PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 May, 2006, 12:00am


Magic of Spring

Le Thanh Son's paintings of Vietnam landscapes. Today-tomorrow, 9.30am-6.30pm, Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends tomorrow

Impression of the Tang & Song Dynasties

Paintings of fantastical oriental beauty by France-based artist Leng Hong, Shanghai-native Wang Jian and Mongolian artist Wang Lifeng. Today, 10am-7pm, G/F, Office Lobby, the Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Ave, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2369 9062.

Ends today

Indian Contemporary Art

Showcasing Sunil Padwal's abstract paintings in block colours and KS Radhakrishnan's long existential figure sculptures. Today-Sun, 11am-7pm, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9179 0203. Ends Sun

Beyond the Canvas

Commissioned paintings by five artists who incorporate Shanghai Tang trademark items. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Wed

Barcode + Sound

Canada-based artist Mae Leong exhibits works with barcodes from everyday products from around the world. Tue-Sun, 2pm-8pm, 1a Space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artists Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends May 18

Neontigers by Peter Bialobrzeski

Photographs of Asian megacities - Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok and Singapore in their neon light form. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: www.goethe.de/hongkong.

Ends May 19

Performing ArtsEmotional Baggage

The American Community Theatre presents a series of short plays and one-acts written by contemporary American writers. Today-Sat, 8pm (Sat also at 4pm), HK Arts Centre, McAulay Studio, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

Peking Opera Gala

The Peking Opera Theatre of Beijing and a cast of Peking opera virtuosi present opera excerpts including Beating Yan Song and Yao Qi. In Putonghua with English surtitles. Today, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, $100-$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Le French May

A seven-week festival of French-related performances, visual arts, cinema and events (including the following performance). Various venues and times. Inquiries: www.frenchmay.com. Ends Jun 21

My Father's Sword

(Le Sabre de Mon Pere)

Jean-Christian Grinevald directs a three-act play by Roger Vitrac about a small town in the south of France where all the residents are jealously in love. In Cantonese with English and French surtitles. Today-Sat, 7.30pm (Sat also at 2.30pm), HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $65, $100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

Simply Classic

Italian Symphony

Under the baton of Shanghai-born conductor Lu Jia, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will play Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn, Rossini's William Tell overture and Chen Yi's Percussion Concerto. Narration in Cantonese (tomorrow), in English (Sat), 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.hkpo.com

Tango Pasion

Maria of Buenos Aires

Tango Pasion from Argentina integrate art and passion into a theatrical dance musical. Tomorrow-Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, $120-$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

The Sleeping Beauty

Hong Kong Ballet's interpretation of Petipa-Tchaikovsky's classical ballet. Tomorrow-Sat, 7.30pm, Sun, 2.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, $80-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries:

2105 9724

Miss Sixties with Kassia Youth Choir

Matthew Hale conducts the choir in a programme of 1960s hits. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Lecture Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Bldg, 345 Queen's Rd, Sheung Wan, $120, $160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2575 3931

On the Edge

As their graduation performance, The Academy Dance Ensemble present a collection of traditional Chinese and modern dance ensembles. Tomorrow-Sat, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 2 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $75, $50 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

3128 8288

Swing Time

A charity concert of jazz from the 1930s-60s by Nova, The Grace Notes and Junk Mail. Proceeds go to The Children's Cancer Foundation. Sat, 7.30pm (dinner), 8pm (concert), Conrad, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, $750-$1,200, includes dinner and one drink. Inquiries: 9122 1050


Purple Turtle perform the classic tale of Cinderella. Starring Ambyr Dunn and Jim Lewis. Sat-Sun, 11.30am, Grappa's Cellar, 1 Connaught Rd, Central, $165 (advance), $180 (door), includes lunch. Inquiries: 2521 2322

Shaanxi Troupe of Chinese Opera

The Shaanxi Traditional Opera Research Institute perform a different programme nightly. In Putonghua with English and Chinese surtitles. Tue-May 18, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo

The museum's director David Elliott discusses: 'On top of a Skyscraper in an Earthquake Zone: The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, its position, policy and funding.' In English. Today, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Goethe-Institut, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free (registration required). Inquiries: [email protected]

Art and Culture of the

Song Dynasty

Asian Art History Courses present 12 lectures by international experts covering topics including Song poetry, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings and textiles. Lectures start tomorrow, 9.30am-1pm, Crown Wine Cellars, 18 Deep Water Bay Rd, Shouson Hill Rd, $4,300. Inquiries: 9831 5353

The Parents' Journal

5th Education Expo 2006

A carnival-like atmosphere featuring educational products, child play areas, information for young families, and workshops on children safety, investing for your child and handling the stress of parenting. Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, Hall 1C, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, free (kids), $10. Inquiries: 2505 7578

International Museum Day

More than 30 museums from Guangdong province, Macau and Hong Kong present a two-day event featuring educational activities, interactive and computer games, video shows, tea-drinking demonstrations and art exhibitions. Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, Piazza of the HK Cultural Centre and HK Museum of Art, free. Inquiries: 2721 0116

Hong Kong Handicraft Show

Gloria Handicraft Studio and HK Teddy Bear Association are calling for entries from handicraft producers and craftsmen. Show to be held at Regal Kowloon Hotel in July. Deadline: Sun. Inquiries: 2739 7266

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLine credit- card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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