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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am

Exhibitions

A is Green, R is Red - And Other Obstacle in Seeing

Designer Lio Yeung's works suggest an alternative way of seeing the world. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes B's Librairie Galerie, 1/F, 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends Dec 31

One Million Years

Street art style 'cracks paintings' by Tohru Matsushita that comment on the fragility of humanity and the effects of the passage of time. Tue-Sat, noon-6pm, Red Elation Gallery, G/F, 5-6 Lung On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2893 7837. Ends Jan 6

Colours of Love

Works from Turkish painter Coplu's latest series in which rainbow hearts and bright colours prominently feature. Opens today. Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2 Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8666. Ends Jan 9

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

Vision of Nature: Lost and Found in Asian Contemporary Art

Works in various media by eight Asian artists including Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi, Japanese installation artist Takashi Kuribayashi and local installation artist Pak Sheung-chuen. Daily, 10am-8pm, Entrance and the Pao Galleries, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends Jan 29

Dynamic Livings

New media artworks by Dimension+ digital creative agency's Escher Tsai and Keith Lam use digital media to reflect on the origins of life. Daily, noon-9pm, K11 Stage of the Arts, B207, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends Jan 31

It's a Tasty World - Food Science Now!

Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective. 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

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

Exhibits from the collections of the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the HK Museum of History about 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, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28

Wu Guanzhong: Painting - Dance - Music

Exhibition of works by the late artist (1919-2010) that looks at the tempo, rhythm and interplay between void and solidity that characterise his paintings in the use of visual elements such as dots, lines and planes. 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 Apr 15

Performing Arts

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. Until Dec 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 featuring works such as Lovers' Lament and United We Go. Dec 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 21, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 3238

Beyond 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 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 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

Aaron Kwok de Showy Masquerade World Tour Live In Concert 2011

Canto-pop singer-actor Aaron Kwok Fu-shing performs. Until Dec 30, Jan 1-2, 8.15pm, Dec 31, 9.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2723 3667

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 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

Christmas Messages

Edmond Lo directs and stars in 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 named Ah Lui 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 Mendelssohn's Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 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 China performs 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 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

The Inspired Island: Ports of Mists

Documentary about Taiwanese poet Zheng Chou-yu that makes use of his words, imagery and music to evoke a vibrant era of poetry. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Dec 21, Jan 9, Feb 1, 8pm, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75; and Jan 14, 11.45am, Jan 28, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

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