The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 April, 2011, 12:00am



Tony Bevan

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

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Harmonic Cosmic Sea WavesChristine Nguyen's large murals created by combining painting, drawing and growing salt crystals on transparent sheets. Today, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends today

Capturing Cathay

Yao Lu and Qin Wen's photographs of traditional Chinese cultural elements threatened by global pop culture. Today, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends today

Deja Vu

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

Animal: The Power of Nature

Mexican artist Fernanda Brunet's paintings of zebras, tigers, lions, rabbits and other wildlife. Today, noon-7pm, Damina Gallery, 2/F, 65 Peel St, SoHo. Inquiries: 9729 1773. Ends today

Affection for Landscape

Feng Yiming's colour-infused water-and-ink paintings of nature. Opening reception today, 3pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F, Cityplaza III, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends Apr 21

Discursive Digression

Yotaro Niwa's site-specific installations that have been deliberately created to destabilise viewers' perceptions and awareness of scale. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-9pm. Mon-Fri, 1pm-7pm, Shop 5, G/F, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2803 2151. Ends May 19

Performing Arts

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. Apr 9-10, 2.30pm, also Apr 9, 7.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

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 beauty 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 Chinese housemaid. 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

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 9-10, 3.15pm, also Apr 9-10, 12-15, 8.15pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678

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 9, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$220 (members HK$180) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Alibaba and 40 Thieves

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 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 9-10, 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

Papa Mama, Thy Wind Blows Ever

HK Repertory Theatre's drama about two actor 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

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 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 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 Cinema

HK International Film Festival

The HK International Film Festival Society presents 335 films from 56 territories, including the following six films. Part II: Until 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:


Moral tale/ensemble piece revolving around a woman and her son who gives testimony that is detrimental to his employer after witnessing a bus accident. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Days of Evil Women

Dark comedy about a long-suffering wife who seeks help from an illegal driver to murder her wily husband. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 4.30pm, HK Arts Centre, Apr 16, 7pm, Space Museum.

The Peddler

Documentary about Daniel Burmeister, a prolific filmmaker who manages to persuade entire villages to collaborate with him on his features. In Spanish with English subtitles. Apr 9, 7pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Shrikes

Melodrama revolving around a headstrong, long estranged mother and daughter who are drawn into a cycle of love, jealousy and loss. Starring Chikage Awashima and Inako Arima. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 7pm, Space Museum, Apr 16, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

A Good Man, A Good Day

Minoru Shibuya's comic drama revolving around an eccentric mathematics professor (Chishu Ryu) and his adopted daughter, who seeks his approval to marry the scion of a well-respected ink-merchant family. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 9pm, Space Museum, Apr 16, 5pm, HK Arts Centre.


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 9, 9pm, HK Arts Centre.


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. Until Apr 10, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2744 5191


Freak-folk band Milkteeth, rock band the David Bowie Knives and roots/2-step band the Mooches perform, and DJs N1D and BloodDunza spin dubstep and drum 'n' bass. Apr 9, 9.30pm, Hidden Agenda, 6/F Ko Leung Industrial Building, 25 Tai Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$100. Inquiries: 9170 6073

Leeroy Thornhill

The British DJ spins electronic music. Apr 9, 10pm, Fly, G/F, 24-30 Ice House St, Central, HK$150 (advance and door before 11.30pm), HK$200 (door after 11.30pm), includes one drink. Inquiries: 2810 9902

David Cheng & Friends

The musicians play fusion jazz. Apr 9, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2521 7251