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PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 March, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

The Diary of Colourful Journey II

Japanese artist Yuzuru Okumura's paintings that were inspired by his European travels. Today, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2 Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8666. Ends today

A Tacit Knowledge

Site-specific sound and video installation by Ah-Kok Wong documenting interviews with secondary school students who self-harm. Opening reception today, 6.30pm. Mon-Sat, noon-7pm, Experimenta, Shop B, LG/F, 89-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: experimenta.hk. Ends Mar 31

The Hartford Girl and Other Stories

Angela Su's video and photographic works relate an allegorical narrative whose central image documents the creation of a complex, inkless tattoo composed of 39 lines of text written freehand on the artist's back. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, G/F, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Mar 31

Artistic Inclusion of the East and West: Apprentice to Master

Exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century Chinese export paintings. 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

Performing Arts

Lady la Tiger - Queen of the Bitches

Jim Chim directs and stars in PIP Theatre's satirical take on subjects including the status, family role and identity of women. In Cantonese. Until Mar 18, 7.30pm, also Mar 10, 17-18, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$430 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Mothers and Sons

The Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe performs a work about two cousins born on the same day who are predicted to have diverging fortunes as adults. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 9, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan; and Mar 24, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Journey to the Wild West

The HK Dance Company's children's dance drama about Master Tripitaka, his three disciples and their adventures while journeying to the west. Mar 9-10, 7.45pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$90, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1889

All in the Timing

Bravo Theatre performs a collection of one-act plays by American playwright David Ives. In Cantonese. Mar 9-10, 15-18, 8pm, also Mar 10-11, 17-18, 3pm, HK City Hall Theatre, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3712 1780

Desert the Dangling Cat

HK Repertory Theatre's play about a veteran actor who, unable to remember his lines, precipitates the cancellation of a show. In Cantonese. Until Mar 10, 8pm, also Mar 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

Eric Erhu Hong Kong Pop Music Eras

Erhu player Eric Lee Jun plays works including Yao Lee's Rose Rose I Love You and Hu Xia's Those Bygone Years; percussionist Thomas Ng, saxophonist David Ng, keyboardist Andy Szeto, double bass player Tyson Wong, pianist Pierre Tse and a cappella singers Cool Hark accompany. Mar 9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9415 8548

Father and Mother I Love U @ Family

Jumbo Kids Theatre's multiarts production about a rebellious girl who realises she cannot do without her parents after they suddenly disappear. In Cantonese. Mar 9-10, 8pm, also Mar 10-11, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

Hamelin, The Piano Wizard

Lu Shao-chia conducts French-Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Ravel, Franck, Richard Strauss and Lutoslawski. Mar 9-10, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Love in Spring with Takako Nishizaki

Peter Breiner plays the piano and conducts Japanese violinist Nishizaki and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing love songs including I Can't Stop Loving You and I Left My Heart in San Francisco; net proceeds of these concerts go to the HK Society for Rehabilitation. Mar 9-10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2993 5602

Sounds Great: Movies and Musicals

Nick Davies conducts singers Jayne O'Mahony and John Langley, and the HK Sinfonietta performing works from musicals such as Evita, West Side Story and Mamma Mia! Mar 9-10, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Cinema

HK-San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2012

The Ocean Recovery Alliance presents a selection of short and feature length films about the ocean, including the following seven. Mar 9-22. Ben's Back Beach Bar, 273 Shek O Village, Shek O; Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central; Hemingway's By the Bay, G09, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay; UA iSquare, iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST; Oolaa, G/F, Centre Stage, Bridges St, SoHo, HK$150; Royal HK Yacht Club, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay; Wang Gungwu Theatre, 3 University Drive, Graduate House, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free-HK$150 HK Ticketing (for Fringe Club screenings) and www.oceanrecov.org/hong-kong-san-francisco-ocean-film-festival, registration required. Inquiries: 2803 0018

Untitled

Programme of seven short films: Manta - Ray of Hope, The Majestic Plastic Bag, The Comfort of Cold, Kai Lenny: 4 in 1, Tide is Turning, La Pesca Vivencial and The Southern Passage. In English. Mar 9, 9am, Oolaa, HK$150.

Remembering Feng Lin

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five films featuring the late actress (1925-2010) who played a wide variety of roles in a career spanning more than 40 years, including the following one. Until Mar 30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Between Fire and Water

Zhu Shilin's drama about 17 members of more than eight families leading intertwined lives under the same roof. In Cantonese. Mar 9, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Asian Film Awards Screening of Nominated Films

The HK International Film Festival Society presents a programme of 14 films, including the following one. Until Mar 18. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$65 www.thegrandcinema.com.hk. Also: UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing; and UA MegaBox, L11, MegaBox, Enterprise Square 5, 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay, HK$55 www.uacinemas.com.hk. Inquiries: asianfilmawards.asia

Wu Xia

Peter Chan Ho-sun's part-period detective mystery, part-martial arts drama about a detective (Takeshi Kaneshiro) investigating how a paper mill worker (Donnie Yen Ji-dan) was able to kill two hardened fugitives. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 9, 7.30pm, UA Megabox.

The Weird, the Strange, the Beautiful

The Goethe Institut presents a programme of five German films about 'being beautifully different', including the following one. Until Mar 9. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2802 0088

My Words, My Lies - My Love (aka Lila Lila)

Comedy about a waiter (Daniel Bruhl) who claims to be the author of an unpublished manuscript he found to impress a woman that later becomes a best-selling novel, only for the real author to enter and take over his life. In German with English subtitles. Mar 9, 8pm, HK Film Archive.

European Film Festival

Office of the European Union to HK and Macau presents a programme of 15 films from 15 European countries, including the following film. Until Mar 14. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$80 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

DOS - A Love Story, in Reverse

Fantasy romantic drama that follows the emotional routes taken by four people who all love and make mistakes along the way. In Greek and Spanish with English subtitles. Mar 9, also Mar 12, 9.50pm, Palace IFC.