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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 June, 2010, 12:00am

Exhibitions

A Creative Journey with Lung Kong

Exhibition introducing filmmaker Patrick Lung Kong's life and work. Today, 10am-8pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends today

Archiving Fingers, Hands, Faces and Anonymities

Ethnographic video installations and animations by Linda Lai, Jolene Mok, Lilian Fu and Cheung Yu-tsz. Today, noon-8pm, Floating Projects Collective, 1/F, 99 Queen's Rd East, Wan Chai. Inquiries: [email protected]. Ends today

Of Snow, Gold and Sky Blue

Painted porcelain jars and oil paintings by China-born French artist Chu Teh-chun. A Le French May programme. Today, 1pm, 6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends today

Time in a Bottle

One-hundred antique perfume bottles belonging to composer-collector Leon Ko Sai-tseung. Daily, 10am-10pm, Oval Atrium, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central. Inquiries: 2295 3308. Ends Jun 15

Transgression

Video and new media art works by more than 30 Czech artists with connections to the city of Prague. Wed-Sun, 2pm-7pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends Jun 18

Echo (Classic) - HK Sculpture Biennial 2010

Works by 12 sculptors including Cheung Yee. Daily, 10am-9pm, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 3008. Ends Jun 18

The Eternal Game

Thirty-two life-sized chess pieces on a giant chequered board by American-Russian painter-sculptor Leza Lidow. Daily, 8.30am-11pm, LG2, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 2844 2223. Ends Jun 20

Desire for Anima

Israeli Yigal Ozeri's paintings of young women infused with feminine 'anima' (Carl Jung's concept of the essential woman). Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, G/F, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jun 27

2010 World Cup Creative Football Exhibition

Exhibition featuring 32 model soccer players, each 1.35 metres tall with design-award-winning soccer balls for heads. Daily, 7am-midnight, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2568 8665. Ends Jul 11

Lofty Integrity: Donation of Works by Wu Guanzhong

Oil and ink paintings by the Chinese painter. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Aug 29

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Historical exhibition detailing the daring Christmas Day escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral escorted by a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Dec 31, 2011

Performing Arts

Chicago - The Musical

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, John Frost, and Barry and Fran Weissler present John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical about an ambitious nightclub dancer turned murderess who convinces her husband to hire Chicago's top lawyer to defend her. In English with Chinese side-titles. Jun 12-13, 19-20, 2pm, also Jun 13, 20, 7pm, Jun 15-19, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350HK$895 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

The Faust Festival 2010

Faust International Youth Theatre performs plays for the family including: The Seven Ravens, Jun 13, 2pm; Robin Hood, Jun 13, 5pm; Dreamscapes and Nightmares, Jun 13, 8pm; Oliver Twist, Jun 15, 10.30am, Jun 20, 2pm; The Princess Who Never Laughed, Jun 15-16, 6pm; The Comic Conundrums of Commedia dell'Arte, Jun 16, 18, 8pm; Splat, Jun 17, 10.30am; The Sign of the Seahorse, Jun 17-18, 6pm; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Jun 17, 19, 8pm; The Tale of the Firebird, Jun 19, 2pm, Jun 20, 5pm; and Peter and the Wolf, Jun 19, 5pm, Jun 20, 11am. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

MicroSex Office (Season 2)

PIP Theatre's comedy about gender relations in the workplace. In Cantonese. Until Jun 13, 2.30pm, also Jun 10-13, 17-20, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$190, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2511 0139

1,001 Nights of Pasolini

Alice Theatre Laboratory's drama inspired by the real-life murder of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini by a 17-year-old youth. In Cantonese. Until Jun 13, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2784 7938

Sunday in the Park with George

Theatre Space's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical inspired by French painter Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. In Cantonese. Until Jun 13, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Tuesdays with Morrie

Chung Ying Theatre's stage version of Mitch Albom's book about the Tuesdays he spends with his dying professor. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jun 13, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

Underpaid? Don't Pay!

Lo's Production's version of Italian Dario Fo's comedy about housewives who shoplift. In Cantonese. Until Jun 13, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5133 3767

Kawai Shiu's de stroom

Soprano Katherine Wallace, violinist Jiang Lele, viola player William Lane and cellist Laurent Perrin perform works by Iannis Xenakis, Kawai Shiu and J.S. Bach. Jun 13, 4pm, Osage Soho, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo, HK$120, reservation recommended. Inquiries: 2537 0688

A Virtuosic Showcase of Yue Opera Classics

The Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe of Shaoxing performs Interrogating the Husband. In Shanghai regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 13, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Jobless

Black Bird Theatre's comedy about four 20-somethings' job-hunting travails. In Cantonese. Until Jun 13, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theature, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9050 9421

Oliver!

The HK Singers perform Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and finds himself among a gang of pickpockets. In English. Jun 16-20, 7.30pm, also Jun 19-20, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$250-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: [email protected]

Joshua Bell & The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The violinist and the ensemble he directs play works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Jun 16, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Fama Down to Earth

Local hip hop duo 6-Wing and C-Kwan in concert. Jun 16, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Yukie Nishimura x Emi Fujita Concert in Hong Kong 2010

Japanese pianist Nishimura and pop singer Fujita perform. Jun 16, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$480, HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3966 2946

Katya Grineva

The Russian pianist gives a recital of works by composers such as Schubert, Tyberg, Chopin and Piazolla. Jun 17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 2238

The Punchline Comedy Club

Irish comedian Caimh McDonnell, guitar-playing British comedian Rob Deering and American comic Arj Barker perform. In English. Jun 17-19, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$320 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Electric Kinderszenen

Composer-installation artist Samson Young and pianist Colleen Lee Ka-ling perform a multi-media version of Schumann's Scenes from Childhood. Jun 18-19, 7pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

An Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole

The American vocalist performs songs associated with her father (Nat King Cole) and contemporary R&B tunes. Jun 18, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$480-HK$1,980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2882 1689

Mozart and Mendelssohn

Masaaki Suzuki conducts Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Jun 18-19, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Romance of the Chivalrous Hero - All-Time Favourites by Joseph Koo II

Chew Hee Chiat conducts violinist Yao Jue and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works by Joseph Koo Ka-fai such as Brothers, 2010 Below the Lion Rock and Rhapsody for Percussion. Jun 18-20, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Seasons of Liz

Vocalist Elizabeth 'Liz' Merendino performs jazz and original compositions as she goes on a musical journey through the seasons of one woman's life; pianist Warren Wills accompanies. In English. Jun 18-19, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

True

Ten Japanese artists present a sound, light and dance multi-media exploration of the relationship between the brain and our sensory perception of reality. Jun 18-20, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

The Golden Cangue

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's presentation of Eileen Chang's drama about a woman wed to the bedridden son of a wealthy family who falls for her brother-in-law. In Cantonese. Jun 18-19, 23-26, 30, Jul 2, 8.15pm, also Jun 20, 27, Jul 1-3, 2.30pm, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180-HK$265 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Opera i Provinsen

Four Royal Danish Opera singers and the HK City Choir perform French and Italian opera excerpts. Jun 19, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2851 3007

Four Gig Heads Percussion Group Annual Concert 2010

The percussion group and Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Heads perform works including Chau Chin-tung's A Hundred Years of Solitude - Chinese Drums Ensemble, John Wyre's Marubatoo and Kevin Tuck's Tribal Beat Sound System. Jun 19, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Paganini's Gut

Jean Thorel conducts Italian violinist Andrea Zanchetta and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK in performing works by Rossini, Albinoni, Tartini, Zipoli and Paganini. Jun 19, 8pm (pre-concert talk by Zanchetta, 7.15pm), HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$250 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Extra-curricular

Hou Yeh, Pinoy!

Fiesta to celebrate the 112th anniversary of Philippine independence and the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Philippines and China featuring activities such as traditional Filipino games (9am-1pm) and a cultural show (1.30pm-6pm). Jun 13, 9am-6pm, Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, free entry. Inquiries: 2823 8536

Culture and Merchandising of Sculpture

HK Art School sculptor Jaffa Lam, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts professor Lai Yat-fong, HK Polytechnic University professor Wong Kwok-choi, HK Baptist University visual artist Ho Siu-kee and independent curator Leung Chin-fung discuss sculptural issues. In Cantonese. Jun 13, 5pm, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2104 3322

Italian Car Day: Alfa Romeo 100th Year Anniversary Dinner

Car-oriented event featuring activities such as an automobile exhibition and dinner. Jun 13, 8pm (exhibition, from 3pm), Kitchen Restaurant, W Hotel, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon Station, West Kowloon, HK$500, HK$480 (Alfa Romeo Owners Club HK and Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK and Macau members), booking required. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Flash Fiction Workshop

Simon Overton and Melanie Ho host a workshop with reading, discussion, brainstorming and writing as activities. In English. Jun 14, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: [email protected]

Say Your Piece!

Gillian Bickley leads an interactive evening of English-language conversation on topics chosen by attendees. Jun 15, 7pm, The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, HK$90, HK$75 (English-Speaking Union members). Inquiries: 2186 8449 (Mon-Fri mornings only) or [email protected]

Dragon Boat Festival

Local dragon boat races in commemoration of Tuen Ng including: the Sha Tin Dragon Boat Race 2010, Shing Mun River, Sha Tin (starting close to Banyan Bridge), Jun 16, 7.30am-1pm; the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championship 2010, Stanley Main Beach, Jun 16, 8am-6.30pm; the 2010 Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race, viewable from the Aberdeen Promenade Seafront, Aberdeen, Jun 16, 9am-4pm; the Dragon Boat Races (Cheung Chau), viewable from the seafront of Pak She Praya Rd, Cheung Chau, Jun 16, 10am-4.30pm; and Tai O Dragon Boat Race in Celebration of Tuen Ng Festival 2010, Jun 16, 10am-2pm, Tai O Sheltered Boat Anchorage, Tai O, Lantau Island, free to watch. Inquiries: discoverhongkong.com/festivehk2010

Tongzhi Literary Group

Lifestyle journalist Reggie Ho, financial journalist Ned Russell and writer Gregg Schroder read their work. In Cantonese and English. Jun 16, 7.30pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo, free. Inquiries: 6407 5117

The Historic Legislative Council 'Legco' Building Visit

Guided tour of the declared monument, with a particular emphasis on its heritage features and functions. In English. Jun 17, 2pm (meet), Legislative Council Building, Statue Square, Central, free, booking required (deadline: Jun 15, noon). Inquiries: [email protected]

Adopting a New Lifestyle: Formation of a Local Organic Food Community in Hong Kong

Anthropologist Eric Cheng Siu-kei lectures on organic food producers, distributors and consumers in Hong Kong and their concerns about the consequences of over-development, and the failure of government policy on the environment. In English. Jun 17, 7pm, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 9746 9537

Cinema

The Bitter Tears of Ruan Lingyu

The HK Film Archive and China Film Archive co-present a programme of films starring and about the emblem of 1930s Shanghai and the Golden Age of prewar Chinese cinema, including the following three. Until Jul 4. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Civil Wind

Drama revolving around two sisters: the elder of whom is a sensible, hard-working embodiment of traditional values; the younger of whom is not. Silent with Chinese intertitles; live musical accompaniment by Ernesto Maurice Corpus. Jun 13, 12.30pm, Jul 3, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

A Spray of Plum Blossoms

The Chinese adaptation of Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy dealing with friendship, loyalty and love. Silent with Chinese and English intertitles; live musical accompaniment by Ernesto Maurice Corpus. Jun 13, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

The Goddess

Wu Yonggang's drama about a single mother who, in order to raise her son, does whatever necessary to keep them fed and sheltered. Silent with Chinese and English intertitles; live musical accompaniment by Ernesto Maurice Corpus. Jun 13, 5.45pm, Jul 3, 7.45pm, HK Film Archive.

Femmes, Femmes, Femmes - Imagination of Women in French Cinema

The Consulate-General of France and Broadway Cinematheque co-present a programme of 20 films featuring bold and beautiful French femmes, including the following two. A Le French May programme. Until Jun 23. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; and Palace IFC, Podium L1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 bc.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Her Name Is Sabine

Sandrine Bonnaire's documentary about her sister whose autism went undiagnosed for more than two decades. In French with English subtitles. Jun 13, 4pm, Palace IFC.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Luis Bu?uel's crime drama about a woman (Jeanne Moreau) working as a maid in a troubled provincial household who vows revenge after the only friend she's made after moving from Paris is found murdered. In French with English subtitles. Jun 13, 7.50pm, Palace IFC.

Pearl River Delta

2010 (14th) Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao International Auto Show

Automobile showcase featuring displays of limited-edition cars, racing cars, modified cars and vehicles belonging to famous people. Until Jun 16, 9.30am-5pm, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre, Fuzhong 3rd Rd, Futian Central District, Shenzhen, HK$50 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: (86 755) 8389 0502

2010 Macau International Dragon Boat Races

Annual competition in celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival featuring teams from various countries. Jun 12-13, 16, 10am, Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre, Opposite to Macau Tower and Entertainment Centre, Macau, free to watch. Inquiries: (853) 2858 0762

6th Rice Dumpling Festival

Rice dumpling showcase includes a rice dumpling expo and activities such as a rice dumpling making competition. Jun 13, 3pm-8pm, Sai Van Lake Square, in front of the Macau Tower and Entertainment Centre, Macau, free entry. Inquiries: (853) 8391 1195

Feast of St Anthony

Events commemorating the Christian saint's day include a procession during which believers carry the statue of St Anthony from St Anthony's Church to Cam?es Garden and then back again. Jun 13, from 5.30pm, St Anthony's Church, St Anthony's St, Macau. Inquiries: (853) 2857 3732

Evening Musicale

French band Ma Valise serve up a combination of pop, Latin, Eastern Europe gypsy and African music. Jun 19, 5pm, Amphitheatre of Ave da Praia, Carmo Zone, Taipa, Macau, free. Inquiries: (853) 8988 4130