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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am




Exhibition in public spaces of sculptor Nathalie Decoster's bronze figures with geometrical structures. A Le French May programme. Today, open 24 hours, Chater Garden; Statue Square; Mandarin Oriental HK, 5 Connaught Rd, Central; and HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends today

The British Cut

Works by more than 25 artists, including David Hockney and Chris Levine, giving their perspectives into the complex negotiations between money, art and power. Today, 11am-5pm, The Space, 210 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2361 1210. Ends today

Daydreaming with ... the HK Edition

Multimedia celebration of art forms that cross borders by featuring works by more than 30 artists including Jamie Shovlin, Emma Richardson, Huang Rui, Simon Birch and Wing Shya. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: daydreamingwith.com. Ends Thu

Crazy about Yves

Items from stylist Olivier Chatenet's private collection dedicated to the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. A Le French May programme. Daily, 9am-8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends Jun 11

Public Fair No 1

Works by Korean installation artist Suitman, American sculptor Cody Hudson, Korean creative studio Sticky Monster Lab, Japanese muralist-installation artist duo Hitotzuki. Daily, 10am-10pm, L107, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends Jul 8

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

An Honest Statement

Jules De Balincourt's paintings use abstract visual language and direct societal subject matter to create diversified visuals of content and space. A Le French May programme. Mon-Thu, 10.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends Sept 9

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (including ceramics, gold and silverware, paintings and textiles) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century with dragon images on them. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

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 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: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Jun 3, 11am; Jack and the Flying Ship, Jun 3, 2pm, Jun 7, 6pm; Welcome to the Theatre: An Evening of Twisted Transformations and Heinous Happenings, Jun 3, 5pm; Beautiful and Beastly, Jun 3, 8pm, Jun 6, 8pm; The Curse of Anula's Eye, Jun 5, 6pm; A Mad Cap Fairy Tale, Jun 5, 8pm; The Knight's Cat, Jun 6, 8, 6pm; Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 7, 10, 8pm; The 2012 Stage Group Review, Jun 8, 8pm; The Imaginarium of Dr Seuss, Jun 9, 11am, Jun 10, 5pm; On the Water, Jun 9, 2pm, Jun 12, 6pm; The Grand High Witch, Jun 9, 5pm, Jun 10, 2pm; and The Witch's Cat, Jun 9, 8pm, Jun 10, 11am. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114


Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a 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 3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, also Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 7pm, Jun 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, 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 3, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Evacuation Order

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's 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 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

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 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 sister's attempt to achieve commercial success. In Cantonese. Jun 3, 3pm, also Jun 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 3, 7.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, free admission with ticket. Inquiries: 3110 3547

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 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

Academy Piano Recital by Rachel Cheung

Pianist Rachel Cheung Wai-ching plays works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Schubert. Jun 5, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8517


Passoverdance performs a work choreographed by Pewan Chow (who also dances) and Rosalind Newman exploring the difficulties and obstacles in life, and the possible solutions to resolving them or to achieving a breakthrough. Jun 6-7, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 2pm, 5pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Passeggiata Partenopea

The Discantus Quartet performs choir music including works by Scarlatti and GB Pergolesi; musician Agostino Oliviero and soprano Cinzia Rizzone also feature. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know

HK Singers' musical comedy revue offering travel tips and cautionary travel tales. In English. Jun 6-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Rep Black Box Theatre, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.hksingers.com

The Glamorous Voice - The Music of Eric Whitacre

Paul Hondorp conducts the Chinese University of HK Chorus performing works by American composer Whitacre and a selection of American folk songs, and Leon Chu conducts the choir performing works by Chan Ning-chi, Tang Lok-yin and Jan Tien-hao. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140, HK$200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6030 5684

In The Steps Of Petipa

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from five works by former troupe dancer turned ballet master Marius Petipa and choreographed by Charles Jude. A Le French May programme. Jun 6-7, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Bier Sound

Asian People's Theatre Festival Society presents a drama with multimedia elements exploring death and coffins. In Cantonese. Jun 7-9, 8pm, also Jun 8, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2891 8482


Lee Chun-chow directs On & On Theatre Workshop's presentation of British playwright Sarah Kane's drama revolving around a pair of old lovers who wrestle with love and engage in a violent power struggle. In Cantonese. Jun 7-11, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630


Trinity Theatre's nostalgic musical theatre show connecting music and memories featuring Canto-pop songs from the 1980s to the present. In Cantonese. Jun 8-10, 7.45pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$240; and Jun 15-16, 7.45pm, also Jun 16, 2.45pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Happy Funeral

Chasing Culture's drama about a son preparing for a big funeral for his late property mogul father who works with a funeral agent trying to save his failing family business. In Cantonese. Jun 8-9, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 6963


Jun Markl conducts pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and HK Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Ravel. Jun 8-9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Music for Tranquility of Mind VI

Yan Huichang conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Joshua Chan's Reverie of Green Pastures and Chen Ning-chi's How Often Do We Have a Bright Moon? Tam Po-shek hosts and facilitates music appreciation. In Cantonese. Jun 8-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The Last Adventure Race

Pulse Theatre's drama about how a man's terminal cancer diagnosis acts as a catalyst for his family and leads his wife and son to learn to forgive and love once again. In Cantonese. Jun 8-10, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts C, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9627 8639

Fine Piping - Traditional and Crossover

Great Highland bagpipe and bellowpipes player Chris Lee performs a range of pipe music; Pearl River String Band, Irish flautist and whistle and bodhran player Michael Spangfort and suona and guanzi player Ge Li also feature. Jun 8, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9876 6035

Cantonese Opera Excerpts Showcase

Yau Ma Tei Theatre Commissioning programme featuring performances of six Cantonese Opera excerpts. In Cantonese. Jun 9-10, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2264 8108

HK Society for the Promotions of Cantonese Opera

The society presents Cantonese Opera performances of: Widow, Jun 9; and The Reincarnation of a Beauty, Jun 10. Both shows: 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

2012 Cellistra Annual Concert

The cello ensemble and PHC Wing Kwong College handbells ensemble perform works by Jean Francaix, Alfredo Piatti, Werner Egk and Clarence Mak. Jun 9, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9042 4090

Genesis and Spirit : The Cultural Legacy of Shu

Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the Home Affairs Bureau present a gala performance of Sichuan intangible cultural heritage such as rod puppetry, the polyphonic singing of the Qiang ethnic group and the shaman's dance of the Yi ethnic group. Jun 9-10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2565 7707

Tanya Just Say So

Mando-pop singer-songwriter Tanya Chua Chian-ya in concert. Jun 9, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3741 1033

Chinese Man

The French hip hop collective performs. A Le French May programme. Jun 9, 8.30pm, Hang Out, Youth Outreach Centre, 2 Holy Cross Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$200 (Presale at Alliance Francaise, Wan Chai and Jordan), HK$260 (door). Inquiries: frenchmay.com



Action-thriller revolving around a Hollywood stunt performer moonlighting as a getaway driver (Ryan Gosling) who discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist goes wrong. In English with Chinese subtitles. Jun 3, noon, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

Restored Treasures

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a continuing series of movies that have undergone restoration work, including the following film. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2901

All About Eve

Joseph L Mankiewicz's drama about an ingenue who befriends an ageing stage actress and her circle of theatre friends with the intention of pushing the older woman aside. Starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. In English. Jun 3, 10, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

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


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

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 one. Until Jun 2. Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$65 asiasociety.org.hk. Inquiries: 2103 9516

Crossing the Line

Daniel Gordon's documentary about James Dresnok, an American soldier who defected to North Korea during the cold war in the 1960s and where he has remained since. In English and Korean with English subtitles. Jun 3, 4pm, Jun 12, 7.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

Critics' Choice 2012 - The Films in Their Times

The Film Programmes Office presents a selection of six films chosen by members of the HK Film Critics Society, including the following film. Until Oct 28. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900


Humberto Solas' 1968 drama, depicting 70 years of revolutionary progression in Cuba, explores the lives and loves of three Cuban women named Lucia during the significant years of 1895, 1933 and 1965. In Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 3, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Jun 23, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Around Town

Jonathan Fenby

The veteran journalist-analyst discusses recent developments and changes in China. Jun 4, 8.45am (reception, 8am; breakfast, 8.15am), Club Lusitano, 25/F, 16 Ice House Street, Central, HK$400 (Friends of the HK International Literary Festival HK$360), includes breakfast, registration required. He also presents his overview of China and talks about his Tiger Head, Snake Tails book. Jun 4, 7.30pm (reception, 7pm), Duke of Windsor Social Services Building, 2/F 15 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 (HK International Literary Festival HK$170), registration required. Both events: In English. Inquiries: 2865 0421

To the Edge of Endurance

Explorer-environmental scientist Tim Jarvis talks about his experiences on expeditions to some of the world's most remote regions, including the South and North Poles and across Australia's Great Victoria Desert. In English. Jun 4, 7.30pm (reception, 6.30pm), HK Football Club, 3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley, HK$150 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$100). Inquiries: 2583 9700

Blended or Bi-Cultural: What Happens to Boomerangs and Sea Turtles?

City University of New York cultural psychology professor Nan Sussman discusses cultural identity, shifts of thought, emotional responses, and behavioural flexibility pertaining to the Hongkongers who have returned since the handover and mainlanders who have gone back after study or work abroad. In English. Jun 6, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

International yoga and wellness conference for bodies and minds; with exhibition, classes and other events. Jun 7-10, 7.30am-7.30pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free entry to general conference, varying prices and registration required for specific classes and special events. Inquiries: 3691 3981

The World's Sudden Surge of Women Political Leaders

Smith College president Carol Christ lectures about women taking a larger portion of global leadership roles, what has changed, and how this development could affect global governance and diplomacy. In English. Jun 7, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Exploring Burma's Geography and Nature

China Research and Exploration Society chairman Wong How-man talks about the past and future state of exploration of Myanmar, and biologist and naturalist William Bleisch comments on the history of scientific exploration of the country. In English. Jun 7, 7.30pm (reception, 6.30pm), The American Club HK, 48/F Two Exchange Square, Central, HK$200 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$150). Inquiries: 2583 9700

Oceans '12

Party With A Purpose's fund-raising event featuring DJ Antwone and Sawatzky spinning tech house, and music by acoustic guitarists and percussionists; proceeds to Ocean Recovery Alliance and Sea Shepherd HK. Jun 8, 9.30pm, Volar, B/F, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK$250 (advance), HK$300 (door), includes one free drink. Inquiries: partywithapurpose.hk