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PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 December, 2009, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Champleve
Glass works by Wong Kwok-chung (aka KC Wong) using a cloisonneware technique. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Neuberg ArtSpace, L1-03 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 2319 1992. Ends Dec 29

Separator 2099 (II)

Drawings and digital photographs by Jannel Chan Wun-han about the conflict between the female body and technology. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Dec 30

Charis

Paintings by Makoto Fujimura that combine abstract expressionism and the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery EXIT, G/F, 1 Shin Hing Street, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Jan 23

Take a Break with Art

Local illustrators' (including Cheapman, Pucky and Maxim Lo) interpretations of the titled theme, ranging from graffiti works to 3D pieces. Daily, 10am-10pm, UG 45a & b, UG/F Citywalk, 1 Yeung Uk Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 9331 2499. Ends Feb 5

A Tribute to Professor Charles Kao - Father of Fibre Optics

Exhibition about the achievements of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist. 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 Mar 10

Performing Arts

Chloe - Girlittlemove

Girlittlehouse presents Wong Suet-mann's one-woman show about a single female pursuing love and her dreams in Hong Kong. In Cantonese. Today, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9273 3479

Laugh Me to the Moon

Kearen Pang's solo show about a woman beset by tragedy who takes part in a stand-up comedy competition. In Cantonese. Today, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6438 2557

Passion of Body Art

Writer Leung Ping-kwan, dancer Mui Cheuk-yin, musician Kung Chi-sing, visual artist Leung Mee-ping and others' mini-dramas that examine sports culture. In Cantonese. Today, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Nutcracker

The HK Ballet performs the tale about a girl whose Christmas present, a nutcracker shaped like a soldier, comes to life. With choreography by Stephen Jefferies and musical accompaniment by the HK Sinfonietta. Tomorrow-Sat, 7.30pm, also Fri-Dec 27, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Scrooge - The Musical

Michael Dobbin directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of Dickens' story about a miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. In English with Chinese surtitles: Wed, Fri-Sat, 7.45pm, also Thu, 9.15pm, Sat, 2.45pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles: Dec 30, Jan 1-2, 5-9, 7.45pm, also Dec 31, 9.15pm, Jan 2, 9, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Christmas with the Philharmonic

Philipp Pickett conducts soprano Sarah Crane, the HK Children's Choir and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Handel, Michael Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Bizet and Christmas carols. Wed-Thu, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Sound the Trumpet with Edmund Cord

Choi Ho-man conducts the trumpet player and the Pro Arte Orchestra of HK in performing works by Liszt, Bedrich Smetana, Haydn and Leroy Anderson. Wed, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2143 3671

TakeOut Comedy Jam 2009

Vivek Mahbubani, Fab, Matina Leung, Chris Chan and Christopher M perform stand-up. In Cantonese. Wed, 8.30pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200 (advance), HK$250 (door). Inquiries: 6220 4436

Christmas Concert in the Park - The Messiah Story

Coulin Touchin conducts soprano Yuki Ip, alto Carol Lin, tenor Oliver Lo, bass Brian Montgomery, the City Chamber Orchestra of HK, HK Young People's Chorus and HK Youth Choir in highlights from Handel's Messiah. Thu, 5pm, Olympic Square, HK Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2339 6425

Microsex Office

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PIP Theatre's comedy about male and female office worker relations. In Cantonese. Thu, Jan 1-3, 7.30pm, Fri-Dec 27, 7pm, also Fri-Dec 27, Jan 1-3, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, HK$180, HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2511 0139

Jump Live in Hong Kong 2009

The South Korean group's non-verbal show, about a family whose strict grandfather insists on keeping up the physical fitness of all its members, combines slapstick comedy, acrobatics and Korean traditional martial arts. Thu-Sat, 8pm, also Fri-Dec 27, 2pm, Dec 27, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: www.hijump.co.kr

Shall We Ha 8

Ma Chi-ho, Tsui Sing-tsang and Tam Kwok-ming star in Trinity Theatre's part drama, part comedy review of the major local events of 2009. In Cantonese. Thu-Dec 27, 8pm, also Dec 27, 4pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Johnnie Walker Black Label Love Mi World Tour

Canto-pop singer-actress Sammi Cheng Sau-man in concert. Thu-Dec 29, Jan 1-3, 8.15pm, Dec 31, 9.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Sky Mirror

The HK Dance Company's Children's Troupe, Youth Troupe and Young Persons' Troupe perform pieces choreographed by Leung Kwok-shing, Cao Fei, Chen Lei, Su Shu and Kong Lai-ming. Fri-Dec 27, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, 8/F Platform, 8/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1812

Christmas Journey to the North Pole

Magician Harry Wong hosts and Victor Tam conducts the HK Youth Wing Philharmonia in playing works such as Robert Smith's Christmas Declaration, Leroy Anderson's Bugler's Holiday and John Wasson's Jingle Bells Fantasy. Fri, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2468 4597

Fenmo - Fragrance of the Opera

Jinan Acrobatic Troupe of China performs a programme combining acrobatics and Peking opera, with sections such as The Goddess of River Luo aerial ribbon dance and The White Snake with twirling hoops. In Putonghua. Fri, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$160; Sat, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$160; and Dec 27, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$200. Inquiries: 2268 7323

La Jeunesse of the May Fourth Movement

Ko Tin-lung writes and directs Chung Ying Theatre Company's drama about a female university student seeking the true meaning of the May Fourth movement. In Cantonese. Fri, Dec 30, Jan 2, 7.30pm, also Sat-Dec 27, Jan 3, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Kaleidoscope

Don performs short stories including a theatrical adaptation of a biblical tale and a work about two sisters who go to a place where several murders occur. In Cantonese. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$90, HK$70 (members). Inquiries: 2521 7251

Extra-curricular

HK Brands and Products Expo

Consumer expo featuring booths of brands and products from local and overseas designers, a photography contest, children's drawing competition and more. Until Jan 4: daily, 11am-10pm, Thu and Dec 31, 11am-1am, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, HK$10. Inquiries: 3421 2012

Christmas Craft Workshop

Make and paint ornaments. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, games and a campfire sing-along. Today-tomorrow, 1pm-4pm, Open Space, 2 Tai Ling, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, free entry, registration required. Inquiries: 6423 1952

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic

Sessions in Cantonese (today) and English (tomorrow). Free for performers of five- to seven-minute sets; HK$50 to watch, 8pm. Take Out Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436

Cinema

Dawn of the Space Age

Documentary about the early days of space exploration that chronicle the major milestones of the space age. In Cantonese (English shows Sat-Sun, 8.30pm). Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun, 11.10am, closed Tue, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Dec 31

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Journey thousands of years back to the age of the great pharaohs and explore why mummification was so vital to ancient Egyptian life. In Cantonese (English shows Mon, including today, Thu, 7.20pm). Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese is also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Apr 30

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