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Going out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Transformation of the Qipao

Exhibition on a variety of cheongsam and the development of the classic Chinese dress in relation to socio-cultural changes from the late Qing dynasty to today. Today, 10am- 10pm, Central Atrium, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Rd, West Kowloon. Inquiries: 2132 8700. Ends today

Landscapes

Chen Hongxin's oil paintings of rural Chinese landscapes and life. Today, 1pm-6pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends today

Convergence

Sindy Lau, Steve Yuen, William Tsang, Joe Lee, Jacob Chan, Tommy Wong, Sylvia Yau and Nina Kawamata's paintings exploring self-introspection, relationships with friends, and feelings for the city and nature. Today, 1pm-7pm, Part-of Gallery, G/F, 16 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9096 7755. Ends today

Mark Demsteader

The British figurative artist's intimate depictions of the female form. Today, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends today

Dream Lands

Phyu Mon's photographs aim to unleash dreams and push the limits of imagination. Today, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends today

Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei

The first of a series of pre-opening 'nomadic' exhibitions curated by M+; with works by seven artists installed in different locales. Kwan Sheung-chi and Wong Wai-yin: Shop 4, G/F, 16-24A Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei. Leung Mee-ping: Portland St/Man Ming Lane Sitting-out Area, Yau Ma Tei; and Recycling Shop, G/F, 10A Portland St, Yau Ma Tei. Erkka Nissinen: G/F shop, 168 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei. Pak Sheung-chuen: Junction of Temple St and Kansu St, Yau Ma Tei; HK Reader Book Store, 7/F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Mong Kok; and Uncle Po Bible Calligraphy, Shop B, G/F, 326 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei. Tsang Kin- wah: Junction of Kansu St and Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei. Yu Lik-wai: Office 1/F, Yen Chun Building, 18-26 Portland St, Yau Ma Tei. Today, 10am-7pm. Inquiries: 2200 0204. Ends today

June 4 Memorial Museum

Exhibition commemorating the pro-democracy movement that swept the mainland in 1989. Today, noon-8pm, 2/F, 269 Yu Chau St, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2782 6111. Ends today

Benevolence and Loftiness: The Cinematic Legend of Wong Fei-hung

Exhibition about the legendary kung fu master's life and times that includes stills and clips from movies about him. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Jul 22

Imperishable Affection: The Art of Feng Zikai

Cartoon works by the educationist, man of letters and artist presented under two themes: Creating a world of compassion (May 25-Oct 7); and Cultivating life and soul (May 25-Jul 25). Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 7

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: The Witch's Cat, Jun 10, 11am; The Grand High Witch, Jun 10, 2pm; The Imaginarium of Dr Seuss, Jun 10, 5pm; Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 10, 8pm; On the Water, Jun 12, 6pm; 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

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 10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, also Jun 10, 17, 24, 7pm, Jun 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Maze

Passoverdance performs a work that explores the difficulties and obstacles in life, and the possible solutions to resolving them or achieving a breakthrough. Jun 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 tales. In English. 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

Blasted

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 10, 3pm, also Jun 10-11, 8pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

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 10, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

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 10, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 6963

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 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 10, 3pm, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts C, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9627 8639

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: frenchmay.com

Cantonese Opera Excerpts Showcase

Yau Ma Tei Theatre Commissioning programme featuring performances of six Cantonese Opera excerpts. In Cantonese. Jun 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 a Cantonese Opera performance of The Reincarnation of a Beauty. Jun 10, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

Sing-a-long

Trinity Theatre's nostalgic musical theatre show connecting music and memories featuring Canto-pop songs from the 1980s to the present. In Cantonese. Jun 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

Genesis and Spirit: The Cultural Legacy of Shu

The Ministry of Culture 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 10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2565 7707

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: frenchmay.com

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

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

Messiah

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 fulfil 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 on 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

Triptych

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

Stand Alone Zone

Systeme Castafiore makes use of dance, images and sound effects to conjure up a hidden chamber said to be holding the secret of the world. A Le French May programme. Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 6pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Donald Cheung Live in Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singer Donald Cheung Wai-man performs. Jun 16-17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Frances Yip X Yao Jue X Elisa Chan

Canto-pop singers Francis Lai-yee and Elisa Chan Kit-ling, and violinist Yao perform. Jun 16, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765

Cinema

100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films made between 1916 and 1999, including the following film. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 www.cinema.com.hk; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Money

Comedy tracing the journey of a bag of cash - the loot from a bank robbery - from one pair of hands to another. Starring Cheung Ying, Pak Yin, Cheung Wood-yau and Ng Cho-fan. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 10, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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. 10, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

A Retrospective: Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012

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

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

Liz Mermin's 2004 documentary about an American-run makeup and hairstyling school set up for Afghan women as they re-enter public life. In English and Dari with English subtitles. Jun 10, 4pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Puff) 2012

Experimenta presents a programme of more than 25 international independent feature and short films, including the following one. Until Jun 23. Experimenta, Lower G/F, Shop B, 89-95 Hollywood Rd, Central; and Hidden Agenda, 2A Wing Fu Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip St, Kwun Tong, free for Puff members. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$60 HK Ticketing. XXX Gallery, B/F Fui Nam Building, 212 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, HK$30. Inquiries: hkpuff.com

Dusk of the Peeping Tom

Drama-comedy about a shy Japanese office worker who resorts to a sex machine because his girlfriend doesn't like to be touched. In Japanese with English subtitles. Jun 10, 8pm, Hidden Agenda.

Around Town

The Design of Change: Reinventing the National Maritime Museum of the Netherlands

National Maritime Museum of the Netherlands director-general Willem Bijleveld and Atelier Bruckner head Uwe Bruckner talk about how they transformed a naval depot and armoury built in 1656 into a museum to pass on Dutch maritime heritage and history to a new generation. In English. Jun 11, 3pm-5.30pm, Gloucester Luk Kwok Hotel, 72 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150. Inquiries: 2522 8688

ESU English Reading Club

Gillian Bickley leads a reading and discussion of Jennifer Ching's A Painted Moment. In English. Jun 12, 7pm, English-Speaking Union Office, Room 510A, Kornhill Plaza, 1 Kornhill Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$95 (English-Speaking Union members HK$80), registration recommended. Inquiries: 2186 8449 (Mon-Fri mornings only)

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: Adventures as a Safari Guide in Southern Africa

Celebrity guide Peter Allison tells a story of the real 'bush', taking as his theme the story of a lioness that mated with the wrong male and the events that followed. In English. Jun 12, 6.30pm (reception, 5.30pm), also 8pm (reception, 7pm), The British Consulate General, 1 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, HK$150 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$100), booking recommended. Inquiries: 2583 9700

Happiness is a Habit - Are Philosophy and Neuroscience the Keys to Mastering Lasting Happiness?

Pia Wong and Dom Langley introduce the topic for discussion and Steve Palmquist moderates. In English. Jun 12, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 3411 7289

Masters of Mixology

American mixologists John Lermayer, Eric Alperin and Adam DelGiudice celebrate the birthplace of the cocktail, Jun 13. Mixologists Manabu Ohtake, Alperin and Lermayer create Asian-inspired cocktails, Jun 14. Mixologists Jim Kearns, Ohtake and Sebastien Reabur concoct drinks based on gin, vodka and scotch, Jun 15. DelGiudice, Reaburn and Kearns create cocktails inspired by the southern hemisphere, Jun 16. All events: from 6pm, MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Rd Central, free entry, booking recommended. Inquiries: 2132 0077

Christie's Wine Auction

Auction of 301 lots of fine and rare wines. Jun 16, noon, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free entry. Inquiries: 2978 6763

Joyce-athon

Reading marathon to celebrate James Joyce's Ulysses and Bloomsday; also featuring music and discussion. In English. Jun 16, noon-10pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo, HK$2,000 (sponsored readers), HK$50 (admission). Inquiries: 2877 9770

Aedas Secret Spaces

Public art project geared towards getting participants to seek out hidden art spaces and find new ways of interpreting public places through art. Guided tours with workshops. In Cantonese and English: Jun 16, 1.30pm, Jun 17, 2.30pm, Jun 23, 1.30pm, Shek Kip Mei; and Jun 30, 2.30pm, Kwun Tong. In English: Jun 23, 2.30pm, Shek Kip Mei; and Jun 24, 2.30pm, Kwun Tong. Free, booking required, location specifics provided in confirmation note. Inquiries: 2877 2656

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