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PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 May, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Blue and White

Water Poon's Lotus paintings in which the colours blue and white predominate. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends today

Language-Colour

Huang Rui's paintings explore the relationship between text and colour, language and visual experience. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends May 9

Numbers Standing Still

Ivy Ma King-chu's palimpsest drawings on re-photographed inkjet prints make use of memories and images from the past. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends May 12

Spring Tide

Paintings and sculptures by 17 Canadian artists including Erika Toliusis, Jamie Evrard and Madeleine Wood. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Ian Tan Gallery, 1/F V Plus, 68 Wellington St. Inquiries: 2525 0331. Ends May 15

Ching Lee-hung Landscape Painting Exhibition

Twelve works by the local artist reflecting on different times, places and feelings. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends May 16

Bernar Venet

Paintings by the French artist created between 1967 and 2010. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends May 26

Luminant

Photographer Jiang Pengyi's night scenes featuring brightly lit modern skyscrapers in major mainland cities. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Jun 2

Woo Lung-wong

Works by the late cartoonist-writer Louie Yu Tin (1926-2008), whose creations include a cartoon character whose name is a play on the Cantonese phrase for an 'addle-brained person'. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Ends Jun 4

Ruby Woo and Johnson Yu

Works about searching for identity by local glass artist Woo and fellow glass artist Yu's works about memories, love and relationships. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru Contemporary Art, Koru2, 1604, 16/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Jun 9

Performing Arts

The Black and the Blue of a Man

Chan Chu-hei directs the HK Academy for Performing Arts' production of Poon Wai-sum's drama about five men in search of an objective - in a brothel. In Cantonese. Until May 5, 7.30pm, also May 5, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$65, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2854 8500

2012 HK Dance Awards

Eve Leung and Dominic Wong Dick-man host the annual awards show that also features performances by the City Contemporary Dance Company, HK Dance Company, the HK Academy for Performing Arts' School of Dance and the HK Ballet. May 4, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2267 6631

Cabaret 2012

Whole Theatre's musical theatre show. In Cantonese. May 4-5, 7-8, 10-12, 8pm, also May 5-6, 12-13, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Cello Pop

The Red Cello Quartet plays pop music by The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Leonard Cohen and The White, and also Arensky's String Quartet in A Minor. May 4-5, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$125 (members HK$100) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Diving for Needles

Cally Yip, Rainbow Lam, Queenie Chick, Alice Ma and Rebecca Wong choreograph and perform in E-Side Dance Company's presentation that explores femininity. May 4-5, 8pm, also May 5, 4pm, May 6, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

Flash Back Concert

Canto-pop singers Raymond Lam Fung, Ron Ng Cheuk-hei, Bosco Wong Chung-chak and others perform works composed by Tang Chi-wai. May 4-5, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$160-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2785 7166

Luminous!

The HK Academy for Performing Arts' Academy Dance Ensemble performs works by Cathy Marston, Wu Kam-ming, Laura Aris Alvarez and Dam Van Huynh. May 4-5, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$75, HK$110 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

The Dream of the Red Chamber

Yan Huichang conducts cellist Trey Lee, violinist Yao Jue and the HK Chinese Orchestra playing Wang Liping's The Dream of Red Chamber Suite (Excerpts), Tung Chao-ming and Lee's The Dream of Red Chamber Suite for Cello and Orchestra and The Dream of the Red Chamber for Violin and Orchestra arranged by Chen Gang. May 4-5, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Three Alexanders

Alexander Lazarev conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Glazunov, Stravinsky and Borodin. May 4-5, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Twelve Angry Men

Theatre Space's production of Reginald Rose's drama about 12 jurors who must reach a unanimous decision on the guilt or innocence of a man accused of murder. In Cantonese. Until May 5, 8pm, also May 5-6, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Vincent

Adam Harris stars in Leonard Nimoy's play exploring the life and art of Vincent van Gogh. In English. Until May 5, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9127 0420

XV: Hong Kong (Re-)Mixed

Local theatre artist Janice Poon and Paris-based sound and video artist Panasthetik (aka Jason Jagello), present a live audiovisual and audiotextual show using samples of Hong Kong; Ellen Pau also performs. May 4-5, 8pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$100, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6170 1742

TaiChi Band of the Town Concert in Hong Kong

The local rock band performs. May 4, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2266 8133

Miss Q Day Day Love

PIP Theatre's Harriet Yeung Sze-man's solo comedy show about a talk show hostess who seeks to help people overcome their love problems. In Cantonese. May 5, 2.30pm, May 12, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Lady Gaga - The Born This Way Ball

The American pop singer-songwriter in concert. May 5, 7, 7.30pm, AsiaWorld Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$1,580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Happy Go Lucky Jazz Big Band

The big band, singer Elaine Liu, trumpet player Eric Myashiro and pianist Ted Lo perform Duke Ellington's music. May 5, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6193 4710

Nasser

The French electro-rock band performs. A Le French May programme. May 5, 8pm, Hidden Agenda, 2A Wing Fu Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$200 (presale at Alliance Francaise, Wan Chai and Jordan), HK$240 (door). Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Orchestra from Planet X

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK and the Magic Circle Mime Company collaborate on an orchestral music and visual theatre show exploring the impact of the New World on the music of the orchestra. May 5, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; and May 6, 3pm, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 7673

From Dusk to Dawn

Swiss video artist-performer Laurent Valdes and Hong Kong experimental audio expert Wong Chung-fai (aka Sin:Ned) present an audiovisual event. May 5, 9pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$100, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2573 1869

Cinema

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples on an asteroid 200 million kilometres from earth. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun, 11.10am, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jun 30

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of some young, orphaned orang-utans and elephants, after being saved, and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them. English shows: Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Tornado Alley

Omnimax film about the largest tornado-research project in history, with research teams investigating in the danger zone known as Tornado Alley in the United States as they study a tornado's formation, route and change in intensity. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Oct 31

To Mothers with Love

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of four films that honour mothers and celebrate motherhood, including the following film. May 4-25. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

The Young Rebel

Ti Lung's drama about how the unfailing love of a mother saves her son from evil ways. Starring Lin Ching. In Putonghua. May 4, 11am, HK Film Archive.

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