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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 February, 2012, 12:00am



It's a Tasty World - Food Science Now!

Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective. Today, 1pm-9pm, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends today

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

Exhibition of more than 100 sets of artefacts from the collections of the Shanghai Jiading Museum that traces the Chinese imperial examination system's development, demise and legacy. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Feb 6

Troglodyte See the Light

Adrian Wong's exhibition conceived as a structured means of exploring the boundaries and limitations of language features photographic portraits of friends. Daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Feb 12


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

Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum

Exhibition of 170 artefacts from the British Museum that looks at how animals and creatures address fascinating questions and ideas. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Apr 11


Asia Fine Art presents Welsh photographer Christian Knowles' fine art photographs inspired by a book about the nomadic life of Australia's indigenous population. Opens today. Daily, 9am-9pm, 3/F The Landmark, Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Apr 30

Performing Arts

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. A HK Arts Festival event. 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


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 asks three old schoolmates to be his groomsmen, only to belatedly discover they 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

The Hamburg Ballet

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

The Wild Boar

Play exploring how urbanites react when they are trapped like wild animals. A HK Arts Festival event. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Feb 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 8pm, also Feb 5, 12, 19, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

World of WearableArt

Performers don wearable artworks created by designers from around the world in a show of dance, music and light. A HK Arts Festival event. Feb 3-4, 8pm, also Feb 4-5, 3pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$160-HK$350 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

With Love, William Shakespeare

Theatre Noir's production of Fong Chun-kit's comic musical that reveals timeless parallels between Shakespeare's romantic world and modern trials of love. In Cantonese: Feb 3-4, 14, 8pm, also Feb 3, 3pm, Feb 12, 2.30pm, 5pm; in English: Feb 5, 2.30pm, 5pm, Feb 6, 10-11, 8pm, also Feb 11, 3pm. HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7818

From the Songstress Stage: Cantonese Operatic Songs and Spirit Music Concert

Fung Kwai-sum sings Nocturnal Tears over an Epistle and Chow Chung-nga sings The Return of the Swallow Lovers, Feb 4, 7.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100, HK$140; Tang Siu-wai sings Auspicious Signs and Cheung Yim-hung sings Heartbreaking Regret, Feb 19, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$180; and To Ho-wan sings Drifting Flowers and Yip Wai-fun sings The Spring River Flows East, Mar 1, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Music that Transcends Time and Space

Yip Wai-hong presents (in Cantonese) and Fan Tao guest conducts the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and pianist Xie Yaou performing works by Mozart and Joe Hisaishi. Feb 4, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160; and Feb 5, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Fortune Buddies Show

The TVB comedic trio performs. In Cantonese. Feb 4, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2335 9123


Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents an 80-minute play, adapted for seven actors and set in the 1950s version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a tortured Danish prince who seeks revenge against his uncle for killing his father, taking the throne and marrying his mother. Starring Oliver Williams. In English. Feb 7-11, 7.30pm, also Feb 11, 3.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (Feb 7), HK$160 (members for Feb 8-11 shows), HK$200 (other days) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


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 one. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55; 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 Ringo Lam Ling-tung's crime drama about an undercover policeman. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Feb 1, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Classical in Cinema

Music Art & Film Culture Promotion Association of HK presents a high-definition programme of classical music concerts and opera films and transmissions including the following HD film. Ongoing. Cyberport outdoor cinema, Podium, L4, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Rd, Cyberport; GH Mongkok, G/F Grand Century Plaza, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok; Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; and UA iSquare, 7/F iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST, various prices, HK Ticketing (for Cyberport outdoor cinema) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 6336 3595

Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic: Brahms' Symphony No 2 and 3

Concert film directed by Herbert von Karajan who also conducts the German orchestra playing two of Brahms' symphonies. Feb 1, 7.30pm, Grand Cinema, HK$100.

HK Egyptian Film Festival

The Global Egyptian Film Festival society presents a programme of six Egyptian films, including the following one. Feb 1-6. Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75. Inquiries:

Demons of Cairo

Drama revolving around a young pregnant de facto leader of a group of homeless Cairo youth, a boy who ran away from home rather than take more abuse from his violent father, and a former gang boss just freed from prison who is determined to claim some new turf. In Arabic with English subtitles. Feb 1, 9.30pm, Grand Cinema.