Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am



Wilson Shieh Live in SoHo

Painter Wilson Shieh Ka-ho's new works created during a four-week artist residency at the gallery. Today, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG/F Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo, Central. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends today


Australian artist Geoff Todd's drawings of pole dancers. Today, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends today

All the Time in the World

Australian painter Tony Lloyd's works exploring 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

Toys Paradise

Exhibition of more than 1,000 locally-made toys produced over the past 60 years. Daily, 10am-7pm, HKDI Gallery, HK Design Institute, 3 King Ling Rd, Tseung Kwan O. Inquiries: 2732 3111. Ends Mar 19

Inside OutWorks by local painters Sim Chan and Vaan Ip that show their artistic reactions to cityscapes and urban living. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, Fabrik Gallery, Gallery 12, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2525 4911. Ends Mar 22


German artist Christina Kubisch uses an electromagnetic induction process to create her sound collages. Daily, noon-8pm, Study Area (M4312), L4 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of HK, 18 Tat Hong Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 3442 6553. Ends Mar 25

Fan Xiaoyan and Kwon Ki-soo

Futuristic sci-fi-style sculptures by Chinese artist Fan that envision a world in which human beings and machines merge into one entity, and hyper-surrealist virtual animation works by South Korean artist Kwon. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Opera Gallery, G2/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2810 1208. Ends Mar 25

My Bird and I

Vietnamese painter Dang Xuan Hoa's self-portraits that also feature his bird alter ego. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Mar 31

The Golden Stage - HK City Hall 50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

Exhibition reviewing and showcasing HK City Hall's influence on local performing arts since it opened 50 years ago. Daily, 10am-8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 2734 2927. Ends Apr 9

Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum

Exhibition of 170 artefacts on loan from the British Museum that looks at how depictions of animals and creatures might address questions 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


Welsh photographer Christian Knowles' works inspired by a book about the nomadic life of Australia's indigenous population. Daily, 9am-9pm, 3/F The Landmark, Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Apr 30

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art

Exhibition showing examples of cultural adaptations and collective responses to Buddhism in ancient and modern times, as well as individualised responses to Buddhism in contemporary artistic practice. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm (last Thu of the month, 11am-8pm), Asia Society Gallery, Asia Society HK Centre, HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$30 (members HK$15). Inquiries: 2103 9511. Ends May 20

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the close connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and the development of popular music in Hong Kong. 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 Jul 30

Performing Arts

Tearless Honour

Lester Chan Chit-man directs HK Movie and TV Theatrical Society's drama about a family's long journey in life that takes them from the mainland to Hong Kong through the Sino-Japanese war and the Pacific wars of the 1930s and 40s. In Cantonese. Today, 2.45pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

All in the Timing

Bravo Theatre performs a collection of one-act plays by American playwright David Ives, with timing as their common theme. In Cantonese. Today, Mar 17-18, 3pm, also Mar 15-18, 8pm, HK City Hall Theatre, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3712 1780

Father and Mother I Love U @ Family

Jumbo Kids Theatre's multiarts production about a rebellious girl who realises she cannot do without her parents after they suddenly disappear. In Cantonese. Today, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 3pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$100; and Mar 23-24, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, 3pm, Mar 25, 11am, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

Kina Grannis in Your Arms World Tour - Live in Hong Kong

The Japanese-American pop guitarist-singer-songwriter in concert. Today, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$268-HK$498 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: soulmannalive.com

Lady la Tiger - Queen of the Bitches

Jim Chim Sui-man directs and stars in PIP Theatre's satirical take on subjects including the status, family role and identity of women. In Cantonese. Until Mar 18, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$430 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Scenes of Taiwan

Chen Chung-shen conducts and plays the dizi and xiao in a concert with the Windpipe Chinese Ensemble. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8202 5357

Xiao Huang-Chi 2012 True Voice

The Taiwanese Mando-pop singer in concert. Today, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2715 3850

Duran Duran 'All You Need is Now' Tour - Live in Hong Kong

The English rock band in concert. Mar 14, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$588-HK$1,088 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

Sonic Anchor #1

American electronic music group Evidence and multimedia performance-installation artist Jonathan Lee Marcus perform Evidence's Losperus using small microphones, resonant objects, and common motorised devices to create a dense, evolving texture of amplified sound. Mar 14, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Dao Lang Live In Hong Kong

The Chinese Mando-pop singer in concert. Mar 14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Punchline Comedy Club

Irish comedians Ardal O'Hanlon, Karl Spain and Andrew Stanley perform. In English. Mar 15-17, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222


Edmond Lo Chi-sun and Kearen Pang Sau-wai direct and star in Chung Ying Theatre Company's comedy about two college friends who reunite just as one of them contemplates jumping off a bridge. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, Mr 21-24, Mar 28-31, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, Mar 24-25, Mar 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Yin Mei directs (with Jay Scheib) and choreographs the HK Dance Company's contemporary Chinese dance theatre work inspired by the 4,000-year-old city of Luoyang in which the form, style and movement of Chinese dance is filtered through the abstract aesthetic of Han dynasty terracotta figures and costumes. Mar 16-17, 7.45pm, Mar 18, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

Behzod Abduraimov Piano Recital

The Uzbek pianist plays works by composers including Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt. Mar 16, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3518 7290

Circus and Spectacles

Multimedia artist-composer Samson Young and German performance technologist Chris Ziegler (ZKM)'s musical-technological-mechanical spectacle deconstructing the notion of the virtuosic body in the performing arts through Italian composer Nicolo Paganini's Caprices; violinist William Lane also features. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 4.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Hamlet b.

On & On Theatre Workshop and Mobius Strip Theatre of Taiwan's production examines how cultural workers position themselves vis-?-vis today's globalised consumer society and is inspired by German playwright Heiner Mueller's The Hamletmachine. In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese surtitles. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 3.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

How to be a Star

Actors' Family's musical theatre production centring on an artist who dreams of becoming a star and the people the young hopeful meets. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, 8pm, also Mar 17-18, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325


Guangzhou's Er Gao Production dance theatre show featuring two works: Lucy Ho, inspired by the discovery of 47 bones of an ancient skeleton belonging to a hominid named Lucy by its excavators; and She is a Good Girl, a celebration of women. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Poetic Solitude

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts pianist Viktoria Postnikova and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2 (original version) and Manfred Symphony. Mar 16-17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Never Leave Yen-j Alone 2012 in Concert HK

The Taiwanese jazz-pop singer-songwriter (aka Yan Jue) performs. Mar 16, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2715 3850

Pipe Organ Concert

Organists Janssen Chong, Joshua Law, Teresa Young and Chiu Siu-ling perform works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Lemmens, Widor, Albright and Elgar. Mar 17, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Rabbit Hole

Fung Wai-hang directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play about a couple whose lives are turned upside down after their young son's accidental death. Starring Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 17-18, 20-24, 27-31, Apr 3-7, 7.45pm, also Mar 18, Mar 24-25, 31, Apr 7, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Diving in the Moment

HK Repertory Theatre and Taiwan's Mobius Strip Theatre production about a man, paralysed after a diving accident, who sees seven women appear by his bedside - only there's some uncertainty as to whether those are real visitors or hallucinations. In Cantonese. Mar 17-18, Mar 21-25, Mar 28-31, 8pm, also Mar 24, Mar 31, 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

Magic Power in Concert 2012

The Taiwanese band serve up Mando-pop. Mar 17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2715 3850

One Night Stand Again

Cheuk Wan-chi performs stand-up comedy. In Cantonese. Mar 17-19, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhbition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765


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 one. 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


Tso Kea's melodramatic adaptation of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts revolving around a fatherless man whose mother disapproves of the woman he falls for. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque

European Film Festival

Office of the European Union to HK and Macau presents a programme of 15 films from 15 countries, including the following three. Until Mar 14. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$80 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

The Baron

Edgar Pera's horror mystery drama about a school inspector (Marcos Barbosa) sent to a remote village in Portugal to investigate the suspicious activities of a teacher who, once there, is drawn into a local nobleman's mysterious world. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Today, 3.50pm, Palace IFC, Mar 13, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque

Sweet Rush

Andrzej Wajda's drama about a lovelorn doctor's wife (Krystyna Janda), whose two sons died during the second world war, who has an affair with a man half her age. In Polish with English subtitles. Today, 4.20pm, Broadway Cinematheque

Behind Blue Skies

Coming-of-age drama set in 1970s Sweden and centring on a 17-year-old male who gets caught up in one of the biggest scandals in Swedish crime history after meeting a playboy hotel manager while working at a restaurant one summer. In Swedish with English subtitles. Today, 5.50pm, Palace IFC

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 HD film. Ongoing. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$100 thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 6336 3595

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart with Camerata Salzburg

Concert film in which the German violinist and Austrian chamber orchestra play three violin concertos by 18th-century Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Today, 4pm, The Grand Cinema

The 17th ifva Festival

The HK Arts Centre presents a selection of independent short films and videos, including the following programme. Until Apr 4. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$60 Urbtix (specified screenings free). Inquiries: 2824 5329

The 17th ifva Jury Recommendation Programme 3

Six short films including: Hung Po-hao's My Graduation Travel, centring on a girl whose discovery of a package triggers a painful physical reaction and stirs her courage to face up to life's challenges (in Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles); and Wong Fei-pang's The Death Dog, a meditation on how no one can choose their parents (in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles). Today, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, free, registration required at ifva.com/register/jr

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high-definition film captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following film. Until Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; 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, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Glass' Satyagraha

HD film capture of the Metropolitan Opera's of New York's production of Philip Glass' opera that is loosely based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In Sanskrit with minimal English subtitles. Today, 8pm, Palace IFC, HK$180

Around Town

C3 in Hong Kong 2012

Japanese anime and manga consumer expo. Today, 11am-7pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$30. Inquiries: 2418 8881

Philosophy Cafe

Jean-Michel Garcia introduces and Chris Dyck moderates a philosophy discussion on who and what are behind the decisions you make in life. In English. Today, 7pm, Bookworm Cafe, 79 Yung Shue Wan Main St, Lamma, free. Inquiries: 9682 3617

From Mountain Inscriptions to Picture Stones: Some Forms of Visual Imagination in China

Columbia University art historian Robert Harrist Jnr lectures on sites in China named for their imagined resemblance to real or imaginary figures, creatures and more. In English. Mar 12, 4.30pm, NAB323 (Artist's Studio), New Academic Block, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Rd, Tuen Mun, free. Inquiries: 2616 7457

HK Artwalk 2012

Charity art event featuring participation by more than 60 art galleries located in Central, Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Sai Ying Pun, Happy Valley and Aberdeen; proceeds go to the Society for Community Organisation. Mar 14, 5pm-midnight, various locations, HK$450. Inquiries: hongkongartwalk.com

Edward Larson Lectures

Pepperdine University historian-lawyer Edward Larson recounts the gripping tale of the race in the early part of the 20th century to reach the geographic South Pole. In English. Mar 14, 7.30pm (reception and book signing, 6.30pm), HK Football Club, 3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley, HK$200 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$150). He also lectures on the quest for the magnetic South Pole by explorers including James Clark Ross and Ernest Shackleton. In English. Mar 15, 7.30pm (reception and book signing, 6.30pm), Regus, 35/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$150). The professor will also discuss the tradition of British polar trekking from Captain John Franklin's research of the Canadian Arctic to Captain Robert Scott's celebrated march to the Antarctic. In English. Mar 16, 7.30pm (reception and book signing, 6.30pm), LRC Club, 10 Old Peak Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$250 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$200). Inquiries: 2583 9700

Meet Man Asian Prize Finalists

Dinner with Asian authors Amitav Ghosh, Banana Yoshimoto, Jamil Ahmad, Jahnavi Barua, Rahul Bhattacharya, Shin Kyung-sook and Yan Lianke. In English. Mar 14, 7.30pm (reception, 7pm), Club Lusitano, 23/F, 16 Ice House St, Central, HK$600 (Friends of the HK International Literary Festival, HK$550), includes dinner, registration required. Inquiries: 2877 9797

HK Flower Show 2012

'Floral delights'-themed showcase of potted plants, floral arrangements and landscape displays by local, mainland and overseas participants. Mar 16-25, 9am-9pm, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, HK$14. Inquiries: 2601 8260

Oasis 10th Anniversary Party

Celebratory evening with dinner and dance performances by Hadia, the Oasis Dance Troupe, Oasis Dance Centre students and friends. Mar 17, 7pm, Full Moon Banquet Hall, 1/F Lei Mei House, Lai Chi Kok Rd, Cheung Sha Wan, HK$450, includes dinner. Inquiries: 2522 6698