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ANYTHING MARIA
Electronica meets techno with a touch of rock attitude. May 24, 10.30pm, Backstage Live, 1/F Somptueux Central, Wellington Street, Central. HK$180 (advance); HK$200 (on the door) ticketflap.com. Inquiries: 81914499

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOZART VS SALIERI
Emperor Joseph II of Austria wanted to decide what type of opera Viennese audiences should listen to, the florid Italian style or the simpler German style. He arranged a contest, commissioning the best composers for each style: Salieri for the Italians and Mozart for the opposition. Who won? And who should have won? Decide for yourself at this recreation of the original programme. June 14 and 15, 8pm, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

 

 

 

 

 

LES MISÉRABLES
Chung Ying Theatre Company’s adaptation of the classic tale about a policeman’s long search for an escaped prisoner looking to start a new life. In Cantonese. May 25-26, 29, June 1, 7.30pm; May 26, June 1-2, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 39619803

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF I ONLY HAD ...
... one pair of shoes, they would be comfy red ballet flats with a ribbon bow made by the talented craftsmen at Shoe Artistry. A social enterprise based on Ming Kee Shoes – a bespoke shoe shop formerly in Jordan that closed due to high rents – Shoe Artistry’s handmade beauties feature the sort of quality craftsmanship mass-produced footwear just can’t match. It also offers apprenticeship programmes and workshops for those looking to learn basic shoemaking skills – but get in quick as these are fully booked until July. Wait, did I say one pair? Shoe Artistry also makes sandals, heels, boots and Oxfords. Vanessa Yung, Reporter, Culture

 

 

 

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