The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 October, 2011, 12:00am



Romance and Passion

Painter Shu Yiqian's depictions of nature. Today, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F Cityplaza III, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends today

Back to Basics

Figurative works by artists including Andy Warhol, Walasse Ting and Karel Appel. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, The Peak Suite, 22 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2530 2900. Ends Oct 31

January 4th

Works by three designers (Andr?Dubreuil, Patrice Butler and Danful Yang) whose birthdays all fall on January 4. Daily (until Oct 30), 10am-8pm, Oct 31, 10am-3pm, Pao Galleries, 4/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 6323 1989. Ends Oct 31

Turn Around

Mok Wai-hong's painted installations are intended to get viewers questioning whether everything we see in the news media is real and how reality should be defined. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Main Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869-8802. Ends Nov 14

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 Hong Kong 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 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: quarter-finals: Oct 24, 10am-11.10am, 11.15am-12.25pm, 12.50pm-2pm, HK$100 (day 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, pianist Garrick Ohlsson plays works by Handel, Brahms, Liszt and Scriabin, Oct 25, 8pm, HK$150-HK$350 Urbtix. All concerts: HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 2868 3325

Shed Skin

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of 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 25-29, Nov 1-5, 7.45pm, also Oct 29-30, Nov 4-5, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$130-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Love Story of Moses

Benny X Him X Tung present a comedy about modern men and their dating predicaments. In Cantonese. Oct 25-29, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$140) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Penderecki Quartet Concert

The string quartet plays works by Mozart, Mozetich and Schubert. Oct 25, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Stomp '11

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Glynis Henderson Productions and Stomp Productions present the 2011 edition of the percussion-theater-dance-comedy show. Oct 25-29, Nov 1-5, 8pm, also Oct 29-30, Nov 5-6, 2.30pm, Oct 30, Nov 6, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Vocal Recital by Anne Sofie von Otter

The Swedish mezzo soprano performs works by composers including Grieg, Sibelius and Weill. Oct 25, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Plugged Asian Music Festival 2011 - Live Concert in Hong Kong

Pop-rockers Rubberband, indie duo Sugar Club and Canto-pop-rock singer-composer Endy Chow perform; Zen support. Oct 25, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$190, HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

Echoes of the Tieshizi Hutong

Chung Ying Theatre's historical drama revolving around Sun Yat-sen looking back at his eventful life while on his deathbed at Tieshizi Hutong. In Cantonese. Oct 26-29, 7.30pm, also Oct 30, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

100 Saints You Should Know

Twice as Good Productions' performance of Kate Fodor's drama looking at religion and the conflicts people might have with it. In English. Oct 26-29, 8pm, also Oct 29, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9229 9612

Song of Tomorrow - An Evening with Anthony Wong

Canto-pop singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming in concert. Oct 27-28, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$420 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Eitetsu Hayashi: Taiko Legend

Taiko drummer Hayashi performs; shinobue/shakuhachi player Makoto Takei also features. Oct 28-29, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Four Infinities + Movement B

Double bill comprising: a music theatre show in which guzheng player Chin King, erhu player Rupert Woo Pak-tuen, sheng player Leung Yan-chiu and pipa player Mavis Lam Tsan-tong collaborate with electronic artist Steve Hui (aka Nerve), experimental filmmaker-media artist Ip Yuk-yiu and media art group XEXGRP to explore how to apply the musical language to video art, and to use the sounds of the traditional musical instruments to paint a moving graffiti; and a dance show that includes a 3-D projection presented by media artist Ulf Langheinrich and dancer Ng Sze-wan. Oct 28-30, Nov 4-5, 7.30pm, L1, Multimedia Theatre, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of HK, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, free with ticket, booking recommended. Inquiries: 3442 6553

Choi Sown-le, Chow Lap-chung and Friends

Pinaist Choi, violinist Chow, viola player Meidad Yehudayan and cellist Artem Konstantinov play works by Schubert and Schumann. Oct 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2850 5955

Iridescent Balinese Gamelan and Dance

Indonesian gamelan ensemble Gong Tri Pitaka performs. Oct 28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044


Dancers Elaine Kwok, Gabbie Chan, Cyrus Hui, Connie Lau and Sylvia Lee perform. Oct 28-29, 8pm, also Oct 29-30, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

The Goodbye Girl

Whole Theatre's production of Neil Simon's romantic comedy revolving around an egoistical actor who unexpectedly finds that the apartment he sublets from a friend is still occupied by the friend's ex-girlfriend and her precocious daughter. In Cantonese. Oct 28-29, 31, Nov 4-5, 7, 9-13, 8pm, also Oct 29-30, Nov 5-6, 12-13, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$300, HK$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3188 8110

The World Is For All

Yan Huichang, Wang Aikang and Su Wen-cheng conduct huqin player Song Fei, erhu player Zhu Changyao, Tung Hiu-Lo, the HK Chinese Orchestra, The Chinese Orchestra of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group and Zhonghua Chinese Orchestra performing works including Wang Danhong's A Glorious Chapter in History - On the Centenary of the 1911 Revolution, Kuan Nai-chung's A Heroine and a Martyr and Cheng Dazhao's The World Is For All. Oct 28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Truly I Do

Yu Hon-ting directs Drama Gallery's production of his romantic comedy centring on a newlywed couple and the week leading up to their honeymoon. In Cantonese. Oct 28-30, 8pm, also Oct 29-30, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325


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 three films. Until 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 Inquiries:

Datong: The Great Society

Evans Chan Yiu-shing's docudrama about Qing dynasty era political reformer Kang Youwei (Liu Kai-chi) who went into exile in Sweden. Also starring Lindzay Chan. In English, Cantonese, French with English subtitles. Oct 24, 7.20pm, Palace IFC.

Tokyo Koen

Shinji Aoyama's drama revolving around an aspiring photographer and his relationships with three women in his life: his roommate's ex-girlfriend, his stepsister and a woman that he's been hired to spy on by her jealous dentist husband. In Japanese with English subtitles. Oct 24, 7.35pm, Broadway The One.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II

Concluding part of Wei Te-sheng's historical epic depicts the guerilla warfare employed as the Seediq, led by chief Mouna Rudo (Lin Ching-tai), use Taiwan's mountains and forests in their fight against the imperialist Japanese forces. In Seediq language, Taiwanese Hokkien, Mandarin and Japanese with English subtitles. Oct 24, 9.35pm, Palace IFC, Oct 30, 7pm, Broadway The One.

KINO/11 - Recent German Film Productions

Goethe-Institut HK presents a programme of 13 German feature films, including the following film. Until Oct 31. AMC Festival Walk, U/G Level, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong; AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central; HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$60 Urbtix and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 28020088

The Days to Come

Sci-fi-drama about an upper middle-class Berlin family who journey from the present into a near future time of uncertainty and grave changes. Lars Kraume directs. In German and French with English subtitles. Oct 24, 7pm, HK Science Museum, Oct 29, 9.50pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Chinese Film Panorama 2011

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department and South China Film Industry Workers Union present a programme of nine Chinese films, including the following film. Oct 24-Nov 13. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

72 Martyrs

Chiu Sung-kee's historical drama recounts the tale of the 72 southern Chinese revolutionaries who gave their lives to the cause in the 1911 Huanghuagang Uprising in Guangzhou. Starring Tse Kwan-ho and Liu Kai-chi. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Oct 24, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Nov 5, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.