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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Exhibitions

The Last Paintings

Works by the late Cy Twombly (1928-2011), including eight paintings and photographs. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Sat

A Complete Shambles

KS' experimental exhibition that requires the use of a smartphone to be experienced fully. Tue-Fri, 8pm-11pm, Sat-Sun, noon-11pm (by appointment), huahuahualang, 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. 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

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

New paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer that balance powerful imagery with critical analysis. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends Aug 25

Summer Splendour

Scenes of their homeland and culture by Vietnamese and Tibetan artists including Nguyen Tu Nghiem and Dawa Zhaxi. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie La Vong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Ends Aug 31

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, closed Thur, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1 Performing Arts

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

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

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's 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 7-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 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

Mr YooWho's Holiday

American humourist Moshe Cohen blends slapstick, whimsy, and physical theatre with Butoh dance and other Eastern elements. With limited English dialogue. Aug 9, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$180; Aug 10, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160; Aug 11, 3pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$160; and Aug 12, 3pm, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The House of Magic

Father-and-son musician team Xin Zhikuan and Xin Yafei perform magic tricks and illusions. With limited Putonghua dialogue. Aug 9-10, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and The Hare

Lightwire Theater presents electroluminescent puppetry productions of two classic fables: one about an ugly duckling that tries hard to be accepted by the rest of his family; and another about a fast-running hare confident about winning a contest against the slow tortoise. Aug 9-11, 7.30pm, also Aug 11, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$110-HK$210; and Aug 12, 3pm, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Passage Beyond

Actors' Family's musical about strange things that happen after a father return from a trip into the forests of Taiwan in search of a rare butterfly. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 9-12, 7.45pm, also Aug 11-12, 2.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix; Aug 9 proceeds to Suicide Prevention Services. Inquiries: 6715 4437

The Cheapy Dogs

Sixone Production Company and Sun Entertainment Culture present a drama about how the person with whom you spend your life may not be the one you love most. In Cantonese. Aug 9-12, 8pm, also Aug 12, 3pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$250-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5487 0213

Cantonese Opera Summer Camp - Demonstration and Finale Performance

Dawn Radiance Opera Troupe performs A Warring Couple, a Cantonese Opera tale set in the Han dynasty and revolving around a military commander named Shangguan Yunlong and his female counterpart, Situ Wenfeng, Aug 10. The opera troupe gives a performance of Hitting the Noodle Crock and Cantonese Opera Summer Camp participants sing and perform displays such as wielding the flags, fighting with weapons and flicking the long sleeves, Aug 11. Both shows: 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Romeo and Harriet

Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute performs a version of Charlie Lovett's contemporary musical comedy updating of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet story about a pair of star-crossed lovers set in Hong Kong. In Cantonese. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Touch

British street dance group Boy Blue Entertainment performs hip hop dance moves. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Asian Youth Orchestra Concert Tour

James Judd conducts the orchestra performing Mahler's Symphony No 9, Aug 10; and Richard Pontzious conducts the orchestra performing Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture, Debussy's La Mer and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Aug 11. Both concerts: 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$75-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 1623

Jonathan Wong Rising Concert 2012

Pop singer-songwriter-dancer-choreographer Jonathan Wong performs. Aug 10-11, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5412 4396

Oh My Goddess!

Cinematic Theatre drama about a jilted bride's plans for revenge against her fiance. In Cantonese. Aug 10-11, 17-18, 8pm, also Aug 11-12, 18-19, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$260, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888

Thomas Rosenkranz Plays John Cage

The American pianist plays John Cage's 4'33 and Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. Aug 10, 8pm, Southsite, 2B, 3/F, Blue Box Industrial Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, HK$200. Inquiries: hellhotfestival.org

William So and Friends: A Symphonic Night of Giving

Canto-pop singer-actor William So Wing-hong headlines a concert presented by the HK Amateur Orchestra. Aug 10-11, 8pm Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9352 5094

Cinema

InDPolar International Animation Festival

InD Blue presents eight programmes of animated short films, 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

Opening Programme 1: Love's Great Adventure

Programme of five animated shorts including: Albert'T Hooft and Paco Vink's Paul and the Dragon, a film based on the true story of Paul Sanders, a nine-year-old boy diagnosed with cancer whose doctor tells him that the cancer is like a dragon in his body that needs to be fought (no dialogue); and Jakob Schuh and Max Lang's The Gruffalo, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's illustrated book about a mouse taking a stroll through the woods who meets three predators who all want to eat him (in English). Aug 7, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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