Around town

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 December, 2010, 12:00am

Around town

The Garden of Joy

Paintings by Lucia Cheung on happiness. Daily, 9am-9pm, 1/F Lobby, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Ends Jan 16, 2011

A Journey In Fashion

Multimedia exhibition celebrating Joyce Boutique's 40th anniversary featuring archive images, press clippings and installations. Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm, Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, HK$10. Inquiries: 2524 7828. Ends Dec 30

The 45th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo

Consumer expo with 800 booths for food, drinks, health care, household and other brands and products from Hong Kong and overseas. Dec 11-30, Jan 1-3, 11am-10pm, also Dec 31, 11am-1am, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, HK$10. Inquiries: 3421 2012

Chrysanthemum Show 2010

The Yuen Yuen Institute's annual display of chrysanthemums from all over China. Dec 17-Jan 2, 9am-6pm, Yuen Yuen Institute, Lo Wai Rd, Tsuen Wan, free. Inquiries: 2492 2220

Dream Big with Nick Vujicic

The Australian, who suffers from the rare Tetra-amelia syndrome, leads a seminar on being positive. In English. Dec 18, 7.30pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, free (registration required). Inquiries: 2521 7673

Inspired by Michael Art Jam

Create art for a Michael Jackson tribute exhibition while music and videos from the MJ DVD Vision play. Dec 19, 10am-noon, Artjamalama Pop-up, Shop 1010, 10/F Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, HK$200, includes canvas and unlimited acrylic paints. Inquiries: 2153 1220


Arts fair in four parks featuring bazaars, special exhibitions and a weekly guided Four-Parks-A-Day-Tour focusing on site-specific outdoor installation artworks. Dec 21-Feb 28, 6am-11pm 2011, HK Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central; 6.30am-11pm, Sha Tin Park, 2 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; 9am-6pm, Tuen Mun Park, Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Rd, Tuen Mun; and Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Rd, TST, 5am-midnight, free. Inquiries: 3101 2739


First Snowy X'mas at Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360's special seasonal attractions include festive food kiosks, craft workshops, Christmas carolling and magic shows. Until Dec 31, various times, Ngong Ping Village, Lantau, free. Inquiries: 3666 0606

Ocean Park Christmas Sensation

Special festive promotion featuring attractions such as the Sea Life Carousel. Until Dec 17, 9.30am-7pm, Dec 18-Jan 2, 9.30am-10pm, Ocean Park, Aberdeen, HK$250. Inquiries: 3923 2323

Disney's Sparkling Christmas A Storybook Fantasy

Christmas festivities include Duffy the Bear, elves, gingerbread and candy canes. Until Jan 2, 2011, 10am-8pm, HK Disneyland, Penny's Bay, Lantau, HK$350. Inquiries: 1830 830


Argentinian clown and circus troupe La Pipetua's multi-arts show revolving around an eccentric inventor, a pilot and a crazy maths teacher. Dec 17, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140, HK$180; Dec 18, 7.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$120, HK$160; and Dec 19, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Christmas Fun Day 2010

Celebration featuring festive decorations including a Christmas tree, performances including clown juggling, magic show, folk dancing, Christmas songs as well as arts and crafts stalls, photo-taking corner and movie screening. Dec 18, 2pm-5.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, free. Inquiries: 2450 4202

English-Speaking Union Christmas Party

Games, Christmas carolling and other activities. Dec 18, 2pm-5pm, Language Centre, HK College of Technology, 412 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, donations (of food, drink or cash) requested. Inquiries: 2186 8449

Christmas Carols On Ice

Skater Craig Heath (Dec 18, 20) and Cityplaza Ice Palace instructors and students stage a skating show. Dec 18-21, 7.15pm, Cityplaza Ice Palace, 1/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, free. Inquiries: 2844 8688

Good Show 2010

City Contemporary Dance Company Dance Centre students perform. Dec 18, 8pm, Dec 19, 3.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2328 9205

Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular

Alli Coyne directs Creature Production's (Australian) and BBC Worldwide's theatrical version of the BBC TV series about the giants of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras. In English: Dec 22, 29, Jan 2, 7pm; Dec 23, 25, 30, 3pm ; also Dec 23, 30, 7.30pm; Dec 27, Jan 2, 11am. In Cantonese: Dec 24, 26-27, 31, Jan 1-2, 3pm ; also Dec 24-27, 31, Jan 1, 7.30pm. All shows: AsiaWorld-Arena, Lantau, HK$195-HK$995 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482