The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 November, 2003, 12:00am


A Vintage Display

An exhibition of historic photographs from the archives of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and vintage travel posters. Daily, 9am-7pm. Mandarin Oriental, Connaught Rd, Central. Ends today


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

Palais Du Chine

Jia Juanli is one of China's most highly regarded female artists. This solo exhibition by the Paris-based artist features evocative portraits of Qing court ladies in elegant surroundings. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Connoisseur Art Gallery, G3, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2868 5358. Ends Sat

A Time For Reflection

Liu Changwen hails from Chongqing and has exhibited internationally. His oil portraits capture the fervour of youthful exuberance while providing a deeper look into the emotions of the time. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway. Inquiries: 2525 0529 or www.galerie Ends Sun


This bilingual preschool for physical and mentally challenged children hosts its second charity event, with 25 local and overseas artists exhibiting about 300 pieces of art for sale. A portion of all proceeds goes to Watchdog. Nov 10, 6pm-9pm. Aberdeen Marina Club, 8 Shum Wan Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2555 8321

Keeping Cool XI

The 11th year of the gallery'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 Nov 11

Keeping Traditions

An exhibition of more than 70 photographs by award-winning photographer Richard Yee. His work covers subjects such as people, places, nature and cities on gelatin silver prints, the most sophisticated process for black and white photography. In aid of the AIA Foundation benefitting Hong Kong charities. Daily, 11am-6pm. Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 4/F Exhibition Gallery, TST. Inquiries: 2895 8878. Ends Nov 12

Town Corners

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

Human Touch 2

Noel de Guzman is a Manila-born, Hong Kong-based artist. He paints using his hands and feet (no paintbrushes) to achieve texture. His latest exhibition comprises abstract works in strong colours and heavy textured lines. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 1pm-7pm. Karin Weber Gallery, 32A Staunton St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends Nov 15

Let's Hide In The Park

Hong Kong artist Stephen Lam enjoyed years strolling in New York City's parks and his exquisite photography lovingly recalls Manhattan's Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Tue-Sun, noon-10.30pm. Agnes B's Librairie Galerie, 22 Elgin St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Until Nov 16

Performing Arts

Takako Nishizaki Charity Concert

The world-renowned violinist performs two concerts in aid of the Pathways Foundation for children with learning disabilities. Today and tomorrow, 8pm. HK Cultural Centre. $300-$1,200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2541 9393

Martin Mastik

An American born in Prague, classical guitarist Martin Mastik has played and taught all over the world. He will perform a varied programme of German lute, Spanish and Portugese baroque, Bach, and South American and Spanish romantic guitar. Tomorrow, 7.30pm. $250 concert only; $525 including dinner. For tickets and venue information: 2719 4749

Lady In The Van

A show of dance, music and drama, featuring Alan Bennett's play, Lady In The Van. Performed by students of the HK Vocational Centre, which provides services for adults with special needs. Thu-Fri, 7pm. Fringe Theatre, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. $45-$70. Inquiries: 2521 7251 or

Mozart Whiz Kids

The HK Philharmonic Orchestra presents prize-winning 12-year-old pianist, Rachel Cheung. She will play Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 in D Minor. Conducted by Samuel Wong. Fri, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium; Sat, 8pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University. $60-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2312 6103 or

The Enigma Of Desire - Dali Vs Gala

A first-time collaboration between award-winning choreographers/dancers Xing Liang and Mui Cheuk-yin, inspired by the works and life of the artist Salvador Dali. Thu-Fri, 9.30pm; Sat, 7pm and 9.30pm. Fringe Club Studio, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. $150. Inquiries: 2726 9091

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

The American Community Theatre presents the award-winning musical, based on a day in the life of Charlie Brown. Tomorrow-Fri, 8pm; Sat-Sun, 3pm and 8pm. Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $150, $220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2572 2428


Ayurveda talk

Dr G Bhalgat, specialist in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of herbal medicine and therapy, talks about its reputedly preventative and health-promoting effects. Today and tomorrow, 7pm-8.45pm. Life Management Yoga Centre, 11/F, Kimberly House, 35 Kimberly Rd, TST. Free. Inquiries: 2191 9651

Textile Bazaar

Featuring textiles, fashion, costumes, books, weaving and dyeing demonstrations. Sat, 10am-3pm. Fringe Club, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. $20, includes exclusive visits to nearby studios and map of recommended shops. Inquiries: 2301 2215 or

HK Harbour Fest

Thu: Neil Young and Michelle Branch $988, $758, $488, $258; Fri and Sun: 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,


The Father Of HK Cinema

Lai Man-wai (1893-1953) was a film and stage pioneer in HK. To commemorate the 110th anniversary of his birth, there is an exhibition of his personal artefacts, lectures and four of his films. $30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Until Nov 9 Urbtix: 2734 9009 Urbtix/CityLine credit card booking: 2111 5999 Fringe: 2521 7251 CityLine: 2317 6666 HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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