The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am



Hidden Retort

Jia Jing's paintings reveal hidden violence in the subconsciousness of human beings. Today, 9.30am-6.30pm, Art Experience Gallery, Room 2009, 20/F, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends today


Vincent Lee Kwun-leung's paintings show his admiration of humanism and humanity. Today, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends today

Exhibition of Wut Man-chung's Works

Musical examples, manuscripts, photographs and other items pertaining to the musical journey of the late composer (1942-1992) of works such as Ambush on All Sides. Today-tomorrow, 10am-9pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2734 2927. Ends tomorrow

No One to Hear You Scream

Space and science-fiction themed works by Chen Chien-jung, Gao Weigang, Jo?? Frank Havermans, John Powers, Piers Secunda and Wang Yaohua. Today, 11am-7pm, tomorrow, noon-6pm, Saamlung, 26/F Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Rd Central. Inquiries: Ends tomorrow


Works by eight Hong Kong-based Goldsmiths College art degree graduates that show their perspectives on what 'value' truly is and means. Today, 2pm-8pm, tomorrow, noon-6pm, Voxfire Gallery, 1/F, 52 Gage Street, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2581 3385. Ends tomorrow

My Bird and I

Vietnamese painter Dang Xuan Hoa's self-portraits that also feature his bird alter ego. Today-tomorrow, 10am-6.30pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends tomorrow

Wu Guanzhong: Painting - Dance - Music

Exhibition of works by the late artist (1919-2010) that looks at the tempo, rhythm and interplay between void and solidity that characterise his paintings in the use of elements such as dots, lines and planes. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Apr 15

Journey is the Reward

Australian street artist David 'Meggs' Hooke's works reference his life manifesto highlighting the process of making art and the journey of travel. Opening reception today, 6pm-10pm. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends May 17

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art

Exhibition showing examples of cultural adaptations and collective responses to Buddhism. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm (last Thu of the month, 11am-8pm), Asia Society Gallery, Asia Society HK Centre, HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$30 (members HK$15). Inquiries: 2103 9511. Ends May 20

Benevolence and Loftiness: The Cinematic Legend of Wong Fei-hung

Exhibition about the legendary kung fu master's life and times that includes a reconstruction of Master Wong's famous Po Chi Lam clinic, and stills and clips from movies about him. Opens today. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Jul 22

Performing Arts

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

ABA Productions presents The Birmingham Stage Company's comedy about aspects of ancient Egypt such as the pharoahs, pyramids and mummies. In English. Mar 30-31, 5pm, also Mar 31-Apr 1, 11am, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$395 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

Forget Herostratus

Not So Loud Theatre's production of Grigory Gorin's satire about the attempts to erase Herostratus of Ephesus from history after he burned down the Temple of Artemis in 356BC. In English. Until Mar 31, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$190 (members HK$150) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


Chung Ying Theatre's comedy about two college friends who reunite just as one contemplates suicide. In Cantonese. Until Mar 31, 7.30pm, also Mar 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

Pride and Prejudice

Panther Productions' theatrical adaption of Jane Austen's novel about a mother who is desperate to marry off her daughters. In English. Until Mar 31, 7.30pm, also Mar 31, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9193 6640

Rabbit Hole

The HK Repertory Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play about the life of a couple after their son's accidental death. Starring Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 30-31, Apr 3-7, 7.45pm, also Mar 31, Apr 7, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Creative Flame, Northern Lights

Thomas Dausgaard conducts Danish soprano Inger Dam-Jensen and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Sibelius, Grieg and Nielsen. Mar 30-31, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Diving in the Moment

HK Repertory Theatre and Taiwan's Mobius Strip Theatre production about a paralysed man who sees seven women appear by his bedside - but are they real or hallucinations? In Cantonese. Until Mar 31, 8pm, also Mar 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

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. Until Mar 31, 8pm, also Apr 1, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5100 2254

The Blue Planet

Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke conceive and direct Change Performing Arts' multimedia production about a coming flood; with music by Goran Bregovic. In English, Spanish, Italian, and infrequent French and Dutch, with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 30-31, 8pm, also Apr 1, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Women in Red

Mo Studio presents a drama about the challenges women face at different ages. In Cantonese. Mar 30-31, Apr 1, 3-8, 8pm, also Mar 31-Apr 1, 6-8, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755

Jeff I Saw 2012 World Tour Concert

Mando-pop singer Jeff Chang Hsin-che performs. Mar 30, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2381 2338


Remembering Feng Lin

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

Bride Hunter

Drama based on a Shaoxing opera about a young man (actress Hsia Moon) who masquerades as a woman on a dare, only to be accosted by an infatuated bully who happens to be the son of a powerful official. In Yue dialect with Chinese subtitles. Mar 30, 11am, HK Film Archive.

36th HK International Film Festival

HK International Film Festival Society presents 283 films from 50 territories, including the following nine. Until Apr 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing; UA iSquare, 7/F iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST; and UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$40-HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries:

The Oppressed Students

Shinsuke Ogawa's documentary about the student uprising at the Takasaki City University of Economics that was a precursor to the nationwide student protests in Japan in the late 1960s. In Japanese with English susbtitles. Mar 30, 3.30pm, HK Space Museum, Apr 8, 9.30pm, HK Arts Centre.


Documentary deconstructing the human tendency to anthropomorphise things around us. No dialogue. Mar 30, 5.30pm, UA iSquare.

Fear of Falling

Drama centring on a father-to-be who reaches out to his estranged schizophrenic father in search for love and understanding. In Polish with English subtitles. Mar 30, 7.15pm, UA iSquare.

I Wish

Hirokazu Kore-eda's drama about two young brothers, separated due to their parents' divorce, who try to reunite their fractured family. In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 30, 7.15pm, HK Cultural Centre.

Sauna on Moon

Zou Peng's magic realist drama revolving around the ambitious owner of a seedy sauna and his employees. In Putonghua and Cantonese with English subtitles. Mar 30, 7.15pm, UA Langham Place.

The Day He Arrives

Drama about a has-been filmmaker who is taken to a bar run by a woman who resmbles his professed real love. In Korean with English subtitles. Mar 30, 7.15pm, HK City Hall.

Damsels in Distress

Whit Stillman's off-beat comedy about a trio of privileged young women who set out to change a college campus' male-dominated environment. In English with Chinese subtitles. Mar 30, 7.30pm, UA Cityplaza, Apr 2, 9.45pm, HK Cultural Centre.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey I

The first three episodes of Mark Cousins' 15-episode television documentary on the history of cinematic innovation. In English. Mar 30, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, Apr 5, 7.15pm, HK Arts Centre.

Declaration of War

Valerie Donzelli directs and stars in a drama about a young couple who fight for their young son 's survival after he is diagnosed with a brain tumour. In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 30, 9.55pm, HK Cultural Centre.

Once Upon a Hero: The Wong Fei-hung Saga

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 26 films and television episodes from the Wong Fei-hung franchise, including the following film. Until May 26. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Once Upon a Time in China

Tsui Hark's 1991 martial arts drama about the stance taken by kung fu master Wong Fei-hung against Western military, economic, technological and cultural incursions into China. Starring Jet Li Lianjie. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 30, also May 26, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.