The Planner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 April, 2012, 12:00am



Fantastic Creatures from the British Museum

Exhibition of 170 artefacts on loan from the British Museum that looks at how depictions of animals and creatures might address questions such as how humans make sense of the world. Today, 10am-6pm, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends today

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. Today-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, Branch Gallery, 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Sat


Clay works by St James' Settlement Ceramics Workshop members. Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2 Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2831 3299. Ends Apr 18

Free Run

Works on industrial cardboard by Kaka Peco featuring her distinct style of drip figurative painting. Opens today. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm, Fabrik Contemporary Art, Gallery 12, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2525 4911. Ends Apr 29

Lyrical Splendour

Works by three generations of artists from Vietnam and Tibet, highlighting their homeland and culture. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie La Vong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Ends Apr 30

The Light in the Garden

South Korean oil painter Jeon Joon-yeup's new series of landscape paintings. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Apr 30

Gelassenheit: Letting It Be

A site-specific installation, sculpture, mixed-media works and videos by Kwan Sheung-chi, Morgan Wong and Tang Kwok-Hin. Tue-Sat, 1pm-7pm, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Shop 5, G/F Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2803 2151. Ends May 2

Performing Arts

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

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

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 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

Pains of Youth

We Draman performs Austrian playwright Ferdinand Bruckner's 1920s drama about a week in the life of seven youths associated with the medical school at the University of Vienna. In Cantonese. Apr 13-14, 18-21, 7.45pm, also Apr 15, 22, 2.45pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

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

The Cat and The Solitary Man

Theatre Dojo's drama revolving around a man and the stray cat he adopted years ago. In Cantonese. Apr 13-14, 8pm, also Apr 14-15, 3pm, Apr 15, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180, HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5300 1171

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

Pipe Organ Concert - Svyati Duo

Cellist Rebecca Hewes and organist Julian Collings play works by Gardonyi, Buxtehude, Jongen, Rheinbeger, Karg-Elert, Webber and Genzmer. Apr 14, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Concerts by HK Music Lover Chinese Orchestra

Wai Sing-fat conducts the local orchestra performing works including Law Wai-lun's Seagulls Flying Above the Foaming Waves and Ma Shenglong and Gu Guanren's Song of Fishermen in the East Sea; Tang Wing-hong hosts and narrates (in Cantonese), and puppeteer-magician Santa Jim also features. Apr 14, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan, Sai Wan Ho; Apr 21, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; and Apr 28, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po. All shows: HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Daishin Kashimoto Plays Brahms

Yip Wing-sie conducts Japanese violinist Kashimoto, soprano Yuki Ip, baritone Albert Lim, the HK Sinfonietta, HK Young People's Chorus, HK Voices and Die Konzertisten performing Debussy-Ravel's Danse (Tarentelle Styrienne), Brahms' Violin Concerto in D and Faure's Requiem. A Le French May programme. Apr 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Groove 2012

E-side Dance Company presents performances of contemporary dance works choreographed by Mandy Leung. Apr 14, 8pm, Apr 15, 4pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351


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. 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. Apr 11, 7pm, Asia Society HK Centre.