The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 06 February, 2012, 12:00am



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, tracing the Chinese imperial examination system's development, demise and legacy. Today, 10am-6pm, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends today

The Wheel of Time: 100 Years of Light and Shadow

Exhibition on the development of Hong Kong cinema in relation to many significant social changes that the territory underwent from 1898 to 2010. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Mar 4

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

All the Time in the World

Australian painter Tony Lloyd's works that explore the relationship between natural and constructed worlds. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Mar 18

Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum

Exhibition of 170 artefacts on loan from the British Museum showing how depictions of animals and creatures address questions and ideas, such as how humans make sense of the world. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Apr 11

Virtuosity and Innovation: The Masterful Legacy of Lam Kar-sing

Exhibition featuring libretti, records, costumes, and audio and video clips of the eminent Cantonese opera figure that bear testimony to his artistic career and accomplishments. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 14

Performing Arts

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: Feb 6, 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

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 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. 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

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

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

The Wild Boar

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. Feb 7-12, 14-19, 8pm, also Feb 12, 19, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

June Lovers

Fifteen musicians and singers perform Angel Lam On-ki's new narrative music theatre work relating a love story through semi-staged scenes, songs and narration. 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

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 Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco 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. 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 highlight 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


HK Egyptian Film Festival

The Global Egyptian Film Festival society presents a programme of six Egyptian films, including the following one. Ends Feb 6. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75 Inquiries:


Ibrahim El-Batout's multi-subplot drama follows the journey of a prisoner released after five years of solitary confinement in order to fetch a sheath of important documents. In Arabic with English subtitles. Feb 6, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema.