Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 April, 2012, 12:00am



Earth Techling

Artworks created from e-waste by HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity students. Daily, 4pm-8.30pm, Mong Kok Computer Centre, 49-69 Fa Yuen St and 8-8A Nelson St, Mong Kok. Inquiries: 2339 7948. Ends Tue

Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum

Exhibition of 170 artefacts from the British Museum that looks at how depictions of animals and creatures address questions such as how humans make sense of the world. Today-Wed (including public holidays), 10am-6pm, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Wed


Works by South Korean painters Lim Sung-soo, Kim Bom, Kwon Soon-young and Park Soo-hyung that reveal their views of the world. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), noon-6pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends Sat

Not Reconciled: Video Art from Thailand

Four video works by Thai artists Arin Rungjang, Chatchai Suban and Taiki Sakpisit that convey personal, family and national histories. Daily (including public holidays), 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Apr 19

London 2012 - Olympic Posters Exhibition

Twelve prints by 12 British artists (including Michael Craig-Martin, Chris Ofili and Bridget Riley) commissioned to create iconic images to celebrate and commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games. Daily, 9am-10pm, Exhibition Gallery, L3, Core C, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Rd, Cyberport. Inquiries: 2913 5100. Ends Apr 19

To the Last Man: Canadian Troops in the Battle of Hong Kong

Exhibition about the gallantry displayed during the second world war by 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 (including public holidays), 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jun 20

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the close connection between the career of the Canto-pop star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 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

The Little Big Club Live in Concert

Purple dinosaur Barney and his buddies, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and others sing and dance. In English. Apr 8-9, 11am, 2pm, also Apr 8, 5pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$100-HK$500 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482

All Fools

Ng Ka-leung directs and stars in Chung Ying Theatre's production about a group of people living in a small room whose souls are awakened and smell freedom after a piece of concrete breaks off and a crack emerges in a wall. In Cantonese. Apr 8, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

HK Distinguished Piano Teachers and Students Recital

Karl Lo Studio for Piano Performance and Research presents Briony Chow, Chloe Chan, Cindy Tsang and 10 other pianists playing works by such as Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert. Apr 8, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$90, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9816 3106

Mr Diva's Masterclass

Pichead Amornsomboon stars in Pichead on Stage's cabaret-style show about the steps that go into the making of a diva. In Cantonese. Apr 8, 3pm, also 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5345 2719

Women in Red

Mo Studio presents a drama about the challenges women face at different ages. In Cantonese. Apr 8, 3pm, also 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755

The Cranberries Live in HK 2012

The Irish rock band in concert. Apr 8, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$580-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2866 6622

The Firebird

British puppet company International Purves Puppets' production blends traditional puppetry and modern animation for a Russian folktale about a firebird that fights a wicked wizard. In Cantonese. Apr 8, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

An Evening of All-Time Symphonic Classics

Choi Ho-man conducts the Pro Arte Orchestra of HK, alumni, fellows and friends performing works including Brahms' Hungarian Dance No 5 and Pachelbel's Canon in D. Apr 9, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2143 3671

Aristo Sham Piano Recital

The local pianist plays works by Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin and Ravel. Apr 9, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200, HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3150 6032

Brahms and Dvorak

Carmen Koon conducts soprano Amanda Li Wai-yin, baritone Sammy Chien Sum-ming, the HK Oratorio Society, Chinese University of HK's Chung Chi Choir, HK Voices and HK Strings performing Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Dvorak's Te Deum. Apr 9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2366 9928

Pierrot Lunaire, 100 Years On

Paul Zukofsky conducts the HK New Music Ensemble performing works by Schoenberg, Webern and Berg. Apr 11, 7.30pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

A Nerd's Melody

William Lam Tsz-hang stars in Main Load Theatre's stand-up comedy show about a sweet-talking guy who is a perennial loser in love. In Cantonese. Apr 11-14, 7.45pm, also Apr 14, 2.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$140) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

On Golden Pond

Chung King-fai and Louise Lee star in HK Federation of Drama Societies' production of Ernest Thompson's drama about a retired professor and his life-long partner who are visited one summer at their lakeside holiday home by relatives, including the son of their daughter's boyfriend. In Cantonese. Apr 11-15, 7.45pm, also Apr 14, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2353 0880


Canadian arts company Les 7 Doigts de la Main perform a circus show about the murky underworld of the human psyche, travelling through the dreams, visions and memories of various characters. Apr 12-13, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$320; and Apr 15, 4pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Right Here Waiting Musical

Legend Infinity's musical about two lovers who meet at Bride's Pool and discover that the romantic scenic spot in the New Territories is a gateway to the past. In Cantonese. Apr 12-15, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3749 9941

Farewell to Edo - Dream Harmonies

Edo de Waart conducts violist Andrew Ling, cellist Richard Bamping and the rest of the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Richard Strauss' Don Quixote and John Adams' Harmonielehre. Apr 13-14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Fat Pig

Bravo Theatre's adaptation of Neil LaBute's comedy about a man who falls for a woman his workmates do not approve of. In Cantonese. Apr 13-14, 20-22, 8pm, also Apr 14-15, 22, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3172 1780

The Cat and The Solitary Man

Theatre Dojo's drama revolving around a man and the stray cat he adopted years ago. In Cantonese. Apr 13-14, 8pm, also Apr 14-15, 3pm, Apr 15, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180, HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5300 1171

Sam Hui Concert 2012

Canto-pop singer-actor Sam Hui Koon-kit in concert. Apr 13-16, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

Pipe Organ Concert - Svyati Duo

Cellist Rebecca Hewes and organist Julian Collings play works by G?rdonyi, Buxtehude, Jongen, Rheinbeger, Karg-Elert, Webber and Genzmer. Apr 14, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Concerts by HK Music Lover Chinese Orchestra

Wai Sing-fat conducts the orchestra performing works including Law Wai-lun's Seagulls Flying Above the Foaming Waves and Ma Shenglong and Gu Guanren's Song of Fishermen in the East Sea; Tang Wing-hong hosts and narrates (in Cantonese), and puppeteer-magician Santa Jim also features. Apr 14, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan, Sai Wan Ho; Apr 21, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; and Apr 28, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po. All shows: HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Daishin Kashimoto Plays Brahms

Yip Wing-sie conducts Japanese violinist Kashimoto, soprano Yuki Ip, baritone Albert Lim, the HK Sinfonietta, HK Young People's Chorus, HK Voices and Die Konzertisten performing Debussy-Ravel's Danse (Tarentelle Styrienne), Brahms' Violin Concerto in D and Faure's Requiem. A Le French May programme. Apr 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Groove 2012

E-side Dance Company presents contemporary works choreographed by Mandy Leung. Apr 14, 8pm, Apr 15, 4pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351


The White Ribbon

Michael Haneke explores the roots of 20th-century fundamentalism in a black-and-white drama set in a seemingly serene German village in 1913. In German and Italian with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 8, 11.30am, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

36th HK International Film Festival

HK International Film Festival Society presents 283 films from 50 territories, including the following 10 films. Until Apr 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST HK$40-HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: hkiff.org.hk

The Story of Film: An Odyssey IV

Episodes 10-12 of Mark Cousins' 15-part series on the history of cinematic innovation. In English. Apr 8, 12.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Third Dead Angle

Drama centring on a loyal employee at a large shipbuilding company assigned to investigate the leakage of industrial secrets. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 2pm, HK Space Museum.

Monsieur Lazhar

Philippe Falardeau's drama about a well-meaning Algerian immigrant hired to replace a recently deceased teacher in a French school. In French with English subtitles. Apr 8, 3pm, HK Science Museum.

Almanya: Welcome to Germany

Yasemin Samdereli's feel-good comedy about three generations of a Turkish family living in Germany. In German and Turkish with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 8, 5pm, HK Arts Centre.

Days After n Coming

Lo Chun-yip's documentary about protests against the high-speed railway link, the demolition of Tsoi Yuen Village and the 2011-12 budget. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 5pm, HK Science Museum.

Our Doctor, Our Chief

Yuzo Kawashima's drama about a young doctor in a working class Tokyo tenement who faces an uncertain future after another doctor reveals plans to build a hospital in the area. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 5.15pm, HK Space Museum.

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Drama revolving around an ambitious businessman whose big dreams are threatened after he gets romantically entangled with women, including his investor's wife. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 7.15pm, HK Space Museum.

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Documentary looking at the case of three teenagers convicted of killing three boys in Arkansas who spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released after new DNA evidence came to light. In English. Apr 8, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

The Oppressed Students

Shinsuke Ogawa's documentary about the student uprising at the Takasaki City University of Economics, that was a precursor to the nationwide student protests in Japan in the late 1960s. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 9.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

Burden of Love

Yuzo Kawashima's 1955 satire of a family that keeps having children, even though the patriarch is a government official promoting birth control. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 9.40pm, HK Space Museum.

The Strange Case of Hong Kong Amoy Cinema

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 14 Amoy-dialect films produced in Hong Kong, including the following film. Until May 27. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Advertisement Beauty

Chong Sit-fong stars in this 1969 comedy about a woman who romances a handsome young man, locks horns with a stubborn father and handles dirty-minded businessmen on her way to becoming a model. In Amoy dialect with Chinese subtitles. Apr 8, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

The Classics of The Royal Opera House Season II

MCL Cinema presents a programme of four operas and ballets from the Royal Opera House screened in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, including the following one. Until May 13. MCL Kornhill Cinema, 4/F, Kornhill Plaza South, 2 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay; MCL Telford Cinema, Telford Gardens, 33 Wai Yip St, Kowloon Bay; Star Cinema, 1/F PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O; and The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$110 mclcinema.com. Inquiries: 2418 8841


Film of the Royal Opera's production of Giacomo Puccini's tragic opera revolving around a singer, her lover and a corrupt police chief. In Italian with English subtitles. Apr 8, 29, May 12, 4pm, The Grand Cinema, Apr 15, 4pm, MCL Kornhill Cinema, Apr 22, 7.30pm, MCL Telford Cinema, May 6, 7.30pm, Star Cinema.

Around Town

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

International showcase of architectural, design and art works; associated activities including art performances and workshops. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Thu, HK Heritage Discovery Centre and Kowloon Park, TST, free. Inquiries: 2805 7335. Ends Apr 23

Rainbow Gala 9

Manga and cosplay convention featuring costumed performances and product sales. Apr 8, noon-8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$28, HK$75. Inquiries: rainbow-gala.com

Tin Hau's Birthday Celebrations

Activities commemorating the birth of the Taoist Goddess of the Sea that include: ceremonial procession, Apr 8, 1.45pm-3.45pm, from Tin Hau Temple Fung Shui Square, Tai Po Old Market, Tai Po, to Kwong Fuk Rd, Taipo, free to watch; and a boat parade involving 40 decorated fishing boats and the Duk Ling, Apr 13, 11.30am-2.30pm, from Kowloon Bay to Joss House Bay, Sai Kung, free to watch. Inquiries: 2508 1234

Philosophy Cafe

Alan Taylor introduces and Paul Stables moderates a discussion on 'What is reality (and how can we know it)?' In English. Apr 10, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 3411 7289

Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going

M+ executive director Lars Nittve talks about the plans for and directions of the museum of visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District. In English with Cantonese and Putonghua interpretation. Apr 11, 7pm, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, free. Inquiries: 2200 0204

The State of Documentary Filmmaking in China

New York University Film School professor Christina Choy shows her short documentary on rural mainland life, No Fifth Grade, and uses it as a basis to discuss the current state of documentary filmmaking there. In English. Apr 12, 7.15pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$250 (members HK$175), includes dinner, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Transasthetik Dub Lab #1

Paris-based visual/sound artist and electronic musician Panasthetik (aka Jason Jagello) serves up contemporary bass and video art; also featuring projections of works by local visual artists Hilda Chan and Enrica Ho. Apr 14, 10pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$100, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2573 1869