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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 March, 2012, 12:00am



A Nowhere Body

Chinese painter Wei Dong's works inspired by countries he's visited. Today, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends today


Zhang Xiao's photographs of China's coastal areas that reveal changes to those places caused by the country's development over the past 30 years. Today, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends today

Honey Mustard

Eunice Cheung Wai-man's ink paintings of animals and nature scenes. Today, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends today

Gao Xingjian

Multidisciplinary artist Gao's ink-on-canvas paintings created between 2008 to 2010. Today, 11am-3pm, iPRECIATION HK, Shop LG1-3, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central. Inquiries: 2537 8869. Ends today

Fukushima Anniversary Exhibition

Photo documentation of Fukushima by Dutch photographer Robert Knoth and works by local artists Tsang Tak-ping, Kongkee, Blackpaper, Wong Wing-fung and Annabella Li that consider the distance between us and a nuclear future. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Mar 14

Sense of Zen

Zen Buddhist-themed paintings by Tibetan and Vietnamese artists including Ang Sang and Viet Dung. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie La Vong, 13/F, One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Ends Mar 24

Beyond the Painting Screen

Group show of works by Tang Ying-chi, Carol Ho, Ho Yuen-yuen, Violet Shum and Yvette Fung. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, New Gallery on Old Bailey, B/F and G/F, 17 Old Bailey St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2234 9889. Ends Apr 5

Wu Guanzhong: Painting ? Dance ?Music

Exhibition of works by the late artist (1919-2010) that looks at the tempo, rhythm and interplay between void and solidity that characterise his paintings in the use of visual elements such as dots, lines and planes. 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

Comfort Women Wanted

South Korean-born, New York-based visual artist Lee Chang-jin's ad-like prints and multichannel video installation help bring to light the memory of 200,000 young women, known as comfort women, who were exploited as sex slaves in Asia during the second world war. The exhibition seeks to increase awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, 1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends May 31

The First Dragon of China

Exhibition showing scientific and archaeological investigations into areas such as the origins of dragon artefacts. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Jan 27, 2013

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. Mar 10, 17-18, 2.30pm, also until Mar 18, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$430 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

All in the Timing

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

Desert the Dangling Cat

Octavian Chan Cheuk-wai directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Chan Wai-hung's play about a veteran actor who, unable to remember his lines, precipitates the cancellation of a show. In Cantonese. Mar 10, 3pm, also 8pm, 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

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 10-11, 3pm, also Mar 10, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

Journey to the Wild West

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

Tearless Honour

HK Movie and TV Theatrical Society's drama about a family's long journey in life that takes them from the mainland to Hong Kong through the Sino-Japanese war and the Pacific wars of the 1930s and 40s. In Cantonese. Mar 10, 7.45pm, also Mar 10-11, 2.45pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

2PM Hands Up Asia Tour In Hong Kong 2012

South Korean Boy band 2PM in concert. Mar 10, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$380-HK$1,380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

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 10, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

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 10, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Kina Grannis in Your Arms World Tour - Live in Hong Kong

The Japanese-American pop guitarist-singer-songwriter in concert. Mar 11, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$268-HK$498 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

Scenes of Taiwan

Chen Chung-shen conducts and plays the dizi and xiao in a concert with the Windpipe Chinese Ensemble. Mar 11, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8202 5357

Xiao Huang-Chi 2012 True Voice

The Taiwanese Mando-pop singer in concert. Mar 11, 8.15pm, Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2715 3850


European Film Festival

Office of the European Union to HK and Macau presents a programme of 15 films from 15 countries, including the following four films. 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 Inquiries: 2388 0002

Black Bread

Set in the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940s, Agusti Villaronga's drama centres on a frightened boy who witnesses the dying moments of the man and boy his father is subsequently accused of killing. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. Mar 10, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Mar 14, 9.55pm, Palace IFC.

Chicken with Plums

Set in 1958 Tehran, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's dramatic adaptation of Satrapi's graphic novel about a celebrated violin player (Mathieu Amalric) who loses his will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. In French and English with English subtitles. Mar 10, 4.05pm, Broadway Cinematheque.


Thomas Vinterberg's drama revolving around two adult brothers who are haunted by their tragic childhoods. In Danish with English subtitles. Mar 10, 7.45pm, Palace IFC.

The Kid with a Bike

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's drama about a young boy abandoned by his father and now living in a state-run youth farm who is fostered by the town hairdresser on weekends. Starring Thomas Doret and Cecile De France. In French with English subtitles. Mar 10, 9.50pm, Palace IFC.

The 17th ifva Festival

The HK Arts Centre presents a selection of independent short films and videos, including the following two programmes. Mar 10-Apr 4. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$60 Urbtix (specified screenings free). Inquiries: 2824 5329

The 17th ifva Jury Recommendation Programme 1

Six short films including: H.Sercan Tunali's Peace's Toys, about a boy who believes that anything planted in soil can grow and be beautiful (in Turkish with English subtitles); and Hwang Kyu-il's The Butterfly Which Was Here Now, about a man who sees a butterfly come in to his house after he has been unwell from food poisoning (in Korean with English subtitles). Mar 10, 2pm, HK Space Museum, free, registration required at

The 17th ifva Jury Recommendation Programme 2

Five short films including:Mikhail Hestetskiy's Insignificant Details of the Accidental Episode, about the strange relationships that form between the passengers of two trains that stop opposite each other on the same track in the middle of nowhere (in Russian with English subtitles); and Leung Ming-kai's On One, centring on couples who unexpectedly have their relationship documented by a stranger (in Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles). Mar 10, 5pm, HK Space Museum, free, registration required at

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 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 Inquiries:


Sci-fi actioner about two teens who wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that commands them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on earth. In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 10, 2.30pm, UA Megabox.




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