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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 July, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Portrait and Polarity

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

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

Inside the Ropes

Golf course and tournament photographs by Sportpix International owner and photojournalist Richard Castka. Opens today. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends Jul 21

Garlands

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

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

Rotational Summer Exhibition

Glass sculptures and other works inspired by traditional and urban landscapes by Terri Brooks, Holly Grace, Phil Stokes and Emma Walker. Opens today. Tue-Fri, 2pm-6pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Gaffer, G/F 13 Western St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Sept 1

Song Hyun-sook

Minimalist paintings by the South Korean-born, Germany-based illustrator, documentary filmmaker and artist who counts her brush strokes and titles each of her paintings by the number of strokes needed to complete it. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Sept 1

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

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

Performing Arts

Sonic Anchor #4

Sound artist Lam Lai presents a theatrical sound installation in which audiences can become 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

Umbrella

Pai Yeo Theatre's production of choreographer Vanizza Chan and Woods' dance work exploring the close and complicated relationship between human and umbrella. Jul 5-7, 8pm, also Jul 7, 3pm, On and On Cattle Depot Theatre, Unit 7, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6287 7820

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 to Half the Sky Public Education for migrant worker community education programmes. Jul 5, 8.30pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$230, includes one drink. Inquiries: 9334 3466

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Estonian National Ballet performs a dance version of the Brothers Grimm 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 assistant after Rothko accepts an invitation to paint murals for the 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; also features 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

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. Jul 7, 7.45pm, Jul 8. 4.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

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 JS 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 1471Cinema

Teddy Boys

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of four films that pays tribute to four Hong Kong actors who specialised in playing 'teddy boys', including the following film. Jul 6-27. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Poor Mother

Drama centring on the rebellious daughter (Sheung-kwun Kwan-wai) of a kind but suffering woman (Pak Yin) who puts her trust in a young man (Ha Chun-chau) who is the youthful embodiment of corrupt modern values. In Cantonese. Jul 6, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Cantonese Opera Films Featuring Leng Chi-pak

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of three Cantonese Opera films featuring the seminal 20th-century Cantonese Opera star who died in 2002 as part of the Chinese Opera Festival, including the following one. Until Jul 7. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Pearl's Reconciliation

Law Chi-hung's 1957 film about a married scholar who instructs his wife to take their case to a judge after he is sought as a son-in-law by a tricky prime minister. In Cantonese with some Chinese surtitles. Jul 6, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

International Children's Film Carnival 2012

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a selection of 16 feature films and short film programmes for the young and young at heart, including the following film. Jul 6-Aug 19. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Chubby Drums

Drama-comedy about a food-loving boy whose father opens a restaurant in Thinhaven, where no one is outgoing or fat - and where the boy falls for a girl who happens to be the town's most beautiful and skinny. In Dutch with English subtitles and live Cantonese interpretation. Jul 6, 22, Aug 8, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 19, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

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