Kay Ross

Performing Arts

Saturday Family Delights: Accordion music, folk singing, Chinese folk dancing, vocal mimicry and Chinese acrobatics. Today, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Cultural Centre Foyer. Free. Tel: 2734 2009.

APA Concert: Academy junior concert. Today, 2pm. APA Concert Hall, Wan Chai. Free. Tel: 2584 8517.

4'33': Well-Digger Theatre presents three short original plays (in Cantonese). Today, 3pm and 8pm. Star Alliance Theatre, Fringe Club. $80 Fringe or Ticketek.

Hooked Up With The Grand Northwest: The HK Chinese Orchestra performs works by Jia Guoping, Tan Dun and others. Conductor: Yan Huichang. Today, 8pm. Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $90-$150 Urbtix.

Violin Recital: Jue Yao plays works by Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Bartok and others. Today, 8pm. City Hall Concert Hall. $50-$120 Urbtix.

Ann's World Of Music: The HK Sinfonietta plays classical works for a family audience. Narration by Ann Wong (in Cantonese). Conductor: Veiga Jardim. Today, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre; tomorrow, 8pm, North District Town Hall. $50-$80 Urbtix.

Quinte & Sens: Hot jazz from Paris. Today, 8.30pm-9.30pm, Lan Kwai Fong (outdoors), free. Today, 10.30pm and Oct 8-9, 9.30pm, Jazz Club, Central. Jazz Club performances $200, $180 adv. Tel: 2845 8477 or Ticketek.

Tripitaka - Beyond The Legend: Golden Lotus Theatre of Taiwan presents a multimedia historical drama about the courageous monk Tripitaka (in Putonghua; with Chinese and English surtitles). Today, tomorrow and Oct 9-12, 7.30pm. APA Lyric Theatre. $180-$480 Ticketek.

Culture At The Airport: Family entertainment. Tomorrow, 2pm - Chinese folk songs and dancing; 3.45pm - a Chinese traditional stage arts show. Chek Lap Kok Airport, Lantau. Free.

Savour The Asian Heritage: A dance show presented by the HK Southeast Asian Dance Troupe. Tomorrow, 2.30pm. Cultural Centre Grand Theatre. $90-$130 Urbtix.

Shanghai National Music Orchestra: Chinese music. Conductor: Cao Ding. Tomorrow, 8pm. Yuen Long Theatre. $90-$220 Urbtix.

Encore Series: Cellist Janos Starker performs works by Strauss, Beethoven and Brahms. Tomorrow, 8pm. Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $100-$400 Urbtix.

Visual Arts

The Gambling Show: Works on the theme of gambling by artists from Hong Kong and around the Asia-Pacific region. 11am-7pm (closed 2pm-3pm). John Batten Gallery, 64 Peel Street, Central. Tel: 2854 1018. Ends today.

Hyphenation: Photographs by Warren Leung, Chinese ink brush paintings by Wilson Shieh and ceramics by Fiona Wong. 11am-7pm. Grotto Fine Arts, 2/F 31C-D Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2121 2270. Ends tomorrow.

Costumes From Yonfan's Peony Pavilion: Lavish film costumes. Exhibition ends tomorrow. AM.PM Gallery, 35 Graham St, Central. Tel: 2851 7667. Auction Oct 11, 4pm. Shanghai Shanghai, Basement, The Ritz-Carlton, 3 Connaught Road, Central. Tel Sotheby's: 2822 8154.

Breath Of Life: Oil paintings by Fujian artist Zhang Fan. 10.30am-7pm Mon-Sat. Art Scene China, 7/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Tel: 2501 0211. Ends Oct 11.

Cloud Rice On Size: Installations and paintings by eight young local designers. Noon-10pm Mon-Sat. Fringe Gallery, Fringe Club. Tel: 2521 7251. Ends Oct 13.

Expectation To Expectation: Art group 1aspace presents works by 13 young artists, who express their opinions about art, the education system and creativity. 2pm-8pm Tue-Sun. Cattle Depot Art Village, Unit 14, Block C, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan. Tel: 2529 0087. Ends Oct 14.

Paint It Black: Ink paintings by Yang Gang. 10am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; 1pm-5pm Sun. Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2810 5895. Ends Oct 15.

Spectral - Different Points Of View: Photographs taken in Asia and around the world by David Ensor and Ulana Switucha. Noon-10pm Mon-Sat. E&J Gallo Gallery, Fringe Club. Tel: 2521 7251. Ends Oct 17.

I Found The World So New: Sensuous still-lifes and landscapes by young Australian artist Jason Benjamin. 10am-6pm Mon-Fri (and until 9pm Tue); noon-5pm Sat. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Tel: 2812 9434. Ends Oct 17.

John Way - Master Of Abstraction: Colourful abstract works by Chinese-born, California-based artist John Way. 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. Alisan Fine Arts, 315 Prince's Building, Central. Tel: 2526 1091. Ends Oct 18.

Wayan Karja: Serene, abstract acrylics on canvas by this Balinese artist. 11am-8pm Tue-Sun. Chouinard Gallery, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Tel: 2858 5072. Ends Oct 18.

Salvador Dali And Pablo Picasso: Lithographs, sculptures and ceramic works by two of the most famous artists of the 20th century. 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat. Master Paintings Art Gallery, 1/F St Georges Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central. Tel: 2580 3226. Ends Oct 19.

Artists 3 @ Bookworm Lamma Exhibition: Martine Lopez, Shailaja Gidwani and Sharon Smith use simple, non-traditional materials to express their concerns about Lamma's environment. 10am-9pm Sat-Sun. Bookworm Cafe, 79 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma. Tel: 2982 4838. Ends Oct 21.

Mission/Vision: Works on the theme of religion by contemporary artists Tozer Pak Sheung-chuen, Ko Man-ho, Evelyna Yee-woo Liang and Chan Kai-ying. Noon-7pm Wed-Sun. Para/Site, G/F 2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2517 4620. Ends Oct 21.

Yi Liu Shan Shui: Lui Chun-kwong looks at the changing world of art and its new technologies through his paintings. 10am-8pm daily. Pao Galleries, Arts Centre, Wan Chai. Tel: 2582 8200. Ends Oct 22.

Art Museum, CUHK: Two exhibitions of Chinese art). 10am-4.45pm Mon-Sat; 12.30pm-5.30pm Sun. Art Museum, Chinese University, Sha Tin. Free. Tel: 2609 7416. Ends Oct 28.

Huzhi! The Chamber Pot Exhibition: Contemporary ceramic chamber pots by 27 international artists. 11am-7pm Mon-Sat. The Pottery Workshop, Fringe Club, Central. Tel: 2525 7949. Ends Oct 28.

Flying Trapeze: Photographer Julian Lee visited circuses around the world to capture trapeze artists in mid-flight. 10am-8pm Mon-Fri; 2pm-6pm Sat. Goethe Gallery, Goethe-Institut, 14/F Arts Centre, Wan Chai. Tel: 2802 0088. Ends Oct 29.

Little Action: Since 1997, arts photographer Cheung Chi-wai has been documenting the annual Little Asia theatre and dance festival in Hong Kong. 10am-8pm daily. Atrium, Arts Centre. Tel: 2582 0200. Ends Oct 31.

Yutaka Sasaki: Works on canvas by one of Japan's leading modern artists, portraying women who have a quiet strength. 11am-7pm Tue-Sat. Galerie Martini, 1/F 99F Wellington Street, Central. Tel: 2526 9566. Ends Oct 31.

Chen Peiqiu: Flower, bird and landscape paintings by this Chinese master painter. 1pm-5pm Tue-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat. Exposition Hall, HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon. Tel: 2358 6149. Ends Oct 31.

Whodunit?: This interactive exhibition uses a crime scenario to explain the techniques of forensic science. 1pm-9pm Mon-Fri (closed Thur); 10am-9pm Sat-Sun. HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, TST East. $35 ($17.50); $10 ($5) on Wednesdays. Tel: 2732 3232. Ends Nov 18.

University Museum And Art Gallery: Hu Zhenyu - oil paintings by this Chinese artist, including landscapes of Europe and China and portraits of everyday folk. Ends Oct 21. The Musical Arts Of Ancient China - Chinese instruments dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century, and documents related to music-making in ancient China. Ends Jan 8. 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat; 1.30pm-5.30pm Sun. University of HK, 94 Bonham Road. Free. Tel: 2241 5500.

Hong Kong Museum Of Art: Dong Qichang And The Songjiang School Of Painting - calligraphy and paintings by masters of the late Ming dynasty. Ends late Jan, 2002. Metal, Wood, Water, Fire And Earth - Chinese antiquities, including objects in lacquer, bamboo, wood, ivory and bronze. Permanent. 10am-6pm daily (closed Thur). HK Museum of Art, TST. $10 ($5) - Wed free. Tel: 2721 0116.


Conflict Resolution: A seminar presented by the Living Values Education Programme (in English). Today, 2.30pm-5.30pm. Raja Yoga Centre, 17 Dragon Road, Tin Hau. Free. Tel: 2806 3008.

Swami Ramakrishnananda In Hong Kong: Sessions of Hindu worship, spiritual discourse and devotional singing (in English). Today, 6.30pm-8.30pm; tomorrow, 7am and 11.30am. Free. For details of the various activities and venues, tel: 2335 9992 (evenings).

Macau International Music Festival: The programme includes the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Boys' Choir, the Haydn Quartet from Austria, the Suk Chamber Orchestra from Prague and the Quinte et Sens jazz group from Paris. Until Oct 21. Macau Cultural Centre and other venues. Tel: (853) 555 555, or in HK tel: 7171 7171. Link:


British Film Week: All in English. City Hall Theatre. $50 Urbtix.

Some Voices - just released from psychiatric hospital, Ray falls in love with a girl and stops taking his medication. Dir: Simon Cellan-Jones. No subtitles. Today, 2.30pm.

Documentaries - four short films. Topics include love in the British Library Reading Room and female pilots in World War II. No subtitles. Today, 5.30pm.

Last Resort - a young Russian woman and her son arrive in Britain to meet her fiance, and are left stranded. Dir: Pawel Pawilkowski. Chinese subtitles. Today, 7.30pm.

About Adam - Kate Hudson plays a singer and waitress who falls in love with a handsome but mysterious stranger. Dir: Gerald Stembridge. Chinese subtitles. Today, 9.30pm.

With Or Without You - Rosie and Vincent are having no luck getting pregnant, when Rosie's old penpal Benoit arrives. Dir: Michael Winterbottom. No subtitles. Tomorrow, 2.30pm.

Hotel Splendide - a surreal black comedy about a horrible health farm. Dir: Terence Gross. No subtitles. Tomorrow, 5.30pm.

Short Fictions II - nine short works. No subtitles. Tomorrow, 7.45pm.

Indies Channel: Platform - traces the changes in China from 1979 to 1989 by documenting the travels of a propaganda musical troupe. Dir: Jia Zhangke. In Putonghua; Chinese and English subtitles. Today and Oct 8-11, 7.30pm; tomorrow, 5.30pm. LPY. $50 Ticketek.

World Film Classics: The Opium War - a lavish production offering a pro-China interpretation of history. Dir: Zheng Junli and Cen Fan. In Putonghua; Chinese and Engish subtitles. Tomorrow, 2.30pm. LPY. $50 Ticketek.

Omnimax And Sky Shows: New Frontiers Of Space Exploration - explains the developments in space technology over the past 40 years (until Nov 5). Journey Of Man - a journey through the stages of human life with circus troupe Cirque du Soleil (until Nov 30). Ocean Oasis - a look at the geography, animal life and marine life of Mexico's Sea of Cortes and the California Baja desert (until Mar 31). In Cantonese, English, Putonghua and Japanese. Daily (except Tue). Space Museum Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24-$32 ($12-$16) per show, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226.

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LPY is the Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, Arts Centre

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLine credit card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

TicketNet: 2312 9998

Ticketek: 3128 8288

Send information and colour photographs to Kay Ross, SCMP Listings, GPO Box 47, Hong Kong. Deadline: two weeks before your event. Tel: 2565 2222, fax: 2562 2485, e-mail: [email protected]