The Planner

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 April, 2011, 12:00am



Reincarnation of Matter

Photographer So Hing-keung's series of works exploring the transformation and reincarnation of matter. Today, noon-7pm, The Upper Station, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 2474. Ends today

Dan Perjovschi

Site-specific wall-drawing installations by the Romanian political cartoonist that comment on economic and political conditions in the 21st century. Today, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends today

Still Sitting on the Wall

Photographer Gavin Au's reinterpretation of works by Chinese photographer Weng Fen taken 10 years ago. Mon, Wed-Sun, 11am-7pm, Lumenvisum, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, L2-10, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei. Ends Apr 24

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

Life - Truly Alive

Oil paintings by Zhang Wenrong of life in the city and modern China. Daily, 10.30am- 6.30pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends May 4

Between Thoughts and Existence

Christopher Ku's paintings express his view of life as a miracle. Opening reception today, 4pm. Wed-Sun, 1pm-6pm, Blue Lotus Gallery, Unit 24, 5/F Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6100 1295. Ends Jun 5

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Historical exhibition detailing the daring escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral escorted by a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Dec 31

The Lingering Image

Chinese paintings by Chao Shao-an's student, Ho Fung-lin. Opens today. 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 Jan 30, 2012

Performing Arts

The Little Rabbit's Carrot

Angela Children's Theatre musical adaptation of Angela Luk's children's tale about how a little rabbit reacts to temptations that are thrown her way. In Cantonese. Apr 17, 11am, 2.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 6893

MicroSex Office 3.0 Version

PIP Theatre's comedy about the role of gender in the workplace. In Cantonese. Apr 17, 22-25, 30-May 1, 2.30pm, also Apr 17, 19-25, 27-May 1, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$165-HK$285 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Stillness in Motion

E-Side Dance Company performs works by Jody Nip, Lee Ka-ki, Rainbow Lam and four other choreographers. Apr 17, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

Lady Samantha

Metro Holik Studio's drama about the difficult decisions people make in life. In Cantonese. Apr 17, 2.45pm, 7.45pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9629 1746

Choreographic Showcase 2011: Inspired by the 5 Elements

The HK Ballet performs pieces choreographed by Li Yiran, Yuh Egami, Kenji Hidaka, Ricky Hu and Jonathan Spigner inspired by the five elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth, and additional works choreographed by Yuri Ng and Wang Sizheng. Apr 17, 3pm, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724


Trinity Theatre's drama about unspoken challenges males face over the course of their development into men. In Cantonese. Apr 17, 3pm, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Schumann's Love in Words and Music

Pianist Nancy Loo plays works such as Schumann's Romance in F-sharp and Widmung (from Myrthen), and Jimmy Shiu and Lo Koon-lan read a selection of letters by the German composer and his wife, Clara Wieck. In Cantonese. Apr 17, 3pm, 7.30pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Tales from Journey to the West 2011

Wai Sing-fat conducts the HK Music Lover Chinese Orchestra performing works including excerpts from Chen Ning-chi's Tales from Journey to the West; Tang Wing-hong hosts (in Cantonese) and face-changing artist Wai Fei-hung and puppeteer Santa Jim also perform. Apr 17, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and May 22, 3pm, Y-Theatre, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Mariana Trench Since 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 17, 3pm, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 7101 2098

Benedict Cruft Unaccompanied Violin Recital I & II

The British violinist plays sonatas and partitas for unaccompanied violin by J.S. Bach. Apr 17, 8pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$75, HK$110 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8517

Revelation Of Love

Three Woods Playwright's drama about love. In Cantonese. Apr 17, 8pm, Theatre Horizon Black Box, 3/F, 71-73 Bedford Rd, Tai Kok Tsui, HK$120. Inquiries: 9661 6230

Jacky Cheung 1/2 Century Tour

Canto-pop singer-actor Jacky Cheung Hok-yau in concert. April 17-18, 21-25, 28-May 2, 6-8, 9-10, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 8262

MUCC Chemical Parade

The Japanese rock band in concert. Apr 17, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$300, HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3741 1033

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 18-22, 8pm, 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


Nicholas Cleobury conducts soprano Una Barry, tenor Alex Tam, Die Konzertisten and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing requiems by John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. Apr 20, 8pm, St John's Cathedral, 4-6 Garden Rd, Central, HK$150. Inquiries: 2523 4157


Kearen Pang Production's drama about two 30-something women and the challenges they face. In Cantonese. Apr 21-24, 27-May 1, 8pm, Apr 25, 3pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$210-HK$330 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6438 2557

HK Dance Awards 2011

Ong Yong Lock directs the HK Dance Alliance and HK Arts Development Council presentation featuring performances by the Academy for Performing Arts' School of Dance, HK Ballet, HK Dance Company, Unlock Dancing Plaza and others. Apr 21, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2584 8753

Miss Naoko

We Draman's stage adaptation of Kuniko Mukoda's story about a married woman who finds out what true love is after she meets a talented painter with a stomach ailment. In Cantonese. Apr 21-24, 8pm, Apr 22-24, 3pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

HKPO + Harry Wong in Rainbow Symphony

Lio Kuok-man conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by composers such as Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn and Johann Strauss II; magician/emcee Harry Wong (aka Harry Goh Goh) presents. In Cantonese. Apr 22-23, 4pm, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Wallis Cho: A Day in Metropolis Concert

Canto-pop singer Wallis Cho Chun-ho performs. Apr 22, 7.45pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9324 1483

Mes Memoires de Musique

Canto-pop actor-singer Clifton Kwan Yat-yeung in concert. Apr 22, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2152 0899

Songs from the Angels

Nicolas Porte conducts Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc, the HK Children's Choir, pupils of Ying Wa Primary School, CCC Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay) and Diocesan Girls' Junior School, the HK Institute of Education Chorus, the HK Percussion Centre and School Choral Education Partnership Scheme Joint-Schools Choirs performing songs including Ave Maria, I Believe and La Nuit. Apr 22-24, 8pm, City Hall, Central, HK$130-HK$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2559 4904

Fruits of Passion

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre presents a drama about a female torture victim who takes revenge on her father who sold her to the Japanese occupiers when she was young. In Cantonese. Apr 22, 27, 8.15pm, Apr 23-25, 8.30pm, also 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240


The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Until Jul 10. Wellcome Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts' Bethanie Campus, 139 Pok Fu Lam Rd, Pok Fu Lam, HK$170 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2880 9900

Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride

Susan Graham and Pl?cido Domingo star in a Metropolitan Opera and Seattle Opera's co-production of Christoph Gluck's adaptation of the Greek myth about the family of Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan war. Stephen Wadsworth directs and Patrick Summers conducts. In French with English subtitles. Apr 17, 1pm, 7pm, Wellcome Theatre.

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:

Winter Days

Kihachiro Kawamoto's animated adaptation of the 17th-century Japanese poet Basho's 36-stanza renga poem. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 17, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Book of the Dead

Kihachiro Kawamoto's stop-motion puppet animation film centring on a scholarly female who is as easily distracted by a ghostly pseudo-lover as she is devoted to Buddhism. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 17, 5pm, HK Arts Centre.

The White-eye Bird + The Story of the Luc Couple

Double bill consisting of a drama about a family whose pastoral idyll is shattered when the area where they live becomes the arena of conflict between Vietnamese revolutionaries and French agents, and a collectivist domestic drama centring on a man who is asked to literally sacrifice his house for a village. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Apr 17, 7pm, HK Arts Centre, Apr 23, 2.30pm, Space Museum.


Abbas Kiarostami's documentary companion piece to Where is the Friend's Home? exploring the everyday trials of children, with a particular focus on school homework. In Persian with English subtitles. Apr 17, 7.30pm, Space Museum, Apr 23, 5pm, HK Arts Centre.


Abbas Kiarostami's fusion of documentary and fiction about an unemployed man who successfully impersonates the famous Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf for a time. In Persian with English subtitles. Apr 17, 9.30pm, Space Museum, Apr 24, 9pm, HK Arts Centre.

HK Turkish Film Festival

Izmir Cinema Association presents selections from Turkey, including the following two features and a collection of short films. Ends Apr 17. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$65 Inquiries: 2196 8170

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

Faith Akin's documentary capturing the musical diversity of Turkey's largest city. In German, Turkish and English with English subtitles. Apr 17, 4.10pm, The Grand Cinema.

Times and Winds

Reha Erdem's drama revolving around three children growing up in a poor Turkish village. In Turkish with English subtitles. Apr 17, 5.50pm, The Grand Cinema.

Shorts from Turkey

Selection of five short films including Snow, which tells the story of the relationship between a grief-stricken mother who resides in a small village and her now deceased son, and No Today about a young man who embarks on a search for his sister after she fails to return home. In Turkish with English subtitles. Apr 17, 8pm, The Grand Cinema.

Pearl River Delta

Auspicious Colours

Sixty lunar new year woodblock prints donated by the Central Academy of Fine Arts' Bo Songnian. Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Mon, Macau Art Museum, Ave Xian Xing Hai, Macau, 5 patacas, free on Sun. Inquiries: (853) 8791 9814 or Ends Apr 24

Gilberto Gil: Asia Tour

The Brazilian singer-guitarist-songwriter Gil, his guitarist son Bem and cellist Jacques Morelenbaum perform. Apr 22, 8pm, Macau Cultural Centre, Ave Xian Xing Hai, Macau, 80-250 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 2870 0699 or

A-Ma Festival Celebrations

A-Ma (aka Tin Hau) Festival featuring performances by Chinese opera troupes from Macau and the mainland. Apr 23-27, 7.45pm, also Apr 24-27, 1.30pm, at the open ground in front of A-Ma Temple, Barra, Macau, free. Inquiries: (853) 2833 9261

Forever Mahler Symphony Series II

Claus Peter Flor conducts French violinist Renaud Capucon and the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra playing works by Goldmark and Mahler. Apr 23, 8pm, Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qing Bo Lu, Er Sha Island, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, 60-150 yuan. Inquiries:

World Explosive Popularity DJ Magazine Party

DJs Sonny Wharton, Ricky Stone, Jason F, Tynee, Email, Mic, Onz and Gordon spin dance music; VJ Turkish also performs. Apr 23, 10pm, Lotus Macau, Shop 3002, L5 The Grand Canal Shoppes, The Venetian Macao, Cotai Strip, Macau, 260 patacas (advance), 320 patacas (door). Inquiries: (853) 2882 8011