The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 October, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 October, 2005, 12:00am


18- to 19th-century European Paintings

Christine Lifestyles exhibits works including Francois Boucher's 18th-century Portrait of a Sleeping Lady and 19th-century painter Jean Capeinick's Spring. Today, 10am-7pm, The Arbour, 2/F IFC Mall, Central. Inquiries: 2537 7987. Ends today

A View from the East

Historical pictures by Chinese and western artists from 1750 to 1930. Today, 10.30am-7pm, Altfield Gallery, 248-249 Prince's Bldg, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 6370. Ends today


Photographs by David Biddlecombe, exploring Hong Kong Island East's diversity of chess players and tall buildings. Daily, 8am-9pm, 1/F Devon House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2844 5094. Ends Fri

Of Harvest Moons and Enchanted Lovers: Chinese Myths and Legends

Li Xinping weaves Chinese folk culture, legends and astrology into a tapestry of vivid imagery. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun and public holidays, noon-5pm, Osage Gallery, Lower Ground Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Sat

Gaylord Chan at 80

Paintings of abstract objects, symbols and body parts. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun and public holidays closed, Hanart TZ Gallery, 202 Henley Bldg, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019 or Ends Sat

M: Images

Steven Lam Woon-cheong reinterprets the face in abstract portraiture. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, public holidays, 6pm-10pm, Economist Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9463 1218. Ends Oct 17

Beijing in the Past

An exhibition of old pictures collected by the Capital Library of China showing the vivid styles and customs of Beijing. Daily, 10am-8pm, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2921 0285. Ends Nov 4

Performing Arts

Anjali 2005

Students of Sri Shakti Academy perform Indian classical dance. Today, 5pm, The Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Bldg, 345 Queen's Rd, Central, $100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9641 8214

Leon Lai Concert 2005

The Canto-pop singer performs. Today-Sat, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, Hunghom, $100-$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2111 5999

Dance Me to the End of Love

A Prelude

Theatre du Pif directors Sean Curran and Bonni Chan talk about the influence of Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha and the songs of Leonard Cohen in their upcoming show. The talk includes a performance by classical guitarist Steven Chau and Curran on vocals. Today, 8.30pm, Fringe Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Bass Guitar Clinic by Nathan East

Bass guitarist and vocalist of jazz group Fourplay, Nathan East, has recorded and played with Elton John, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. The Grammy-nominated artist performs. Today, 7.30pm, Lecture Hall, 5/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd, Central, free (tickets at Tom Lee Music, Cameron Lane, TST and Sheung Wan Civic Centre). Inquiries: 2737 7603

Musicarama 2005

An annual music festival organised by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild highlighting different music genres. Performers include the HK Philharmonic Orchestra. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $80-$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

The Matt McMahon Trio

Pianist/composer Matt McMahon and percussionist Simon Barker join Hongkonger Peter Scherr in a night of jazz. Tomorrow, 8pm, The Music and Drama Institute, 16/F Dotcom House, 128 Wellington St, Central, $150, tel: 2526 1499. Thu, 1pm, HK University of Science and Technology, Clearwater Bay Rd, Sai Kung, free. Fri, 10.30pm, The Blue Door, 5/F, 37 Cochrane St, Central, $80, includes one drink, tel: 2858 6555. Sat, 9pm, Innonation, Rm 402, One Hysan Ave, Causeway Bay, price TBC, tel: 3188 2466. Inquiries: 2526 1499

ARS Nova Guitar Quartet

The quartet from Rome create an arrangement from Vivaldi's Alla Rustica and Brouwer's 1939 Cubano con Pioggia to the jazz sounds of Joe Zawinul. Thu, 8pm, RTHK Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Broadcast Drive, Kowloon, free (registration required). Inquiries: 2339 6425

Suraya Abdul

Jazz singer Suraya Abdul performs. Thu and Sat, 9pm, Fri, 10.30pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, Connaught Rd, Central, $130, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2521 2322


Knowing and Helping People with Autistic Syndrome Disorder

American special education expert Stephen Shore conducts a seminar for parents and workers who are associated with autism. Simultaneous interpretation of English and Cantonese. Today, 9am-5pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hunghom, $580. Inquiries: 2528 4096

A Lunchtime Sojourn: Free Guided Meditation

Presented by the Art of Living Foundation. Every Wed, 12.50pm- 1.30pm, Fringe Club, Rehearsal Room, 1/F, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Inquiries: 6440 9933

The Point Of Narrative

Xu Xi leads a writing workshop on the strengths and flaws of a selection of pieces of contemporary fiction. Organised by the HK Writer's Circle. Tomorrow, 6.30pm-9pm, Bloomsbury Bookshop, 2/F Club Lusitano Bldg, Duddell St, Central, $250, $350. Inquiries:


Old Boy

In the second instalment of Park Chan-wook's vengeance trilogy, a man is imprisoned in a hotel room for 15 years and seeks revenge after his release. Grand Prix winner, Cannes Film Festival 2004. In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 7.40pm, with the last episode screened at 9.50pm. Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, $50. Inquiries: 2388 3188

The Best of 28th JVC Tokyo Video Festival

The world's longest running international video festival since starting in 1978, includes the Grand Prize winner Grainy Days (19 minutes) about the director's boring life as a factory worker. Today, 3.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, $50. Inquiries: 2388 3188

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLine credit-card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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