The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 May, 2008, 12:00am


Factory 215

Liao Yibai's steel sculptures mock industrialisation. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, G/F, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jun 24

Beyond Definition

Works by Singapore artist Jessie Lim traverse ceramics, sculpture and installation. Opening reception today, 7pm-9.30pm. By appointment, Koru Contemporary Art, Unit 1604, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 9120 4264. Ends Jul 19


Artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland present digital media works. Opens today. Daily, 10am-6pm (Sat until 8pm), closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Jul 20

The Vollard Suite

Picasso's 100 intaglio prints on diverse themes. Opening reception today, 6pm. Talk by Louvre Museum's curator Pascal Torres, tomorrow, 3pm, in French with English translation. Mon-Sat, 9.30am- 6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm. University Museum and Art Gallery, 94 Bonham St, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5512. Ends Jul 20


Claire Lee's works and poems inspired by trees in the city. Opening reception today, 7pm. Mon-Sat, 6pm till late, Temple Bar, B/F, 41 Staunton St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2868 5878. Ends Jun 16

Performing Arts

Pahud Flautist Supreme

Edo de Waart conducts Swiss-French soloist Emmanuel Pahud and the HK Philharmonic in Nielsen's Maskarade and Wagner's The Ring. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Love Comes Shining Over the Mountains

The Youjiang National Song and Dance Troupe of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region showcase ethnic minority dances on the theme of love. Today, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long; tomorrow, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho; May 18, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po. HK$80-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong

The Vietnamese revolutionary's encounter with lawyer Frank Loseby in 1931 Hong Kong is put on stage by playwright Peter Wesley-Smith and director Peter Jordan. Stars Lee Chun-chow as Ho Chi Minh. In English with Chinese surtitles. Today, 8.15pm, tomorrow and May 18, 3.15pm, 8.15pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$99-HK$150. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Shows at Central Police Station compound, today-May 18, 7pm, HK$45, call 2525 4416 to register.

Les Bonnes

Mike Ingham directs a mime of Jean Genet's play that blurs between reality and imagination, about two maids imitating their exploitative madame while she's away. Part of Le French May. Today-tomorrow, May 22-24, 8pm (tomorrow and May 24 also at 3pm), Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120, HK$100 (members), HK$80 (concessions). Inquiries: 2521 7251

Bugsy Malone

Youth performers from Deer Theatre stage Alan Parker's 1976 musical film. Directed by Jemma Stilwell. In English. Tomorrow, 4pm, 8pm, May 18, 4pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, HK$100, HK$60 (concessions) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2880 5085

An Evening of Opera Excerpts and Chinese Songs

Nine local young vocalists, including soprano Yuki Ip, mezzo-soprano Carol Lin and tenor David Quah, perform excerpts from Verdi's La Traviata, Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and more. May 18, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321


Art HK 08

The first HK International Art Fair showcases 102 local and overseas galleries, with works by Picasso, Warhol, Francis Bacon, Xu Bing, Cai Guoqiang and more. Also features guided tours and an exhibition presenting local emerging artists; while Asia Art Archive offers a series of talks by artists, art experts and collectors (Henry Tang Ying-yen, David Tang Wing-cheung and Ronald Arculli talk on 'Cultural Investment' today, 6pm). Today-tomorrow, 11am-7pm, May 18 until 5pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$150, HK$50 (concessions) from HK Ticketing or on-site box office. Inquiries:

Shifting Sites: Cultural Desire and the Museum

Asia Art Archive and Chinese University's Department of Cultural and Religious Studies organised this conference with nine independent curators and museum directors from around the world discussing the role of the museum in the 21st century. Participants include Sheena Wagstaff of Tate Modern and Yuko Hasegawa of Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. In English with Cantonese and Putonghua translation. Art HK 08's satellite event. Tomorrow, 10am-5.30pm, Room 301b, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free, booking required. Inquiries: 2815 1112 or

Musicians Wanted

The Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is recruiting musicians aged 25 or under for its 16 bands and orchestras and two choirs. Training from Sept 2008-May 2009. Application deadline: tomorrow. Inquiries:


May '68 - A Dream of Utopia

Le French May presents 10 films on the strike and student protests that took place in France in May 1968, including the following two features. Palace IFC, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75; Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60. Inquiries: Ends May 28

May Fools

Louis Malle's drama sees how the 1968 strike in Paris postpones the funeral of a village matriarch (Paulette Dubost), whose family care only about her legacy. Also stars Michel Piccoli. In French with English subtitles. Today, 9.40pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

The Mother and the Whore

Jean Eustache's drama captures the emptiness of Parisians in the early 1970s, through a love triangle between an unemployed young man (Jean-Pierre Leaud), his maternal girlfriend (Bernadette Lafont) and a Polish nurse (Francoise Lebrun). In French with English subtitles. Tomorrow, May 25, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Night Scene

Wild Obsession

German DJ Erick Decks spins house, electro and funk, with Anthony and Morett's supporting. Tonight, 10pm, Volar, B/F, 39-44 D'Aguilar St, Central, HK$150, includes one drink, free for members (free for all before midnight), booking required. Inquiries: 2810 1276

Listen Up!

Local alternative indie bands Tai Tai Alibi, Transnoodle and Take Bad With The Good perform. Tonight, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$90, includes one drink, free for members. Inquiries: 2521 7251