The Planner

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 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

Hatching, Dotting And Other Things

Works by Hong Kong-based Filipino artist Bobit Segismundo made by using the cross-hatching method and featuring touches of pointillism. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends Feb 7

Blessings - Enlightenment

Ink-and-colour paintings illuminated with gold by Sun Guangyi that are evocative of the Buddhist paintings at ancient sites such as Dunhuang. Tue-Sat, 9.30am- 6.30pm, Sun, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Feb 10

Art of Inspiration

Hu Hui's paintings of Chinese landscapes. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, G/F 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Feb 10

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


Works by Carol Lee Mei-kuen, Ken Matsubara, Lindy Lee, William Furniss and Xiao Lu that incorporate the forces of nature into their dynamic. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends Feb 28

Exhibition of Wut Man-chung's Works

Musical examples, manuscripts, photographs and other items pertaining to the musical journey of the late composer (1942-1992) of works such as Ambush on All Sides and Princess Ch'ang P'ing Fantasy Overture. Mon, Tue, Thu-Sun, 10am-9pm, Wed, 1pm-9pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2734 2927. Ends Mar 31

Performing Arts

Stick Man

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 26, 28, 3pm, Jan 27, 29, 10am, also Jan 27, 5pm, Jan 29, noon, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

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

Tribute to John Williams

Richard Kaufman presents (in English) and conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by John Williams such as Star Wars: Main Theme. Jan 27-28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Forward Bar

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 Supp?, 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 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

Kijima Taiko Japan 2012

The all-schoolgirl drumming team from North Shinshu, Japan, performs. Jan 29, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2811 3036

World of WearableArt

Hundreds of performers don wearable artworks created by designers from around the world in a multimedia show of dance, music and light originating from New Zealand. A HK Arts Festival programme. Jan 29, Feb 4-5, 3pm, also Jan 29-30, Feb 3-4, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$160-HK$350 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

A Meeting of Two Pianists

Pianists Shirley Lo and Jacqulene Leung play works by Poulenc, Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Chaminade, Grieg and Bizet-Greg Anderson; all profits from the concert go to the Peace International Foundation. Jan 29, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries:

The Hamburg Ballet

John Neumeier directs and choreographs the German ballet company's productions of: Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Jan 31, 7.30pm; and A Streetcar Named Desire, Feb 3-5, 7.30pm. A HK Arts Festival programme. All shows: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Piano Recital by Stefano Rover

The Italian pianist plays works by J.S. Bach-Busoni, Schubert and Chopin. Jan 31, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5624 4672

The Importance of Being Earnest

Rose Theatre Kingston performs Oscar Wilde's comedy about the antics of two young men who create false personae so they can escape their otherwise humdrum lives. A HK Arts Festival programme. In English with Chinese surtitles. Feb 2-5, 7.30pm, also Feb 4-5, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$50 (Feb 4-5 HK$180-HK$560) HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Bar City Happy 2012

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's musical about popular bars during the 1980s. In Cantonese. Feb 2-3, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2768 9768


The French Baroque ensemble performs: music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries, Feb 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, HK$140-HK$360; and Baroque music from the Kingdom of Naples, Feb 3, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$250 Urbtix. A HK Arts Festival programme. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Recital by Sam Kan 2012: A Journey Through Love Songs

Tenor Sam Kan, pianist Peter Yue, flautist Lam Wing-cheong and the Dolci Flutti Flute Choir perform works by composers including Schumann, Schubert and J.S. Bach. Feb 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9200 2008

The Best Wretches

Chasing Theatre's drama about a groom who asks three old schoolmates to be his groomsmen, only to belatedly discover they have changed a lot from their younger selves. In Cantonese. Feb 2-4, 8pm, also Feb 4-5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9708 7779

Good Music This Morning

HK Sinfonietta violinist James Cuddeford and oboeist Marrie Rose Kim play works by J.S. Bach and Tchaikovsky. Feb 3, 11am, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$70 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Wild Boar

Olivia Yan Wing-pui directs performances by a cast led by Wong Tze-wah of Candace Chong Mui-ngam's new play exploring how urbanites react when they are trapped like wild animals. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Feb 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 8pm, also Feb 5, 12, 19, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

With Love, William Shakespeare

Theatre Noir's production of Fong Chun-kit's comic musical revealing timeless parallels between Shakespeare's romantic world and modern trials of love. In Cantonese: Feb 3-4, 14, 8pm, also Feb 3, 3pm, Feb 12, 2.30pm, 5pm; in English: Feb 5, 2.30pm, 5pm, Feb 6, 10-11, 8pm, also Feb 11, 3pm. HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7818

From the Songstress Stage: Cantonese Operatic Songs and Spirit Music Concert

Fung Kwai-sum sings Nocturnal Tears over an Epistle and Chow Chung-nga sings The Return of the Swallow Lovers, Feb 4, 7.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100, HK$140; Tang Siu-wai sings Auspicious Signs and Cheung Yim-hung sings Heartbreaking Regret, Calamity Befalling Lovers in Weiyang Palace, Feb 19, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$180; and To Ho-wan sings Drifting Flowers and Yip Wai-fun sings The Spring River Flows East, Mar 1, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Music that Transcends Time and Space

Yip Wai-hong presents (in Cantonese) and Fan Tao guest conducts the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and pianist Xie Yaou performing works by Mozart and Joe Hisaishi. Feb 4, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160; and Feb 5, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Fortune Buddies Show

The TVB comedic trio performs. In Cantonese. Feb 4, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2335 9123


Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents an adapted for seven actors and set in the 1950s version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a tortured Danish prince who seeks revenge against his uncle for killing his father, taking the throne and marrying his mother. Starring Oliver Williams. In English. Feb 7-11, 7.30pm, also Feb 11, 3.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (Feb 7), HK$160 (members for Feb 8-11 shows), HK$200 (other days) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Lyon Opera Ballet

The French ballet troupe performs Concerto Barocco (choreographed by George Balanchine; music by J.S. Bach), Sarabande (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied; music by J.S. Bach), Grosse Fugue (choreographed by Maguy Marin; music by Beethoven) and This Part in Darkness (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied; music by David Lang). A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 9-11, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

June Lovers

Fifteen musicians and singers perform Angel Lam On-ki's new narrative music theatre work telling a lyrical love story through semi-staged scenes, songs and narration. Indy Lee Chun-leung directs, and Perry So Pak-hin conducts. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese and Putonghua with English scene synopsis. Feb 9-11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Nigel Kennedy Plays Bach/Fats Waller

The British-born violinist plays works by J.S. Bach and Fats Waller. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Open Dance: A Night of World Ethnic Dance

Daniel Yeung curates an outdoor ethnic dance showcase featuring performances of Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, a dance from Xinjiang and belly dancing. Feb 10, 7pm-8.30pm, main entrance, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2582 0273

A Tribute to Laosheng Master Ma Lianliang

The late grand master Ma (1901-1966)'s successors and stars from the Mei Lanfang Peking Opera Troupe perform: Orphan of the Zhao Family, Feb 10; excerpts of selected repertoires including Precious Carmine Clothes, Lotus Lantern, and Spring and Autumn Record, Feb 11; and 10 Veterans to Restore the Han, Feb 12. A HK Arts Festival programme. All shows: in Beijing dialect with Chinese surtitles and English scene synopses. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 2: Rendering

Ingrid Chan Tsz-yan, J. Den, Fung Yat-hei, Kwan Ming, Leung Chi-shing, Wyman Wat and Higgins Yuen Hei-kan perform composer Lesley Chan Ka-hei's three-act multimedia operetta based on the work of Chinese poet Xu Zhi-mo, Leung Yan-chiu, Li Wai-mei, Wyman Wat and Wong Tak-chiu perform composer Li Kar-yee's work involving a sensory journey with conflicting stimuli that highlight questions about reality versus illusion, and composer Julian Chan and choreographer Arthur Mak Pui-hang present a multimedia exploration of superstitions and conflicts through music, dance and projected images. Feb 10-11, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8950

Journey to Home

Kate Yeung Kei stars in and Lee Chun-chow directs Santayana Li's play about an 18-year old woman who goes to Taiwan to look for her estranged mother but comes to realise that what she truly seeks is a home. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese and Putonghua with English surtitles. Feb 10-13, 8.15pm, also Feb 11-12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430