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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 January, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

The Year of the Dragon: Chinese Palatial Treasures Exhibition

More than 50 imperial Chinese artefacts dating from the Tang dynasty to the late Qing dynasty. Today, 11am-10pm, Star Atrium, L1 Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon St, Diamond Hill. Inquiries: 2118 8821. Ends today

It's a Tasty World - Food Science Now!

Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun (and public holidays), 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Feb 1

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

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

LOHAS@2030

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden exhibition that shows how we can still live well with less fossil fuel in the coming era of Peak Oil. Daily, 10am-10pm, HK Gallery, L1 The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd, The Peak. Inquiries: 2483 7162. Ends Feb 29

Affection in the Chinese Opera World

Olivia Cheng Man-nga's photographs printed on traditional rice paper of Chinese opera productions and performances. Until Feb 3: daily, 10am-10pm, Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport. Feb 4-29: daily, 10am-10pm, Exhibition Area, Cyberport 3. Inquiries: 3166 3111. Ends Feb 29

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. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 14

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Historical exhibition detailing the daring Christmas Day escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral escorted by a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun (including public holidays), 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Extended to Jun 30

Performing Arts

Stick Man

ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a musical theatre adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's story about a stick man who, after being mistaken for a stick by a dog and embarking on a series of adventures, wonders if he will ever be able to return home to his family. In English. Jan 25, 27-29, 10am, also Jan 25, Jan 29, noon, Jan 26-28, 3pm, Jan 26, 5pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

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 family's romp through sweeping landscapes in search of a bear. In English. Jan 25, 3pm, 5pm, also Jan 26, 10am, noon, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

HK Wind Kamerata Meets Margaret Lynn

The wind chamber ensemble and pianist Lynn play works by Donizetti, Perkins, Victor Chan, Triebensee and Jacob. Jan 25, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9498 4554

Yuck Live in HK

The British indie rock band performs; The Yours supports. Jan 26, 7.30pm, Hang Out, 1/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, HK$320 (advance), HK$360 (door). Inquiries: 2591 0499

Bigap - Dragon Ma and Phoenix Son

Chuang Dian Theatre's drama about two youngsters who learn how to communicate with their elders. In Cantonese. Jan 27-28, 8pm, also Jan 28-29, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$128 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5171 0963

Tribute to John Williams

Richard Kaufman presents (in English) and conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by John Williams such as Star Wars: Main Theme and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Raiders March. Jan 27-28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Forward Bar

Open Quotation Mark Theatre's drama about a man with a girlfriend who discovers the true meaning of love in a gay bar. In Cantonese. Jan 28-29, 3pm, also Jan 28, 8pm, Jan 29, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6178 2508

Cantonese Opera Stars Extravaganza

The Cantonese Opera Advancement Association presents performances of Cantonese opera excerpts Taming of the Princess, Hints on 18 Miles Home, Twin-Spear Lu Wenlong, The General and His Beauty, Retreat of Hero and Heroine, The Moon Pavilion, and Red Silk Shoes and The Murder. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jan 28, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$80-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2691 2937

London's Sonorous Viola

Choi Ho-man conducts British violist Paul Silverthorne and the Pro Arte Orchestra of HK performing works by von Supp? Hoffmeister, Paganini and Rachmaninov. Jan 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2143 3671

Edmond Leung 2012 Big Man Concert

Canto-pop singer-songwriter-actor Edmond Leong Hon-man performs. Jan 28-29, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2996 3988

Kijima Taiko Japan 2012

The all-schoolgirl drumming team from North Shinshu, Japan, performs. Jan 29, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2811 3036

World of WearableArt

Hundreds of performers don wearable artworks created by designers from around the world in a multimedia show of dance, music and light originating from New Zealand. A HK Arts Festival programme. Jan 29, Feb 4-5, 3pm, also Jan 29-30, Feb 3-4, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$160-HK$350 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

A Meeting of Two Pianists

Pianists Shirley Lo and Jacqulene Leung play works by Poulenc, Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Chaminade, Grieg and Bizet-Greg Anderson; all profits from the concert go to the Peace International Foundation. Jan 29, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: ramhkaa@gmail.com

The Hamburg Ballet

John Neumeier directs and choreographs the German ballet company's productions of: Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Jan 31, 7.30pm; and A Streetcar Named Desire, Feb 3-5, 7.30pm. A HK Arts Festival programme. All shows: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Piano Recital by Stefano Rover

The Italian pianist plays works by J.S. Bach-Busoni, Schubert and Chopin. Jan 31, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5624 4672

The Importance of Being Earnest

Rose Theatre Kingston performs Oscar Wilde's comedy about the antics of two young men who create false personaes so they can escape their otherwise humdrum lives but, in so doing, get caught in complicated romantic entanglements. A HK Arts Festival programme. In English with Chinese surtitles. Feb 2-5, 7.30pm, also Feb 4-5, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$50 (Feb 4-5 HK$180-HK$560) HK Ticketing and URBTIX. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Bar City Happy 2012

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's musical about popular bars during the 1980s featuring oldies music by veteran Canto-pop singers including Lee Lai-ha (aka Black Girl) and Joe Junior. In Cantonese. Feb 2-3, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2768 9768

L'Arpeggiata

The French Baroque ensemble performs: music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries, Feb 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, HK$140-HK$360; and Baroque music from the Kingdom of Naples, Feb 3, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$250 Urbtix. A HK Arts Festival programme. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Recital by Sam Kan 2012: A Journey Through Love Songs

Tenor Sam Kan, pianist Peter Yue, flautist Lam Wing-cheong and the Dolci Flutti Flute Choir perform works by composers including Schumann, Schubert and J.S. Bach. Feb 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9200 2008

Cinema

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. 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 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

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent to explore an asteroid by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua 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 Jun 30

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