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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:01pm
 

Exhibitions

A Still Motion

Eric Ng's paintings inspired by the feelings that come with the passing of time. Today, noon-7pm, PubArt Gallery, G/F, 7B Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2840 1809. Ends today

Artist Fee - The Crap Show

Conceptual artist Lam Hoi-sin's project involving the creation of a work-in-progress primarily made from donated materials that also functions as a semi-parody of the contemporary art scene as presented in the media. Today, 1pm-8pm, HARDNECK.hk, 11/F Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessey Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: hardneck.hk@gmail.com. Ends today

Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters

Works by Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok Mang-ho, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong - who all spent time in New York in the 1980s and the early 90s. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Aug 12

etude for every day life

Osaka-based sound artist Mamoru Okuno's series of portable installations that transform everyday objects and practices into intimate sound experiences. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sat, 1pm-7pm, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Shop 5, G/F Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2803 2151/ Ends Aug 24

Luminous Harbour: Hong Kong Contemporary Photography 2012

Cheung Wai-Lok, Chan Wai-Kwong, Ho Siu-Nam, Vincent Yu, Tse Ming-Chong, So Hing-Keung, Ho Pak-Kei and Lai Lon-Hin's photographs that respond to the question 'What is Hong Kong?' Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm, Lumenvisum, L2-10 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 3177 9159. Ends Aug 26

Phase of Heart - Abstract Art Group Exhibition I

Abstract works by six mainland and local artists including Huang Jia, Liang Quan and Au Hoi-lam. Opening reception today, 5pm-7pm. Daily, 11am-7pm, VA Gallery, 16 & 16A, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2368 1068. Ends Sept 4

Creatures of the Abyss

Exhibition about the physical environment of on deep sea creatures and the fascinating creatures that inhabit that part of our earth. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$30. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 17 Performing Arts

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 4-5, 3pm, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

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. Aug 4-5, 3pm, 7.30pm, 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

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. Aug 4-5, 3pm, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8769

The Enchanting Orient

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

Harmony

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

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: 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

Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

The Chinese opera troupe performs: 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

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 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. In English with Chinese surtitles. Aug 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, Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 4-5, 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

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

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 4, 8pm, On & On Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd,To Kwa Wan, HK$100, HK$150. Inquiries: 2891 8482

Shine Again Concert 2012

Canto-pop duo Wong You-nam and Tsui Tin-yau perform. Aug 4-5, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

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

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

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 4, 8.15pm, Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$460 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Cinema

Moon Beam - Dating with Documentary

Visual Record presents a showcase of eight Chinese-language documentary films, including the following two films. Until Sept 1. Film Culture Centre, Flat A3, 11/F Tung Nam Factory Building, 40 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, free. Inquiries: 2540 7859

Though I Am Gone

Hu Jie's documentary in which Wang Qingyao, the widower of Bian Zhongyun (who was vice-principal of the Experimental High School attached to Beijing Normal University), recalls the horror of the Cultural Revolution, specifically his wife getting tortured to death by her students during the 'Red August' of 1966. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 4, 2.30pm, Film Culture Centre.

Farewell, Beijing

Documentary about Gong Fenghai, a fervent supporter of Mao Zedong, who returns to Beijing 40 years after the 'Down to the Countryside Movement' to find himself a stranger in his hometown. Zhang Tianhui directs. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 4, 4.15pm, Film Culture Centre.

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 two 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

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. Aug 4, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

The Crocodiles Strike Back

The 2010 sequel to 2009 drama, The Crocodiles, is a drama revolving around a boys' gang known as the Crocodiles who seek to find out if a series of freak accidents are part of a conspiracy to force the closure of a factory. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 4, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, Aug 18, 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

Blood in Snow

Li Lihua and Grace Chang (aka Ge Lan) stars in Li Han-hsiang's musical drama about a group of performers and their gloomy lives, punctuated by a troubling love rectangle. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 4, 7pm, HK Film Archive, Aug 12, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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