PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am



Sense of Zen

Zen Buddhist-themed paintings by Tibetan and Vietnamese artists including Ang Sang and Viet Dung. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie La Vong, 13/F, One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Ends Mar 24

A Metropolitan Perspective

Paintings of global metropolises that are filled with dreams and energy by Spanish artists Marti Bofarull, Christina Blanch, Noemi Martin, Didier Lourenco and Erin de Burca. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Mar 31

Time After Time

Him Lo's mixed-media iron paintings composed in a delicate etching style that comment on the strange dichotomy of city life and our routine existence. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Apr 14

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove: A Modern Interpretation

Visual artist-costume designer Hong Lei's photographs reinterpret the legendary Seven Sages that were typically historically depicted as bearded, middle-aged drinking men by having female Chinese supermodels posing as the Taoist septet. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, Branch Gallery, 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Apr 14

Landscape and the Urban Environment

Depictions of natural landscapes and man-made urban places by photographer Marian Drew, Chinese ink painter Koon Wai-bong, painters Chris Langlois and David Smith, and animator-photographer Ryu Ho-yeol. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, LG/F, 91-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Apr 21


Works by Russian painters including Irina Kotova, Andrey Petruxin, Ekaterina Kiseleva and Elena Klimova that depict the artists' inner worlds and feelings for Russia. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat, 9am-6pm, Red Square Gallery, Happy Valley Branch, 11 Yuk Sau St, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2838 0040. Ends Apr 30

German Photography 1960-2012: A Survey

Works by 16 German photographers including Thomas Demand and Gunther Forg. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends May 5

Comfort Women Wanted

Visual artist Lee Chang-jin's advertisement-like prints and multichannel video installation help bring to light the memory of 200,000 young women , known as comfort women, who were exploited as sex slaves in Asia during the second world war. The exhibition hopes to increase awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, 1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends May 31

Hong Kong Currency

Exhibition on the different currencies that have emerged in Hong Kong and how the purchasing power of such monies have changed over the years. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Jun 4

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century with dragon images on them. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

Performing Arts


Vicki Ooi directs Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about a young woman who greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities. In English with Chinese surtitles. Mar 15-16, 19-23, 1.45pm, 4.30pm, also Mar 19-22, 10.15am, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2520 1716

Lady la Tiger - Queen of the Bitches

Jim Chim Sui-man directs and stars in PIP Theatre's satirical take on subjects including the status, family role and identity of women. In Cantonese. Until Mar 18, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$430 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2294 8004

All in the Timing

Bravo Theatre performs a collection of one-act plays by American playwright David Ives. In Cantonese. Mar 15-18, 8pm, also Mar 17-18, 3pm, HK City Hall Theatre, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3712 1780

Punchline Comedy Club

Irish comedians Ardal O'Hanlon, Karl Spain and Andrew Stanley perform. In English. Mar 15-17, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222


Edmond Lo Chi-sun and Kearen Pang Sau-wai direct and star in Chung Ying Theatre Company's comedy about two college friends who reunite just as one of them contemplates jumping off a bridge. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, 21-24, 28-31, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, 24-25, 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800


HK Ballet's production based on Giaocomo Puccini's dramatic opera telling the story about a Chinese princess who will only marry a prince who can solve her three riddles. Australian Natalie Weir choreographs. Mar 16-18, 7.30pm, also Mar 17-18, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Yin Mei directs (with Jay Scheib) and choreographs the HK Dance Company's contemporary Chinese dance theatre work inspired by the 4,000-year-old city of Luoyang in which the form, style and movement of Chinese dance is filtered through the abstract aesthetic of Han dynasty terracotta figures and costumes. Mar 16-17, 7.45pm, Mar 18, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

A Tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach

Pianist Eric Fung gives a recital of works by J.S. Bach. Mar 16, 8pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$250 Cityline. Inquiries: 3400 2433

Behzod Abduraimov Piano Recital

The Uzbek pianist plays works by composers including Scarlatti, Beethoven and Brahms. Mar 16, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3518 7290

Circus and Spectacles

Multimedia artist-composer Samson Young and German performance technologist Chris Ziegler (ZKM)'s musical-technological-mechanical spectacle deconstructing the notion of the virtuosic body in the performing arts through Italian composer Nicolo Paganini's Caprices; violinist William Lane also features. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 4.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Father and Mother I Love U @ Family

Jumbo Kids Theatre's multiarts production about a rebellious girl who realises she cannot do without her parents after they suddenly disappear. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 3pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$100; and Mar 23-24, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, 3pm, Mar 25, 11am, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

Hamlet b.

On & On Theatre Workshop and Mobius Strip Theatre of Taiwan's production examines how cultural workers position themselves vis-?vis today's globalised consumer society and is inspired by German playwright Heiner Mueller's The Hamletmachine. In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese surtitles. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Mar 18, 3.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

How to be a Star

Actors' Family's musical theatre production centring on an artist who dreams of becoming a star and the people the young hopeful meets. In Cantonese. Mar 16-17, 8pm, also Mar 17-18, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325


Guangzhou's Er Gao Production dance theatre show featuring two works: Lucy Ho, inspired by the discovery of 47 bones of an ancient skeleton belonging to a hominid named Lucy by its excavators; and She is a Good Girl, a celebration of women. Mar 16-17, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Poetic Solitude

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts pianist Viktoria Postnikova and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2 (original version) and Manfred Symphony. Mar 16-17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Never Leave Yen-j Alone 2012 in Concert HK

The Taiwanese jazz-pop singer-songwriter (aka Yan Jue) performs. Mar 16, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2715 3850

Pipe Organ Concert

Organists Janssen Chong, Joshua Law, Teresa Young and Chiu Siu-ling perform works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Lemmens, Widor, Albright and Elgar. Mar 17, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Art of Falling

Ivica Simic directs Ming Ri Institute For Arts Education's dance and movement children's theatre show investigating gravity and life's ups and downs. Mar 17, 23-24, 7.45pm, Mar 18, 25, 2.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Rabbit Hole

Fung Wai-hang directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play about a couple whose lives are turned upside down after their young son's accidental death. Starring Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 17-18, 20-24, 27-31, Apr 3-7, 7.45pm, also Mar 18, 24-25, 31, Apr 7, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Concert by the HK YWCA Chinese Orchestra

Chan Chiu-yin and Tse Kim-fei conduct the orchestra and The Bear Children's Choir performing works including Peng Xiuwen's The City Without Night and Lo Leung-fai's Birthday Celebrations. Mar 17, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long; Mar 18, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon; and Mar 25, 3pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Diving in the Moment

Alex Cheung and Faye Leong direct the HK Repertory Theatre and Taiwan's Mobius Strip Theatre production about a man, paralysed after a diving accident, who sees seven women appear by his bedside - only there's some uncertainty as to whether those are real visitors or hallucinations. In Cantonese. Mar 17-18, 21-25, 28-31, 8pm, also Mar 24, 31, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Magic Power in Concert 2012

The Taiwanese band serve up Mando-pop. Mar 17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2715 3850

One Night Stand Again

Cheuk Wan-chi performs stand-up comedy. In Cantonese. Mar 17-19, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765

C for Clarinet

Clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai plays works including Paul Reade's Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden and Alfred Wong's Starry Night. Mar 18, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3488 1550


The Israeli alternative/art rock group in concert; Macau band Turtle Giant also features. Mar 18, 8pm, Hidden Agenda, 2A, Wing Fu Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip St, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, HK$150. Inquiries:

Il Divo and Orchestra in Concert

The multinational operatic pop vocal quartet of Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler perform. Mar 18, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Li Chuanyun Violin Recital

The Chinese violinist plays works by composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, Zhao Wei and Ravel; pianist Cheng Wei accompanies. Mar 18, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2391 5201

Charice 'Infinity Tour' - Live in Hong Kong

The Filipina pop singer-actress in concert. Mar 19, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$600-HK$800 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

Joanna Li Piano Recital

Pianist Li plays works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Glinka-Balakirev, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Mar 19, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9162 4908

Jorg Demus Piano Recital

The Austrian pianist plays works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Schumann. Mar 19, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2737 7648

Viva Musicals

Bel Canto Singers perform musical numbers including Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. Mar 21, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650

Classical Music for Babies with Jason Lai

Jason Lai presents (in English) and conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances and Massenet's Thais: Meditation. Mar 22-23, 7.30pm, also Mar 23, 11am, Mar 24, 2.30pm, also 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Joe Junior 45th Anniversary Concert

Veteran pop singer Joe Junior performs; electric bass player-guitarist Anders Nelsson guests. Mar 22, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9176 3823

Colours of Marimba

Joshua Tan Kang Ming conducts Chinese-Canadian marimbist Pius Cheung and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Bright Sheng, Bartok, Darius Milhaud and Gershwin. Mar 23-24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Asia Music Connection 2012

J-pop-latin-funk singer-songwriter Naota Inti Raymi, Canto-pop singer-songwriter G.E.M. (aka Gloria Tang Zhi-kei), Taiwanese Mando-pop singer Danson Tang and other pop entertainers in concert. Mar 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$380-HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2850 5825

I Love You Because

Wind Mill Grass Theatre and Media Asia Entertainment's presentation of a musical romantic comedy about contemporary dating practices. In Cantonese. Mar 23-25, 27-31, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, Apr 1, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5100 2254

Hey! Say! Jump Asia First Tour 2012 In Hong Kong

The Japanese boy band in concert. Mar 24-25, 3pm, also 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$580, HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

Liu Yang Goes Solo

The HK Chinese Orchestra erhu player performs Liu Wenjin's Tathagata's Dream Suite. Mar 24, 7.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Mothers and Sons

Hu Zhifeng directs The Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe in performing a new Cantonese opera work about two cousins born on the same day who are predicted to have diverging fortunes as adults, and proceed to do so as a result of their mothers' actions. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 24, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Chinese Orphan

Chen Xinyi conducts Opera HK's presentation of the National Centre for the Performing Arts of China's production of Lei Lei's opera about the sole survivor of a massacre of his clan who is raised by a doctor as his own son but eventually learns his true identity. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 24-25, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$980 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2234 0303

Chris Wong True Colours 25th Anniversary Concert

Canto-pop singer Chris Wong Hoi-kan performs. Mar 24-25, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2323 2811