The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 September, 2003, 12:00am

Exhibitions


Fine Art Graduation Exhibition


The first annual show for fine art graduates from the Chinese University's SCS diploma programme showcases work in mixed media, oils, acrylic, ink and installation art. Today-tomorrow, Sep 8-11; Sep 13, 9am-10pm. SCS Central Learning Centre, Unit A, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3111 7222


Summer Exhibition


Schoeni's annual summer exhibition rotates more than 200 oil paintings by neo-realists Wang Yidong and Zhu Yiyong, as well as postmodernists Chen Yu and Shui Mei. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm. G/F, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central, and G/F, 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802 or go to www.schoeni.com.hk. Until Sep 8


The Past And Present Of Orthopaedics


Not for the faint-hearted, this exhibition traces the development of orthopaedic medicine in Hong Kong. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm. Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Central. Inquiries: 2549 5123. Until Nov 30


Crop Circle Cosmic Art


Co-organised with the HK UFO Club, this exhibition asks if there's anybody out there. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, noon-4pm. e-art.com.hk & Euro Cafe, HK Station, Airport Express, Central. Inquiries: rosettalui@e-art.com.hk. Until Sep 27.


Contemporary Ceramic Pillows


Popular during the Song Dynasty, the ceramic pillow is reinvented by present-day artists from around the world. Sat-Sep 26. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm. In conjunction with the exhibition, visiting potters Steve Heinemann and Takeshi Yasuda will hold workshops Sep 16-17 and Sep 29-30 respectively. The Pottery Workshop, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2525 2949


We Love Gor Gor


Commissioned by a businessman describing himself as one of Leslie Cheung's biggest fans, this exhibition shows 12 portraits of the actor and singer. Mon-Sat, 6pm-closing. One-fifth, Star Crest, 9 Star St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2861 3317. Until Sep 13


The Exhibition: Ceramics Of New Zealand


Contemporary ceramic art from New Zealand artists that ranges from the sculpted teapots of Rick Rudd to the figurines of Darryl Robertson. Tomorrow-27. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. Shop B, G/F, Tin On Sing Commercial Building, 41-43 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 5125


Performing Arts


Pancakes


Dejay Choi is Pancakes, a musician and composer who has five indie pop albums under her belt. In this performance, the 24-year-old shares her views on friends, families and careers and invites painters Chi Hoi, Chan Chi-cheung and Kwok Ying to contribute artwork to the show. Tomorrow, 6pm; Sun, 3pm and 8pm. HK City Hall. $120 and $150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


Kong Xiangdong


The Shanghai Conservatory and Curtis Institute-trained pianist gives a recital of Tchaikovsky's works, including The Seasons, Tomorrow, 8pm. Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre. $90, $150, $220, $280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2877 1226


Extra-curricular


The Fall Of HK: Britain, China And The Japanese Occupation


Philip Snow, author of the recently published book of the same title, tells the story of the occupation of Hong Kong from the perspective of each of the key powers and looks at the subsequent evolution of Hong Kong. Today, 6.15pm. Extension Activities Room, 8/F, City Hall High Block, Central. Free, no registration required. Inquiries 2813 7500 or www.royalasiaticsociety.org.hk


Aussie Rules Football


The Hong Kong Dragons are organising a day of football the Australian way and are pitting against each other teams from Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Tomorrow, 9am-6pm. Free. Tin Kwong Rd Recreation Ground, Kowloon. A post-match Indian buffet will be held at 8pm at the Viceroy, Sun Hung Kai Centre, Wan Chai, $200. Inquiries: 9773 4900


WINPAC Wine Fair


The fair offers an unlimited tasting of 1,000 New World wines and a buffet. In addition, SCMP readers can volunteer to join the consumer judging panel to taste all the winning wines and recommend the 'SCMP best mix-dozen' on which readers will qualify for a discount. Tomorrow, 3pm-9pm. Conrad Hotel, Admiralty. $350. Inquiries: 2293 2368 or www.winpac-hk.com


Banking For Profits In Asia


Three panellists, Vincent Plant, head of consumer banking for Standard Chartered Bank, and Greg and Emmanuel Pitsilis, authors of Banking In Asia, discuss key opportunities and challenges facing Asia's banks today. Sep 8, 12.30pm lunch, 1.10pm address. FCC, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. $150, $170. Inquiries: 2521 1511


Wittgenstein's Language Games


The HK Philosophy Cafe invites all those interested in 20th-century philosophy to go to its regular meeting and give their interpretation - this time on Wittgenstein's language games. Sep 9, 7.30pm. Fringe Club, 2/F, Fotogalerie, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: philosophycafe@yahoo.com


Ask The Expert


For questions about setting up and running your own business, the WBOC (Women's Business Owners Club, which also welcomes men to events) has brought together a panel of experts from the fields of banking, IT, law and insurance. Sep 9, 6.30pm. HK Football Club, 2/F, 3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley. $299-$399. For every $50 donation to the WBOC you can have a 15-minute confidential session with any one of the experts. Inquiries: 2541 0446


Film


Commonwealth Bank Australian Film Festival


Eight Australian films make their Hong Kong debut. The comedy The Man Who Sued God casts Billy Connolly as a man attempting to avenge himself on the Almighty when his house is destroyed by lightning, while Danny Deckchair sees Rhys Ifans escaping his suburban prison by taking off in a deckchair tied with helium balloons. The Hard Word depicts a venal police system and Beneath Clouds the search for identity by black and white Australians. Today-Sep 14. Call for locations, times and details of outdoor screenings. $50. HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2585 4404


Unknown Pleasures


Mainland director Jia Zhangke's movie about disaffected youth. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Tomorrow, Sep 13 and 26, 7.30pm; Sep 21, 2.30pm. Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. $50 HK Ticketing. Inquiries, call 2582 0200


Oceanmen: Extreme Dive


The latest Omnimax show is the story of deep-water divers. Wed-Mon, 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm. The Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226 or www.hk.space.museum. Until Jan 31, 2004


Night Scene


Rude Movements


DJ Simon Pang spins his monthly meltdown of tunes from past and present. Tomorrow, 9.30pm. 1/5 Star Crest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 2515


Fresh 'n' Funky


Founder of one of London's longest-running R'N'B nights, DJ Brian Norman returns . Sep 11, opens 7pm. Non-members' entrance after 11.30pm is $100. Drop, B/F, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2543 8856 or info@drophk.com


Urbtix: 2734 9009 Urbtix/CityLine credit card booking: 2111 5999 Fringe: 2521 7251 CityLine: 2317 6666 HK Ticketing: 3128 8288


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