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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Identity Collective

Works by artists Valerie Bastit Laudier, Abigail Box, Kurt Tong, Fortes Pakeong Sequeira, Jonathan Trayte, Him Lo and Kounosuke Kawakami. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Sat

Parallel Waves

Paintings and installation works by 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

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

Hear the Wind Sing

Singaporean artist Tay Bak Chiang's ink paintings from his Stone, Lotus Pond and Flower series. 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

Les Lumieres Imaginaires

Media artist Wong Chi-yung's installation makes use of light to create a zone in which illusions can be created. A Le French May programme. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes b's Librarie Galerie, 1/F 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends Sept 1

The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor

Exhibition of Qin dynasty (221-207BC) cultural relics brought in from Shannxi province that also features six tie-in multimedia programmes that help explain the deep-rooted history, culture and stories behind the Qin dynasty terracotta figures. Opens today. Mon-Wed-Sun, 9am-10.30pm (with 17 viewing sessions of up to 1 1/2 hours each per day), HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Nov 26

Performing Arts

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: A Pedestal of Rouge Fragrance, Jul 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

SOUND-IMAGination: HK Snapshots

Lo Hau-man conducts clarinettist Leung Chi-shing, violinist Pauline Tang, cellist Eric Yip Chun-hei and pianist Christina Kwok playing more than 30 short works by local composers. Jul 25, 8pm, Southsite, 3/F Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, entry by donation. Inquiries: 6802 6458

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

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. Until Jul 27, 8.15pm, 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

Academy Cantonese Opera Excerpts

HK Academy for Performing Arts students and staff perform Cantonese Opera excerpts including: Touring the Lake (from The Legend of the White Snake) (Jul 26, 28); Meeting Goddess, Given Sash (from Magic Lotus Lantern) (Jul 26-27); and Picking Hairpin on Lantern Street (from Purple Hairpin) (Jul 27-28). In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 26-28, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Miracle Kingdom

Wilderness Creation's musical about a frog who, feeling unhappy after he turns into a handsome man as a result of being kissed, embarks on a journey to a Miracle Kingdom in a bid to live a happy life. In Cantonese. Jul 27-29, 3pm, 7.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

A New Cantonese Opera Justice Bao

Yuen Siu-fai stars in, directs and is the librettist for a Cantonese Opera double-bill of stories revolving around the legendary judge consisting of The Caucasian Circle, centring on two women who both claim to be a child's real mother, and Chisang Town, in which Justice Bao Ching upholds justice despite the case involving his family members. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 27-29, 7.30pm, also Jul 29, 1.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Know Your Ballet Music

Yip Wing-sie conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing excerpts from ballet works such as Prokofiev's Cinderella and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; choreographer Yuri Ng Yue-lit presents (with Yip) and dancers Carlo Pacis, Justyne Li and Roy Li Long-hin also perform. Mainly in Cantonese. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, Jul 29, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Momentari

Spain's Nats Nus Dansa's dance theatre production about a collector of 'good moments' and owner of a magic cube in which different characters live. With limited English dialogue. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Nuova Barberia Carloni

Physical comedians from Italy's Teatro Necessario perform a comedy about three Italian barbers who have launched a salon and throw an opening party involving the performance of music and zany stunts. With limited English dialogue. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, also Jul 28, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$150, HK$210; and Jul 29, 5pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

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 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

Eight Immortals' Adventures Prequel

Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing Alfred Wong's music for a musical theatre production scripted and directed by Mike Chow about what the Eight Immortals went through before they were granted eternal life and magical powers. Jul 28, 8pm, Jul 29, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Tianjin Song Art Troupe

The Chinese Opera music troupe performs Quyi (aka 'song art'), involving storytelling and singing, with music or percussion accompaniment. In northern Chinese dialects with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Jul 29, noon, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$100, HK$180; and Jul 30-31, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

I Have a Date with Autumn

HK Repertory Theatre stages a drama set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin, Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Charity performance (proceeds go to Yot Chong Sok Un Medical Fund): Jul 29, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$1,500 HK Ticketing. Other shows: Jul 29, 31-Aug 5, 7-9, 10-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Maps

Spanish dance theatre company Nats Nus Dansa performs a work about four travellers who share the experiences and dances they have come across on their journeys. Jul 29, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Ligeti Quartet (London) Plays Modern Classics

The British string quartet performs works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Nirmali Fenn, John Cage and Gyorgy Ligeti. Jul 29, 8pm, Convocation Room, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 6802 6458

Cinema

International Children's Film Carnival 2012

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents 16 feature films and short film programmes for the young and young at heart, including the following film. 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 that follows 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 25, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 4, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

InDPolar International Animation Festival

InD Blue presents a selection of eight programmes of animated short films from around the world, including the following programme. Until Aug 8. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$65 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2572 7202

World Amazing Animations

Programme of nine animated shorts from the mainland, South Korea, Russia, the Netherlands, Estonia and elsewhere including: Arjan Wilschut's Farmer Jack, about a farmer with money problems who a salesman-scientist tries to convince has a solution to his problem (no dialogue); and Park Hyeong-ik and Yoon Hong-ran's Line, about the discord that arises between two neighbours whose properties are separated by a thin wall (no dialogue). Jul 25, 7.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the lives 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. 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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