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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 May, 2011, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies - Business, Living, Creativity

HK Design Centre exhibition about the Hong Kong design industry. Today, 10am-6pm, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends today

Big Head Buddha Studies Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition

Showcase of Chinese calligraphy and Buddha works that integrate traditional craftsmanship with innovation. Today, 10am-7pm, Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2339 7348. Ends today

Impressionism to Modern Art

Works by painters Camille Pissarro (1803-1930), Rene Magritte (1898-1967), Marc Chagall (1887-1985) and other artists. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Sat

Night is Imminent

Maya Hewitt's paintings utilise symbolic narrative to explore the notion of reality and fiction. Today-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends Sat

The Intimate Moment of Three Strangers

Paintings by Sichuan Fine Arts Institute graduates Li Yin, Hui Xin and Li Xin. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Art Experience, Rm 2009, 20/F Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends May 20

Artists' Rags

Hong Kong-based Frenchwoman Anne Leigniel's photographs of different artists' studio rags. A Le French May programme. Tue-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, 2pm-7pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, G/F, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends May 31

Void

Australian Paul Davies' paintings consider the impact modernist architecture has had on his homeland. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Jun 4

Between Thoughts and Existence

Christopher Ku's paintings express his view of life as a miracle. Wed-Sun, 1pm-6pm, Blue Lotus Gallery, Unit 24, 5/F Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6100 1295. Ends Jun 5

Flourishing Stillness

Works by Paris-based still-life photographer John Stewart made by using the 19th-century Fresson charcoal photographic printing process. Opening reception today, 5.30pm-8.30pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Galerie Huit, G/F, 8 St Francis St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends Jun 18

An Area of Beginnings

Photographs of the quickly changing neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po by Scad's School of Fine Arts students. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, Moot Gallery, Scad HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends Jun 24

Performing Arts

Le Dieu du Carnage

HK Repertory Theatre stages a comedy about two couples who cross paths and argue after their sons have a fight. A Le French May programme. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. May 11-15, 7.45pm, also May 14, 2.45pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Bertrand Chamayou Piano Recital

The French pianist plays works by Franck, Saint-Saens and Liszt. A Le French May programme. May 11, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Change

We Draman Group's play exploring a young generation's identity crisis. In Cantonese. May 11-14, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7118

Riverdance: The Farewell Tour Lunchbox Theatrical Productions,

David Atkins Enterprises and Abhann Productions present a showcase of Irish music, song and dance. Until May 14, 8pm, also May 14-15, 2pm, May 15, 7pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Time Out?! Time's Up!

HK FM Theatre Power's drama revolving around the lone person who remembers a reunion promise made when young that others have forgotten. In Cantonese. May 11-15, 8pm, May 14-15, 3pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST,HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755

Boxe Boxe

Kafig Dance Company performs a modern dance work that combines street dance, boxing and martial-arts moves. A Le French May programme. May 12-14, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Joe Bonamassa Live in HK 2011

The American blues-rock guitarist-singer performs. May 12, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$599-HK$799 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2712 4268

40 Weeks of My Pregnancy

Heiquan Theatre's production telling the story of a woman's pregnancy by way of a male mime's interpretive performance. Starring and directed by Chiu Kin-tong. May 13-14, 8pm, also May 14-15, 3pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

And Then There Were None

Class 7A Drama Group's stage adaptation of crime writer Agatha Christie's detective novel about 10 people, previously complicit in the deaths of others but have escaped notice or punishment, who are tricked into going to an island where mysterious murders take place. In Cantonese. May 13-14, 8pm, also May 15, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140; and May 21, 8pm, May 22, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Big City Little Store

Edmond Kok Wai-ho directs and stars in Professional Clowns' Club's play based on a true story about the Tai Shing Convenience Store and the family who operated it. In Cantonese. May 13-14, 8pm, also May 14-15, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9032 2913

Chen Zuohuang Conducts the HKCO

The Chinese maestro conducts violinist Li Chuanyun, erhu player Liu Yang, percussionist Wang Dong and the HK Chinese Orchestra playing works including Li Minxiong's Flying Dragon and Leaping Tiger, Zhao Jiping's Follow the Pagoda Tree to Trace the Roots of Our Ancestors and Tan Dun's Yellow Earth. May 13-14, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Dvorak's Cello Concerto

Dmitri Jurowski conducts Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 15. May 13-14, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Justin Bieber My World Tour

The Canadian teen pop/R&B singer-songwriter/actor in concert. May 13, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2712 4268

Shall We Go to Mars

Whole Theatre production of Cancer Chong Mui-ngam's drama about a grumpy old man suffering from terminal cancer who dreams about journeying to the red planet. In Cantonese. May 13-15, 8pm, also May 14-15, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$230, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Pipe Organ Recital by Dong-ill Shin

Organist Shin Dong-ill gives a recital of works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Franck and Vierne. May 14, 2pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

The Good Person of Szechwan

Actors' Family's musical adaptation of German playwright Bertolt Brecht's story about the troubles a good-hearted but penniless person encounters in a downtrodden village. In Cantonese. May 14-17, 7.45pm, also May 15, 2.45pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6715 4437

These Childish Things

Theatre Noir presents Raymond Cousse's one-man storytelling/role-playing/mime show about a pair of best friends who do everything together until one of them falls gravely ill one day, leaving the other devastated. Starring Ronald Lam. In Cantonese. May 14, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7118

G.E.M. Get Everybody Moving 2011

Canto-pop singer Gloria Tang Chi-kei performs. May 14-16, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3154 9872

Tom Lee Music Carnival

Channon Liu leads a drum circle, May 15, 2pm-3.30pm; then teachers and students from the Tom Lee Music Academy give flute and saxophone performances and more, 4.30pm-6pm, Piazza Area A, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: tomleemusic.com.hk

Ling Lung Cantonese Opera Troupe

Ng Chin-fung and Tang Mi-ling star in the troupe's production of Li Qingzhao, a new opera inspired by the Song dynasty poet's A Postscript on A Record of Inscriptions on Metal and Stone tracing her tumultuous life and that of her husband, Zhao Mingcheng, May 15, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$260; and May 27, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$280. The duo also star in the troupe's production of Nymph of the Azure Pond, about a carp nymph who falls in love with a mortal man, May 29, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Cinema

We are Astronomers

Sky show introducing the latest methods used by astronomers to explore the universe. 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, also Sun, 11.10am, Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jun 30

Hubble

Omnimax show chronicling a May 2009 space mission to maintain and upgrade the US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Hubble Space Telescope that has played a major role in unveiling the mystery of the Universe since its launch two decades ago. English shows Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm. Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Legends of Flight

Omnimax film focusing on aircraft designs from different eras. English shows Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English, Japanese, French and Spanish 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 Oct 31

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