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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Shinagawa Shinju

Tat Ito's paintings inspired by the storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Today, 1pm-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends today

Lost Innocence

Thai artist Attasit Pokpong's oil paintings express the inner frustration of Thai women. Today-Sat, 1pm-6pm, a Gallery, 2-4 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2868 0776. Ends Sat

Garlands

Hiram To collaborates with his mother Helen Lai on two series: one of which sees the artist taking 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; the other is of 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

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 uncertainty about the future. Tue-Sat, noon-6pm, Red Elation Gallery, 5-6 Lung On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2893 7837. Ends Jul 31

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

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

New paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer that balance powerful imagery with critical analysis. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends Aug 25

Le Miroir (The Mirror)

Works by French photographer Mohamed Bourouissa that examine how people perceive otherness. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, SCAD HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8181. Ends Aug 26

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the structure and functions of the human brain. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 10

The First Dragon of China

Exhibition about scientific and archaeological investigations into 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

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

Splendid

The China National Acrobatic Troupe performs acrobatic acts such as contortions, plate-spinning and tumbling through hoops. Jul 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 opera excerpts 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). In Shanghai regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 18, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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. Until Jul 19, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$280 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. Until Jul 22, 8pm, also Jul 21, 4pm, AsiaWorld Expo - Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$388-HK$788 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

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

Microsex Office 4.0

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

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

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

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 21, 7.30pm, Jul 22, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

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 P.C. 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, HK Coliseum, 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

Cinema

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of some young, orphaned orangutans and elephants after being saved, and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them. English shows: Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Tornado Alley

Omnimax film about the largest tornado-research project in history, with research teams investigating the weather phenomenon in the danger zone known as Tornado Alley in the US as they study a tornado's formation, route and change in intensity. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Oct 31

Astronaut 3-D

Stereoscopic film looking at astronaut training that shows the kinds of risks and challenges faced by space explorers. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, also Sun, 11.10am. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Dec 31

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