The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 December, 2011, 12:00am



Shanghai Babes

Exhibition of Art Deco-style Shanghai Ladies advertising posters printed in the early 20th-century. Today, 11am-5pm, Gallery 27, 1901 Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2527 8228. Ends today

The Quotidian Joy

Ink paintings by Eve Leung and and oil paintings by Lewis Lau that celebrate the ordinary but also essential happiness in life. Today, 9am-9pm, 1/F Lobby, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2132 8607. Ends today

Casa Eva

Family values-friendly works with whimsical, playful touches in various media by Spanish artist Eva Armisen. Daily, 10am-10pm, Main Atrium, 1/F and Exhibition Area, 3/F Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1, 1 Tuen Shun St, Tuen Mun. Inquiries: 2132 8607. Ends Jan 2

Searching for Identity

Sculptures by Chen Wenling that express the inner tension and struggle inside us. Mon-Sat, 10am-7.30pm, Sun (and public holidays), noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jan 4

Colours of Love

Works from Turkish painter Coplu's latest series in which rainbow hearts and bright colours prominently feature. Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2 Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8666. Ends Jan 9

Vision of Nature: Lost and Found in Asian Contemporary Art

Works in various media by eight Asian artists including mainland painter Zeng Fanzhi, Japanese installation artist Takashi Kuribayashi and local installation artist Pak Sheung-chuen. Daily, 10am-8pm, Entrance and the Pao Galleries, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends Jan 29

Fantasy Islands

Works by nine Indonesian artists that demonstrate that fantasy is a distinctive and influential strand of contemporary Indonesian art. Daily, 10.30am-9.30pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends Jan 31

Dynamic Livings

New media artworks by Dimension+ digital creative agency's Escher Tsai and Keith Lam use digital media to reflect on the origins of life. Daily, noon-9pm, K11 Stage of the Arts, B207, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends Jan 31

It's a Tasty World - Food Science Now!

Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Feb 1

In Search of the Ideal Nation - Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution

Around 100 exhibits drawn from the collections of The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the Hong Kong Museum of History about Dr Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's economic development and education system he and his followers brought about. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28

Wu Guanzhong : Painting ? Dance ? Music

Exhibition of works by the late artist (1919-2010) that looks at the tempo, rhythm and interplay between void and solidity. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun (including public holidays), 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Apr 15

To the Last Man: Canadian Troops in the Battle of Hong Kong

Exhibition of more than 50 pictures showing the gallantry displayed during the second world war of the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada in their defence of Hong Kong as well as their days in the prisoner-of-war camps. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jun 20

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

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

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 27, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$188-HK$288 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5401 6768

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

online inLove

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

Red Star Red Army Chorus

Nikolay Rabovskiy directs and conducts the Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble performing Russian dances, military songs, traditional 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 V?h?l?, 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-language songs including Don't Stop Believin', Nobody and I'm Yours. 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 French aristocrat-writer-aviator 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


The Tramp in Hong Kong: Re-imaginations of Chaplin's Charlie

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five Hong Kong films with Charlie Chaplin-like characters, including the following one. Until Jan 15. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Laughing Time

John Woo Yu-sum's comedy about a homeless wanderer (Dean Shek Tin) who befriends a poor orphan and falls in love with a singer who he later has to save from the clutches of a slave trader (Karl Maka). In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 27, 2pm, Jan 14, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

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 while having to contend with the threats of assassination or arrest. Also starring Priyanka Chopra. In Hindi with English subtitles. 2-D version: Dec 27, 6.30pm, GH Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, HK$120-HK$180. Inquiries: 2366 7725