The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 April, 2012, 12:00am



The Golden Stage - HK City Hall 50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

Exhibition reviewing and showcasing HK City Hall's influence on local performing arts since it opened 50 years ago. Today, 10am-8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 2734 2927. Ends today

Artistic Inclusion of the East and West: Apprentice to Master

Exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century Chinese export paintings looking at the role Western art traditions played in their creation. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun (including public holidays), 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

The Art of Dress

Works by Movana Chen, Man Fung-yi and Yin Xiuzhen that use the idea of clothing as a metaphor for the body. Mon-Thu, 10.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends May 1

Woo Lung-wong

Exhibition by the late cartoonist-writer Louie Yu Tin (1926-2008). Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Ends Jun 4 Performing Arts

The Little Big Club Live in Concert

Barney and his buddies, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and others sing and dance. In English. Apr 9, 11am, 2pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$100-HK$500 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482

An Evening of All-Time Symphonic Classics

Choi Ho-man conducts the Pro Arte Orchestra of HK, alumni, fellows and friends performing works including Brahms' Hungarian Dance No 5 and Pachelbel's Canon in D. Apr 9, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2143 3671

Aristo Sham Piano Recital

The local pianist plays works by Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin and Ravel. Apr 9, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200, HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3150 6032

Brahms and Dvorak

Carmen Koon conducts soprano Amanda Li Wai-yin, baritone Sammy Chien Sum-ming, the HK Oratorio Society, Chinese University of HK's Chung Chi Choir, HK Voices and HK Strings performing Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Dvorak's Te Deum. Apr 9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2366 9928

Pierrot Lunaire, 100 Years On

Paul Zukofsky conducts the HK New Music Ensemble performing works by Schoenberg, Webern and Berg. Apr 11, 7.30pm, Loke Yew Hall, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

A Nerd's Melody

William Lam Tsz-hang stars in Main Load Theatre's stand-up comedy show about a sweet-talking guy who is a perennial loser in love. In Cantonese. Apr 11-14, 7.45pm, also Apr 14, 2.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (members HK$140) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

On Golden Pond

Chung King-fai and Louise Lee star in HK Federation of Drama Societies' production of Ernest Thompson's drama revolving around a retired professor and his perfect life-long partner who are visited one summer at their lakeside holiday home by relatives, including the son of their daughter's boyfriend. In Cantonese. Apr 11-15, 7.45pm, also Apr 14, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2353 0880

Faure's Requiem

Yip Wing-sie conducts violinist Daishin Kashimoto, violist Lise Berthaud, harp player Ann Huang, soprano Yuki Ip, baritone Albert Lim, the HK Sinfonietta, HK Young People's Chorus, HK Voices and Die Konzertisten performing Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat and Faure's Requiem. A Le French May programme. Apr 12, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Canadian arts company Les 7 Doigts de la Main performs a circus show about the murky underworld of the human psyche, travelling through the dreams, visions and memories of various characters. Apr 12-13, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$320; and Apr 15, 4pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Right Here Waiting Musical

Legend Infinity's musical about two lovers who have a rendezvous at Bride's Pool and discover that this romantic scenic spot in the New Territories is a gateway to the past. In Cantonese. Apr 12-15, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3749 9941

Farewell to Edo - Dream Harmonies

Edo de Waart conducts violist Andrew Ling, cellist Richard Bamping and the rest of the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Richard Strauss' Don Quixote and John Adams' Harmonielehre. Apr 13-14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Fat Pig

Bravo Theatre's adaptation of Neil LaBute's comedy about a man who falls for a woman that his workmates do not approve of. In Cantonese. Apr 13-14, 20-22, 8pm, also Apr 14-15, 22, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3172 1780

Sam Hui Concert 2012

Canto-pop singer-actor Sam Hui Koon-kit in concert. Apr 13-16, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123


36th HK International Film Festival

HK International Film Festival Society presents 283 films from 50 territories, including the following 10 films. Until Apr 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$40-HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries:

The Story of Film: An Odyssey V

Episodes 13-15 of Mark Cousins' 15-part television series documenting the history of cinematic innovation. In English. Apr 9, 12.30pm, HK Arts Centre.


Koreyoshi Kurahara's 1960 thriller about a bank manager who decides to rob his own bank after a gangster appears to blackmail him. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 2.30pm, HK Space Museum.

The Warped Ones

Drama centring on two juvenile delinquents newly released from jail who go looking for thrills. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 4.30pm, HK Space Museum.

Suzaki Paradise: Red Light

Melodrama about a couple working at a sake bar and noodle shop in the Tokyo red-light district of Suzaki Paradise who seek to move up in society. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 5pm, HK Arts Centre.

Glass-Hearted Johnny

Drama about a young Hokkaido woman sold into prostitution who, after she escapes, finds an unlikely ally in the form of a young hustler. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 7pm, HK Space Museum.

The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate

Yuzo Kawashima's 1957 comedy, set in a brothel on the eve of the Meiji Restoration, about eccentric characters trying to outmanoeuvre one another for power, money and redemption. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 7pm, HK Arts Centre.

Eyes Without a Face

Georges Franju's 1960 horror film about a surgeon who, together with his twisted assistant, bid to restore the disfigured face of his daughter by grafting parts from beautiful young women they have kidnapped. In French with English subtitles. Apr 9, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

Black Sun

Thriller revolving around a jazz-loving Japanese slacker who befriends and goes on the run with an AWOL black American GI. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 9.15pm, HK Space Museum.

Elegant Beast

Black comedy about a family of scheming, self-serving hustlers who will do anything to get ahead. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 9.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

Go! Boys' School Drama Club

Tsutomu Hanabusa's drama about a new boy at a school who decides to join its drama club and help in the production of an inspiring performance at the regional theatre competition. In Japanese with English subtitles. Apr 9, 9.30pm, HK Science Museum.

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 two films. Until May 26. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Wong Fei-hung's Combat in the Boxing Ring

Martial arts drama in which Wong is forced to duel with a martial artist so narrow-minded that he would try to kill his own student after she starts studying with Wong. In Cantonese. Apr 9, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.

Once Upon a Time in China and America

Shot in Texas and set in the Old West, this 1997 actioner has Wong Fei-hung (Jet Li Lianjie) travelling to the US to visit a friend and going to the rescue of Chinese people being oppressed and bullied there. In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 9, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

The Classics of The Royal Opera House Season II

MCL Cinema presents a programme of four operas and ballets from the Royal Opera House screened in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, including the following one. Until May 13. MCL Kornhill Cinema, 4/F, Kornhill Plaza South, 2 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay; MCL Telford Cinema, Telford Gardens, 33 Wai Yip St, Kowloon Bay; Star Cinema, 1/F PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O; and The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$110 Inquiries: 2418 8841

Cendrillon (aka Cinderella)

Film of the Royal Opera's production of Jules Massenet's operatic take on the fairytale about a young woman who wishes to go to the ball. In French with English subtitles. Apr 9, 4pm, MCL Kornhill Cinema, Apr 15, 21, May 6, 4pm, The Grand Cinema, Apr 28, 4pm, MCL Telford, May 13, 7.30pm, Star Cinema.