Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 June, 2011, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Gotta Be Free

Paintings, photographs and sculptures by artists from China, Japan, South Korea, India and the US juxtaposed with works by pop artists such as Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Keith Haring (1958-1990). Today, 10.30am-7pm, Plum Blossoms Gallery, G6, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends today

Eyes Closed

Pen-and-ink paintings that explore the topics of identity and reality as perceived through various states of consciousness by Hong Kong-born, New York-based artist Annysa Ng. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Sat

Void

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

INKquiry

Abstract paintings showcasing the interplay among black, white and grey by ink artist Zheng Chongbin. Today-Sat, noon-6pm, Ooi Botos' pop-up gallery space, Unit 614, 6/F Arteast Island, Chai Wan Industrial City, Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Rd, Chai Wan. Inquiries: 6685 3147. Ends Sat

Recycling Love: A Pop-up Store of the Most Precious Objects from Our Beloved Artists

Exhibition consisting of objects donated by more than 20 local artists that each comes with a statement in the form of a story by the artist. Wed-Sun, 1pm-6pm, Unit 26, G/F, Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Building, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Ends Jun 12

Take an Extra Nap

Lu Shan's paintings about her everyday life. Opens today. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Jun 13

An Area of Beginnings

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

Aura of Disappearance

Ten ash paintings and two ash army sculptures by Zhang Huan. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Jun 30

Urban Utopia - If and Only If

Works by mixed-media artists Ho Sin-tung and Tang Kwok-hin. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Jul 2

The Raft

David LaChapelle's mixed-media collages exploring the reconciliation between humans and nature around two chapters. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, 1pm-6pm, de Sarthe Fine Art, 8/F Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Jul 2

There Are Stones Below

Yang Xinguang's sculptures transform and re-examine the forms of stone, wood and other common natural elements. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Jul 2

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation

Over 400 Pixar Animation Studio items, including traditional artwork in various media and early animated short films and media installations created by Pixar technical artists. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 11

Eternal Smile

Wang Keping's iron sculpture series of horizontal smiles or vertical smiles. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends Jul 23

Performing Arts

The Faust Festival 2011

Faust International Youth Theatre presents a programme of more than 30 shows, performed by Faust members aged four to 18 years and storyteller Andrea Darvill, including: Twelve Dancing Princesses, a modern retelling of the princesses who, despite being locked up every night, mysteriously disappear to go dancing, Jun 2, 6pm; 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; 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; Rosaline, a story about Romeo Montague (of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet)'s first love, Jun 4, 8pm; and The Littlest Heroes, which shows how being small doesn't mean you're not strong, Jun 5, 11am, Jun 9, 10am. All shows: in English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

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 Beauty and the Beast orchestral suite. 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 and Yau Sing-po 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, 8pm, 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

Atif Aslam Live in Hong Kong

The Pakistani pop singer in concert. Jun 4, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$250-HK$2,000 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6019 0621

Music from the Heart

Chew Hee Chiat conducts members of the HK Chinese Orchestra including pipa player Wong Chi-ching and dizi player Sun Yongzhi performing works such as Alan Chan's Bitter Melon and Bai Haoyu's Melodies from Old Peking. Jun 4, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Fish - The Love Library World Tour 2011 - Hong Kong Volume

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Fish Leong Jing-ru serves up Mando-pop music. Jun 4-6, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2715 3850

Cinderella and the Fairy Godfather

Chunky Onion Productions' interactive musical drama for children ages 2-12 years about music-loving Cinderella who aspires to take part in a talent show for single ladies, the winner of whom will get to marry a prince. In English. Jun 5, 11.30am, 2pm, Grappa's Cellar, B/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$175 (advance), HK$195 (door). Inquiries: 2110 0014

Academy Merry Widow Concert

The Academy for Performing Arts performs music from Christopher Hassall's English- language version of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow operetta. Jun 5, 7.30pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Roman Baroque Sonatas Concert

Violinist Lorenzo Colitto and harpsichordist David Chung play works by Corelli, Frescobaldi, Handel, Muffat and Scarlatti. Jun 5, 7.30pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Main Campus, Pok Fu Lam, HK$120-HK$250 Cityline. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Harding conducts soprano Mojca Erdmann and the German orchestra performing an all-Mahler programme of Blumine, five songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and Symphony No 4. Jun 5, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$720 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

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