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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Super Pop (Or Not)

Video installations by multimedia artist Tony Oursler, including new micro installations and paintings with imbedded video, and three works from his Super Pop series. Today, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends today

Reynold Reynolds Solo Show

Five works by the American video artist-filmmaker that take an experimental, investigative look at the human experience. Today, noon-7pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends today

Chimera

Photographer Stephen Lam's surreal and poetic images from his new book of the same title. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9556 3067. Ends Fri

Huh?!

Seal carvings, calligraphy and Chinese paintings by Tang Cheong-shing and contemporary jewellery by his daughter, Tricia Tang. Daily, 7am-11pm, Lobby and Terrace Room, Bishop Lei International House, 4 Robinson Rd, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 6050 2634. Ends Sat

Moment of Peace

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

Living Multitudes

Paintings by Fang Lijun, including three 18 metre art installations. Daily, 10am-10pm, Open Piazza and 2/F Atrium, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends Jul 2

Public Fair No 1

Works by Korean installation artist Suitman, American sculptor Cody Hudson, Korean creative studio Sticky Monster Lab and Japanese duo Hitotzuki. Daily, 10am-10pm, L107, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends Jul 8

Third Year Second Class

Sheng Liang's oil paintings make use of - and attempt to give new meanings to - old photographs. Daily, 11am-7pm, VA Gallery, 16 & 16A, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2368 1068. Ends Jul 30

Media Art

Japanese video artist Naoko Tosa's works exploring the unconscious mind, and digital landscapes by Chinese multimedia artist Tian Xiaolei. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm, I/O (Input/Output), 23 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends Aug 5

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

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

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

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the human brain that includes depictions of disorders caused by impaired neural transmission. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 10

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Nearly 200 items (including ceramics, gold and silverware, paintings and textiles) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century with dragon depictions. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

The Multiplicity of Simplicity

Ceramics produced by kilns in Hebei, Henan, Shaanxi, Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5508. Ends Nov 25

Performing Arts

Annie

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the 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. In English with Chinese surtitles. Jun 24, 2pm, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$850 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Mr Rubber Hard

PIP Theatre's Jim Chim Sui-man in a one-man comedy show playing 50 roles, including Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Henry Tang Ying-yen. In Cantonese. Jun 24, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 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 24, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

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 24, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2501 4842

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. Outdoor performance: Jun 24, 4pm, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Indoor performance: Jun 24, 8pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a little boy who runs away from home after arguing with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three rabbits. In Cantonese. 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

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 Love on Pregnancy. In Taiwanese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 24, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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

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 24, 8pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

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

The 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

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

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

God of Gamblers

Chow Yun-fat stars in Wong Jing's comedy about a top gambler whose enemies see their chance when he reverts briefly to a child-like state after suffering a head injury as a result of a trap set by a small-time gambler (Andy Lau Tak-wah) for another person. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 24, 1.40pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Japanese and Korean Film Festival

Sundream Motion Pictures presents a programme of nine Japanese and Korean films, including the following one. Until Jul 2. GH Mong Kok, G/F Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok, HK$70 goldenharvest.com. Inquiries: 2628 9864

Unfair: The Answer

Crime actioner in which Ryoko Shinhara reprises her role as ace police detective Natsumi Yukihira who finds herself with her ex-husband as suspects in a series of grotesque murders in Tokyo. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jun 24, 4pm, GH Mong Kok.

Refugee Film Festival

The United Nations Refugee Agency presents a programme of seven films about displaced peoples, including the following two. Until Jun 26. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$65 www.cinema.com. Inquiries: unhcr.org.hk/film/about.htm or 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. Starring Liya Kebede. In English with Chinese subtitles. Jun 24, 7.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

My Rohingya

Documentary looking at the Rohingya Muslims in Thailand and Bangladesh who struggle for survival and a better life after being forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. In English, Myanmese and Rohingya with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 21, 9.40pm, Jun 24, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high-definition film captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following two. Until Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Manon

Film capture of the Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of Jules Massenet's five-act opera about a country girl turned courtesan who seeks wealth and love. Soprano Anna Netrebko stars. In French with English subtitles. Jun 24, 7.40pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Around Town

Aedas Secret Spaces

Public art project that aims to get participants to seek out hidden art spaces in the city and find new ways of interpreting public places through art. Guided tours with workshops. In English: Jun 24, 2.30pm, Kwun Tong. In Cantonese and English: Jun 30, 2.30pm, Kwun Tong. Free, booking required, location specifics provided in confirmation note. Inquiries: 2877 2656

Knowledge of Design Week 2012

Annual international gathering featuring an Ageing and Design Conference, 13 workshops on topics such as Design for Usability and Design in Silence, and a forum whose speakers include KIDStudio Corporation president Keiji Kawahara, Norwegian Design Council programme leader Onny Eikhaug and Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art deputy director Rama Gheerawo. In English. Jun 20-24, various times, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Rd, TST, HK$250 (networking lunch), HK$800 (half day conference), HK$1,000 (for each workshop), HK$1,500 (full day conference), registration required. Inquiries: 2522 8688

Lessons from the Economics of Higher Education for the US and the World

Northwestern University president Morton Schapiro discusses the management of colleges and universities around the world, and on how government educational policies can best promote economic growth and income equality. In English. Jun 25, 5.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$230 (Asia Society members and Northwestern University alumni HK$180), booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

9th HK Literature Festival

Literary-themed activities include: an Interflow: Hong Kong Literature to Move beyond Hong Kong panel whose speakers include Fleurs des letters editor Tang Siu-wa, and writers Chan Ling, Lee Chi- leung and Wu Ching-fong, Jun 29, 7pm-9pm; and a Poetry Recital & Sharing of Sentimental Travel Poems session with Lingnan University comparative literature professor Leung Ping-kwan, poets Chan Siu-hung, Yip Fai, Tsai Yim-pui and Woo Kwok-yin, and writer-photographer Liu Wai-tong, Jun 30, 3pm-5pm. In Cantonese. HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay, free. Inquiries: 2928 4551

Transform Your Life Seminar

Author Michael Losier hosts a seminar on how to attract more money, have an ideal relationship and live the life you want. In English. Jun 30, 9.30am-6pm, Empire Hotel Wan Chai, 33 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, HK$2,800 from Dymocks branches. Inquiries: 9610 8530

Dragon-dance Parade for Celebrating Hong Kong's Reunification with China

Various types of dragons from over 20 regions across Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, and other delegates from the Pearl River Delta parade and perform a variety of dances. Jun 30, 1.30pm-3.30pm, route from Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat St, Causeway Bay, to HK Stadium, 55 Eastern Hospital Rd, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, free viewing along route. Inquiries: 2598 9385

Red Bull BC One Cypher HK

B-Boy competition whose Hong Kong winner will be sent to New Zealand to compete with other Asian finalists; with MC Fat Joe and DJ Samuel. Jun 30, 6pm, Youth Outreach Centre, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, free. Inquiries: redbullbcone.com

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