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PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 October, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Sea of Hope

Sculptor Foon Sham's works mainly in wood depict different stages of life. Today, 9am-9pm, Hospital Gallery, G/F Lobby, Block D, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2777 1771. Ends today

Fernando Botero

Life-size bronze sculptures, paintings and drawings on paper by the Colombian figurative artist. Today, 10.30am-7.30pm, Opera Gallery, G2/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2810 1208. Ends today

Touch of Nature by the Sheraton

Collaborative printmaking artworks by local young people from Christian Action and volunteers from the Sheraton HK Hotel and Towers who took part in HK Youth Arts Foundation workshops that drew inspiration from nature. Daily, 10am-10pm, L3 Foyer, Sheraton HK Hotel and Towers, 20 Nathan Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2369 1111. Ends Oct 17

Two Rivers

Australian artist Joshua Yeldham's paintings inspired by the Hawkesbury River in Australia and the Yulong River in Guilin, China. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Space, 210 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2361 1210. Ends Oct 21

Why Are You Still Up?

Architectural photographer Albert Poon's nocturnal portraits of Hong Kong juxtapose lit cityscapes and dark landscapes. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Oct 25

One Hour

Video, photography and mixed-media works with footage of artist Morgan Wong traversing through a desolate expanse. Mon-Fri, 1pm-7pm, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Shop 5, G/F, 6-20 Po Tuck St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2803 2151. Ends Oct 28

In Search of the Ideal Nation - Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution

Around 100 exhibits drawn from the collections of The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the HK Museum of History about Dr Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's urban construction, economic development and education system he and his followers brought about. 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: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28

Performing Arts

Awakening

East Asia Entertainment and Tomson International Entertainment present a musical inspired by the Chinese literary classic Dream of the Red Chamber. In Putonghua and Cantonese. Oct 10-16, Oct 18-23, 7.45pm, also Oct 15-16, Oct 22-23, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8134

The Bloody Hell

Actors' Family's musical revolving around a family hit by economic crises who nonetheless persists in trying to overcome the obstacles life has thrown at them. In Cantonese. Until Oct 11, 7.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$190-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6715 4437

Ming Chee Sing Chinese Opera: A Showcase of Tong Tik-sang's Classics

The Cantonese opera troupe performs Butterfly and Red Pear, Oct 11; and The Marriage of Three Smiles, Oct 12, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$320. The troupe also performs: Crying on the Erlang Bridge, Oct 15, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100-HK$220; West Mansion, Oct 16, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$280; and Goddess of the Ninth Heaven, Oct 30, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. All shows: in Cantonese with Chinese surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325

When Two Phoenixes Meet

Sheng player Loo Sze-wang and sho player Eri Ito play works including Toshi Ichiyanagi's Galaxy, Chan Hing-yan's The Melody is No More and Miki Minoru's Yui I. Oct 11, 7.30pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Main Campus, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

Coffee and Cigarettes

Aurora Theatre presents short plays in which characters explore a variety of themes and try to put the world to rights over coffee and cigarettes; 20 per cent of proceeds go to Cambodian orphanage Sunrise Children's Village. In English. Oct 11-15, 8pm, also Oct 15, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Genesis and Spirit: A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and Home Affairs Bureau present a programme featuring performances of nanyin, guqin, various ethnic groups' dances and songs, and a Cantonese opera excerpt. Oct 11-12, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Harp Extravaganza

Jean Thorel conducts harpists Skaila Kanga, Claire Jones, Katerina Englichov?, Teresa Suen, Michelle Abbott and Edith Pun, and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing works by Mao Yuan, Karl Jenkins, J.S. Bach and Bantock. Oct 11, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

Taste the Life: Colour

Yukko Chan Yu-kwan's drama about a young woman with many failed relationships behind her who decides to hold a special party for her 23rd birthday with the 10 most important people in her life as guests. In Cantonese. Oct 12-16, 8pm, also Oct 15-16, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755

Tri Theatre - Death at Dawn!

Perilous Mouths and Not So Loud Theatre present a theatrical triple bill consisting of: Forget Herostratus!, Grigory Gigorin's satirical work centring on the man who burned down Ephesus' famed Temple of Artemis, Oct 12, 16, 8.15pm, also Oct 15, 4pm; Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's comedy about a wanna-be nun who struggles to keep her honour intact while the city's power brokers vie for her body and soul, Oct 13, 15, 8.15pm, also Oct 14, 4.30pm, Oct 16, 11am; and Caged, Karen Cheung's drama centring on an Alzheimer's patient, Oct 14, 8.15pm, Oct 15, 11am, Oct 16, 4pm. All shows: in English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220 (single ticket), HK$570 (ticket for all three plays) Urbtix. Inquiries: tritheatre.com

Revolution and Romanticism

Wu Shengzhong plays works by Chopin and Liszt. Oct 13, 1.10pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Main Campus, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

Dr Sun Yat-sen

Chen Xinyi directs Opera HK's opera production about Dr Sun Yat-sen and his relations with his friend Charlie Soong and Soong's daughter Ching-ling; Yan Huichang conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra and Jimmy Chan directs the Opera HK Chorus. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Oct 13-15, 7.45pm, Oct 16, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130-HK$880 (Oct 16: HK$130-HK$780) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2234 0303

HK Comedy Festival 2011

English language stand-up comedy with People's Liberation Improv, Oct 13, 8pm, HK$150. Butch Bradley performs in English, Oct 13-14, 10pm, HK$300. Chinese-comedy competition, Oct 14, 8pm, HK$200. English comedy competition finals, Oct 15, 9pm, HK$350. All shows: TakeOut Comedy Club, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436

Macbeth

Paul Stebbings directs TNT theatre Britain's performance of Shakespeare's tragedy centring on a Scottish warrior who commits regicide to become king. In English with Chinese surtitles. Oct 13-15, 8pm, also Oct 15-16, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Human League Live in Hong Kong

The English electro pop band in concert. Oct 13, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$480-HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Punchline Comedy Club

New Zealand comedian Andre King, Irish comic Ian Coppinger and British funnyman Gordon Southern perform stand-up comedy. In English. Oct 13-15, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$320 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Cinema

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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