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The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 October, 2011, 12:00am
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Exhibitions

Two Rivers

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

Blossom Bridge

Twenty sets of floral-themed oil paintings by 10 Art Infinity Workshop artists. Opens today. Daily, 8am-9pm, Linkbridge, Lincoln House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2284 4877. Ends Oct 28

Three Begets Ten Thousand Things

Two-part exhibition of works by Chinese photographer RongRong and his Japan-born wife-artistic partner, inri; featuring a selection of RongRong's personal work created between 1993 and 2000 (shown at Blindspot Gallery) and RongRong and inri's collaborations created between 2000 and 2011 (presented at Blindspot Annex). Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central; and Thu-Sun, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Annex, 15/F Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Nov 13

The Mechanics of Invention

Jung Yeon-doo's photographs and a short film featuring crafted set designs photographed to resemble film stills that move between fantasy and reality. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Scad Gallery, 2/F, 30-32 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends Nov 19

Shanghai Babes

Exhibition of Art Deco-style Shanghai Ladies advertising posters printed in the early 20th- century China. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm, Gallery 27, 1901 Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2527 8228. Ends Dec 27

Fantasy Islands

Works by nine Indonesian artists that demonstrate that fantasy is an influential strand of contemporary Indonesian art. Daily, 10.30am-9.30pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquries: 8100 1182. Ends Jan 31

From Rooftop Schools to Post-Millennium Schools: The Post-war Evolution of School Buildings in Hong Kong

Exhibition tracing the building designs of primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since 1945. Daily, 10am-5pm, HK Museum of Education, Block D1, Podium Level, HK Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Rd, Tai Po. Ends Feb 12, 2012

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

Around 100 exhibits drawn from the collections of The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the HK Museum of History about Dr Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's urban construction, economic development and education system that he and his followers brought about. 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, 2012

Performing Arts

The 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Competition

Triennial event organised by the Chopin Society of HK. Competition: Round One: Oct 18-20, 10am-10.40am, 10.45am-11.25am, 11.45pm-12.25pm, also Oct 18-19, 5pm-5.40pm, 5.45pm-6.25pm, 6.45pm-7.25pm, 7.30pm-8.10pm, HK$50 (day pass), HK$200 (Round One pass); quarter finals: Oct 22-24, 10am-11.10am, 11.15am-12.25pm, 12.50pm-2pm, also Oct 22-23, 5.30pm-6.40pm, 6.45pm-7.55pm, 8.20pm-9.30pm, HK$100 (day pass), HK$200 (quarter finals pass); semi-finals: Oct 26-27, 7pm-7.45pm, 8pm-8.45pm, 9pm-9.45pm, HK$150 (day pass), HK$250 (semi-finals pass); and finals: Oct 28-30, 7pm-8.15pm, 8.45pm-10pm, HK$200 (day pass), HK$450 (finals pass). In addition, pianists Cristina Ortiz and Pascal Roge, guitarist Alvaro Pierri and cellist Richard Bamping play works by J.S. Bach, Giuliani-Moscheles, Piazzolla, Luck, Santorsola and Bogdanovic, Oct 21, 8pm; pianist Garrick Ohlsson plays works by Handel, Brahms, Liszt and Scriabin, Oct 25, 8pm; piano solo performances by each of the First-prize winners of the HK International Piano Competition, Oct 31, 7pm; and Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts pianists Ortiz, Tigran Alikhanov, Peter Frankl and Gary Graffman and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing concertos by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Liszt and Ravel, Nov 2, 7pm, HK$150-HK$350 Urbtix. All concerts: HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 2868 3325

Awakening

East Asia Entertainment and Tomson International Entertainment present a musical inspired by the Chinese literary classic Dream of the Red Chamber about love and fate. In Putonghua and Cantonese. Oct 18-23, 7.45pm, also Oct 22-23, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Human Fruit Bowl

HK Microfest and Harmony Stempel present a drama examining the roles artists and their models play in each others' lives. In English. Oct 18-22, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (all tickets Oct 18), HK$200 (members HK$180) (Oct 19-22) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

HTC Jan Lamb 30mething Scary Stand-up Comedy

Actor-comedian Jan Lamb Hoi-fung performs. In Cantonese. Until Oct 22, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2338 5522

The National Ballet of China

Feng Ying directs the Chinese ballet troupe performing: a ballet gala, Oct 20, 7.30pm; The Red Detachment of Women, Oct 21, 7.30pm; and Swan Lake, Oct 23, 2.30pm. Zhang Yi and Liu Ju conduct The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra providing live musical accompaniment. Both shows: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Converging Beams

Jacky Yu Yan-wah choreographs E-Side Dance Company's light-themed dance theatre presentation. Oct 21-22, 8pm, also Oct 22, 4pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

Elgar's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Pastoral

Mark Wigglesworth conducts cellist Paul Watkins and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing Beethoven's Symphony No 6, Pastoral, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Wagner's Tannhauser: Overture. Oct 21-22, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Shed Skin

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of Japanese television drama writer Norihiko Tsukada's comedy centring on a man who finds his father's peeled skin in the bathroom one morning and subsequently witnesses his father becoming more youthful with each passing day. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Oct 22, 25-29, Nov 1-5, 7.45pm, also Oct 23, 29-30, Nov 4-5, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$130-HK$250 (Nov 5: HK$150, HK$250)Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Echoes of the Tieshizi Hutong

Lo King-man directs Chung Ying Theatre's production of his, Rupert Chan and Ko Tin-lung (who also stars)'s historical drama revolving around Sun Yat-sen looking back at his eventful life while on his deathbed at Tieshizi Hutong. In Cantonese. Oct 23, 26-29, 7.30pm, also Oct 23, 30, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Cantonese Operatic Songs Concert

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

Cinema

HK Asian Film Festival 2011

The HK Asian Film Festival presents a programme of more than 70 films from various parts of Asia, including the following film. Oct 18-Nov 8. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Broadway The One, 6-11/F The One, 100 Nathan Rd, TST; Grand Ocean, Ocean Centre, 3 Canton Rd, TST, HK$65; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: www.hkaff.asia

Life Without Principle

Johnnie To Kei-fung's crime drama follows a gangster (Lau Ching-wan), a bank officer (Denise Ho Wan-sze) and a policeman (Richie Jen Hsien-chi) on one chaotic day, their desperate scramble for cash leading each to make morally ambiguous choices that could lead them - and others - to ruin. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Oct 18, 7.30pm, The One, Oct 19, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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