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Exhibitions

Heartscape

Suo Yutong's landscape "paintings" made up of tens of thousand pieces of small fine hooks, meticulously grouped and textured on paper into recognisable topography. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends today

etude for every day life

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

Vietnam Now

Works by six Vietnamese artists including sculptor Nguyen Thi Chinh Le and photographer Nguyen The Son that explore their country's struggles to modernise without losing its traditions and culture. Opens today. Daily, 9am-7pm, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central. Inquiries: 2500 0533. Ends Sept 9

Faces

Works by painter Lica Lee and photographer Mike Patterson that explore how humans recognise faces. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Fri, 2pm-8pm. Tue-Fri, 2pm-8pm, Sat, noon-6pm, Voxfire Gallery, 52 Gage St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2581 3358. Ends Sept 22

A Look Through Bangkok

Works by nine photographers from the Asia Pacific region that present their perspectives on Thailand's capital. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Open 24 hours, Lobby, restaurants and public area, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Rd, Cyberport. Inquiries: 2980 7788. Ends Sept 24

Performing Arts

8th Young Ballet Stars Award

The HK Ballet Group's dance competition: semi-finals, Aug 24-26, 2.15pm, also Aug 24-25, 7.15pm, Aug 25, 11am, Aug 26, 10am, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$50; and final, Aug 28-29, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2541 5587

Concert in the Dark 2012

Music in complete darkness performed by: singer-songwriter-actress G.E.M., Aug 24, 3.30pm; Canto-pop/alternative rock singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming and Stephen Chan Chi-wan, Aug 24, 7.30pm; indie pop singer-guitarist Ellen Loo and Canto-pop singer Pak Ho-chau, Aug 25, noon; Ellen Loo and Canto-pop singer Vincy Chan Wing-yee, Aug 25, 3.30pm; Canto-pop singer Leo Ku Kui-kei and Stephen Chan, Aug 25, 7.30pm, HK$1,500; indie music singer Eman Lam Yee-man, Aug 26, noon; pop band C All Star and Vincy Chan Wing-yee, Aug 26, 3.30pm; and Canto-pop singer-actress Joey Yung Cho-yee, Aug 26, 7.30pm. All net proceeds to the Dialogue in the Dark (HK) Foundation. All shows: Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$480 (noon and 3.30pm concerts), HK$1,500 (7.30pm concerts except for unavailable for public sale Aug 25 show) www.concert-in-the-dark.hk and HMV branches. Inquiries: 2310 8610

DisneyLive! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show

Feld Entertainment presents a musical in which Mickey Mouse and his friends search for acts for an upcoming talent show they are presenting. In English with Chinese subtitles. Until Aug 25, 7pm, also Aug 25-26, 11am, 3pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3583 3312

An Inspector Calls

Chung Ying Theatre Company stages a drama about a police inspector's visit to see members of a family as part of his investigation into a woman's death. In Cantonese. Until Aug 25, 7.30pm, also Aug 25-26, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including:
Contention for the Seal, Aug 24. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

HK Harmonica Association 10th Anniversary Concert

HKHA Harmonica Orchestra, HKHA St James' Settlement Junior Harmonica Orchestra, Ausgelassen Harmonica Quartet, Dim Sum Harmonica Club, Hotung Secondary School Harmonica Band, King's College Harmonica Band, King's Harmonica Quintet, HK YMCA Harmonica Orchestra and St Paul's Co-educational College Harmonica Ensemble and Veloz perform works by composers including Saint-Saens, Beethoven and Leroy Anderson. Aug 24, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8102 6258

Preconscious Impact

Singha Theatre's production of an experimental theatre work inspired by Sigmund Freud's theories of psychoanalysis. In Cantonese. Aug 24-26, 8pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9270 2462

Volpona: A Comedy

Vicki Ooi directs The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection's production of her a play that re-imagines the titular character of Ben Jonson's
Volpone as a woman. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Aug 24-25, 8pm, Aug 26, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2520 1716

I am Chairman Mao's Bitch!

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's production of Sha Yexin's drama about the relationship between Jiang Qing and her husband Mao Zedong. In Cantonese. Until Aug 25, 8.15pm, also Aug 25, 4pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Tsing, HK$170, HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

ILUB 100 Anniversary: Tenmeme

DJ-singing duo I Love You Boyz headlines a comedy talk show. In Cantonese. Aug 24-25, 27-28, 8.15pm, also Aug 25-26, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2339 4845

Light And Shadow Ekin In Concert

Canto-pop singer-actor Ekin Cheng Yi-kin performs. Aug 24-27, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Cinema

Summer International Film Festival 2012

HK International Film Festival Society presents a programme of 27 films from nine territories, including the following four films. Until Aug 28. HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; and UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$65 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2970 3300

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Documentary looking at the life and work of
Harpers Bazaar's influential fashion editor. Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Frédéric Tcheng and Bent-Jorgen Pelmutt direct. In English, French and Italian with English subtitles. Aug 24, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

Thank You Gangsters

Comedy about a criminal who, after being told that his mentally disabled brother cannot go to jail for his crimes under Japanese law, takes him on a crime spree with a childhood friend. Kosuke Oshida directs. In Japanese with English subtitles. Aug 24, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

Guns and Roses

Ning Hao's period comic caper, set in Manchuria during the Japanese occupation, revolving around a petty crook who meets a freedom fighter with knowledge about the whereabouts of a stash of gold. In Dongbei dialect and Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 24, 9.30pm, UA Langham Place.

The Green Ray

Eric Rohmer's drama centring on a young but lonely Parisian (Marie Riviere, who also co-scripted the film with Rohmer) left to holiday alone one summer. In French with English subtitles. Aug 24, 9.45pm, HK Science Museum.

Star Fest 2012

Star Cinema and Intercontinental Film Distributors present a programme of 13 Asian films, including the following two. Until Oct 28. Star Cinema, 1/F PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O, HK$60 mclcinema.com Inquiries: 2418 8841

Architecture 101

Lee Yong-ju's romantic drama revolving around a former architecture student who tracks down her first love to seek his help in building her dream house 15 years after they first met in college. In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 24, also Sept 8, 7.30pm, Sept 16, 4pm, Star Cinema.

Love Fiction

Romantic comedy that's told strictly from the man's view of a relationship that develops between a man and a woman who meet at a book expo. In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 24, 9.30pm, Sept 1, 4pm, Sept 7, 7.30pm, Star Cinema.

InDPanda International Short Film Festival

InD Blue presents a selection of 14 short film programmes from around the world, including the following two. Until Sept 7. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$65 www.cinema.com.hk Inquiries: 2572 7202

Fantastic Theatre and The Camera

Double bill consisting of: a Jeongju International Film Festival-curated project designed to combine the genres of "horror" and fantasy", and "theatre"; and a short film about a man who finds amazing things happening when he takes photos on a trip. In Korean with English subtitles. Aug 24, 7.55pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Gay Shorts 2

Programme of seven short films including: and
Why Does God Hate Me?, a coming-of-age comedy about a 14-year-old boy living in a very religious town (In English). Aug 24, Sept 11, 9.45pm, Sept 4, 9.40pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Germany without Borders

The Goethe-Institut HK and Broadway Cinematheque present a programme of six films about immigration issues in Germany, including the following one. Until Sept 28. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2802 0088

Distant Lights

Hans-Christian Schmid's drama centring on the border area between Poland and Germany that is a magnet for people on their journey towards happiness, security and a better life. In German, Polish and Russian with English subtitles. Aug 24, 8pm, HK Film Archive.

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