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Englishman Andrew Cattrell's 'Photoshopped' photographs of iconic Hong Kong buildings. Today, 2.30pm- 12.30am, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends today


Paintings and sculptures by Arthur Chan, James Wong, Ling Lai, Otto Li and Sunny Tam exploring the coexistence of time and space. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Jan 16

Beauty Unveiled

Frenchman Gerard Uferas' unposed, backstage photographs of models and dancers. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Wittgenstein Editions Gallery, G/F, 41 Gage St, Central. Inquiries: 2542 2628. Ends Jan 22

Chirps (v.2)

Hong Kong-based Portuguese artist Jo?o Vasco Paiva's sculptural sound installation features a real mynah bird along with 120 electronic toy songbirds. Opening reception today, 5.30pm; artist talk (in English), 6.15pm. Tue-Sun, noon- 7pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends Jan 26

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest

British photographer Gareth Brown's site-specific dance exploration of Hong Kong. Tue-Fri, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sat, 2pm-8pm, EDGE Gallery, G/F 60C Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2887 0313. Ends Jan 30

Pioneer Archaeologist in South China

Artefacts from the collection of Italian missionary Father Raphael Maglioni (1891-1953) give insights into early archaeological work in eastern Guangdong and Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Feb 1

The Other Side

Oil paintings by journalist-artist Walter Kwong Kwok-wai on Hong Kong's political environment after 1997 and its complex relations with the mainland. Opens today. Tue-Sun, noon-8pm, Artist Commune, Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2104 3322. Ends Jan 21. From Jan 23: Tue-Thu, 1pm-8pm, Fri-Sun, 3pm-10pm, Art & Culture Outreach, 1/F Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2893 4808. Ends Feb 22

The Enchanting Brush

Chinese paintings and calligraphic works by Lingnan School artist Chao Shao-an. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am- 7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 10

Performing Arts

Scrooge - The Musical

Michael Dobbin directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Leslie Bricusse's stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' story about a miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles: Today-tomorrow, 2.45pm, also Jan 11, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Dear Friend, I Miss You

Shu Ning Presentation Unit and Dancing Angels' musical multi-media presentation of Taiwanese illustrator-author Jimmy Liao Fu-bin's Then the Moon Forgets, a fantasy tale about how a boy makes friends with the moon after it falls from the sky and then helps it find its way back home. In Cantonese. Today-tomorrow, 3pm, also 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2394 5401


Turbulence River Dance Theatre, Down's Dancing Group and the HK Down Syndrome Association perform dances choreographed by SK Cathy and Song Nan. Today, 3pm, also 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$95 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2549 0823

I am Chairman Mao's Bitch

Perry Chiu stars in the Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's drama about Jiang Qing. In Cantonese. Today-tomorrow, 5pm, also today, Jan 13-16, 8.15pm, tomorrow, 2.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150-HK$195 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240


The Mummenschanz Swiss Mime Mask Theatre create fantasy creatures and performances using whole-body masks and movement. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, also tomorrow, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Chen Sa in Recital

The Chinese pianist plays works by Gubaidulina, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Ravel. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Dance Moves, Kung Fu and Tofu

Ong Yong Lock performs a solo dance show in which he revisits dance pieces choreographed by Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng and Pun Shiu-fai. Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Eroica - Tan Dun

Tan Dun conducts Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, local percussionist Chau Chin-tung and the HK Chinese Orchestra in performing his Internet Symphony - Eroica, Northwestern Suite No 1, Crouching Tiger Concerto and Concerto for Improvisation. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The Call of Shangri-la - A Tibetan Dance Showcase

Zhao Hong directs the Song and Dance Troupe of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan in Tibetan dances choreographed by Xi Zhongsheng. Today, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Guqin Music Week

Guqin player Lau Chor-wah gives a recital of qin scores of Yinyishi and Mei'an; vocalist Chan Chun-miu also performs. Tomorrow, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$150. Qin players Lau Chor-wah and Tse Chun-yan, qin and xiao player Sou Si-tai, vocalist Cheung Lai-chun and xiao player Tim Wilson play works such as Tune of the Water Celestial, and The Falling Plum Flowers. Jan 14, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$200. Guqin player Tse Chun-yan play works such as Tse Chun-yan's Composition in Yifan Mode; vocalist Chan Chun-miu also performs. Jan 16, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321


What is Lingnan Culture?

Art Centre College of Design (USA) professor and Shantou University's Cheung Kong School of Art and Design vice-dean Wang Shouzi, Guangzhou Museum of Art assistant director Chen Ying, HK Heritage Museum curator Lesley Lau, HK Museum of Art curator Szeto Yuen-kit and assistant curator Raymond Tang discuss the common threads that link people's values and ways of life in Hong Kong and Guangdong province. A City Festival event. In Cantonese. Today, 10am, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2521 7251

The Magic of Migration

A World Wildlife Fund interpreter leads a guided tour of Mai Po Nature Reserve, Yuen Long, to learn about waterbird migration. In English. Today, 11.45am (meet), General Post Office, 2 Connaught Place, Central, HK$400, HK$350 (Asia Society members), includes entry fee, booking required. Inquiries: 2103 9508


dimension+ art director Keith Lam conducts a workshop about new media that interactively mixes and matches visual and audio elements. In Cantonese. Today, 3pm, After School, 17 Yun Ping Rd, Causeway Bay, free, reservations recommended. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Why We Decided to Re-Trace the Route of the Escape Group of Christmas Night 1941

HK Escape Re-enactment Organisation president Donald Chan and journalist Tim Luard discuss the second world war escape from the Japanese by 68 British and Chinese men. In Cantonese and Putonghua. Today, 3pm, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, free. Inquiries: 2569 1500


3 Idiots

Raju Hirani's film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Five Point Someone comedy about two friends (R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi) who embark on a journey to find their lost buddy (Aamir Khan). Also starring Kareena Kapoor. In Hindi with English subtitles. Tonight, 9.30pm, also tomorrow, 6pm, Golden Gateway, 25 Canton Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$150. Inquiries (and ticketing): 2366 7725

Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe

Documentary on stars' creation, evolution, energy and power. In Cantonese (English shows Wed, Fri, 6.10pm). Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily, (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun, 11.10am, closed Tue, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jun 30


The Crazy Garden Show

Twenty local entertainers and bands (including rapper MC Yan, DJ-actor Sammy Leung Chi-kin and local bands Rubberband and Hotcha) perform. Today, 3pm, also tonight, 8.15pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, HK$200 and HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9013 1417

Cabaret 2010

Local entertainers including singer-pianist Loli Lam and musical actors Gigi Cheng and Wong Kar-wai perform. Today-tomorrow, Jan 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 4pm, also tonight, Jan 15-16, 20-23, 27-30, 8.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Reverie Concert Series No 9 - The Pancakes' 10th Anniversary Happy Together

The one-woman band plays indie music. Tonight-tomorrow, 8pm, also tomorrow, 4pm, Hang Out, Youth Outreach, 1/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, HK$150 (Zoo Records (tel: 3188 2303) or at the door). Inquiries: [email protected]

Harlem Yu Concert 2010

Taiwanese singer-songwriter Harlem Yu Ching-hing serves up Mando-pop. Tonight-tomorrow, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2730 8080

Underground 91

Acoustic pop duo David and Kyra, Danish pop singer Daniel Martin, Macau indie band WhyOceans, rockers Good Fellas and pop-metal-crossover band One Last Fall perform. Tonight, 9pm, The Melting Pot, Shop 3, 1-3 Elgin St, SoHo, HK$100, includes one beer. Inquiries: 9486 4648

Henry Chung & The Spontaneous Combustion

Blues harpist Chung and his band perform. Tonight, 9.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Members free. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Urban Remix Showcase

DJ Bravo serves up urban remixes. Ming Wong and KC play hip hop. Tonight, 11pm, Club No 9, 3/F The Galleria, 9 Queen's Rd Central, HK$240 (men), HK$80 (women; free before midnight), includes one drink. Inquiries: 2973 6899