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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 September, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Surreal Classics

Surrealist paintings by Wei Shaodong. Today, 10am-6.30pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends today

Future Generations

Shanghai-born Lin E'nan's contemporary oil and Chinese ink paintings. Today, 10am-7pm, Exhibition Gallery, 4/F, Administration Building, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, TST. Inquiries: 5301 5415. Ends today

Time and Memory

Ceramic works by Japanese artist Yohei Nishimura. Today, 10am-7pm, Neuberg ArtSpace, L1-03 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 2891 8488. Ends today

Serve The People

Li You comments on socio-political issues through his sculptures. Today-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, G/F, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Sat

Solo Art Exhibition by Winnie Davies

Winnie Siu Davies' paintings depicting isolation, confinement and issues of modern urban life. Opens today; opening reception Sept 21, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Oct 6

Phantom Metropolis

Multimedia artist Yang Yongliang's works examine clashes between, and fusing of, the modern city and ancient Chinese landscapes. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery (Main Gallery), 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Oct 8

Generation Exile - Exploring New Tibetan Identities

Works in various media by diasporic Tibetan artists Kesang Lamdark and Palden Weinreb that draw inspiration from Tibetan Buddhism. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2/F Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Oct 8

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

In Search of New China

Danny Yung continues his experimental exercise in appropriating and manipulating via Photoshop a historic photograph taken in 1962, featuring Mao Zedong surrounded by other top Chinese Communist Party leaders. Opens today; reception Sept 29, 7pm. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, 1a Space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends Nov 10

Oceana

Lisa M. Robinson's photographic works showing the shape, movement and transformative nature of water. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, Moot Gallery, Scad HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends Nov 27

Performing Arts

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

Beyond the Horizon 2

FM Theatre Power's musical theatre work inspired by Wong Ka-kui about a village school whose principal stands up against the injustice of being forced to close due to 'urban development'. In Cantonese. Sept 21, 8pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$200. Inquiries: 3599 9755

Mad

Drama Society, HK University Students' Union, presents a play about mental patients as told in the form of doctor-patient conversations. In Cantonese. Sept 21-23, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6123 9694

Good Music This Lunch

HK Sinfonietta clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai, cellist Eric Yip Chun-hei and pianist Jacqueline Li play Brahms' Clarinet Trio in A Minor, and clarinettist Chen Chiu-yuan, cellist Chang Pei-chieh and pianist So Wun-kan play Glinka's Trio Pathetique in D Minor. Sept 22, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Piano Duo Recital

Pianists Poon Kiu-tung and Misha Kim play works by Schubert, Bizet and Poulenc. Sept 22, 8pm, Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 6716

The Carmen Project

English Schools Foundation and Scottish Opera's collaborative project culminating in an opera based upon the music and story of Georges Bizet's Carmen, about a beautiful woman with a fiery temper, that moves the story from Spain to China. In English. Sept 23, 3.30pm, also 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3762 2645

Coppelia

The HK Ballet performs a comedic ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffman's Der Sandmann about an inventor who fools his neighbours with his creation of a beautiful mechanical doll; Ronald Hynd choreographs. Sept 23-25, 8pm, also Sept 24-25, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Michael Collins Plays Copland and Finzi

British clarinettist Collins plays and conducts the HK Sinfonietta playing works by Ravel, Finzi, Elgar and Copland. Sept 23, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Punch and Judy

The Nonsensemakers' adaptation of Bill Svanoe's drama about two women - one just divorced from her rich husband, the other a writer who is having an affair with a married man - getting together to write a novel. In Cantonese. Sept 23-24, 8pm, Sept 24-25, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3746 5219

Sounds from a Musical Shangri-la

Yan Huichang conducts The Ethnic Song and Dance Troupe of Rongjiang and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Zhao Yongshan's Rafting and Dong song and dance music works such as Song of the Cicada and Two Hearts in Love. Sept 23, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Talk to Him

City Contemporary Dance Company performs works about fading memories of Hong Kong choreographed by Chan Yi-jng, Lam Po, Luo Fan and Yang Hao. Sept 23-24, 8pm, also Sept 24-25, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803

The God of Love

Live Theatre stages a play about a man who, after he gets killed in an accident, becomes a heavenly matchmaker whose first mission is to find the woman he loves a new boyfriend. In Cantonese. Sept 23-25, 8pm, also Sept 24-25, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2776 4433

Without Blood

Juan Carlos Zagal directs and stars in Chilean arts group Compania Teatrocinema's multimedia production that tells a story of revenge centring on a woman whose father and brother were murdered one evening when she was a little girl. In Spanish with Chinese and English surtitles. Sept 23-24, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$180, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Remembrance of Karaoke Past

Mathias Woo writes and directs Zuni Icosahedron and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre's variety show about the joys and pains of love and life presented in the form of a talk show, featuring karaoke music. In Cantonese. Sept 23-24, 8.15pm, Sept 25, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2893 8704

Sandy Lam Concert MMXI

Canto-pop singer-actress Sandy Lam Yik-lin performs. Sept 23-25, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2323 2811

Kam Yuk Tong Cantonese Opera Troupe

Lau Wai-ming and Cheng Wing-mui star in the Cantonese opera troupe's productions of: The Legend of the White Snake, Sept 24, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$240; and A Couple in Love Contending for Supremacy, Sept 27, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

A Life

Jacob Yu directs Theatre Space's adaptation of Hugh Leonard's drama about a day in the life of a self-important man who has driven away all his friends with his acerbic tongue. In Cantonese. Sept 24, 8pm, Sept 25, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Julienne Taylor and The Celtic Connection

The Scottish singer-songwriter and her band perform romantic folk and pop songs infused with Celtic sounds. Sept 24, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2791 9103

The Butterfly Lovers

Yip Wing-sie conducts violinist Huang Mengla and the HK Sinfonietta playing works by Glinka, He Zhanhao and Chen Gang, Kodaly and Sarasate. Sept 24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Nightingale from the East - Wu Bixia and HKCO

Yan Huichang conducts vocalist Wu and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Wang Liping's The Dream of the Red Mansions Suite (Excerpts) and Bai Chengren's Morning on Miao Mountains. Sept 24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Tribute to Youth

Yip Wai-hong and Jimmy Chiang conduct soprano Anna Baxter, violinist Agnes Tse and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra performing works by Tchaikovsky, Yip Wai-hong, Weber, Puccini and Johann Strauss II. Sept 24, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$80-HK$140; and Sept 30, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Cinema

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Documentary tracing the rise of British architect Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. In English. Sept 21-22, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2913 5100

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 film. Until Sept 25. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Tulpan

Sergei Dvortsevoy's drama revolving around a young Kazakh returning from Russian naval service to the harsh steppes of his homeland. Askhat Kuchinchirekov and Samal Yeslyamova star. In Kazakh and Russian with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 23, 25, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre

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