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Indian Contemporary Art

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

Mom and High Heels Mania

Lica Lee, Karen Louie and Jane Hung illustrate stories about their mums and high-heeled shoes. Today, 10am-10pm, 2/F Lobby, Times Square, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8921. Ends today

He Baili's Idyllic Hong Kong in Ink


The artist was trained in the Lingnan School of Chinese painting, and his works include Hong Kong landscapes and boats from the 1960s to the present day. Today, 1.30pm-5.30pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 94 Bonham Road, Pokfulam. Inquiries: 2241 5512. Ends today

Beyond the Canvas

Commissioned paintings by five artists (Chen Wenbo, Chen Yu, Feng Zhengjie, Liu Ye and Yu Chen) who incorporate Shanghai Tang trademark items. Mon-Wed, 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 collected from everyday consumer products from around the world. Tue-Sun, 2pm-8pm, (closed on public holidays), 1a Space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artists Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends Thu

Le French May

Selection of traditional and contemporary art by French artists or Chinese artists who have lived in France, including the following three exhibitions. Various venues and opening hours. Inquiries: Ends Jul 16

(Im)mortality of a Soul/City by Lo Yin-shan - a Photo/Video/Sound Installation

Photographs and video stills of encounters with strangers in Paris. Today, noon-7pm, tomorrow-Fri 10am-8pm, Kapok, G/F, 9 Dragon Rd, Tin Hau Temple Rd, Tin Hau. Inquiries: Ends Fri

Entrelacs/Interlace by Nicole Dufour

Black and red threads interlaced into a weaved sculpture and painting. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, 11.30am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: Ends May 27

Jet Lag in Hong Kong by Barthelemy Toguo


Watercolours and sculptural works exploring political geography and personal boundaries. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Art Statements Gallery, 5 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2122 9657. Ends May 30

The Roaring of Sculptures

Sculptures and reliefs in metal, glass, ceramics and plastics by Echo Au, Alinoz Yee and Liz Leung. Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm, Sat, 9am-5pm, Art Gallery, Central Learning Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3527 0614. Ends May 30

The Art of Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Exhibits from different phases of the abstract expressionist's career Daily, 10am-6pm (closed on Thu), HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $5, $10. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Jun 4

Indosiam Rare Books

Early 19th-20th century books on travel, history, art and literature from China, Indochina, Thailand and Japan. Fri-Sun, 1pm-7pm, Indosiam Rare Books, 89 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2854 2853. Ends Jun 10

Performing Arts

Che is in the Heart

Award-winning playwright Arnet Madoquio's play of ethnic dance, chants and rituals about emigration from the Philippines, performed by the Asian People's Theatre Festival Society, Asian Migrants' Theatre Company and FM Theatre Power.

In English. Today, 4.45pm, May 21, 2.30pm, 4.45pm, Fringe Club, Fringe Studio, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $80. Inquiries: 9536 3385

One Live One Love Joey Yung Moravian Philharmonic Concert

Pop singer Joey Yung Cho-yee teams up with violinist Jue Yao and the Czech Republic's Moravian Philharmonic in a concert of love and Canto-pop songs. Today-tomorrow, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hunghom, $150-$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009


Wu Hoi-fa directs an intriguing mystery about a teenage genius and literature professor set in a large country house in Derbyshire, 200 years ago and the present. Starring Chan Sze-man, Ip Man-chong, and Kwok Wing-tung. In Cantonese. Tomorrow-Sat, 7.45pm, (Sat also at 2.45pm), HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $75 (members), $95 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Shaanxi Troupe of Chinese Opera

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

Dream On

The Purple Turtle Theatre Group stages a musical comedy about Alice (loosely based on Alice In Wonderland), a spinster who dreams of overcoming the tedium of her existence. Tue, 8pm, Post 97, 9 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, $350, includes dinner. Inquiries: 2186 1816

Le French May

A seven-week festival of French-related performances, visual arts, cinema and cultural events (including the following four performances). Ends Jun 21, various venues and times. Inquiries:

Pascal Roge and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

The French pianist Pascal Roge with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta showcase two works by French composers, including Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Poulenc's Concert for Two Pianos in D Minor. Wed, 8pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $100-$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Opera Hong Kong present Bizet's opera about a military man in Spain who falls in love with a gypsy named Carmen. Starring mezzo-sopranos Annie Vavrille (France) and Hermine May (Romania), accompanied by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. In French with Cantonese and English surtitles. Thu-Sat, 7.30pm, May 21, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $150-$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2234 0303

Two Touch

Fabien Tehericsen composes and conducts a collaboration of modern jazz, improvisation, traditional Chinese instruments and French music with musicians including Loo Sze-wang on sheng, Chu Siu-wa on dizi, Jacques Saint-Yves on violin and percussionist Francois Verly. Fri, 8pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $90-$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

French Colours

A performance of French chamber music by eight French soloists including flutist Sarah Louvion, clarinettist Olivier Vivares, violist Vincent Aucante and cellist Beatrice Reibel. Jun 19-20, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Jun 21, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hunghom, $100-$200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2734 9009


Stage production of the story of Christ that mixes improvisation, pantomime, gospel, folk and rock opera. Thu-Sat, May 24-27, 7.45pm, (May 24 sold out) Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $240, $180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

Whoopee! Laugh out Loud with Scotty and Lulu

Following a US and European tour, the award-winning comedic duo return with a children's music show of funny movements, non-stop laughter and silly songs, including Poo on My Shoe and Let's Have Fun. In English. Fri-May 21, 10am, 2pm, 4pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $98-$388 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:


Paul Emmanuel with Richard Grafton Maggs from Britain stage a scene of a client visiting a psychiatrist for the first time, with a simultaneous video projection. Fri, 8pm, Fringe Club, Fringe Theatre, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Staged Readings by Chinese Canadians

Cahoots Theatre Projects perform new Canadian plays that reflect the country's diversity. May 22: Peking Duck, by Jovanni Sy, is a cut-throat piece about Master Lo's kitchen, where students vie for his attention. May 23: I, by John Ng, shows the heart-breaking realities of immigration. May 24: China Doll, by Marjorie Chan, tells the tale of a rebellious about-to-be-married Shanghainese woman. All performances begin at 7.30pm. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $120 (members), $160. Inquiries: 2110 8700

In Suspension by Stephen Mottram's Animata

The puppeteer, who has worked on films including The Little Shop of Horrors, articulates string puppets into a funny and alternative world with electro-acoustic music. Jun 2, 8pm, Sha Tin, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; Jun 3-4, 8pm, (Sat also at 3pm), HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Michael Green

Michael Green's family have been in Hong Kong for more than 100 years. As part of the Fireside Chats, Green recounts the story of his family's internment during the Japanese occupation, and their reunion. Today, 6.45pm, Jewish Community Centre, Coffee Shop, One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Rd, Mid-Levels, $50 (donation). Inquiries: 9102 5410

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: today. Inquiries: 2739 7266

Michelle Paver

Book launch and signing by the British children's author of Chronicles of Ancient Darkness I andII, Wolf Brother and Spirit Walker. Tomorrow, 5pm-6.30pm, 3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, free (registration required). Inquiries: [email protected]. Wed, 5.30pm-6.30pm, BooKanZen Children Bookshop, Shop 229, Caroline Centre, Lee Gardens II, Causeway, free. Inquiries: 8102 1011

Lead the Way!

Leadership and Motivational Skills for Success

Lynda Aurora, Asia's first and only master-certified life coach by the International Coach Federation, leads a seminar on the ability to motivate others and maximise one's talents. Tue, 6.30pm (registration), 7.30pm-10pm, (seminar), One Bar and Grill, Level 2, 1 Exchange Square, Central, $300, $425, includes dinner. Inquiries: 2541 0446

The Search for a Vanishing Beijing

Michael Aldrich gives an illustrated book talk on ancient urban design principles from the early 15th-century to the 1950s. He also tells stories about the explorer Marco Polo. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $175 (members), $250, includes dinner, inquiries: 2521 1511. Thu, 6.30pm (drinks), 7.30pm (lecture), the Royal Geographical Society at the Jardine Penthouse, 48/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, $50-$150, includes drinks. Inquiries: 2583 9700

Dramatic Techniques in Teaching

Canada's Cahoots Theatre Projects provides an interactive workshop for educators, showing how dramatic techniques can be transferred to the classroom. Thu, 4.15pm-6pm, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Suite 1301, 32 Hollywood Rd, Central, $150, $200, including refreshments. (Registration required by Tue). Inquiries: 2110 8722

Aadil Palkhivala

Dubbed as a teacher's teacher, the visiting yoga instructor gives a series of workshops on how to apply the deeper aspects of the practice into daily living through Purna Yoga. May 22-23, various times, Pure Yoga, 16/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, $600-$2,000. Inquiries: 2971 0055

FilmCinema Surrealism I

Films including Germaine Dulac's The Seashell and the Clergyman (1927), which ignited debate about its anti-clerical views; and shorts by surrealist filmmaker Man Ray - L'Etoile de Mer (1928) and The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice (1929). Today, 4pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

Story of Women

Based on a true story, Isabelle Huppert plays an illegal abortionist who is arrested and becomes the last woman to go under the guillotine. Her performance earned her the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival. Today, 9.40pm, Palace IFC, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, $70. Inquiries:

Israeli Film Festival 2006

Selection of documentaries and dramas about individual life, religious disputes, public events and love (including the following three films). Various venues and times, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: Ends May 26

Ben's Biography

Screenwriter and director Dan Wolman tells the story of an accountant, Ben, who bumps into a woman at his father's funeral, and eventually tells her about his unusual childhood. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Summer of Aviya

Based on the autobiography of the actress Gila Almagor, filmmaker Eli Cohen portrays a heart-broken mother who must raise her daughter in the new Israel. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East. May 21, 3pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Mr Baum

Assi Dayan directs, writes and stars in a story about a man who learns from his doctor that he only has 15 hours to live. Sadly, his workaholic wife and preoccupied children think it's a joke. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Sat, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Glorious Modernity of Kong Ngee

Wonderful snapshots of bygone eras - films from the 1950s-60s made at the Kong Ngee studio. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, $30 Urbtix. Ends Jun 11. Inquiries: 2739 2139


'Acting is Being' Workshop

Instructors Lee Chun-chow and Faye Leong Huey-yi enable students to experience their inner self. In Cantonese. Today, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Orquestra Rehearsal Rm, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, $200. Inquiries: (853) 700 699 or

Tao Series, Paintings by Kwok Woon

Tao philosophy plays a fundamental role in the latest paintings by local artist Kwok Woon. Daily, 10am-7pm, Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions, Casa Garden, Praca Luis de Cam?es 13, free. Inquiries: (853) 554691 or Ends May 28

Shiwan Ceramics

Shiwan ceramic sculptures represented the architectural folk art of Lingnan (Southern Guangdong) in the late Qing Dynasty. Folk stories, mythology and Cantonese opera were popular themes of ceramic sculptures and embossments on the ridges of roofs. Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm, Macau Museum of Art, 4/F, Av. Xian Xing Hai, $5. Inquiries: (853) 791 9814 or Ends Aug 6

The Macau Tea Culture - an Exhibition of Modern Tea Houses and Tea Shops

All about tea with 68 exhibits, including paper labels, mooncake wrapping paper, news and advertisements from the tea industry, as well as the tea cans sold in tea shops. Tue-Sun, 9am-7pm, Macau Tea Culture House, Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, Estrada Adolfo Loureiro 10, free. Inquiries: (853) 827 103 or Ends Dec 31



Kataklo - Athletic Dance Theatre

Acrobatic dance show with two ensembles Up and Fair Play, using elements of sport, poetry and inanimate objects to excite emotions. Fri, 7.30pm, Beijing Exhibition Theatre, No135 Xizhimenwai Street, Xicheng District, 120-1,680 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 6417 7845 or

Carlos Prieto

The Mexican cellist plays solo. Fri, 7.30pm, Beijing Music Hall, Liubukou 1 Beixinhua Jie, Xuanwu, 80-680 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 6417 7845 or


Forever Tango

Argentina Forever Tango Company perform tango habanera, a combination of the milonga and flamenco. Today-tomorrow, 7.15pm, Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 People's Boulevard, 150-800 yuan. Inquiries: (86 21) 6374 8445

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Magnetic Tour

The singer/songwriter performs. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Shanghai Grand Stage, 1111 Caoxi Rd, 280-2,280 yuan. Inquiries: (86 21) 6374 4968 or


Air Supply

Known for their classic ballads such as Lost In Love and I Can Wait Forever, the 1970-80s British/Australian duo perform. Tue-Wed, 7.30pm, Taipei International Convention Centre, No 1, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd. NT$800-2,800. Inquiries: (88 62) 2341 9898 or

West Side Story

A timeless Broadway classic set in 1950s New York City about the forbidden love between a Caucasian girl and a Hispanic immigrant. Wed-May 28, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall, No505, Jenai Rd, Section 4, NT$1,000-4,800. Inquiries: (88 62) 2741 5988 or

The Tale of Luo River Goddess Opera

Making its world premiere, the opera is inspired by an ancient Chinese love story between a male scholar and a river goddess, performed by Maison de la Culture de Bouges of France and the Han Tang Music Ensemble of Taiwan. Fri-May 21, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Taipei's National Theatre, 21-1 Chungshan S. Rd, NT$400-2,500. Inquiries: (88 62) 3393 9888 or



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Dale Guzman directs Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, starring Dolchai Boonyaratevej in the dual roles of Jacob and Joseph's father. Today, 2pm and 7.30pm, Playhouse Theatre, Petchaburi Rd, 600-1,500 baht. Inquiries: (662) 247 0177

Arabian Rave

Arabian Nights come to town with DJ Sheikh Shan spinning big phat Arabic and Turkish grooves, complemented by belly dancing divas. Sat, 9pm, Indus Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 26, free before 11pm. Inquiries: (662) 258 4900 or go to

Strings Attached

Switzerland's most famous chamber music ensemble, the Lucerne Festival Strings features Daniel Dodds on violin and Jonas Iten on cello for the Hadyn Concerto for Violin in C Major and Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile for Cello and Strings Op. 11, respectively. May 25, 8pm, Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Rd, 300-1,200 baht. Inquiries: (662) 262 3456 or

Taweesak Ujugatnaond

The artist resurfaces with an intriguing and disturbing series of watercolours that probe at the fabric of existence and question whether we have a destiny. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Tadu Contemporary Art, 7/F, Barcelona Motors Building, Tiemruammit Road, free. Inquiries: (662) 645 2461 or Ends May 31


Chimney Music

An audiovisual installation by Jan Kopp composed of 53 black-and-white photos of Parisian rooftops. Daily, 10.30am-7.30pm Third-Floor Hermes, 541 Orchard Rd, Liat Towers, free. Inquiries: (65) 6738 9807. Ends May 31

Toto - the Falling in Between World Tour

The 80s pop group performs. Tue, 8pm, Fort Canning Park, S$75. Inquiries: (65) 6348 5555 or

Objects of Desire

Performers from The Theatre Practice use their body and vocals to depict everyday objects, and explore hidden desires. Tue-Thu, 7.30pm, Fri-Sat, 9.30pm, the Theatre Practice, Studio 4, 155 Waterloo Street, pay-as-you-want, but registration required. Inquiries: (65) 6337 2525

Icons Gala Concert

Swiss-Singaporean Gstaad Festival Orchestra tackles Mozart and Haydn. Wed, 8pm, Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria St, S$25. Inquiries:


The influence of anime and manga. Daily, 10am-7pm, Fri until 9pm, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, S$3. Inquiries: (65) 6332 3222. Ends Jul 2



The rapper from Atlanta takes to the stage. Tue-Wed, 8pm, Liquidroom, Ebisu; Sat, 9.30pm, Yokohama Bay Hall, 6,500 yen. Inquiries: (81 4) 5505 0010

The National Museum of Western Art

Highlighting artists including Auguste Rodin and Eugene Carriere. Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tue-Sun, 9.30am-5.30pm, 800-1,300 yen. Nearest station: Ueno, park exit. Inquiries: (81 3) 38285131 or go to Ends Jun 4

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLine credit- card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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