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PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 December, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Passion for Homeland

Feng Xuemin's photographs depicting his personal encounters with scenic spots in China. Today-Thu, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Thu

Fine Art Exhibition of Joy Paul

Works by the Indian illustrator-painter, a number of which depict women, dolls and animals. Today-Fri, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F Cityplaza III, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends Fri

Song Yige

Paintings by the Chinese artist Song Yige that are inspired by nature and details of daily life. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Dec 31

Life ? Alive

Saori Kanda's paintings show influences from the Arabic world (in which she spent her childhood) and elements of her Japanese roots. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat, 9am-6pm, Red Square Gallery (Happy Valley Branch), 11 Yuk Sau St, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2838 0040. Ends Jan 20

Knowledge ? Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty

Exhibition of artefacts from the collections of the Shanghai Jiading Museum, tracing the Chinese imperial examination system's development, demise and legacy. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Feb 6

Remains of the Day

Richard Mosse's photographs of wartime and abandoned wreckage from his Fall series. Opens today. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, Moot Gallery, SCAD HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends Mar 2

HKU Memories from the Archives

Exhibition using archival records and artefacts detailing the development of the University of HK since its founding in 1911. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5503. Ends Mar 18

Performing Arts

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 20, 22-24, 29-Jan 1, 7.30pm, also Dec 24, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$155-HK$295 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

The Nutcracker

The HK Ballet performs the ballet about a girl whose Christmas present, a nutcracker shaped like a soldier, comes to life. With choreography by Stephen Jefferies, music composed by Tchaikovsky and musical accompaniment by the HK Sinfonietta. Dec 20-24, 7.30pm, also Dec 24-26, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

A Legacy of Exotic Lyricism VII - The Swallow Spreads Its Wings

The HKCO Folk Music Ensemble serves up a Chinese wind music concert. Dec 20-21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

A-Lin Hong Kong Concert

The aboriginal Taiwanese singer performs Mando-pop. Dec 20-21, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 3238

Beyonds the Words

iStage performs Elton Lau Ho-cheung's drama about the hidden fear and secrets of people in our contemporary world. In Cantonese. Dec 20-21, 23, 25, 8pm, also Dec 24, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3116 1341

Scrooge - The Musical

Michael Dobbin directs the HK Repertory Theatre's musical production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens story about a miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. In Cantonese (dialogue) and English (lyrics) with Chinese and English surtitles. Dec 20-21, 23, 25-27, 29-Jan 2, 4-7, 8pm, Dec 24, 31, 9.15pm, also Dec 27, Jan 2, 7-8, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

A Showcase of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Cantonese Opera Masters

The Pear Garden Cantonese Opera Troupe of HK performs On Ascending the Throne (from The Villain, The General and The Heroic Beauty) and The Ten Memorials (from Impeachment of Yan Song), Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre and Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Troupe perform Vengeance at the Lion's Mansion, Wu Han Killing His Wife at the Sutra Hall and A Fond Pledge by the Blooming Flowers, and Macao General Association of Chinese Opera and Music performs Finding the Rat (from Fifteen Strings of Cash). Dec 21, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Christmas with the Bach Choir

Jerome Hoberman conducts the choir performing festive works. Dec 21, 8pm, Christ Church, 132 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, HK$150. Inquiries: christmas@bachchoir.org.hk

Christmas Messages

Chung Ying Theatre's musical about a fairy who, on venturing into the human world one Christmas night, meets five ordinary people of different ages and comes across numerous unopened letters; with live musical performance by Juicy Ning. In Cantonese. Dec 23, 25, 30, 7.30pm, also Dec 24-25, 27, 31-Jan 1, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

A Fantastic Journey @ X'mas

Jumbo Kids Theatre's multiarts production about a girl who is given a 'Fantastic Train' ticket that sends her off on an extraordinary journey one Christmas. In Cantonese. Dec 23-24, 8pm, Dec 25, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

Symphony of Christmas Angels

Guy Noble conducts Russian soprano Elvira Fatykhova, the HK Children's Choir, trumpet player Jon Dante and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works such as Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim and Gruber's Silent Night. Dec 23-24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Christmas Concert in the Park - Mozart Bonbons!

Ken Lam conducts soprano Yuki Ip, flautist Matthew Wu, violinist Sharon Kam, horn player Joe Kirtley, the City Chamber Orchestra of HK and the HK Youth Choir performing works by Mozart, David Gwilt, Connor and Handel; the HK Police Band also plays. Dec 24, 4.30pm, Olympic Square, HK Park, 19, Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2339 6425

Heroic Boys

The Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of Chinas acrobatic acts that include juggling, pole trampolining and aerial gymnastics. Dec 24, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$180; Dec 25, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$220; and Dec 26, 7.30pm, Dec 27, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Cinema

Astronomyths

Sky show about the stars and 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 (about 250 million 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

Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France

Omnimax film about the cyclists who take part in the Tour de France, a demanding multi-stage race that is over 3,400 kilometres in length. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese 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 Apr 30

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