The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am



Featured Artists: Jia Juanli and Song Yumin

Works by Paris-based Chinese female painter Jia Juanli that are based on her impressions of Qing dynasty imperial court life and dreamlike ink and colour landscape paintings by Song Yumin. Today, 10.30am-7pm, Connoisseur Art Gallery, G3 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2868 5358. Ends today

The Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution

Guangzhou-born artist Fong So's brush-and-ink paintings and woodcut prints that explore the Xinhai revolution and its influence on China. Today, 9am-5pm, Lobby Gallery, Chung Chi College Administrative Building, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 3943 6444. Ends today

Realm of Illusion

Ink paintings and digital media works that make use of digital technologies to modernise traditional ink paintings by Wong Chong-yu. Today, 10am-6.30pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2527 9019. Ends today

'Forever Love' Sculpture Exhibition by Michael Wilkinson

A love-themed acrylic sculpture by the American artist. Opens today. Daily, 11am-9pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2 Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2711 1199. Ends Oct 17

Joshua Yeldham - Two Rivers

The Australian artist's paintings inspired by the Hawkesbury River in Australia and the Yulong River in Guilin, China. Artist reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Space, 210 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2361 1210. Ends Oct 21

Why are you still up? - Nocturnal Portrait of Hong Kong without Shade

Six monochrome photographs by architectural photographer Albert Poon. Opens today. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Oct 25

Chongking Express

Oil paintings on the urbanisation of Chongqing by Chinese artisit Zhang Wenrong and photographs and handicrafts by local artist Jovi Hau Kai-chung on his impression of Hong Kong's landscape. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. a Gallery, 2-4 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2868 0776. Ends Oct 30

In Search of the Ideal Nation - Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution

Around 100 exhibits about Dr Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes he and his followers brought to the city. Opens today. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28

Performing Arts

The Composers Guild Ensemble: Inaugural Concert

The local ensemble play works such as Lam Lan-chee's Falling Petals and Gy?rgy Ligeti's Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances. Sept 30, 1.30pm, Y.C. Cheng Lecture Theatre, L5, Science Tower, HK Baptist University, Ho Sin Hang Campus, free. Inquiries: 2722 1650

HK International Jazz Festival: HK City Hall Concerts

Norway's In the Country and Portuguese vocalist Maria Jo?o and pianist M?rio Laginha take the stage, Sept 30; and Belgium's The Michel Bisceglia Trio and the Hong Kong-US combo of Ted Lo and The Jazz Strings Ensemble perform, Oct 1. All concerts: 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$900 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2191 3297

Microsex Office 4.0

Jim Chim Sui-man directs another edition of PIP Theatre's comedy about male and female office worker relations. In Cantonese. Sept 30-Oct 2, Oct 4-9, Oct 14-16, 7.30pm, Oct 1-2, Oct 5, Oct 8-9, Oct 15-16, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Yui Makino and Ceui Live in Hong Kong

The two Japanese singer-pianists perform J-pop. Sept 30, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2111 9138


Theatre Noir performs a musical centring on the life of a 13-year-old boy who faces many challenges and obstacles after being forced to move to a small town from a big city after his parents divorce. In English: Sept 30-Oct 2, 7.45pm, also Oct 1-2, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$300 Urbtix. In Cantonese: Oct 7-8, 7.45pm, Oct 9, 3pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$160-HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2904 7118

A Time For Farewells

Theatre Dojo performs Damian Trasler's one-act play about a couple who decide to look back at their relationship before they end their marriage. In Cantonese. Sept 30, 8pm, Oct 1-2, 3pm, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5300 1171

Il Gardellino in Concert

The British baroque ensemble plays works by Marcello, J.S. Bach, Janitsch and Vivaldi. Sept 30, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8517

Oldies Songs Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singers Donald Cheung Wai-man and Fong Yi-kei perform. Sept 30, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2780 0077

Tribute to Youth

Yip Wai-hong and Jimmy Chiang conduct soprano Anna Baxter, violinist Agnes Tse and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra performing works by Tchaikovsky, Yip Wai-hong, Weber, Puccini and Johann Strauss II. Sept 30, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Woola Jungle II

HK Children's Arts Alliance Company and Make Friends With Puppet's interactive musical about a group of jungle animals who band together and find a leader from among themselves to battle against evil hunters. In Cantonese. Sept 30-Oct 1, 8pm, also Oct 1, 3pm, Oct 2, 2.30pm, 5.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9288 2062

HK International Jazz Festival: WKCD Concerts

Jazz musicians including Nguyen Le's Saiyuki, Stouxingers, Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard, and the Freddy Cole Quartet perform, Oct 1; and Chico and the Gypsies, Rusconi, Estudiantina Ensemble, Siu 2, the Kurt Rosenwinkel Standard Trio and others serve up more jazz, Oct 2, 2pm-10.30pm, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, HK$580, HK$1,000 (two-day pass) Cityline. Inquiries: 2191 3297


San Dance Production's media-visual-dance project; Joy Annabella San choreographs. Oct 1-2, 5pm, 7,30pm, also Oct 1, 9.15pm, Oct 2, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5115 2952

Shreya Ghoshal Live in Hong Kong

The Bollywood singer in concert. Oct 1, 7.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$400-HK$1,500 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9037 8869

Centenary Concert - a National Day Celebration

Perry So Pak-hin conducts harpist Dan Yu and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Lu Qiming's Ode to the Red Flag Guizhou, Bright Sheng's Never Far Away and Beethoven's Symphony No 5, Fate. Oct 1, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Yukie Nishimura 25th Anniversary Smile Best Tour 2011

The Japanese pianist performs. Oct 1, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280-HK$690 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

Cantonese Operatic Songs Concert

Wan Fai-yin, Wong Chiu-kwan, Ng Chin-fung, Lee Fung, Chan Kim-sing, Sun Kim-long, Cheng Wing-mui and Wai Chun-fai sing works including The God of Luo River and Daiyu at Her Death Bed, Oct 2, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Man Kim-fei, Ng Chin-fung, Lee Lung, Amy Wu, Chan Kim-sing, Tang Mei-ling and Chung Lai-yung perform works including Cleaving Open Mount Huashan in Anger and Zhou Yu Wallowing in a Love Song, Oct 23, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Piano Recital by Angela Hewitt

The Canadian pianist plays works by J.S. Bach and Ravel. Oct 2, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3150 0357

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Wendy Herbert conducts the HK Singers' production of the musical comedy comprising a series of vignettes connected by the central themes of love and relationships. In English. Oct 4-8, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$220 (members HK$200) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Oliver! The Musical

Henry Shek directs the HK Chorus Society's production of the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' story about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse. In English. Oct 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2411 6203

Tonight We Sell Our Soul to Rock and Roll Concert

Singers Alice Lau Nga-lai, Eddie Ng Kwok-king, Soler, Rosanne Lui Shan, Jiang Ching-lung and Cheung Mo-hau perform. Oct 4, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$100-HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8111 8111