PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am



Landscapes in the Chinese Style

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

Passion for Homeland

Feng Xuemin's photographs depicting his personal encounters with the scenic spots in China. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends today

Hong Kong Big Rock v Big Container

Paintings and audio works by Dada Tam and Lam Hon-kin of containers that express their ideas about issues such as materialism and consumerism. Daily, 10am-8pm, L1, L7-10 and L7-12A, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802-9440. Ends Dec 31

Reach for the HeART

Works by 21 artists including Fung Ming-chip and Hengki Pudjianto. One-third of sales proceeds go to the Reach for the HeART programme. Tue-Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Dec 31

Chen Zhen

Sculptural installations by the late Chinese-born, Paris-based artist (1955-2000) that explore the relationships between the material and the spiritual, the community and the individual, and interior and exterior. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Jan 7

Winter Salon

Works by gallery artists including Casper Chan and Caroline Yi Cheng. A percentage of sales proceeds goes to the HK Cancer Fund. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, G/F, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Jan 7

Charles LaBelle

Sketches of more than 170 buildings of religious or spiritual significance on the pages of a copy of Georges Bataille's Guilty by Hong Kong-based US-born artist Charles LaBelle that are part of his ongoing Buildings Entered project. Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, noon-6pm, Saamlung, 26B Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Rd Central. Inquiries: 5181 5156. Ends Jan 7

East West Connect

Works by 13 artists including Shepard Fairey and Tomokazu Matsuyama who either claim an Asian heritage and/or have utilised imagery inspired by the Far East in the past. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm, Above Second Gallery, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends Jan 12

Ex Libris

Australian artist-architect James McGrath's paintings inspired by what he saw at the Strahov Baroque Monastic Library in Prague. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Jan 29

From Clay to Teapot: Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 1986-2010

Variously themed ceramic tea ware including works inspired by nature or the joys of everyday life. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Tue, Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2869 0690. Ends Feb 13

Laisee - 10 Years of Koru Contemporary Art in HK

Sculptural work in glass, wood or ceramic by artists including Etsuko Nishi, Elizabeth Thomson and Chris Weaver in celebration of Koru's 10th anniversary. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru2, Koru Contemporary Art, Unit 1604, 16/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Feb 14

Imprint of the Heart

Block prints, oil paintings, artefacts from the Renjian Art Society and other works by Huang Xinbo (1916-1980). 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 Feb 27

Performing Arts

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 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. Until Dec 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

Aaron Kwok de Showy Masquerade World Tour Live In Concert 2011

Canto-pop singer-actor Aaron Kwok Fu-shing performs. Until Dec 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

Christmas Messages

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 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 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

Beyond the Words

iStage performs Elton Lau Ho-cheung's drama about the hidden fear and secrets of people. In Cantonese. Dec 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 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

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 and Gruber's Silent Night. Dec 23-24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

The French Kiss

Chan Chu-hei directs Theatre Horizon's production of Candace Chong's drama about a former pastor accused of sexual harassment by his secretary who has to decide if he can forgive her after he sees her at a party five years later. In Cantonese. Dec 23, 25-27, 8pm, also Dec 24, 26, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$188-HK$288 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5401 6768

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 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

HK Festival Wind Orchestra: Christmas Concert 2011

Carl Choi conducts the HK Festival Wind Orchestra and HK Festival Youth Wind Orchestra, Florence Cheng conducts the HK Children's Choir, Vincy Chu conducts the Good Hope School (Primary) Choir and Kelvin Lau conducts the HK Virtuoso Chorus performing festive works; the HK Children's Choir (Tap Dance Group) also features. Dec 25, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 19 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9195 7821

Merry Christmas

Nor Chinese Dance Studio presents a festive themed Chinese dance drama that aims to spread the message that 'God is Love'. Dec 25-26, 7.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$220 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9080 4004

Koon Kwan Tin Cantonese Opera Troupe

The troupe performs Romance by the Peach Blossom Lakeside, Dec 26, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$240; Return from Battlefields in Victory to Marry Caifeng, Jan 12, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$280; and The Bound-feet Liu Jinding Crashes Four Gates, Jan 16, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Sugar Club Playground

The Canto-pop duo in concert. Dec 26, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$290, HK$390 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3741 1033

Ellen Loo Heading Home Concert

The indie pop singer-guitarist in concert. Dec 27-28, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2541 6778

Red Star Red Army Chorus

Nikolay Rabovskiy directs the Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble performing Russian dances, military songs, folk tunes and movie theme songs. Dec 29, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$260; and Dec 30, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn

Stefan Blunier conducts Finnish violinist Elina Vahala, German pianist Hinrich Alpers, Hong Kong cellist Trey Lee and the German orchestra performing Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Symphony No 8 in F Major and Triple Concerto in C Major. Dec 29, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6974 4044

Yundi Red Romance Piano Recital

Chinese pianist Li Yundi plays Chinese and Western classical music works. Dec 29, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$680-HK$1,680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2996 3988

Celebration of the Senses: A Little Chocolate Suite

Jeanie Chu, Edmond Cheng King-chung, Colin Touchin and Synthia Ko conduct the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK's four ensembles performing works such as Leroy Anderson's The Syncopated Clock and Offenbach's Orphee aux Enfers Overture. Dec 30, 7.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$140-HK$1,000 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7673

A Viennese New Year

Johannes Wildner conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by von Reznicek, Josef Strauss, Johan Strauss II, von Supp?and Eduard Strauss. Dec 30-31, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

An Evening of Ballet Music by HK Symphony Orchestra

Ambrose Law conducts the orchestra performing works by Delibes, Chopin and Gounod. Dec 30, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Don't Stop Believin'

Local a cappella singing group Zense performs Cantonese, Putonghua, English, French and Japanese songs. Dec 30-31, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120 (members HK$100) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Le Petit Prince: The Musical

Justine Woo directs the HK Children's Musical Theatre's musical production inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novel about a little prince from another planet who a downed pilot meets while stranded in the Sahara Desert. In Cantonese. Dec 30-31, 8pm, also Dec 31-Jan 1, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 6677


Austrian music group Vegetable Orchestra make music using instruments made from fresh vegetables. Dec 30, 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$160, HK$220; Dec 31, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$140, HK$180; and Jan 1, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, HK$140-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Pong Nan Concert

Indie-pop singer-songwriter Pong Nan Yik-pong performs. Dec 30, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$250, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2541 6778

HK Voices New Year Concert 2012

Grace Chiang conducts the chamber choir performing Victoria's Missa O Magnum Mysterium, JS Bach's Magnificat and Finzi's Magnificat. Jan 2, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

Shaham plays Barber

Andrew Litton conducts violinist Gil Shaham and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by William Schumann, Barber and Prokofiev. Jan 4-5, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030