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PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 December, 2010, 12:00am
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Exhibition

Island of Four Seasons

Yin Zhaoyang's paintings exploring humanity and history. Today, 10.30am-6.30pm, Tang Contemporary Art, Basement, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2544 9918. Ends today

In The Mood for Art

Pop-up art by Wing Shya, Dorophy Tang, Graphic Airlines, Cassian Lau, Siuman and Wong Tianyan. Today, 11am-7.30pm, Madhouse Contemporary, G/F, 10 Kau U Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2815 6007. Ends today

Prosaic Glow

Floral fantasy-inspired ceramic sculptures by Fiona Wong Lai-ching. Today, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends today

Gestures

Sculptures by American Will Clift that emphasise balance and gravity. Mon-Fri, 10am-7am, Sat, 11am-5pm, Galerie Ora-Ora, 7 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 1171. Ends Jan 7

Nobility and Virtue

Late Ming and early Qing dynasty painting and calligraphic works from the Chih Lo Lou Collection. Opens today. Christmas Eve, 10am-5pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends May 1

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 Cantonese: Dec 24, 26-27, 31, Jan 1-2, 3pm, also Dec 24-27, 31, Jan 1, 7.30pm. In English: Dec 25, 30, 3pm, also Dec 27, Jan 2, 11am, Dec 29, Jan 2, 7pm, Dec 30, 7.30pm. All shows: Asia-World Arena, Lantau, HK$195-HK$995 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482

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 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. Dec 24, 5pm, Olympic Square, HK Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2864 2156

The Last Bet of My Dead Aunt

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 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

The Nutcracker

The HK Ballet perform the tale about a girl whose Christmas present, a nutcracker shaped like a soldier, comes to life. Dec 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

When Sushi Meets Wasabi

PIP Theatre's romantic comedy about a man and a woman who are brought together by a common love for sushi. In Cantonese. Dec 24-26, 31, Jan 1-2, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Christmas with the Philharmonic

Ken Lam conducts trumpet player Colin Oldberg and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by J.S. Bach and Handel. Until Dec 24, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Mix and Match

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

Princess Luna Musical 2010

Justine Woo directs HK Children's Musical Theatre of HK Children's Arts Alliance's show about a lonely girl whose prayers are answered by a cloud which takes her on a magical ride into outer space. In Cantonese. Dec 24-25, 8pm, also Dec 25, 2pm, 4.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 6677

Our Guangdong Hero: Huang Fei-hong in Youth

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's drama about the legendary kung fu master's inspirational youth. In Cantonese. Dec 25, 7.30pm, Dec 25-26, 4.30pm, Dec 26, 2.30pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

All About Love

Violinist Jue Yao plays music from movies such as Mission Impossible, Cinema Paradiso and Star Wars; percussionist Chris Brein, a cappella group Holick, the Vocal band, pianist-keyboardist Peco Chui and double bass player CM also perform. Dec 25-27, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2572 3430

Cinema

60 Years of Movie Glory: From Great Wall, Feng Huang, Sun Luen to Sil-Metropole

The Film Archive presents a programme of over 20 films in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the giants in Hong Kong's film industry, including the following four films. Ends Dec 26. Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Gangs

Lawrence Lau Kwok-cheung (aka Lawrence Ah Mon)'s drama chronicling the lives of a group of teenagers from a newly developed working-class community drifting between anger, frustration, camaraderie and eventually criminal acts. In Cantonese. Dec 25, 2.30pm, Film Archive.

No Regret

Herman Yau Lai-to's drama about a teenage girl's struggles with the harsh realities of modern life. In Cantonese. Dec 25, 4.30pm, Film Archive.

Cageman

Drama about a group of impoverished caged-home dwellers. Starring Roy Chiao Hung, Liu Kai-chi and Teddy Robin Kwan. In Cantonese. Dec 26, 2pm, Film Archive.

Full Moon in New York

Stanley Kwan Kam-pang's drama centring on three Chinese women from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the mainland who meet in New York. In Putonghua, English and Cantonese. Starring Sylvia Chang Ai-chia, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Siqin Gaowa. Dec 26, 5pm, Film Archive.

Nightlife

Andy Lau Unforgettable Concert 2010

Andy Lau Tak-wah sings Canto-pop tunes. Dec 24-30, Jan 1-8, 8.15pm, also Dec 31, 9.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

HOCC Homecoming Live 2010

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

Winter Wonderland

British DJ Brandon Block spins house music. Dec 24, 9pm, Drop, B/F On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$200 (before 2am), HK$300 (after 2am), includes one drink, free for members. Inquiries: 2543 8856

Stars of Bethlehem

Indie bands including Sway Dog, Thomas and Karat perform. Dec 24, 9.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Howard McCrary Christmas Eve Countdown Concert Party

The gospel/jazz musician and vocalist performs. Dec 24, 10.30pm, Dada Bar + Lounge, 2/F The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Rd, TST, HK$398, includes two drinks. Inquiries: 3763 8778

Carefree Return Xmas Eve Party

DJs Siu Ming and Carr play party music. Dec 24, 11pm, Veto Club & Bar, 3/F Hilltop Plaza, 49-51 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$450, booking required. Inquiries: 9184 2354

'My Taylor X'mas' Dance Party

DJ Gary spins Taylor Swift's music. Dec 24, 11pm, Xperience, G/F Asia Orient Tower, 33 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350 (women, advance), HK$380 (women, door), HK$400 (men, advance), HK$450 (men, door), includes open bar. Inquiries: 6028 0821

Christmas Gathering with Kaiserdisco

The German duo spin electro dance music. Dec 24, 11pm, Fisherman's Wharf, 3/F, 8 Laguna Verde Avenue, Hung Hom, HK$280 (advance), HK$360 (door), includes one drink. Inquiries: 6183 6562

The Playboy Christmas Massive

DJs Ronski Speed, Jamaster A, Ricky Stone and Flow Playaz duo spin tech trance, trance, techno and minimal. Dec 24, 11pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$380-HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9715 1909

Christmas Show by Rock Motel

Indie bands Homeless Alien, the Time Traveller and Kidrace perform. Dec 25, 7pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$125, includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Chock Ma, An Id Signal and Embryo

The three local rock bands perform. Dec 25, 9pm, Hidden Agenda, 6/F Ko Leung Industrial Building, 25 Dai Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$100. Inquiries: 6335 6366

True Skool 1st Anniversary

Gee Style of 24 Herbs, DJs Gruv, Deville, Shatta and NYC play old-school hip hop, dancehall and reggae. Dec 25, 10pm, Shop M, Roof Viewing Deck, Pier 7, Central, HK$180, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2167 8377

Fruitpunch

The post-punkers' album release-Boxing Day party featuring bands including Amino Shower, Rachel Believes in Me and the Evening Primrose; No One Remains Virgin and Error Wrong also perform. Dec 26, 8pm, Hidden Agenda, 6/F Ko Leung Industrial Building, 25 Dai Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$100, includes one drink. Inquiries: 6335 6366

StoneBridge

The Swedish DJ plays house music. Dec 26, 9pm, Armani/ Bar, 2/F Chater House, 11 Chater Rd, Central, HK$250 (door), free for RSVP. Inquiries: 2805 0028

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