The Planner

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 October, 2003, 12:00am


Alumni Exhibition

Mainly focused on Chinese ink painting, alumni of the School of Continuing Studies show their recent works. Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm; Sat, 9am-5pm. SCS Central Learning Centre, Unit A, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3111 7222. Until Oct 30

Keeping Cool XI

The 11th year of Galerie La Vong's summer show offers Nguyen Trung's tranquil paintings and nudes, Pham Luan's lotus pond landscapes and a selection of the late Buu Chi's nude drawings and oil paintings, in memory of his contribution to Vietnamese art. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm. Galerie La Vong, 13/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Until Oct 31

Desire And Devotion

John Ford began collecting art from India, Nepal and Tibet in 1961. Today, the John and Berthe Ford Collection has one of the world's finest private collections of Asian art. The 150 items include sculptures, miniatures and thanka paintings ranging from the 3rd century BC to the 19th century. Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1pm-6pm. HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST. $20. Tel: 2721 0116. Until Nov 2

Jim Thalassoudis

Working from his photographs of the sky over Adelaide. Tue-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat-Sun, noon-6pm. Bark Modern Art Gallery, 1/F, 13-14 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2537 7271 or www.barkmodernart. com. Until Nov 3

Travelling Pat Cale exhibits her simple ink paintings of nude women. Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm. Opt Studio Gallery, 5 Prince's Terrace, G/F, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2536 9818 or Until Nov 5

Images Of Women VIII

Celebrating the myriad interpretations of women's identities in past and present society the show includes work by Zhang Li, Wang Yiguang, Liu Ye and Qi Zhilong. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm. Schoeni Art Gallery, G/F, 21-31 Old Bailey St and 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Until Nov 12

Northern Horizons

Yu Hanxi's oil paintings depict the ethnicity and culture of the Tibetan people in an intimate, photographic style. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the enormous 4-metre by 1.8-metre Story Of Tibet, portraying a larger-than-life group of Tibetans. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Gallery on Old Bailey, 17 Old Bailey St, SoHo, Central. Inquiries: 2869 7122. Until Nov 13

Town Corners

Chinese University of Hong Kong art teacher Yan Man-wai exhibits acrylic paintings. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm. Choice Cup Gallery, G/F, Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2804 2222. Until Nov 14

Performing Arts

Bill Frisell & The Intercontinentals

Guitarist Bill Frisell has played for more than 20 years on the international jazz scene. He was named Guitarist of the Year at the Annual Jazz Awards in New York City in 1998 and 1999. His music is influenced by rock, country and bluegrass, among others. Tomorrow, 8pm. Concert Hall, HK City Hall. $200-$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 or

Percussion Carnival

A performance of African drum music, as well as eclectic music pieces using plastic bags, spoons and forks. The audience can bring their own small percussion instruments and play with the performers. Also featuring music by Barry Manilow, Bizet and others. Children aged three and up are welcome. Sat, 2.30pm. Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun. $90-$150 Urbtix. Programme inquiries: 2268 7321

Dance Me To The End Of Love

Based on Nobel Prize-winning author Herman Hesse's famous novel Siddharta and the songs of Leonard Cohen. This fusion of theatre, dance and music tells the story of Siddharta's life journey in search of truth that leads him through the temptations of luxury, wealth and love to his destiny. Performed by Theatre du Pif with choreography by Alan Greig. Tomorrow and Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Edinburgh Place, Central. $100, $150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 2030

Academy Jazz Week

Students from HK Academy for the Performing Arts perform live jazz. Oct 27, 1.15pm, Academy Atrium Lounge, 1/F Foyer; Oct 28, 8pm. Academy Concert Hall. Free. (Tickets for Oct 28 performance will be released half an hour before the show.) Inquiries: 2584 8580

Extra Curricular

The Ugly Duckling

Uncle Dave's Big Day Out presents a live musical drama for children aged two to 9. Sat, 11.30am and 2.30pm; Sun, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Grappa's Country, Jardine House, Central. $150 advance ( or $180 at door. Includes lunch buffet. Free for children under two. Inquiries: 2114 7139

Shagadellic 3

Dress up and party to the music of the 1960s and 70s at this themed charity night. Sat, 7.30pm till late. HK Football Club, 3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley. $650, includes buffet dinner and free bar until 10.30pm (followed by cash bar). Profits go to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation. Inquiries and bookings: 2832 2186

The Dangers And Abuses Of Security Legislation

Amnesty International hosts an open forum led by Tian Chua, vice-chair of Malaysian opposition party, the National Justice Party, and a former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience. Discussion will centre on security legislation in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Sat, 7pm-9pm. Free. Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hughes Room, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Audition For A Christmas Carol

Experienced men and women aged 18 to 40 with strong singing and acting skills are invited to submit CV and photo to, fax: 2591 5660 or mail to Paramount Star Ltd, 14/F, Matheson Centre, Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Deadline: Oct 27. Performance dates: Dec 13-14. Inquiries: 2591 5628

HK Harbour Fest

Oct 24: t.A.T.u/Atomic Kitten/Twins $588, $388, $288, $158; Oct 25: Westlife/Energy & Evonne Hsu $588, $388, $288 $158; Oct 26: Air Supply/Ronald Cheng & Eason Chan $388, $288 $158; Oct 28: UMOJA Charity Premiere $495, $395, $295, $195; Oct 30: Gipsy Kings/Danny Diaz $588, $388, $288, $158; Oct 31: Asian All-Star Night Shine/Boy'z/Candy Lo/Gigi Leung/Yumiko $388, $288, $158; Nov 1: Santana $988, $758, $488, $258; Nov 2: Gary Valenciano (two shows) All seats $158; Nov 6: Neil Young and Michelle Branch $988, $758, $488, $258; Nov 7 and 9: The Rolling Stones, $1,988, $1,288, $588, $288. Tamar Site, Admiralty. All shows 8pm unless stated. Line-ups subject to change ( Tickets from Tom Lee outlets and HK Ticketing - hotline 3128 8288.

Rockit Festival

Oct 25: Finlay Quaye (UK), A Guy Called Gerald (UK), The Feelers (NZ), Electric Eel Shock (JP), Six By Seven (UK), DJ Suv Live Showcase (UK), Waxed Apple (UK), Robot Live (Hong Kong), Buddhiston (JP), The Academy (HK), Uncle Joe (HK), Whence He Came (HK), DSC (HK). Oct 26: The Spanish Harlem Orchestra (USA), Regurgitator (AUS), Gold Rush (UK), Mark Gardener (ex-Ride) (UK), DJ Marky, XRS & Stamina MC (Brazil), Boom Box (UK), Leslie Loh (UK), Semi IQ and The Gospel Nation Ever (HK), Boom Box Sound System (UK), Erratica (HK), White Label (HK)

Victoria Park. Local acts and children's entertainment to be announced. Tickets: $120 per day, available from HMV outlets. Limited number of tickets available on the door. Visit


Chinese Film Panorama 2003 Eleven recent mainland films. All films are in Putonghua with English subtitles. $40 Urbtix. Various venues, for inquiries and programme information: 2734 2900 or Until Oct 31

German Language Film Festival Continuing with award-winning feature films, documentaries and short films. With English subtitles. Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, Upper Basement, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. $30, $50 HK Ticketing. Programme inquiries: 2802 0088 or Until Nov 2

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

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