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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 July, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Three Dimensions

Architectural photography by Peter Margonelli, Dick Chan and Eason Tsang depicting cityscapes and architectural structures without people. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Sat

Floating Spring

Photographic installations, films and new works in ethereal black ink on paper 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 incorporating 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

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

Group Show

Works by more than 10 gallery artists including Kim Joon, Edward Burtynsky and Hiroshi Senju. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Jul 22

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Kinetic sculptural works by Samuel Adam Swope. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing Street, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Jul 28

Third Year Second Class

Sheng Liang's oil paintings make use of - and attempt to give new meanings to - old photographs. Daily, 11am-7pm, VA Gallery, 16 & 16A, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2368 1068. Ends Jul 30

Old Master Q's Secret

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

Metamorphosis

Works from photographer Peter Steinhauer's Cocoon series of images of large buildings being wrapped in coloured material. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jul 31

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. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Aug 11

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

The First Dragon of China

Exhibition about 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

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 go 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 the HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of American playwright John Logan's drama about 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; featuring 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 only to become 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

Jo Kondo 65th Anniversary Portrait Concert

Paul Zukofsky conducts the HK New Music Ensemble playing works by composer Jo Kondo including In The Woods, Theatre and A Volcano Mouth. Jul 8, 4pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK (main campus), Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

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 1471

White

Britain's Catherine Wheels Theatre Company's playful family-oriented 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

Microsex Office 4.0

PIP Theatre's latest edition of its comedy about male and female office worker relations. In Cantonese. Jul 12-15, 20-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 14, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Boeing Boeing

Actors' Square performs an adaptation of French playwright Marc Camoletti's farce about a man, engaged to three flight attendants, who has to juggle his schedule when a typhoon strikes. In Cantonese. Jul 12-14, 8pm, also Jul 14-15, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: boeing712@gmail.com

Crave

Bonni Chan directs Theatre du Pif and Windmillgrass Theatre's production of Sarah Kane's drama exploring the ambiguity of relationships and the fragility of the individuals in them. In Cantonese. Jul 12-15, 17-19, 8pm, also Jul 14-15, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240, HK$300 (Jul 12-15), HK$220, HK$280 (Jul 17-19) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2389 9220

Saltimbanco

International entertainment group Cirque Du Soleil's production exploring the urban experience in all its myriad forms features various acrobatics and feats of athleticism. Jul 12-14, 17-22, 8pm, also Jul 14, 21, 4pm, Jul 15, 22, 1pm, 5pm, AsiaWorld Expo - Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$388-HK$788 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

The Harvard Din & Tonics

The 13-man university a cappella group sing American songs, with a focus on 1920s to '40s jazz standards. Jul 12, 8pm, Jul 13, 9pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Happy Days Toy Shop

Fantasy Puppet Theatre's nostalgic production, set in the 1960s, about Uncle Kai's old-fashioned Happy Days Toy Shop which the neighbourhood children don't notice until it has a closing sale. In Cantonese. Jul 13-14, 7.30pm, also Jul 14-15, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$160; and Jul 21, 7.30pm, Jul 22, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Cantonese Opera Academy of HK End-of-Term Performance 2011/12

Students from the Cantonese Opera Academy of HK perform Cantonese Opera excerpts Barging in Huashan (from Cleaving Open the Mountain to Save His Mother), Snatching the Umbrella (from The Blessing of the Moon), Kneeling by the Pond (from The Lioness Roars) and Breaking the Royal Sedan Chair. In Cantonese. Jul 13, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 70 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$60, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7367

The Youth Experimental Theatre of the Shaanxi Traditional Opera Research Institute

The Chinese opera troupe performs qinxiang-style: full length opera Zhou Ren on the Way Home (aka Tears of Mandarin Ducks), Jul 13; and opera excerpts Wu Yuan Reading the Farewell Letter, Qingwen the Maid Tearing the Fan, Dousing the Top Scholar's Red Robe, The Chase on the Hill and The Revenge of the Female Ghost, Jul 19. Both shows: In traditional Shaanxi and Gansu dialects with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

A Sedan Chair for the Bride - The Wonderful Winds of Guo Yazhi II

Yan Huichang conducts HK Chinese Orchestra suona principal Guo Yazhi, the Jinzhong Municipal School of Arts in Shanxi, and the HK Chinese Orchestra perform works such as Wang Gaolin's A Toasting Song of Joy and Zhu Jianer's Ecstasy of Nature. Jul 13-14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Animals ? Music Paradise

The HK Flute Academy performs works such as Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee and Henry Mancini's Pink Panther Theme. Jul 13, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$120, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2887 0330

Contemporary Dance Showcase-Asian-Male Episode 3

E-Side Dance Company presents performances by dancer-choreographers Ryu Suck-hun, Bae Joon-yong, Liu Bin, Mamoru Sakata, Minoru Harata and Bruce Wong Chun-bong. Jul 13-14, 8pm, Jul 14, 4pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

A-Fu @ Kitec Hong Kong Live

Mando-pop singer A-fu Teng Fu-ru in concert. Jul 13, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$380, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3549 8998

Paul Wong Rockestra

Rock musician Paul Wong Koon-chung in concert. Jul 13-14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$550 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2323 2811

Guitar Fiesta

Fingerstyle guitarists Sungha Jung, Huang Chia-wei and Jacky Lau perform. Jul 14-15, 7.30pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$150-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3575 9868

Mostly Baroque

Geoffrey Lancaster plays the harpsichord and conducts flautist Emma Sholl, violinist James Cuddeford and the HK Sinfonietta performing Jean-Fery Rebel's Les Elemens, Simphonie Nouvelle, JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D and Orchestral Suite No 2 in B Minor, and Mozart's Symphony No 29 in A. Jul 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Play! FTISLAND Hong Kong 2012

Five-member K-pop band FTISLAND in concert. Jul 14, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$280-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2850 5825

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