The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2007, 12:00am


Points of Views

Press images of the past 10 years by photographers from Hong Kong and Britain. Today-Fri, 9am-8.30pm, 1/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2901 3290. Ends Fri

Return, Via New Paths

John Young pays homage to the modernist Shanghai artist Ni Yide with figurative paintings. Also displays abstract digital prints of landscapes and figures. Tomorrow-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, 11.30am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends Sat

Colour Wunderkammer

Caroline Chiu's photos explore Chinese culture, HK politics and personal struggles. Today-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, Rm 202, Henley Building, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Sat


Photos taken on July 1, 2007 by artists and the public. Thu-Mon, 2pm-7.30pm, C&G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Prince Edward. Inquiries: 9836 0607. Ends Aug 20

No Big Deal

Wang Nengtao's prints inspired by propaganda posters in 1960s-1970s China. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, G/F, 35-39 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Aug 24

The New Face of Ink Painting Works by 35 artists including Wucius Wong, Gao Xingjian and Chu Hing-wah. Daily, 9am-9pm, 1/F Lobby, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and OC Gallery, G/F Olympian City I, 11 Hoi Fai Rd, West Kowloon. Inquiries: 2132 8718. Ends Aug 26


Tam Kar-wing, Laurence Tse Lok-lun, Yuen Yuen-ho and Soloman Yu Tik-man present oils, photos and installations on the theme of history. Daily, 10am-8pm, White Tube, 10/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9720 9875. Ends Aug 28

Full Bloom

Le Thanh Son's oils capture the colours of summer. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun, 10am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Aug 30


Mexican artist Cesar Galindo paints hybrids of humans and animals in oil. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun by appointment, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 194 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Aug 30

Double Vision - Glass landscape

Sculptor Holly Grace displays abstract glass works in forms of a leaf, bottle and bonsai to resemble landscapes. Mon-Fri, by appointment, Sat, noon-6pm, Gaffer Studio Glass, Unit 6-8, 17/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Aug 31

Collective Memories in Movie Posters

A collection of Hong Kong film posters dating from the 1940s. Daily, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Oct 1. Also features Jupiter Wong's photos taken during film productions. Daily, 10am-10pm, Main Atrium, Tuen Mun Town Plaza, 1 Tuen Shun St, Tuen Mun. Inquiries: 2450 7782. Ends Sep 2

The Poetic Spirit

Paintings by Henry Wo Yue-kee, a student of the Lingnan School of painting. Daily, 10am-6pm, Sun until 7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Sep 24

Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in Recent Years

One hundred and twenty sets of relics from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty, featuring bronze objects, pottery, lacquer ware and jade. Daily, 10am-6pm (Sunday until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$20, HK$10 (Wed). Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Sep 24

Performing Arts

Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

HK Repertory Theatre presents Stan Lai Sheng-chuan's play that's a modern tragedy and a costume comedy. Stars Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung. In Cantonese, with Chinese and English surtitles. Today-Tomorrow, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Brett Anderson

The former Britpop frontman of Suede and The Tears performs. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$650 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

Assorted Nuts

Attic presents five short plays by David Ives that poke fun at the English language. In English. Tomorrow-Thu, 8pm, McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$110, HK$80 (concessions) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2688 6097


HK Repertory Theatre's multimedia show about faith, which also explores the changes over the past decade through a preacher's story. In Cantonese. Wed-Sat, Aug 21-27, Aug 30-31, 7.45pm, Sat, Aug 19, Aug 25-26, 2.45pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 8/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Swan Lake

Dancers from HK Ballet perform Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's choreography of Tchaikovsky's classic. Thu-Aug 19, 7.30pm (Sat and Aug 19 also at 2.30pm). With National Ballet of China's principal dancer Zhang Jian (Sat, 7.30pm). Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Symphonic Band Gala by Youth Musicians of Guangzhou and Hong Kong

Six symphonic bands from Guangzhou team up with about 700 local youth wind instrumentalists to perform popular classics such as Beethoven's Ode to Joy and Bizet's Selections from Carmen Suite. Fri, 3pm-6.30pm, Piazza, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2582 5334

Masquerade l'Amour

Hoi Chiu and Maggie Blue combine mask theatre, music and dance. Fri-Sat, 9pm, Le Rideau, 1/F Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$150 (advance), HK$180 (door), HK$350 (with dinner at 7.30pm). Inquiries: 2850 8833

A Soldier's Story

Yip Wing-sie conducts the HK Sinfonietta in Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale, which Yuri Ng turns into a dance with Xing Liang, Shirai Tsuyoshi, Jay Jen Loo, Abby Cha and narrator Fredric Mao. The sinfonietta also plays the Pulcinella Suite and The Firebird Suite. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Stars of Tomorrow

More than 1,000 local and overseas dancers perform classics such as Cinderella and Don Quixote. Sat and Aug 19, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$350 Urbtix. Proceeds go to Tsinforn C. Wong Memorial Scholarship. Inquiries: 2886 3392

HK Dance Showcase and Appreciation Night

Fun 4 U Production presents an event of salsa, belly dancing, Argentinian tango and Cuban percussion. Aug 21-22, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150, HK$120 (members and concessions), HK$80 (disabled). Inquiries: 2521 7251


Multimedia drama about three Asians from different countries expressing their views after the third world war. In Cantonese, Japanese and Putonghua. Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 27, Aug 29-31, Sep 1, 8pm, Aug 26, Sep 1-2, 3pm, (post-show discussion: Aug 26, 3pm and Aug 27, 8pm), McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150, HK$98 (concessions). Inquiries: 9477 3506

Dancing Blue

Choreographer Mui Cheuk-yin and actor Lee Chun-chow present their interpretations of 'blue' in this dance theatre. Aug 24, 8pm (post-performance meet-the-artists session), Aug 25, 8pm, Aug 26, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

What the Butler Saw

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre presents Joe Orton's farce about a psychiatrist who tries to hide a naked secretarial interviewee when his wife pops into his office. In Cantonese. Aug 24-29, 8pm (Aug 25-26 also at 3pm), Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

The Long March Suite

Zhan You Art Troupe of Beijing Military Area Command and HK Association of Choral Societies sing The Long March Suite, among other nationalist songs. With pianist Liu Shih-kun, tenors Liu Bin and Warren Mok Wah-lun also performing. Aug 25-26, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

For You are with me

Chung Ying Theatre's play about Hong Kong's rise and fall from the 1970s to the 1990s recounted through the 25 years of friendship between late writer Joseph Yau Sai-man and doctor Avery Chan Sau-Chee. Directed by Ko Tin-lung. In Cantonese. Aug 25-31 (except Aug 27), 7.30pm (Aug 26 also at 2.30pm, Aug 31 also at 2pm), Sep 1-2, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 6628


Standup Comedy Open Mic

Cantonese- (Mondays) and English-language (Tuesdays) sessions organised by TakeOut Comedy. 8pm, free to perform five to seven minutes, HK$50 to watch. B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436 or

Laura Tyson Li

The author presents her latest biography of Soong Mayling, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek: China's Eternal First Lady. In English. Today, 6.30pm, Helena May, 35 Garden Rd, Central, HK$200, HK$150 (Asia Society members); tomorrow, 12.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members), includes lunch, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511

Mini-Sports Bonanza

Indoor grass skiing, hang gliding and snowboarding. Daily, 11am-7pm, 3/F The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Rd, HK$30 (per activity), buy two get one free. Inquiries: 3166 3111. Ends Aug 26

Guitar Music Lecture Series

Academic Kenneth Kwan talks about styles and genres of guitar chamber music. In Cantonese. Wed, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321


Summer IFF

An extension of the HK International Film Festival with 38 features and animations, including the following three. Until Sep 2, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; UA Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST; Agnes b. Cinema, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2970 3300

Boarding Gate

Olivier Assayas' thriller stars Asia Argento as a former prostitute, whose lover (Carl Ng Ka-lung) is manipulated into trying to kill her old flame (Michael Madsen) by his ex-wife. In English with English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, UA Langham Place.

Just about Love?

Four teenage friends decide to lose their virginity to each other one summer. Directed by Lola Doillon. In French with English subtitles. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, UA Langham Place.


Set in post-war Japan, a painter (Toshiro Mifune) is caught in a scandal after giving a ride to a pop singer (Yoshiko Yamaguchi). Directed by Akira Kurosawa. In Japanese with English subtitles. Tomorrow, 9.45pm, Agnes b. Cinema; Aug 31, 7.30pm, UA Langham Place.