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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

To the Last Man: Canadian Troops in the Battle of Hong Kong

Exhibition about the gallantry displayed during the second world war by the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada in their defence of Hong Kong, as well as their days in the prisoner-of-war camps. Today, 10am-5pm, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. 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 a reconstruction of Master Wong's famous Po Chi Lam clinic, and 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

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

Collection Highlights - Artefacts of Dr Sun Yat-sen's First Wife, Lu Muzhen

Exhibition about the low-profile Lu Muzhen (1867-1952), that aims to give a deeper understanding of the people close to the Chinese revolutionary-statesman. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun,10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

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; and Cultivating life and soul. 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

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 20-23, 7.30pm, Jun 23-24, 2pm, also Jun 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Anhui Huangmei Opera Theatre

Li Wen and Yu Shun star in the Anhui troupe's production of The Seventh Fairy Maiden, Jun 20; and Sun Juan, Wu Yaling and Jiang Jianguo star in its production of The Female Consort of the Princess, Jun 21. Both shows: in Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Filumena

Adam Harris directs the Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK and Macau, and Stylus Production's presentation of Eduardo de Filippo's play revolving around a former prostitute and the wealthy shopkeeper who wants to annul their marriage after realising she convinced him to marry her by pretending to be near death. In English. Jun 20-23, 8pm, also Jun 23-24, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Mr Rubber Hard

PIP Theatre's Jim Chim Sui-man in a one-man comedy show playing 50 roles, including Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Andy Lau Tak-wah. Jun 21-24, 7.30pm, also Jun 23-23, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190-HK$430 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Good Music This Lunch

Violinist James Cuddeford, cellist Chang Pei-chieh and other HK Sinfonietta musicians play works by Corelli, Rossini and Dvorak. Jun 22, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a little boy who runs way from home after quarrelling with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jun 22-23, 7.45pm, Jun 24, 4.30pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$140; Jun 29-30, 7.45pm, Jul 1, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Jul 7, 7.45pm, Jul 8. 4.30pm, North District Town hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River

Chen Xieyang conducts gaohu player Hsin Hsiao-ling, pianist Chloe Pak and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers, and Tan Dun's The Northwest Suite. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Mozart's Serenade - Gran Partita

Concerto da Camera performs Mozart's Serenade No 10, Gran Partita. Jun 22, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 30, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

International Military Tattoo in Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR

The Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, Guard of Honour of the Chinese People's Liberation Army HK Garrison, Royal Australian Navy Band, Russian Frontier Guard Band, Bursa Mehter Band of Turkey, Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, US 7th Fleet Band, HK Police Band, HK Association of Choral Societies, Girl Students Marching Band of Jiangxi Normal University and O'Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers Australia perform. Jun 22-24, 8pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Also outdoor performances: Jun 23, 4-5pm, Plaza, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 24, 4pm, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Mooring

Unlock Dancing Plaza performs a dance work choreographed by Dam Van Huynh whose inspiration and story come from within the artists themselves. Jun 22-23, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Sing Handel Mozart Sing

Nicholas McGegan conducts English bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Rameau, Handel and Mozart. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Western Xia Hotel

Ryan Yan Pat-to directs On & On Theatre Workshop's production of his adaptation of Taiwanese writer Lo Yi-chin's Hotel Xixia telling the story of a young man staying in a desolate hotel who claims to be the last descendant of the Western Xia. In Cantonese. Jun 22-24, 8pm, also Jun 23, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

Oompa Loompa!

Kids' Gallery performs a musical following Algernon, one of Willy Wonka's special Oompa Loompa helpers, as he rises from the chocolate factory floor to international fame and fortune. In English. Jun 23-24, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2501 4842

Tang Mei-yun Taiwanese Opera Company (Gezi Opera)

Tang Mei-yun, Hsu Hsiu-nien, Xiao Mi star in the Taiwanese gezi opera troupe's productions of: The Princess and the Hunter, Jun 23; and Love on Pregnancy, Jun 24. Both shows: In Taiwanese with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

K-Pop Festival - Music Bank Hong Kong 2012

K-pop groups TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Beast, CnBlue, F(x), MBlaq, Infinite and IU in concert. Jun 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$780-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

2012 Music Carnival

The Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) Primary School Band, Heep Yunn Primary School Symphony Orchestra, La Salle College Wind Orchestra, Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section), St Joseph's Primary School Choir, St Stephen's Girls' Priamry School Choir, tenor David Quah and soprano Jovita Leung perform. Jun 24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5198 0328

Chimes of Bella Voce

HK Bel Canto Ensemble performs highlights from Mozart's Don Giovanni. Jun 24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9250 08251

Jason Mraz 'Tour Is A Four Letter Word'

The American pop-rock singer-songwriter in concert. Jun 24, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Asian New Story Live in Hong Kong

The J-pop vocaloid group in concert. Jun 24, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$120-HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: culthk.com

Jingkun Theatre

Kunqu master Yu Zhenfei's disciples, Cai Zhengren and Tang Yuen-ha, star in performances of Kunqu opera excerpts: The Little Cowherd; Asking the Way (from The Chain Scheme), Drafting the Petition, Three Brought into the Judge's Chambers and The Reunion (from A Miraculous Double Reunion), Jun 26; and Beating the Flower Drum; Looking Homeward (from Su Wu Herding Sheep); The Portrait, Finding the Portrait, Calling upon the Picture, The Phantom Union and The Elopement (from The Peony Pavilion), Jun 27. Both shows: In artificial stage language with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

It's a 60's Thing

Kassia Women's Choir performs 1960s pop songs originally sung by artists such as Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black and Cher. Jun 26-27, 8pm, 5/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2575 3931

Tong Dik Seng's Cantonese Opera Classics

Art of Cantonese Opera Association presents performances of: Rejuvenation of the Red Plum, Jun 27-28, 7.30pm; Tale of the Purple Hairpin, Jun 29-Jul 1, 7.30pm; and Floral Princess (Youth Edition), Jul 1, 1.30pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

Cinema

Refugee Film Festival

The United Nations Refugee Agency presents a programme of seven films about displaced peoples, including the following two. Jun 20-26. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 3278

Desert Flower

Drama based on the life of Waris Dirie, an international supermodel who fled Somalia and a forced marriage at the age of 13. In English with Chinese subtitles. Jun 20, 24, 7.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Refugees

Documentary about a wave of desperate African refugees, many from Darfur, who crossed the desert border into Israel in 2007, and a group of Israeli volunteers who defy their government's position to help them. In Arabic, Hebrew and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 20, 9.50pm, Jun 23, 7.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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