The Planner

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 March, 2006, 12:00am


The Silk Road: Treasures from Xinjiang

Bronze Age to 14th-century treasures collected from various museums and archaeological sites in Xinjiang, including gold ornaments, bronzeware, textile products and funerary items. Today, 10am-7pm, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends today

The Enchanting Art of Paper-cutting: Switzerland and Foshan, China

Paper-cuts by Chinese and Swiss artists, with works from the late Qing and early Republican periods to modern times. Today, 1.30pm-5.30pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, 94 Bonham Rd, Pokfulam. Inquiries: 2241 5500. Ends today

Mongolia Vastness, Magnificence and Simplicity

Marc Progin's photography of his 7,500km bicycle journey across the Gobi Desert and Kanghai mountains. Today-tomorrow, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, The Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9215. Ends tomorrow

Walking in the Air

Iain Reid's paintings reflect his flying experiences across Australia. Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm, 5 o.p.t Studio/Gallery, G/F, 5 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2536 9818. Ends Mar 28


Anita Ng Yuen-kwan from Esvigo photographs faces that have been layered with coats of dark paint. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, the Economist Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Mar 30

The Songs of a Survivor

Russian-born painter Tamara Bekier exhibits works that are based on her experiences of war, hunger, degradation, and living in Australia. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Galerie des Arts et de la Culture, Merlin Bldg, M/F, 32 Cochrane St, Central. Inquiries: 2984 2110. Ends Mar 31

Once Upon a Time

Michelle Fung Kuen-suet's photographs of spiralling staircases and swirling river streams. Mon-Thu, noon-midnight, Fri-Sat, noon-3am, Fotogalerie, 2/F Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Apr 1

Painterly Calligraphy, John Way

Shanghai-born John Way, whose works have been made into Swiss stamps, paints free-flowing expressionist calligraphy. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Alisan Fine Arts, 315 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Apr 8

Barry Ong

Prints and paintings related to Buddha heads and abstract images. Daily, 5.30pm-late, The Vodka Bar, 13 Old Bailey St, SoHo. Inquiries: 9803 6650. Ends Apr 14

Comix Magneto

Twenty-seven local artists collaborate in the Comix Home Base project. Daily, 10am-8pm, Pao Gallery, 4/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends Apr 15

Angkor Wat - In Search of Ruins

Polish photographer Jacek Piwowarczyk captures the ancient city of Angkor Wat. Daily, noon-8.30pm, The Travellers' Home Bookshop, 2/F, 55 Hankow Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2380 8380. Ends Apr 15

Tang 2

Li Xinping displays Tang-inspired ceramics, and figurative and abstract paintings. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Gallery, 45 Caine Rd, L/G Shop 1, corner of Old Bailey St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Apr 19

Early 20th-century Guangdong Painting

Featuring early 20th-century Guangdong paintings by artists including Gao Jianfu, Huang Shaomei, Huang Bore, Zhang Guchu, Zhao Haogong and Lu Zhenhuan. Daily, 10am-6pm, (closed Thu), HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $5, $10. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Jul 30

Performing Arts

Tom Lee Music Carnival

Monthly music event featuring Drum Circle (2pm-3.30pm) and local bands (3.30pm-6pm), including Real, Trend, So What, Empty Tomb, Black Seraphine and Lazy Susans. Sun, 2pm-6pm, HK Cultural Centre, Piazza Area C, TST, free. Inquiries:

Actors in Military Roles in Chinese Opera

Peking and Kunqu Opera Wusheng present a selection of Chinese opera, including On Centipede Range and Eight Mallets. Today, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

The Boy Friend

A 1920s English heiress posing as a working girl falls in love with a wealthy son disguised as a delivery boy. Performed by the Hong Kong Singers. Today, 2.30pm and 7pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $250-$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2537 4180

Xi Nai On Rock

Director Roy Szeto stages a play about housewives who dream of nothing but rock 'n' roll. Starring Fung Wai-hang, Poon Pik-wan, Yeung Sze-man and Cheung Kam-ching. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Today-Apr 3, 7.45pm (Sun also at 2.45pm), HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $120-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

20th-century Chamber Music

Musicians from orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and City Chamber Orchestra perform works by Prokofiev, Bernstein, Ravel and Copland. Performers include: Gallant Ho (violin), Lee Chui-tan (violin), Alice Rosen (viola), Shelagh Walker (cello), Leanne Manning (clarinet) and Mary Wu Mei-loc (piano) - Tue, 8pm, MDI Recital Hall, 16/F, Dotcom House, 128 Wellington St, Central, $80; Mar 23, 7.30pm, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 9622 6920

Pieces of Eight

Sha Tin College students perform extracts from Greek tragedy, Asian epic theatre and modern British drama. Tue-Wed, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $80 (members), $99 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

French Clarinet Classics

Clarinettist Leanne Manning and pianist Mary Wu offer a repertoire of music by Debussy, Roussel and Poulenc. Wed, 1.15pm-1.55pm, St John's Cathedral, Garden Road, Central, free. Inquiries: 2523 4157


Taiwanese boy band with Jerry Yan Cheng-xu, Vanness Wu Jian-hao, Vic Chou Yu-min and Ken Chu Xian-tian) return, covering hits made famous by Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing and songs from Fantasty 4ever. Wed-Sat, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, Hunghom, $120-$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

Zheng Virtuosi in Concert

The director of the Hong Kong Zheng Academy, So Chun-bo, performs with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Soloists include Hong Kong's Hon See-wah and Choi Ngar-si, and Wang Zhongshan from Beijing. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The Ugly Duckling

The Carol Bateman School of Dancing and the London School of Ballet perform the tale of an ugly duckling's transformation into a beautiful swan. Fri, 7.30pm, Sat, 3pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2397 4769

All Over The World, Tonight!

Kassia Women's Choir celebrate global music with songs including the Russian folk song Kalinka, the Taiwanese folk song Diu Diu Dang A and the Latin Salsa Picante. The choir will be accompanied by African drums, Latin-American congas, Ecuadorian rain sticks and American-Indian drums. Mar 27-28, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Bldg, 345 Queen's Rd, Sheung Wan, $180, $200. Inquiries: 2575 3931

Romeo and Juliet

Bareknuckle Shakespeare stages the story of desperate young lovers who are oppressed by their parents and society. Mar 28, 8.30pm, Mar 29-30, 6pm and 8.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $75 (members), $100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Jamie Cullum Live

The British jazz singer performs. Apr 2, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $388-$988 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

IndieLabel's Fifth Anniversary Show

Showcasing BlackWine, Hyponic, Kolor and more. Apr 2, 6pm, Wei Hing Theatre, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Bay, $60 (advance), $65 (at the door). Inquiries: 9191 2649


Bollywood star Hema Halini and her daughters Esha and Ahana Deol perform classical Indian ballet.

Apr 4, 7.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytech University, Hunghom, $100-$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6019 0621

Sigur Ros Live in Hong Kong

Icelandic progressive rock band Sigur Ros, with Jon Thor Birgisson (vocals, guitar), Georg Holm (bass), Kjartan Sveinsson (keyboard, guitar) and Orri Pall Dyrason (drums), hit the stage with their latest album, Takk ... Apr 7, 8pm, HITEC, 1 Trademart Drive. Kowloon Bay, $450, $590 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

Simple Minds Black and White Tour

The new-wave Glaswegian band return with a new album. Apr 28, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Wan Chai, $580, $780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239


Saying/Unsaying: The Emergence of the Chinese Avant-Garde

The Asia Art Archive present a talk with Valerie Doran. In English. Tomorrow, 6.30pm-8pm, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2815 1112

Sedan Chair Race Superheroes

Sedan chair racers dress up as superheroes and run from Central's Cheung Kong Center in Central, to AON China Building, in Theatre Lane, Central. Tomorrow, 5pm, free. Inquiries: 2849 6938

Parents' Workshop in the Early Childhood English Centre

Featuring a series of parent-training sessions for parents of children aged between two and five years old. Tomorrow: Developing Writing Skills in Children Under Five. Mar 28: Promoting Positive Behaviour in Children Under Five. 6.30pm-7.30pm, 1/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, free (registration required). Inquiries: 2913 5546

Johnnie To on Location

Director Jonnie To (Election, The Mission and Running out of Time) discusses his photography exhibition of film images shot on location. In Cantonese. Tue, 6pm, 1/F, Devon House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2844 5094

How to Become a Rainmaker

The Women Business Owners' Club host a seminar on Getting and Retaining Customers. Tue, 6.30pm-10pm, One Bar and Grill, One Exchange Square, Central, $300, $425, includes dinner and lucky draw. Inquiries:

Anthropological Talk

Yip Ping, from the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, provides a talk on the tulou (earth buildings) of Fujian and the conflicts between residents and the government. Wed, 7pm, HK Museum of History, Lecture Theatre, G/F, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST East, free. Inquiries: 6010 0364

Shoulder and Upper Limb Injuries in Tennis

Dr Christopher Tong, an orthopaedic surgeon, and physiotherapy director Janice Morton discuss prevention and treatments for injuries. Thu, 7pm-8.30pm, Sportsperformance, 8/F AON China Bldg, 29 Queen's Rd Central, free, includes light lunch (registration required). Inquiries:

Mass Extinctions

The Royal Geographical Society hosts a talk about the mass extinctions of history by Professor Paul Wignall of Leeds University. Thu, 6.30pm (drinks), 7.30pm (lecture), 2/F Olympic House, So Kong Po, Causeway Bay, $50-$150. Inquiries:

Elyse Sewell Book Signing

The former America's Next Top Model contestant signs her book, Beauty and the Biz - The International Adventures of America's Third-to-Next Top Model. Fri, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Dymocks, IFC Mall, Shop 2007-2011, Level 2, Central, free. Inquiries: 2117 0360

Star Factor Talent Search

The Kids' Gallery hosts a search for talented performers (aged six to 16) to be held on June 19. First prize is $10,000, plus other awards. Open auditions on Mar 26, 4pm-6pm, and by appointment, Kids' Gallery, 21/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2501 4842 or



Atom Egoyan and his wife, Arsinee Khanjian, play a couple on holiday in Armenia. Today, 8pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Adjuster

An unconventional family reveals its fetishes when the insurance-adjuster husband offers his services in bed, and the wife watches R-rated films non-stop. In English. Winner of the best Canadian feature film at the 1991 Toronto Film Festival. In English. Today, 6pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

National Film Board Shorts

A selection of three Canadian shorts. Director Chris Landreth's Ryan (2004) is a computer- animated documentary about former filmmaker Ryan Larkin, who was nominated for an Oscar, but is now living on welfare. Hardwood (2004) is a personal story of director Hubert Davis and his famous father Mel Davis, a former Harlem Globetrotter. In In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (2004), filmmaker Karen Cho explores how Chinese immigrants were unwelcome in a country they called home. Today, 4pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The 11th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards 2005

Finalist showcase of shorts and home videos (including the following two shorts). Today-Mar 26, various times, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $30, $50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Finalist (Open Category) Showcase - Programme 2

Showing shorts including Kong Khong-chang's Name of Wu Mei (16 mins); Fung King-long's Just Love (29 mins); Cheung Kwok-man's Graffiti and Home Movies (9 mins). Today, 9pm, Agnes b. Cinema!, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $30, $50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Finalist (Youth Category) Showcase

Shorts including Yan Shing-wai's Here (4 mins); Lau Pok-yin's Shit (20 secs); Chow King-sum's Anyone Here? (16 mins); Woo Ling-chi's O Budget (11 mins). Today, 4pm, Agnes b. Cinema!, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $30, $50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Featuring more than 170 films, world premieres, documentaries, shorts and outdoor showings. Apr 4-19, various venues and times, $30-$60 (tickets available from website, counter booking starts Thu ). Inquiries:

The Human Body

An internal journey of the human body and its functions through thermal imaging, X-ray and computer graphics. Daily, 3.50pm, 7.20pm, (Sat-Sun and public holidays also at 12.20pm), Omnimax Space Theatre, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24, $32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Mar 31


Everlasting Youth

Theatre Farmers zooms in family life. Today, 8pm, Small Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, $100 - $60 patacas. In Cantonese with Portuguese and English surtitles. Inquiries: (853) 399 6633 or

Trading Twins

Macau Kaifong Chinese Opera Troupe perform a tale of twin brothers Long Guanghua and Long Jihua who are engaged to be married, but are forced to leave their home and their fiancees behind. Today, 7.30pm, Alegria Theatre, Est. Repouso, $60. Inquiries: Inquiries: (853) 399 6633 or

Chamber Music Series, Concert Five: Scenes of Northern Europe

The Macau Orchestra offer a repertoire of Sibelius, Grieg and Ewald. Fri, 8pm, D. Pedro V Theatre, St. Augustine Square, $30 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 399 6633 or

Paradise Village

Doci Papiacam di Macao Theatre Group presents a drama about an unexpected event that causes villagers to defend their homes. Sat-Mar 26, Small Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, $100-$60 patacas. In patois with Cantonese, Portuguese and English surtitles. Inquiries: (853) 399 6633 or



China Snooker Open

Forty top snooker players, including Stephen Hendry, 'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan, and 'White Tornado' Jimmy White. Tomorrow-Mar 26, various times, Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, 50-680 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 6417 7845 or

Wakin 20

Taiwan actor, producer and pop star Emil Chau Wakin performs. Mar 31, 7.30pm, Capital Gymnasium, No 5 Baishiqiao Xizhimenwai, Xicheng District, 280-1,680 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 6417 7845, or


Beverley Jackson

Author Beverley Jackson discusses tales of travelling in China during the Cultural Revolution. Today, 3pm, The Glamour Bar, No 5, 7/F The Bund, 50 yuan. Inquiries: (86 21) 6350 9988, or

A1 Grand Prix of Nations

International motor racing. Mar 31-Apr 2, 7.30pm, Shanghai International Circuit, 280-2,800 yuan. Inquiries: (86 21) 6374 8445 or


Notre Dame de Paris

Based on Victor Hugo's production, the musical relates the story of the love triangle between a hunchback, gypsy woman and a soldier. Thu-Mar 30, 7.30pm and 2.30pm, Taipei Arena. No. 2, Sec. 4. Nanjing E. Rd. Inquiries: (88 62) 2341 9898 or

Martha Graham Dance Troupe with Hsu Fang-yi

The Martha Graham Dance Troupe returns with dancer Hsu Fang-yi, a Taiwan-born dancer who became the first Chinese principal dancer in classical works such as Errand into the Maze. Sat-Mar 26, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, National Theatre. 21-1 Chungshan S. Rd. NT$600-4,000. Inquiries: (88 62) 3393 9888 or

Chinese Calligraphy, Literature and Music Concert

Organised by musicologist and Zen Buddhist Lin Ku-fang, the concert merges different artistic disciplines into a unique spiritual dimension. Fri, 7.30pm, National Concert Hall. 21-1 Chungshan S. Rd. NT$300-800. Inquiries: (88 62) 3393 9888 or

She and the Men in Her Life

Green Light Theatre Troupe presents a drama about a woman's recollections of the five men who have influenced her life, and the love she shared with them. Starring singer Huang Yuin-ling and movie star Tang Mei-yuin. Sat, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Chungli Arts Museum. No. 16, Chungmei Rd, Chungli. NT$350-1,600. Inquiries: (88 62) 2341 9898 or



Der Freischutz

The Metropolitan Opera of Bangkok tackles Carl Maria von Weber's Bohemian morality tale, Der Freischutz, with its blend of romanticism and mysticism. Wed-Thu, 7pm, Small Hall, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, 500-1,200 baht. Inquiries: (662) 262 3456and

Anonymous Still

Sichuan artist Yang Yong portrays girls as they wander the city in search of fun. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Tang Gallery, Silom Galleria, Silom Rd. Inquiries: or (662) 630 1114. Ends Apr 3

The Magical World of Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice presents rink performances featuring excerpts from Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Pinocchio, The Incredibles and The Lion King. Sat-Apr 2, 10.30am, 3pm, 6.30pm, Impact Arena, Muangthongthani, Chaengwattana Road, 300-800 baht. Inquiries: Tel (662) 262 3456 or

Birds of a Feather

Local theatre troupe Dreambox presents the story of a transgendered showgirl, whose son goes marries a girl with an anti-gay preacher/father. Today-Apr 2, 8pm, Bangkok Theatre@Metropolis, Big C, Ratchadamri Road, 400-3,000 baht. Inquiries: (662) 262 3456 or

Life Along the Rivers

Painter Varasan Suparp chronicles the power and beauty of rivers in Thailand and Japan. Mon-Fri, 9.30am-7pm; Sat, 9.30am-5pm, 10/F Serm-Mit Tower, Asok Road, free. Tel: (662) 260 8560 Ends Mar 31


Russian Nights

Russian violinist Denis Goldfeld performs Shostakovich's popular Violin Concerto, accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Sat, 7.30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, S$11-$60. Inquiries: (65) 6348 5555 or

Scenes of Suzhou

Singapore Chinese Orchestra's yangqin player Qu Jian Qing plays a new concerto, while soloist Fan Lin Yuan performs the ballad tradition of Suzhou Pingtan. Sat, 8pm, SCO Concert Hall, S$12-$35. Inquiries:


Singapore's top theatre talents breathe life into the multi-layered characters of New York playwright John Patrick Shanley. Fri-Apr 2, 8pm (Sat-Sun also at 3pm), Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, S$28-$58. Inquiries:

Ashley Bickerton ... Just This

The controversial American artist creates metaphorical landscapes. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay, Free. Inquiries: (65) 6336 3663. Ends Sat


The Rolling Stones

The British rockers hit the stage. Wed and Fri, 7pm, Tokyo Dome, Korakuen, 9,000-55,000 yen. Inquiries: (81 3) 5474 5944

Paul Weller

The former frontman of British bands The Jam and Style Council performs songs from his latest album As Is Now. Mar 29, 7pm, Sunplaza Hall, Nakano; Mar 31, 7pm, Apr 1, 5pm, Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba, 7,500-8,000 yen. Inquiries: (81 3) 3402 5999 or

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLine credit- card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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