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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Sweet and Sour

Fensterbank's photomontages critiquing Chinese political, social and economic issues. A Le French May programme. Today-Sat, noon-7pm, Feast Projects, Unit 307, 3/F Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing St, Ap Lei Chau. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends Sat

From Clay to Teapot: Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 1986-2010

Variously themed ceramic tea ware including works inspired by nature or the joys of everyday life. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Tue, Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2869 0690. Extended to Jul 16

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

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

Agoraphobia

Alfred Ko Chi-keung's photographic portraits of public spaces and spaces abandoned by the public. Opening reception and book launch today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Jul 26

The Unfamiliarity

Works by Korean artists Ahn Jun, Ha Hyoung-sun, Jang Suk-joon, Lee Myoung-ho, Park Hung-geun, Ryu Jung-min and Won Seoung-won. Opens today. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun, noon-6pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends Jul 27

Garlands

Hiram To collaborates with his mother Helen Lai on two series: one of which sees the artist taking on his own family history and the process of understanding oneself through the earliest memories of his mother's Doris Day records and the character played by Judy Garland in A Star Is Born; the other of which presents photographic images of Ikebana-style floral arrangements created by Lai. Opening party today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Jul 28

Identity Collective

The gallery's first anniversary show features works by artists Valerie Bastit Laudier, Abigail Box, Kurt Tong, Fortes Pakeong Sequeira, Jonathan Trayte, Him Lo and Kounosuke Kawakami. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Jul 28

China Aerospace Technology Exhibition

Aeronautics exhibition featuring rocket models, equipment used in space and other items on loan from Beijing's China Space Museum. Opens today. Daily, 11am-9pm, 2/F Grand Stage, Centre Bridge and other areas, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2568 8665. Ends Jul 29

Be My Inside Looking Out

Abstract paintings by Australian artist Lara Merrett that utilise 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

Media Art Showcase

Japanese video artist Naoko Tosa's works that explore 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

The Last Paintings

Works by the late Cy Twombly (1928-2011), including eight paintings and photographs. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Aug 11

Wouter Dam

Coloured sculptural works that are closed and curled on to themselves by the Dutch ceramic artist. Opening reception today, 6pm. From Jun 29: Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien HK, 208-218 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2547 0000. Ends Aug 18

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, of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Jan 27, 2013 Performing Arts

The Best of Shall We Ha

Trinity Theatre's part-drama, part-comedy review of major local events. In Cantonese. Jun 28-Jul 2, 7.30pm, also Jul 2, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Tong Dik-seng's Cantonese Opera Classics

Art of Cantonese Opera Association presents performances of: Rejuvenation of the Red Plum, Jun 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 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

Mozart's Serenade - Gran Partita

Concerto da Camera performs Mozart's Serenade No 10, Gran Partita. Jun 30, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

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 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

Concert Celebrating the Golden Harvest of Madam Ella Kiang

Ella Kiang Singers present a musical drama in four acts featuring musical excerpts from such productions as La Traviata, Carmene and Lucia di Lammermoor. Jul 1, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, HK$100-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9279 8819

Alan Ho: Getting There Live 2012

Canton pop singer-songwriter Alan Ho Wai-to in concert. Jul 2, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9263 9846

Sonic Anchor #4

Sound artist Lam Lai presents a 'theatrical-sound-installation' in which audiences can participate as part of an interactive composition. Jul 4, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Harpsichord Recital by Elizabeth Anderson

The Australian harpsichordist plays works including Isaac Albeniz's Asturias, William Albright's Danza Ostinata, and Willard Palmer's Blues and Fugue for Harpsichord; tenor Jacob Lawrence also performs. Jul 5, 6pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Song of the Migrant Fundraising Concert

Beijing's New Workers Art Troupe performs Chinese folk music; People Mountain People Sea singer-songwriter Jing Wong guests. Proceeds go to Half the Sky Public Education for for migrant worker community education programmes. Jul 5, 8.30pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$180 (before Jul 1), HK$230 (from Jul 1), includes one drink. Inquiries: 9334 3466

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Estonian National Ballet performs a dance version of the Grimms fairy tale. Jul 6-8, 7.30pm, also Jul 7-8, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 2044

Red

Fung Wai-hang directs HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of American playwright John Logan's drama revolving around artist Mark Rothko's discussions with his young assistant after Rothko accepts an invitation to paint murals for the high-end Four Seasons restaurant. Starring Ko Hon-man and Yau Ting-fai. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 6-8, 10-15, 7.45pm, also Jul 8, 15, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Season Finale -- A Feast of Masterworks

Lawrence Foster conducts Turkish pianist Huseyin Sermet and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme Enigma. Jul 6-7, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Schick Machine

Paul Dresher Ensemble's multimedia presentation about a sound collector-sonic inventor's attempt to create a mechanical instrument that can reconcile the past and the future; featuring a performance by percussionist Steven Schick. In English. Jul 6-7, 8pm, Jul 8, 4pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 3: Cross

Guzheng player Chin King, composer-electronic musician Steve Hui, sheung player Leung Yan-chiu and erhu player Rupert Woo Pak-tuen perform Experimenting Chinese Music, concept artist-sheng player Leung Yan-chiu, composer-flautist Wyman Wat and saxophonist Wong Tak-chiu play Mosaic, pipa player Chass Wong, percussionist Li Wai-mei, violinist Samuel Bin and cellist Tong Wai-ho play Wyman Wat's Vivid ? Inspiring, and saxophone quartet Jennifer To, Jeffrey Chan, Christopher Huie and Chemie Ching perform Wat and Sierra Tse's Alchemy by Varsity. Jul 6, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2584 8950

HOCC & Jam Rock' N Roar Live

Canto-pop singer-actress Denise Ho Wan-see and Mando-pop singer-actor Jam Hsiao Jing-teng in concert. Jul 6-7, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, HK$280-HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765

Pipe Organ Recital by Douglas Lawrence

The Australian organist plays works by Couperin, Pierne, Fournier, Boely, Alain, Ligeti and Brumby. Jul 7, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Shamuon x Touyu HK Live

The two Japanese network singers in concert; J-pop singer Mayumi Morinaga guests. Jul 7, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@ed-production.com.hk

Shoko Nakagawa Asia Tour 2012

The J-pop-rock singer in concert. Jul 7-8, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$290-HK$690 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

Summer Classics

Edwin Outwater conducts pianist Wong Wai-yin and the HK Sinfonietta playing Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Piano Concerto No 23 in A, and Beethoven's Symphony No 7 in A. Jul 7, 8pm, Jul 8, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

[Filicious] Fiona In Concert 2012

Canto-pop singer-actress Fiona Sit Hoi-kei in concert. Jul 7-8, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3473 4773

Tatiana Smaouil Violin Recital

The Russian violinist plays works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Massenet, Sarasate, Grieg, and Chen Gang and He Zhanhao; local pianist Joanna Li accompanies. Jul 8, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6494 1471

White

Britain's Catherine Wheels Theatre Company's playful drama set in a bright and ordered world where one day colours magically emerge. With limited English dialogue. Jul 11-17, 5pm, also Jul 12-17, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 2044

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