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PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 March, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions


Hidden Retort


Jia Jing's paintings reveal hidden violence in the subconsciousness of human beings via depictions of war scenes and iconic anti-war celebrities. Today-Fri, 9.30am-6.30pm, Art Experience Gallery, Room 2009, 20/F, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends Fri


Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum


Exhibition of artefacts that considers how depictions of animals might address questions such as how humans make sense of the world. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Apr 11


Spring


Sakura Ota's paper art heralds the return of spring. Opens today. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club Gallery, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Apr 21


Burmese Spring Breeze


Oil, watercolour and acrylic paintings by 11 Yangon-based Myanmese artists including Aung Thin Oo and Aye Nyein Myint. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On St, 99 Queen's Rd East, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Apr 25


Performing Arts


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. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 27-31, Apr 3-7, 7.45pm, also Mar 31, Apr 7, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900


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 27-31, 8pm, also Apr 1, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5100 2254


Forget Herostratus


Not So Loud Theatre Company's production of Grigory Gorin's satirical comedy about the attempts to erase Herostratus of Ephesus from history after he burned down the famed Temple of Artemis in 356BC. In English. Mar 28-31, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$190 (members HK$150) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


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 28-31, 7.30pm, also Mar 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800


Pride and Prejudice


Panther Productions' theatrical adaption of Jane Austen's novel about a mother who desperately tries to marry her daughters off. In English. Mar 28-31, 7.30pm, also Mar 31, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9193 6640


Diving in the Moment


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. Mar 28-31, 8pm, also 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


Jeff I Saw 2012 World Tour Concert


Mando-pop singer Jeff Chang Hsin-che performs. Mar 29-30, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2381 2338


Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians


ABA Productions presents The Birmingham Stage Company's comedy about aspects of ancient Egypt such as the Pharoahs, pyramids and mummies. In English. Mar 30-31, 5pm, also Mar 31-Apr 1, 11am, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150


The Blue Planet


Change Performing Arts' multimedia production about a coming flood; with music by Goran Bregovic. In English, Spanish and Italian, with infrequent French and Dutch, and Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 30-31, 8pm, also Apr 1, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Lorin Maazel and The Philharmonia Orchestra


Maestro Maazel conducts cellist Trey Lee and the British orchestra performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No 1 in C Major and Mahler's Symphony No 1 in D Major, Titan. Mar 31, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$1,680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6974 4044


Creative Flame, Northern Lights


Thomas Dausgaard conducts Danish soprano Inger Dam-Jensen and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Sibelius, Grieg and Nielsen. Mar 30-31, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030


Hummel's Trumpet Concerto


Jason Lai conducts Norwegian trumpeter Tine-Thing Helseth and the HK Sinfonietta performing works by Debussy, Hummel and Ravel. Mar 30, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Women in Red


Mo Studio presents a drama about the different challenges women face at different ages. Mar 30-31, Apr 1, 3-8, 8pm, also Mar 31-Apr 1, 6-8, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755


Dame Edna Everage narrates Peter and The Wolf


Dame Edna Everage narrates (in English) and sings, and Simon Over conducts the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing Prokofiev's Peter and The Wolf and David Haslam's Juanita The Spanish Lobster. Mar 31, 2.30pm, also 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156


2012 International a cappella Extravaganza


Tuft University all-male a cappella group Beelzebubs, American a cappella group Delilah, local a cappella group the HKFYG Hong Kong Melody Makers and singer Kay Tse On-kei perform. Mar 31, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2395 5753


Luo Jing and HKCO II


Yan Huichang conducts zheng player Luo and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works such as Su Qiazheng's Mandarin Orange Ripe and Liu Wenjin's Colours Dancing on an Ink Painting. Mar 31, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600


Unconscious II - In Search of the Forgotten Senses


Y-Space's dance production about remembering how fulfilment can be achieved by living in the moment and being in-tune with earth. Mar 31, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511


Cinema


36th HK International Film Festival


HK International Film Festival Society presents 283 films from 50 territories, including the following 10. Until Apr 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing; UA iSquare, 7/F iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST; and UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$40-HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: hkiff.org.hk


The Mirror Never Lies


Kamila Andini's drama centring on a young girl's spiritual journey to accept her father's death. In Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles. Mar 26, 1.30pm, HK Space Museum, Mar 29, 5.15pm, UA iSquare.


Fear of Falling


Drama centring on a father-to-be who reaches out to his estranged schizophrenic dad in search of love and understanding. In Polish with English subtitles. Mar 26, 5.15pm, Mar 30, 7.15pm, UA iSquare.


Big Blue Lake


Jessey Tsang Tsui-shan's drama centring on a young woman who returns to her home village of Ho Chung to start anew after years away. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Mar 26, 7.15pm, UA iSquare.


Black's Game


Crime thriller about a small-town boy who gets involved with drug pushers who seek to take control of Iceland's underworld. In Icleandic with English subtitles. Mar 26, 7.15pm, The Grand Cinema.


Come As You Are


Coming-of-age comedy revolving around three physically disabled brothers who embark on a road trip in Spain's wine country to lose their virginity in a specialty bordello. Geoffrey Enthoven directs. In Dutch, French and English with English subtitles. Mar 26, 7.15pm, HK Arts Centre, Apr 7, 5pm, HK Science Museum.


Go! Boys' School Drama Club


Tsutomu Hanabusa's drama about a new boy at a school who decides to join its drama club and help it to produce an inspiring performance at the regional theatre competition. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 26, 7.15pm, Apr 9, 9.30pm, HK Science Museum.


Beautiful 2012


Anthology of four short films exploring the question of what is beauty by Gu Changwei, Tsai Ming-Liang, Kim Tae-yong and Ann Hui On-wah. In Putonghua, Mandarin, Korean and Cantonese with English subtitles. Mar 26, 9pm, UA Cityplaza.


Bestiaire


Denis Cote's documentary deconstructs the human tendency to anthromorphise things around us. No dialogue. Mar 26, 9.30pm, Mar 30, 5.30pm, UA iSquare.


Scabbard Samurai


Period comedy about about a disgraced samurai who is given 30 days for a chance of a pardon ... if he can make the lord's grief-stricken son crack a smile. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 26, 9.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Mar 31, 6pm, HK City Hall.


It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi


Philippe Grandrieux's documentary homage to a radical Japanese filmmaker with a turbulent past who is now a recluse. In French and Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 26, 10.40pm, UA Cityplaza.

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