The Planner

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 December, 2011, 12:00am



Intimate Impression Series 2

Hisun Wong's electronically manipulated photographs of leaves and flowers. Today, noon-2pm, 3pm-7pm, Upper Station, G/F, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 2474. Ends today

Enchanted Seasons

Shanghai artist Leng Hong's abstract landscapes from his Blue Mountains, Green Water series. Today-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts, Rm 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Sat

Landscapes in the Chinese Style

Stylised works by the late Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) that reinterpreted traditional Chinese scenes and motifs using his signature Benday dots and block contours, rendered in hard, vivid colour. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Dec 22

Safety Island

Paintings and a video work by Sarah Lai that continue her probing into a sense of estrangement with the familiar. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Dec 23

A Venerable Scholar's Legacy: In Memory of Professor Ma Kiam

Exhibition of more than 200 epigraphic rubbings of stone stelae ranging from the Han to Qing periods and other works gifted by the Ma family in memory of the late professor (1883-1959). Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 2609 7416. Ends Dec 30

Living for the Moment

Scottish figurative painter McAlpine Miller's works express his thoughts on our disposable society. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Dec 31

Colours of Asia

Mixed-media paintings by Francesco Lietti of Hong Kong and other Asian locations. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6pm, Yan Gallery, 1/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2139 2345. Ends Dec 31

One World Exposition

Works by 18 media artists from Hong Kong and the mainland that explore the place and future of media art in the context of the rapid development of contemporary Chinese art. Collaborative works by Feng Mengbo, Henry Chu, Qiu Zhijie and Ellen Pau: Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2/F Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Works by aaajiao, Eric Siu, Ou Ning, Cao Fei, Linda Lai, Wang Jianwei, Danny Yung, Wang Zhenfei, Weng Luming, Teddy Lo, Yang Fudong and Johnnie To: daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong; and Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat, 10am-1pm, Osage Open, 4/F Union Hip Ying Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Works by Zhang Peili and Jeffrey Shaw: Mon-Sat, noon-8pm, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Yang Fudong's The Fifth Night video installation: Wed-Sun, noon-8pm, Spring Workshop, 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: All exhibitions end Jan 8

The Lingering Image

Chinese paintings by Chao Shao-an's student and Lingnan School member Ho Fung-lin. 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 Jan 30

Performing Arts

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection adapts William Shakespeare's romantic comedy and transposes its story to Hong Kong circa 1900. In English with Chinese surtitles. Dec 15-17, 7.30pm, also Dec 17, 2.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2520 1716

A Wonderful Christmas Time

The HK Women's Choir performs. Proceeds go to Harmony House. Dec 15, 7.30pm, Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, HK$550, reservation recommended. Inquiries: 9674 9181

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 15-18, 20, 22-24, 30-Jan 1, 7.30pm, also Dec 17-18, 24, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$155-HK$295 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

The Wind in the Willows

Faust International Youth Theatre presents Alan Bennett's adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame children's tale centring on four anthropomorphised animal character friends. In English. Dec 15-17, 7.30pm, also Dec 17-18, 2.30pm, Dec 18, 11am, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$243, HK$270 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Beyonds the Words

iStage performs Elton Lau Ho-cheung's drama about the hidden fear and secrets of people in our contemporary world. In Cantonese. Dec 15-17, 20-21, 23, 25, 8pm, also Dec 17-18, 24, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3116 1341


Twice as Good Productions' multimedia performance of Adam Rapp's play centring on a former piano prodigy who recounts the tragic events that tore his family apart. In English. Until Dec 17, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6104 2468

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Australia's Weeping Spoon Productions blends puppetry, music and animation to present an exploration of the deep blue sea. In English with Chinese surtitles. Dec 16-17, 3pm, also 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

The Nutcracker

The HK Ballet performs the ballet about a girl whose Christmas present, a nutcracker shaped like a soldier, comes to life. With choreography by Stephen Jefferies, music composed by Tchaikovsky and musical accompaniment by the HK Sinfonietta. Dec 16-18, 20-24, 7.30pm, also Dec 17-18, 24-26, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724


The HK Dance Company performs an experimental dance theatre work choreographed by Rico Cheung that is inspired by flamenco. Dec 16-18, 7.45pm, also Dec 17-18, 2.45pm, 8/F Platform, HK Dance Company, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

A Fantastic Journey @ X'mas

Jumbo Kids Theatre's multiarts production about a girl who is given a 'Fantastic Train' ticket that sends her off on an extraordinary journey one Christmas. In Cantonese. Dec 16-17, 8pm, also Dec 18, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100, HK$120; and Dec 23-24, 8pm, Dec 25, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

BSX x MC Jin In My Dream Concert 2011

The hip hop rapper-songwriter-actor performs. Dec 16, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2785 2708


On and On Theatre Workshop's drama about two men in their late 40s looking back at the past at what they have lost and three young graduates dreaming about their future. In Cantonese. Dec 16-18, 8pm, also Dec 17-18, 4pm, Dec 17, 11.30pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$150 Inquiries: 9364 3818

The Isle

Bonni Chan and Janice Poon direct Theatre du Pif's production of Paul Poon's play about a couple's encounter on a remote island. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Dec 16-17, 8pm, Dec 18, 5pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 2030

Zimmermann plays Beethoven

Andreas Delfs conducts German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Dvor?k, Brahms and Beethoven. Dec 16-17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Zheng Recital by Ng Hiu-hung

Zheng player Ng Hiu-hung plays works including Melody of River Han and Eternal Regret at Lin An; gaohu-erhu player Chan Pik-sum, zheng players Vicky Hung Wai-ting, Ho Ying-ying and Ng Lai-ping, and the Connie Ng Guzheng Ensemble also perform. Dec 17, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

King of the Instruments Pipe Organ Education Series 2011 - Students Finale Concert

Sixteen students each play two pipe organ works by J.S. Bach and other composers. Dec 17, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2820

Liszt's Portrait in Words and Music

Pianist Mary Wu Mei-loc plays works by Liszt; Jonathan Douglas reads letters, reviews and reminiscences pertaining to the life of the 19th century Hungarian pianist-composer. In English with Chinese surtitles. Dec 17, 3pm, also 7.30pm, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

OJAS - A Rare Brilliance

The Abhinava Dance Company's music and dance production celebrating life. Proceeds go to support social causes and the education of underprivileged children. Dec 17, 6.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200, HK$400, booking recommended. Inquiries: 9805 7068

Sad Vacation

Shota Hirama, Ken Hirama, Ladio, Edwin Lo and Wong Chung-fai serve up electronic music. Dec 17, 7pm, Osage Atelier, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$120, booking recommended. Inquiries: 2793 4817

The Fusion - The Chung Brothers x Jacky Lau

Harmonica player Henry Chung, vocalist Roger Chung, classical guitarist Jacky Lau and friends serve up classical, jazz, pop and gospel fusion. Dec 17-18, 7.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$130-HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3575 9868

Air Fair

Wai Sing-fat conducts composer-arranger-sheng player Ng Cheuk-yin, clarinet player-saxophonist Martin Choy and the HK Music Lover Chinese Orchestra playing works including Ng and Sheema Mukherjee's Big Ben and Liu Wenjin's A Carnival in the Land of the Dragon. Dec 17, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Nanyin Concert - Those Lamentable Bygone Days

Vocalists Tong Siu-yin, Leung Hoi-li and Ng Wing-mui perform works including Love's Yearning and Nocturnal Lament. With Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Dec 17, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100-HK$180; and Dec 18, 8pm, Chiang Cheng Studio Theatre, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Scrooge - The Musical

HK Repertory Theatre's musical production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' story about a miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. In Cantonese (dialogue) and English (lyrics) with Chinese and English surtitles. Dec 17-18, 20-21, 23, 25-27, 29-Jan 2, 4-7, 8pm, also Dec 18, 27, Jan 2, 7-8, 2.30pm, Dec 24, 31, 9.15pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Sugizo Tour 2011 - Stairway to the Flower of Life - Live in Hong Kong

Japanese musician-singer-songwriter Yasuhiro Sugihara in concert. Dec 17, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$490, HK$690 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

The Twin Spirit

Cinematic Theatre's drama juxtaposing a romance that took place many years ago in Shanghai with the development of a romantic relationship that changes the views of the protagonists about love in present-day Hong Kong. In Cantonese. Dec 17, 8pm, Dec 18, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888

A Thankful Christmas

Chan Wing-wah and Leon Tong Shiu-wai conduct soprano Penelope Chan, contralto Ruth Lau, tenor Sam Kan, baritone Petrus Cheung, the HK Oratorio Society, HK Treble Choir, organist Wong Kin-yu and the HK Strings performing works such as Handel's Coronation Anthem No 1. Dec 18, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 23669928

A Legacy of Exotic Lyricism VII - The Swallow Spreads Its Wings

The HKCO Folk Music Ensemble serves up a Chinese wind music concert. Dec 20-21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

A-Lin Hong Kong Concert

The aboriginal Taiwanese singer performs Mando-pop. Dec 20-21, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 3238

A Showcase of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Cantonese Opera Masters

The Pear Garden Cantonese Opera Troupe of Hong Kong performs On Ascending the Throne (from The Villain, The General and The Heroic Beauty) and The Ten Memorials (from Impeachment of Yan Song), Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre and Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Troupe perform Vengeance at the Lion's Mansion, Wu Han Killing His Wife at the Sutra Hall and A Fond Pledge by the Blooming Flowers, and Macao General Association of Chinese Opera and Music performs Finding the Rat (from Fifteen Strings of Cash). Dec 21, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325