Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 February, 2012, 12:00am



Revitalising the Glorious Tradition: The Retrospective Exhibition of Pan Tianshou's Art

Landscape paintings, flower and bird paintings, and calligraphy by the late Chinese artist-educator (1897-1971). Today, 10am-6pm, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends today

Wu Xing: Five Elements

Nepali artist Jyoti Duwadi's site-specific multimedia installation on where nature and culture merge. Today, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends today

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. Today, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Tue-Fri, 9.30am-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Fri

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

Affection in the Chinese Opera World

Olivia Cheng Man-nga's photographs printed on traditional rice paper of Chinese opera productions and performances. Daily, 10am-10pm, Exhibition Area, Cyberport 3. Inquiries: 3166 3111. Ends Feb 29

Wilson Shieh Live in SoHo

Painter Wilson Shieh Ka-ho's four-week artist residency project during which people are invited to experience with him the creation of a new body of work that, upon completion, will be exhibited in the same art space. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG/F Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Mar 11

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, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jun 30

Performing Arts

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 but, in so doing, get caught up in complicated romantic entanglements. A HK Arts Festival programme. In English with Chinese surtitles. Today, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$560 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

With Love, William Shakespeare

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

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 over the years. In Cantonese. Today, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9708 7779

The Wild Boar

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

World of WearableArt

Performers don wearable artworks created by designers from around the world in a multimedia show of dance, music and light. A HK Arts Festival programme. Today, 3pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$160-HK$350 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Hamburg Ballet

John Neumeier directs and choreographs the German ballet company's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. A HK Arts FestivalK programme. Today, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Good Music This Lunch

HK Sinfonietta musicians including violinists Le Hoai-nam, Pang Hiu-wan, Tsai Loo and Eiko Hosaka play works by Mozart and Grieg. Feb 7, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents an 80-minute, adapted for seven actors and a set in the 1950s version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Danish prince who seeks revenge against his uncle for killing his father, taking the throne and marrying his mother. 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

HKU Music Department's 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Pianist Mary Wu Mei-loc, violinist James Cuddeford, percussionist Almond Yeung Kwun-man, taikoo drummers Ryo Shimamoto and Carrie Carter, the HKU Balinese Gamelan and HKU Percussion Ensemble play works by composers including Ryo Shimamoto, Claude Debussy and Daniel Lo Ting-cheung. Feb 8, 7.30pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Main Campus, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

June Lovers

Fifteen musicians and singers perform Angel Lam On-ki's new narrative music theatre work that tells 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 German Baroque composer J.S. Bach and American jazz musician-composer 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

Concert YY

Canto-pop concert series with different guests such as Canto-pop singers Denise Ho Wan-see, Joey Yung Cho-yee, Sammi Cheng Sau-man and Anthony Wong Yiu-ming on different nights, singing songs with lyrics by Wyman Wong Wai-man. Feb 9-14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Open Dance: A Night of World Ethnic Dance

Daniel Yeung curates an outdoor ethnic dance showcase featuring performances of Argentinian 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 Lotus Lantern, and Spring and Autumn Record, Feb 11; and 10 Veterans to Restore the Han, Feb 12. A HK Arts Festival programme. 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

Mika Singh Live in Concert

The Indian pop singer-rapper performs. Feb 10, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 10 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$1,000. Inquiries: 2366 7725

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 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 that highlights questions about reality versus illusion, and composer Julian Chan and choreographer Arthur Mak Pui-hang present a multimedia exploration of superstitions and conflicts. 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 a young 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


Media Asia Entertainment presents Edward Lam Yick-wah, Wong Wing-sze, Yuri Ng Yue-lit and Harris Ho's drama whose story begins from the last chapter of The Dream of the Red Chamber, with Jia Baoyu revisiting his own fate. In Putonghua and Cantonese. Feb 11-12, Feb 18-19, 2.30pm, also Feb 15-19, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Paik Kun-woo Plays Ravel

The South Korean pianist plays the complete piano works of French composer Maurice Ravel. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 11, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Vaccines

The English indie rock band in concert. Feb 11, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$390 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: www.untitled.asia

China Folk Rock

Chinese folk rockers including blind singer Zhou Yunpeng and members of the band Wild Children (Zhang Quan and Zhang Weiwei) perform. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 11-12, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$280 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

An Enchanted Evening with Kit Chan and Chiu Tsang-hei featuring the HK Citypops

Singaporean Mando-pop singer Chan and Canto-pop musician-composer Chiu in concert. Feb 11-12, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2838 8569


Dance on Screen 2

The HK Arts Festival presents a programme of three dance documentaries, including the following two films. Ends today. Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2824 2430


Documentary showing French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot crafting, with some visual artists, a contemporary dance work for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo that takes the form of seven contemporary musical 'miniatures' reflecting seven universes. No dialogue. Today, 2pm, Palace IFC

Zero Degrees

Documentary in which British-Bangladeshi dance choreographer Akram Khan and Belgian dance choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui explore the borders between countries and cultures, identity and the self, and life and death. In English. Today, 3.25pm, Palace IFC

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


Jean-Luc Godard's drama about a scriptwriter (Michel Piccoli) striving to make sense of his life while working on a rewrite of Homer's The Odyssey that is due to be turned into a film by an American producer and an European auteur with a disillusioned wife. In French and English with English subtitles. Today, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high definition screenings of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Until Jul 8. Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180. Also AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK$220; and HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2880 9555


The Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of part three of Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. In German with English subtitles. Today, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, Feb 19, 5.50pm, AMC Pacific Place.

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 two HD films. 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

Krystian Zimerman plays Beethoven with the Vienna Philharmonic

Film of a concert in which Leonard Bernstein conducts the Polish pianist and the Austrian orchestra playing piano concertos composed by Beethoven. Today, 4pm, The Grand Cinema, HK$100

Barenboim plays The Chopin Piano Concertos

Outdoor screening of a film of a concert at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen during which pianist-maestro Daniel Barenboim turns over the conducting reins to Andris Nelsons to perform works by Chopin with the Staatskapelle Berlin. Nelsons also conducts the orchestra performing Haydn's Symphony in E Minor, Mourning. Today, 7pm, Cyberport outdoor cinema, HK$130, HK$190

Celebrating Chinese New Year

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five Chinese New Year films from the 1960s to late 1980s, including the following two films. Ends today. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Prince's Lovers

Chan Pei's 1964 period musical comedy about a crown prince (Lam Kar-sing) who, bored by his assigned fiancee cousin, goes in search of a talented princess on a white horse. In Cantonese. Today, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

Hire a Husband

Lo Yu-kei's 1965 comedy about a writer (Cheung Ying-choi) who agrees to help his kindhearted neighbour (Nam Hung) by pretending to be her husband so that she can become the sole heiress of her billionaire tycoon father's fortune. In Cantonese. Today, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive

HK Egyptian Film Festival

The Global Egyptian Film Festival society presents a programme of six Egyptian films, including the following one. Ends tomorrow. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75 thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: facebook.com/globaleff

A Citizen, a Detective and a Thief

Comedy-drama about a writer who unwittingly triggers an elaborate chain of events when he visits police headquarters to report his car has been stolen. Starring Khaled Abol Naga, Salah Abdallah and Shabaan Abdel Rehim. In Arabic with English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema

Around Town

DB Farmers' Market Bazaar with stalls selling local produce, homemade breads, fresh local yogurt, organic skin products as well as live music and story-telling for children. Today, 10am-2pm, North Plaza, Discovery Bay, free entry. Inquiries: 3651 2345

Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals 2012

New Territories East Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival, featuring lantern installations, demonstrations of folk craft and performances of Chinese ethnic songs and dances, today, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Tseung Kwan O Po Tsui Park, Yuk Nga Lane, Tseung Kwan O, free entry. Urban Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival, with lantern installations, Chinese folk art and performances of songs, dances and Cantonese opera, tomorrow, 7.30pm-10.30pm, HK Cultural Centre Piazza, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free entry. Inquiries: 2591 1340

Intelligence Squared Asia Debate

Historian Edward Luttwak and Geneva School of Diplomacy professor Zhang Weiwei speak for the motion 'Let the Bad Guys Be: Foreign Intervention Does More Harm than Good', Legislative Council member-HK Democratic Party vice-chair Emily Lau Wai-hing and India Today editorial director M.J. Akbar speak against it, and television presenter Deborah Kan moderates. In English. Tomorrow, 6.30pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6209 7957

Megalopolis: Challenges for Composers and Musicians in a Globalised World

HK Composers' Guild member Joshua Chan, Academy of Music Cologne professor Johannes Sch?llhorn, HKU Space Centre for Creative and Performing Arts professor Chan Wing-wah, the International Ensemble Modern Academy's Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne and Dietmar Wiesner, and local composer Daniel Lo Ting-cheung take part in an Inter-Tertiary Young Composers Platform round-table discussion. In English. Tomorrow, 7pm, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 28020088

Epicentre: Hong Kong

Geologist-civil engineer-novelist Ian McFeat-Smith discusses his novel about an impetuous young geologist who discovers the horrible truth about an imminent threat to Hong Kong's highly vulnerable infrastructure and community. In English. Feb 8, 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