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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Ages of Model-calligraphy School

More than 40 Classical Chinese calligraphy works by master calligraphers from different eras including Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) and Wen Zhengming (1470-1559). Today, Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Sat

A Beautiful Mess - Un Lio Hermoso

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

Rhythm and Tone

French painter Jean-Paul Pancrazi's works incorporating fragments of text and Taiwanese mixed-media artist-sculptor Sunny Wang's installation work that simplifies ancient Chinese works' rhythms and tones into calligraphic lines and circles. A Le French May programme. Today-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru Contemporary Art, Koru2, 1604, 16/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Sat

New Light III: Photos of Cheung

Works by photographer Cheung Wai-lok that combine new photography media (namely, the smartphone) and traditional film developing techniques. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, Lumenvisum, L2-10, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 3177 9159. Ends Jul 1

The Power of Transformation: Machine Becomes Art

Seven Scad HK undergraduates give a second life to 28 retired switchgears - used to ensure the delivery of a stable and reliable electricity supply - by finding inner beauty in the machines and turning them into artworks. Daily, open 24 hours, Park Court, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway. Inquiries: 2253 8000. Ends Jul 1

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

Transcendental

Watercolour and oil paintings by Myanmese artists Khin Muang Zaw and Zaw Zaw Co juxtaposed to show their personal visions of their homeland. 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. Wed-Sat, 1pm-6pm, a Gallery, 2-4 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2868 0776. Ends Jul 21

Portrait of China, as Seen by Chinese Photographers

More than 70 photographs by Lin Heung-shing charting historical events and development on the mainland from 1949 to 2008. Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, AO Vertical Art Space, 3-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip St, Chai Wan. Inquiries: 2976 0913. Ends Jul 29

Erasure

Vietnamese artist Dinh Q Le's interactive sculptural and video installation that draws on issues concerning refugees and asylum seekers. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects, Unit 604, 6/F, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Rd, Chai Wan. Inquiries: 2810 0065 . Ends Jul 30

Old Master Q's Secret

Joseph Wong Chak's works on paper featuring the Chinese comic character Old Master Q originally created by his father, Alfonso Wong Kar-hei. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Galerie Huit, G/F, 8 St. Francis St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends Jul 31

Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters

Works by Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok Mang-ho, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong - all artists who 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

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

Summer Group Show

Paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Chu Teh-chun. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Sept 8

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the structure and functions of the human brain that includes depictions of disorders caused by impairments of 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

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

The Heavenly Breeze: Selected Works of Gao Qifeng and His Disciples

Exhibition explores the early development of the Lingnan School of painting through the works by the founder of the Tianfeng ('heavenly breeze') Studio and his artist disciples. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Aug 26, 2013

Performing Arts

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

It's a 60s Thing

Kassia Women's Choir performs 1960s pop songs made popular by artists such as Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black and Cher. Jun 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

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. 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 Bartok'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

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space to explore an asteroid 200 million kilometres away 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, 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 some young, orphaned orangutans and elephants, after being saved, 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 non-public holiday 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 known as of Tornado Alley in the United States. The film shows the team studying a tornado's formation, route and changes in its 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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