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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Annie Leibovitz

Portraits by the American photographer that explore the theme of power in public and private spheres. Today, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends today

Earthly Evocations: Indonesian Art Now

Works by Indonesian artists including Arie Smit and Jumaldi Alfi that stem from a consciousness deeply rooted in the connection between the individual and the Indonesian 'earth'. Today, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends today

Market Forces

Works by 13 artists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan that challenge existing theories of value in art. Today, 10.30am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F, Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends today

Transporting Qi

Cecilia Ho's photographs, and video and multimedia works document the 2,000km journey to rural Yunnan of balloons filled with the qi (energy) of Macau residents, and the responses of various people the artist meets along the way. A Le French May programme. Today, 1pm-7pm, Wan Chai Visual Archive, 1/F, 5-9 Hing Wan St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends today

Vast and Sentient World

Paintings by Wu Jiafu inspired by the East and the West. Today, 1pm-6pm, Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, 3/F North, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends Fri

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Exhibition detailing the daring escape on Christmas Day 1941 from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral and a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jun 30

Love and Memory

Qu Muzi's oil paintings depicting scenes of mystery and wonder, usually featuring a single figure in a dreamlike setting. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, One Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends Jun 30

New Light III: Photos of Cheung

Works by photographer Cheung Wai-lok that combine new photography media and traditional film developing techniques. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, Lumenvisum, L2-10, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 3177 9159. Ends Jul 1

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art

Exhibition showing examples of cultural adaptations and collective responses to Buddhism in ancient and modern times, and responses to Buddhism in contemporary art. Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm (last Thursday of the month, 11am-8pm), Sat-Sun (and public holidays), 10am-5pm, Asia Society Gallery, Asia Society HK Centre, HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$30 (members HK$15). Inquiries: 2103 9511. Extended to Jul 22

Media Art Showcase

Japanese video artist Naoko Tosa's works exploring the unconscious mind and digital landscapes by Chinese multimedia artist Tian Xiaolei. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm, I/O (Input/Output), 23 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends Aug 5

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: The Scorpion Queen, Jun 17, 11am; The Giant's Garden, Jun 17, 2pm; and Follow the Animal Tale, Jun 17, 5pm; In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Annie

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire. In English with Chinese surtitles. Jun 17, 23-24, 2pm, also Jun 17, 24, 7pm, Jun 19-23, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Good Music for Babies

Jason Lai conducts clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai and the other members of the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Rachmaninov's Vocalise and Ng Cheuk-yin's Little Star Fantasia. Jun 17, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Mas Y Mas HK Flamenco

Flamenco dancers Clara Ramona and Isaac Delos Reyes perform. Jun 17, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6255 1493

Messiah

We Draman Group performs Steven Berkoff's play in which Jesus is a revolutionary and politician capable of manipulating history and popular opinion to achieve his aims who stages his own resurrection as a stunt show with the support of his 12 disciples. Jun 17, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Dialogue 2012

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Forum presents: Singapore's Little Red Shop performs Ai, Si, about the search for ideal love (in English, Putonghua and Malay), and Hong Kong's Actors' Square's Pandora, a play about Pandora who opens a box and lets all manner of evil escape, leaving only Hope inside (in Cantonese). Jun 17, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9845 4699

Stand Alone Zone

Systeme Castafiore makes use of dance, images and sound effects to conjure a hidden chamber said to be holding the secret of the world. A Le French May programme. Jun 17, 6pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province

Wang Shiyu, Wang Fang, Zhang Shizheng, Tao Hongzhen and others perform Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations (from The Pavilion of Chanting in the Wind), The Shock of an Ugly Face (from The Mistake Caused by a Kite), Forcing Her Hand for a Divorce (from Lanke Mountain), Accompanying Jingniang for Thousands of Miles, and Kneeling by the Pond (from The Lioness Roars). In artificial stage language with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 17, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Talking With

Aurora Theatre's stage production of Jane Martin's collection of comedy-drama monologues performed by women who share their life experiences; 20 per cent of all proceeds to Sunrise children's villages. In English. Jun 17, 8pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$220, includes one drink, booking recommended. Inquiries: 9141 4544

Donald Cheung Live in Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singer Donald Cheung Wai-man performs. Jun 17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Yoga Lin Fugue Concert Tour - Hong Kong

The Taiwanese Mando-pop vocalist in concert. Jun 17, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Dance Gala Night - Enchanted Tales

Kids' Gallery dance students pirouette, polka and more at a fantasy-themed dance gala extravaganza. In English. Jun 18-19, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2501 4842

Filumena

Adam Harris directs the Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK and Macau, and Stylus Production's presentation of Eduardo de Filippo's play revolving around a former prostitute and the wealthy shop-keeper who wants to annul their marriage after realising she convinced him to marry her by pretending to be near death. In English. Jun 20-23, 8pm, also Jun 23-24, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Mr Rubber Hard

PIP Theatre's Jim Chim Sui-man in a one-man comedy show playing 50 roles, including Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Andy Lau Tak-wah. Jun 21-24, 7.30pm, also Jun 23-23, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190-HK$430 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Good Music This Lunch

Violinist James Cuddeford, cellist Chang Pei-chieh and other HK Sinfonietta musicians play works by Corelli, Rossini and Dvor?k. Jun 22, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a little boy who runs way from home after quarrelling with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jun 22-23, 7.45pm, Jun 24, 4.30pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$140; Jun 29-30, 7.45pm, Jul 1, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Jul 7, 7.45pm, Jul 8. 4.30pm, North District Town hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River

Chen Xieyang conducts gaohu player Hsin Hsiao-ling, pianist Chloe Pak and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers, and Tan Dun's The Northwest Suite. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Mozart's Serenade - Gran Partita

Concerto da Camera performs Mozart's Serenade No 10, Gran Partita. Jun 22, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 30, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

International Military Tattoo in Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR

The Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, Guard of Honour of the Chinese People's Liberation Army HK Garrison, Royal Australian Navy Band, Russian Frontier Guard Band, Bursa Mehter Band of Turkey, Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, US 7th Fleet Band, HK Police Band, HK Association of Choral Societies, Girl Students Marching Band of Jiangxi Normal University and O'Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers Australia perform. Jun 22-24, 8pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Also outdoor performances: Jun 23, 4-5pm, Plaza, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 24, 4pm, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Mooring

Unlock Dancing Plaza performs a dance work choreographed by Dam Van Huynh whose inspiration and story come from within the artists themselves. Jun 22-23, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Sing Handel Mozart Sing

Nicholas McGegan conducts English bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Rameau, Handel and Mozart. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Western Xia Hotel

Ryan Yan Pat-to directs On & On Theatre Workshop's production of his adaptation of Taiwanese writer Lo Yi-chin's Hotel Xixia telling the story of a young man staying in a desolate hotel who claims to be the last descendant of the Western Xia in the world. In Cantonese. Jun 22-24, 8pm, also Jun 23, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

Oompa Loompa!

Kids' Gallery performs a musical following Algernon, one of Willy Wonka's special Oompa Loompa helpers, as he rises from the chocolate factory floor to international fame and fortune. In English. Jun 23-24, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2501 4842

Tang Mei-yun Taiwanese Opera Company (Gezi Opera)

Tang Mei-yun, Hsu Hsiu-nien, Xiao Mi star in the Taiwanese gezi opera troupe's productions of: The Princess and the Hunter, Jun 23; and Love on Pregnancy, Jun 24. Both shows: In Taiwanese with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

K-Pop Festival - Music Bank Hong Kong 2012

K-pop groups TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Beast, CnBlue, F(x), MBlaq, Infinite and IU in concert. Jun 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$780-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

Cinema

The Ides of March

George Clooney stars in and directs a political drama revolving around an idealistic spin doctor (Ryan Gosling) working on a presidential campaign. In English with Chinese subtitles. Jun 17, noon, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of high-definition film captures of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following two. Until Jul 8. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix (for HK Arts Centre) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 2579 5566

Manon

Film capture of the Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of Jules Massenet's five-act opera about a country girl turned courtesan who seeks wealth and love. Soprano Anna Netrebko stars. In French with English subtitles. Jun 17, 1.30pm, UA Cityplaza, Jun 24, 7.40pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Gotterdammerung

Film capture of the Metropolitan Opera of New York's production of the concluding section of Richard Wagner's opera cycle in which a plan is enacted to get the ring from Siegfried. In German with English subtitles. Jun 17, 5.50pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Puff) 2012

Experimenta presents a programme of more than 25 international independent feature and short films, including the following two. Until Jun 23. Experimenta, Lower G/F, Shop B, 89-95 Hollywood Rd, Central; and Hidden Agenda, 2A Wing Fu Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip St, Kwun Tong, free for Puff members. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$60 HK Ticketing. XXX Gallery, B/F Fui Nam Building, 212 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, HK$30. Inquiries: hkpuff.com

Fambul Tok

Sara Terry's documentary about Sierra Leonean John Caulker and the organisation he established to address the deep wounds created by a decade of civil war. In English. Jun 17, 3pm, Experimenta.

Teneriffa Exit

Romantic drama centring on a man and woman who meet and fall in love in Berlin. In German with English subtitles. Jun 17, 5.30pm, Experimenta.

Japanese and Korean Film Festival

Sundream Motion Pictures presents a programme of nine Japanese and Korean films, including the following one. Until Jul 2. GH Mong Kok, G/F Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok, HK$70 goldenharvest.com. Inquiries: 2628 9864

Always

Romantic drama centring on an unlikely pairing of an ex-boxer with a dark, mysterious past and a blind telemarketer. Starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo. In Korean with Chinese subtitles. Jun 17, 4pm, GH Mong Kok.

Around Town

Dragon Boat Races

Tuen Ng festivities featuring events such as: the Eastern District Dragon Boat Race (with Cantonese commentary), Jun 17, 8am-5pm, Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin, Chai Wan, free to watch. Inquiries: 2556 8873; the Sai Kung Dragon Boat Race (with Cantonese and some English commentary), Jun 23, 8am-1.30pm (associated carnival 2pm-5pm), Sai Kung Town Waterfront, Sai Kung, free entry. Inquiries: 2792 1762; the Sha Tin Dragon Boat Race (with Cantonese commentary), Jun 23, 8am-12.30pm, Shing Mun River (starting close to Banyan Bridge), Sha Tin, free to watch. Inquiries: 2691 5657; the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships (with Cantonese and English commentary), Jun 23, 8am-6pm, Stanley Main Beach, Stanley, free to watch. Inquiries: 2813 0564; and the Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race (with Cantonese and English commentary), Jun 23, 9.30am, Aberdeen Promenade and Aberdeen Praya Rd, Aberdeen, free to watch. Inquiries: 8107 3488; and Dragon Boat Races (with Cantonese commentary), Jun 23, 10am-4.30pm, Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter, Cheung Chau, free to watch. Inquiries: 2981 0350

JCCAC Handicraft Fair

Bazaar with more than 100 stalls selling crafted jewellery, leather goods, handmade soap and other items. Jun 17, 1pm-7pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, free entry. Inquiries: 2353 1311

Aedas Secret Spaces

Public art project geared towards getting participants to seek out hidden art spaces and find new ways of interpreting public places through art. Guided tours with workshops. In Cantonese and English: Jun 17, 2.30pm, Jun 23, 1.30pm, Shek Kip Mei; and Jun 30, 2.30pm, Kwun Tong. In English: Jun 23, 2.30pm, Shek Kip Mei; and Jun 24, 2.30pm, Kwun Tong. Free, booking required, location specifics provided in confirmation note. Inquiries: 2877 2656

Thaksin's Homecoming: Yes? No? So What?

Kyoto University Southeast Asian Studies professor Pavin Chachavalpongpun talks about the possibility of former prime minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, returning to Thailand and its impact on Thai politics. In English. Jun 19, 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

Museum Theory and Practice: The Way Forward for China

The Palace Museum director Shan Jixiang discusses his proposals for the future direction of China's museums. In Putonghua with simultaneous English interpretation. Jun 19, 6.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, free, registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Boxer Rebellion, Manchurian Plague, Japanese Invasion and House Arrest: 45 years of an Irish Missionary Life in Liaoning 1897 to 1942

Journalist Mark O'Neill talks about his grandfather, Frederick O'Neill, why he went to China, what he did there and why the grandson decided to write his grandfather's biography. In English. Jun 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

Myanmar: Winds of Change?

Control Risks director (analysis) John Bray, University of Washington international studies associate professor Mary Callahan and Tampadipa Institute director Khin Zaw Win discuss what lies in store for Myanmar, with a particular focus on political reforms and economic development; University of HK politics professor Ian Holliday moderates. In English. Jun 20, 12.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$590 (Asia Society members HK$490), registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

The Emperor's New Garden

Project director Happy Harun talks about the process that saw the complete reconstruction in 2005 of Emperor Qianlong's private garden at the Palace of Established Happiness in the northwest corner of the Forbidden City. In English. Jun 21, 6.30pm (reception, 6pm), The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, HK$100 (Royal Asiatic Society members HK$50). Inquiries: royalasiaticsociety.org.hk

From the House to the City

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners architects Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour talk about their architectural practice and works. In English. Jun 22, 6.30pm, The British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, free, registration required. Inquiries: 2913 5100

Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade

Festive parade of sampans carrying statues of local deities, pulled by dragon boats through waterways lined by stilt-houses. Jun 23, 8am-2pm, Tai O, Lantau, free to watch. Inquiries: 2985 7229