The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 April, 2011, 12:00am



Innocence Revisited

Works by six Chinese artists. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Galerie Huit, G/F, 8 St Francis St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends today

Sotheby's HK Spring Auctions 2011

Auctions of: 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. Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free entry. Inquiries: 2822 8142. Ends today

The 2nd Joint Tao Painting Exhibition

Works by painters J.D. Chou, Jean-Francois Choy and other China Tao Painting Association members. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Tao Painting Gallery, 61 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 6904 4308. Ends Apr 18

Calligraphic Evolution

Works by Malaysian-Chinese calligrapher painter C.N. Liew that combine poetry, calligraphy and painting. Opening reception today, 6pm-8.30pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Plum Blossoms Gallery, G6, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends Apr 23

Kokok P. Sancoko

The Indonesian artist's paintings of flowers and vegetables. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sin Sin Annex, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Apr 29

Nobility and Virtue

Selections from the Chih Lo Lou Collection of late Ming and early Qing dynasty paintings and calligraphic works. 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

A Fine Line

Sculptor Gyun Hur and painter Hilary White's mixed-media explorations of Eastern and Western culture and aesthetics. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Scad Gallery, 2/F, 30-32 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends May 15

Performing Arts

The Rivals

Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents a musical 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 8-9, 7.30pm, 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 men wanting to rent a room in the house of a man because of an episode involving his young wife and her underpants. In Cantonese. Until Apr 9, 7.30pm, also 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 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 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

Off Ground

On and On Theatre Workshop's drama about creativity and rule-breaking. In Cantonese. Apr 8-10, 8pm, also Apr 9, 11.30pm, Unit 7, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$150 Inquiries: 2503 1630

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. 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 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

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

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 9, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$220 (members HK$180) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

The Mariana Trench Since the 1960s

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 9-10, 16-17, 3pm, also Apr 13-17, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 7101 2098

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 two films. Part II: Apr 8-May 1. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Doctor's Day Off

Melodrama chronicling the problems faced by the working class in post-war Japan through the patients of a kindly doctor. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 7.30pm, Apr 15, 9.45pm, Space Museum.

Modern People

Post-war Japanese drama about a man working at the lands ministry who is lured into corruption after falling in love with his boss' daughter and a shady man who has both government officials in his pocket. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 8, 9.30pm, Apr 15, 7.30pm, Space Museum.


Cheng Kok-kong 40th Anniversary Concert

Singers Albert Au Shui-keung, Frances Yip Lai-yee, Johnny Ip Chun-tong and Ruth Tsang Lo-tak perform 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

LMF - Finale! The Wild Lazy Tour

The hip hop group in concert. Apr 8, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280, HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2313 9198

DJ Falcon

The French DJ spins electro, old school, house classics and more. Apr 8, 9pm, Drop, B/F On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$100 (before 2am), HK$200 (after 2am), includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2543 8856

Rick Cheung x Ronan Pak Reverse Mini Concert

Vocalists Rick Cheung Hok-leung and Pak Kin-yan perform. Apr 8-9, 10.30pm, Backstage Live, 1/F Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington St, Central, HK$180 (advance), HK$200 (door), includes one drink. Inquiries: 2167 8985

Last Man Standing

The rock 'n' roll band performs. Apr 8, 9.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Wild Obsession

German DJ Timo Schaefer spins house and techno. Apr 8, 10pm, Volar, B/F, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK$350 (door), includes two drinks. Free for members and advance. Inquiries: 2810 1510

Dirty Vegas

The British house music trio performs. Apr 8, 11pm, Republik, 108 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$150 (advance), HK$200 (door). Inquiries: 2261 1111

Valentino De Bronff

The DJ and others mix disco, funk and other music. Apr 8, 11pm, In-Senses, LG/F, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, free. Inquiries: