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PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 May, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Seoul Auction May 11 Hong Kong Sale

Seventy-five works by East Asian and Western artists. Viewing: today, 10am-7pm; auction: today, 5pm. Mandarin Oriental HK, 5 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 1880. Ends today

Sotheby's HK Auction

The Mei Yun Tang Collection of paintings by Chang Dai-chien. Viewings: today, 10am-6.30pm. Auction: tomorrow, noon. Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2822 8129. Ends tomorrow

Christie's Spring Auctions 2011

Chinese and other Asian artworks, including paintings, calligraphic works and ceramics. Previews: today-tomorrow, 10.30am-6.30pm. Auctions: Southeast Asian art, today, 10.30am; watches, today, 11.30am, 2.30pm; Chinese classical paintings and calligraphy, tomorrow, 10am; jewellery, tomorrow, 1.30pm; Chinese modern paintings, tomorrow, 2.30pm; property from a European collection, Jun 1, 10am; the Imperial Sale, Jun 1, 11.15am; a Qianlong revolving vase, Jun 1, 1.15pm; and Chinese ceramics and works of art, Jun 1, 2.30pm. HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2521 5396. Ends Jun 1

Splendour and Blossom

Floral-themed oil paintings by Phoebe Kam. Opens today; artist's reception Jun 2, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Jun 11

Flourishing Stillness

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

People Who Made History - A Philatelic Commemoration of Xinhai Revolutionaries

Postage stamps and other philatelic souvenirs featuring various revolutionary leaders and disciples in commemoration of their efforts in overthrowing the Qing dynasty and founding the Chinese republic. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed, HK$10. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Aug 10

Performing Arts

The Faust Festival 2011

Faust International Youth Theatre presents a programme of more than 30 shows, including: Twelve Dancing Princesses, a modern retelling of the princesses who, despite being locked up every night, mysteriously disappear to go dancing, May 31, Jun 2, 6pm; Rosaline, a story about Romeo Montague (of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet)'s first love, May 31, Jun 4, 8pm; If Kids Ruled the School, a light-hearted look at school life, Jun 1, 5, 8pm; Green Eggs and Ham, a story by Dr Seuss that uses just 50 words, Jun 3, 6pm, Jun 4, 5pm; United Nations: A Half Hour Farce, a play about what happened when delegates from all over the world attend the first meeting of the newly formed international organisation in London, 1946, Jun 3, 8pm; and The Wings of the Butterfly, about a girl who must find her way home after being led deep into the Amazon Rainforest by a beautiful butterfly, Jun 4, 2pm, Jun 5, 5pm. All shows: in English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Laura Fygi and JZ All-Star Big Band Live in Hong Kong

The Dutch jazz vocalist and Chinese jazz big band perform. May 31, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$290-HK$790 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Crowd Lu Guang-zhong

The Taiwanese indie folk singer-guitarist in concert. Jun 1, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$250-HK$550 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2785 7166

Blue Lady (Revisited)

Dancers Carolyn Carlson and Tero Saarinen perform. A Le French May programme. Jun 2, 8pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140-HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2752 9979

Concert Pianist Prodigy Piao Xingji

The pianist gives a recital of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninov and Albeniz; proceeds go to the Ashinaga Foundation of Japan. Jun 2, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9464 1941

Academy Concerto Concert

Alan Cumberland conducts saxophonist Jacky Leung, violinist Ma Hui-ying and other Academy for Performing Arts members performing works by composers such as Michelle Chen Zen-in and Mendelssohn. Jun 3, 7.30pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$85 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8517

Amadeus

Chung Ying Theatre Company 's adaptation of British playwright Peter Levin Shaffer's drama which sees an aged Antonio Salieri looking back at his life and rivalry with fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In Cantonese. Jun 3-4, 9-11, 7.30pm, Jun 4-5, 11-12, 2.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Disney in Concert

Yip Wing-sie presents (mainly in English) and conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing works such as Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Alan Menken's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted orchestral suites. Jun 3-5, 7.30pm, also Jun 4-6, 3pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Last Emperor of Southern Tang (New Version)

Lung Koon-tin, Nam Fung, Yau Sing-po, Chan Hung-chun, Liu Kwok-sum, Ko Lai and Wan Yuk-yu star in a Cantonese opera about Li Yu, the sixth son of Emperor Li Jing of the Southern Tang dynasty, who also was the most accomplished poet of his time. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 3-5, 7.30pm, also Jun 5, 2.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Yukio Yokoyama Piano Recital

The Japanese pianist plays works by Beethoven and Chopin. Jun 3, 7.30pm, Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$210 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6336 8314

A French Taste

Early Dance Consort's Fiona Garlick and John Barnard dance, and violinist Lorenzo Colitto plays and directs the City Chamber Orchestra performing works by Lully, Muffat, Campra, Rameau and Rebel. Jun 3, 8pm, The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, HK$200. Inquiries: 2864 2156

Arirang of a Thousand Years

Yanbian Song and Dance Troupe performs traditional Korean dances. Jun 3, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$200; and Jun 4, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Bravo! Piazzolla

Gisele Ben-Dor conducts Dutch bandone?n player Carel Kraayenhof, Japanese violinist Karen Gomyo and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Latin American composers Revueltas, Piazzolla and Ginastera. Jun 3-4, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Room 9

Max Lee Dance Work presents a multimedia theatre work with light, contemporary dance and video arts elements. Jun 3-4, 8pm, also Jun 4-5, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6233 2317

The Tale of H15

Musical Trio's pop musical, inspired by the demolition of Lee Tung Street, about a journalist's interviews with three neighbourhood residents who are forced to move out. In Cantonese. Jun 3-4, 8.15pm, Jun 4-5, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquires: 9874 0232

LM.C - Go To The 5th Anniversary - Live Tour 2011

The Japanese visual kei band (aka Lovely Mocochang.Com) plays a hybrid of rock and electronic pop. Jun 3, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$300, HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3741 1033

Cinema

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 mysteries 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 that also contains footage of a flight test of a Boeing 787 with a chief test pilot. 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