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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 August, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Media Art Showcase

Japanese video artist Naoko Tosa's works that explore the unconscious mind, and digital landscapes by Chinese multimedia artist Tian Xiaolei. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm, I/O (Input/Output), 23 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends Aug 5

The Penang Series and Retrospective

Mini retrospective of Angela Su's works from 2005-2012, with a focus on a series of six drawings inspired by tropical floral and fauna from her Artist-in-Residence programme at RBS - Malihom, Penang, Malaysia, in 2011. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Aug 11

The Eyes of A Child

Works by children aged four to six who are students at HK Christian Services schools. Opens today. Daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Open, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Aug 15

Scalable Strategies

Works by sculpture-furniture designer Homan Ho, sculptor Lau Hok-shing, conceptual artist Lo Chi-kit, mixed media artist 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

Summer Stir

Colourful works by 10 gallery artists including abstract artist Carmen Gloria Machuca and hyperrealist painter Christian Hofmann. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1132. Ends Aug 18

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. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2C Mai On Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Aug 21

Collection Highlights - Artefacts of Dr Sun Yat-sen's First Wife, Lu Muzhen

Exhibition about the low-profile Lu Muzhen (1867-1952), that aims to give a deeper understanding of the people close to her Chinese revolutionary-statesman husband. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

Equilibrium

Paintings and bronze sculptures by Australian artist Terry Batt that use symmetry to highlight the hypothetical balance and imbalance of his personal experiences while posing wider questions on social, cultural, political and economical premises. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Sept 8

Life in the Abstract

Abstract paintings by Chinese artists Bo Yun, Liu Zhen, Hou Xi and Zhang Wenhua, and German artist Robert Niesse. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm, G/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, One Hollywood Road, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends Sept 12

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

Seventy-seven sets of painting 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

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The Moon Pavilion, Aug 1; The Princess in Distress, Aug 2; Merciless Sword Under Merciful Heaven, Aug 3; and The Sounds of Battle, Aug 4. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

The Diva In Della

Taiwanese Mando-pop singer Della Ding Dang in concert. Aug 1, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$190-HK$490 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 3238

Adason Lo Intimate Live

Singer-songwriter Adason Lo Lik-wai performs Canto- and Mando-pop tunes. Aug 1-5, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$250, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Short-nosed Elephant Xiao Xiao

Chan Chu-hei directs Jumbo Kids Theatre and Theatre Horizon's multimedia theatre production of Taiwanese author Giddens Ko Ching-teng's children's tale about a short-nosed elephant that sets out to find a forest god in the hope of getting a longer nose. In Cantonese. Aug 2-5, 7.30pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Doubt

We Draman's adaptation of American playwright John Patrick Shanley's drama about a conservative nun who accuses a liberal priest of sexual misconduct after he accepts a school's first black student. In Cantonese. Aug 2-5, 8pm, Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

Summer Musical School 2012 - MJ Relived 2

The HK Academy for Performing Arts' EXCEL 2012 Summer Musical School present a musical featuring performances of Michael Jackson songs by its students and American singer Howard McCrary. Aug 2-5, 8pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8769

Nine Songs

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performs a dance work choreographed by Lin Hwai-min that's inspired by a cycle of poems written by Warring States Period poet Qu Yuan 2,300 years ago and adapted from ancient shamans' hymns celebrating life, nature and honourable death. Aug 2-4, 8.15pm, Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$460 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin, Aug 3; opera excerpts A Glorious But Elusive Dream, Studying Together at Night (from The Butterfly Lovers), Meng Liang Seeks Military Aid (from the story of the Yang Warriors), and Wandering in the Garden and Waking from a Dream (from The Resurrection), Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Harmony

Canada's Theatre de la Dame de Coeur's multimedia puppetry production tells the story of a boy doctor who flies on a pelican to save the thousands of people that are threatened by environmental catastrophes. With Cantonese dialogue and English lyrics: Aug 3, 5, 7.30pm, also Aug 4-5, 3.30pm; in English: Aug 4, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Sound of Music

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a young novice nun who is hired to become the governess of a naval captain's seven children. In Cantonese. Aug 3-4, 7.30pm, Aug 5, 3pm, Tun Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

Guys and Dolls

Oliver Lo directs the HK University of Science and Technology's The Centre for the Arts' presentation of the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. In English with Chinese surtitles. Aug 3-4, 7.45pm, Aug 5, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2358 6149

The Enchanting Orient

HK Dance Company and HK Dance Company Youth Troupe perform ethnic dances associated with various parts of Asia. Aug 3-4, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2805 2743

Concert of Hug

Tang Wing-hong, Kelvin Ngai and Esmond Lim conduct four-fingered pianist Lee Hee-ah, pianist Lee Hin, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK, Psalm Wind Orchestra, HK Baptist University Christian Choir, Lingnan University Christian Choir, City University of HK Student's Union Christian Choir, Praise U Christian Choir and Chinese University Christian Choir performing works such as Memories of Friendship and Amazing Grace; illustrator DreamerGo also features. Aug 3, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$800 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 7673

Curious Fish

Asia People Theatre Festival Group and HK Movement Festival present a butoh dance work choreographed by Katsura Kan inspired by the Minamata disease/mercury poisoning that represents a requiem for the spirits who couldn't become human and the lives that were erased before they came into this world. Aug 3-4, 8pm, On & On Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd,To Kwa Wan, HK$100, HK$150. Inquiries: 2891 8482

Primitivo

Ponte Singers and guest a cappella group Orange perform world folk music works. Aug 3, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9465 4329

Shine Again Concert 2012

Canto-pop duo Wong You-nam and Tsui Tin-yau perform. Aug 3-5, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Snow Patrol Live in Hong Kong 2012

The Scottish rock band in concert. Aug 4, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau Island, HK$580, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

Cleobury Conducts Contemporary British Choral Music

Nicholas Cleobury conducts the HK Bach Choir, cellist Artem Konstantinov and organist Wong Kin-yu performing works such as Rory Boyle's Toccata and Michael Tippett's Dance, Clarion Air. Aug 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9659 8687

Gary Chaw Project Sensational Sound Concert

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Gary Chaw Ge serves up Mando-pop and R&B music. Aug 4-5, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 6622

Cinema

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of orphaned orangutans and elephants, 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 United States 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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