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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 September, 2005, 12:00am

Exhibitions


Art Exhibition of Carl Cheng and His Students


Carl Cheng's exhibition of students' works after a five-day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain workshop. Today, 9am-9pm, L7, Atrium at The Metropolis Mall, 6 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom. Inquiries: 2529 2001. Ends today


Princess Diana Remembered


Andy Kwong's commemorative portraits of the late Princess of Wales. Today, Gallery at Sea Ranch, Lantau, free private boat pick-up from Queen's Pier, Central at 1.15pm and 3.15pm. Inquiries: 2989 1231. Ends today


Hong Kong Four-Cast


Photographs of Hong Kong by Almond Chu, Lau Ching-ping, Hisun Wong and Wong Wo-bik. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1.30pm-5.30pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, HK University, 94 Bonham Rd. Inquiries: 2241 5500. Ends Sept 11


Traces of Nature


Large-scale works mainly painted in black and white by contemporary artist Wang Huaiqing. Daily, 9am-7pm, Yan Gallery at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: 2139 2345. Ends Sept 14


Your Price


Interactive Art Market


Viewers are asked to evaluate paintings, calligraphies, prints, sculptures and ceramics on display by 30 artists. After incorporating viewers' prices at the end of the exhibition, the artwork will be on sale. Tue-Sun, 2pm-8pm, Artist Commune, Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Mau Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2104 3322. Ends Sept 14


Shimmering Colours


Monochrome wares of the Yuan to the Qing dynasties (14th-19th centuries) from Jiangxi province. Mon-Sat, 10am-4.45pm, Sun, 12.30pm-5.30pm, closed on public holidays. East Wing Galleries, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 2609 7416. Ends Sept 25


Tales from the Forbidden City


Jia Juanli's paintings of court life for Chinese women a few centuries ago. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Connoisseur Art Gallery, shop G3, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2868 5358. Ends Sept 25


Hundred Days Sars - Overcome in Unity


Exhibition covering the Sars epidemic through panels, photos, newspaper clippings and video programmes. Tue, Thu-Sat, 10am-5pm, Wed, 10am-7pm, Sun and public holidays, 1pm-5pm, HK Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, $10, $5. Inquiries: 2549 5123. Ends Sept 30


Art of Giving


Showcases a number of donations of contemporary Chinese works including installation artist Xu Bing's piece A Book from the Sky and Ren Jian's Primeval Chaos. Daily, 10am-6pm, (closed Thu), HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $5, $10. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 30


French Vision of China


Historical works such as lithographs and engravings that illustrate the cultural exchange between France and China. Daily, 10am-6pm (closed Thu), HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $10, $5. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 30


Essence of Purity


Exhibition to Commemorate the 100th Birthday of Chao Shao-an


A retrospective exhibition of the painter Chao Shao-an (1905-1998) known for his paintings of birds, insects, landscapes and feathers. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun and public holidays, 10am-7pm, (closed Tue), HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, $5, $10. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jan 2


Performing Arts


Love in a Fallen City 2005


The HK Repertory Theatre and Nick Yu reinterpret Eileen Chang's novel Love in a Fallen City, about finding love during wartime and treasuring the moment. Starring Tony Leung Ka-fai and Louisa So. Fredric Mao directs. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles, Today, 7.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $120-$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3103 5900


Les Miserables


Chung Ying Theatre Company's tragic tale of social injustice involving a man who becomes a slave, starring Elton Lau, Edmond Lo and William Lo. Adapted from Victor Hugo's story by former BBC Radio 4 writer Jonathan Halloway. Directed by Peter Jordan. In Cantonese. Today, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 6628


Stomp


An international cast use household objects such as bins and brooms to create rhythms, music and dance. Tue-Sept 11, 8pm (Sat and Sun also at 2.30pm), HK Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $295-$495 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8514


Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Jammin'


Los Angeles' biggest jazz ensemble has been nominated for a Grammy five times and has collaborated with Ray Charles and Christina Aguilera. Sept 12, 8pm, Academic Community Hall, 224 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon, $60, $80 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288


Hey No Sorry! No Thanks!


A Bollywood-style comedy that explores the relationships between people, starring movie/TV actress Sudha Chandran. Written and directed by veteran Star TV writer Pramod Singh. In Hindi. Sept 18, 8.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hunghom, $150-$400 (tickets available at various locations). Inquiries: www.zeal-entertainment.com


Dionysus


The Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre from Japan presents a production based on the Greek tragedy The Bacchae. Directed and designed by Tadashi Suzuki. In Japanese with some English, with Chinese and English surtitles. Sept 23-24, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Auditorium, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, $100-$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Barrilete


The Tilingo Lingo Band from southern Mexico creates a musical dance performance inspired by the ritual dances. Sept 24, 8pm, Studio Theatre, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $70 (member), $90 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


Turandot


Vocalist Warren Mok and film director Ng See-yuen present Giacomo Puccini's last opera about an icy Chinese princess, played by Francesca Patane. In Italian with Chinese and English surtitles. Sept 29-30 and Oct 2-3, 7.30pm, Oct 1, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $150-$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321


Sounds Great 2


A night at the movies with popular film music, including excerpts from Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and The Sound of Music. Anthony Inglis, principal conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in London, conducts the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Sept 30, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336


China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra


China's oldest orchestral group perform works including Tan Dun's Worship for Rain and Zhao Jiping's Celebration Overture, playing instruments such as the dizi, erhu and banhu. Oct 1, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Auditorium, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; Oct 2, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central. Shows at 8pm. $100-$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321


Nana Mouskouri


World Farewell Tour The Greek singer has produced more than 450 albums of folk, classical and pop songs. Oct 3, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grand Hall, Wan Chai, $398-$798 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288


Sleeping Beauty


The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Charles Perrault's classic fairytale with Bolshoi Ballet soloist Vladimir Moiseev as the artistic director. Oct 7, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; Oct 8, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long; Oct 9, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin. Shows at 8pm. $90-$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Latin Passion Festival


A showcase of Latin music, dance and theatre, with performers from Latin America, the US and Hong Kong. Oct 20-Nov 20, various times and venues. Inquiries: www.latinfestival.gov.hk


Omara Portuondo


Buena Vista Social Club presents Cuban Singer Omara Portuondo performs songs including Tabu (Taboo) and No Me Llore Mas (Don't Cry Anymore). Oct 20-21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $150-$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.latinfestival.gov.hk


Jaracho


On stage dance fiesta with 40 performers from Mexico, dancing the flamenco, salsa, Afro-Cuban rhythms and jaracho. Oct 22-23, 7.30pm, Oct 23, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $120-$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.latinfestival.gov.hk


Havana-Mania Carnival! Vocal Sampling X Chet Lam


Sampling jams with Hong Kong's singer-songwriter Chet Lam and Edward Chan's Band in a cross-over of musical talents. Other performers include salsa DJ Henry Knowles, Latin bellydancing queen Tamalyn Dallal, dance duo SalsaMania and LA Salsa Kids. Oct 28-29, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium Area, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, $120-$320. Inquiries: www.latinfestival.gov.hk


Rosa Passos


Brazilian bossa nova singer Rosa Passos, who has been compared with Jo?o Gilberto, will perform the closing concert of the Latin Festival. Nov 19, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $120-$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.latinfestival.gov.hk


Quidam


Cirque du Soleil presents a theatrical acrobatic performance involving a mysterious world of nameless characters. Nov 4-20, Grand Chapiteau, Waterfront Park, Cyberport. Shows from Tue-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 4pm and 8pm, Sun at 1pm and 5pm. $200-$1,400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288


Extra-curricular


Open Audition for Singers


Local musical organisation Katterwall invites singers for two choirs - Kassia Men's Choir and Kassia Youth Choir (females aged 13-18) for rehearsals starting this month. Auditions today-Thu, (by appointment only). Katterwall, Rm 5, 4/F, 3-5 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, free. Inquiries: 2575 3931


Public Speaking


Theresa-Lena Chow and Emily Zhang Rong, winners of the 2005 Public Speaking Competition discuss techniques in public speaking. Tomorrow, 6.30pm-8pm, English Speaking Union, 4/F HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central, $75 (members), $90. Inquiries: 2186 8449


Breakfast with Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport


Canada's minister of transport speaks of Canada's successes in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Wed, 8am-9.30am, Island Shangri-la, Pacific Place, Admiralty, $320, $420, includes breakfast, (registration required). Inquiries: 2110 8700


Hedda Morrison's Hong Kong, 1946-47


Edward Stokes discusses his latest book Hedda Morrison's Hong Kong, 1946-47, about a newly married photographer who captured images of the mainland and Hong Kong. Fri, 6.15pm, HK City Hall, 8/F Extension Activities Rm, High Block, Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2813 7500


Marketing Services


The Women Business Owners' Club hosts an experts' discussion on the effects of marketing on business. Sept 13, 6.30pm, One Bar, Exchange Square, Podium Level, Central, $300 (member), $425. Inquiries: 2541 0446


Baby Massage Course


A course offering infant massage theory, techniques and information on a baby's behavioural cycle. English classes start Sept 14, 3pm, Matilda International Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Rd, The Peak, $1,000 (four sessions). Inquiries: 2849 0357


Film


Documentary of the Hong Kong-Kowloon Brigade


The film complements the museum's exhibition The Eight-Year War of Resistance. Today and Sept 18, 11am-noon, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, free (after admission fee of $5, $10). Inquiries: 2569 1500


Beijing Bicycle


A country boy (Cui Lin) tries to make it in Beijing as a bicycle courier. But when his new bike is stolen, he loses his livelihood, a chance to impress a girl. Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai (2000). Thu, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Three Boxes, G/F Graham St, Central, free. Inquiries: 2850 4822


Un Secreto de Esperanza


(A Beautiful Secret)


A tender tale about a friendship that develops between a famous elderly writer, Esperanza, who lives in a mansion and a 12-year old boy, Jorge. Leopoldo Laborde directs. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sept 22, 7.30pm (post-screening discussion with actor Jaime Aymerich, who plays the older Jorge), Fringe Roof Terrace, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2203 0407


Kilimanjaro - To the Roof of Africa


An experience of Africa's highest mountain in Tanzania, featuring climate zones and ecosystems from alpine deserts to rainforests. Daily, 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, Space Theatre, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24, $32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jan 31


MACAU


The Wind Band of Taiwan Normal University


The 55-year-old band perform. Tomorrow, 8pm, Grand Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, 60 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 555 555


Macau Orchestra Gala Concert


British pianist John Lill, known for his interpretation of Brahms' piano concertos, collaborates with Macau Orchestra music director En Shao in the first of the group's Romantic Era series. Fri, 8pm, Grand Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, 60-180 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 399 6600, 335 141


Hush! Full Band!


More than 20 local bands play in this rock festival of homegrown talent in the marathon-style format of Taiwan's Spring Scream festival. Sat, 4pm, Square at Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, free admission. Inquiries: (853) 700 699.


Theatre Sports - Macau Open 2005


A marathon session of theatre performances and games organised by Macau's local drama group, Theatre Farmers. Today, 7.30pm, Grand Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, 20 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 705 005


National


BEIJING


The Power


The two-act play, in English, by Li Tong is set in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) about an emperor, his son and the woman they both love. Today, 7.30pm, Century Theatre, 40 Liang Ma Qiao Road, Chao Yang District, 160-960 yuan. Inquiries: [86-10] 6417 7845 or www.piao.com.cn


Green Beijing Outdoor Music Festival


Rock with 20 bands from the local Beijing music scene, including Zi Yue, Xie Tianxiao, Second-Hand Rose and Overload. Sat, 7pm-midnight, Chaoyang Drive-in Theatre, 36, Dongsanhuan Beilu, 60 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 8589 1151


China Tennis Open 2005


Professional tennis players from China and overseascompete in the second China Tennis Open. Sat-Sept 25, Sept 10-25, various times, Beijing Tennis Centre, 25-1,200 yuan. Inquiries: www.emma.cn


Guangzhou


Modern Music Festival: Guangzhou 2005


Alternative rock bands from the mainland and international acts including Zhang Chu (China), World's End Girlfriend (Japan), Cobra Killer (Germany) and Eletronicat (France) perform. Today, 8.30pm, Guangzhou Chime-Long Night Zoo, Yingbin Lu, Panyu District, 60-260 yuan. (tickets available at Mackie Study, Flat A, 2/F 52 Yun Ping Rd, Causeway Bay, tel: 2808 0301 and White Noise Records, 1/F, 4 Canal Rd East, Causeway Bay, tel: 2591 0499) Inquiries: www.modernmusic.cn


Shanghai


2005 World DJ Championship


Ten Chinese DJs battle it out with the winner going on to London for the finals. Judges include Kingpin (Australia), Mr. Stokes and Melkman (US), Shorty's (China) and V-Nutz (China). Today, 8.30pm-midnight, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Rd, 60 yuan. Inquiries: (86 21) 6236 8008


XXX Kilograms Art Exhibition


Showcases a group of young artists' works of photography, video, installation, paintings and multimedia. Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm, 1/F-2/F Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, No 27 Duolun Rd, 5, 10 yuan. Inquiries: www.duolun art.org. Ends Sept 16


TAIPEI


Taiwan's Betel Nut Girls


Artist Wu Chung-hua exhibits her collection of 'betel nut show girl' works including costumes and artwork. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. No. 47, Nanhai Rd, free. Inquiries: www.arte.gov.tw or (88 62) 2311 0574. Ends Sept 13


Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion


When the classically-trained Klazz brothers from Germany ran into two outstanding Cuban percussionists in Havana they came across an intuitively common musical language. Winners of the Echo Prize 2003 and Jazz Prize 2003 and nominated for the Grammy Awards 2005. Wed, 7:30pm, National Concert Hall at CKS Memorial Hall, NT400-2,500. Inquiries: www.artsticket.com.tw or (88 62) 3393 9888


Mr Wings, a Romantic Rhapsody


Mr. Wings is truly an object of envy: looks, talent, money, power, fame, and a loving family- he's got it all, even a pair of wings. Yet, this blessing might not be what it seems. Adapted by Jimmy Liao's Turn Left, Turn Right. Today-Sat (no show tomorrow and Thu), 7.30pm, National Theatre at CKS Memorial Hall, NT600 - NT2,500. Inquiries: www.artsticket.com.tw or (88 62) 3393 9888


Pursuing Good Fortune: Taiwanese Folk Cultural Artefacts


Housed at the Museum of World Religions, Pursuing Good Fortune explores a common thread among Taiwan's diverse religious groups. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm, Museum of World Religions. 7F, 236 Zhong-shan Rd, Yonghe, NT150. Inquiries: www.mwr.org.tw or (88 62) 8231 6118. Ends Feb 10


REGIONAL


Bangkok


Jin Matsuno


The violinist performs a repertoire including Schumann's Romance for Violin and Piano, Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock for Voice and Handel's arias. Duangdao-Mongkol Chayasirisophon lends a vocal accompaniment with Dr Eri Nakagawa on the piano. Today, 7pm, Thai-German Cultural Foundation, Sathorn Tai Road, 350 baht. Inquiries: (662) 718 7300 or (662) 658 1080


Ghost Buskers


The Bangkok Opera revives Somtow Sucharitkul's Mae Naak, based on the ghost story about a woman who dies, but doesn't know it. San Francisco Opera star Kyu Won Han debuts as the ghost's husband, Maak. Henry Akina from the Hawaii Opera directs. Today, 8pm, Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, 500-2,500 baht. Inquiries: www.thaiticketmaster.com


Apsaras: Photo Collages and Constructions


Canadian artist Herman Bartelen is inspired by Apsaras, the mysterious smiling sirens etched into the temples of ancient Angkor. Tue-Sun, 9am-7pm, The Pikture Gallery, Sukumvit 49 / 1, free. Inquiries: (662) www.thepikturegallery.com or 662 6462. Ends Fri


Forever Young


Northern Ballet Theatre adapts the children's tale of Peter Pan with daring fly-by-wire stunts. Sept 16, 7.30pm, Sept 17, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sept 18, 2.30pm, Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Rd, 600-3,000 baht. Inquiries: [662] 262 3456 or www.thaiticketmaster.com


Singapore


Dance of the Sun


The South Korean dance troupe of the award-winning choreographer Kook Soo-ho, Didim Dance Company presents a ballet exploring the complexities of creation, nature and the human spirit. Tue, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, S$20-$120. Inquiries: (65) 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com


Siemens Classics: Steven Osborne Returns! (SSO)


One of Britain's most highly regarded pianists, Steven Osborne showcases his versatility in two works, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12, and Britten's Young Apollo. Fri, 7.30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall, S$11-$60. Inquiries: www.sistic.com


Quidam


Cirque du Soleil returns with Quidam. More than 50 performers from 10 different countries come together to present this acrobatic spectacle. From Fri-Oct 9, 9pm (Sat also at 4pm, Sun also at 1pm and 5pm). No shows Monday. Under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau, Corner of Beach Rd and Rochor Rd, S$59-S$259. Inquiries: www.sistic.com


Lantern Safari 2005


The Chinese Garden celebrates its 30th anniversary with a safari theme of thousands of colourful lanterns. Daily, 5pm-11pm, Chinese Garden, No. 1 Chinese Garden Road, S$5-$13. Inquiries: (65) 6261 3632. Ends Sept 25


Tokyo


Chicago


John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony-award winning musical about love and deception in the 1920s jazz era. Today, various times, Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Marunouchi, 8,000-12,000 yen. Inquiries: Kyodo, (81 3) 3498 6666


Tokyo Comedy Store


Tokyo's longest-running English and Japanese live comedy show continues to generate laughs. Every second Thu and fourth Fri of the month, 8pm-10pm, 1,500 yen. Oh! God Cinema Play Cafe, Harajuku, Tokyo.


Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


Russian Mikhail Pletnev conducts a selection of works by Rachmaninoff and Grieg, with solo performances by the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Sep 22, 7pm, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, 3,000-7,500 yen. Inquiries: (81 3) 5353 9522


Urbtix: 2734 9009


Urbtix/CityLine credit- card booking: 2111 5999


Fringe: 2521 7251


CityLine: 2317 6666


HK Ticketing: 3128 8288


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