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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 February, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Welcoming the New Year

Paintings by Chinyee and Chang Chieh, two artists who left China early in their careers and settled overseas. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts, Rm 2305, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Feb 11

Return of the Dead

Solomon Yu's multimedia installation project involves turning a photographic image of his parents taken 40 years ago into a negative form in painting. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, G/F 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Feb 25

Remains of the Day

Richard Mosse's photographs of wartime and abandoned wreckage from his recent Fall series. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, Moot Gallery, Scad HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends Mar 2

Confluence

Abstract works by Chinese experimental ink painter Zhang Yu and Indian poet-painter-tantric yogi Sohan Qadri. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am- 7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Mar 18

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 played in their artistic creation. 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

To the Last Man: Canadian Troops in the Battle of Hong Kong

Exhibition of more than 50 pictures showing the gallantry displayed during the second world war by the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada in their defence of Hong Kong, as well as their days in the prisoner-of-war camps. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jun 20

Performing Arts

Hamlet

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

HKU Music Department's 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Pianist Mary Wu Mei-loc, violinist James Cuddeford, percussionist Almond Yeung Kwun-man, taiko drummers Ryo Shimamoto and Carrie Carter, the HKU Balinese Gamelan and HKU Percussion Ensemble play works by composers including Ryo Shimamoto, Claude Debussy and Daniel Lo Ting-cheung. Feb 8, 7.30pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Main Campus, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

Lyon Opera Ballet

The French ballet troupe performs Concerto Barocco (choreographed by George Balanchine; music by J.S. Bach), Sarabande (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied; music by J.S. Bach), Grosse Fugue (choreographed by Maguy Marin; music by Beethoven) and This Part in Darkness (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied; music by David Lang). A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 9-11, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Wild Boar

Olivia Yan Wing-pui directs Candace Chong Mui-ngam's play exploring how urbanites react when they are trapped like wild animals. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Feb 7-12, 14-19, 8pm, also Feb 12, 19, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

June Lovers

Fifteen musicians and singers perform Angel Lam On-ki's new narrative music theatre work that tells a lyrical love story through semi-staged scenes, songs and narration. Indy Lee Chun-leung directs and Perry So Pak-hin conducts. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese and Putonghua with English-scene synopsis. Feb 9-11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Nigel Kennedy Plays Bach/Fats Waller

The British-born violinist plays works by German Baroque composer J.S. Bach and American jazz musician-composer Fats Waller. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Concert YY

Canto-pop concert series with different guests such as Canto-pop singers Denise Ho Wan-see, Joey Yung Cho-yee, Sammi Cheng Sau-man and Anthony Wong Yiu-ming on different nights, singing songs with lyrics by Wyman Wong Wai-man. Feb 9-14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Open Dance: A Night of World Ethnic Dance

Daniel Yeung curates an outdoor ethnic dance showcase featuring performances of Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, a dance from Xinjiang and belly dancing. Feb 10, 7pm-8.30pm, main entrance, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2582 0273

A Tribute to Laosheng Master Ma Lianliang

The late grand master Ma (1901-1966)'s successors and stars from the Mei Lanfang Peking Opera Troupe perform: Orphan of the Zhao Family, Feb 10; excerpts of selected repertoires including Precious Carmine Clothes, Lotus Lantern, and Spring and Autumn Record, Feb 11; and 10 Veterans to Restore the Han, Feb 12. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Beijing dialect with Chinese surtitles and English scene synopses. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Mika Singh Live in Concert

The Indian pop singer-rapper performs. Feb 10, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 10 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$1,000. Inquiries: 2366 7725

Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 2: Rendering

Ingrid Chan Tsz-yan, J. Den, Fung Yat-hei, Kwan Ming, Leung Chi-shing, Wyman Wat and Higgins Yuen Hei-kan perform composer Lesley Chan Ka-hei's multimedia operetta based on the work of Chinese poet Xu Zhi-mo; Leung Yan-chiu, Li Wai-mei, Wyman Wat and Wong Tak-chiu perform composer Li Kar-yee's work involving a sensory journey that highlight questions about reality versus illusion, and composer Julian Chan and choreographer Arthur Mak Pui-hang present a multimedia exploration of superstitions and conflicts. Feb 10-11, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8950

With Love, William Shakespeare

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

Journey to Home

Santayana Li's play about a young woman who goes to Taiwan to look for her estranged mother but comes to realise that what she truly seeks is a home. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese and Putonghua with English surtitles. Feb 10-13, 8.15pm, also Feb 11-12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Awakening

Media Asia Entertainment presents Edward Lam Yick-wah, Wong Wing-sze, Yuri Ng Yue-lit and Harris Ho's drama whose story begins from the last chapter of The Dream of The Red Chamber, with Jia Baoyu revisiting his own fate. In Putonghua and Cantonese. Feb 11-12, 18-19, 2.30pm, also Feb 15-19, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Paik Kun-woo Plays Ravel

The South Korean pianist plays the complete piano works of French composer Maurice Ravel. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 11, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Harry Brings You into the Wind World

Magician Harry Wong hosts (in Cantonese) and Victor Tam conducts the HK Chamber Wind Philharmonia, HK Youth Wind Philharmonia, HK Junior Wind Philharmonia and members of HK Wind Philharmonia playing works by composers including Ennio Morricone and P.D.Q. Bach. Feb 11, 8pm, Academic Community Hall, HK Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, HK$100-HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2468 4597

The Vaccines

The English indie rock band in concert. Feb 11, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$390 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: www.untitled.asia

China Folk Rock

Chinese folk rockers including blind singer Zhou Yunpeng and members of the band Wild Children (Zhang Quan and Zhang Weiwei) perform. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 11-12, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$280 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

An Enchanted Evening with Kit Chan and Chiu Tsang-hei featuring the HK Citypops

Singaporean Mando-pop singer Chan and Canto-pop musician-composer Chiu in concert. Feb 11-12, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2838 8569

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 (approximately 250 to 65 million years ago). 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 Tour de France, a 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 200 million kilometres away from earth by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003. 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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