The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 March, 2012, 12:00am




Works by painters Damon Tong and Dee Dee Choy that explore the artists' sensational journeys through simplistic abstraction, colours and objects. Today, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends today

Familiar Stranger

Paintings by Cho Wing-ki, Phillip Hui and Sunday Lai in which the city appears as a virtual stage. Today, noon-6pm, Red Elation Gallery, 5-6 Lung On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2893 7837. Ends today

It's Hard to Be a Saint in This City

Stuart Semple's works in various media depicting multifaceted, hybrid environments defined visually by mass and pop culture. Today, 11am-5pm, The Space, 210 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2361 1210. Ends today

Catscape of Hong Kong

Photojournalist Micros Yip's photographs of stray cats. Opens today. Today-Mar 21, 9am-11pm, Mar 22, 9am-6pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 9345 8575. Ends Mar 22

Pure Land

Large 360-degree panoramic projection theatre work that gives one the sensation of being inside Dunhuang's Mogao Grottoes. Opens today. Mon-Sat, noon-8pm, Gallery 360 (M8001), L8 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of HK, 18 Tat Hong Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 3442 6553. Ends Apr 7

llot llov - Selected Works

Works by Berlin-based designers Ania Bauer, Jacob Brink, Lena Hirche and Ramon Toshiro. Opens today; reception Mar 23, 7pm-9.30pm. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, ILIVETOMORROW, G/F, 45 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 8900. Ends Apr 16

Performing Arts

Lady la Tiger - Queen of the Bitches

PIP Theatre's satirical take on subjects including the identity of women. In Cantonese. Mar 17-18, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, 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 17-18, 24-25, 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, also Mar 17, 21-24, 28-31, 7.30pm, 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 17-18, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

All in the Timing

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

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 17-18, 3pm, also Mar 17, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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 17, 7.45pm, Mar 18, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

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

Diving in the Moment

HK Repertory Theatre and Taiwan's Mobius Strip Theatre production of 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 visions 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

Hamlet b.

On & On Theatre Workshop and Mobius Strip Theatre of Taiwan's production examines how workers position themselves vis-?-vis today's consumer society. In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese surtitles. Mar 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


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 17, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

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

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 17, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

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


Eternity and a Day

Theo Angelopoulos' drama about a dying author who spends his final days with an Albanian refugee child before each goes their separate ways. In Greek with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 17, 11.15am, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$85 Inquiries: 2388 0002

Asian Film Awards Screening of Nominated Films

The HK International Film Festival Society presents a screening programme of 14 films, including the following film. 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, Mega Box, Enterprise Square 5, 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay, HK$55 Inquiries:

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

Wei Te-sheng's historical epic based on the true story of the 1930 Wushe Incident, when the aboriginal Seediq peoples of Taiwan rebelled against Japanese imperialist forces. In Seediq language, Taiwanese Hokkien, Mandarin and Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 17, 2.30pm, The Grand Cinema.

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 film. Until 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

The Book of the Dead

Kihachiro Kawamoto's stop-motion puppet animation film centring on a scholarly female who is as easily distracted by a ghostly pseudo-lover as she is devoted to Buddhism. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 17, 3pm, Apr 11, 7pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films from 1916 to 1999, including the following film. Until 2014. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Days of Being Wild

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing stars in Wong Kar-wai's 1960s-era drama centring on a narcissistic man who was deserted by his mother at birth and is loved in adulthood by two different women (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Carina Lau Ka-ling). Mainly in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 17, 7pm, HK Film Archive, Mar 25, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque.