The Planner


Someone Singing and Calling Your Name

Local artist Lee Kit transforms two rooms of gallery space into a karaoke lounge to evoke a typical experience of social anxiety. Today, noon-5pm, Osage SoHo, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends today

That New Age

Design works in various media by students from Tsinghua University's Academy of Arts and Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University's College of Fine Arts, Nanjing Arts Institute, China Academy of Art and Shantou University's Cheung Kong School of Art and Design that express their views on modern China. Today, 10am-7pm, HK InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 2522 8688. Ends today


Lo Wai-hang's paintings of children's faces explore the impact of parents' expectations on the development of children. Today, noon-8pm, UG62, UG/F Citywalk, 1 Yeung Uk Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2132 8600. Ends today

Jiang Zhi: Attitude

The Chinese video-installation artist's representation of attitude as a form of social rhetoric. Daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Jan 17

The Path of Life

Indonesian painter Putu Sutawijaya's oil on canvas works of human figures. Daily, 10am-6.30pm, Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Jan 31

Lost Connection

Drawings by Casper Chan Hiu-kwan of young women. Opens today. Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm (and by appointment), Stage 1, Unit 26, Block A, G/F Wah Luen Industrial Building, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6100 1295. Ends Feb 28

Images of a Great Nation

Joseph C.K. Yeung's photographs of Chinese landscapes and peasant life. Ends today. Also: works by members of the Greater China Photographic Society and invited artists. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5513. Ends Mar 14

The Ultimate South China Travel Guide - Canton

Oil paintings, watercolours, sketches and prints depict daily life and landscapes in 19th-century Canton. 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 Mar 28

Performing Arts

I Am Chairman Mao's Bitch

Perry Chiu stars in the Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's drama about Jiang Qing. In Cantonese. Today, 2.15pm, also 5pm, Wed-Sat, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150-HK$195 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Guqin Music Week

Guqin player Lau Chor-wah gives a recital of qin scores of Yinyishi and Mei'an; vocalist Chan Chun-miu also performs. Today, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$150. Qin players Lau Chor-wah and Tse Chun-yan, qin and xiao player Sou Si-tai, vocalist Cheung Lai-chun and xiao player Tim Wilson play works such as Tune of the Water Celestial, and The Falling Plum Flowers. Thu, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$200. Guqin player Tse Chun-yan plays works such as Tse Chun-yan's Composition in Yifan Mode and Jiang Kui's A Quaint Tune of Lament; vocalist Chan Chun-miu guest performs. Sat, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Scrooge - The Musical

Michael Dobbin directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' story about a miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles: Today, 2.45pm, also tomorrow, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900


The Mummenschanz Swiss Mime Mask Theatre creates fantasy creatures and performances using whole-body masks and movement. Today, 3pm, also 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Dance Moves, Kung Fu and Tofu

Ong Yong Lock performs a solo dance show in which he revisits dance pieces choreographed by Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng and Pun Shiu-fai. Today, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Dear Friend, I Miss You

Shu Ning Presentation Unit and Dancing Angels' musical multi-media presentation of Taiwanese illustrator-author Jimmy Liao Fu-bin's Then the Moon Forgets, a fantasy tale about how a boy makes friends with the moon after it falls from the sky and then helps it to remember how to find its way back home. In Cantonese. Today, 3pm, also 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2394 5401

Cabaret 2010

Local entertainers including singer-pianist Loli Lam and musical actors Gigi Cheng and Wong Kar-wai perform. Today, Sat-Jan 17, 23-24, 30-31, 4pm, also Fri-Sat, Jan 20-23, 27-30, 8.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Camy Tang 70's Oldies Concert

The vocalist sings 1970s Canto-pop classics. Today, also Jan 17, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$170, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Harlem Yu Concert 2010

Taiwanese singer-songwriter Harlem Yu Ching-hing serves up Mando-pop. Today, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2730 8080

Room on the Broom

ABA Productions presents Tall Stories Theatre Company's (UK) musical theatre adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book about a witch with space problems after she is joined on her broomstick by a dog, a bird and frog, as well as cat. In English. Wed-Fri, Jan 20-22, 4.30pm, Sat-Jan 17, 23-24, 11am, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$295-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

De Ling and Empress Dowager Ci Xi

Law Ka-ying directs singer-actress Liza Wang Ming-chun in a Cantonese opera adaptation of He Jiping's palace drama about a powerful older woman who is touched by a younger female's pure heart and love for their country. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Wed-Jan 17, 7.30pm, also Jan 17, 2pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

Romeo and Juliet

Andy Burt directs Orpheus Theatre's version of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy about young love torn apart by bitter family feuding, revenge, exile and fate. In English. Wed-Sat, 7.30pm, also Sat-Jan 17, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6683 5773

Men in Love

Rick Lau stars in a cabaret show about a man who gazes into his male neighbours' apartments and follows their love stories. A City Festival programme. In English. Thu, 7.45pm, Fri-Sat, 9.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members). Inquiries: 2521 7251

Bare Stage Dance Project 2010

Cherry Leung, Connie Lau, Sarah Lo and Alice Ma dance to music chosen by members of the public. A City Festival programme. Thu-Fri, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150, HK$120 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Big Band Fest 2010

The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, Basic Notes Jazz Big Band, Stray Katz Big Band and Lando Bernal's Big Broad Band play swing and jazz. A City Festival programme. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Design for Living

Sylvia Chang Ai-chia stars in Edward Lam Dance Theatre's office drama about a female boss who plays mind games with others to keep her power. Edward Lam Yick-wah directs. In Putonghua with Chinese surtitles. Fri-Sat, Jan 18-23, 7.30pm, Jan 17, 24, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2893 8732

Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

Jason Lai conducts the HK Sinfonietta in music from Walt Disney films such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm, also Sat-Jan 17, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Country Teacher

Drama Gallery's play about a woman and her younger brother who return with their father's ashes, after more than two decades away, to the village where he had established a primary school. In Cantonese. Fri-Jan 17, 7.45pm, also Sat-Jan 17, 2.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9007

The Piano Battle 2

Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis play works including those by Mozart at a concert that has a competition format. A City Festival programme. Fri-Sat, 7.45pm, Jan 17, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Here it Goes Again

Cyrus Hui, Bruce Liu, Victor Fung, Fanny Cheng, Sylvia Lee and Fok Ka Wing perform a dance study by Hui about how one person's fate can be changed by the decisions of bystanders on the spur of the moment. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Jan 17, 3pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Kids' Rock

Magician Harry Wong and his &Joy band play children's songs. Fri, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$140; Feb 21, 4pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$140; and Feb 27, 8pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Olej's Act

Uruguayan puppet theatre company Bosquimanos Koryak's traditional Bunraku and Black Light Theatre show about a cleaner in a circus who dreams of becoming a magician. Fri, 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$140, HK$180; Sat, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160; and Jan 17, 8pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Elanne My First Show 2010

Actress-Canto-pop singer Elanne Kwong Yeuk-lam in concert. Fri, 8.15pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3188 4028

Music from Moving Pictures

Yip Wai-hong and Fan Tao conduct harmonica soloist Edward Wai Hang-hay and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra in performing music from films such as Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service and Howl's Moving Castle and works by Schumann, Johann Strauss II, Johann Strauss I and II, Vaughan Williams and Massenet. Fri, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$160; Sat, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$80-HK$140; and Jan 17, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

HKPO at the Movies with Elisa Chan

Gerard Salonga conducts vocalist Elisa Chan, violinist Leung Kin-fung and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from movies such as Star Wars, Schindler's List, Cinema Paradiso and In the Mood for Love. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Jan 16, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030


The Art of Dancing

Dancing couple Kamong and Edith teach Argentine tango workshops. In Cantonese, English or both (as needed). Beginners/Improver 1A: Today, Jan 17, 31, Feb 7, 12.15pm. Improver 1B: Today, Jan 17, 31, Feb 7, 2pm. Improver 2: Today, Jan 17, 31, Feb 7, 3.45pm. Absolute Beginners: Tomorrow, Jan 18, Feb 1, 8, 8.30pm. All workshops: Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo, HK$190 (per class), HK$700 (per workshop), registration required. Inquiries: 2127 7936

Can China Develop a Global Brand?

Haier Asia-Pacific president Philip Carmichael talks about the challenges facing Chinese companies in their bid to become global brands. In English. Tomorrow, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members), includes lunch, reservations required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

The Heart of the Buddha

Novelist Elsie Sze talks about her story of two sisters' adventures in Bhutan. In English. Tomorrow, 6.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$200, HK$100 (Women in Publishing Society members), registration required. Inquiries: [email protected]

A Just and Noble Cause

University of HK professor-physician Judith Mackay talks about her role in pressing for enhanced tobacco-control measures. In English. Tue, 12.15pm, China Club, 13/F The Old Bank of China Building, Bank St, Central, HK$400, HK$350 (Royal Over-Seas League members), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 9859 8233

A Dialogue on Mahler

Chinese University of HK humanities professor Leo Lee Ou-fan, composer-music associate professor Chan Hing-yan and others discuss the work of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). In English. Tue, 4.30pm, Rm LG01, Hui Yeung Shing Building, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 2609 6716

How China's Wartime Past is Changing its Present and its Future

Oxford University history and politics professor Rana Mitter talks about how renewed interest in wartime history prompts thought on how China operates as a modern global power. In English. Tue, 7pm (reception, 6.30pm), The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, HK$150-HK$200, registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

HK Philosophy Cafe

Guy Lown introduces and Steve Palmquist moderates a discussion on What Matters: the Matter of Form or the Form of Matter? In English. Tue, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 3411 7289

The Rise of the New Right: Free Trade, Markets and Entrepreneurship

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research president Arthur Brooks talks about where the Obama team has gone wrong and what the new right's agenda will be if it's to take advantage of this pivotal moment in US politics. In English. Wed, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members), includes lunch, reservations required. Inquiries: 2521 1511


The Quiet Family

Story of a dysfunctional family set in an isolated house in the countryside. Stars Park In-hwan and Choi Min-sik. Kim Ji-woon directs. In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 12.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$45 Inquiries: 2388 0002

Dinosaurs Alive!

Embark on a journey to discover the dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods that takes one to Mongolia's Gobi Desert and the sandstone buttes of New Mexico. In Cantonese (English shows Sat-Sun, 8.30pm). Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, closed Tue, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Feb 28

3 Idiots

Raju Hirani's film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Five Point Someone comedy about two friends (R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi) who embark on a journey to find their lost buddy (Aamir Khan). Also starring Kareena Kapoor. In Hindi with English subtitles. Today, 6pm, Golden Gateway, 25 Canton Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$150. Inquiries (and ticketing): 2366 7725

Pearl River Delta


Twenty paintings and sketches by Angola-born, Macau-based architect-artist Vicente Bravo. Mon, 3pm-8pm, Tue-Sun, noon-8pm, Albergue Gallery, Calcada da Igreja de S?o Leazaro 8, Macau, free. Inquiries: (853) 2852 2550. Ends Jan 20

Chris Garneau

The American singer-songwriter performs folk pop. Tonight, 8pm, Yidutang OCT, F3 Block, Mooka Space, Enping Jie, Nanshang District, Shenzhen, 100 yuan (advance), 150 yuan (door). Inquiries: (135) 3751 9985. He also performs in Hong Kong, tomorrow, 8pm, Hidden Agenda, Flat A, 1/F Choy Lee Industry Building, Chun Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$200 (advance), HK$300 (door). Inquiries: 6335 6366

Jan Lamb IDo Guangzhou Talk Show

Hong Kong DJ-Canto-pop singer-actor Jan Lamb Hoi-fong presents a comedy talk show. Sat, 8pm, Guangzhou Gymnasium, 783 Baiyun Dadao, Guangzhou, 280-1,280 yuan. Inquiries: guangzhou

Na Ying Live in Macao 2010

The mainland Mando-pop singer sings her greatest hits. Sat, 8pm, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Cotai Strip, Macau, 200-1,200 patacas. Inquiries: (852) 633 6660 or