The Planner

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 May, 2006, 12:00am


At the Height of Summer

Phung Pham's lacquer paintings and woodblock prints of stylised figures in the rituals of country life with a geometric element. Today, 1pm-5pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Yu Yuet Lai Bldg, 43-55 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends today

China - New Power!

New and established Chinese artists including Zhu Wei, Chen Hui, Lu Peng, and Wang Qing exhibit paintings, sculptures and photography. Tomorrow-Tue, 10am-6.30pm, Plum Blossoms, G6, 1-13 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends Tue

What's the Matter?

Austrian artist Christian Hofmann's portraits of chickens, cows and goats which mirror the human condition. Tomorrow-Sat, noon-7pm, State of the Art Gallery, 3/F, 78 Queen's Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Tue

Lines of Life

Belgium-based, French-born artist Youri Leroux paints abstract works of the female form with patterned surfaces and striking colours. Today, 2pm-7pm,Tue-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Wed

Tang Antiquities

Ceramic sculptures from the Tang dynasty (618-907AD), including blue-glazed earth spirits and large fat ladies. Today-Wed, 11am-7pm, Lam & Co Antiquities, G/F, 44 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2543 8877. Ends Wed

Le French May

Selection of traditional and contemporary art by French artists or Chinese artists who have lived in France, including the following two exhibitions. Various venues and opening hours. Inquiries: Ends Jul 16

Jet Lag in Hong Kong by Barthelemy Toguo

Watercolours and sculptural works exploring political geography and personal boundaries. Tomorrow-Tue, 10.30am-7pm, Art Statements Gallery, 5 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2122 9657. Ends Tue

Popstars by Pascal Lievre

Neo-Pop Paintings and Video

Karaoke-style videos of pop songs mixed with 20th-21st century historical speeches, and minimalist silhouette paintings. Today-Wed, 9am-9pm, Festival Walk LG2, 80 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 2122 9657. Ends Wed

Images of Calligraphy

Recent Work by Jiang Dahai

Cloud-like Chinese characters and landscape paintings on rice paper. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Alisan Fine Arts, 315 Prince's Bldg, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Jun 10

Performing ArtsThe Last Bet of My Dead Aunt

Chung Ying Theatre stages a comedy about a nephew searching for a winning lottery ticket his dead aunt left behind. In Cantonese. Today, Tue-Fri, Jun 4, 7.30pm (today and Sat also 2.30pm), HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $120-$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 6628

Tom Lee Music Carnival

The monthly event features a drum circle led by Kumi Masunaga (2pm-3.30pm) and local band performances from Farthing, Mad Child, 3085, Persist, Polar Shift, Ro-scene and BLIVIT (3.30pm-6pm). Today, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre (near the HK Museum of Art), TST, free. Inquiries:

Happy Birthday! Shostakovich

The HK Sinfonietta presents a concert featuring Briton Alison Balsom on trumpet and Irishman Finghin Collins on piano. Thu, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $100-$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Doll House

Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Mabou Mines presents the story of a woman who abandons her unhappy marriage and children. In English with Chinese surtitles. Fri-Sat, 7.45pm, Jun 4, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, $150-$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

In Suspension by Stephen Mottram's Animata

The puppeteer, who has worked on films including The Little Shop of Horrors, creates an alternative world with string puppets and electro-acoustic music. Fri, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, Cultural Activities Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; Sat, 8pm, (Jun 4 at 3pm), HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Wen Wei Plays Sibelius

Under the baton of Yip Wai-hong, the award-winning violinist from Chengdu plays Sibelius' Finlandia and Violin Concerto in D Minor with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra. Fri, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, Auditorium, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; Jun 3, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall,

3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, $60-$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Le French May

A festival of French-related performances, visual arts, cinema and cultural events (including the following two performances). Ends Jun 21, various venues and times. Inquiries:

Le Roi David

Jerome Hoberman conducts the HK Bach Choir and Orchestra in French choral works including Le Roi David by Honegger. Jun 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $160, $220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

French Colours

A performance of French chamber music by eight French soloists including flutist Sarah Louvion, clarinettist Olivier Vivares, and cellist Beatrice Reibel. Jun 19-20, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Jun 21, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hunghom, $100-$200 HK Ticketing.

Inquiries: 2734 9009

Jamie Cullum Live

The UK's best-selling jazz singer performs jazz and pop numbers. Jun 6, 8.30pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, $388-$988 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

Michael Flatley - Celtic Tiger

The choreographer leads a new dance, about Irish people's quest for a modern life in Ireland and the US. Jun 17, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, $390-$1,290 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288


Chris Martin leads the British rock band. Jul 13, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, $380-$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288


The Asian Mystique

Author and journalist Sheridan Prasso discusses her book, The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls and Fantasies of the Exotic Orient, about stage and screen stereotypes of Asian women. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Foreign Correspondents Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $175 (members), $250, includes dinner. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Connecting Continents

Colin Hansen, British Columbia's Minister of Economic Development, discusses new opportunities created by Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Tomorrow, 12.30 pm, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, $320, $400, includes lunch. Inquiries: 2110 8700

Parenting Workshops

Nancy Thomas, a parenting specialist for emotionally disturbed children, leads two workshops. Jun 3, 9am-5pm: When Love is Not Enough is a session on parenting techniques for parents, social workers, and childcare professionals, Ernst and Young Training & Development Centre, 4/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Rd, Central. Jun 5, 9am-5pm: Bonding and Attachment addresses real-life cases of bonding and attachment issues in children. 2/F Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Rd, Central. Workshops $200 each (registration required, deadline: tomorrow). Inquiries: 2537 4122

The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru

Tony Banham, author of The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru: Britain's Forgotten Wartime Tragedy, talks about the 1,000 people who died in the incident. Tue, 7.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $175 (members), $250, includes dinner. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Poetry Reading for Sad Drinkers

Open poetry reading. Wed, 8pm-10pm, Joyce is Not Here Artists Bar and Cafe, 38-44 Peel St, Central, free. Inquiries: 2851 2999

Aperitif a la Francaise Party

As part of Le French May, the third annual party to celebrate French culture features traditional dancing around bonfires, a French singer, and food and wine. Dress code: something orange, something green. Thu, 6.30pm-10.30pm, W's Entrecote Restaurant, 6/F Express By Holiday Inn, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, $280, $300. Inquiries: 2506 0133

Personal Awareness Course

Phil Davies, a practitioner in emotional freedom techniques, leads an eight-week workshop on sensing auras and chakras and how to access them and those of others. Course starts Fri, 7.15pm-9.30pm, 7 Old Bailey St, Central, $800 (for eight weeks, registration required). Inquiries: 2810 8694

Field trip to Tung Peng Chau

The Royal Geographical Society organises a walking tour with David Brian, an expert on Tung Peng Chau, who discusses its history and geological significance. Sat, 10am-6pm, meet at Queen's Pier, Central, $250, $300, includes ferry and lunch. Inquiries:

FilmFahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore focuses his attention on the events after September 11, 2001, particularly George Bush and his war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. In English with Chinese subtitles. Today, noon, Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, $40. Inquiries:

Through the Eyes of Chris Marker

As part of Le French May, a selection of movies chosen by the French filmmaker, photographer, writer, poet and installation artist, including the following film. Various dates and times, Agnes b Cinema, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200

The Pier (La Jetee)

Marker directs the 1962 film about the consequences of a nuclear war. A survivor travels back in time and into the future. In English. Today, 2.30pm, Agnes b. Cinema, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200

The Glorious Modernity of Kong Ngee

Snapshots of bygone eras - films from the 1950s-60s made at the Kong Ngee studio. Today-Jun 11, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, $30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Case in the Mansion (Crime of Passion in the Mansion)

A popular crime thriller in the 1950s focusing on an author of crime novels who uses his knowledge to solve a real-life mystery. In Cantonese. Today, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, $30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

The Night of the Ad Eaters

Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong presents advertising productions from 60 different countries, touching on campaigns of Mediterranean countries, gay societies and the advertising world. Sat-Jun 4, 5pm-10pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, $180. Inquiries: 2734 9009

MACAUTea Culture - Conference

Chan Shu Wing gives a lecture on tea drinking in China. Sat-May 28, 3pm-4.30pm, Macao Tea Culture House, Estrada Adolfo Loureiro 10, free. Inquiries: (853) 827 103

Artist in Residence Project: Mr Cat Wanders Around the World - Graffiti Workshop

Two French artists use Mr Cat as their topic, creating cat patterns, some as big as the entire Art Plaza. Adults and children are welcome to participate in drawings. Today, 2pm-5pm, Sat-Jun 4, 2pm-5pm, Art Plaza, Square, Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, Free. Inquiries: (853) 700 699 or

Hilary Hahn Violin Recital

Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn plays works by Ysaye, Enescu, Milstein, Mozart and Beethoven. Tue, 8pm, Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, 80-240 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 700 699 or

No Specific Abnormality Detected

The On & On Theatre Workshop examines traumatic wounds and illness and asks the question Do you think you're a normal person? Sat, 8pm, Jun 4, 3pm, 8pm, Small Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, 80, 120 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 700 699 or



China International Volleyball Match for Women

China takes on teams from Cuba, Russia and Holland. Thu-Sat, Beijing Space and Aviation University Gymnasium, No37 Xueyuan Rd, Haidian District, 50-580 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 6417 7845 or

French Piano Festival

French pianists Alexandre Paley, Bertrand Chamayou and Yaron Herman perform. Fri-Jun 4, 7.30pm, Forbidden City Music Hall, west side of Tiananmen, (inside Zhongshan Park) 30-380 yuan. Inquiries: (86 10) 6417 7845 or


Fried Eggs with Chopsticks

As part of the Shanghai International Literary Festival, Polly Evans reads and discusses her latest book about travelling in China on public transport. Today, 4pm, the Glamour Bar, 7/F, No5 the Bund (at Guangdong Lu), 50 yuan, includes one drink. Inquiries: (86 21) 6350 9988

Revival: New Ink Art Shanghai 2006

Contemporary art with neo-ink paintings. Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, 27 Duo Lun Rd, 5, 10 yuan. Inquiries: Ends Jun 6


West Side Story

A Broadway classic set in 1950s New York City about the forbidden love between a Caucasian girl and a Hispanic immigrant. Today, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall, No505, Jenai Rd, Sec 4, NT$1,000-4,800. Inquiries: (88 62) 2741 5988 or

The Golden Cangue

National Gouguang Opera Company's Chinese opera depicts a woman's tragic journey as she marries into a wealthy family and finds herself torn between love and her need for fortune and power. In Putonghua. Today, 7.30pm, Metropolitan Hall, No25, Pateh Rd, Sec 3, NT$300-1,200. Inquiries: (88 62) 2341 9898 or

Companie Jerome Bel

French avant-garde choreographer and dancer present his provocative work, the dance piece encompasses naked dancers exploring the body and sexual politics. Fri, 10pm, Jun 4, 3pm, the Novell Hall of Performing Arts. 3-1 Sung-Shou Rd, NT$700-900. Inquiries: (88 62) 3393-9888 or

Pichet Klunchun and Myself

Choreographer/dancer Jerome Bel teams up with Thai dancer Pichet Kunchun in a clash of east-meets-west dance. Sat, 3pm, the Novell Hall of Performing Arts, 3-1 Sung-Shou Rd, NT$700-900. Inquiries: (88 62) 3393-9888 or


BANGKOKMontana - A Love Story

Grammy award-winning pianist George Winston performs songs from his latest album. Tomorrow, 8pm, Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Rd, 600-2,200 baht. Inquiries: (662) 262 3456 or

DJ Paolo Mojo

DJ Paolo Mojo (aka Paul Bimson) busts out eclectic house grooves with his latest album, Balance 009. Fri, 9pm, Q Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 800 baht (includes two drinks). Inquiries: (662) 252 3274 or

The Magic of Broadway

The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of show tunes featuring songs from My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Cats and more. Fri, 8pm, Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Rd, 300-1,200 baht. Inquiries: (662) 262 3456 or



The Singapore Dance Theatre teams up with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and three choreographers for a evening of contemporary dance. Tue-Sat, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, S$15-80. Inquiries: (65) 6348 5555 or

Death and the Ploughman

The American SITI Company breathes vitality into the 600-year-old script, about a grief-stricken farmer arguing with Death over the return of his deceased young wife. Fri-Sun, 8pm, Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria St, S$20-$80. Inquiries:

Drought and Rain - Two Memories, Two Generations

Franco-Vietnamese choreographer Ea Sola and dancers of the Vietnam National Opera Ballet explore the memory of the Vietnam war from the point of view of two different generations. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, S$20-50. Inquiries:

Fiction@Love An installation featuring dolls and manga and Animamix art (animation and comics) explores the fantasy of love. Daily, 10am- 7pm (Fri until 9pm), Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, S$3. Inquiries: (65) 6332 3222. Ends Jul 2


Elvis Costello

The British rocker performs. Fri, 7pm, Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Marunouchi, 9,000-10,000 yen. Inquiries: (81 3) 5474 9999 or

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Exhibition of works from Madrid's Museo del Prado. Tue-Sun, 9.30pm-5pm, 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, free-1,500 yen. Inquiries: Ends Jun 30

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLine credit- card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

HK Ticketing: 3128 8288




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