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PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 December, 2011, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Unveiling Nanfei's Curtain

Oil paintings, wooden sculptures and paper figures by Wang Nanfei present her perspective and experience of living in Beijing. Today, 9.30am-6.30pm, Art Experience Gallery, Rm 2009, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends today

Poetry in Motion

German collagist-multimedia artist Tilo Kaiser's 'painted drawings' and multimedia collages function as 'visual poems' and hymns against the belief that things can be categorised neatly. Today, 10.30am- 7.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends today

Glass Be/coming

Works by glass artist Sunny Wang that explore the simultaneous process of being (existence) and becoming (continuity of being). Daily, 10am-6pm, Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, HK Baptist University, Kai Tak Campus, 51 Kwun Tong Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 6385 4653. Ends Dec 6

Clay in Clay 2011

Works by Chan Chung-kong and 14 other pottery artists. Opens today; reception Dec 3, 3pm-5.30pm. Today-Dec 10, 10am-9pm, Dec 11, 10am-6pm, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9180 4678. Ends Dec 11

Creator 2011

Sculpture and mixed-media works by Hong Kong artists Frank Woo, Luk Yan-shing, Jarvis Luk and Chau Shik-hung, and Shenzhen artist Li Jia. Opens today; reception Dec 4, 5pm. Tue-Sun, noon-8pm, Artist Commune, 12 Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 9272 8647. Ends Dec 11

Big Television

Lam Hon-kin's paintings combine images of contemporary socio-political events with Chinese paintings. Opens today. Daily, noon-8pm, i-MOST (Museum of Site), L7-12A Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802 9440. Ends Dec 13

Intimate Impression Series 2

Hisun Wong's electronically manipulated photographs of leaves and flowers. Tue-Sun, noon-2pm, 3pm-7pm, The Upper Station, G/F, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 2474. Ends Dec 15

Chen Zhen

Sculptural installations by the late artist (1955-2000) that explore the relationships between the material and the spiritual, the community and the individual, and interior and exterior. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Jan 7, 2012

Munich Art Village Artist Group Exhibition

Works in various media by 24 artists from three large-scale art villages in Munich, Germany. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Daily, 11.30am-7pm, Artfinger Gallery, G/F, 3 Wa Lane, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2885 9984. Ends Jan 18, 2012

Colour Light Rhythm

Paintings and sculptures by German artist Heinz Mack that capture light, reflection and vibration. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Jan 20, 2012

Revitalising the Glorious Tradition: The Retrospective Exhibition of Pan Tianshou's Art

Paintings, and calligraphy by the late Chinese artist-educator (1897-1971). 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 Feb 5, 2012

Performing Arts

Robin Hood - The Panto

Hong Kong Players' Christmas pantomime based (loosely) on the legend of Robin Hood. In English. Dec 2-3, 8-11, 7.30pm, also Dec 3, 10, 2.30pm, Dec 4, 11, 11am, Dec 4, 3.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290, HK$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9852 2668

Birdhouse Factory

ABA Productions presents Cirque Mechanics' acrobatic and comedic production set in a factory where the workers are acrobats and the machines circus props. Until Dec 3, Dec 6-10, 7.45pm, also Dec 3, 10, 3pm, Dec 4, 11, 11am, 4pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$795 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

B.O.B. * The Final Cut

Zuni Icosahedron's dance production focusing on the body as a mirror in which one sees oneself and others. Dec 2-3, 8pm, also Dec 3, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 9696

Fruit Story

Fantasy Puppet Theatre's production about seven fruits with different tastes and personalities. In Cantonese. Dec 2-3, 8pm, Dec 4, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Dec 9-10, 8pm, Dec 11, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Mary Wu and Friends

Pianist Mary Wu Mei-loc, violinist Ho Hong-ying, viola player Sophie Renshaw and cellist Wolfgang N?sslein play works by Beethoven, Liszt-Saint-Sa?ns, Mahler, Liszt, Christopher Keyes and Howard Blake. Dec 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Playwright Scheme VI

Prospects Theatre presents 22 playwrights offering 22 'slice of life'-themed plays, including new works by: Li Wing-lui, Dec 2, 8pm; Yip Hing-wah, Dec 3, 3pm; Gabriel Fung Kwok-kee, Dec 3, 8pm; and Wong Wing-sze, Dec 4, 3pm. In Cantonese. Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2606 7222

Solo & Improv: Dance or What!?

Victor Ma Choi-wo curates Y Space's showcase of solo dance works by international artists and improv jams performed by Hong Kong dancers, musicians and interactive media artists. Until Dec 3, 8pm, Dec 4, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511

The Little Mermaid

Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Puppet Troupe of China performs a puppet ballet-black light theatre piece centring on a little mermaid who falls in love with a human prince and is willing to exchange her beautiful voice for the sea-witch's magic potion that can turn her fishtail into human legs. Dec 2, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140, HK$190; Dec 3, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$120, HK$160; and Dec 4, 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$140, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Tuesdays with Morrie

Chung Ying Theatre's stage version of Mitch Albom's book about the 14 Tuesdays he spends with his dying professor, Morrie Schwartz. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Dec 2-3, 8pm, also Dec 3-4, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$160-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

Vanska Returns - Mahler 5

Osmo V?nsk? conducts British pianist Paul Lewis and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A and Mahler's Symphony No 5. Dec 2-3, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Looking for Mies

Mathias Woo Yan-wai directs and designs Zuni Icosahedron's multimedia musical production about Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In English with Chinese and English surtitles. Dec 2-3, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 9696

Punchline Comedy Club

British stand-up comedians Gina Yashere, Will Hodgson and James Dowdeswell perform. In English. Dec 2-3, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Brass Band Concert

German brass band Musikverein Stammheim gives an outdoor concert performance. Dec 3, 3.30pm, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Tornado ad infinitum

Guzheng player Fu Na, erhu Zhao Guanjie, dizi player Zhang Fan, pipa player Wong Chi-ching, xiao player Tam Po-shek, cellist Artem Konstantinov and the Wuji Ensemble perform 10 works including Clarence Mak's Tornado ad infinitum and Ron Ng's Cantilena of No-mind. Dec 3, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

Paul Lewis in Recital

The British pianist plays Schubert's Four Impromptus, Moments Musicaux and Fantasy in C, Wandererfantasie. Dec 4, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

An Evening of Ballet Music by HK Symphony Orchestra

Ambrose Law conducts the local orchestra performing works by Delibes, Chopin and Gounod. Dec 4, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$80, HK$110; and Dec 30, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Classical Moments - Il Divo

The Bel-Canto singers present a concert of works by composers including Richard Strauss, Puccini and Mitch Leigh. Dec 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

Cinema

The 40th French Cinepanorama

The Alliance Francaise presents a selection of French films, including the following four films. Until Dec 11. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK$75 www.amccinemas.com.hk; Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk; and HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2527 7825

17 Girls

Muriel and Delphine Coulin's drama-comedy, inspired by actual events that occurred in 2008 in the US, about 17 schoolgirls who decide to get pregnant at the same time. In French with English subtitles. Dec 2, 8.05pm, Palace IFC, Dec 5, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Dec 10, 9.50pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Fragments of a Revolution

Documentary that makes use of anonymous amateur footage, images produced by the government, e-mail exchanges and official speeches to chronicle Iran's 'green revolution'. In French with English subtitles. Dec 2, 9pm, HK Space Museum.

Hell

Drama revolving around an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager whose life crumbles as he develops paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. Claude Chabrol directs. In French with English subtitles. Dec 2, 9.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Sarah's Key

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in a drama about a girl who, in July 1942, before she was taken with her parents by the French police as they went about arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night, locks her younger brother up in their secret hiding place - with an American journalist investigating the roundup 67 years later. Mainly in French with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 2, 9.50pm, AMC Pacific Place.

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