Book now for the International Arts Carnival, Ivana Wong and Michael Ning, and Louise Kwong

A month-long festival of children’s and family entertainment, a Canto-pop star and upcoming actor in a romantic comedy, and a night at the opera

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 June, 2016, 8:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 June, 2016, 8:00am

International Arts Carnival 2016

This annual children’s arts festival returns with another fantastic line-up of family entertainment, starting with Theatre Hikosen’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which will open the month-long cultural bonanza. Other highlights include The Spacean Odyssey by Fong Fong Projet d’Art, Spot by Theater Terra and Tom Flanagan’s Kaput.

The festival will also include an array of free performances, exhibitions, tours and workshops.

July 8 to August 7. Various venues. For more information visit hkiac.gov.hk/2016/html/en/index.html or call 2370 1044

45mins Soulmate

This quirky romantic comedy presented by Kearen Pang Production and Media Asia Entertainment brings together two of this city’s hottest stage and screen actors: Ivana Wong Yuen-chi and Michael Ning.

Wong was already a successful Canto-pop star when she won the best supporting actress and best newcomer awards at last year’s Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in Golden Chickensss. Ning, a freelance actor and indie musician, won best supporting actor and best newcomer at this year’s Film Awards for his part in Port of Call. Expect onstage fireworks from these two talented and versatile artists.

June 10-18, 8pm (plus 3.15pm matinee), Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, HK$250, HK$350 and HK$450, HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9624 2171

Vocal Recital by Louise Kwong

One of the finest operatic voices to come out of this city, soprano Louise Kwong Lai-ling will be giving a one-night-only performance at City Hall in a programme that includes works by Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti and Verdi. Sharing the stage will be tenor Chen Chen and pianist Nina Yip.

Winner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council young artist award in 2014, Kwong’s talent is recognised internationally, especially after she won three accolades at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Competition for Opera Singers in Austria in 2012, including the best soprano, a first for a Hongkonger.

June 25, 8pm, Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150 and HK$200, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321