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PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Sherrie Levine

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

TGIF! (Thank God It's Friday!)

Works in various media by Ronan Leung, Emily Eldridge, Catherine Grossrieder, Emilie Sarnel, and Jimmy Ming Shum exploring the notion of the individual's workplace facade and the private world of the inner self. Today, noon-8pm, Boom Gallery, 48 Sai St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: ronan_515@yahoo.com.hk. Ends today

Panda Warriors

Ceramic figurative sculptures by Zhang Wanxin that recall the terracotta soldiers of the Qin dynasty. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Fri

Dillusion

Video works by Korean artist Lee Lee-nam that make use of digital technology to extract and appropriate images from Asian and Western masterpieces. Today-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, 20 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2580 0058. Ends Sat

Love and Memory

Qu Muzi's oil paintings depicting mystery and wonder, usually featuring a single figure in a dreamlike setting. Today-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, One Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends Sat

Portrait and Polarity

Painted portraits by Karen Louie, Ho Sin-tung, Flora Fok and Casper Chan that are both representation and presentation. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Jul 7

Duality: Boundaries and Intersections

Plein air landscape painting by Claire Lau of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, and Hong Kong. Mon-Fri, 3.30pm-7pm, Sat, 9am-7pm, Art Gallery, Yew Chung International School (Secondary), 3 To Fuk Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: Ends Jul 12

Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP

Abstract art works by Yan Binghui, Li Huasheng, Zhang Jianjun, Zhu Jinshi, Su Xiaobai, Li Xiaojing and Qiu Zhenzhong. Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm, Pearl Lam Galleries HK, Rm 601-605, 6/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Ends Jul 20

A Tribute to Hong Kong Masters

Paintings by Luis Chan, Irene Chou, Gaylord Chan, Liu Kuo-sung, Chu Hing- wah, Wucius Wong and Leung Kui-ting. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2C Mai On Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Jul 21

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

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 the development of popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 30

Stillness

Paintings in the Realist style by Italian artists Enrico Gaurino, Marika Fasoli, Marco Picci, Constanzza Papasogli and Maurizio Meldolesi. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Jul 31

Be My Inside Looking Out

Australian artist Lara Merrett's abstract paintings use synthetic polymer paint and ink on linen. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Aug 5

Le Miroir (The Mirror)

Works by French photographer Mohamed Bourouissa examining how people perceive otherness. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, Scad HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8181. Ends Aug 26

Les Lumieres Imaginaires

Media artist Wong Chi-yung's installation makes use of light to create a zone in which illusions can be created. 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

Performing Arts

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

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 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

Opera Passione - Accademia Teatro alla Scala (Italy)

Sopranos Jung Shi-young 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

Cinema

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

Children of War

Documentary about former child soldiers in Uganda - abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord's Resistance Army - as they undergo trauma therapy and emotional healing while in a rehabilitation centre. In Luo and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 22, 8pm, Jun 25, 7.20pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Palestine in the South

Documentary about a group of Palestinian refugees who move to the small Chilean town of La Calera from Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. In Arabic and Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 23, 8.50pm, Jun 25, 8.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space to explore an asteroid 200 million kilometres from earth by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun, 11.10am, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Sat

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them. English shows: Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Tornado Alley

Omnimax film about the largest tornado-research project in history, with research teams investigating the danger zone in the United States as they study a tornado's formation, route and change in intensity. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Oct 31

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