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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Microcosm

Works by Lim An-Na, Tang Kwok-hin and Michelle Thompson that use art to recreate an alternate universe composed of selected elements and often-overlooked details. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, G/F, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Also: LG/F, 91-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends 2548 2286. Ends Jan 16

Colour Light Rhythm

Paintings and sculptures created between 1957 and 2011 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

A Moment Of Eternity

German painter Silvia Willkens' portraits of women inspired by those from the early Renaissance period. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Kwai Fung Hing Art Gallery, G/F, 20 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2580 0058. Ends Jan 31

Impassioned Realists

Oil on canvas paintings by photo realists Tian Haibo, Liu Changwen, Pan Xun, Wu Chengwei and Wu Jiali. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Feb 11

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

Around 100 artefacts drawn 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

Artistic Inclusion of the East and West: Apprentice to Master

Exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century Chinese export paintings that looks at the role Western art traditions play in their artistic creation through a display of export paintings alongside works by Western artists. 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

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a play adapted by Sally Cookson from Michael Rosen's picture book about a brave family's joyous romp through sweeping landscapes in search of a bear. In English. Jan 11, 13, 15, 19, 25, 5pm, Jan 14, 22, 26, 10am, noon, also Jan 15, 25, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

Being Poon Chan-leung - Chanting in Silhouette

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's black box theatre production of his and Poon Chan-leung's work about Poon Chan-leung, a stage veteran of two decades, losing his ability to differentiate between his real life and on-stage personae. In Cantonese. Jan 11-14, 16-17, 8pm, also Jan 14, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

HK International Chamber Music Festival

Five concerts including the opening night gala concert that has violinists Lin Cho-liang and Henning Kraggerud, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Desmond Hoebig, double bassist Zhang Daxun and the Shanghai Quartet playing Golijov's Last Round, violinists Lin, Albert Cheng, Henning Kraggerud and Clara-Jumi Kang, and double bassist Zhang playing the Piazzolla Suite, violinists Lin, Ning Feng and Kang, viola player Andrew Ling, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras and double bassist Zhang playing Bottesini's Grand Duo Concertante for violin and double bass, and violinists Lin, Ning, Kraggerud, Kang, Michael Ma, Zhu Bei and Albert Cheng, violists Neubauer and Ling, cellists Tzavaras and Li Xiaolu, double bassist Zhang and harpsichordist David Chung playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Jan 11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$190-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3518 7290

Nothing is Whole Without Love

Whole Theatre's musical satirising the government's incompetencies and inadequacies, and local people's consequent disappointments. In Cantonese. Jan 11-15, 8pm, also Jan 14-15, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$240, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a musical theatre show for the family based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr about a girl called Sophie, her mother, and an anthropomorphised tiger who interrupts their afternoon tea. In English. Jan 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 5pm, also Jan 14, 22, 3pm, Jan 15, 21, 10am, noon, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

Koon Kwan Tin Cantonese Opera Troupe

The troupe performs Return from Battlefields in Victory to Marry Caifeng, Jan 12, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$280; and The Bound-feet Liu Jinding Crashes Four Gates, Jan 16, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Al Ducharme

The US stand-up comedian performs. In English. Jan 12, 8pm, Champs Bar, The Charterhouse, 209-219 Wan Chai Rd, Causeway Bay, HK$250; and Jan 13-14, 9pm, Take Out Comedy Club, B/F 34 Elgin St, SoHo, HK$300. Inquiries: 6220 4436

The Message

Theatre Space's stage adaptation of novelist Mai Jia's second world war era spy thriller revolving around the efforts of the Japanese established Chinese puppet regime's intelligence unit to flush out a communist spy from within its own ranks. In Cantonese. Jan 12-14, 8pm, also Jan 14-15, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Punchline Comedy Club

British comedians Paul Thorne, Otiz Cannelloni and Jeremy O'Donnell perform. In English. Jan 12-14, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160 (Jan 12), HK$240 (Jan 13-14) Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Catrin Aur at the Opera

Gareth Jones conducts Welsh soprano Aur and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing works including Rossini's Overture to Il Signor Bruschino and Verdi's Sempre Libera (from La Traviata). Jan 13-14, 8pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2864 2156

Flames of Desire

Argentina's Tango Fire Company performs tango dances. Jan 13-14, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Harry and the Wolf

Harry Wong presents (in Cantonese and English) and Liu Kuok-man conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Dvorak, Brahms, Dukas and Prokofiev. Jan 13, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$180; and Jan 14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

The Notebook

The Nonsensemakers performs Rensen Chan (who also directs)'s adaptation of Agota Kristof's novel revolving around the diary kept by two boys during a time of war whose notes disclose a vision of human nature in its rawest, most primitive and lustful state. Jan 13-14, 8pm, Jan 15, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3746 5219

Ya Gotta Swing

Vocalist Elaine Liu and the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, jazz pianist Chihiro Yamanaka, Lando Bernal's Big Broad Band, rapper MastaMic, Korean B-Boys Koonzo + Jo-T and others perform at a combination big band and hip hop night. Jan 13-14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Kay Tse in Concert 2012

Canto-pop singer-actress Kay Tse On-kei performs. Jan 13-14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3154 9872

Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake

The HK Ballet performs an educational adaptation of the classical ballet work about a prince who falls in love with a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. Yuri Ng yue-lit curates and Rick Lau narrates. In Cantonese: Jan 14, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Jan 15, 5pm; in English, Jan 14, 5pm, Jan 15, noon, 2.30pm. All shows: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Korean Traditional Music Concert

Korean Zither Musicians' Association's Korean Traditional Instrumental Ensemble perform works including Dance of Ureuk and Sun Rise. Jan 14, 2.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multipurpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$220; and Jan 15, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Exploring Our Wonderful World

Alasdair Malloy presents (in English) and Luke Dollman conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing works such as Robin McEwan's Banjaxed and Arthur Benjamin's Jamaican Rhumba. Jan 14-15, 3pm, also Jan 14, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Birthday Banquets

HK Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe performs a new work by Sun Kim-long about a retired government official who, when hard times comes along, finds out which of his five daughters and sons-in-law are truly filial. In Cantonese. Jan 14, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po; and Feb 29, 7.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Die Konzertisten Charity Institute Inauguration and Fundraising Concert

Felix Yeung conducts Die Konzertisten performing works by composers including J.S. Bach, Byrd, Matsushita, Verdi and Whitacre. Jan 14, 8pm, St John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd, Central, HK$150, HK$500, booking recommended. Inquiries: 6093 9854

Cinema

HK Independent Film Festival 2011-12: Part 3.1: Indie Nations

Ying E Chi presents an international programme of 12 independent films, including the following two. Until Jan 16. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 6282

The Green Wave

Ali Samadi Ahadi's documentary looking at the protests in Iran following that nation's 2009 presidential election. In English and Farsi with English subtitles. Jan 11, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

Tilva Ro{scaron} + A Woman Named Canyon Sam

Double bill of: Quentin Lee's short film exploring the interesting identities of Asian American lesbian performance artist-author-activist Canyon Sam (in English); and Nikola Lezaic's romantic drama about two recent high school graduates whose friendship is strained when they find themselves both attracted to a laid back tomboy home for the holidays from France (in Serbian with English subtitles). Jan 11, 9.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

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