PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 June, 2012, 12:00am



Daydreaming with ... the HK Edition

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

Important Contemporary Chinese Artists

Works by Zao Wou-ki, Chu Teh-chun, Chao Chung-hsiang, Walasse Ting, T'ang Haywen, Ju Ming, Yu You-han and Li Shan. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts, Rm 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Jun 16

I Remember

Liu Xiaofang's photographic series about childhood memory. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Jun 23

Sherrie Levine

Works by the American photographer and appropriation artist that explore the recontextualisation and reworking of the found object. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Simon Lee Gallery, 304, 3/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2801 6252. Ends Jun 25

Panda Warriors

Ceramic figurative sculptures by Zhang Wanxin that recall the terracotta soldiers of the Qin dynasty. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Jun 29

Hidden Emotion

Abstract paintings by Ling Lai and Silvia Chan that express the feelings deep inside their minds and hearts. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Jul 7

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 30

Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters

Works by Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok Mang-ho, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong - who all spent time in New York in the 1980s and the early '90s. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Aug 12

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: Jack and the Flying Ship, Jun 7, 6pm; Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 7, 10, 8pm; The Knight's Cat, Jun 8, 6pm; 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; The Witch's Cat, Jun 9, 8pm, Jun 10, 11am; Off Stage at Troy, Jun 12-13, 8pm; Mowgli's Jungle Journey, Jun 13-14, 6pm; Marvin the Monkey Drummer and the Pot of Truth, Jun 14-15, 8pm; The Animal Band, Jun 15, 6pm, Jun 16, 11am; The Giant's Garden, Jun 16-17, 2pm; Follow the Animal Tale, Jun 16-17, 5pm; and The Scorpion Queen, Jun 16-17, 5pm. 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 7-9, 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

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


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 achieving a breakthrough. Jun 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

Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know

HK Singers' musical comedy revue offering travel tips and cautionary travel tales. In English. Until Jun 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:

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 7, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Featuring Loretta

DEER Theatre performs George Walker's dark comedy centring on a recent widow who retires 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


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 M?rkl conducts pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Debussy, Saint-Sa?ns 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 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 bellow pipes player Chris Lee performs a range of 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

Four Tendances

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from its repertoire, highlighting works created 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:

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

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. 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

2012 Cellistra Annual Concert

The cello ensemble and PHC Wing Kwong College handbells ensemble perform works by Jean Fran?aix, 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's 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 (Advance at Alliance Fran?aise, Wan Chai and Jordan), HK$260 (door). Inquiries:

Gerard Lenorman

The French pop singer in concert. A Le French May programme. Jun 10, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Harmonica Recital by Ho Kit-fun

Harmonica player Ho performs works including Faure's Sicilienne, Schubert's Ave Maria and Mui Kwong-chiu's Prelude for Harmonica; pianist-harpist Sam Khan accompanies. Jun 11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Brightness Of Life

Theatre comedian Jacques Weber mixes improvisation, quotes and excerpts from works by writers including Duras, Flaubert and Moliere. A Le French May programme. In French with English surtitles. Jun 12-14, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9104

James Hill 2012 Concert

The Canadian ukulele player performs; cellist Anne Davison also features. Jun 12, 8pm, Academic Community Hall, HK Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2418 9355

Berenika Plays Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Woo Zun-hin conducts the Polish-Canadian pianist and the HK Chamber Orchestra performing works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Jun 13, 8.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$80-HK$120 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6077 8572

La Veuve Joyeuse (The Merry Widow)

City Opera performs Franz Lehar's operetta set in Paris in 1905 about a wise, beautiful and wealthy widow whose countrymen attempt to keep her money in their Kingdom of Marsovie by finding her a suitable husband from within their ranks. A Le French May programme. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 14-15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$280-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Punchline Comedy Club

Comedians Paul Myrehaug, Brian Higgins, and Jeremy O'Donnell perform. In English. Jun 14-16, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Good Music for Babies

Jason Lai conducts (and presents in English) clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai and the other members of the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Rachmaninov's Vocalise and Ng Cheuk-yin's Little Star Fantasia. Jun 15, 7.30pm, Jun 16-17, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province

Yu Jiulin, Lu Jia and Zhu Yingyuan star in The Story of the West Chamber (Southern Qu), Jun 15; Shen Fengying and Zhou Xuefeng star in The Palace of Eternal Life, Jun 16; and Wang Shiyu, Wang Fang, Zhang Shizheng, Tao Hongzhen and others perform Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations (from The Pavilion of Chanting in the Wind), The Shock of an Ugly Face (from The Mistake Caused by a Kite), Forcing Her Hand for a Divorce (from Lanke Mountain), Accompanying Jingniang for Thousands of Miles, and Kneeling by the Pond (from The Lioness Roars), Jun 17. All shows: In artificial stage language with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

HKCO4U 3+1 Huqin Quartet

HK Chinese Orchestra gaohu player Wong Lok-ting, erhu player Xu Hui, zhonghu player Mao Qinghua and gehu player An Yue play works including Zheng Bing's The Sky and the Well, Zhou Chenglong's The Land of My Home and Wang Se's Cloud ? Wind. Jun 15-16, 8pm, HKCO Recital Hall, 7/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600


We Draman Group performs Steven Berkoff's play in which Jesus is a revolutionary and politician capable of manipulating history and popular opinion to achieve his aims and, to fufil a hyped-up prophecy, stages his own resurrection as a stunt show with the support of his 12 disciples. Jun 15-16, 8pm, also Jun 16-17, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Minamata: A Requiem

Musician-composer Kung Chi-shing, new media artist Kingsley Ng and other artists collaborate to produce and perform a music theatre requiem for the earth. Jun 15-16, 8pm, also Jun 16, 3pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Dialogue 2012

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Forum presents: Japan's Muhosha performing Yume Miru Kikai (the Dream-making Machine), a playback theatre show in which actors get messages or stories from audiences and improvise (in Japanese and Cantonese), and Hong Kong's littlebreath performing Border, a physical theatre work inspired by Estonian novel Piirinik (Border State) (in Cantonese), Jun 15, 8pm, Jun 16, 3pm; and Singapore's Little Red Shop performs Ai, Si, a theatre piece centring on a pair of lovers and the search for ideal love (in English, Mandarin and Malay), and Hong Kong's Actors' Square's Pandora, a play about Pandora who opens a box and lets all manner of evil escape, leaving only Hope remaining inside (in Cantonese), Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9845 4699


City Contemporary Dance Company performs The Tale of Miles (choreographed by Mui Cheuk-yin, Guangdong Modern Dance Company performs Voice After (choreographed by Liu Qi) and BeijingDance/LDTX performs First Ritual (choreographed by Li Hanzhong and Ma Bo). Jun 15-16, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803

When Tchaikovsky Meets Moser

Alexander Vedernikov conducts German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture and Rococo Variations, and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet (Vedernikov Suite). Jun 15-16, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030