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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 May, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Est-Ouest Auctions 2012 Spring Sale

Nearly 400 pieces of art and associated collectibles. Opens today. Preview: May 24-25, 11am-8pm. Auctions: contemporary and fine art, May 25, 6pm; and jewellery and decorative arts, May 26, 2pm. JW Marriott HK Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: est-ouest.co.jp. Ends Sat

Andrew Wyeth in China

Works in various media by American Realist painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009). Opens today. May 24, 26, 10.30am-6pm, May 25, 27, 10.30am-6.30pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2521 5396. Ends May 27

Growth

Photographs by the winner of the Prix Pictet (the international photography and sustainability prize) and 11 finalists. Opens today. May 24, 26, 10.30am-6pm, May 25, 27, 10.30am-6.30pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. Inquiries: prixpictet.com. Ends May 27

Christie's HK Spring Auctions 2012

Asian art: preview: May 24, 26, 10.30am-6pm, May 25, 10.30am-6.30pm; auctions May 26, 7pm, May 27, 10am, 3pm. Chinese paintings: previews, May 24, 26, 10.30am-6pm, May 25, 27-28, 10.30am-6.30pm; auctions: May 28, 2.30pm, May 29, 10am, 2.30pm, 3pm. ; jewels, May 29, 1.30pm. Chinese ceramics and works of art: previews, May 24, 26, 10.30am-6pm, May 25, 27-29, 10.30am-6.30pm; auctions: May 30, 10.30am, 11.15am, 2.30pm. HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2521 5396. Ends May 30

Daydreaming with ... the HK Edition

Multimedia celebration of art forms that cross borders by more than 30 artists. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: daydreamingwith.com. Ends Jun 7

Interplay

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

A Tribute to Hong Kong Masters

Paintings by Luis Chan, Irene Chou, Gaylord Chan, Liu Kuo-Sung, Chu Hing-wah, Wucius Wong and Leung Kui-ting. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2C Mai On Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Jul 21

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

55 works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso. A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 22

The Multiplicity of Simplicity

Monochrome ceramics produced during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5508. Ends Nov 25

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: I Love Hong Kong, May 24, 6pm, May 26, 2pm; Osiris and His Coffin, May 24, 8pm, May 27, 2pm; Stone Soup, May 25, 6pm, May 26, 8pm; Obon: The Lonely Zombie, May 25, 8pm; Dance Turtle Dance, May 26, 11am, May 30, 6pm; We All Love Porridge + The Smartest Giant In Town, May 26, 5pm, May 27, 11am; The Swallow's Gift, May 27, 5pm, May 29, 6pm; and A Midsummer Night's Phantasy: A Sci-Fi Shakespearean Tale, May 27, 8pm, May 31, 6pm. In English. Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547.9114

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 struggles and social change through ordinary objects such as radios and rice cookers. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Until May 26, 7.45pm, also May 26-27, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Claude Debussy Portrait

Percussions Claviers de Lyon performs works by Debussy and two contemporary French composers. A Le French May programme. May 24, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9104

Les Pas Perdus - Grand Central, Adieu

Emilie Guillot directs the HK Theatre Association production of Denise Bonal's play set in a big city railway station where a variety of farewells occur. In French with English simplified surtitles. Until May 26, 8pm, also May 26, 2.30pm, HK Rep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2851 0091

Giselle

The HK Ballet stages a production of the romantic tale of a young peasant woman who dies and then protects her lover from a group of evil spirits. May 25-27, 7.30pm, also May 26-27, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Gongs and Drums

The HK Academy for Performing Arts performs Cantonese Opera works: Obstructing the Horse, Fengyi Pavilion (from Lu Bu and Diaochan), Ghost's Lament (from Red Plum Bower), Bestows the Gift of a Sword at Baihua Pavilion, and Eight Great Mallets (from Twin Lance Lu Wenlong), May 25, 7.30pm; and Mothers and Sons, May 26, 7.30pm. Both shows: In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$55, HK$85 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Brautigam Plays Mendelssohn

Paul McCreesh conducts Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Beethoven. May 25-26, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Endgame

Alice Theatre Laboratory's production of Samuel Beckett's one-act play about four people trapped in someone's home after an apocalyptic disaster. In Cantonese. May 25-27, 8pm, also May 26-27, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

New Writing Theatre Festival 2012 - Who Killed the Elephant

On & On Theatre Workshop stages Vee Leong's play about an Orwellian world getting ever noisier, yet not much is being heard. In Cantonese. May 25-27, 8pm, also May 26, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Unit 7, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

The Gnostic Eden

Pleroma Theatre Production's multimedia dance adaptation of three Nag Hammadi texts based on the gnostic interpretation of the biblical myths. In Cantonese and Putonghua. May 25-27, 8pm, Y-Theatre, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$120-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9238 3158

The One

Club en Rose's drama about relationships and the shooting of a porn film at The One hotel. In Cantonese. May 25-27, 8pm, May 27, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquires: 9271 1282

Urban Ballet

Compagnie R?volution performs a mixture of ballet and street dance choreographed by Anthony ?gea to music by Vivaldi and Ravel. A Le French May programme. May 25-26, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, HK$180-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

AMeiZING World Tour Live 2012 - HK

Taiwanese singer A-Mei performs Mando-pop and alternative music with Taiwanese aboriginal characteristics. May 25-26, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Hamlet

HK Theatre Works performs a modern-day version of William Shakespeare's play about a Danish prince who seeks revenge against his uncle for killing his father, taking the throne and marrying his mother. In Cantonese. May 26-27, 2.30pm, also May 26, 7.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3173 3660

The Elephant Man

Chung King-fai and Ko Tin-lung direct Chung Ying Theatre Company's production of Bernard Pomerance's play relating the true story of a deformed man who was abandoned by his family and exhibited in a circus as a monster. In Cantonese. May 26-27, Jun 2-3, 2.30pm, also May 26, 31-Jun 2, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Hey! Say! Jump Asia First Tour 2012 in Hong Kong

The Japanese boy band in concert. May 26-27, 3pm, also 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$580, HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@puffinent.net

Cantonese Operatic Songs Concert

Chan Kim-sing, Chan Wing-yee, Ng Chin- fung, Li Lung, Wong Chiu-kwan and Nam Fung sing Cantonese Opera songs such as 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

HK Society for the Promotions of Cantonese Opera

The society presents performances of: Mistake at the Flower Festival, May 26, 7.30pm; and The Purple Hairpin, May 27. 7.30pm. Both shows: In Cantonese. Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

Three Tales

Percussions Claviers de Lyon recreates Charles Perrault's stories in a video format featuring storytelling images and Maurice Ravel's music. A Le French May programme. May 26, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9104

Talking With

Aurora Theatre performs Jane Martin's play consisting of 11 monologues, each featuring a different woman who talks about her life. In English. May 27, 2pm, 8pm, Grappa Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$200, includes one drink. Inquiries: 9141 4544

HK Summer Jazz Festival 2012

Nils Landgren Quartet and Swedish jazz vocalist Viktoria Tolstoy perform, May 29, 8pm; and the John Abercrombie Trio play, May 30, 8pm. Youth Square, Y-Theatre, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2523 8292. Italian alto saxophonist and composer Rosario Giuliani performs with the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, May 31, 8pm, HK$180, HK$280. Japanese jazz musician Itsumi Komano, Hong Kong's CityWinds Ensemble and the HK Youth Jazz Orchestra perform, Jun 1, 8pm, HK$180, HK$280. The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, Komano, vocalist Elaine Liu, cabaret artist Rick Lau and the Soho Collective vocal quartet perform, Jun 3, 8pm, HK$100-280 Urbtix. All concerts: HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 9600 8264

Annie

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a young girl's search for family and love that takes her on a journey from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire businessman. In English with Chinese surtitles. May 31-Jun 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 7pm, Jun 8, 4pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Splendour in the Cathedrals under Louis XIV

Herve Niquet conducts French musical ensemble Le Concert Spirituel performing works by composers including Henri Fremart, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Pierre Bouteiller. A Le French May programme. May 31, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Summer Time with Scotty and Lulu

Children's music and comedy show in which Scotty takes Lulu and the HK Happy Crew on a summertime adventure on his new magic flying carpet. In English. Jun 1-3, 4.30pm, also Jun 2-3, 10am, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$108-HK$388 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2987 7370

Evacuation Order

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's dance drama about events of 1662 after Qing dynasty Emperor Kangxi orders the evacuation of coastal areas in southern China in hope of severing support for the anti-government movement. Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra in providing live musical accompaniment, Jun 1-2, 7.45pm, Jun 3, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$350. Performances to recorded music, Jun 9, 7.45pm, Jun 10, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

Fount of Inspiration

Hans Graf conducts Italian-American flautist Marina Piccinini and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Resphigi, Ibert and Tchaikovsky. Jun 1-2, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Johnny Winter Live in Hong Kong

The blues rock guitarist-singer and his band in concert. Jun 1, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$600, HK$800 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2573 3018

Seven: Lost and Lust

Class 7A Drama Group production about a property agent who finds a videotape showing a couple having sex in an apartment and is stunned by what unfolds after he tries to find out more about the video. In Cantonese. Jun 1-3, 8pm, also Jun 2-3, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0274

Try Difference, Make Differences

Eman Lam Yee-man stars in W Theatre's musical comedy about a brother and a sister's attempt to achieve commercial success. In Cantonese. Jun 1-3, 5-6, 8pm, Jun 2-3, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$230, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678

Concert by Wang Kwong Chinese Orchestra

Xia Feiyun, Li Chun-sang, Leung Yan-chiu, Hung Chun-ming conduct saxophonist Kevin Ling, pianist Avan Yu and the orchestra performing works including Huang Anlun's Chinese Rhapsody No 3 and Xu Jingxin's The Spring River Flows. Jun 2, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Son Yeol-eum Plays Mozart

Jason Lai conducts Korean pianist Son and the HK Sinfonietta performing Arvo Part's Fratres, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 and Brahms' Symphony No 4 in E Minor. Jun 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

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