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Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

The Untouchables

Works by Conor Backman, Kadar Brock, Hou Yong, Travess Smalley, Jo-ey Tang and Yan Xing depicting their interpretations of the relationships between mediation, process, texture and the tangible. Today, 11am-7pm, Saamlung, 26B Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Rd Central. Inquiries: 5181 5156. Ends today

On Being The Right Size

Paintings and installations by Lee Kyoung-mi that envision the world from the viewpoint of a cat. Today, 10am-7pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends today

I Love Lyuba: Baby Mammoth of the Ice Age

Exhibition of mammoth history showcasing Lyuba, the world's best-preserved baby mammoth. Today, 10am-10pm, Podium L1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central. Inquiries: 2295 3308. Ends today

Desire

Paintings of human desire by Joey Leung Ka-yin and Eastman Cheng Shuk-yee's interpretations of desire through sculptural figures of saints from the East and West. Today, 10am-8pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends today

Exhibition of Tao Paintings

JD Chou's paintings embody the essence of Taoism: nature, simplicity, and the nourishing balance of Yin and Yang. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Tao Painting Gallery, 1/F, 61 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2810 8803. Ends May 23

A Rush of Colour

Palani Mohan's photographs of celebrations in India of the Holi festival marking the end of winter gloom, and symbolising the triumph of good over evil. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends May 26

Tycoon

Li Yibing's paintings visualise the nouveau-riche group known as Da Kuan who have accumulated fortunes but not mastery of social etiquette . Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends May 31

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

Hong Kong inVISIBLE

Exhibition of works by artists including Man Fung-yi, Kum Chi-keung and Lam Tung-pang. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. From May 11: Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery (Main Gallery), 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central; and 8 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Jun 9

Interplay

Chinese conceptual artist Qin Chong's works in ink on Xuan paper, oil on canvas, sculpture and installations. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Jun 12

Our 1930s

Yin Xin's paintings that blend Chinese traditions with contemporary figurative art. Opens today. Daily, 11am-5pm, Apartment O, 5 Hoi Ping Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2830 1383. Ends May 18. From May 21: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Galerie Huit, 8 St Francis St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends Jun 16

Annie Leibovitz

Portraits by the American photographer that explore the theme of power in public and private spheres. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Jun 17

We Heart Chaos!

Paintings by Hongkonger Emily Lau, mixed media work by Italian artist-graphic designer Michele Guidarini and paintings by American artist Jenny Meyer. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Mischmasch Gallery, Unit A, 18/F Shing Hing Commercial Building, 21-27 Wing Kut St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3165 8017. Ends Jun 23

Performing Arts

Carmen

Philippe Arlaud directs Opera HK's production of Georges Bizet's opera about a fiery-tempered Gypsy cigarette girl who falls for a bullfighter even while winning the heart of a military officer. A Le French May programme. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, May 10-13, 7.30pm, HK$150-HK$880, May 13, 2.30pm, HK$130-HK$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2234 0303

Cabaret 2012

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

Happy to Gather

Prospects Theatre performs Or Ka-kee's drama about a relationship involving a 50-year-old professor and a 25-year-old nurse. In Cantonese. May 10-12, 8pm, also May 12-13, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Mayday Nowhere World Tour - Hong Kong

The Taiwanese alternative rock band in concert. May 10, 12-15, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2715 3850

California Suite

Candice Moore directs Sweet & Sour Productions' performance of Neil Simon's comedy composed of four playlets set in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In English. May 11-12, 8pm, May 13, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9131 3387

Flamenco sin Fronteras

Spain's Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company performs. May 11-12, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$260; and May 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Happy Fly-Day

Black Bird Theatre performs a drama about various failed romantic relationships. In Cantonese. May 11-13, 8pm, also May 12-13, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5100 2254

Hitch: When Hitchcock Faces Truffaut

Act 2 and Hitch et Compagnie's production of Alain Riou and Stephane Boulan's play imagining what happened when 'master of suspense' Alfred Hitchcock meets French filmmaker Francois Truffaut. A Le French May programme. In French: May 11, 8pm. In English: May 12, 8pm, May 13, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$250, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Ray Chen Plays Bruch

Perry So Pak-hin conducts violinist Ray Chen and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Bruch and Sibelius. May 11-12, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Pipe Organ Recital by Wong Kin-yu

The local organist plays works by JS Bach, Elgar, Buxtehude, Jongen and Nibelle. May 12, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Cantonese Operatic Songs Concert

Chan Kim-sing, Chan Wing-yee, Ng Chin-fung, Tang Mei-ling (May 12 only), Li Lung, Wong Chiu-kwan and Nam Fung (May 26 only) sing Cantonese Opera songs such as: The Sounds of Battle and Daiyu at Her Death Bed, May 12, 7,30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$260; and Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute and Rendezvous at River Luo in a Dream, May 26, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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 12, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Amy Wu Live in Concert 2012

Cantonese opera and pop singer-actress Amy Wu Mei-yee performs. May 12-13, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2730 8880

New Horizons: Concert by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

Ho Man-chuen conducts xiao player, calligrapher and painter Tam Po-shek (May 6 only), zheng player Luo Jing, gaohu player Chan Pik-sum, pipa player Yu Wing-ka, liuqin player Lau Nga-ting, suona player Wu Chun-hei and the ensemble performing works such as Su Wenqing and Cheng Chui-Ping's The Courtyard After the Rain, and Liang Xin's Nostalgia for the Central Plains. May 12, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

A Bowlful of Kindness

Anthony Chan Kam-kuen directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of his play telling the story of Hong Kong people's collective struggle and fascinating social changes, through ordinary objects such as radios and rice cookers. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. May 13, 26-27, 2.45pm, also May 13, 15-20, 22-26, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Good Luck Man

PIP Theatre's Tyson Chak Hoi-tai stars in and directs a comedy about a man nearing middle-age. In Cantonese. May 13, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski in Intermedia Piano Recital

The Polish pianist-intermedia composer presents his Mondrian Variations, Oli's Dream, Juicy and Where is Chopin? May 14, 7pm, Multimedia Theatre (M1060), Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, free, registration required. Inquiries: 9138 3854

All's Well that Ends Well

Peter Jordan directs the HK Academy for Performing Arts' production of William Shakespeare's play about a woman who sets off after her husband after he runs away to war. In Cantonese. May 14-19, 7.30pm, also May 19, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Le Centaure et l'Animal

Equestrian theatre specialist Bartabas and butoh dancer Ko Murobushi perform with four equine 'dancing partners'. A Le French May programme. In English: May 14-15, 18-19, 8pm. In French: May 17, 8pm. All shows: Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$250-HK580 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

The all-male company of 14 performs both male and female roles of classical ballet excerpts such as Swan Lake (Act II) and Raymonda's Wedding. May 15-19, 8pm, also May 19-20, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Art of Cantonese Opera Association 5th Anniversary Showcase

Danny Li Chi-kei directs performances by Wan Fei-yin, Law Kar-ying and other Cantonese Opera players in: The Death Pardon, May 16, 7.30pm; King Lee, May 17-18, 7.30pm; Willow Beauty, May 19, 7.30pm, Sisterly Love Amidst Turmoil, May 20, 1.30pm; and Guan Yu, May 20, 7.30pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

Angelo 'The Outer Wall of Brilliant Colours' Concert Hong Kong

The five-piece J-rock band performs. May 18, 8pm Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

Ohlsson Plays Brahms

Johannes Wildner conducts American pianist Garrick Ohlsson and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing Britten's Peter Grimes - Four Sea Interludes, Debussy's La Mer and Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1. May 18-19, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Kotoko Asia Tour 2012 in Hong Kong

The J-pop/trance/techno singer in concert. May 18, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$430-HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3588 1731

Plan Because I am a Girl Charity Show

Variety show featuring indie music bands A-Day, Dovey and ISoFeel, the German Swiss International School Big Band, martial arts displays by Lisa Cheng and Fresh Fish Traders' School students, a drum show by Ban's Gig Drums, ballet and jazz performances by members of the Christine Liao School of Ballet and a drama performance by O Theatre Workshop; all proceeds to the Girls' Fund. May 19, 7.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3583 3100

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