The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 February, 2009, 12:00am


Dao Revealed Through Brush and Ink

Wan Qingli, Daniel Lau Chak-kwong and Koon Wai-bong's Chinese paintings, calligraphy and seal engravings explore how to renew Chinese artistic and cultural traditions in the face of globalisation. Today, 10am-6pm, Lam Woo International Conference Centre, HK Baptist University Shaw Campus, Renfrew Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 2353 5627. Ends today

The History of Tea

Exhibition of more than 100 tea wares dating from the Tang dynasty (618-907). Daily, 10am-5pm, closed Tue, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central. Inquiries: 2869 0690. Ends Feb 23

Song Yumin

The Chinese artist combines striking colours - painted layer by layer onto the canvas - with traditional Chinese ink painting techniques to produce unusually coloured landscape paintings filled with blue bamboo and pink trees. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Connoisseur Art Gallery, G3/G4 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2868 5358. Ends Feb 28

Culture Cocktail

Acrylic and Chinese ink abstract paintings by Maryline Ferraroli of France. Opens today. Mon-Thu, 2pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat, 2pm-12.30am, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Mar 7

Performing Arts

The Peony Pavilion

The National Ballet of China's adaptation of Tang Xianzu's Ming dynasty story of love, death and resurrection. A HK Arts Festival event. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430


British writer-actor Tim Crouch and actress Hannah Ringham perform a play about identity and culture, sickness and the search for good health at any cost. In English. A HK Arts Festival event. Tomorrow-Fri, 8pm, Tang Contemporary Art, Basement, 233 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Ray Wong Erhu Concert

The erhu player, special guest Wang Guotong and pianist Gary Tze perform works including Amazing Grace and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2891 2752

Alan Tam and Hacken Lee

The Canto-pop singers perform. Today-tomorrow, Fri-Sat, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2760 4143

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin

American jazz pianist and drummer Armando Anthony 'Chick' Corea and British guitarist-composer Mahavishnu John McLaughlin play jazz-rock fusion music with their Five Peace Band. A HK Arts Festival event. Tomorrow-Wed, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$640 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Visit

Li Po Chun UWC Theatre presents Durrenmatt's morality tale about a millionairess who returns to her poor hometown after 40 years and offers to help the townspeople if they kill the ex-boyfriend who mistreated her decades ago. In English. Wed-Fri, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


Heiquan Theatre's mime show about a man from millions of years ago who accidentally intrudes into the modern world and tries to turn the city into a playground with the help of a ballerina and a robot. Chiu Kin-tong directs and performs. Thu-Feb 15, 8pm, also Feb 15, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Northern Sinfonia and Chorus

Thomas Zehetmair conducts the English chamber orchestra and chorus in performing works by Colin Matthews, Britten and Beethoven, Thu; and by Mozart, Hartmann and Haydn, Fri. A HK Arts Festival event. Both concerts at 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$720 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Foundling

Burnt Mango Dance Theatre's drama about a girl abandoned by her parents and raised by dogs who encounters problems after she is adopted by her uncle's family. In English. Thu-Sat, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150-HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Danny Yung Experimental Theatre - Book of Ghosts

A dance theatre inspired by Zhong Sicheng's Lu Gui Bu (Book of Ghosts) and performed by China's Ke Jun, Indonesian Sardono Kusumo, Taiwan's Li Baochun and Thailand's Patravadi Mejudhon. With Chinese and English text. A HK Arts Festival event. Fri-Sat, 3.15pm, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140-HK$260 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Circus Aereo

Finnish circus artist Jani Nuttinen plays with light and shadow. A HK Arts Festival event. Fri-Feb 15, 7.30pm, also Sat- Feb 15, 2.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Shanghai Yueju Opera Theatre

The Chinese opera troupe perform: A Dream of Red Mansion, Fri, 7.30pm; excerpts from various stories, Sat, 2.30pm; Love with a Fairy Carp, Sat, 7.30pm; and Romance of the West Chamber, Feb 15, 7.30pm. In Shanghainese with Chinese surtitles and English scene synopses. A HK Arts Festival event. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

All Bach

The HK Ballet's dances choreographed by William Forsythe, George Balanchine, Stanton Welch and Wang Xinpeng to the music of JS Bach. A HK Arts Festival event. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Feb 15, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Nodame Live! 2

Pianist Wong Wai-yin, oboe player Michael Wilson and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Dvorak, Ravel, Rossini and Mozart. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030


Solo Performer and the Audience

Writer-performer Tim Crouch gives a workshop in which he uses ideas from his My Arm monologue to explore the nature of solo performance. In English. A HK Arts Festival programme. Today, 7pm-10pm, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, HK$100, registration required. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic

Sessions in Cantonese (today) and English (tomorrow). Performers (five to seven minutes) free; HK$50 to watch, 8pm. Take Out Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436


The Film World of Tong Tik-sang

The HK Arts Festival and HK Film Archive co-present six films that highlight the cinematic contributions of the late Cantonese opera playwright-librettist Tong Tik-sang, including the following one. Today-Fri. Various venues, free. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Sweet Dreams

Tong Tik-sang's romance about the love between a painter and a singer. Starring Yam Kim-fai, Pak Suet-sin and Leung Sing-po. In Cantonese. Wed, 4.30pm, Fong Sum Wood Library, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Rd, Tuen Mun.