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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Chen Ping and Annie Wang Hsiao-wen

Paintings by Chen that were inspired by the Tasmanian landscape and works by Wang inspired by a recent trip to Europe. Today-Fri, 2pm-6pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Gaffer, 13 Western St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Sat

The Nature of Need

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

ashita mata (again tomorrow)

Ai Yamaguchi's multi-canvas work and site-specific wall murals reference calligraphy and are deliberately made in into pieces, suggesting a fleeting feeling of a lost unity. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Extended to Sat

Three Dimensions

Architectural photography by Peter Margonelli, Dick Chan and Eason Tsang that depict cityscapes and architectural structures devoid of people. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Jul 7

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: From the House to the City

Exhibition on how architecture, particularly that of British architect Richard Rogers and his practice, has shaped cities and transformed lives around the world. Daily, 10am-10pm, Oval Atrium, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central. Inquiries: 2295 3308. Ends Jul 8

Floating Spring

Photographic installations, films and a new series of ethereal black ink on paper works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Jul 14

European Glass in 2012

Glass sculptures, some of which incorporate wood, by Italian glass artists Alfredo Barbini and Livio Seguso, and Czech artist Josef Marek. Tue- Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru Contemporary Art, Unit 1604, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Jul 21

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art

Exhibition showing examples of cultural adaptations and collective responses to Buddhism in ancient and modern times, and responses to Buddhism in contemporary art. Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm (last Thursday of the month, 11am-8pm), Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm, Asia Society Gallery, Asia Society HK Centre, HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$30 (members HK$15). Inquiries: 2103 9511. Extended to Jul 22

Summer Delights

More than 80 paintings and sculptures by artists such as Bratsa Bonifacho, Jan Smart and John Beder. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Ian Tan Gallery, 1/F V Plus, 68 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0331. Ends Jul 24

The Sounds of Nature

Lin Guocheng's pen and ink on paper and silk works. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, 3812 Contemporary Art Projects, 10/F, 12 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2153 3812. Ends Jul 31

A Still Motion

Eric Ng's paintings inspired by the feelings that come with the passing of time. Opens today. Tue-Sat, noon-7pm, PubArt Gallery, G/F, 7B Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2840 1809. Ends Aug 4

Selected Artworks of Au Yeung Nai-chim and Anita Lau

Scenic images in ink by Au Yeung and modern ink art paintings featuring a marbling technique by Lau. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Baoqu Tang Gallery of Art, Flat 15H, Fu Cheung Centre, 5-7 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 2723 1928. Ends Aug 15

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

Summer Potpourri

Works by Chinese artists including Feng Zhengquan, Luo Xiangke, Wang Lifeng and Yang Tao. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Aug 31

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 her Chinese revolutionary-statesman husband. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

An Honest Statement

Jules De Balincourt's paintings use abstract visual language and direct societal subject matter to create diversified visuals of content and space. A Le French May programme. Mon-Thu, 10.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends Sept 9

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 with the rise of early civilisation. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University, of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Jan 27, 2013

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Exhibition detailing the daring escape on Christmas Day 1941 from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral and a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Extended to Mar 31, 2013 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

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 carer 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 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, Zoltan Kodaly and Joaquin Rodrigo. Jun 29, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

The Ingenious Pairing of Bartok 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 Limited's musical about the legendary heroine who disguised herself as a man and joins the army as 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. Ends 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

Enemies of the People

Cambodian journalist Thet Sam Bath - who lost his parents and his siblings in the killing fields in the late 1970s - and British filmmaker Rob Lemkin's documentary in which the Khmer Rouge's Brother Number Two, Nuon Chea, discusses how he and Pol Pot killed party members they considered 'Enemies of the People'. In English and Khmer with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 21, 8pm, Jun 26, 9.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

For a Moment, Freedom

Drama about the odyssey of three groups of Iranian refugees who wait in a run-down Turkish hotel, hoping each day that their applications for asylum will be approved. Arash T. Riahi directs. In English, French and Portuguese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 22, 9.30pm, Jun 26, 7.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.