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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Sachiko Kodama

Works by the Japanese new media artist that make use of an interactive material known as 'ferrofluid' to build dynamic three-dimensional sculptures. Today, noon-5pm, Input/Ouput, 28 Tai Ping St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends today

Affection in the Chinese Opera World

Olivia Cheng Man-nga's photographs printed on traditional rice paper of Chinese opera productions and performances. Daily, 10am-10pm, Exhibition Area, Cyberport 3. Inquiries: 3166 3111. Ends Feb 29

The Wheel of Time: 100 Years of Light and Shadow

Exhibition recounting the development of Hong Kong cinema in connection with many significant social changes that the territory underwent from 1898 to 2010. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Mar 4

Confluence

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

Toys Paradise

Exhibition of more than 1,000 locally-made toys produced over the past 60 years. Daily, 10am-7pm, HKDI Gallery, HK Design Institute, 3 King Ling Rd, Tseung Kwan O. Inquiries: 2732 3111. Ends Mar 19

Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum

Exhibition of 170 artefacts from the British Museum that looks at how depictions of animals and creatures might address questions such as how humans make sense of the world. 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

Performing Arts

The Maccabeats Live in Hong Kong

The Yeshiva University collegiate a cappella singing group performs. Today, 11am, Elsa High School, 460 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$250. Inquiries: 2249 7600

HK Epilogue (Here are the Years that Walk Between)

Soprano Yuki Ip Poh-ching and the HK New Music Ensemble perform in Aenon Loo Jie En's multimedia aria tracing a generation coming of age in the post-handover years. Today, 2pm, HK$150. All shows: Miller Theatre, Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

The Geisha of Gion

Six geishas and a nagauta master (master of songs and the shamisen) perform entertainment and ballads unique to Gion. A HK Arts Festival programme. Today, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multipurpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$390 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 fate. In Putonghua and Cantonese. Today, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8134

TeZukA

Sadler's Wells, Bunkamura and Eastman Production's dance-theatre show choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and inspired by the works of Japanese animator-manga artist Osamu Tezuka. A HK Arts Festival programme. Today, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Golden Age of Cantonese Opera

More than 20 Cantonese opera actors and actresses perform: Searching the Academy, a full-length opera based on a true story from the Qing dynasty, today, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; and excerpts of selected Cantonese opera repertoires, Feb 20-21, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. A HK Arts Festival programme. All shows: in Cantonese with Chinese surtitles and English-scene synopses. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Chris Brien with Friends

The Australian composer-percussionist and 11 other percussionists perform. Today, 3pm, Discovery College Theatre, Discovery College, 38 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, HK$100 ticketingover.com. Inquiries: 6571 0962

Show Flat

Poon Wai-sum directs a production of his play about the allure and illusions of the property market. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Today, Feb 26, 3pm, also today, Feb 21-28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Bee

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre presents Hideki Noda's play about the consequences of a powerless victim becoming a controlling aggressor. A HK Arts Festival programme. In English with Chinese surtitles. Today, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$320 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. Today, 3pm, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Woman in Her Room

Cinematic Theatre's drama about the mysterious past a call girl shares with a client who asks her to quit prostitution. In Cantonese. Today, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888

Those Were the Days

Trinity Theatre's drama looking back at what it was like to grow up in the 1970s. In Cantonese. Today, 3pm, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

The Perfect Strangers

Les Parfaits Inconnus' circus, comedy and rock 'n' roll cross-over show. Today, 4pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$130, HK$170 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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

Tang Siu-wai sings Auspicious Signs and Cheung Yim-hung sings Heartbreaking Regret, Calamity Befalling Lovers in Weiyang Palace, today, 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 Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Evanescence - Live in HK

The American rock band in concert; rockers Bush support. Feb 21, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$688, HK$888 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

HKCO4U - Lu Yi and Law Hang-leung

Sheng and xun player Lu, suona player Law and other HK Chinese Orchestra musicians perform works such as Li Bo's Memories of Snow. Today, 8pm, HKCO Rehearsal Hall, 7/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Punchline Comedy Club

British comedians Stephen Frost, Steve Sheen, Andy Smart and Ian Coppinger perform. In English. Today, 8pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Richie Jen World Tour 2012 - Hong Kong

Taiwanese Mando-pop singer-actor Richie Jen Hsien-chi in concert. Today, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2715 3850

4.48 Psychosis

Grzegorz Jarzyna directs his T.R. Warszawa company's production of English playwright Sarah Kane's drama centring on a young woman trapped by panic, anguish and humiliation, and confronted by visions of lovers and demons. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Polish with Chinese and English surtitles. Feb 22-25, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$360 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Private Lives

Stylus Productions' presentation of Noel Coward's stage comedy in which hilarity ensues after two female divorcees find themselves honeymooning on adjacent balconies of a French hotel with their new husbands. In English. Feb 22-25, 8pm, also Feb 25, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9127 0420

Fool La La

All Theatre Art Association's multimedia clown, puppet and mask theatre production with cinematic overtones - featuring the sand-painting artistry of Hoi Chiu - that is inspired by Zen concepts of how ultimately peace is found within ourselves. In English with infrequent Cantonese. Feb 23-25, 8pm, also Feb 25-26, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$170 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Searching for Da Vinci

Theatre Ronin's drama revolving around five 'urban weirdos' who are inspired by Leonardo da Vinci to find themselves and be more creative in life. In Cantonese. Feb 23-25, 8pm, also Feb 25-26, 3pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$110, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Martin Stadtfeld Piano Recital

The German pianist plays J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 23. 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Of Mountains and Seas

Lin Zhaohua directs a HK Arts Festival-commissioned music theatre reinterpretation of Gao Xingjian's tragicomedy retelling supernatural stories and myths from the 2,200-year-old Chinese literary work, The Classics of Mountains and Sea. A HK Arts Festival programme. In old Chinese with Chinese and English surtitles. Feb 24-27, 7.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

China Dance Forward

Dancer-choreographers from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong meet and perform at a modern dance showcase curated by City Contemporary Dance Company artistic director Willy Tsao Sing-yuen. Feb 24-25, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Our Memorable Moment

Class 7A Drama Group's play about four generations worth of stories that involve journeying on trains. In Cantonese. Feb 24-26, Mar 2-4, 8.15pm, HK Railway Museum, 13 Shung Tak St, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Sans Objet by Aur?lien Bory

Compagnie 111's physical theatre production revolving around one robot and two humans in this contemporary take on Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 24-26, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The 16

Harry Christopher conducts the British choir and period-instrument orchestra performing: works by Handel, Feb 24, 8pm; and Handel's Messiah, Feb 25, 7.45pm. A HK Arts Festival programme. Both concerts: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Hanjin Tan

The Singaporean pop-jazz singer-actor-composer in concert. Feb 24, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

HK Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series - Programme 1

Local dancers perform works exploring life by choreographers Ricky Hu, Cyrus Hui and Max Lee that all are set to contemporary instrumental, electronic and ensemble music. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 24-25, 8.15pm, also Feb 25, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Pavel Haas Quartet

The Czech string quartet plays works by: Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Schubert, Feb 24, 8.15pm; and Debussy and Schubert, Feb 25, 8.15pm. A HK Arts Festival programme. Both concerts: HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Desert the Dangling Cat

Octavian Chan Cheuk-wai directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Chan Wai-hung's play centring on a veteran actor who, unable to remember his lines, precipitates the cancellation of a show that addresses how people handle themselves in unusual situations. In Cantonese. Feb 25, 29-Mar 3, 7-10, 8pm, also Feb 26, Mar 3-4, 10, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

La Valse Remembered

Yip Wing-sie conducts violinist Sayaka Shoji and the HK Sinfonietta playing Ravel's La Valse (Po?me Chor?graphique), and Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor and The Swan of Tuonela; dance choreographer-artist Yuri Ng, dance artist Tina Hua and dancers from the HK Academy for Performing Arts also perform. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 25, 8pm, Feb 26, 4pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Cinema

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. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 6336 3595

Artur Rubinstein plays Grieg and Chopin

Film of a 1975 concert in which Andr? Previn conducts the then 88-year-old pianist and the London Symphony Orchestra playing works by composers Edvard Grieg and Fr?d?ric Chopin. Today, 4pm, The Grand Cinema

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high definition captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Until Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and the respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Siegfried

HD capture in which Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role in The Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of part three of Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. Also starring Deborah Voigt and Bryn Terfel. In German with English subtitles. Today, 5.50pm, Mar 4, 5.50pm, AMC Pacific Place, HK$220

Teddy Robin Panorama

Schoolmates Culture Club presents a programme of six Teddy Robin (aka Kwan Wai-pang) films to celebrate his 30th anniversary as a film director, including the following one. Until Feb 26. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75 thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2196 8170

Merry-Go-Round

Mak Yan-yan and Clement Cheng Sze-kit's drama reflecting on traditions, love and mortality through the meeting of a terminally ill woman, a herbalist and a janitor at the Tung Wah Coffin Home. Starring Ella Koon Yun-na, Nora Miao Ho-sau and Teddy Robin. In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema

Around Town

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

International showcase of architectural, design and art works; associated activities including art performances and workshops. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Thu, HK Heritage Discovery Centre and Kowloon Park, TST, free. Inquiries: 2805 7335. Ends Apr 23

China Then and Now

Former US ambassador Nicholas Platt talks about life in China in the early 1970s, presents excerpts from his 'home movie' footage of then US president Richard Nixon's historic 1972 trip to China, and reads from his memoir China Boys: How US Relations with the PRC Began and Grew. In English. Feb 21, 12.30pm (reception, 12.15pm), Asia Society, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$550 (Asia Society members HK$450), registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

'A Noble Landmark': Sir Hormusjee Mody and the Construction of HKU's Main Building

University of HK history professor Peter Cunich lectures on the central role that Parsee real estate tycoon Hormusjee Mody's building project played in establishing Hong Kong's first university as a distinctive cultural icon. In English. Feb 21, 6pm, T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2241 5503

PechaKucha Night

Creative networking event featuring presentations on a variety of topics including street art and sculpture, and radio-controlled motorcycle racing. In English. Feb 21, 8pm, XXX Gallery, B/F Fui Nam Building, 212 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, free entry. Inquiries: contact@chowpourian.com

Saving Asia's Elephants

Elephant Conservation Network executive director Belinda Stewart-Cox discusses the extraordinarily intelligent Asian elephant and her work saving their environment while reducing human-elephant conflict, principally in western Thailand. In English. Feb 22, 7.30pm (reception 6.30pm), LRC, 10 Old Peak Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$150 (Royal Geographical Society or LRC members HK$100). Inquiries: 2583 9700

Why are the Chinese So Interested in the Jews?

Nanjing University's Centre for Jewish Studies director Xu Xin discusses Chinese interest in Jewish people, society and culture. In English. Feb 23, 8pm, Jewish Community Centre, One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Rd, Mid Levels, HK$50 donation to the JCC Library. Inquiries: jcclib@jcc.org.hk

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