The Planner


Merry Aussie Christmas Card Exhibition

Exhibition of winning and commended entries from an art competition in Hong Kong schools organised by the Australian Consulate-General, along with other selected card designs. Today, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2585 4482. Ends today

Song Yige

Paintings by the Chinese artist that are inspired by nature and details of daily life. Today, 10am-6.30pm, tomorrow, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends tomorrow

Colours of Asia


Mixed-media paintings by Francesco Lietti of various Asian locations. Today-tomorrow, 10.30am-6pm, Yan Gallery, 1/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2139 2345. Ends tomorrow

Glocalization of Asian Culture

Works by 20 local artists that blend together Chinese cultural heritage elements with observations of the contemporary globalised world. Today, 11am-8pm, tomorrow, noon-8pm, Gallery 20 + PUD, G/F Ting Sun Plaza, 33 Sheung Heung Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2508 9472. Ends tomorrow

From Drawings to Performance


Illustrations by sand artist Hoi Chiu show how he takes a project from drawing to performance. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, LO Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9719 4729. Ends Jan 8



Works by Lim An-Na, Tang Kwok-hin and Michelle Thompson that use art to recreate an alternate universe composed of selected elements and often-overlooked details. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, G/F, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Also: LG/F, 91-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Jan 16

Ex Libris

Australian artist-architect James McGrath's paintings inspired by what he saw at the Strahov Baroque Monastic Library in Prague. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Jan 29


One Suitcase Per Person

Works by abstract modernist David Diao, conceptual artist Ken Lum and local artist Hiram To that question whether identity is fluid and interchangeable or static and non-negotiable. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, 1a space, Unit 1401, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends Jan 31

Revitalising the Glorious Tradition: The Retrospective Exhibition of Pan Tianshou's Art


Landscape paintings, flower and bird paintings, and calligraphy by the late Chinese artist-educator (1897-1971). 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 Feb 5

Virtuous Heritage

Exhibition on China's development in the past two centuries via the legacy of the Xu Family in southern China. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5502. Ends Feb 26

Performing Arts

Celebration of the Senses: A Little Chocolate Suite

Jeanie Chu, Edmond Cheng King-chung, Colin Touchin and Synthia Ko conduct the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK's four ensembles performing works such as Leroy Anderson's The Syncopated Clock. Dec 30, 7.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$140-HK$1,000 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7673

Christmas Messages

Chung Ying Theatre's musical about a fairy who, one Christmas night, meets five people of different ages and comes across many unopened letters. With live musical performance by Juicy Ning. In Cantonese. Dec 30, 7.30pm, also Dec 31-Jan 1, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PIP Theatre's comedy about romances that play out online. In Cantonese. Until Jan 1, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

A Viennese New Year

Johannes Wildner conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by von Reznicek, Josef Strauss, Johan Strauss II, von Suppe and Eduard Strauss. Dec 30-31, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

An Evening of Ballet Music by HK Symphony Orchestra

Ambrose Law conducts the orchestra performing works by Delibes, Chopin and Gounod. Dec 30, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Don't Stop Believin'

Local a cappella singing group Zense performs Cantonese, Putonghua, English, French and Japanese language songs including Don't Stop Believin', Nobody and I'm Yours. Dec 30-31, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120 (members HK$100) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Le Petit Prince: The Musical

HK Children's Musical Theatre's musical production inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novel about a little prince from another planet who a downed pilot meets while stranded in a desert. In Cantonese. Dec 30-31, 8pm, also Dec 31-Jan 1, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 6677

Red Star Red Army Chorus

Nikolay Rabovskiy directs and conducts the Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble performing Russian dances, military songs, traditional folk tunes and movie theme songs. Dec 30, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Scrooge - The Musical

HK Repertory Theatre's musical production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens story about a miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. In Cantonese (dialogue) and English (lyrics) with Chinese and English surtitles. Dec 30-Jan 2, 4-7, 8pm, Dec 31, 9.15pm, also Jan 2, 7-8, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Aaron Kwok de Showy Masquerade World Tour Live In Concert 2011

Canto-pop singer-actor Aaron Kwok Fu-shing performs. Dec 30, Jan 1-2, 8.15pm, Dec 31, 9.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2723 3667

Pong Nan Concert

Indie-pop singer-songwriter Pong Nan Yik-pong performs. Dec 30, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$250, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2541 6778


The Man We Love to Hate: Keung Chung-ping

The HK Film Archive presents a tribute programme of five films featuring the late Cantonese actor Keung Chung-ping (1922-1999), including the following one. Ends Dec 30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20. Inquiries: 2739 2139

The Psycho

Chor Yuen's thriller about a crime novelist (Patrick Tse Yin) who witnesses a murder in a hotel and then teams up with a friend to bring the murderer to justice. Also starring Woo Fung and Patsy Kar Ling. In Cantonese. Dec 30, 11am, HK Film Archive.

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 film. Until 2014. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Way of the Dragon

Bruce Lee directs and stars in this martial arts drama centring on a Hongkonger visiting his relatives in Italy who has to defend them against thugs muscling in on their Chinese restaurant's trade. Also starring Nora Miao and Chuck Norris. In Putonghua and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 30, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's whimsical drama about a dying man who spends his last days in the countryside surrounded by his loved ones. In Thai with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 30, Jan 13, 7.30pm, Jan 7, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free, reservation required. Inquiries: 2580 0200