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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Luminant

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

Bestiarium

Konstantin Bessmertny's small portraits of famous people juxtaposed with a three-dimensional work depicting an imaginary world populated with fantastical creatures and mythological people. Today, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary Gallery 1, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends today

Bloom

Paper-cutout drawings on rice paper by Bovey Lee exploring identity issues and her own bicultural experiences as a Hong Kong Chinese living in the US. Today, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends today

Four Symbols ?Eight Faces

Works by local artists Tse Yim-on, Hung Keung, Ho Yuen-leung and Au Ka-wai conveying their yearning for the good old days before radical changes took place in Hong Kong. Today, 11am-3pm, iPreciation, Shop LG1-3, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central. Inquiries: 2537 8869. Ends today

Hong Kong inVISIBLE

Works by artists including Man Fung-yi, Kum Chi-keung and Lam Tung-pang - all of whom grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from local colleges and universities. 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

Unauthorized Entry

Paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by Chan Lai-kuen that juxtapose the familiar with strange elements. Wed-Sat, 11.30am-7pm, Gallery Livi, 5 Ladder St, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2972 4108. Ends Jun 16

Andreas Gursky

Works by the German photographer in both large and smaller formats that deal primarily with social and cultural production. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Jun 16

Chimera

Photographer Stephen Lam's surreal and poetic images from his new book of the same title. Opens today. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9556 3067. Ends Jun 29

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the structure and functions of the human brain that includes depictions of disorders caused by impairments of neural transmission. Opens today. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 10

Performing Arts

Summer Time with Scotty and Lulu

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

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: Welcome to the Theatre: An Evening of Twisted Transformations and Heinous Happenings, Jun 2, 11am, Jun 3, 5pm; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Jun 2, 2pm, Jun 3, 11am; One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Jun 2, 5pm; and A Mad Cap Fairy Tale, Jun 2, 8pm, Jun 5, 8pm. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Annie

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a young girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire. In English with Chinese surtitles. Jun 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, also Jun 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, 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

The Elephant Man

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

Seven: Lost and Lust

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

Try Difference, Make Differences

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

Love In Hong Kong

HKWWP Daily Int'l PR Consultant presents a variety show featuring music, dance and acrobatic performances to celebrate the 15th year of Hong Kong's handover to the mainland. Jun 2-3, 7.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, free admission with ticket. Inquiries: 3110 3547

Evacuation Order

Leung Kwok-shing directs the HK Dance Company's dance drama about events in 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 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

Concert by Wang Kwong Chinese Orchestra

Xia Feiyun, Li Chun-sang, Leung Yan-chiu and 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

Fount of Inspiration

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

HK Summer Jazz Festival 2012

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. HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 9600 8264

Apocalypse Kitchen

Ko's Comedy Theatre presents a talk show by Mark Yu Ying-pin, a former chef for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In Cantonese. Jun 3, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

Cinema

A Retrospective: Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012

Asia Society HK presents a programme of seven films showcasing the diversity and richness of Asian cultures, including the following two films. Jun 2-13. Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$65 asiasociety.org.hk. Inquiries: 2103 9516

Mongolian Ping Pong

Comedy-drama centring on a nine-year-old boy living with his family in a tent on the grasslands whose discovery of a small white ball leads to a life-changing expedition. Ning Hao directs. In Mongolian with English subtitles. Jun 2, 4pm, Jun 8, 7.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

Beijing Taxi

Documentary about three Beijing taxi drivers navigating their way through a quickly changing city preparing for the 2008 Olympics. Wang Miao directs. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Jun 2, 7.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high-definition film captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Until Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Ernani

Film capture of the Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of Giuseppe Verdi's dramatic opera about an outlawed nobleman and two powerful men competing and conspiring to win the hand of a beautiful woman. Starring Angela Meade and Marcello Giordani. In Italian with English subtitles. Jun 2, 7.50pm, Jun 3, 3.30pm, UA Cityplaza, Jun 3, 8pm, Palace IFC.

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