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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 November, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Claude and Fran?ois-Xavier Lalanne

The French sculptors' work showcasing a unique blend of luxurious sensuality and earthly irreverence. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Sat

Three Begets Ten Thousand Things

Two-part exhibition of works by Chinese photographer RongRong and his Japan-born wife-artistic partner, inri; featuring a selection of RongRong's personal work created between 1993 and 2000 (shown at Blindspot Gallery) and the couple's collaborations created between 2000 and 2011 (presented at Blindspot Annex). Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central; and Thu-Sun, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Annex, 15/F Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Nov 13

Water and Sky

Photographs by Tony Price concerned with the play of light on water and Norman de Brackinghe that also reveal a fascination with the nature of light. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Nov 15

Altered Perceptions

Works by Spanish photographer-sculptor Naia Del Castillo. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, ILIVETOMORROW, G/F, 45 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 8900. Ends Nov 15

Process and Transformation

Calligraphic works and paintings by Chu Teh-chun from the 1970s. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Feast Projects, Unit 307, 3/F Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing St, Ap Lei Chau. Inquiries: 2553 9522. Ends Nov 19

Carnival of Dialogues

Yonatan Levy's paintings feature characters who appear to be in conversation or are preparing to engage in some kind of narrative. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Nov 20

Shanghai Babes

Exhibition of Art Deco-style Shanghai ladies advertising posters printed in the early 20th-century China. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm, Gallery 27, 1901 Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2527 8228. Ends Dec 27

It's a Tasty World - Food Science Now

Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective that explains how humans taste delicious food. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Feb 1, 2012

Performing Arts

Relaxin' After Work: American Music Contemporaries

HK Sinfonietta musicians including violinists Le Hoai-nam and Pang Hiu-wan, and flautist Harry Winstanley play chamber music works by Steve Reich and Terry Riley. Nov 8, 7pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

William So In Concert

Canto-pop singer-actor William So Wing-hong in concert. Nov 8-9, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Happy Hour with Contrast Trio

Saxophonist Timothy Sun, violinist Kitty Cheung and pianist Jenny Ng play works by Piazzolla, Paul Shoenfield, Jacob Gade and Julie Kwok. Nov 9, 7pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

History of Love Revolution

Stand-up comedian Walter Choi Chun-wing performs. In Cantonese. Nov 9-11, 7.45pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$75 (members HK$60) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

The Goodbye Girl

Whole Theatre stages a romantic comedy about an egoistical actor who discovers that the apartment he has sublet from a friend is still occupied by the friend's ex-girlfriend and her precocious daughter. In Cantonese. Nov 9-13, 8pm, also Nov 12-13, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$300, HK$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3188 8110

The Heydays

HK Repertory Theatre's drama about two people exploring life's possibilities in Beijing. In Cantonese and Putonghua. Nov 9-10, 8pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Cantadas al Santisimo by Al Ayre Espanol

The early music vocal and instrumental ensemble performs works by de Nebra and Scarlatti. Nov 10, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8517

Caught in the Net

Cheung Tat-ming and Paper @ JuicyNing star in HK Federation of Drama Societies' production of Ray Cooney's farce centring on a two-timing taxi driver's efforts to prevent his teenage son and a daughter, by different wives, from ever meeting. In Cantonese. Nov 10-12, 8pm, also Nov 12-13, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2353 0880

Song after Midnight

Trinity Theatre's drama about a female guitarist and her music, featuring original music inspired by the theme of dreams by indie singer-songwriter aniDa. In Cantonese. Nov 10-13, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Ben 10 Live - Power of the Omnitrix

Ample Hope Entertainment and Cartoon Network's theatrical work featuring characters from the TV franchise. In English. Nov 11, 4.30pm, also Nov 11, 7.30pm, Nov 12-13, 11am, 3pm, 7pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$110-HK$1,010 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Two Swallows - Ode to Wu Guanzhong

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's dance drama depicting the pioneering Chinese painter's lifelong pursuit of freedom and exploring the solitude of artistic conception. Nov 11-12, 7.45pm, also Nov 12-13, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1888

Celestial Songs

Ani Choying Drolma, Ito Kayo, Kelsang Chukie Tethong, Elisa Chan Kit-ling, Danny Summer, Tam Po-shek and Ma Changsheng perform at a concert at which their music is accompanied by projected images of paintings, photographs and calligraphic works. Nov 11-12, 8pm, Nov 13, 3pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Endellion String Quartet Concert (I) and (II)

Violinists Andrew Watkinson and Ralph de Souza, violist Garfield Jackson and cellist David Waterman play works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, Nov 11; and Haydn, Walton and Beethoven, Nov 13. Both concerts: 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8580

Majestic Drums XV

Chew Hee Chiat conducts drum and dance ensemble Azaguno, Chinese drummer Chan Wai-hong and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Chew's Let the Thunder of Drums Roll VII.1111. Nov 11, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Our Best of Youth in Cambrian

Wong Wing-sze and Lee Chun-chow star in Wong's drama centring on an unemployed female divorcee living in a Tai Hang tong lau who decides to end her life on her birthday, which falls on the night of the Fire Dragon Dance. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Nov 11-13, 8pm, also Nov 12-13, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Pulsate

Dancer-choreographers Justyne Li and Wong Tan-ki, and dancers Sylvia Lee, Li Cheng, Li De and Henry Shum perform works choreographed by Li, Wong and Xing Liang. Nov 11-12, 8pm, Nov 13, 4pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Splendour of Korea

Seoul-based folk art group Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company performs. Nov 11, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; and Nov 12, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$130-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Twelve Contemplations on Jesus Christ and Mystical Love

Installation artist Samson Young directs video artist Adrian Yeung, pianist Alan Chu, violinist James Cuddeford, cellist Chang Pei-chieh, clarinettist Chen Chiu-yuan and percussionist Rieko Koyama performing Young's multimedia reimagining of Messiaen's piano cycle. Nov 11-12, 8pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Cinema

HK Asian Film Festival 2011

The HK Asian Film Festival presents a programme of more than 70 films from various parts of Asia, including the following seven films. Until Nov 18. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Broadway The One, 6-11/F The One, 100 Nathan Rd, TST, HK$65; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: www.hkaff.asia

Let's Go!

Wong Ching-po's action drama revolving around a street-wise young man (Juno Mak Chun-lung) who becomes embroiled in a battle against a sinister, power-hungry super-villain (Gordon Lam Ka-tung). In Cantonese with English subtitles. Nov 8, 7.50pm, also 9.50pm, Palace IFC.

The Oldest Profession

Tanaka Noboru's soft porn character study of a strong-willed 19-year-old prostitute (Seri Meika), her ageing prostitute mother, her mentally challenged brother and her various sexual encounters with clients. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 8, 7.50pm, Broadway The One, Nov 18, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's drama about a group of men who set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. Starring Muhammet Uzuner and Yilmaz Erdogan. In Turkish with English subtitles. Nov 8, 9.30pm, Broadway The One, Nov 9, 9.30pm, Palace IFC.

Kaidan Horror: Classics II - The Nose + The Days After

Double bill of short films comprising: Lee Sang-Il's horror tale centring on a priest with a hideous nose who kills a young local boy in a moment of blinding anger; and a ghost story about a married couple who thinks the young boy who visits their house daily may be the ghost of their dead infant son. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 8, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Kaidan Horror: Classics I - The Arm + The Whistler

Double bill of short films comprising: Masayuki Ochiai's adaptation of Yasunari Kawabata's supernatural story about a man who convinces a woman to let him borrow her arm for a night; and Shinya Tsukamoto's adaptation of Osamu Dazai's tale of a woman who spies on her dying sister's secret love life after her own romance is dashed by her father. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 8, 8.10pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

HK Independent Film Festival 2011-2012: Indie Focus - Shinsuke Ogawa

Ying E Chi presents a programme of seven films by Japanese documentary filmmaker Ogawa, including the following one. Until Nov 22. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 9009

Narita: Peasants of the Second Fortress

Documentary made during the third year of the Sanrizuka farmers' struggles against the authorities over the Narita Airport Project. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 8, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.