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PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 June, 2012, 12:00am

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Exhibitions

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'. Today, 10am-8pm, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10. Ends today

Hong Kong Currency

Exhibition about different types of currencies in Hong Kong and how their purchasing power has changed over the years. Today, 10am-6pm, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends today

Oriental Literati Art

Sculptures, paintings and mixed-media works by Hsu Wen-jung. Today, 10am-6pm, Pao Galleries, 5/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends today

Beyond the Scenery

Park Young-hak's series of black and white Chinese ink landscape paintings created by mixing charcoal and stone powder on thin Korean papers. Today-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Shin Hwa Gallery, 32 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2803 7960. Ends Sat

King of Canton

Paintings by Yang Jiechang about how the Canton (now Guangdong) region has produced many prominent leaders over the course of history. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Jun 18

Hong Kong Container

Lam Hon-kin's paintings on how our living experiences are shaped by spatial situations and considerations. Daily, noon-8pm, Most Gallery, L7, Shop 12A, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802 9440. Ends Sept 11

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: 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; Beautiful and Beastly, Jun 6, 8pm; Jack and the Flying Ship, Jun 7, 6pm; and Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 7, 10, 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 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 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 8, 4pm, Jun 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 10, 17, 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

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

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 5-6, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$230, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678

Maze

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

Blasted

Lee Chun-chow directs On & On Theatre Workshop's presentation of British playwright Sarah Kane's drama revolving around two old lovers who 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

Featuring Loretta

DEER Theatre performs George Walker's dark situational comedy centring on a recently widow who has retired to a seedy motel room to consider her life choices. In English. Jun 7-9, 8.15pm, Jordan Black Box Theatre, 1/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street, Jordan, free. Inquiries: 9389 7073

Four Tendances

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from its repertoire, highlighting works by French choreographers. A Le French May programme. Jun 8-9, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$220-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Cinema

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space to explore an asteroid 200 million kilometres from earth by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples. 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 orphaned orangutans and elephants, and the 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 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

Videograms of a Revolution

Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica's documentary showing the hour-by-hour history of the 1989 Romanian Revolution that saw the overthrow of Nicolae Ceaucescu but is also an exploration of how it was conceived and seen as a televised event. Mainly in Romanian and German with English subtitles. Jun 4, 6pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan, free. Inquiries: 2517 4620

 

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