The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 July, 2008, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Movers and Shakers

Retrospective of HK and international celebrity portraits. Today-tomorrow, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Main Bar, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends tomorrow

Show Your Colour

Joe Lui Long-ting's mixed-media sculptures about the uniqueness and freedom of different people. Today-Fri, 2pm-9pm, hulahoop Gallery, G/F, 23 Sau Wa Fong, Saint Francis St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 6939 8023. Ends Fri

Desert Dreamings

Australian Aboriginal artists exhibit their works. Opens today, opening reception, tomorrow, Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 9221 2598. Ends Jul 10

Ode to Day, Ode to Night

Galen Tse uses pinhole photography to capture the alienation and energy of Hong Kong. Daily, 8am-9pm, Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2844 5094. Ends Jul 11

History Will Repeat Itself

Re-enactments of Asian historical events through media works of 15 artists, exploring how collective memory is constructed by the media. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Institut, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; daily, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and from Sat: Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm, Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Jul 27

All the Lonely People

An exhibition featuring photographs taken in Hong Kong and London by Alexandra Kuok Leese. Jul 9, 6pm-8pm. The Foyer (outside Summer Palace), Level 5, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd, Central

Performing Arts

Total Woman

HK Repertory Theatre presents Stan Lai Sheng-chuan's play that modernises the male-dominated Chinese stand-up comedy (Xiang Sheng), by having three women fusing storytelling with opera singing. In Putonghua with Chinese subtitles. Today, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

To Love Somebody (rerun)

The Nonsensemakers presents Szeto Wai-kin's romantic drama set in the Song dynasty, about the intricate relationships between two men and three women. Directed by Henry Fong. Stars Rensen Chan Man-kong and Jo Ngai Yee-shan. In Cantonese. Today-Jul 6 (except tomorrow), 7.30pm, today, Sat-Jul 6 also at 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190, HK$260, HK$150 (concessions) Urbtix. Inquiries: 9735 0233

Chamber Music Concert

The HK Flute Ensemble, including Peter Chan, Cindy Cheung, Carmen Ma and Carson Yu, perform Handel, Mozart and Piazzola. Today, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2468 4597

Man of La Tiger

Pip Theatre presents Jim Chim Sui-man's show with an Olympic theme, where he mimics politicians and celebrities. In Cantonese. Today, Fri-Jul 6, 7.30pm, Jul 6 also at 2.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$180-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2511 0139

Rat. Revenge. Sword

On and On Theatre Workshop presents Poon Wai-sum's farce based on a short novel written by Lu Xun, about traditional Chinese swordsmanship and revenge. Directed by Chan Ping-chui. Stars Lee Chun-chow. In Cantonese. Thu-Jul 8, 8pm, On and On Theatre, Unit 9, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$140, HK$110 (concessions). Inquiries: 2503 1630

The Leningrad Symphony

David Atherton conducts trumpeter Alison Balsom and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in Hummel's Trumpet Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 Leningrad. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Concert Hall,

HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Modern Peking Opera

Peking Opera Theatre of Shanghai is joined by national class one performers to present The Azalea Mountain (Fri), excerpts from The Red Lantern and Sha-Jia-Bang (Sat) and Taking Tiger Mountain by Stratagem (Jul 6). In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Fri-Jul 6, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Extra-curricular

Digit@logue Lecture Series

Linda Lai of City University talks on media art literacy (10.30pm, in Cantonese) and radiologist Fung Kai-hung on the aesthetics of the human body (2.30pm, in English). Sat, Lecture Hall, B/F HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2721 0116

Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Zhou Xuelin, senior lecturer at University of Auckland's Department of Film, TV, and Media Studies, discusses representations of marginalised youth in Chinese films. In English. Jul 7, 6.30pm (cocktails), 7pm (presentation), HK Club, Harcourt Suite, 1 Jackson Rd, Central, HK$200. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Media Access to China

Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy director Sophie Richardson talks about the exclusion and harassment of foreign correspondents in China. In English. Jul 7, 12.30 (lunch), 1.10pm (address), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members), HK$180 (guests). Inquiries: 2521 1511

Cinema

Lonely Fifteen

David Lai's film about runaway girls who must resort to prostitution to earn a living. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 4.30pm, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Funny Games (US)

Hollywood remake of Michael Haneke's 1997 film. In English with Chinese subtitles. Tomorrow, 9.40pm, Palace IFC, Central, HK$75; Sat, 5.40pm, Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60. Inquiries: 2388 0002

 

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