The Planner

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 April, 2004, 12:00am


Ink Traces: Zen Daruma Paintings

An exhibition of monochromatic paintings from the early 20th century, depicting Daruma, the first Zen Buddhist patriarch, as a symbol of insight. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 11am-6.30pm. Tao Evolution, G/F, 62A Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1315. Ends Sat

Into the 8th

The John Batten Gallery celebrates its seventh anniversary with an exhibition of highlights from the last seven years, new photographs by Luke Ching Chin-wa and Rick Martin, and new paintings by John Young Tse-wing. A satellite exhibition in 2 Sardines restaurant (43 Elgin St, SoHo) features the photography of Michael Wolf. Tue-Sat, 1pm-7pm; Sun, 2pm-5pm. John Batten Gallery, G/F, 64 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2854 1018.

Ends Sat

Objects for the Scholar's Desk

More than 100 items from the desks of traditional Chinese

scholars of the literati, from brushes and ink to table screens and zithers, some dating back to the Han dynasty. Mon-Sat, 10am-4.45pm; Sun, 12.30pm-5.30pm. West-wing Galleries, Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 2609 7416. Ends Sun

Cries and Whispers

A joint exhibition by French-born Australian artist Christine Maudy and Australian resident of Chinese origin, Yifeng Tan. Maudy's work are bright abstract paintings while Tan's quirky characters

reflect Australia's multicultural

society. Tue-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat-Sun, noon-6pm. Bark Modern Art, 1/F, 13-14 Lan Kwai Fong, Central.

Inquiries: 2537 7271. Ends Sun

Performing Arts

Know your Brass Instruments

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta gives a performance with demonstrations, explanations and a question and answer session. Presented and conducted by Yip Wing-sie. The programme includes pieces by

Vivaldi, Saint-Saens and Bach. In Cantonese with English

programme notes. Sun, 3pm. Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. $90-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries 2836 3336

Into the Woods

A musical based on the Grimms' fairytale about a couple cursed with childlessness by a witch. To reverse the spell, they must perform certain tasks, and learn the pitfalls of greed, pride and foolishness on the way. Performed by Bloody Offal Productions. In

English. For children aged over eight. May 6-7, 7.30pm; May 8, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Shouson

Theatre, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. $180, $200 HK

Ticketing. Inquiries: 2511 6192

HK Philharmonic Orchestra and Hilary Hahn

Young classical violinist Hilary Hahn, named America's best young classical musician by Time magazine in 2001, performs with the HKPO. The programme includes Paganini's First Violin Concerto and Bruckner's Symphony No4. Conducted by Gunther Herbig. May 7-8, 8pm. Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $100-$360. Inquiries: 2312 6103

Augustin Dumay

The Paris-born and Conservatoire-trained violinist performs with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. The programme includes Debussy's Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un faune and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64. May 8, 8pm. Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.

$100-$300 Urbtix. Inquiries, go to:


Art and Architecture

A talk by French artist and former architect Youri Leroux. Volkswagen Fotogalerie, Fringe Club, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. In French with English interpretation. Today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Reservations

required, call 2858 5072. The artist's exhibition opens on Sat at Chouinard Gallery, G/F, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels.

Leadership and Talent in Asia: How the Best Employers Deliver Extraordinary Performance

Author Mick Bennett presents his latest book and shares his views and experience of the human

resources industry. Tomorrow, 6pm. Bloomsbury Bookshop 2/F, Club Lusitano Building, Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2877 3161

Island School Evening Institute

Offering 50 different courses, workshops and talks including website design, languages, art and more. In English. Terms start Mon. Inquiries: 2526 5884 or go to


Novel Drama Melodrama

The Hong Kong Film Archive screens Cantonese and Putonghua literary adaptations created in the 1950s and 1960s. Cantonese classics until tomorrow, Putonghua classics from Sat. Some films have English subtitles. 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. $30, Urbtix.

Inquiries: 2734 2900 or go to Ends May 30

Mars Odyssey

A 40-minute sky show that brings the audience on a virtual journey to Mars. Daily, 2.40pm and 6.10pm. Sun and public holidays, extra show at 11.10am. Space Theatre, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. $24, $32 Urbtix and the Space Museum. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends May 24

Night Scene

Koncrete Jungle

Presented by Phreaktion Crew, with rotating resident DJs and special guests. Every Thu, 9pm until late. Free. Ruums, 17 Lan Kwai Fong. Inquiries: 2147 9595

Thinking Out Loud

Pop rock and infectious dance tunes with the Hong Kong band. Tomorrow, 10.30pm. Fringe Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. $80, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Donna Robbins

Singing jazz, pop, R&B and ballads. Mon-Thu, 8pm-midnight, and until 1am on Fri-Sat. Island Shangri-La Hotel, 6/F, Lobster Bar & Grill,

Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd, Central. Reservations: 2820 8560. Until end May

St Tropez

With Cafe de Paris' famous DJ,

P Grant. One for the beautiful people. One-fifth, StarCrest, 9 Star St, Wan Chai. Free. 11pm until late.

Inquiries: 2520 2515

Urbtix: 2734 9009


credit-card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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