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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 December, 2010, 12:00am
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Exhibition

Murakami's Flowers

Works by Takeshi Murakami exploring the evolution and significance of flowers. Tue-Sat, noon-7pm, Fabrik Contemporary Art, Rm 412, 4/F Yip Fung Building, 2-18 D'Aguilar St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 4911. Ends Dec 30

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Works by local artist Ho Sin-tung. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, Rm 202, Henley Building, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Dec 31

The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures

Exhibition of ceramics, jade carvings, paintings and other works, from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Jan 2, 2011

Convergence/Divergence

Works by 195 printmakers from the mainland, Britain, the US, Portugal and elsewhere. Until Dec 30: Daily, 10am-8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Jan 7-12: Daily, 10am-8pm, L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Jan 18-30: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm, Sat, 9am-1pm, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Admiralty. Ends Jan 30, 2011

British Aid Army Group Drawings

Small but detailed drawings collected by British Army Aid Group founder Colonel Lindsay Ride and used for military intelligence work behind enemy lines during the second world war. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Mar 16, 2011

Performing Arts

Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular

Alli Coyne directs The Creature Production in Australia and BBC Worldwide's theatrical version of the BBC TV series about the giants of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras. In English: Dec 22, 29, Jan 2, 7pm, Dec 23, 25, 30, 3pm, also Dec 23, 30, 7.30pm, Dec 27, Jan 2, 11am. In Cantonese: Dec 24, 26-27, 31, Jan 1-2, 3pm, also Dec 24-27, 31, Jan 1, 7.30pm. All shows: Asia-World Arena, Lantau, HK$195-HK$995 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482

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. Dec 22-24, 26, 7.30pm, also Dec 25-27, 2.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Three Men and a Lady

Three Men Play's theatrical production about three young directors who think all their dreams have come true, until they call on a famous actress to help them stage a show. In Cantonese. Until Dec 22, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Andy Lau Unforgettable Concert 2010

Singer-actor Andy Lau Tak-wah in concert. Dec 22-30, Jan 1-8, 8.15pm; Dec 31, 9.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

When Sushi Meets Wasabi

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PIP Theatre's romantic comedy about a man and a woman who are brought together by a common love for sushi. Starring Tyson Chak Hoi-tai and Harriet Yeung Sze-man. In Cantonese. Dec 23-26, 31, Jan 1-2, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Chopin: Chamber Music Recital

Pianists Poon Kiu-tung and Wendy Lin, violinist Nova Wong and cellist Elgee Leung play works by Chopin. Dec 23, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120 Urbtic. Inquiries: 9387 8503

Christmas with the Philharmonic

Harry Bicket conducts British soprano Lucy Crowe and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No 3 and Cantata No 51 Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, and Handel's Giulio Cesare: Tu la Mia Stella Sei, Se Piet? and Da Tempeste and Water Music Suite. Dec 23-24, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

HOCC Homecoming Live 2010

Canto-pop singer-actress Denise Ho Wan-sze in concert. Dec 23, 25, 8.15pm, Dec 24, 9pm, also Dec 25, 3pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$300, HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8125

The State Symphony Capella of Russia

Valery Polyanskiy conducts the Russian music group performing Christmas carols, Russian folk songs and works by composers such as Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky and Kalinnikov, Dec 23, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$240; and Christmas carols, Russian folk songs and works by composers such as Tchesnokov, Rachmaninov and Brahms, Dec 24, 4pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Best of Bach

Jean Thorel conducts the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing works by J.S. Bach including Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Major, Zion Hears the Watchmen's Voices (from Cantata No 140) and Sleepers Awake (from Cantata No 140). Dec 24, 5pm, Olympic Square, HK Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2864 2156

The Last Bet of My Dead Aunt

Henry Fong directs Chung Ying Theatre's production of Szeto Wai-kin's farce about a man seeking to use his dead aunt's winning lottery ticket to pay off his debts. In Cantonese. Dec 24-26, 30-31, Jan 1, 7.30pm, also Dec 26, Jan 2, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$280; and Jan 8, 7.30pm, Jan 9, 2.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Mix and Match

Musicians Au Yin-tak and Viol Chan play classical and movie music works on a variety of instruments (including the saxophone, violin, piano and marimba). Dec 24, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9015 9566

Cinema

Cosmic Collisions

Explore cosmic collisions that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on earth and continue to transform our galaxy. English shows Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, Sun, 11.10am, Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Dec 31

Arabia: In Search of the Golden Ages

Omnimax show about the Arabian peninsula - home to millennia-old civilisations that have thrived in some of the world's harshest conditions. English shows Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends April 30, 2011

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