The Year of the Dragon: Chinese Palatial Treasures Exhibition
Imperial Chinese artefacts dating from the Tang dynasty to late Qing dynasty. Daily, Star Atrium, L1 Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon St, Diamond Hill. Inquiries: 2118 8821. Ends Wed
Season's Greetings and Happy Tet
Paintings by Vietnamese, Indonesian and Chinese artists including Lim Khim Katy and Putu Sutawijaya. Daily, 10am-6.30pm, Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Sat
David Chan's dragon-themed installation work and calligraphy. Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, L2, Harbour City, TST; and Seaview Balcony, Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8697. Ends Jan 29
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
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. Today, 1pm-5pm, Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat and other Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Feb 1
Knowledge - Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty
Exhibition with more than 100 sets of artefacts from the collections of the Shanghai Jiading Museum, which traces the Chinese imperial examination system's development, demise and legacy. Today, 10am-5pm, Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm; other Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Feb 6
Exhibition showcasing the works of local designers, film art directors, fashion photographers and illustrators. Today, 10am-5pm, Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, other Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Mar 12
In Search of the Ideal Nation: Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution
Around 100 artefacts drawn from the collections of the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the HK Museum of History about 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 that he and his followers brought about. Today, 10am-5pm, Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, other Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28
Artistic Inclusion of the East and West: Apprentice to Master
Exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century Chinese export paintings that look at the role Western art traditions play in their artistic creation through a display of export paintings alongside works by Western artists. Today, 10am-5pm, Mon-Wed, Fri, other 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 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: 25691500. Ends Jun 20
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a play adapted by Sally Cookson from Michael Rosen's picture book about a family's romp through sweeping landscapes in search of a bear. In English. Jan 22, 25, 10am, noon, also Jan 24, 3pm, 5pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a musical theatre show based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr about a girl called Sophie, her mother and a tiger who interrupts their afternoon tea. In English. Jan 22, 3pm, 5pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150
West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre
The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese opera productions including: The Marshal's Marriage, Two Heroic Families and Princess Chang Ping, Jan 22, 2.30pm; The Fair Couples Welcome the New Year, Jan 22, 7pm; and The Sassy Princess and Her Blunt Husband, Jan 23, 7pm. In Cantonese with Chinese surtitles, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, West Kowloon Cultural District, HK$10, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2200 0093
ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a musical theatre adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's story about a stick man who, after being mistaken for a stick by a dog and embarking on a series of adventures, wonders if he will ever be able to return home to his family. In English. Jan 25, 27, 29, 10am, also Jan 25, 29, noon, Jan 26, 28, 3pm, Jan 27, 5pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150
HK Wind Kamerata Meets Margaret Lynn
The wind chamber ensemble and pianist Lynn play works by Donizetti, Perkins, Victor Chan, Triebensee and Jacob. Jan 25, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$200, Urbtix. Inquiries: 9498 4554
Yuck Live in HK
The British indie rock band performs; The Yours supports. Jan 26, 7.30pm, Hang Out, 1/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, HK$320 (advance), HK$360 (door). Inquiries: 2591 0499
Bigap - Dragon Ma and Phoenix Son
Chuang Dian Theatre's drama about two youngsters who learn how to communicate with their elders. In Cantonese. Jan 27-28, 8pm; also Jan 28-29, 3pm; Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$128 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5171 0963
Open Quotation Mark Theatre's drama about a man with a girlfriend who discovers the true meaning of love in a gay bar. In Cantonese. Jan 28-29, 3pm, also Jan 28, 8pm, Jan 29, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6178 2508
Cantonese Opera Stars Extravaganza
The Cantonese Opera Advancement Association presents performances of Cantonese opera excerpts Taming of the Princess, Hints on 18 Miles Home, Twin-Spear Lu Wenlong, The General and His Beauty, Retreat of Hero and Heroine, The Moon Pavilion and Red Silk Shoes and The Murder. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jan 28, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$80-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2691 2937
London's Sonorous Viola
Choi Ho-man conducts British violist Paul Silverthorne and the Pro Arte Orchestra of HK performing works by von Suppe, Hoffmeister, Paganini and Rachmaninov. Jan 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2143 3671
Edmond Leung 2012 Big Man Concert
Canto-pop singer-songwriter-actor Edmond Leong Hon-man performs. Jan 28-29, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2996 3988
Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World
Omnimax film exploring the reign of giant marine reptiles in the world's oceans during the Mesozoic Era. English shows Sat-Sun (besides today), 8.30pm; otherwise In Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Today, 1.30pm. From Jan 25: Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Feb 29
Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France
Omnimax film about the cyclists who take part in the demanding multi-stage race that is over 3,400 kilometres in length. English shows: Mon (except Jan 23), Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Today, 3.50pm. From Jan 25: Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends April 30
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. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Today, 2.40pm. From Jan 25: Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun, 11.10am, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jun 30
M+ Bamboo Cinema
M+, the new Museum of Visual Culture in HK, presents the following outdoor screening programme of five Hong Kong films with Cantonese opera associations. Jan 24. West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, West Kowloon Cultural District, free. Inquiries: 2200 0103
Princess Chang Ping
John Woo Yu-sum's Cantonese opera version of the Chinese legend about the against-the-odds love affair between a Ming dynasty princess and a scholar. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Jan 24, 2pm, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre.
Let It Be
Rex Ng Kwok-leung's 2004 experimental short film cuts and weaves into various storylines involving the fate of Cantonese opera luminaries Yam Kim-fai and Pak Suet-sin's fictional characters and the fate of Hong Kong in 2003 after Sars. In Cantonese. Jan 24, 4pm, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre.
The Spooky BunchAnn Hui On-wah's supernatural comedy about a Cantonese Opera troupe invited to perform on Cheung Chau who gets mixed up with a platoon of ghost soldiers seeking revenge. Starring Josephine Siao Fong-fong. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Jan 24, 4.45pm, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre.
The Sorrowful Lute
Tso Kea's adaptation of Charles Vidor's Love Me or Leave Me about a Chinese opera aficionado yearning for stardom who attempts to exploit a triad boss' fascination with her only to find herself unable to escape his obsessive control. In Cantonese. Jan 24, 6.45pm, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre.
The Dutiful Daughter Zhu Zhu
Melodrama showcasing Connie Chan Po-chu as a teenage show girl who struggles to achieve her dream of becoming a Cantonese opera actress. In Cantonese. Jan 24, 8.45pm, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre.
Remembering Ricky Hui (1946-2011)
The HK Film Archive presents a programme of four films featuring the late comedian-actor-singer Ricky Hui Koon-Ying, including the following film. Until Jan 27. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139
Haunted Cop Shop
Jeff Lau Chun-wai's ghost comedy revolving around a pair of bumbling policemen (Ricky Hui Koon-ying and Jacky Cheung Hok-yau) who find themselves upholding law and disorder in a zany world of twisted urbanity. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jan 27, 11am, HK Film Archive.
The Weird, the Strange, the Beautiful
The Goethe Institut presents a programme of five German films about 'being beautifully different', including this one. Until Mar 9. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2802 0088
I've Never Been Happier
Drama centring on a man with a passion for assuming false identities, who is undeterred from impersonating another man after a stint in prison in his bid to free a woman from a brothel. Alexander Adolph directs. In German with English subtitles. Jan 27, 8pm, HK Film Archive.
Celebrating Lunar New Year
The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five Lunar New Year films from the 1960s to late 1980s, including the following two films. Jan 28-Feb 5. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139
Chan Pei's 1964 period musical comedy about a crown prince (Lam Kar-sing) who, bored by his assigned fianc?e cousin, goes in search of a talented princess on a white horse. In Cantonese. Jan 28, 2pm, Feb 5, 5pm, HK Film Archive.
Hire a Husband
Lo Yu-kei's 1965 comedy about a nerdy writer (Cheung Ying-choi) who agrees to help out his neighbour (Nam Hung) by pretending to be her husband so that she can be the sole heiress of her billionaire tycoon father's fortunes. In Cantonese. Jan 28, 4.30pm, Feb 5, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.
The Inspired Island: Ports of Mists Documentary about Taiwanese poet Zheng Chou-yu that makes use of his words, as well as imagery and music, to evoke a vibrant era of poetry. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Jan 28, 2pm; Mar 29, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55, and Feb 1, 8pm, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002
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 two films. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 www.cinema.com.hk; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900
City on Fire
Chow Yun-fat stars in Ringo Lam Ling-tung's crime drama exploration of an ethical struggle an undercover policeman undergoes when he gets too close to his prey. Also starring Danny Lee Sau-yin, Sun Yue and Carrie Ng Ka-lai. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jan 28, 7pm, Feb 1, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.
Let's be Happy (aka The Quarrelsome Couple)
Comedy revolving around a pair of good buddies (Patrick Tse Yin and Woo Fung), one rich monetarily and the other rich in experience, and the women (Nam Hung and Patsy Kar Ling) they lose their hearts to. In Cantonese. Jan 28, 9.30pm, HK Film Archive.
Tintin Exhibition Zone
Exhibition of works and themed decorations inspired by Belgian cartoonist Herg?'s books on the adventures of boy reporter Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy. Until Feb 29: Daily 10am-10pm, Elements, Austin Rd West, Kowloon, free. Inquiries: 2735 5234
Lunar New Year Flower Markets 2012
Festive markets with stalls selling flowers and lots more at 14 parks and playgrounds around Hong Kong, including Victoria Park, Causeway Bay and Fa Hui Park, Mong Kok. Jan 22, noon-early hours Jan 23, free entry. Inquiries: 2879 5706 (Victoria Park), 2309 2086 (Kowloon district) and 3183 9190 (New Territories district)
Enter The Dragon with Dash Berlin
Netherlands-born DJ Jeffrey Sutorius spins trance at a festive dance party. Jan 22, 9pm, The Great Room, W HK, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon Station, HK$480, HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9027 9115
HK Well-wishing Festival
Make your wishes for the Year of the Dragon at the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees. Jan 23-Feb 6: Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), 9am-10pm, Lam Tsuen Wishing Square, Lam Tsuen, Fong Ma Po, Tai Po, free admission to venue (fees for some associated programmes). Inquiries: 2638 8026
International Chinese New Year Parade
Festive parade of decorated and lit floats accompanied by international and local performing arts groups including Chinese Shaolin kung fu practitioners, a comic band from Italy, and traditional dragon and lion dancers from Hong Kong. Jan 23, 8pm-9.30pm, starting from HK Cultural Centre Piazza, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, proceeding along Canton, Haiphong, Nathan and Salisbury Roads, and ending at Sheraton HK Hotel and Towers, 20 Nathan Rd, TST, free to watch. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunar New Year Fireworks Display 2012
Pyrotechnic display to usher in the Year of the Dragon. Jan 24, 8pm (for approximately 23 minutes), Victoria Harbour between Central and TST, free to watch. Inquiries: 2591 1340
Play in a Day
Erin McHugh leads Faust International Youth Theatre's team of workshop participants aged 8-12 years in starting from scratch to create a production of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island within a single day. In English. Jan 28, 10am-5.30pm, The Faust Black Box, 5/F Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359-361 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$890 (members HK$790), booking required. Inquiries: 2547 9114