Going Out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 January, 2012, 12:00am



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

The Lingering Image

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

Fantasy Islands

Works by nine Indonesian artists that demonstrate that fantasy is a 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

Knowledge ? Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty

Exhibition tracing the Chinese imperial examination system's development, demise and legacy. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Feb 6

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

Around 100 artefacts pertaining to Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's urban construction, 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 that characterise his paintings in the use of visual elements such as dots, lines and planes. 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

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 meets five people and comes across many unopened letters one Christmas night. With live musical performance by Juicy Ning. In Cantonese. Today, 2.30pm, 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. Today, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004


Austrian music group Vegetable Orchestra makes music using instruments made from fresh vegetables. Today, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, HK$140-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Scrooge - The Musical

HK Repertory Theatre's musical production 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. Today-tomorrow, Jan 4-7, 8pm, also tomorrow, Jan 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. Today-tomorrow, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2723 3667

HK Voices New Year Concert 2012

Grace Chiang conducts the chamber choir performing Victoria's Missa O Magnum Mysterium, J.S. Bach's Magnificat and Finzi's Magnificat. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@hkvoices.org

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

Scissor Sisters Live in Hong Kong

The New York disco pop group perform. Jan 5, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Chopin VS Ca II

The HK Dance Company performs an experimental dance theatre work choreographed by Ong Yong Lock that combines various dance styles including hip hop, modern dance and postmodern dance. Jan 6-8, 7.45pm, also Jan 7-8, 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

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lo King-man directs a Musica Viva production of Gaetano Donizetti's romantic opera about an emotionally fragile woman caught in a feud between her family and her lover's family. Lio Kuok-man conducts the HK Virtuosi in providing live musical accompaniment. In Italian with Chinese and English surtitles. Jan 6-7, 7.45pm, also Jan 7-8, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$630 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Liaisons

Fredric Mao Chun-fai directs his, Alan Mak Siu-fai's and Felix Chong Man-keung's contemporary music-theatre reimagination of Cantonese opera librettist Tong Tik-sang's The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, about a modern heroine who is inspired by the legend of a woman who is steadfast in her love for her man. Starring Tse Kwan-ho and Josie Ho Chiu-yee. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jan 6-8, Jan 10-14, 7.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8170 0662

Chinese Music Concerts

Chao Chin-chung's CCC & Music Friends presents a recital by qin player John Yiu and harmonica player Lee Chun-lok, Jan 6; and performances by dizi player Chao Chin-chung, erhu player Hung Sze-man and yangqin player Shiu Tsz-wai, Jan 7. Both concerts: 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120 (members HK$100) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


Francis Leung, Cai Ying, Gabbie Chan and Wu Xiaoou perform works choreographed by Leung and Cai in collaboration with multi-disciplinary performance artist Hoyingfung that make for exploratory exercises on the hidden aesthetics of Chinese dance. Jan 6-7, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160, HK$200 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Nothing is Whole Without Love

Whole Theatre's musical satirising the government's incompetencies and inadequacies, and local people's consequent disappointments. In Cantonese. Jan 6-9, Jan 11-15, 8pm, also Jan 7-8, Jan 14-15, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$240, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

Wang Fujian conducts the orchestra performing: a concert of Chinese classical music, Jan 6, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and a concert of Chinese ethnic music, Jan 7, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Little Snowman and Sunflower II

Make Friends With Puppet's puppet show that tells the story about how a sudden blizzard leads to a touching and genuine friendship between a little snowman and a sunflower. In Cantonese. Jan 6-7, 8pm, also Jan 7-8, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Words of Christ in the Music of Bach

Cellist Artem Konstantinov and the rest of the City Chamber Orchestra of HK plays J.S. Bach's Suites No 1, 2 and 3, Jan 6; and Suites No 4, 5 and 6, Jan 7. Both concerts: St Stephen's Chapel Stanley's Father Ciaran Kane reads words from the bible (in English). 8pm, St Stephen's Chapel Stanley, St Stephen's College, 22 Tung Tau Wan Rd, Stanley, HK$150. Bookings and inquiries: 2864 2156

The Legacy. Stories Retold

Sheng player Loo Sze-wang, pipa/zhongruan player Lam Tsan-tong, yangqin player Mung Mei-kwan, percussionist Eddy Tse Tsz-chung and zheng player Chiu Tan-ching perform works such as Phoenix in the Sky. Jan 7, 2.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$220. Sheng player Loo, pipa/zhongruan player Lam, yangqin player Mung, percussionist Tse, zheng player Chiu and erhu players Tse Chan-hung and Cheung Wai-fung, zhonghu player Wong Wing-shing and cellist Tang Chung-ho perform works including Swan Capriccio. Jan 20, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

AS006 - Asharpsingers Special Flight

Asharpsingers serve up Cantonese-language a cappella and beatbox versions of popular tunes. Jan 7-8, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9878 1983

Being Poon Chan-leung - Chanting in Silhouette

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's black box theatre production of his and Poon Chan-leung's work about Poon Chan-leung, a stage veteran of two decades, losing his ability to differentiate between his real life and on-stage personae. In Cantonese. Jan 7-8, Jan 10-14, Jan 16-17, 8pm, also Jan 8, Jan 14, 3pm, 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: 3103 5900

CNBLUE 2012 Asia Tour Concert Bluestorm In Hong Kong

The South Korean rock band performs. Jan 7-8, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$280-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2850 5825

HK City Chinese Orchestra

Zhao Xintai conducts erhu players Ching Sau-wing and Wan Hei-man, guzheng players Yu Hong and Ng Hiu-hung, dizi players Chan Chun-nin and Cheng Chawen, pipa player Lam Siu-king and the orchestra performing works such as Xu Jingxin and Chen Dawei's Flying Apsaras and Liu Tianhua's A Beautiful Night and Kwan Sing-yau's Rendezvous at Midnight. Jan 7, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Restored Treasures

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a continuing series of movies that have undergone restoration work, including the following film. Ongoing. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2901

Day for Night

Fran?ois Truffaut directs and stars (along with Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre L?aud) in his paean to cinema that takes the form of a romantic drama-comedy about a film director struggling to complete his movie while coping with personal and professional crises among the cast and crew. In French with English subtitles. Today, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive

Classical in Cinema

Music Art & Film Culture Promotion Association of HK presents a high-definition programme of classical music concerts and opera films and transmissions including the following satellite transmission. Ongoing. Cyberport outdoor cinema, Podium, L4, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Rd, Cyberport; GH Mongkok, G/F Grand Century Plaza, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; and UA iSquare, 7/F iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST, various prices HK Ticketing (for Cyberport outdoor cinema) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 6336 3595

New Year's Eve Concert Dresden 2011

High-definition satellite transmission of German TV's traditional New Year's Eve concert - the 2011 edition has Christian Thelemann conducting sopranos Angela Denoke and Anna Maria Labin, tenor Piotr Beczala and the Staatskapelle Dresden performing melodies from operettas by Franz Leh?r. Today, 8pm, Cyberport outdoor cinema, GH Mongkok, The Grand Cinema and UA iSquare, HK$200.

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent to explore an asteroid by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples on an asteroid 200 million kilometres away from earth. Starts today. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun (and public holidays), 11.10am, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jun 30

Around Town

Chrysanthemum Show

The Yuen Yuen Institute's annual display of chrysanthemums from the mainland. Today-Wed, 8am-6pm, the Yuen Yuen Institute, Lo Wai Rd, Lo Wai Village, Tsuen Wan, free. Inquiries: 2492 2220

The 46th HK Brands and Products Expo

Expo with 880 outdoor booths selling groceries, beauty and health-care products, household goods, food, beverages and more. Today, 11am-10pm, tomorrow, 11am-8pm, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, HK$10. Inquiries: 3421 2012

Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza

Chinese traditional dragon dance parade involving 88 dragons and 50 lions. Today, 2pm-5pm, from Chater Rd, Central, along Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, concluding at Southorn Playground, Wan Chai, free to watch. Inquiries: 5115 0306

The Wheel Party at West Kowloon

Local visual artists display movable creative art carts and wheeled artworks inspired by hawker carts to draw attention to Hong Kong social issues. Tomorrow, 1.30pm-3pm, from MTR Kowloon Station to West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, free to watch. Inquiries: 2390 9332

The Outlook for Asia Bankers in the Shadow of the Eurozone Crisis

Standard Chartered Asia CEO Jaspal Bindra discusses the year ahead for the banking industry, with a focus on Asian banking concerns. In English. Jan 5, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

The Rise of New Philanthropy: Blending Social and Market Values

L plus H Community Interest chairman Charles Chong, Lee Hysan Foundation executive secretary Louie Kin-sheun, Standing Committee of National People's Congress member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai and others speak at a symposium on philanthropy and values. In English. Jan 6, 9am-12.45pm, Council Chamber, 8/F Meng Wah Complex, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free, registration required. Inquiries: alantsl@hku.hk

Fotanian Open Studios 2012

More than 180 artists throw open their doors to allow visitors to go behind the scenes and explore their creative workspaces and view works at 50 area artist studios. Jan 7-8, Jan 14-15, 2pm-8pm, entry free. Information points: Fo Tan MTR station, exit B; and G/F Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21, Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6336 4120

The Idea of the 'Rural' - Placing Sound as Art 'Outside the Place'

Italy-based Interferenze New Arts Festival founding member-director Leandro Pisano and soundpocket founder-executive director Yeung Yang share their experiences in placing sound in creases and gaps found within urbanscapes. In English. Jan 7, 3.30pm, Lawn, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, free, registration required. Inquiries: 6015 4224

Curatorial Process and the One World Exposition

One World Exposition co-curator Isaac Leung discusses (in conversation with Diorama Projections founder Davina Lee) the curatorial process surrounding the new platform for media art. In English. Jan 7, 6.30pm (reception after the talk), Spring Workshop, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, free. Inquiries: info@dioramaprojects.org

World HK Luminous Dragon Dance and Lion Dance Championships 2012

Lion dance semi-finals: Jan 7, 1pm-5pm. Luminous dragon dance competition: Jan 7, 7pm-10pm. Lion dance finals: Jan 8, 7pm-10.30pm. All events: HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$10-HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2504 8164