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PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 July, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Points of Ellipsis ...

Conceptual works by nine Filipino and local artists (including Juan Alcazaren and Tozer Pak Sheung-chuen) exploring the relationship between parts and the whole. Daily (including public holidays), 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Jul 5

Worm as Mountain

Wing Mak's illustrations explore the relations between individuals (appearing in the form of insects in the works) and the urbanised Hong Kong environment that they inhabit. Opening reception today, 5pm-6pm. Daily, noon-8pm, Most Gallery, L7, Shop 12A, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802 9440. Ends Jul 7

Nostalgia & Imagination

Hu Yongkai's paintings of women in various settings blend traditional Chinese art with a contemporary western perspective. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun (and public holidays), 1pm-6pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F Cityplaza III, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends Jul 8

Bittersweet Symphony

Hanoi-based artist Le Thong's paintings of refined and graceful women who seem to exist in a world between dream and reality. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun (and public holidays), 1pm-5pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends Jul 15

Harry Potter: From the Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley

Recreations of two sets that prominently feature in the Harry Potter films. Daily, 10am-10pm, Open Piazza and 2/F Atrium, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends Jul 17

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 today and on Wed, HK$10 other days. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Aug 10

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Exhibition of more than 200 objects and documents that serve as an introduction to the influential physicist's life and times. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$30. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Aug 31

A Passion for Tradition

Chinese landscape and flower-and-bird paintings by Li Yanshan (1898-1961). Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun (and public holidays), 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

A Decade of Documents Collection Campaigns of the Hong Kong Central Library: Review and Prospect

Exhibition of manuscripts (including those by Eileen Chang), 1930s handbills from the Tai Ping Theatre, an anthology of Chinese calligraphic works from the Northern Song dynasty and other documents. Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun, 10am-9pm, Wed, 1pm-9pm, public holidays, 10am-7pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 3150 1234. Ends Nov 30

Performing Arts

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. Jul 1-3, 9-10, 3pm, also until Jul 10, 8pm, 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. Jul 1-3, 3pm, also Jul 1-2, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Rock on Asia 2011 featuring Inoran

Luna Sea vocalist-guitarist Kiyonobu Inoue 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

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

The Chinese opera troupes 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. In Chiu Chow dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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

A Hollow Room

HK Repertory Theatre stages a 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. 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

De Waart's Path?tique

Edo de Waart conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: Polonaise, Swan Lake Suite and Symphony No 6, Path?tique. 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

Sylvia

Kearen Pang Production puts on a play about a man who adopts a stray dog despite opposition from his wife. In Cantonese. Jul 1-3, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240, HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6438 2557

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! 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

Pipe Organ Recital by Giampaolo Di Rosa

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

Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City

The Chinese 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), 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

MR. Everyone Concert 2 - People Sing for People

Canto-rock group MR. perform. Jul 3-4, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Cinema

Morning Matinee

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of 1960s martial arts films produced by the HK Film Company, including the following film. Jul 1-Aug 26. Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Paragon of Sword and Knife

Connie Chan Po-chu stars in this martial arts drama as a young man who goes on a mission to take revenge against the murderers of his parents and elder brother. Also starring Suet Nei and Kenneth Tsang Kong. In Cantonese. Jul 1, 11am, Film Archive.

Chinese Documentary Festival

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

The Warriors of Qiugang + Our Home Beside the River

Double-bill comprising: Ruby Yang's short film about Chang Gongli, a resident of Qiugang Village in Anhui province who started a one-man crusade against a nearby chemical factory that heavily polluted the surrounding areas (in Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles); and Mayaw Biho's film showing the difficult lives of many of Taiwan's aboriginal people (in Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles). Jul 1, 2pm, HK Arts Centre.

Mirror of Emptiness

Ma Li's documentary on the Se Xu Monastery, its annual prayer festival and the Tibetan sky-burial practices carried out by the people there. In Putonghua and Tibetan with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 1, 4.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

Where Should I Go?

Double-bill comprising: Li Junhu's film looking at a widowed peasant woman whose move to the city involves sacrifices on her part and one of her children's. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 1, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

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