Around town

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 March, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 March, 2011, 12:00am

Around town

Global Cosmopolitans: The Creative Edge of Difference

Insead Professor of Organisational Behaviour Linda Brimm discusses highly educated, multilingual people who have lived, studied and worked in foreign countries and how they can leverage their skills. In English. Mar 3, 12.30pm (registration, 12.15pm), Club Lusitano, 27/F, 16 Ice House St, Central, HK$550 (Asia Society members HK$450), registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9502

Physical Theatre Workshop

Korean actor Kim Dae-gun conducts a workshop on the body-oriented form of acting. In English. Mar 5-6, 13, 19-20, 3pm-6pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$1,200. Inquiries: 2521 7251

How China Will Save Mankind - or Destroy It

British journalist-author Jonathan Watts lectures on an environment in crisis, the responses of those at the top of mainland society and the hopes of those below. In English. Mar 7, 7.30pm (reception, 6.30pm), 1/F Duke of Windsor Building, 15 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, HK$130. Inquiries: 2583 9700

The HK International Literary Festival 2011

Literary extravaganza with talks by and panel discussions featuring writers from around the world such as Qiu Xiaolong, Hilary Spurling, Nury Vittachi and Jeffrey Archer. Mar 8-18, various times and locations, HK$130-HK$500 Cityline. Inquiries: 2877 9797

Women in the Workplace: Rising Through the Glass Ceiling

HK Council of Social Service chief executive Christine Fang, Asia Art Archive executive director Claire Hsu, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority chairwoman Anna Wu and HK Sinfonietta music director Yip Wing-sie discuss how the role of women in society has changed; journalist Alex Seno moderates. In English. Mar 8, 12.45pm (registration and lunch, noon), UBS Auditorium, 52/F, IFC2, 8 Finance Street, Central, HK$450 (Asia Society members HK$350), registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9502

Media and Revolution from Sun Yat-Sen's Day to the Present

University of California at Irvine historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses the events of the 1911 revolution in China and those taking place in Middle Eastern and North African countries, with a focus on the impact of internet-based communication technologies during times of political upheaval. In English. Mar 8, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$150), booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511


Rejoice! Happy New Year!

Festive outdoor lantern exhibition showcasing New Year customs in different Asian countries. Daily, 6pm-11pm, Piazza, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2591 1340. Ends Mar 6

Tsuen Wan Legend

Performers from the HK Dance Company Outreach and Education Department, HKDC Children's Troupe, the Church of Christ in China Kei Wan Primary School (Ma Wan) and Father Cucchiara Memorial School take part in the HK Dance Company's grand dance drama that tells the story of Tsuen Wan's community. Mar 3, 7.45pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1813

Melvin Tix Meets the Orchestra

Norwegian musical clown Melvin Tix (aka Petter Vabog) conducts the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing works including Mozart's Rondo and Johann Strauss Snr's Radetzky March. In English. Mar 4, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po; and Mar 6, 11am, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries:2864 2156

U900 Ukulele HK Concert 2011

Rabbit U and Bear 900 headline this music show. Mar 4-5, 8pm, also Mar 5, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

When You Were Small - Journey Through Your Childhood Days with Purple Lee

Chan Chiu-yin and Tse Kim-fei conducts singer Purple Lee (who also comperes and narrates in Cantonese) and the HK YWCA Chinese Orchestra performing works by composers including Joseph Koo Ka-fai and Joe Hisaishi. Mar 5, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; Mar 12, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan, Sai Wan Ho; and Mar 20, Tai Po Civic Centre, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The 7th Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair

Community festival featuring cultural performances, games and the parading of a 500-foot-long luminous dancing dragon. Mar 6, 10am-9.30pm, Fuk Tsun St, Tai Kok Tsui, free entry. Inquiries: 2395 3107

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Chunky Onion Productions' interactive musical drama revolving around a talented but poor magician, the kind princess he wants to marry, an evil wizard who tries to stand between the two lovers, and the hero's genie friend; proceeds go to Enlighten Action for Epilepsy. In English. Mar 6, 11.30am, also 2.30pm, Grappa's Cellar, B/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$175 (advance), HK$190 (door). Inquiries: 2110 0014