Exhibitions Palimpseptic Paintings, installations and videos works by Hong Kong-based Portuguese artist Joao Vasco Paiva. Today, by appointment, Saamlung, 26/F Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org . Ends today German Shades of Green Exhibition showcasing German creative product design and environmental protection. Today-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe Institut, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Sat Live the Dream - Dali Sixteen sculptures and prints by Surrealist artist Salvador Dal? Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8666. Ends Dec 18 Hong Kong Big Rock v Big Container Paintings and audio works by Dada Tam and Lam Hon-kin of containers that express their ideas about issues such as materialism and consumerism. Daily, 10am-8pm, L1, L7-10 and L7-12A, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802-9440. Ends Dec 31 Solo Exhibition by Kingsley Ng Video and other works by the local artist that attempt to draw viewers into an utopian space at the threshold of consciousness. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Jan 8, 2012 In Search of the Ideal Nation - Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution Exhibition about Dr Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes he and his followers brought about. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28 Performing Arts Innocence The HK Academy for Performing Arts presents a drama consisting of loosely connected stories from the edge of society. In Cantonese. Dec 5-10, 7.45pm, also Dec 10, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8580 Opus One Piano Trio Pianist Warren Lee, violinist Wong Sze-hang and cellist Richard Bamping play works by Piazzolla, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Dec 5, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 Vitaly Pisarenko Piano Recital The Russian pianist plays an all-Liszt programme. Dec 5, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6494 1471 LeonXu Concert 2011 Mando-pop singer-actor Leon Lai Ming performs. Dec 5-11, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$120-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134 Good Music This Lunch HK Sinfonietta musicians play Sarasate's Navarra (Danza Espagnole) and Brahms' Piano Quartet No 1 in G Minor. Dec 6, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336 Christmas Concert The University of HK's University Chamber Choir and members of the HK Chamber Orchestra perform works by J.S. Bach, Marcello and Christmas carols. Dec 6, 7.30pm, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre Theatre, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045 Ryu Goto and HK Baptist University Symphony Orchestra Johnny M. Poon conducts the Japanese violinist and the university orchestra playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major and Mussorgsky-Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition. Dec 6, 7.30pm, Academic Community Hall, Ho Sin Hang Campus, HK Baptist University, Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, free with ticket. Inquiries: 3411 7047 Birdhouse Factory ABA Productions presents Cirque Mechanics' acrobatic and comedic production set in a factory where the workers are acrobats and the machines circus props. Dec 6-10, 7.45pm, also Dec 10, 3pm, Dec 11, 11am, 4pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$795 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150 RTHK Quartet Second Anniversary Concert Violinists Li Hoai-nam and Ayako Ichimaru, viola player Elvis Chan and cellist Laurent Perrin play works by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. Dec 6, 8pm, Studio 1, Radio Television HK, 30 Broadcast Drive, Kowloon Tong, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2339 6425 Hodie Christus Natus Est Jennie Wong and Vivian Suen conduct The Cecilian Singers and organist Cherry Chan Tsz-wai performing choral works such as Sweelinck's Hodie Christus Natus Est and Buxtehude's Magnificat. Dec 7, 7.30pm, St John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd, Central, HK$100. Inquiries: 2570 3783 New Dance @ i-Dance i-Dance presents new dance works choreographed by Jay Peng Zhang, Daniel Wu Jiegong, Judy Yiu and Mayson Tong. Dec 7-8, 8pm, Y Space, Flat B, 3/F Wah Fung Industrial Centre, Block 1, 33-39 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Chung, HK$60. Inquiries: 2470 0511 The Best of Broadway Carl Topilow conducts vocalists Christiane Noll, Debbie Gravitte and Doug LaBrecque, and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from Broadway musicals. Dec 7-8, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Dialogos del Alma ... (Dialogues of the Soul ...) Flamenco dancers Ana Arroyo, Carlos Carbonell, Mylena Leclercq, Beata Surmiak, Michael Drabicki, Pawel Walczewski, Krzysztof Holowenko and Murilo Galves perform. Dec 7, 8.30pm, Y Theatre, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$250-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6900 1517 Gongs and Drums HK Academy for Performing Arts students and graduates perform Cantonese opera excerpts such as Fantasy of Heaven of Parting Sorrow (from The Dream of The Red Chamber). Dec 8-9, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$55, HK$85 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8580 Robin Hood - The Panto Hong Kong Players' Christmas pantomime based (loosely) on the legend of Robin Hood. In English. Dec 8-11, 7.30pm, also Dec 10, 2.30pm, Dec 11, 11am, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290, HK$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9852 2668 A Glee-ful Kassia Christmas The Kassia Men's Choir and Kassia Women's Choir perform works such as Last Christmas; the Po Leung Kuk joint school a cappella group guests. Dec 8-9, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 11 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2575 3931 Crazy E-Side Dance Company performs dance works choreographed by Ng Sze-wan, Li Yong-jing, Wong Tan-ki, David Leung and Dick Wong. Dec 9-10, 4pm, 8pm, Dec 11, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351 A Wonderful Christmas Time The HK Women's Choir performs works including A Ceremony of Carols and Santa Baby; proceeds go to Harmony House. Dec 9, 7.30pm, Rosary Church, 125 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$250, HK$500; and Dec 15, 7.30pm, The Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, HK$550, reservation recommended. Inquiries: 9674 9181 Mirror Image Liu Yinghong choreographs the HK Dance Company's experimental dance theatre production inspired by Classical Chinese dance, the changing seasons and different types of flowers. Dec 9-11, 7.45pm, also Dec 10-11, 2.45pm, 8/F Platform, HK Dance Company, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806 Bauhaus Manifesto Zuni Icosahedron's puppet electronic musical about Walter Gropius' the Staatliches Bauhaus (National School of Bauhaus)'s utopian design ideals. In Cantonese, English and German with Chinese and English surtitles. Dec 9-10, 8pm, also Dec 10, 3pm, Dec 11, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2893 8704 Dialogue Chan Ka-ching, Connie Lau, Lee Ka-ki, Chloe Wong and Yau Ka-kit perform dances that explore the paradoxes in communications choreographed by Pewan Chow and Jo Leung. Dec 9-10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Fruit Story Fantasy Puppet Theatre's production about seven fruits with different tastes and personalities. In Cantonese. Dec 9-10, 8pm, Dec 11, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Seven Decades of Timeless Hits Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing 'golden oldies' including works by Joseph Koo Ka-fai such as Lovers by the Misty River and The Bund. Dec 9-10, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600 The Isle Bonni Chan (who also stars with Lee Chi-man) and Janice Poon direct Theatre du Pif's production of Paul Poon's play about a couple's encounter on a remote island where their past and present overlap. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Dec 9-10, 16-17, 8pm, also Dec 11, 18, 5pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 2030 The Legend and The Hero Willy Tsao Sing-yuen choreographs (with Dominic Wong Dick-man and Bruce Wong Chun-bong) and directs City Contemporary Dance Company's epic dance theatre production about patriotic statesman-poet-martyr Qu Yuan (340-278BC). Dec 9-10, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803 The Twin Spirit Playwright Lo Ching-man directs Cinematic Theatre's production of his drama that juxtaposes a romance that took place many years ago in Shanghai and the development of a romantic relationship in present-day Hong Kong. In Cantonese. Dec 9-10, 8pm, Dec 11, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Dec 17, 8pm, Dec 18, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888 Cinema The Inspired Island: Home In Two Cities Documentary about Lin Hai-yin who was considered the doyenne of Taiwanese literature and looked upon as a selfless mother figure who nurtured a generation of the island's writers. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 5, 7pm, Dec 15, 7pm, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$65; Dec 8, 2.15pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$40 www.cinema.com.hk . Inquiries: 2388 0002 The 40th French Cinepanorama The Alliance Francaise presents a selection of French films, including the following three feature films and one short film programme. Until Dec 11. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK$75 www.amccinemas.com.hk ; Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk ; and HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2527 7825 Smugglers' Songs Historical drama about how, after the execution of famous outlaw-folk hero Louis Mandrin, his companions decide to take the risk of another campaign in France's southern provinces. Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche directs and stars. In French with English subtitles. Dec 5, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque. 17 Girls Muriel and Delphine Coulin's drama-comedy, inspired by actual events in 2008 in the US, about 17 schoolgirls who decide to get pregnant at the same time. In French with English subtitles. Dec 5, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Dec 10, 9.50pm, AMC Pacific Place. Straight Line Drama about a young athlete who loses his sight in a car crash and must subsequently race tethered to a guide, and the young female ex-con who acts as his eyes during a race. In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Dec 5, 9.50pm, Palace IFC, Dec 10, 6.10pm, AMC Pacific Place.