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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Reflection

Works by painters Damon Tong and Dee Dee Choy that explore the artists' journeys through simplistic abstraction, colours and objects. Today-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Sat

In Search of the Ideal Nation: Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution

Artefacts from the collections of the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the HK Museum of History about Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's urban construction, economic development and education system that he and his followers brought about. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28

Hans Hartung

Works from the 1960s and 70s by the German-French painter (1904-1989) known for his abstract gestural style. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Mar 30

Hong Kong: A Bird's-Eye View

Drawings and watercolours by Jean Pattou of Hong Kong scenes as viewed from an elevated position. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6pm, Wattis Fine Art Gallery, 2/F, 20 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2524 5302. Ends Mar 31

HK Inter-vivos Film Festival

Imaginary film festival created by Ho Sin-tung that consists of 28 imaginary films, paintings of fake/imagined film stills, movie posters and other works by the artist. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Apr 10

Blake Sculpture Exhibition

Works by Canadian figurative sculptor Blake Ward. Opening reception today, 6pm. From tomorrow: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Ian Tan Gallery, 1/F, V-Plus, 68 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0331. Ends Apr 13

Flower Show

Photographer Paul Yeung's humorous look at the outfits and activities of HK Flower Show visitors. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. From tomorrow: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Apr 14

Lu Yuanpeng

The Chinese photographer's visions of landscapes reveal unexpected moments and perspectives. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends May 7

Performing Arts

Lady la Tiger - Queen of the Bitches

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

Duran Duran 'All You Need Is Now' Tour - Live In Hong Kong

The English rock band in concert. Mar 14, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$588-HK$1,088 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

Sonic Anchor #1

American electronic music group Evidence and multimedia performance-installation artist Jonathan Lee Marcus perform Evidence's Losperus using small microphones, resonant objects, and common motorised devices to create a dense, evolving texture of amplified sound. Mar 14, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Dao Lang Live In Hong Kong

The Chinese Mando-pop singer in concert. Mar 14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2989 9239

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 15-18, 8pm, also Mar 17-18, 3pm, HK City Hall Theatre, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3712 1780

Punchline Comedy Club

Irish comedians Ardal O'Hanlon, Karl Spain and Andrew Stanley perform. In English. Mar 15-17, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

LUV

Chung Ying Theatre Company's comedy about two college friends who reunite just as one of them contemplates jumping off a bridge. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, 21-24- 28-31, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, 24-25, 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

Turandot

HK Ballet's production based on Giaocomo Puccini's dramatic opera telling the story about a Chinese princess who will only marry a prince who can solve her three riddles. Australian Natalie Weir choreographs. Mar 16-18, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Yin Mei directs (with Jay Scheib) and choreographs the HK Dance Company's contemporary Chinese dance theatre work inspired by the 4,000-year-old city of Luoyang in which the form, style and movement of Chinese dance is filtered through the abstract aesthetic of Han dynasty terracotta figures and costumes. Mar 16-17, 7.45pm, Mar 18, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

Behzod Abduraimov Piano Recital

The Uzbekh pianist plays works by composers including Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt. Mar 16, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3518 7290

Circus and Spectacles

Multimedia artist-composer Samson Young and German performance technologist Chris Ziegler (ZKM)'s musical-technological-mechanical spectacle deconstructing the notion of the virtuosic body in the performing arts through Italian composer Nicolo Paganini's Caprices; violinist William Lane also features. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 4.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 3pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$100; and Mar 23-24, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, 3pm, Mar 25, 11am, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

Hamlet b.

On & On Theatre Workshop and Mobius Strip Theatre of Taiwan's production examines how workers position themselves vis-?-vis today's globalised consumer society and is inspired by German playwright Heiner Mueller's The Hamletmachine. In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese surtitles. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 3.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

How to be a Star

Actors' Family's musical theatre production centring on an artist who dreams of becoming a star and the people the young hopeful meets. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, 8pm, also Mar 17-18, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Lucy

Er Gao Production (Guangzhou)'s dance theatre show featuring two works: Lucy Ho, inspired by the discovery of 47 bones of an ancient skeleton belonging to a hominid named Lucy by its excavators; and She is a Good Girl, a celebration of women. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Poetic Solitude

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts pianist Viktoria Postnikova and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2 (original version) and Manfred Symphony. Mar 16-17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Never Leave Yen-j Alone 2012 in Concert HK

The Taiwanese jazz-pop singer (aka Yan Jue) performs. Mar 16, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2715 3850

Cinema

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

The Front Line

Jang Hun's action drama set during the end of the Korean war about a South Korean intelligence officer sent to a hill on the disputed new border between the north and south who finds the battalion guarding the hill to be a seemingly undisciplined gang of rejects, led by an old friend he thought had been killed in a skirmish earlier in the war. In Korean with Englishsubtitles. Mar 13, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema.

European Film Festival

Office of the European Union to HK and Macau presents a programme of 15 films from 15 countries, including the following two. 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

The Day I was Not Born

Florian Cossen's drama about a woman whose true roots are revealed after she recognises a nursery rhyme in Buenos Aires despite not speaking a word of Spanish. Starring Jessica Schwarz and Michael Gwisdek. In German and Spanish with English subtitles. Mar 13, 8pm, Palace IFC.

The Dark House

Thriller centring on a woman who takes her children to her sister's isolated beach house in an effort to escape a malevolent stalker who harasses her for choosing to have an abortion. In Dutch with English subtitles. Mar 13, 9.50pm, Palace IFC.

The 17th ifva Festival

The HK Arts Centre presents a selection of independent short films and videos, including the following programme. Until 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

When Yesterday Comes

Four Taiwanese short films that turn the topic of dementia into something touching and humorous, but not without self-examination and criticism. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 13, 8.30pm, Mar 23, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

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