The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 December, 2011, 12:00am




Photographs by HK Art School students and alumni taken during their visit to the Unesco World Heritage-listed ancient city of Ping Yao. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8pm. Dec 21-28, 11am-8pm, Dec 29, 11am-6pm, L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 2922 2822. Ends Dec 29

Merry Aussie Christmas Card Exhibition

Exhibition of winning and commended entries from an art competition in Hong Kong schools organised by the Australian consulate-general, along with other selected card designs. Opens today. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2585 4482. Ends Dec 30

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

Above Sai Kung

Aerial photography of the Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay areas by Graham Uden. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends Jan 31

Revitalising the Glorious Tradition: The Retrospective Exhibition of Pan Tianshou's Art

Landscape paintings, flower and bird paintings, and calligraphy by the late Chinese artist-educator (1897-1971). 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 Feb 5

Performing Arts

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Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 20, 22-24, 29-Jan 1, 7.30pm, also Dec 24, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$155-HK$295 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

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 20-24, 7.30pm, also Dec 24-26, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

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

The HKCO Folk Music Ensemble serves up a Chinese wind music concert featuring works such as Lovers' Lament and United We Go. Dec 20-21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Beyond 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 20-21, 23, 25, 8pm, also Dec 24, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3116 1341

Scrooge - The Musical

Michael Dobbin directs the HK Repertory Theatre's musical production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of the 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 20-21, 23, 25-27, 29-Jan 2, 4-7, 8pm, Dec 24, 31, 9.15pm, also Dec 27, Jan 2, 7-8, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Aaron Kwok de Showy Masquerade World Tour Live In Concert 2011

Canto-pop singer-actor Aaron Kwok Fu-shing performs. Dec 20-30, Jan 1-2, 8.15pm, Dec 31, 9.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2723 3667

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

The Pear Garden Cantonese Opera Troupe of HK 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

Christmas with the Bach Choir

Jerome Hoberman conducts the choir performing festive works including Good King Wenceslas, Angels from the Realms of Glory and Joy to the World. Dec 21, 8pm, Christ Church, 132 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, HK$150. Inquiries:

Christmas Messages

Edmond Lo directs and stars in Chung Ying Theatre's musical about a fairy who, on venturing into the human world one Christmas night, meets five ordinary people of different ages and comes across numerous unopened letters; with live musical performance by Juicy Ning. In Cantonese. Dec 23, 25, 30, 7.30pm, also Dec 24-25, 27, 31-Jan 1, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

A Fantastic Journey @ X'mas

Jumbo Kids Theatre's production about a girl named Ah Lui who is given a 'Fantastic Train' ticket that sends her off on an extraordinary journey one Christmas. In Cantonese. 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

Symphony of Christmas Angels

Guy Noble conducts Russian soprano Elvira Fatykhova, the HK Children's Choir, trumpet player Jon Dante and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works such as Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim, Mendelssohn's Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Gruber's Silent Night. Dec 23-24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Christmas Concert in the Park - Mozart Bonbons!

Ken Lam conducts soprano Yuki Ip, flautist Matthew Wu, violinist Sharon Kam, horn player Joe Kirtley, the City Chamber Orchestra of HK and the HK Youth Choir performing works by Mozart, David Gwilt, Connor and Handel; the HK Police Band also plays. Dec 24, 4.30pm, Olympic Square, HK Park, 19, Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2339 6425

Heroic Boys

The Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China performs acrobatic acts that include juggling, pole trampolining and aerial gymnastics. Dec 24, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$180; Dec 25, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$220; and Dec 26, 7.30pm, Dec 27, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


The Inspired Island: The Untrammeled Traveller

Documentary about the homecoming journey of writer Yu Kuang-chung. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 20, also 29, 8pm, Dec 26, 11am, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 Inquiries: 2388 0002

The Inspired Island: Ports of Mists

Documentary about Taiwanese poet Zheng Chou-yu that makes use of his words, imagery and music to evoke a vibrant era of poetry. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Dec 21, Jan 9, Feb 1, 8pm, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75; and Jan 14, 11.45am, Jan 28, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 Inquiries: 2388 0002