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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

All the Time in the World

Tony Lloyd's paintings that explore the relationship between natural and constructed worlds. Today, 11am-5pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends today

HKU Memories from the Archives

Exhibition using archival records and artefacts to tell the story of the development of the University of HK since its founding in 1911. Today, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5503. Ends today

Confluence

Abstract paintings by Chinese experimental ink painter Zhang Yu and Indian poet-painter-tantric yogi Sohan Qadri. Today, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends today

Inspired by Antiquity

Landscape paintings in the style of the Song and Yuan dynasty masters by Peng Ximing. Today, 10am-7pm, CityU Gallery, 6/F Amenities Building, City University of HK, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 3442 2477. Ends today

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

Artistic Inclusion of the East and West: Apprentice to Master

Exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century Chinese export paintings that looks at the role Western art traditions played in their artistic creation. 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

The Art of Dress

Works by Movana Chen, Man Fung-yi and Yin Xiuzhen that use clothing as a metaphor for the body. Mon-Thu, 10.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends May 1

Virtuosity and Innovation: The Masterful Legacy of Lam Kar-sing

Exhibition featuring libretti, records, costumes, and audio and video clips of the eminent Cantonese opera figure. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 14

Performing Arts

Art of Falling

Ivica Simic directs Ming Ri Institute For Arts Education's dance and movement children's theatre show investigating gravity and life's ups and downs. Today, Mar 25, 2.30pm, also Mar 23-24, 7.45pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

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. Today, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$430 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

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. Today, Mar 24-25, Mar 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, also Mar 21-24, Mar 28-31, 7.30pm, 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 opera telling the story of a Chinese princess who will only marry a prince who can solve three riddles. Australian Natalie Weir choreographs. Today, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Rabbit Hole

HK Repertory Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play about a couple whose lives are turned upside down after their young son's accidental death. Starring Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Today, Mar 24-25, Mar 31, Apr 7, 2.45pm, also today, Mar 20-24, Mar 27-31, Apr 3-7, 7.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

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. Today, 3pm, 8pm, HK City Hall Theatre, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3712 1780

Concert by the HK YWCA Chinese Orchestra

Chan Chiu-yin and Tse Kim-fei conduct the orchestra and The Bear Children's Choir performing works including Peng Xiuwen's The City Without Night and Lo Leung-fai's Birthday Celebrations. Today, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon; and Mar 25, 3pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

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. Today, 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

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. Today, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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. Today, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

Hamlet b.

On & On Theatre Workshop and Mobius Strip Theatre of Taiwan's production examines how cultural 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. Today, 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

C for Clarinet

Clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai plays works including Paul Reade's Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden and Alfred Wong's Starry Night. Today, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3488 1550

Diving in the Moment

Alex Cheung and Faye Leong direct the HK Repertory Theatre and Taiwan's Mobius Strip Theatre production about a man, paralysed after a diving accident, who sees seven women appear by his bedside - only there's some uncertainty as to whether those are real visitors or hallucinations. In Cantonese. Today, Mar 21-25, Mar 28-31, 8pm, also Mar 24, Mar 31, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Eatliz

The Israeli alternative/art rock group in concert; Macau band Turtle Giant also feature. Today, 8pm, Hidden Agenda, 2A, Wing Fu Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip St, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, HK$150. Inquiries: eatliz.com

Il Divo and Orchestra in Concert

The multinational operatic pop vocal quartet of Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler perform. Today, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Li Chuanyun Violin Recital

The Chinese violinist plays works by composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, Zhao Wei and Ravel; pianist Cheng Wei accompanies. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2391 5201

One Night Stand Again

Cheuk Wan-chi performs stand-up comedy. In Cantonese. Today and tomorrow, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765

Charice 'Infinity Tour' - Live in Hong Kong

The Filipino pop singer-actress in concert. Tomorrow, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$600-HK$800 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

Joanna Li Piano Recital

Pianist Li plays works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Glinka-Balakirev, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9162 4908

J?rg Demus Piano Recital

The Austrian pianist plays works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Schumann. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2737 7648

Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ceri Sherlock directs the HK Academy for Performing Arts' production of composer-librettist Benjamin Britten and librettist Peter Pears' operatic adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedy about four lovers entangled in a web of relationships. In English with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 20, Mar 22, Mar 24, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90, HK$140 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8580

Viva Musicals

Bel Canto Singers perform musical numbers including Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. Mar 21, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

Classical Music for Babies with Jason Lai

Jason Lai presents (in English) and conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances and Massenet's Thais: M?ditation. Mar 22-23, 7.30pm, also Mar 23, 11am, Mar 24, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Joe Junior 45th Anniversary Concert

Veteran pop singer Joe Junior performs; electric bass player-guitarist Anders Nelsson guests. Mar 22, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9176 3823

Colours of Marimba

Joshua Tan Kang Ming conducts Chinese-Canadian marimbist Pius Cheung and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Bright Sheng, Bartok, Darius Milhaud and Gershwin. Mar 23-24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Asia Music Connection 2012

J-pop-latin-funk singer-songwriter Naota Inti Raymi, Canto-pop singer-songwriter G.E.M. (aka Gloria Tang Zhi-kei), Taiwanese Mando-pop singer Danson Tang and other pop entertainers in concert. Mar 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$380-HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2850 5825

I Love You Because

Wind Mill Grass Theatre and Media Asia Entertainment's presentation of a musical romantic comedy about contemporary dating practices. In Cantonese. Mar 23-25, Mar 27-31, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, Apr 1, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5100 2254

Hey! Say! Jump Asia First Tour 2012 in Hong Kong

The Japanese boy band in concert. Mar 24-25, 3pm, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$580, HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@puffinent.net

Liu Yang Goes Solo

The HK Chinese Orchestra erhu player performs Liu Wenjin's Tathagata's Dream Suite. Mar 24, 7.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Dazzle of the Rising Stars

Lio Kuok-man conducts violinist Josef Spacek and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra performing works by Haydn, Ravel and Bruch. Mar 24, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; and Mar 25, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Chris Wong True Colours 25th Anniversary Concert

Canto-pop singer Chris Wong Hoi-kan performs. Mar 24-25, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2323 2811

Cinema

Asian Film Awards Screening of Nominated Films

The HK International Film Festival Society presents a programme of 14 films, including the following one. Ends today. 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 Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Tsui Hark's wuxia epic revolving around the mysterious saviour of a pregnant palace maid who helps her escape and seek refuge at a desert inn, with imperial assassins led by a powerful eunuch in hot pursuit, and a righteous swordsman following in their wake. Starring Jet Li Lianjie and Zhou Xun and Chen Kun. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 2.30pm, 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

Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Mendelssohn Project

Concert film in which Kurt Masur conducts the German violinist and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, then Mutter, cellist Lynn Harrell and pianist Andre Previn play Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No 1 in D Minor, and Mutter and Previn play Mendelssohn's Sonata in F Major. Today, 4pm, The Grand Cinema

International Buddhist Film Festival 2012 Hong Kong

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and Asia Society HK Centre present a programme of 13 Buddhist-themed films, including the following one. Until May 12. Asia Society HK Centre, the HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$65 (Asia Society members HK$55) www.asiasociety.org.hk. Inquiries: 2103 9511

The Great Pilgrim

Documentary about Tang dynasty monk Xuanzang who travelled to India and brought Buddhist texts and teachings back to China. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Today, Mar 29, 7pm, Asia Society HK Centre

The 17th ifva Festival

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

Docu Unlimited

Four documentary shorts (Herakles, The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz, Last Words and Ballad of the Little Soldier) by German director Werner Herzog. In German with English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre

Around Town

HK Flower Show 2012

'Floral delights'-themed showcase of potted plants, floral arrangements and landscape displays by local, mainland and overseas participants. Until Mar 25, 9am-9pm, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, HK$14. Inquiries: 2601 8260

Red Rock - The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock and Roll

Writer Jonathan Campbell talks about Chinese rock and roll (yaogun). In English. Tomorrow, 7pm (reception, 6.30pm), Asia Society HK Centre, HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$230 (Asia Society members HK$180), registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Play-Reading

Mike Ingham facilitates a reading of David Harrower's The Good Soul of Szechuan, an English adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan. In English. Tomorrow, 7.15pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2186 8449 (Mon-Fri mornings only) or go to esuhk@netvigator.com

Why China Promotes Confucianism

Shandong Confucian Business Institute director David Yang Zuoren discusses the reasons behind the mainland's establishment of 350 Confucius Institutes worldwide and how Confucianism is relevant to understanding the Chinese people today. In English. Mar 20, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Here on Earth: An Argument for Hope

The Australian Climate Commission's chief commissioner Tim Flannery lectures on the environmental threats the world faces in the years to come and the reasons to hope that they can be overcome. In English. Mar 21, 7.30pm (reception 6.30pm), Ming Hua College, 1 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$200 (Royal Geographical Society members HK$150). Inquiries: 2583 9700

Proverse Spring Reception

Book launches for Gillian Bickley's Perceptions, Gerard Louis Breissan's The Day They Came and Orville Leverne (Lee) Clubb's Semper Fi: The Story of a Vietnam Era Marine, and announcement of the result of The Proverse Prize 2011. In English. Mar 23, 7pm, The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, $180, registration required. Inquiries: 2259 3456