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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 July, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

I Am Here Beside Kai Tak Waiting for You!

Works by mainland artists Ge Fei, Lin Zhen, Hua Jun, Xin Yunpeng and Zhao Chen that are inspired by their memories of Hong Kong's popular culture. Today, 11am-7pm, 1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends today

Heroes Next Door

Photographer Chow Kar-hoo places superheroes such as Batman in Hong Kong settings in his works and illustrator Chris Lam's works depict superheroes that protect others for selfless reasons. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Shin Hwa Gallery, G/F, 32 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2803 7960. Ends Jul 29

Valerie Bastit Laudier

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

Please Mind the Platform Gap

Tung Wing-hong, Kevyn Wong Kwok-pui, Winki Cho Wing-ki and Grace Lam Pui-shan's works depicting their interpretation of the meaning of the word gap in contexts such as those between an individual and society. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends Jul 31

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, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Aug 10

Legacy and Creations

Exhibition of ink art and cross-media works, with one section providing examples of the ink painting tradition in Hong Kong. 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 Aug 28

Performing Arts

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Stand-up comedians Bob Franklin, Tom Gleeson, Josh Thomas, Felicity Ward and David Williams perform. In English. Until Jul 23, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$250 (members HK$200) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Annie

Dramatic English Educational Repertory Theatre (Deer) stages a musical based about a spunky red-headed girl who searches for her parents who left her at an orphanage's doorstep; proceeds go to the HK Society for the Protection of Children. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. Until Jul 21, 8pm, Academic Community Hall, HK Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2880 5085

HK International Youth and Children's Choir Festival

Musica Connection: Friendly Concert II - Joyful Music in Asia, Jul 20, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$120. Phoenix TV: World in Harmony, a Perfect Family, Jul 20, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Finalists?Night and Prize Ceremony, Jul 21, 7.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2381 9262

Queer Show

W Theatre puts on a comedy about a gay man and his life in Hong Kong. Starring Joey Leung Cho-yiu. In Cantonese. Until Jul 24, 8pm, also Jul 23-24, 3pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9267 2678

Hacken Lee and HK Sinfonietta Concert Hall 2011

Yip Wing-sie conducts Canto-pop singer Hacken Lee Hak-kan and the orchestra performing a programme of pop music infused with classical elements. Until Jul 22, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$550 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2760 4143

Cantonese Opera Summer Camp - Demonstration and Finale Performance

Dawn Radiance Opera Troupe performs The Ghost Wants to be Avenged (from A Ghostly Tale) and The Official Seal, Jul 21, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po. The Cantonese opera troupe also performs: The Gift of a Sword (from Baihua from Pavilion of a Hundred Flowers) and Three Duels Against the Skeleton Demon (from Journey to the West), Jul 22, 7.30pm; and Negotiating with the Qing Emperor and Sacrifice of a Princess (from Princess Chang Ping) and Cantonese Opera Summer Camp participants sing and perform scenes that include fighting with weapons and flicking their long sleeves, Jul 23, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Edinburgh

Duncan Ferguson conducts the Scottish choir singing Scottish folk songs and works by Handel, Byrd and Elgar. Jul 21, 7.30pm, St John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd, Central, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2523 4157

The Doppelganger

Rene Liu Ruo-ying stars in Edward Lam Dance Theatre's adaptation of Chen Li-hua's tragicomedy Romance of the West Chamber that is set in a 21st-century back garden. In Putonghua with Chinese surtitles. Jul 21-23, 7.30pm, Jul 24, 2.45pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Lulu Nuit Blanche

France's Groupe Demons et Merveilles' mask theatre production about a young boy who has problems sleeping one night during which his toy rabbit, pillow and a pair of socks come to life. Jul 22-23, 7.30pm, also Jul 23, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200; and Jul 24, 5pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Mad About Coffee

Acting Inn's drama about a man's decision to fulfil his growing desire to be a dancer by flying to London to hone his skills, leaving behind his girlfriend and the coffee shop which they had worked hard to open. In Cantonese. Jul 22-24, 7.30pm, Jul 23, 2.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8200 7202

Pulsation

Percussionist Margie Tong and dancer-choreographer Popo Tse present a crossover percussion-dance showcase. Jul 22-23, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9238 3158

Shanghai Pingtan Troupe

The Chinese opera music troupe performs pingtan works. In Suzhou dialect with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Jul 22-24, 7.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220; Jul 23, noon, 3pm, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, HK$140; and Jul 24, 2.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Elbow with special guests Emmy the Great and 9 Maps

The English progressive rock band in concert. Jul 22, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$480 HK Ticketing (advance), HK$520 (door). Inquiries: untitled.asia

Ball Ball Show

Magician Harry Wong stars in this magic theatre show in which he transforms into a royal crustacean and uses his wizardry to create different types of balls for a puppy and its friend. Jul 22-24, 7.30pm, also Jul 23-24, 3pm, Jul 24, 11am, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$180; Jul 29-30, 7.30pm, also Jul 30-31, 3pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$150; and Aug 5-8, 7.30pm, also Aug 6-7, 3pm, Aug 7, 11am, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

PMPS Giga-Guerilla: Ellen Loo

Indie pop singer-guitarist Ellen Loo in concert. Jul 22-24, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$260, HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2959 1580

Body, I.D., Space IV

Victor Ma directs and choreographs Y-Space's show combining live music, dance, video projection and interactive media to explore limb movements and the mysteries of life. Jul 23-24, 8pm, Multimedia Theatre and Creative Promenade, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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. 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

Astronomyths

Sky show about the stars and the myths that have been woven about them, including those from ancient Greece through to the present. 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 Dec 31

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