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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 March, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Khanh Cong Bui, Nguyen Thai Tuan, Nguyen Trinh Thi and Nov Cheanik

Group show of works by Vietnamese artists Khanh, Nguyen Thai Tuan and Nguyen Trinh Thi, and Cambodian artist Nov. Today, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends today

Hong Kong in Motion

Photographer Ian Trower's images attempt to capture the essence of our non-stop lifestyle in Hong Kong. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Mar 24

Ever Ever

Australian artist Jayne Dyer's contribution to The Third Eye Project simultaneously contains a film noir Hitchcockian presence and a sense of dislocation, absence and loss. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, LG/F, 91-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Mar 31

The Wave

Photographs from Japan taken after Mar 11, 2011, by Dominic Nahr. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends Mar 31

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

Callum Innes Solo Exhibition

Abstract compositions by the Scottish painter that are created through a complex process involving both the application and removal of paint. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Apr 21

The Burning Edge: Making Space, Activating Form

Works by faculty members of the City University of HK's School of Creative Media including Oscar Au, Robert Ellis-Geiger, Fu Hongbo and Samson Young. Mon-Sat, noon-8pm, CMC Gallery, L3 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of HK, 18 Tat Hong Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 3442 6553. Ends Apr 30

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 of 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, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 25691500. Ends Jun 20

Performing Arts

Lady la Tiger - Queen of the Bitches

Jim Chim Sui-man 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 17-18, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$430 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

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

Edmond Lo Chi-sun and Kearen Pang Sau-wai direct and star in 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 cultural workers position themselves vis-a-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 - some of whom help her out but others that do the opposite. 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-songwriter (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 Outrage

M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul's retelling of Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon revolves around the struggle to find the truth among conflicting testimonials at the trial of a forest bandit arrested for the alleged murder of a nobleman and the rape of his wife. Starring Ananda Everingham and Mario Maurer. In Thai with English subtitlesMar 14, 7.30pm, The Grand 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, HK$100 thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 6336 3595

New York Philharmonic Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky

Concert film in which Leonard Bernstein conducts the American orchestra and Israeli violinist Boris Belkin playing works by Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Mar 14, 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 three. Ends 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

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tomas Alfredson's mystery-thriller based on John Le Carre's 1974 novel, and set in the bleak days of the cold war, about espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) who is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within MI6. Also starring John Hurt and Colin Firth. In English, Russian, Hungarian and French with English subtitles. Mar 14, 7.30pm, Palace IFC, also Mar 14, 9.40pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Loose Cannons

Comedy revolving around a gay man whose brother comes out to their conservative Catholic family first. Starring Riccardo Scamarcio. In Italian with English Mar 14, 7.35pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Black Bread

Set in the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940s, Agust?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 14, 9.55pm, Palace IFC.

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