics medal. Daily, 10am-10pm, 1/F Landmark North, 39 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui. Inquiries: 2639 9638. Ends Aug 20

The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor

Exhibition of Qin dynasty (221-207 BC) cultural relics from Shannxi province that also features six tie-in multimedia programmes that help explain the history, culture and stories behind the Qin dynasty terracotta figures. Mon-Wed-Sun, 9am-10.30pm (with 17 viewing sessions of up to 1 ? hours each per day), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Nov 26

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-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Aug 26, 2013

Performing Arts

Tianjin Song Art Troupe

The Chinese Opera music troupe performs Quyi (aka 'song art'), involving storytelling and singing, with music or percussion accompaniment. In northern Chinese dialects with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Jul 29, noon, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$100, HK$180; and Jul 30-31, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

A New Cantonese Opera Justice Bao

Yuen Siu-fai stars in, directs and is the librettist for a Cantonese Opera double-bill of stories revolving around the legendary judge consisting of The Caucasian Circle, centring on two women who both claim to be a child's real mother, and Chisang Town, in which Justice Bao Ching upholds justice despite the case involving his family members. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 29, 1.30pm, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin, Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Charity performance (proceeds go to Yot Chong Sok Un Medical Fund [Cancer Fund]): Jul 29, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$1,500 HK Ticketing. Other shows: Jul 29, 31-Aug 5, 7-9, 10-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3103 5900

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 29, 2.30pm, 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

Eight Immortals' Adventures Prequel

Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing Alfred Wong's music for a musical theatre production scripted and directed by Mike Chow about what the Eight Immortals went through before they were granted eternal life and magical powers. Jul 29, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Know Your Ballet Music

Yip Wing-sie conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing excerpts from ballet works such as Prokofiev's Cinderella and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; choreographer Yuri Ng Yue-lit presents (with Yip) and dancers Carlo Pacis, Justyne Li and Roy Li Long-hin also perform. Mainly in Cantonese. Jul 29, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Maps

Spanish dance theatre company Nats Nus Dansa performs a work about four travellers who rush into a city, and share the experiences and dances they have come across on their journeys. Jul 29, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Miracle Kingdom

Wilderness Creation's musical about a frog who, feeling unhappy after he is turned into a handsome man as a result of being kissed, embarks on a journey to a Miracle Kingdom in a bid to live a happy life. In Cantonese. Jul 29, 3pm, 7.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Sound of Music

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a young novice nun who is hired to become the governess of a naval captain's seven children. In Cantonese. Jul 29, Aug 5, 3pm, Aug 3-4, 7.30pm, Tun Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

The Hunger Artist

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's drama about a dancer's pursuit of a thinner body that pushes her to the peak of her career but also to have health problems. In Cantonese. 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

Departures

Artist-in-residence Marco De Mutiis transforms his Arrivals kinetic installation into a unique sound instrument with which he performs. Jul 29, 8pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869

Ligeti Quartet (London) Plays Modern Classics

The British string quartet performs works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Nirmali Fenn, John Cage and Gyorgy Ligeti. Jul 29, 8pm, Convocation Room, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 6802 6458

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: Mei Anziang, Jul 30-31; The Moon Pavilion, Aug 1; The Princess in Distress, Aug 2; Merciless Sword Under Merciful Heaven, Aug 3; and The Sounds of Battle, Aug 4. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

Good Music This Lunch

Flautist Akiyo Uesugi, violinist Matama Takahashi and other HK Sinfonietta musicians play chamber music works by J.S. Bach, Mozart and Rossini. Jul 31, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Opera HK Chorus Annual Concert

Opera HK chorus director Jimmy Chan conducts soprano Ng Yen-yen, mezzo-soprano Edith Ng, tenor Andrew Chan, baritone Bryan Woo, the chorus and HK Strings in performing Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. Jul 31, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2234 0303

Luo Da You Live In Hong Kong

Taiwanese Mando-rock singer-songwriter Lo Ta-yu in concert. Jul 31, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$250-HK$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2989 9239

The Diva In Della

Taiwanese Mando-pop singer Della Ding Dang in concert. Aug 1, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$190-HK$490 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 3238

Adason Lo Intimate Live

Adason Lo Lik-wai performs Canto- and Mando-pop tunes. Aug 1-5, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$250, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Short-nosed Elephant Xiao Xiao

Jumbo Kids Theatre and Theatre Horizon's multimedia theatre production of Taiwanese author Giddens Ko Ching-teng's tale about a short-nosed elephant that sets out to find a forest god in the hope of getting a longer nose. In Cantonese. Aug 2-5, 7.30pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Doubt

We Draman's adaptation of American playwright John Patrick Shanley's drama about a conservative nun who accuses a liberal priest of sexual misconduct after he accepts a school's first black student. In Cantonese. Aug 2-5, 8pm, Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

Summer Musical School 2012 - MJ Relived 2

The HK Academy for Performing Arts's EXCEL 2012 Summer Musical School present a musical featuring performances of Michael Jackson songs by its students and American singer Howard McCrary. Aug 2-5, 8pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8769

Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin, Aug 3; opera excerpts A Glorious But Elusive Dream, Studying Together at Night (from The Butterfly Lovers), Meng Liang Seeks Military Aid (from the story of the Yang Warriors), and Wandering in the Garden and Waking from a Dream (from The Resurrection), Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Harmony

Canada's Theatre de la Dame de Coeur's multimedia puppetry production tells the story of a boy doctor who flies on a pelican to save the thousands of people that are threatened by environmental catastrophes. With Cantonese dialogue and English lyrics: Aug 3, 5, 7.30pm, also Aug 4-5, 3.30pm; in English: Aug 4, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Guys and Dolls

HK University of Science and Technology's The Centre for the Arts' presentation of the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. In English with Chinese surtitles. Aug 3-4, 7.45pm, Aug 5, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2358 6149

The Enchanting Orient

HK Dance Company and HK Dance Company Youth Troupe perform ethnic dances associated with various parts of Asia. Aug 3-4, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2805 2743

Concert of Hug

Tang Wing-hong, Kelvin Ngai and Esmond Lim conduct four-fingered pianist Lee Hee-ah, pianist Lee Hin, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK, Psalm Wind Orchestra, HK Baptist University Christian Choir, Lingnan University Christian Choir, City University of HK Student's Union Christian Choir, Praise U Christian Choir and Chinese University Christian Choir performing works such as Memories of Friendship and Amazing Grace; illustrator DreamerGo also features. Aug 3, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$800 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 7673

Curious Fish

Asia People Theatre Festival Group and HK Movement Festival present a butoh dance work choreographed by Katsura Kan inspired by the Minamata disease/mercury poisoning that represents a requiem for the spirits who couldn't become human and the lives that were erased before they came into this world. Aug 3-4, 8pm, On & On Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd,To Kwa Wan, HK$100, HK$150. Inquiries: 2891 8482

Primitivo

Ponte Singers and guest a cappella group Orange perform world folk music works. Aug 3, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9465 4329

Shine Again Concert 2012

Canto-pop duo Wong You-nam and Tsui Tin-yau perform. Aug 3-5, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Snow Patrol Live in Hong Kong 2012

The Scottish rock band in concert. Aug 4, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau Island, HK$580, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

Cleobury Conducts Contemporary British Choral Music

Nicholas Cleobury conducts the HK Bach Choir, cellist Artem Konstantinov and organist Wong Kin-yu performing works such as Rory Boyle's Toccata and Michael Tippett's Dance, Clarion Air. Aug 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9659 8687

Gary Chaw Project Sensational Sound Concert

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Gary Chaw Ge serves up Mando-pop and R&B music. Aug 4-5, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 6622

Cinema

Au Revoir Taipei

Arvin Chen Chun-lin's directorial debut centres on a young man's rediscovery of Taipei as a magical, romantic city on the night before he is supposed to leave for a new life in Paris. In Mandarin, Taiwanese and French with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 29, 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 film. 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 Spooky Bunch

Ann Hui On-wah's 1980 supernatural comedy about a Cantonese Opera troupe invited to perform on Cheung Chau that gets mixed up with a platoon of ghost soldiers seeking revenge. Starring Josephine Siao Fong-fong and Kenny Bee. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 29, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Critics' Choice 2012 - The Films in Their Times

The Film Programmes Office presents a selection programme 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 in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting clapped-out film theatres, who befriends and travels together with a depressed paediatrician whose marriage has just ended. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 29, 2.30pm, HK Science Museum.

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 three films. 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

Tales of the Night

Animated fantasy about an old projectionist who tells fables and other stories to a boy and girl he meets nightly, and relives the stories on screen. In French with English subtitles and live Cantonese interpretation. Jul 29, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, Aug 12, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

Mia and the Migoo

Animated drama about a girl who, after her father goes missing following a landslide, tries to find him in a mysterious forest whose guardians are known as the Migoo. In French with English subtitles and live Cantonese interpretation. Jul 29, 5pm, Aug 12, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Hands off Mississippi

Adventure comedy about a girl holidaying at her grandmother's who urges her grandmother to buy a recently deceased neighbour's horse that the neighbour's nephew wishes to sell for its meat. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 29, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

Opera Sight and Sound at Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Film Programmes Office presents a programme of three Cantonese Opera films that were screened at the landmark theatre, including the following film. Ends Jul 29. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Heroes and the Beauty

Cantonese Opera film adaptation of a cherished Tai Lung Fung opera troupe production about a prince and princess who are separated after their father the Emperor is murdered. Starring Lam Kar-sing and Fung Wong Nui. In Cantonese. Jul 29, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Around Town

2012 - 14th Ani-Com & Games HK

Animation, comics and games expo with exhibition areas, booths, performance zones and activities. Jul 29-30, 10am-9pm, Jul 31, 10am-8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$30 (at the door and 7-Eleven and Circle K outlets). Inquiries: 2344 0415

Hello Kitty in Oz: The Lost Chapter

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

Australia in the Asian Century: Question or Fact?

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group chief executive officer Michael Smith and Hang Lung Properties chairman-Asia Society HK chairman Ronnie C. Chan discuss Australia's relationship with Asia, in particular China, and examine what changes Australia needs to make to ensure it plays its parts in the Asian Century. In English. Jul 31, 12.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$550 (Asia Society members HK$450), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Passion Speak XVII: Greenpeace: Save the Artic!

Social activist-columnist Fred Lam speaks about Greenpeace and the non-governmental environmental organisations campaign to demand that world leaders declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole. In Cantonese. Aug 1, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2521 7251

The Making of Spring Ritual . Eulogy

Spring Ritual ? Euology director-HK Dance Company choreographer Yang Yuntao discusses the creative process behind the HK Dance Company's upcoming dance poem and Chinese University of HK fine arts department chair Harold Mok talks about the aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy. In Cantonese and Putonghua. Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, free. Inquiries: 3103 1889

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