The Planner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2011, 12:00am



Sotheby's HK Spring Auctions 2011

Auctions of: 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

Tony Bevan

Works by the British painter focusing on human heads, architectural interiors and landscapes. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Sat

Deja Vu

Qiu Zhijie's mixed media work triggers familiar ideas in the viewer's mind. Today-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 202 Henley Building, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Sat

Free Rider

Group show of works by video artists Susanne Burner and Sylbee Kim and mixed-media artist Wong Ka-wing on internet culture. Mon-Sat, noon-7pm, Experimenta, LG/F, 89-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9192 9275. Ends Apr 20

The Art of Advertising

Vintage posters advertising goods and services such as airlines and alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1970. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends Apr 30

Act - Live - The HK International Poster Triennial

Poster designs from across the world, shortlisted by judges from Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, France and the Netherlands. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 23

The Ultimate South China Travel Guide - Canton II (The Last Episode)

Exhibition of oil paintings, watercolours, sketches and prints with accompanying commentary in the style of a travel guidebook for southern China during the 19th century. 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 Aug 21

Performing Arts

The Rivals

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 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 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

The Mariana Trench since 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 6-7, 13-17, 8pm, Apr 9-10, 16-17, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 7101 2098

The Divine Mrs Sheridan

Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents a one-woman musical drama about an 18th-century singer who is catapulted to the top of aristocratic English society after marrying writer Richard Brinsley Sheridan. In English. Apr 7, 7.30pm, Apr 9, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$220 (members HK$180) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

The Underpants

Chung Ying Theatre stages a farce about various men wanting to rent the only guestroom in the house of an unemployed civil servant because of an episode involving his young wife and her underpants. In Cantonese. Apr 7-9, 7.30pm, Apr 9-10, 2.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Alibaba and 40 Thieves

Czech puppet troupe 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

Little Hong Kong Season 3

W Theatre's comedic take on contemporary social issues including parents who spoil their children and sky-high property prices. In Cantonese. Apr 8-10, 12-15, 8.15pm, also Apr 9-10, 3.15pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678

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


Arabia: In Search of the Golden Ages

Omnimax show about the Arabian Peninsula - home to millennia-old civilisations that have thrived in some of the world's harshest conditions. English shows Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Apr 30


Omnimax show chronicling a May 2009 space mission to maintain and upgrade the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Hubble Space Telescope that has played a major role in unveiling the mystery of the Universe since its launch two decades ago. English shows Sat-Sun; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm.Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31