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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

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Exhibitions

Works by Ng Joon Kiat

Paintings by the Singaporean visual artist that express his inner self and philosophy. Today, 10am-7pm, Osage Atelier, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends today

Spirit and Stone

Moody monochromatic images of Asia by American photographer John McDermott. Today-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Sat

Get Freaky

Works by more than 30 artists, illustrators, and designers associated with French fanzine Get Freaky. Tue-Sat, 1pm-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends Aug 22

Life in the Abstract

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

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the structure and functions of the human brain. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 10

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Exhibition detailing the daring escape on Christmas Day 1941 from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral and a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Mar 31, 2013

Performing Arts

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The Heroes and the Beauty, Aug 8; Lovers' Reunion, Aug 9; and Life's Blessing to Shen Xiao-fu and Meng Ying-chun, Aug 10. 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. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 8-12, 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 the strange things that happen after a father returns 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 show 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 you spend your life with 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 William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet story about a pair of star-crossed lovers 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's drama about the revenge a jilted bride plans on 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

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 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

Chubby Drums

Drama-comedy about a fat boy whose father opens a new restaurant in Thinhaven, where no one is outgoing or fat. The boy later falls for a skinny girl who happens to be the town's prettiest. In Dutch with English subtitles and live Cantonese interpretation. Aug 8, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 19, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

InDPolar International Animation Festival

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

Opening Programme 2: It's A Wonderful World

Programme of 12 animated shorts from China, Turkey, South Korea, the Netherlands, Britain, Japan, Russia and the US, including: Lilian Fu's Fishing with Popo, about a girl at her grandmother's funeral recalling her vivid storytelling and a dream involving her grandmother in the afterlife (in Cantonese with English subtitles); and William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg's The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore, a tale of people who devote their lives to books and books that return the favour (no dialogue). Aug 8, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.