The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am



Time After Time

Him Lo's mixed-media iron paintings composed in a delicate etching style. Today, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends today

Flower Show

Photographer Paul Yeung's humorous look at the outfits and activities of HK Flower Show visitors. Today, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. 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, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, Branch Gallery, 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends today


Works by South Korean painters Lim Sung-soo, Kim Bom, Kwon Soon-young and Park Soo-hyung that reveal their views of the world. Today, noon-6pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends today

The Art of The Poster

Exhibition of vintage and original advertising posters from 1920 to the present. Today, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends today

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

White Walls Have Ears: The Machines

Dutch sound artist Remko Scha's sound installation features a mechanical guitar band that performs continuously. Mon-Sat, noon-8pm, M9012, L9 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: Ends Apr 30

London Pictures

Works from British collaborative duo Gilbert and George's picture series surveying modern urban life in all its volatility, tragedy, absurdity and violence. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends May 5

German Photography 1960-2012: A Survey

Works by 16 German photographers including Thomas Demand and G?nther F?rg. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends May 5

Realismo Fantastico

Franco Anzelmo's figurative sculptural works are supplemented with poetic symbols and allegory to express the importance of following one's dreams, and of escaping from the unpleasent things in life through beauty and poetry. Opening reception today, 5pm-7pm. Tue-Sat, noon-6pm, Red Elation Gallery, 5-6 Lung On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2893 7837. Ends May 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

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 loser in love. In Cantonese. Apr 14, 2.30pm, also 7.45pm, 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 about 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 14, 2.45pm, also Apr 14-15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2353 0880

Fat Pig

Bravo Theatre stages a comedy about a man who falls for a woman his workmates do not approve of. In Cantonese. Apr 14-15, 22, 3pm, also Apr 14, 20-22, 8pm, 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 14-15, 3pm, also Apr 14, 8pm, 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

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

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 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

Concerts by HK Music Lover Chinese Orchestra

Wai Sing-fat conducts the 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

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 14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Groove 2012

E-side Dance Company presents contemporary 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

Right Here Waiting Musical

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

Sam Hui Concert 2012

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

HK Police Band

The uniformed band plays works by George Gershwin, Johann Strauss II and Andrew Lloyd Webber at an outdoor family concert. Apr 15, 2pm, Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, free. The band performs works by composers including Shostakovich, Holst and Bernstein. Apr 19, 8pm, RTHK Studio One, 30 Broadcast Drive, Kowloon Tong, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2339 6425


Canadian arts company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (aka The 7 Fingers) performs a circus show with a story about the murky underworld of the human psyche, travelling through the dreams, visions and memories of various characters. Apr 15, 4pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


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 Subdues the Two Tigers

Martial arts drama in which Master Wong tries restraint to secure a ruffian's promise not to harass local vendors but, finding that's not working, turns to a secret book of martial arts for help to vanquish the bad guy. In Cantonese. Apr 14, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

Wong Fei-hung: The Eight Bandits

Martial arts drama in which Master Wong goes on a road trip with his disciples that sees them coming across a Buddhist temple being turned into a gambling den and a wine store owner being bullied by the bandits. In Cantonese. Apr 14, 4pm, 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. 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


Drama centring on a Buddhist nun living in the remote Sri Lankan countryside who follows her conscience when disobeying civil and monastic authority to give sanctuary to a wounded murderer. In Sinhala with English subtitles. Apr 14, 3pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

HK Arts Festival: Festival Plus (Re-run)

The HK Arts Festival, Unitel Classica and Classical in Cinema present a programme of three Mozart operas filmed in high definition from the Salzburg Festival, including the following one. Until Apr 28. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$150 Inquiries: 2196 8170

Don Giovanni

Film of the Salzburg Festival staging of Mozart's opera in which the story, based

on the legend of Don Juan, is given a contemporary twist by way of the protagonist being depicted as a child of today's consumer society. Martin Kusej directs and Daniel Harding conducts the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus. In Italian with Chinese and English subtitles. Apr 14, 4pm, The Grand Cinema.

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 two. 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


Film of The Royal Ballet's production of Kenneth Macmillan's dramatic ballet about a country girl turned courtesan who seeks wealth and love; with music composed by Jules Massenet. Apr 14, 22, May 5, 4pm, The Grand Cinema, Apr 29, 4pm, Star Cinema, May 12, 4pm, MCL Telford.


Film of The Royal Ballet's production about the ghost of a young peasant woman who protects her lover from the vengeance of a group of evil spirits; with music composed by Adolphe Adam. Apr 14, 7.30pm, MCL Telford, Apr 21, 7.30pm, Star Cinema, Apr 28, May 13, 4pm, The Grand Cinema, May 5, 4pm, MCL Kornhill Cinema.