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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Duality: Boundaries and Intersections

Plein air landscape painting by Claire Lau of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, and Hong Kong. Today, 3.30pm-7pm, Art Gallery, Yew Chung International School (Secondary), 3 To Fuk Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: Ends today

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

Selfless Portraits

Malaysian painter Charles Cham's works depicting who he is inside and subjects that matter to him. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends Jul 24

Artist Fee - The Crap Show

Conceptual artist Lam Hoi-sin's project involving the creation of a work-in-progress primarily made from donated materials that also functions as a semi-parody of the contemporary art scene as presented in the media. Thu-Sat, 1pm-8pm, HARDNECK.hk, 11/F Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessey Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: hardneck.hk@gmail.com. Ends Aug 4

STAY.REAL.KIDS

Sculptures by Mayday lead vocalist Ashin and figurine artist No2good's 5-metre giant sculpture that aims to free everyone's inner child. Opens today. Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Ocean Centre, and Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8697. Ends Aug 5

Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters

Works by Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok Mang-ho, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong - who all spent time in New York in the 1980s and early 90s. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Aug 12

Dreamland

Paintings by Beverley Cheng that are inspired by his childhood memories and Michelle Fung Kuen-suet's wood-themed illustrations. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Aug 25

The Summer Show - Introducing Five Photographers

Landscapes and still lifes by Dominique Lauge, Kees Metsellar's photographs of the Venture Spirit supertanker during the period in which it was in dry dock in Shenzhen, photographs of Hong Kong by Eleanor McColl, George Moy's photographs of northern Arizona's Antelope Canyon, and Ron Yue's photographs of Asian landscapes. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends Aug 31

Performing Arts

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 12-17, 2.30pm, 5pm, 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

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. Until Jul 15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Boeing Boeing

Actors' Square performs an adaptation of 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

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 which 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 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

Splendid

The China National Acrobatic Troupe performs acrobatics acts such as contortions, plate-spinning and tumbling through hoops. Jul 15, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$280; and Jul 17-18, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$130-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Xiaobaihua Troupe of Hangzhou Yue Opera Theatre

The Yue (aka Shaoxin) opera troupe performs: Meng Lijunn, Jul 15, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$280. The troupe also performs: Interrogating the Husband, Jul 16; The Jade Dragonfly, Jul 17; and opera exerpts Sweet Memories at the 18 Spots During the Long Farewell (from The Butterfly Lovers), Burying the Petals and Mourning Daiyu (from The Dream of the Red Chamber), and The Neglected Bride Watching Over Her Husband in Sleep and The Top Scholar's Apology to His Wife (from The Jade Hairpin), Jul 18, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. All performances: in Shanghai regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Allegro Singers 48th Annual Concert

Barbara Fei Ming-yee and Cao Ding conduct soprano Wang Shan, baritone Tian Yuan, Gloves Handbell ensemble and the Allegro Singers performing works including Haydn's Missa Brevis St-Joannis de Deo and Mendelssohn's Song of Spring. Jul 15, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9673 9031

Strings Journey

Cellist Chu Yibing, violinist Lu Siqing, pianist Cheng Wai and the Chu Yibing Cello Ensemble play works including Rossini's William Tell Overture and Chen Gang's The Sun Shines on Tashikuergan. Jul 15, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2391 5201

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australian stand-up comedians Matt Okine, Ronnie Chieng, Damian Callinan, Denise Scott and Randy perform. In English. Jul 16-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 19-21, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$250 (Jul 16-17), HK$300 (Jul 18-19, 22;HK$250 for members), HK$350 (Jul 20-21; HK$300 for members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Yau Ma Tei Theatre Grand Opening Programme

Cantonese Opera performers Law Kar-ying, Yuen Siu-fai, Sun Kim-long and Wan Yuk-yu star in Birthday of the God of Venus and Prime Minister of Six States. In Cantonese. Jul 17, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$100, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2264 8108

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The Gold Life-saving Medal, Jul 18; The Dragon Order, Jul 19; The Warrior's Marriage, Jul 20; and The 10-Year Dream, Jul 21. All shows: In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

Oldies Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singers including Lo Hoi-pang, Helen Ng Heung-lun, Cecilia Fong Yi-kei and Lau Shek-yin. Jul 17, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2780 0077

The Hunger Artist

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's drama about a ballet dancer's pursuit of a thinner body which pushes her to the peak of her career but also to have major health problems. In Cantonese. Jul 19-21, 24-27, 8.15pm, Jul 22, 4pm, Jul 28, 8.30pm, Jul 29, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180-HK$270 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Brothers of War

All Theatre Art Association's multimedia production exploring the meaning of peace and friendship combines Hoi Chiu's sand paintings with drama, traditional story-telling, Chinese music, martial arts and dance. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 20-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 21-22, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

BAU IX: Farewell

Breeze Across Us presents dancer-choreographer-stage designer Ng Sze-wan's dance work cum giant conceptual and sensual stage installation. Jul 20-21, 8pm, also Jul 21, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6717 4351

No 1 Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Drunken Royal Concubine and Beating with a Gold Brick, Jul 20, 7.30pm; Wu Zixu, Jul 21, 2.30pm; The Shoe Story, Jul 21, 7.30pm; and The Wild Boar Forest, Jul 22, 7.30pm. In Beijing dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Sound of Bamboo Music

Beijing Green Bamboo Orchestra performs international folk and children's songs that emphasise 'the sounds of nature'. Jul 21, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$240; and Jul 22, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$110-HK$210 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Fall Of A Sudden

Muse Motion presents a dance work choreographed by Allen Lam in which the sense of a situation beyond control comes with pulsating and flowing movement; also featuring live music performances by American percussionist PC Munoz and oboe player Kyle Bruckmann. Jul 20-21, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$150, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Meshrep

Xinjiang Dilinaer Arts Troupe performs songs, dances and instrumental music associated with Xingjiang cultural events and traditional rituals. Jul 20, 8pm, Sha Tin Town, Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$260; and Jul 21, 8pm, Jul 22, 4pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Alan Tam X Teresa Carpio Live In Concert 2012

Canto-pop singers Alan Tam Wing-lun and Teresa Carpio perform. Jul 20-28, 8.15pm, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2760 4143

Janice 3,000 Day and Night Concert

Canto-pop singer Janice Vidal performs. Jul 20-22, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2339 7517

The Vagina Monologues

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre performs Eve Ensler's play about women's self-discovery consisting of monologues relating to vaginas. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 21, 4pm, Jul 22, 8.15pm, Jul 28-29, 2.30pm, also Jul 28, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$130, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

'The Concert' Sharon Lee 2012

Canto-pop singer Sharon Lee Ho-ka performs. Jul 21, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: facebook.com/events/354244777956910/

The HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra 50th Anniversary Charity Concert

Chan Ciu-yin and Tse Kim-fei conduct the HK Young Women's Christian Association Chinese Orchestra, singer-songwriter Jonathan Wong and the HK Metropolitan Chorus performing works including Who Knew and Under the Silvery Moon; proceeds go to the HKYWCA's Kowloon Centre Rehabilitation Project. Jul 21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$2,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3476 1429