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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Floating Spring

Photographic installations, films and a series of ethereal black ink on paper works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan. Today, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends today Portrait of China, as Seen by Chinese Photographers

Photographs by Lin Heung-shing charting historical events and development on the mainland from 1949 to 2008. Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, AO Vertical Art Space, 3-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip St, Chai Wan. Inquiries: 2976 0913. Ends Jul 29

Gulammohammed Sheikh

Paintings by the Indian artist-poet-educator-art historian, many of which focus on human dwelllings. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Jul 31

Be My Inside Looking Out

Abstract paintings by Australian artist Lara Merrett. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Aug 5

Scalable Strategies

Works by sculpture and furniture designer Homan Ho, sculptor Lau Hok-shing, conceptual artist Lo Chi-kit, mixed media artists Christine Ng Mien-yin, visual artist Ng Ka-chun, sculptor Roy Ng and installation artist Trevor Yeung. Opening reception today, 5pm-7pm. Wed-Sat, 1pm-7pm, Gallery Exit at Southsite, 3/F Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Tin Wan, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Aug 18

Hong Kong Photography Series 3: Beyond the Portrait

Works by 18 artists that collectively illustrate the development of portrait photography in Hong Kong over the last century. Opens today. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Nov 26

Performing Arts

Microsex Office 4.0

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

White

Britain's Catherine Wheels Theatre Company's playful drama set in a bright and ordered world where one day colours magically emerge. With limited English dialogue. Until Jul 17, 2.30pm, 5pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 2044

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 14-15, 3pm, also Jul 14, 8pm, 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. In Cantonese. Jul 14-15, 3pm, also Jul 14-15, 17-19, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240, HK$300 (Jul 14-15), HK$220, HK$280 (Jul 17-19) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2389 9220

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 14-15, 3pm, also Jul 14, 7.30pm, 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

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 14, 4pm, 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

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 14, 21, 4pm, also Jul 14, 17-22, 8pm, Jul 15, 22, 1pm, 5pm, AsiaWorld Expo - Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$388-HK$788 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

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

The Youth Experimental Theatre of the Shaanxi Traditional Opera Research Institute

The Chinese opera troupe performs qinxiang-style 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. In traditional Shaanxi and Gansu dialects with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 14, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Red

HK Repertory Theatre presents a 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

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 14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

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

Paul Wong Rockestra

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

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 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

Cinema

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 three 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

First Position

Bess Kargman's documentary following six ballet dancers from different backgrounds as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix. In English, Spanish, French and Hebrew with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 14, 2.30pm, Aug 4, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 25, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

The Crocodiles Strike Back

The 2010 sequel to 2009 drama, The Crocodiles, revolving around a boys' gang trying to find out if a series of freak accidents are part of a conspiracy to force the closure of a factory. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 14, 5pm, Aug 18, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, Aug 4, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

The Azemichi Road

Drama centring on a hearing-impaired girl whose life is changed after she joins a dance team that enters a dance competition. In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 14, Aug 5, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, Jul 21, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Moon Beam - Dating with Documentary

Visual Record presents a showcase of eight Chinese language documentary films, including the following two. Jul 14-Sept 1. Film Culture Centre, Flat A3, 11/F Tung Nam Factory Building, 40 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, free. Inquiries: 2540 7859

My Little Naughties

Documentary about a passionate Taipei primary school teacher who offers early life coaching while standing strong against criticism. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 14, 2.30pm, Film Culture Centre.

Secondary School

Tammy Cheung Hung's documentary examining the teaching values and styles of two well-respected 'Band One' secondary schools, one for boys and the other for girls. In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 14, 4pm, Film Culture Centre.

Future Shorts Festival Summer Programme

HK Alt Screenings presents a double bill of: Mikkel Norgaard's Klown, a comedy about a man who takes his girlfriend's 12-year-old nephew with him on an ill-conceived debauched weekend canoe trip (in Danish with English subtitles); and Future Shorts 2012 Summer Season, a showcase of seven short films that includes Grant Orchard's A Morning Stroll and Will Madden's Notes On Biology (in English, Korean, Romanian and Portuguese with English subtitles). Jul 14, 7pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$110 eventbrite.com/event/3807181382. Inquiries: 6176 9272

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