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PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 December, 2011, 12:00am

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Exhibitions

Fragments of My Imagination

Print and photographic artworks on paper and canvas embellished with gems, rhinestones and crystals, and mixed-media works from bindis and stickers by British-Indian artist Chila Kumari Burman. Today, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends today

Safety Island

Five sets of paintings and a video work by Sarah Lai that continue her probing into a sense of estrangement with the familiar. Today, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends today

Fine Art Exhibition of Joy Paul

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

Then and Now

Bob Davis' photographs of Hong Kong make for a visual record of a territory undergoing one of the most rapid urban transformations seen in modern times. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sun, noon-2pm, 3pm-7pm, The Upper Station, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 2474. Ends Dec 31

From Drawings to Performance

Illustrations by sand artist Hoi Chiu show how he takes a project from drawing to performance. Opening reception today, 6.30pm. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, LO Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9719 4729. Ends Jan 8

Virtuosity and Innovation: The Masterful Legacy of Lam Kar-sing

Exhibition featuring libretti, records, costumes and audio and video clips of the eminent Cantonese opera figure that bear testimony to his artistic career and accomplishments. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 14

Performing Arts

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

online inLove

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PiP Theatre's comedy about romantic relationships that play out online. In Cantonese. Dec 23-24, 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. Until Dec 24, 7.30pm, also Dec 24-26, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

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

Beyond the Words

iStage performs Elton Lau Ho-cheung's drama about the hidden fear and secrets of people. In Cantonese. Dec 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 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

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

The French Kiss

Chan Chu-hei directs Theatre Horizon's production of Candace Chong's drama about a former pastor accused of sexual harassment by his secretary who has to decide if he can forgive her after he sees her at a party five years later. In Cantonese. Dec 23, 25-27, 8pm, also Dec 24, 26, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$188-HK$288 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5401 6768

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

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 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

Don 2

Farhan Akhtar's sequel to the 2006 action thriller Don: The Chase Begins Again that sees the underworld kingpin (Shahrukh Khan) setting his sights on European domination even while having to contend with the threats of assassination or arrest. In Hindi with English subtitles. 2-D version: Dec 23, 9pm, also Dec 25, 7pm, GH Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, HK$120-HK$180. 3-D version: Dec 24, 9pm, also Dec 26, 9.30pm, GH Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$200. Inquiries: 2366 7725

100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films from 1916 to 1999, including the following film. Until 2014. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Kid

Fung Fung's drama centring on an orphan (Bruce Lee) raised by a poor teacher who makes a living by renting and selling comic books. In Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles. Dec 23, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.