Sotheby's HK Spring Auctions 2011
Auctions of: wine, Apr 3, 10am; items from The Ullens Collection - The Nascence of Avant-Garde China, Apr 3, 6.30pm; Southeast Asian paintings, Apr 4, 10am; 20th-century Chinese art, Apr 4, 4pm; contemporary Asian Art and Clean Air Network Charity Auction, Apr 4, 5.30pm; Chinese paintings, Apr 5, 10am, 2pm; jewels and jadeite, Apr 6, 2pm, 5pm; watches, Apr 7, 10am, 2pm; imperial Chinese porcelains from the Meiyintang Collection, Apr 7, 6.30pm; rhinoceros horn carvings from the Edward and Franklin Chow Collection, Apr 8, 10am; vestiges from China's imperial history, Apr 8, 11am; and Chinese ceramics and works of art, Apr 8, noon, 2pm. Preview and exhibition: daily, 10.30am-6.30pm (except for on the collection and/or category auction date), Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free entry. Inquiries: 2822 8142. Ends Apr 8
Group show of works by six Chinese female artists. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, G/F, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Apr 10
A Game as a Pretence of Being
Painter Li Tianbing's portraits of himself as a child, both alone and together with imaginary brothers and companions. Daily, 10am-8pm, Pao Galleries, 4/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9256 2333. Ends Apr 11
Site-specific wall-drawing installations by the Romanian political cartoonist that comment on economic and political conditions in the 21st century. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Apr 17
Highlights from Yu Kai's Donation
Costumes, stage props, librettos, photos and other memorabilia donated by the Cantonese opera performer. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Apr 18
Nobility and Virtue
Selections from the Chih Lo Lou Collection of late Ming and early Qing dynasty paintings and calligraphic works by 49 artists. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends May 1
Complete & Unabridged, Part II
Works by Filipino artist-teacher Roberto Chabet and 51 of his former students. Daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends May 9
Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer
The late diplomat Hu Shih-chang's lacquer collection featuring Chinese lacquer wares from the Warring States period to the late Qing dynasty. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 2609 7416. Ends July 17
Scotty and Lulu in Outer Space
Scotty and Lulu's musical production has them and the HK Happy Crew being called upon to help Alien Joan find her way home to Planet Bop. In English. Apr 3, 10am, 2pm, 4.30pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$188-HK$388 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3113 6940
Barney's Space Adventures
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Mei Live presents a musical in which purple dinosaur Barney and good friends BJ, Baby Bop and Cousin Riff go on an exciting adventure to the Perfectly Purple Planet. In English. Apr 3, 5, 11am, 2pm, 5pm, Apr 4, 7pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$100-HK$500 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299
Chung Ying Theatre stages a farce about various men wanting to rent the only guestroom in the house of an unemployed civil servant owing to an episode involving his young wife and her underpants. In Cantonese. Apr 3, 5, 9-10, 2.30pm, also Apr 3, 7-9, 7.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803
Death and the Maiden
HK Repertory Theatre puts on a drama about a former political prisoner who was raped by her captors while music by Schubert was played in the background. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Apr 3, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900
Good Things Going
HK Repertory Theatre's drama about how growing up can be viewed as a negative process. In Cantonese. Apr 3, 2.45pm, 7.45pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900
Xue Wei Plays Beethoven
Yip Wai-hong, Gabriel Leung and Law Po-kwan conduct violinist Xue Wei and the HK Children's Orchestra performing works by Wagner, Borodin, Yip Wai-hong and Beethoven. Apr 3, 3pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$160 Urbrtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321
Bach's Easter Oratorio
Michael Ryan conducts soprano Rosaline Pi, counter-tenor Enico Luk, tenor Sam Lau, baritone Patrick Chan, bass Edmund Kwan, organist Wong Kin-yu, the HK Chamber Choir and the HK Soloists performing works by J.S. Bach. Apr 3, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321
Indian playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan sings Bollywood tunes. Apr 4, 8pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$500-HK$2,500. Inquiries: 6019 0621
The Mariana Trench Since the 1960s
Tam Hung-man and Wong Man-ho direct Theatre Ronin's drama about a photographer and his memories of his ma jie (Chinese housemaids who customarily braided their hair and dressed in white blouses and black trousers). In Cantonese. Apr 4-7, 13-17, 8pm, Apr 9-10, 16-17, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 7101 2098
Good Music This Lunch
HK Sinfonietta violinist James Cuddeford, Joseph Vickers, Sophia Teng Yuk, cellist Chang Pei-chieh, violist Elvis Chan Tsz-shun and pianist Jacqueline Leung play works by Biber, Purcell and Dvorak. Apr 5, 12.45pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336
The Divine Mrs Sheridan
Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents a one-woman musical drama about an 18th-century beauty/singing talent who is catapulted to the top of aristocratic English society after marrying writer Richard Brinsley Sheridan. In English. Apr 5, 9, 3pm, Apr 7, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$220 (members HK$180) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251
Nami Tamaki 1st Asia Tour 'Ready' Feat Mikuni Shimokawa
The two J-pop singers in concert. Apr 5, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2111 9138
Perilous Mouths Entertainment's musical version of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's satirical comedy of manners revolving around a man who disguises himself in order to woo a woman, only to belatedly discover that his father has arranged a marriage for him with the same woman. In English. Apr 5-6, 8-9, 7.30pm, Apr 7, 9pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$220 (members HK$180) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251
Bethan Greaves conducts the Kassia Women's Choir performing music from the 20th Century Fox television show. Apr 5-6, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2575 3931
Konzert de Solidez
Solidez and City Singers perform works including Ross Edwards' Four Bagatelles for Oboe and Clarinet. Apr 5, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6077 8210
'V Miss You' Concert In Fond Memory of HK Guitar Hero - Joey V
Alan Tam Wing-lun, Elisa Chan Kit-ling, George Lam Chi-cheung, Teresa Carpio, the Wynners and others perform. Apr 5, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2760 4143
Alibaba and 40 Thieves
Czech puppet troupe The Naive Theatre Liberec's puppet adventure tale revolving around an Arab youth who discovers a thieves' cave filled with treasures. In Czech with Chinese and English surtitles. Apr 7-8, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; and Apr 9, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323
Cheng Kok-kong: 40th Anniversary Concert
Canto-pop singers Albert Au Shui-keung, Frances Yip Lai-yee, Johnny Ip Chun-tong and Ruth Tsang Lo-tak serve up works by the veteran lyricist. Apr 8-10, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2744 5191
Sing Mozart Sing
Jan Willem de Vriend conducts Austrian soprano Mara Mastalir and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Rameau, Mozart and Beethoven. Apr 8-9, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030
When Bossa Nova Meets Erhu
Erhu player Eric Lee, drummer Leonardo Susi, bassist/guitarist Tilho Pereira, pianist Jose Herrera Neuman and guzheng player Bo Jing perform works including Dream Lover. Apr 8, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; Apr 9, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; and Apr 10, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$180, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2858 0122
Zhang Guoyong Conducts the HKCO
The Chinese maestro conducts erhu player Wang Guotong, flautist Wang Sibei and the HK Chinese Orchestra playing works such as Qian Zhaoxi's Seeking Dreams on West Lake and Chung Yiu-kwong's Whirling Dance. Apr 8-9, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600
LMF - Finale! The Wild Lazy Tour
The hip hop outfit in concert. Apr 8, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280, HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2313 9198
2011 Alfresco A Cappella
Qaiser, Orange, Un Momento and HKFYG HK Melody Makers and four other groups perform a cappella works. Apr 9, 3pm, Piazza C, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 3755 7070
Papa Mama, Thy Wind Blows Ever
HK Repertory Theatre's drama about two actors who are parents wondering what they can do for their children and those younger than them. In Cantonese and Putonghua. Apr 9-10, 13-16, 18-22, 8pm, also Apr 10, 16, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900
HK International Film Festival
The HK International Film Festival Society presents 335 films from 56 territories, including the following 10 films. Part I: Until Apr 5; part II: Apr 8-May 1. City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; and UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$30-HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: hkiff.org
Come Rain, Come Shine
Relationship drama revolving around the final day together of a couple of three years who have decided to break up. In Korean with English subtitles. Apr 3, 10.30am, City Hall.
Ecological documentary looking at the life- and-death dramas taking place daily in the world's oceans. Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud direct. In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 3, 10.30am, Cultural Centre, May 1, 2.30pm, Science Museum.
Nader and Simin, a Separation
Asghar Farhadi's drama about a married man with an 11-year-old daughter whose life is dramatically affected by one poor decision. In Persian with English subtitles. Apr 3, 12.30pm, The Grand Cinema.
Police thriller following the events that unfold after a policeman and a gangster-turned-businessman arrange for an actor to be charged in a serial murder case. In Korean with English subtitles. Apr 3, 12.40pm, City Hall.
Tom Tykwer's romantic comedy about a forty-something couple who both fall in love with a biologist. In German and English with English subtitles. Apr 3, 12.45pm, Cultural Centre, Apr 9, 9pm, HK Arts Centre.
Position Among the Stars
Concluding film to Leonard Retel Helmrich's 12-year documentary trilogy about an Indonesian family chronicling societal changes and the influence of globalisation. In Indonesian with English subtitles. Apr 3, 1.30pm, Space Museum.
Nostalgia for the Light
Drama-documentary juxtaposing astronomers working in a Chilean desert with women sifting through the sand searching for the bodies of loved ones, dumped by Chilean soldiers when dictator Augusto Pinochet was in power. In Spanish with English subtitles. Apr 3, 3.40pm, Space Museum.
Drama about three young adults who rent rooms from a retired Peking opera singer with whom they form a bond. Starring Sylvia Chang Ai-chia. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Apr 3, 5.15pm, UA Langham Place.
La Dolce Vita
Federico Fellini's drama about a gossip columnist and man-about-town (Marcello Mastroianni) who is trapped in a life of empty nights and lonely dawns. Mainly in Italian with English subtitles. Apr 3, 6pm, Cultural Centre.
Wang Bing's political period drama about life in a Maoist re-education camp in the Gobi Desert where 'rightists' were sent to be 're-educated through labour'. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Apr 3, 6pm, HK Arts Centre.
Days of Being Wild
Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing stars in Wong Kar-wai's 1960s-era drama centring on a narcissistic man deserted by his mother at birth who is loved in adulthood by two women (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Carina Lau Ka-ling). Mainly in Cantonese with English subtitles. Apr 3, 4pm, GH Grand Ocean, Ocean Centre, 3 Canton Rd, TST, HK$60. Inquiries: email@example.com
All for One and One for All: Union Film
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents the complete retrospective of Union Film's catalogue of titles, including the following two films. Until May 29. Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900
Love (Part 1)
First part of an omnibus film set on board an ocean liner called Fraternity. Some of its passengers share their life stories through flashbacks while preparing for a possible disaster. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 3, 7pm, May 29, 2.30pm, Film Archive.
Love, the Sequel
Concluding part of the omnibus film set on board an ocean liner focuses on the stories of a dirt-poor family, a young couple and two lovers facing separation by an arranged marriage. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 3, 9.30pm, May 29, 5pm, Film Archive.
Pearl River Delta
Much Ado About Nothing
Paul Stebbings directs TNT Theatre's music theatre production of William Shakespeare's comedy about a pair of about-to-be married lovers conspiring to get a pair of confirmed singles, Benedick and Beatrice, to wed as well. In English. Apr 8-9, 8pm, Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qing Bo Lu, Er Sha Island, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, 100-260 yuan. Inquiries: en.piao.com.cn/guangzhou
Songs of the Wanderers
Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan performs a modern dance work choreographed by Lin Hwai-min. Apr 8-9, 8pm, Guangzhou Grand Theatre, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 180-1,280 yuan. Inquiries: en.piao.com.cn/guangzhou
Jenny Love Show Farewell World Tour Concert - Macau
Veteran Canto-pop singer Jenny Tseng (aka Yan Nei) performs. Apr 9, 8pm, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Cotai Strip, Macau, HK$280-HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: (853) 2882 8818