The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am



Antique Tibetan Rugs

Exhibition of antique Tibetan carpets, meditation mats and saddle rugs dating mainly from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Opening reception today, 4pm-8pm. Tomorrow, 10am-6pm, Mar 18, 11.30am-5pm, Mar 19, 10am-6pm, Teresa Coleman Fine Arts, Rm 402, 55 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 2450. Ends Mar 19

An Empty Stage

Paintings by Tsang Chui-mei that tell stories about her personal and emotional self. Opening reception today, 5.30pm-8pm. From tomorrow: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 1-2/F 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Apr 5

Not Reconciled: Video Art from Thailand

Four video works by Thai artists Arin Rungjang, Chatchai Suban and Taiki Sakpisit that convey struggles to come to terms with personal, family and national histories. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. From tomorrow: daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Apr 19

Nuova (Arte) Povera

Works by Thai visual artists Krit Ngamsom, Kentaro Hiroki, Dusadee Huntrakul, Boonsri Tangtongsin, Prateep Suthathongthai, Pisitakun Kuantalaeng and Lek Kiatsirikajorn that reflect on the themes of globalisation, cultural flattening and the rise of the so-called new poor. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. From tomorrow: daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Apr 19

Woo Lung-wong

Works by the late cartoonist-writer Louie Yu Tin (1926-2008), whose creations include a cartoon character whose name is a play on the Cantonese phrase for an 'addle-brained person'. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Ends Jun 4

Performing Arts


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 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

PIP Theatre's satirical take on subjects including the family role 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


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 dance theatre work 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

All in the Timing

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

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 works by Tchaikovsky. 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

Punchline Comedy Club

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


Remembering Feng Lin

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five films featuring the late actress (1925-2010) who played a wide variety of roles in a career spanning more than over 40 years, including the following film. Until Mar 30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Apartment for Women

Drama about a woman who was abandoned when pregnant and had an illegitimate child at a young age that later runs a home for women in need of support and shelter. In Putonghua. Mar 16, 11am, HK Film Archive.

International Buddhist Film Festival 2012 Hong Kong

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and Asia Society HK Centre present a programme of 13 Buddhist-themed films, including the following one. Mar 16-May 12. Asia Society HK Centre, the HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$65 (Asia Society members HK$55) Inquiries: 2103 9511

Amongst White Clouds

Edward A. Burger's documentary looking at Buddhist hermit monks who live in scattered retreats dotting China's Zhongnan Mountain range. In English and Putonghua with English subtitles. Mar 16, 7pm, Mar 31, 3pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

Asian Film Awards Screening of Nominated Films

The HK International Film Festival Society presents a programme of 14 films, including the following one. Until Mar 18. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$65 Also: UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing; and UA MegaBox, L11, MegaBox, Enterprise Square 5, 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay, HK$55 Inquiries:

War of the Arrows

Han Min-kim's historical actioner centring on an archer who finds himself in a duel to the death with a Manchu warrior after he goes after enemy troops who attacked his village and took his sister hostage. In Korean with English subtitles. Mar 16, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema.

HK-San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2012

The Ocean Recovery Alliance presents a selection of more than 38 short and feature length films about the ocean, including the following programme of short films. Until Mar 22. Ben's Back Beach Bar, 273 Shek O Village, Shek O; Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central; Hemingway's By the Bay, G09, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay; UA iSquare, iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST; Oolaa, G/F, Centre Stage, Bridges St, SoHo, HK$150; Royal HK Yacht Club, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay; Wang Gungwu Theatre, 3 University Drive, Graduate House, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, HK$80, registration required. Inquiries: 2803 0018


Programme of eight short films from the US, Britain and Hong Kong: Into the Deep with Elephant Seals, Kai Lenny: 4 in 1, The Coral Gardener, Mission of Mermaids, Fin, Sanctuary: The Last Stand for Sharks, To Save the Whale and The Bay vs The Bag. In English. Mar 16, 7.30pm, UA iSquare, Mar 20, 8pm, Oolaa.

The 17th ifva Festival

The HK Arts Centre presents a selection of independent short films and videos, including the following two programmes. Until Apr 4. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$60 Urbtix (specified screenings free). Inquiries: 2824 5329

The 17th ifva Animation Category Finalist Showcase

Ten animated short films including: Vincent Yip Shun-ching and company's Mr Work, about a young waiter with a terrible work attitude who gets into trouble one day (in Cantonese with Chinese subtitles); and Jessica Poon's Origin, centring on a mother-and-son pair of water droplets (in English with Chinese and English subtitles). Mar 16, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

The 17th ifva Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase: Programme 1

Five short films including: Charles Lim Li Yong's All The Lines Flow Out, an experimental work about Singapore's network of canals and drains (in English with English subtitles); and Yang Hyo-joo's Broken Night, about two men who fake car accidents and claim the insurance payments, and whose scam works well until one evening when the duo become involved in a real accident (in Korean with English subtitles). Mar 16, 9pm, HK Arts Centre.