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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 September, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

To Be Continued - Hong Kong

Works by Filipino conceptual artist Robert Chabet from the 1980s to the present. Today, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends today

Mars and Venus

London-based Paul Lemmon's paintings of vintage cars on city streets or women in evening wear. Today, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1132. Ends today

Photos-souvenirs au Carre

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren's printed silk scarves with photos printed on them created for Hermes Editeur. Today, 10am-7pm, Cais Gallery, G/F, 87 Hollywood Road, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends today

Haraya 3 and the Persistence of Art

Visual works by 16 Hong Kong-based Filipino artists and creative professionals including Noel de Guzman, Emilio 'Boyet' Rivera III and Mario Rivera. Daily (until Sept 25), 9am-8pm, Sept 26, 9am-2pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 9703 9970. Ends Sept 26

Fernando Botero

Bronze sculptures, paintings and drawings by the Colombian figurative artist. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Opera Gallery, G2/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2810 1208. Ends Oct 10

art.luminum

Korean artist Koh Hon's etchings on aluminium sheets depict people and buildings floating in the sky within an imaginary landscape. Opening reception today, 6.30pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Shin Hwa Gallery, G/F, 32 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2803 7960. Ends Oct 19

Xuanwu

Abstract glass works by Guan Dongha from his Weapons series and Zheng Xuewu's paintings that explore the blending of folk art and the work of traditional masters from his Eastern Realm series. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru1, Koru Contemporary Art, Unit 1604, 16/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Oct 21

Cultural Relics of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

Exhibition marking the 160th anniversary of the 1851 Jintian uprising featuring cultural relics of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Nov 16

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 that bear testimony to his artistic career and accomplishments. 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

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' and the hegemony of property developers. 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's stage adaptation of Taiwanese writer Giddens Ko Ching-teng's novel 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

Theatre Space puts on 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 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 Zhan-hao 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

Legends of Flight

Omnimax film focusing on aircraft designs from different eras. English shows Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English, Japanese, French and Spanish are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Oct 31

Astronomyths

Sky show about the stars and many myths that have been woven about them. 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, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Dec 31

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World

Omnimax film exploring the reign of giant marine reptiles in the world's oceans during the Mesozoic era (approximately 250 to 65 million years ago). 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, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Feb 29, 2012

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