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PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 September, 2004, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions


Memories - Recent Paintings by Tung Lo


The Guangdong-born, Paris-based artist exhibits his latest paintings, inspired by his lifelong fascination with the concept of time. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Plum Blossoms Gallery, G6, ChinaChem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends Sat


Kun Jien (The Space Between)


Works by German artist Peter Dittmar, who depicts his concept of nothingness by using basic geometric shapes and abstract calligraphy on handmade paper applied to wooden boards. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe Gallery, Goethe-Institut, 14/F Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9885 6232. Ends Sep 28


Life in the Hutongs


Ink and colour on paper works by Bian Guojian, focusing on Beijing's narrow alleyways and small courtyards. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm, Yan Gallery, 77 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2139 2345. Ends Sep 30


Territories


A multimedia installation presenting a panorama of urban development and architecture in China by Hong Kong-based French architects Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix. The exhibition is the first in Para/Site's new gallery. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site, G/F 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Oct 3


From Mongolia to Shanghai


Oils on canvas paintings of wild Mongolian landscapes by Yang Gang, and ink paintings of Shanghai city dwellers by Hu Yongkai. Daily, 9am-7pm, Lee Garden, G/F Office Lobby, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 9186 2345. Ends Oct 13


Performing Arts


Faust


Charles Gounod's opera based on Goethe's tale of the devil and the philosopher he seduces. Directed by Lo King-man. Today, 7.30pm, Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, Salisbury Rd, TST, $120-$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7231


Jazz Concert


With pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Brian Blade. Wed, 8pm, Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Salisbury Rd, TST, $150-$400 Urbtix


Silver Rain


The City Contemporary Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with a performance featuring highlights from its Chinese modern dance repertoire. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm, City Hall Theatre, Central, $120, $160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803


The Overcoat


Theatre du Pif's presents a re-run of its award-winning version of Gogol's funny and touching play about a lonely clerk whose life is transformed by a new overcoat. In English. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, Cultural Activities Hall, $120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Ms Julie


A two-hour drama set in the fast-changing society of 1930s Shanghai. A dissatisfied young woman has been brought up in a style her family can no longer afford to maintain. The chauffeur is also fed up with his lot in life, and decides to work for himself. Performed by Drumroll. In English. Sep 29-Oct 2, 7.30pm, Sep 30, 10am, Fringe Studio, Fringe Club, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. Not for children under 13. $145, $190. Inquiries: 2721 7251


Extra-curricular


Fruits in Suits


An informal gay professional and business networking event where people can gather to drink, chat and network. No suit required. Tomorrow, 6.30pm-8.30pm, and on the third Tue of every month, free but cash bar. One Grill & Bar, One Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: hkfins@yahoo.com


Peter Scott @ SachYoga


The Iyengar yoga teacher from Australia will conduct two workshops. Today, 6.30am-9am, Wed, 7pm-9.30pm, Sachananda Yoga Shala, L/16, One Lan Kwai Fong, Central, $350 per workshop. Register at www.sachyoga.com


Women Business Owners Club: Ask the Expert


Advice for women - and men - on selling a business, tax, branding, and more from a panel of specialists. Tomorrow, 6.30pm-10pm, HK Football Club, 3 Sport Rd, Happy Valley, $250 members, $310 non-members, includes one drink and snacks. Inquiries: 2541 0446 or www.hkwboc.org


Auditions: Peter Pan


Leading and chorus roles for adults in Faust's production of Peter Pan. Children's roles available only to members of Faust programmes, call to ask about enrolments. Rehearsals start Oct 30 for performances Jan 27-Feb 5. Auditions for adults, Wed-Thu, 6.30pm-9.30pm, 34/F One IFC, 1 Harbour View St, Central. Inquiries: Katy on 2547 7150


Francois Boucher


The French author has written five detective novels, all set in Guangzhou. His French editions are published under the name of Fan Tong, but his Chinese translations are published under his real name. He presents his new book and talks about his relationship with the mainland, in particular Guangzhou. In French. Thu, 7pm, Mediatheque of the Alliance Francaise, 52 Jordan Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2730 3257


Hong Kong Philosophy Cafe - Happy Friday Branch


The Beginners Group will discuss 'Is all really 'fair' in love, war, and politics?', while Deep Thinkers wrestle with 'Does the nature of justice change according to context?' Thu, 7.30pm, Q8 Lounge and Cafe, 1/F 8 Queen's Rd Central, free. Inquiries: party@s-n-s.com or stevepq@hkbu.edu.hk


Berlinale Talent Campus Competition


A chance for young film professionals to improve their skills and take part in the 55th Berlin International Film Festival. Young screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, directors, actors, film composers, sound designers, film editors, production designers and art directors are eligible. The Campus takes place from Feb 12-17, 2005. Applications at www.berlinale-talentcampus.de. Deadline: Nov 1


Film


Nobody Knows


Inspired by a true story about four siblings living with their mother in Tokyo. Fathered by different men, none of the children have ever been to school, and the landlord knows nothing about the existence of three of them. One day, they find their mother has left them, leaving just a note and some money. In Japanese with English subtitles. Sep 28-29, 7.30pm, Agnes b. Cinema!, Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $30, $50. Inquiries: 2582 0200


Urbtix: 2734 9009


Urbtix/CityLine


credit-card booking: 2111 5999


Fringe: 2521 7251


CityLine: 2317 6666


HK Ticketing: 3128 8288


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