The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 December, 2011, 12:00am



Merry Aussie Christmas Card Exhibition

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

Masquerade of Angels

Elizabeth Hamill's paintings of the female form. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Jan 10

Season's Greetings and Happy Tet

Paintings by Vietnamese, Indonesian and Chinese artists including Lim Khim Katy and Putu Sutawijaya. Daily, 10am-6.30pm (including public holidays), Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Jan 28

Fashion Visionaries

Exhibition showcasing the works of local designers, film art directors, fashion photographers and illustrators. Today, 10am-5pm, otherwise Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Mar 12

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Historical exhibition detailing the daring Christmas Day escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral escorted by a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun (including public holidays), 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Extended to Jun 30

Performing Arts

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 24-25, 27, 31-Jan 1, 2.30pm, also Dec 25, 30, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 24, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Dec 29-Jan 1, 7.30pm, 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 24-26, 2.30pm, also Dec 24, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Beyond the Words

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

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 24, 26, 3pm, also Dec 25-27, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$188-HK$288 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5401 6768

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

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

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

Scrooge - The Musical

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 24, 31, 9.15pm, Dec 25-27, 29-Jan 2, 4-7, 8pm, also Dec 27, Jan 2, 7-8, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

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 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


100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films from 1916 to 1999, including the following film. Until 2014. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Way of the Dragon

Bruce Lee directs and stars in this martial arts drama centring on a Hongkonger visiting his relatives in Italy who has to defend them against thugs muscling in on their Chinese restaurant. Also starring Nora Miao and Chuck Norris. In Putonghua and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 24, 1pm, Dec 30, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Beast Christmas Live

Live broadcast of the South Korean boy band's Seoul concert. Dec 24, 7.45pm, GH Mongkok, G/F Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok, HK$280. Inquiries: 2628 9864. Also Dec 24, 7.45pm, MCL JP, JP Plaza, 22-36 Paterson St, Causeway Bay; MCL Kornhill Cinema, 4/F, Kornhill Plaza South, 2 Kornhill Rd, Quarry Bay; and MCL Telford Cinema, Telford Gardens, 33 Wai Yip St, Kowloon Bay, HK$280. Inquiries: 2418 8841

Don 2

Farhan Akhtar's sequel to the 2006 action thriller Don: The Chase Begins Again that sees the underworld kingpin (Shahrukh Khan) setting his sights on European domination even while having to contend with the threats of assassination or arrest. Also starring Priyanka Chopra. In Hindi with English subtitles. 3-D version: Dec 24, 9pm, also Dec 26, 9.30pm, GH Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$200. 2-D version: Dec 25, 7pm, Dec 27, 6.30pm, GH Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, HK$120-HK$180. Inquiries: 2366 7725