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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Our Big Top Carnival S6 Graduation Exhibition

More than 60 works by 32 Form Six students who are 'crazy about art and culture'. Daily, 10am-7pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2180 9595. Ends Jul 19

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

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

Parallel Waves

Paintings and installation works by Japanese artists Akira Kamo, Tohru Matushita, Teppei Miyake and Shuji Yamamoto that express their feelings about life, living spaces and the uncertainty of the future. Tue-Sat, noon-6pm, Red Elation Gallery, 5-6 Lung On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2893 7837. 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

Collection Highlights - Artefacts of Dr Sun Yat-sen's First Wife, Lu Muzhen

Exhibition about the low-profile Lu Muzhen (1867-1952), that aims to give a deeper understanding of the people close to her Chinese revolutionary-statesman husband. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun,10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries:

2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

Song Hyun-sook

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

Hong Kong Container

Lam Hon-kin's paintings on how our living experiences are shaped by spatial situations and considerations. Daily, noon-8pm, Most Gallery, L7, Shop 12A, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802 9440. Ends Sept 11

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (including 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

The Multiplicity of Simplicity

Representative monochrome ceramic wares produced during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5508. Ends Nov 25

Performing Arts

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. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 10-15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

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 classic farce about a man, engaged to three flight attendants, who has to juggle his carefully arranged 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

Cirque Du Soleil production exploring the urban experience in 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 about an old-fashioned toy shop that goes unnoticed by the neighbourhood children 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 14. 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 performing 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 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, J.S. 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

Cinema

InDPolar International Animation Festival

InD Blue presents a selection of eight programmes of animated short films from around the world, including the following two programmes. Jul 13-27. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$65 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2572 7202

Opening Programme 1: Love's Great Adventure

Programme of five animated shorts including: Albert'T Hooft and Paco Vink's Paul and the Dragon, a film based on the true story of Paul Sanders, about a nine-year old boy diagnosed with cancer whose doctor tells him that the cancer is like a dragon in his body that needs to be fought (no dialogue); and Jakob Schuh and Max Lang's The Gruffalo, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's illustrated book about a mouse taking a stroll through the woods who encounters three predators who all wish to eat him (in English). Jul 13, 7.50pm, Jul 26, 7.55pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Opening Programme 2: It's A Wonderful World

Programme of 12 animated shorts including: Lilian Fu's Fishing with Popo, about a girl who, while attending her grandmother's funeral, recalls the deceased's vivid storytelling and a curious dream involving her grandmother in the afterlife (in Cantonese with English subtitles); and The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore, telling the story of people who devote their lives to books and books that return the favour (no dialogue). Jul 13, 9.45pm, Jul 20, 7.55pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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