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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 June, 2011, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Will It Still Rain Tomorrow?

Nostalgia-imbued oil paintings by Alex Shou that often feature rainy day scenes. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, G/F, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends today

Valerie Bastit Laudier

Japan-inspired works mounted on screens by the French painter-calligrapher. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, G/F, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Jul 30

Evolve

Works by New Zealand glass artist Christine Cathie that continue her playful exploration of light and form. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru 2, Koru Contemporary Art, 16/F, Unit 1604, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Aug 25

A Passion for Tradition

Chinese landscape and flower-and-bird paintings by Li Yanshan (1898-1961). 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 Oct 16

Performing Arts

Boundless Movement

Anthony Chan Kam-kuen directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's historical drama about the 72 martyrs of Huanghuagang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 28, 7.45pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

A Hollow Room

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk and Karrie Tan Hui-lei direct the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Tan's suspense drama about a troubled man who enters a room in his office nobody dares to visit because terrible things have occurred there in the past. In Cantonese. Jun 28-30, Jul 1-2, 8-10, 8pm, also Jul 2-3, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 8/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

La Diva: A Celebration of the Celestial Female Voice

Sopranos Yuki Ip, Jovita Leung, Sandy Leung, Liew Li-kien, Joyce Wong and Margaret Yim, mezzo-sopranos Carol Lin and Melody Sze, and pianists Lily Yeung and Nina Yip perform works including Mozart's Letter Duet (from The Marriage of Figaro) and Andr?Previn's I Want Magic (from A Streetcar Named Desire). Jun 28, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

Sylvia

Kearen Pang Production's adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play about a man who adopts a stray dog despite fierce opposition from his wife. In Cantonese. Jun 28-30, Jul 1-3, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240, HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6438 2557

Guangdong Chiu Chow Opera Theatre Number One Troupe and Hong Kong Sun Hon Kwong Chiu Chow Opera Troupe

The Chinese opera troupes perform: The Meeting at Nanshan, Winning the Hand of the Top Beauty, Wu Song Killing His Sister-in-law, Meng Jiang Nu at the Pass and Xue Rengui Returns to His Humble Abode, Jun 29, 7.30pm; and The Patriotic Lady Chai, Jun 30, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100-HK$180. They also perform Filing a Prosecution against Her Husband, Jul 1, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. All shows: in Chiu Chow dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Baroque Chamber Music Concert

Harpsichordist Zheng Jennifer Huang and the Concerto da Camera perform works including Dieupart's Suite No 3 in B Minor and J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F Major. Jun 29, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

Mak Kit-man Concert 2011

Veteran Canto-pop singer Connie Mak Kit-man performs. Jun 29-30, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquires: 2780 0077

The Real Thing

Dayo Wong Chi-wah stars in Capital Right's presentation of an adaptation of Tom Stoppard's play about the relationship between a middle-aged playwright and an actress who is part of a committee to free a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath during a protest. In Cantonese. Jun 29-Jul 10, 8pm, also Jul 1-3, 9-10, 3pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220-HK$420 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau presents a production of Dario Fo's satirical play based on the self-reduction movement whereby people would take what they want and only pay what they could afford. In English. Jun 29-Jul 2, 8pm, also Jul 1-3, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Kuhmo Festival (Finland) with Trey Lee

Violist Vladimir Mendelssohn, violinist Petri Aarnio, pianist Paavali Jumppanen and cellist Trey Lee play works by Haydn, Bartok, De Falla, Mononen and Brahms. Jun 30, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 1: Music Beyond Traditions

Four groups of young Hong Kong musicians play works including Marais' The Vortex and Alfred Wong's Cicada. Jun 30, 8pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8503

Symphonic Concert in Celebration of the 14th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR

The Military Band of the People's Liberation Army, the HK Police Band, the Military Band of the People's Liberation Army HK Garrison and the HK Association of Choral Societies perform works including Ode to Mark the Return of Hong Kong to China, Below the Lion Rock and Mamma Mia! Jun 30-Jul 1, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. The ensembles also give an outdoor performance, Jul 2, 4pm, Piazza Area C, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2268 7321

ZE:A Asia Tour 2011 in Hong Kong

The K-pop boy band performs. Jun 30, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$580, HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: starempire.co.kr

Rock on Asia 2011 featuring Inoran

Luna Sea vocalist-guitarist Kiyonobu Inoue (aka Inoran) headlines a mainland-Hong Kong-Japan rock band showcase. Jul 1, 5pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$290, HK$590 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

No Exit

Chinese University of HK's New Asia Drama Club's drama about three people who die and then find themselves confined to a room with each other for company for eternity. In Cantonese. Jul 1-2, 7.45pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$65 (members HK$50) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

De Waart's Pathetique

Edo de Waart conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: Polonaise, Swan Lake Suite and Symphony No 6, Pathetique. Jul 1-2, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Kylie Minogue Aphrodite Live 2011 World Tour

The Australian pop singer in concert. Jul 1, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, HK$480-HK$1,580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2853 7643

Pipe Organ Recital by Giampaolo Di Rosa

The Italian organist plays works by himself, Liszt, Widor and Lebegue, and improvised pieces. Jul 2, 5pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City

The Gaojia opera troupe performs Wu Zetian: Usurper to the Tang Throne, a historical play about Wu Zetian who became the only female emperor in Chinese history, Jul 2; and opera excerpts including Meeting at the Cave Dwelling (from How a Dead Cat Was Substituted for a New-born Prince) and Lady Zhaojun Going Beyond the Great Wall, Jul 3. Both shows in regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Cinema

Chinese Documentary Festival

Visible Record presents a programme of Chinese documentary shorts and feature films, including the following two films. Until Jul 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 7859

Where Should I Go? + This Pair

Double-bill comprising Li Junhu's film looking at a widowed peasant woman whose move to the city involves sacrifices on her part and also at least one of her children (in Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles), and Wong Yee-mei's short film about her grandmother and the love-hate relationships within her own family (in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles). Jun 28, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre. (Note: Where Should I Go? also screens on its own, Jul 1, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.)

Noir: A Film Noir Retrospective Bridging France and Hong Kong

Consulate general of France in Hong Kong and Macau presents a Le French May programme of 27 French and Hong Kong film noir works, including the following film. Ends Jun 28. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Broadway Mong Kok, 6-12 Sai Yeung Choi St, Mong Kok, HK$55; and Palace IFC, Podium L1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: bc.cinema.com.hk

The Secret

Ann Hui On-wah's moody psychological horror-thriller based on a 1970 homicide case about a woman (Sylvia Chang Ai-chia) who embarks on her own investigation of a double murder that the police want to pin on a madman. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Jun 28, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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