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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 January, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Season's Greetings and Happy Tet

Paintings by Vietnamese, Indonesian and Chinese artists including Lim Khim Katy and Putu Sutawijaya. Today, 10am-6.30pm, Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends today

Abrazando

Edith Ho's photographs that capture the sensual energy and exchange of feelings between tango dancing couples. Today, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club Gallery, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends today

The Salvador Dali Treasures and The Universe of Andre Brasilier

Dual exhibition of jewel embedded sculptures commissioned in 2008 by the Dali Foundation and oil paintings by Andre Brasilier. Today, 10.30am-7.30pm, Opera Gallery, G2F, M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2810 1208. Ends today

Imprint of the Heart

Block prints, oil paintings and other works by Huang Xinbo (1916-1980). 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 Feb 27

Wilson Shieh Live in SoHo

Painter Wilson Shieh Ka-ho's four-week artist residency project during which people are invited to experience with him the creation of a new body of work that, upon completion, will be exhibited in the same art space. Opens today; reception Mar 2, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG/F Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Mar 11

Performing Arts

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 28-29, 3pm, also Jan 28, 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK$128 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5171 0963

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

Stick Man

ABA Productions' KidsFest presentation of a musical work 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 28, 3pm, Jan 29, 10am, also noon, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

London's Sonorous Viola

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

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 28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Edmond Leung 2012 Big Man Concert

Canto-pop singer 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 personae 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$560 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Bar City Happy 2012

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's musical about popular bars during the 1980s. 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

The Best Wretches

Chasing Theatre's drama about a groom who belatedly discovers that the primary schoolmates he's asked to be his groomsmen have changed a lot over the years. In Cantonese. Feb 2-4, 8pm, also Feb 4-5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9708 7779

Cinema

Celebrating Chinese New Year

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five Chinese New Year films from the 1960s to late 1980s, including the following two. Jan 28-Feb 5. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Prince's Lovers

Chan Pei's 1964 period musical comedy about a crown prince (Lam Kar-sing) who, bored by his assigned fiancee cousin, goes in search of a talented princess on a white horse. In Cantonese. Jan 28, 2pm, Feb 5, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

Hire a Husband

Lo Yu-kei's 1965 comedy about a nerdy writer (Cheung Ying-choi) who agrees to help out his kindhearted neighbour (Nam Hung) by pretending to be her husband so that she can be the sole heiress of her billionaire tycoon father's fortunes. In Cantonese. Jan 28, 4.30pm, Feb 5, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

The Inspired Island: Ports of Mists

Documentary about Taiwanese poet Zheng Chou-yu that makes use of his words, as well as imagery and music, to evoke a vibrant era of poetry. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Jan 28, 2pm, Mar 29, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55; and Feb 1, 8pm, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

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 two films. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 www.cinema.com.hk; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

City on Fire

Chow Yun-fat stars in a crime drama exploration of an ethical struggle an undercover policeman undergoes when he gets too close to his prey. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jan 28, 7pm, Feb 1, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Let's be Happy (aka The Quarrelsome Couple)

Comedy revolving around a pair of good buddies (Patrick Tse Yin and Woo Fung), one rich monetarily and the other rich in experience, and the women they lose their hearts to. In Cantonese. Jan 28, 9.30pm, HK Film Archive.

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