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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 July, 2012, 12:00am



Hidden Emotion

Abstract paintings by Ling Lai and Silvia Chan expressing feelings deep inside their minds and hearts. Today, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends today

Three Dimensions

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

Portrait and Polarity

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

Phil Pither

The New Zealander's photographs taken on his travels around the world. Today, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends today

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


Alfred Ko Chi-keung's photographic portraits of public spaces and spaces abandoned by the public. 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


Hiram To collaborates with his mother Helen Lai on two series. In one, the artist takes 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; 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

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

Ingenuity Follows Nature

Calligraphy-inspired posters by Asian designers and works by Taiwanese calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze. Opens today. Daily, 10am-8pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 3793 8449. Ends Aug 3

A Still Motion

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

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

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 depictions of dragons. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

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, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Mar 31, 2013

Performing Arts

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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


Pai Yeo Theatre's production of choreographer Vanizza Chan and Woods' dance work exploring the close and complicated relationship between human and umbrella. Jul 7, 3pm, 8pm, 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

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:


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 7-8, 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

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 little 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

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 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 an instrument that can reconcile the past and the future; featuring percussionist Steven Schick. In English. Jul 7, 8pm, Jul 8, 4pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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

[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

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 7, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, HK$280-HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765

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


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 two films. Until 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

The Secret Letter

Drama centring on a girl who pretends to run away in an attempt to stop her parents from quarrelling until the discovery of a secret letter in an empty house gets her involved with a criminal case. In Dutch with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 7, 2.30pm, Aug 12, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 15, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

The Ugly Duckling

Claymation version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale about a poor little bird mocked for his ugly appearance, little expecting that he will grow up to become a beautiful creature. In Russian with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 7, 5pm, Jul 22, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 28, Aug 11, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films made between 1916 and 1999, including the following film. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Sorrowful Lute

Tso Kea's 1957 adaptation of Charles Vidor's Love Me or Leave Me (1955) about a Chinese opera aficionado yearning for stardom who attempts to exploit a triad boss' fascination with her only to find herself unable to escape his obsessive control. Starring Fong Yim-fun and Ng Chor-fan. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 7, 7pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 15, 1.10pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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 1992. Part of the Chinese Opera Festival, including the following film. Until Jul 7. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Bloody Palm Prints

Law Chi-hung's 1957 Cantonese Opera film about what transpires after a minister arranges his daughter's marriage to a rich man and then changes his mind in hope of finding a grander suitor after the man's fortune declines. In Cantonese with Chinese surtitles. Jul 7, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high-definition film captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Until Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Verdi's La Traviata

Film of the Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera about a courtesan whose romantic relationship with a man named Alfredo threatens to bring scandal upon his family. In Italian with English subtitles. Jul 7, 7.50pm, Jul 8, 3.50pm, UA City Plaza.