Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am




Exhibition of works by graduates of the HK Art School and School of Professional Education and Executive Development, HK Polytechnic University's Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Media Arts programme. Today, 10am-8pm, 5/F Pao Galleries, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2922 2822. Ends today

Made in China

Mixed-media works by HK International School students inspired by discoveries they made while studying about China's ancient and modern cultural and material world. Today, 10am-8pm, Pao Galleries, 4/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 3149 7246. Ends today


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

Art Hotpot in Hong Kong

Works that can generate heat, help burn calories or present ideas about heat by six Polish artists and five from Hong Kong. Mon, Thu-Sun, 2pm-7.30pm, C & G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Mong Kok. Inquiries: 2390 9332. Ends Apr 30

Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi

The Indian painter's large format multi-panel works feature skeletal figures with nuts

and bolts that show the grotesque and dispassionate aspects of human beings. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends May 12

Comix and the City

Comix Home Base exhibition with works by local comics artists and animators including Ma Wing-shing, Yeung Hok-tak and Alice Mak Kar-bik that show the city's charms. Daily, 10am-8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends May 25

Ages of Model-calligraphy School

Classical Chinese calligraphy works by master calligraphers from different eras including Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) and Wen Zhengming (1470-1559). Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Jun 30

Benevolence and Loftiness: The Cinematic Legend of Wong Fei-hung

Exhibition about the legendary kung fu master's life and times that includes stills and clips from movies about him. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Jul 22

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (including ceramics, gold- and silverware, paintings and textiles) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century with dragon images on them. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

Performing Arts

Hansel and Gretel

Gingerbread Theatre's family theatre reimagination of the fairy tale about a brother and sister pair who venture deep into a forest in search of food. In English. Today, 11am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5192 6717

Blind Chance

City Contemporary Dance Company's production exploring the curious and mysterious interplay between choice, chance and fate as choreographed by Dominic Wong Dick-man; with music composed by Shum Lok-man. Today, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803

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. Today, 3pm, also 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3172 1780

Tchaikovsky Classics - Charles Castleman and HK Children's Symphony Orchestra

Yip Wai-hong, Gabriel Leung and Law Po-kwan conduct American violinist Castleman and the local orchestra perform various works by Tchaikovsky. Today, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Truth About Lying

Wong Wing-sze and Lee Chun-chow direct and star in Wong's play about a new legal employee who gets too involved in all aspects of her bosses' lives. Also starring Alice Lau Nga-lai. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Today, 3pm, also 8pm, HK Academy for the Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140-HK$320 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Concert by HK Zheng Orchestra

Chan Wing-wah conducts zheng soloists So Chun-bo and Wang Zhongshan, pianist Vivian Cheng Wai, cellist Chuen Kin, the HK Strings and HK Zheng Orchestra performing works such as Chow Shu-san's China Fantasia. Today, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Essence of Love

Musica Viva presents a concert with sopranos Amanda Li and Sandy Leung, mezzo-soprano Mandy Sze and Carol Lin, tenor David Quah, baritone Albert Lim and pianists Stella Chang, Kam Wing-chong and Felix Suen performing Renaissance and Elizabethan poetry set to music by Liszt, Britten, Ivor Gurney, Gerald Finzi, Roger Quilter and Vaughan Williams. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6976 2877

Tat Ming Pair Live 2012

Canto-pop-alternative rock singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming and guitarist-composer Tats Lau Yee-tat in concert. Today, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Concert in Memory of Teresa Teng Li-chun

Veteran singers including Lai Wai-lan and Lee Ming-ying perform Mando-pop songs by the late Taiwanese pop singer; proceeds go to New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Apr 23, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5166 8806

French Diva of Chanson

Jean Thorel conducts singer Mouron, pianist Terry Truck and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing 20 Parisian hit songs including La Vie En Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien. A Le French May programme. Apr 23-24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$300, HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

Borodin Quartet

The quartet of violinists Sergey Lomovsky and Ruben Aharonian, violist Igor Naidin and cellist Vladimir Balshin, and guest pianist Ludmila Berlinskaya play works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Apr 25, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Khloros Concert - Odile Perceau

Le Quatuor de Bordeaux performs French composer Perceau's Garonne and Partitas Romanes; a screening of the film Quatuor & Partitas kicks off the concert. A Le French May programme. Apr 25-26, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, free, by reservation only. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Yellow Face

HK Players perform David Henry Hwang's comedy that asks questions about ethnic identity, particularly Asian identity, in today's multicultural world. In English with Chinese surtitles. Apr 25-28, 8pm, also Apr 28, 2.30pm, 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: 9852 2668

Exotic and Vernacular Music of China - Popular Concert

Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing ethnic Uyghur, Yi, Mongolian, Yao and Tibetan music. Apr 26, 11am, also 2.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$30; and Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, Apr 27, 2.30pm, HK$30, also Apr 27, 8pm, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Faust International Youth Theatre's Stage Group performs a tragicomedy about shipwrecks and sorcery, and loves lost and found. In English. Apr 26-28, 7.30pm, also Apr 28, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Twelve Angry Men

Theatre Space stages a drama about 12 jurors serving a homicide case who have to come up with a unanimous verdict in order to convict. In Cantonese. Apr 26-28, May 3-5, 8pm, also Apr 28-29, May 5-6, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Red Cherries and A Broken Heart

HK Society for the Promotions of Cantonese Opera performs a Cantonese opera about a woman helped by a famous musician to realise her talents. In Cantonese. Apr 27, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

Albert Au 35th Anniversary Concert

Veteran pop singer Albert Au Shui-keung performs. Apr 27-29, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2744 5191

Cabaret 2012

Whole Theatre presents a musical theatre show. In Cantonese. Apr 27-28, 30, May 3-5, 7-8, 10-12, 8pm, also Apr 28-29, May 1, 5-6, 12-13, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Days Being a Fish

Circling Theatre's drama about the struggles of people who suffer from depression. In Cantonese. Apr 27-28, 8pm, also Apr 28, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9324 4434

HK Handbell Festival 2012: Happy Bell-day

Gloves Handbell performs works including Emily Li's Nocturnal Fantasy. Apr 27, 8pm, Apr 28, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9450 6442

The Singing Violin

Violinist Kolja Blacher conducts and performs J. S. Bach's Violin Concerto in D Minor and Violin Concerto No 2 in E with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducts the orchestra performing Mozart's Symphony No 35, Haffner and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony. Apr 27-28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Chamber Choir Showcase

John Winzenburg conducts soprano Yuki Ip and Cantoria HK performing works including Debussy's Salut Printemps and Mozart's Laudate Dominum. Apr 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free with ticket. Inquiries: mus@hkbu.edu.hk

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 28, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Debussy and Friends

Pianist Francois Chaplin gives a recital of works by Debussy and other composers including Mozart, Chopin and Faure. A Le French May programme. Apr 28, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Si Gwong Gei

Patrick Chiu directs HKFYG HK Melody Makers' performance of Natalie Yau's a cappella theatre show featuring a cappella versions of Canto-pop songs. Apr 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2395 5753


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 two. 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


HD capture of the Metropolitan Opera of New York and English National Opera's production of Charles Gounod's opera about a scientist who makes a pact with the devil. In French with English subtitles. Apr 21, 7.30pm, Apr 22, 1.20pm, UA Cityplaza.


HD capture in which Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role in the Metropolitan Opera's production of part three of Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. In German with English subtitles. Apr 22, 5pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Once Upon a Hero: The Wong Fei-hung Saga

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 26 films and television episodes from the Wong Fei-hung franchise, including the following three films. Until May 26. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part Three: The Battle of Lau Fa Bridge

This instalment in the long running Wong Fei-hung martial arts drama saga that sees the introduction of new characters including Beggar So, a member of the White Lotus sect and a couple of women who get into a love triangle with Wong's disciple, Leung Foon. In Cantonese. Apr 22, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part Four: The Death of Leung Foon

The fourth instalment in the long running Wong Fei-hung saga depicting events that lead to the death of a Wong Fei-hung disciple. In Cantonese. Apr 22, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Grand Conclusion

The final chapter in the first phase of the Wong Fei-hung saga marks the end to Kwan Tak-hing's portrayal of Master Wong as a man of charismatic bravado. In Cantonese. Apr 22, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture Screening Programme

HK and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture presents three films on architecture and urbanism, including the following one. Ends Apr 22. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free, registration required. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Night on Earth

Jim Jarmusch's anthology about five taxi drivers in different cities and their remarkable fares on the same night. In English, German, Italian, French and Finnish with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 22, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

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 two. 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 Ballet's production of Kenneth Macmillan's staging of a dramatic ballet about a country girl turned courtesan who seeks wealth and love; with music composed by Jules Massenet. Apr 22, May 5, 4pm, The Grand Cinema, Apr 29, 4pm, Star Cinema, May 12, 4pm, MCL Telford.


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

The HK Turkish Film Festival

Izmir Cinema Association presents a programme of eight Turkish films, including the following two. Ends Apr 22. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75 thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2196 8170

Shadows And Faces

Drama set in 1963, in a Cyprus that was under British rule and undergoing social and political turmoil, and revolving around a village elder who tries to keep the peace in his small community that's attacked by Greece-supported police. In Turkish with English subtitles. Apr 22, 4.40pm, The Grand Cinema.


Seren Y?ce's drama about a young Muslim Turkish man whose father opposes his relationship with a young Kurdish woman. In Turkish with English subtitles. Apr 22, 7pm, The Grand Cinema.

Around Town

HK and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

International showcase of architectural, design and art works; associated activities including art performances and workshops. Today, 10am-7pm, tomorrow, 10am-6pm, HK Heritage Discovery Centre and Kowloon Park, TST, free. Inquiries: 2805 7335. Ends tomorrow

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Festival to commemorate the Taoist God Pak Tai, with activities including: Climbing Carnival featuring climbing demonstrations, games stalls and variety shows, today, noon-6pm, Soccer Pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau; ceremony inviting deities from temples around Cheung Chau, Apr 25, 10am, Pak Tai Temple Plaza, Cheung Chau; ritual marking the official start of Bun Festival, Apr 25, 9pm, Pak Tai Temple Plaza, Cheung Chau; Piu Sik Parade, Apr 28, 2pm-4pm, along Pak She St, San Hing St, Tai Hing Tai Rd, Chung Hok Rd, Chung Hing St, Tai Choi Yuen Rd, Tai San Back St, Hing Lung Main St and San Hing Back St, Cheung Chau; bun scrambling competition, Apr 29, midnight, Soccer Pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau; and distribution of buns, Apr 29, 9am, Pak Tai Temple Plaza, Cheung Chau, free to watch. Inquiries: 2508 1234

International Poets in HK: Gary Snyder

The American poet meets with readers. In English. Today, 4.30pm, Tsim Sha Tsui Book Centre-The Commercial Press, Shops B1008-1010, B1/F, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Rd, TST, free. Synder gives a poetry recitation at an event. In English. Apr 24, 4pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Cheng Yu-tung Building, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 6548

Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography

Dictionary editors and contributors May Holdsworth, Christopher Munn, Lynn Pan, and Libby Halliday Palin discuss their work. In English. Apr 25, 6.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$230 (Asia Society members HK$180), booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Design Roulette: A Sequential Dialogue

Architects Hitoshi Abe, David Gianotten and Rocco Yim Sen-kee and five other 'players' discuss architecture, aethetics and ethics, and the relationship between them. In English. Apr 26, 6pm, Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$250 (Asia Society members HK$150), booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Liberatum HK

International festival of culture featuring film screenings and talks by people such as American filmmaker Paul Schrader, Hong Kong photographer Wing Shya and Indo-Trinidadian-British writer V.S. Naipaul. Apr 27-29, 3pm-6pm, The Lane Crawford Joyce Group at One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, free. Inquiries: office@liberatum.org

The Sixth HK Mineral Fair

Minerology event featuring displays and sales of mineral specimens, fossils and related items. Apr 27, 3pm-9pm, Apr 28, 10am-7pm, BGCA Auditorium, 3 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, free entry. Inquiries: 2857 3464

Birthday of Tam Kung

Festival commemorating the birth of the Taoist sea god, with celebratory activities including a street parade including lion and dragon dances. Apr 28, around 10am-noon, Tam Kung Temple Rd, Shau Kei Wan, free to watch. Inquiries: 2508 1234

Wine Walk 2012

Fundraising event featuring opportunities to sample wine and enjoy canapes at restaurants and shops in Stanley Plaza, Murray House and Stanley Main St; proceeds go to HK Dog Rescue. Apr 28, 3pm-6pm, various venues, Stanley, HK$280. Inquiries: 3583 5678