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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

For the Love of Chinese Contemporary Art

Sculptures and prints by Chinese artists including Sui Jianguo, Shen Jingdong, Liu Ye, Cui Xiuwen and Ma Jun. Today, 11am-10pm, Ocean Terminal Forecourt; KidX, Ocean Terminal; and Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8666. Ends today

The Greatest Skills of Shu: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Sichuan

Exhibition detailing the determination of international communities in the safeguarding of Sichuan's intangible cultural heritage in the aftermath of the May 12, 2008 earthquake and showing examples of Sichuanese traditional skills such as Kama Gazi Thangka embroidery and Mianzhu woodblock prints. Today, 9am-7pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends today

Steen Ipsen

The Danish artist's organic ceramic sculptures bring to mind images such as clouds, constellation, balloons, DNA, atoms and molecules. A Le French May programme. Today-Sat, 11am-8pm, Galerie NeC, Nilsson et Chiglien - HK, 208-218 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2547 0000. Ends Sat

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. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Jun 29

Chen Ping and Annie Wang Hsiao-wen

Paintings by Chen that draw inspiration from the landscape of Tasmania and works by Wang inspired by a recent trip to Europe. Tue-Fri, 2pm-6pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Gaffer, 13 Western St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Jun 30

A Beautiful Mess - Un Lio Hermoso

Works in various media by Spain-based artists Lusia Sanchez, Maria Dolores Sanchez and Maria Del Mar Monty. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, New Gallery on Old Bailey, 17 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2234 9889. Ends Jun 30

The Nature of Need

Fifty paintings on vertical canvases by American designer-artist Brian 'KAWS' Donnelly that can be viewed as a series, in smaller groups or on their own. Tue-Sat, 11am-8pm, Galerie Perrotin HK, 17/F, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3758 2180. Ends Jun 30

Moment of Peace

Hong Viet Dung's landscape paintings inspired by the countryside, rivers and lakes around his native Hanoi. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Jun 30

Hidden Emotion

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

Transcendental

Watercolour and oil paintings by Myanmese artists Khin Muang Zaw and Zaw Zaw Co show their personal visions of their homeland. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Moon Gallery, Shop 1, G/F Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2858 1771. Ends Jul 20

Lost Innocence

Thai artist Attasit Pokpong's oil paintings express the inner frustration of Thai women. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Wed-Sat, 1pm-6pm, a Gallery, 2-4 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2868 0776. Ends Jul 21

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

Fifty-five 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

Be My Inside Looking Out

Abstract paintings by Australian artist Lara Merrett. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Aug 5

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

New paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer that balance powerful imagery with critical analysis. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends Aug 25

Les Lumieres Imaginaires

Media artist Wong Chi-yung's installation makes use of light to create illusions. A Le French May programme. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes b's Librarie Galerie, 1/F 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends Sept 1

The First Dragon of China

Exhibition about scientific and archaeological investigations into areas such as the origins of dragon artefacts and the symbolic involvement of mythological beasts in politics. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Jan 27, 2013 Performing Arts

Annie

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the popular Broadway musical about a young girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire businessman. In English with Chinese surtitles. Jun 21-23, 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

Sun Juan, Wu Yaling and Jiang Jianguo star in the Anhui troupe's production of The Female Consort of the Princess. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 21, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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 23-24, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190-HK$430 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

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 21-23, 8pm, also Jun 23-24, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Good Music This Lunch

Violinist James Cuddeford, cellist Chang Pei-chieh and other HK Sinfonietta musicians play works by Corelli, Rossini and Dvor?k. 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 away from home after quarrelling with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three little 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

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

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

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 and 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' Primary 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

The 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 60s 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

A Chinese Night Banquet

Bel Canto Singers presents sopranos Maggie Lai, Liew Li-kien and Margaret Yim, mezzo-soprano Emily Lau, tenors Chen Yong and Christopher Leung, baritone Sammy Chien, bass Edmund Kwan and pianist Julie Kuok performing Chinese songs such as Lin Sheng-shih's Gazing at Clouds and Liu Xiaoming's Downstream to Jiangling. Jun 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

It's Oh So Queer (The 3rd Element)

Clifton Kwan Yat-yeung directs and stars in Green Splash Productions' drama about the obstacles homosexuals face in their daily lives and pursuit of love. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jun 28-Jul 1, 8pm, also Jun 30, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6355 0273

Opera Passione - Accademia Teatro alla Scala (Italy)

Sopranos Jung Shi-young Jung and Francesca Ruospo, tenor Kwon Jae-heui, baritone Filippo Fontana and pianist Antonella Poli perform operatic songs by Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Cilea, Verdi and Puccini. Jun 29, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Summer Strings

Jean Thorel conducts Australian guitarist Craig Ogden and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK playing works by Vivaldi, Malcolm Arnold, Tchaikovsky, Zolt?n Kod?ly and Joaqu?n Rodrigo. Jun 29, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

The Ingenious Pairing of Bart?k and Schumann

Carlo Rizzi conducts German violinist Isabelle Faust and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bart?k's Violin Concerto No 1 and The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, and Schumann's Zwickau Symphony and Fantasie in C. Jun 29, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Edges

Musical Trio's adaptation of Justin Paul and Benj Pasek's musical revolving around four 20-something lovers that deals with coming of age, growth and self-discovery. In Cantonese. Jun 29-Jul 1, 8.15pm, also Jun 30, Jul 2, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9874 0232

The Early Romantics

Guitarist Tina Karen Lo and violinist Andrea Zanchetta play works by Molino, Coste, Paganini and Giuliani. Jun 30, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Ballad of Mulan

Dramatic English Educational Repertory Theatre's musical about the legendary heroine who disguised herself as a man and joins the army in her elderly father's stead. In English. Jul 1, 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2880 5080

 

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