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PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:56pm

Exhibitions

Ingenuity Follows Nature

Calligraphy-inspired posters by Asian designers and works by Taiwanese calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze. Today, 10am-8pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 3793 8449. Ends today

Le Miroir (The Mirror)

Works by French photographer Mohamed Bourouissa examining 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

The Long Goodbye

A series of print transfers, a pair of circular black mirrors, two paintings and a video projection by Christine Ng Mien-yin that address the convoluted relationship between urban dwellers in Hong Kong and nature that is perpetually on the verge of disappearing. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Aug 30

Bays and Beaches of Vietnam

Paintings of the Vietnamese coastline by artists including Bui Xuan Phai and Pham Luan. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. End Aug 31

Summer Group Show

Paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Chu Teh-chun. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Sept 8

Hong Kong Photography Series 3: Beyond the Portrait

Works by 18 artists (including Alfred Ko Chi-keung and Almond Chu Tak-wah) that collectively illustrate the development of portrait photography in Hong Kong over the last century. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Nov 26

Performing Arts

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: Merciless Sword Under Merciful Heaven, Aug 3; The Sounds of Battle, Aug 4; The Story of Princess Chang Ping, Aug 5; When Swallows Return, Aug 7; The Heroes and the Beauty, Aug 8; Lovers' Reunion, Aug 9; Life's Blessing to Shen Xiao-fu and Meng Ying-chun, Aug 10; and The Spy Who Loves Me, Aug 11. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

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

Short-nosed Elephant Xiao Xiao

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. Until Aug 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

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

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

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 3-5, 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

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

Doubt

We Draman's adaptation of 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. Until Aug 5, 8pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

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

Summer Musical School 2012 - MJ Relived 2

The HK Academy for Performing Arts's EXCEL 2012 Summer Musical School presents a musical featuring performances of Michael Jackson songs by its students and American singer Howard McCrary. Until Aug 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

Adason Lo Intimate Live

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

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 some 2,300 years ago and adapted from ancient shamans' hymns celebrating life, nature and honourable death. Aug 3-4, 8.15pm, Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$460 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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

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

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

HK Youth Music Camp Concerts 2012

Young musicians from the music camp's Chinese Orchestra, Children's Choir, Junior String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Junior Chinese Orchestra perform Chinese and Western music. Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; and Aug 12, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$40-HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Playback for ALL Performance: 'Live/Living'

Arts with the Disabled Association of HK presents an improvisational theatre offering with interpretation and audio description. In Cantonese. Aug 5, 3pm, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$1 or above, on sliding scale, reservation required. Inquiries: 2777 8664

Cinema

Actress, Singer, Opera Star: Leung So-kam

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of five films featuring the versatile entertainer, including the following film. Aug 3-31. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Top Singers Two

Leung So-kam stars with Sun Ma Si-tsang, Ho Fei-fan and Pak Suet-sin in a comedy revolving around a love rectangle involving neighbours with a passion for music and a singing star. In Cantonese. Aug 3, 11am, HK Film Archive.

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 one. 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 Gold Rush

Charlie Chaplin directs and stars in this 1925 comedy about a tramp who goes to Alaska in search of gold. With English narration and Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 3, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 18, 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

Closing Programme 2: The King Of Pigs + The Hell

Yeong Sang-ho's double bill of films consisting of: an animated drama about a bankrupt businessman and a struggling writer who look back on their childhoods for answers, only to realise that they have more questions than before they started thinking about their early days; and a two-part short film about a salaryman who is told by the Angel of Death that the guards of hell will come out to grab him at midnight and a 20-something-year-old woman who is told that she is about to die and is greatly upset about it. In Korean with English subtitles. Aug 3, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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