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PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 September, 2011, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Gloss

Large-scale canvas works, photographs and prints by London-based graffiti-conceptual-fine artist INSA. Today, noon-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends today

Mid Autumn Moon

Group show of works by 10 artists including Cang Xin, Gonkar Gyatso and William Furniss. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends Sept 30

Prelude a l'Apres Midi d'un Faune

Works by Singapore-based artist Jane Lee that explore the realm of sculpture within

the boundaries of painting and composition through the ideas of colour and texture. Opening reception today, 6pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Oct 2

Folie a Deux

Ho Sin-tung's video work featuring a sequence showing 17 people reading a passage from a book they have chosen themselves at different locations in Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland. Opening reception today, 5pm-8pm. From Sept 17: Mon-Sat, noon-6pm, Experimenta, Shop B, B/F, 89-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9192 9275. Ends Oct 4

Mao and I

Australian artist Clinton Nain's abstract canvases draw parallels between indigenous Australians and fundamental communist concepts. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Oct 8

Fernando Botero

Life-size bronze sculptures, paintings and drawings on paper by the Colombian figurative artist. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Opera Gallery, G2/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Central. Ends Oct 10

Virtuosity and Innovation: The Masterful Legacy of Lam Kar-sing

Exhibition featuring libretti, records, costumes and audio and video clips of the eminent Cantonese opera figure. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 14, 2012

Performing Arts

Band Composers Showcase

Composers Satoshi Yagisawa, Simon Yau Yuen-hing, Lo Hau-man, Wyman Wat, Law Kin-pong, Yip Ho Kwan and Eileen Mok conduct the HK Band Directors Association's Band Directors Wind Orchestra playing their compositions. Sept 16, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2386 0662

Blending Worlds

Primary Shapes (music producer Tang Chi-wai and sound designer-artist Yuen Cheuk-wa) and DJ Tommy present a multimedia performative-communication piece inspired by crop circles. Sept 16-17, 8pm, also Sept 17, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$230 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Richard III

Kevin Spacey stars in the HK Arts Festival's presentation of The Bridge Project's staging of William Shakespeare's play depicting the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. In English with Chinese surtitles. Sept 16-18, 8pm, also Sept 17-18, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$450-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Last Supper

Fong Chun-kit directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Matthew Cheng's drama centring on a meal shared by a mother and her suicidal son. In Cantonese. Until Sept 17, 8pm, also Sept 17, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Chet Lam One Magic Day Live

Indie singer-songwriter Chet Lam Yat-fung in concert. Until Sept 20, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$250, HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@chetlam.com

One Hundred Years of Solitude 10.0 - Cultural Revolution

Zuni Icosahedron and Drama Box's experimental theatre production that uses culture and revolution as a starting point to shed light on the big and small revolutions which have taken place in North Africa, the Middle East and China recently. No dialogue; with Chinese and English text. Sept 16-17, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 9696

World Without Music

Loft Stage and We Draman's drama exploring the meaning of life. In Cantonese. Until Sept 18, 8.30pm, Sept 17-18, 5pm, also 2pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, HK$220, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3746 5216

Punchline Comedy Club

US comedian Louis Ramey, Irish comic Andrew Stanley and British funnyman Rob Collins perform stand-up comedy. In English. Until Sept 17, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$320 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Taiwan Calling 2011

Music festival featuring performances by 18 bands from Taiwan including Tizzy Bac and Lie Gramaphone (on Sept 17), and Waa Wai and Penguin Bear (on Sept 18). Sept 17-18, 3pm-11pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$380 (one-day pass), HK$680 (two-day pass) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@blackmarketmusicproduction.com

Joseph Koo's Classic Melodies

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's production in which dances are set to music by Joseph Koo Ka-fai. Sept 17, 7.45pm, Sept 18, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1815

A Life

Theatre Space presents a drama about a day in the life of a man who has driven away all his friends with his acerbic tongue. In Cantonese. Sept 17, 8pm, Sept 18, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$140; and Sept 24, 8pm, Sept 25, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Drumroll, Please!

Ainars Rubikis conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Honegger, Haydn and Dvorak. Sept 17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Mendelssohn and Mendelssohn: Fanny and Felix

Chan Wing-wah and Gabriel Leung conduct the HK Oratorio Society, sopranos Rao Lan and Catherine Pun, contralto Ruth Lau, tenor Sam Kan, baritone Petrus Cheung HK Strings and S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Choir performing Fanny Mendelssohn's Scenes from the Bible oratorio and selections from Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Sept 17, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Cinema

He's Bad ... Mak Kay

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of five films starring 1960s Cantonese cinema actor Mak Kay, including the following film. Until Sept 30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Les Belles

Musical comedy about a love-hate relationship between a dance company manager (Peter Chen Ho) and the troupe's lead dancer (Linda Lin Dai). Also starring Mak Kay. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 16, 11am, HK Film Archive.

A Lean Night 2011 - Fresh!

The HK Arts Centre presents a continuing programme of films made in the first decade of this century, including the following two films. Sept 16-25. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

All About Lily Chou Chou

Shunji Iwai's drama about youngsters who seek sanctuary, even salvation, through a pop star and websites devoted to her. In Japanese with English subtitles. Sept 16, 24, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

Fish Tank

Drama about a girl whose life is irrevocably changed after her single mother brings home a new boyfriend. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 17, 7.30pm, Sept 25, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

From Novel to Film 2 - Critics' Choice 2011

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of six film adaptations of novels, including the following film. Until Oct 16. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Tess

Roman Polanski's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Victorian tale about a young peasant woman (Nastassja Kinski) who attracts the attention of two men from different social classes. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 17, 2.30pm, HK Science Museum.

Repertory Cinema 2011: Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton

Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of 27 films starring Charles Spencer 'Charlie' Chaplin (1889-1977), Buster Keaton (1895-1966) and Harold Lloyd (1893-1971), including the following two films. Until Oct 23. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Our Hospitality

Buster Keaton directs (with Jack Blystone) and stars in a comedy about a New Yorker who falls for a woman while on the train heading down South to take care of some family business, only to belatedly discover that her family has a vendetta against his. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 17, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Safety Last!

Harold Lloyd stars in this comedy about a nutty country bumpkin who finds himself in a situation in which he has to climb up a tall building. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 17, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 25, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

J Toon Festival 3

MCL Cinemas present a programme of 11 Japanese animation films including the following film. Until Sept 18. MCL Telford, Telford Gardens, 33 Wai Yip St, Kowloon Bay, HK$60 mclcinema.com. Inquiries: 2759 2248

Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Movie (Part 1)

Animated film adaptation of Shirow Masamune's Appleseed graphic novel about the exploits of an ES.W.A.T. special forces member Deunan Knute and her cyborg colleague Briareos in the city of Olympus after the fifth world war. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Sept 17, 5.30pm, MCL Telford.

Restored Treasures

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a continuing series of movies that have undergone restoration work, including the following film. Ongoing. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2901

A Matter of Life and Death

David Niven stars in a romantic drama about a second world war bomber pilot who falls in love with a radio operator (Kim Hunter) but then is told that heaven has made an error and he actually should not be alive. In English with English subtitles. Sept 17, 7pm, HK Film Archive.

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