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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

A Tribute to Hong Kong Masters

Paintings by Luis Chan, Irene Chou, Gaylord Chan, Liu Kuo-Sung, Chu Hing- wah, Wucius Wong and Leung Kui-ting. Today, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2C Mai On Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends today

European Glass in 2012

Glass sculptures, some incorporating wood, by Italian glass artists Alfredo Barbini and Livio Seguso and Czech artist Josef Marek. Today, 11am-6pm, Koru Contemporary Art, Unit 1604, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends today

Lost Innocence

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

Inside the Ropes

Golf course and tournament photographs by Sportpix International owner and photojournalist Richard Castka. Today, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends today

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. 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

A Complete Shambles

KS' experimental exhibition featuring exhibits that require the use of a smart phone to be truly experienced. Opening ceremony today, 2pm-9pm. Tue-Fri, 8pm-11pm, Sat-Sun, noon-11pm (by appointment), hu?hu?hu?l?ng, Rm B1, 3/F Rodeo Centre, 73-79 Larch St, Tai Kok Tsui. Inquiries: 5438 5200. Ends Aug 19

Hear the Wind Sing

Singaporean artist Tay Bak Chiang's ink paintings from his Stone, Lotus Pond and Flower series. Opening reception today, 3pm-5pm. Tue-Sat, 1pm-7pm, Art Projects Gallery, Unit 7, L14 Oceanic Industrial Centre, 2 Lee Lok St, Ap Lei Chau. Inquiries: 3485 5336. Ends Aug 19

A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong

Seventy-seven sets of paintings and calligraphy, furniture, mural paintings, architectural elements and religious art on loan from the Palace Museum that help shed light on the cultural significance of the traditional Chinese royal garden, and the Qing dynasty emperor's philosophical thoughts and religious beliefs. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 14

Performing Arts

No 1 Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company

The Chinese opera troupe performs: 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 21, 3pm, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6717 4351

Ocarina in the Wind Concert

Ocarina player Ivan Hui, pianist Irene Choi and their friends perform a poetic story driven by music that recalls the wind, and reminds people about the beauty of nature and life. Jul 21-22, 3pm, also Jul 21, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6231 8138

Brothers of War

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

Saltimbanco

Cirque Du Soleil 's production exploring the urban experience in all its myriad forms features various acrobatics and feats of athleticism. Jul 21, 4pm, also Jul 21-22, 8pm, Jul 22, 1pm, 5pm, AsiaWorld Expo - Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$388-HK$788 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

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

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The 10-Year Dream, Jul 21; The Story of Lu Yanqiu and Mei Yubing, Jul 23; A Pedestal of Rouge Fragrance, Jul 24-25; and The Lotus Lamp, Jul 26-27. All shows: in Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

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

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

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

Microsex Office 4.0

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

The Sound of Bamboo Music

Beijing Green Bamboo Orchestra performs international folk and children's songs that feature '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 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 Xinjiang cultural events and traditional rituals. 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

'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 Spring Festival Overture, 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

Alan Tam X Teresa Carpio Live In Concert 2012

Canto-pop singers Alan Tam Wing-lun and Teresa Carpio perform. Until Jul 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. Until Jul 22, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2339 7517

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 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

Butch Bradley

The American funnyman performs stand-up comedy. In English. Jul 21, 9pm, Take Out Comedy, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. HK$300. Inquiries: 6220 4436

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

The Azemichi Road

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

Hands off Mississippi

Adventure comedy about a girl holidaying at her grandmother's who urges her grandmother to buy a recently deceased neighbour's horse that the neighbour's nephew wishes to sell for its meat. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 21, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 27, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

City Lights

Charlie Chaplin directs and stars in this 1931 romantic comedy-drama as a tramp who meets a blind flower-selling girl, then tries to earn money to pay for surgery that could restore her sight, and saves a rich man who is about to commit suicide. Also starring Virginia Cherrill. Silent with music and English intertitles. Jul 21, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 4, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

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 www.cinema.com.hk; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Spooky Bunch

Ann Hui On-wah's 1980 supernatural comedy about a Cantonese Opera troupe invited to perform on Cheung Chau that gets mixed up with a platoon of ghost soldiers seeking revenge. Starring Josephine Siao Fong-fong and Kenny Bee. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 21, 7pm, HK Film Archive, Jul 29, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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