The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am



The Balancing Art

Works by American sculptor Daniel Krause that are made from iron plate metal, cut and welded together, and cast in bronze using the lost-wax process. Today-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends Fri


Antonio Wong Ngok-tung, Gloria Yip, Siu Kam-han and Yokky Wong Mei-han's works make use of clay to express the sense of touch as an essential, innate feeling for human beings. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Apr 30

White Walls Have Ears: The Machines

Dutch sound artist Remko Scha's installation work features an automatic guitar band in continuous action. Mon-Sat, noon-8pm, M9012, L9 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: Ends Apr 30

17th Exhibition of Sculpture and Painting

Works by members of the Creative Figures Studio art group. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Apr 25-30, 10am-9pm, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, Mid Levels. Inquiries: 9332 0424. Ends Apr 30


Collages incorporating soft sculptures and paintings by Mongolian artist Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav (aka Mugi) that express her personal and cultural quest for identity. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, Main Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends May 7


Huang Rui's paintings explore the relationship between text and colour, language and visual experience. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends May 9

New Work by Qiu Jie

Large detailed drawings and paintings by the Chinese artist that continue his re-examination of the socialist revolution as a unique modern experience. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends May 12

Journey is the Reward

Australian street artist David 'Meggs' Hooke's works reference his life manifesto. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends May 17

Spring Exhibition

Works in various media by 14 artists including Zhang Jingjing and Anthony Davy. Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm, Sat, 9.30am-1.30pm, D'Art Gallery, G/F, 125 Wellington Street, Central. Inquiries: 2947 1381. Ends May 25


Multi-dimensional works by Mark Aldred, Mike Patterson, Ajay Malghan, Clara Forest and Polina Shubkina. Opens today; opening reception Apr 26, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends May 26

From Clay to Teapot: Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 1986-2010

Variously themed ceramic tea ware including works inspired by nature or the joys of everyday life. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Tue, Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2869 0690. Extended to Jul 16

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and the development of popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 30

Performing Arts

Concert in Memory of Teresa Teng Li-chun

Veteran singers including Lai Wai-lan and Lee Ming-ying perform Mando-pop songs such as The Moon Represents My Heart by the late Taiwanese pop singer; proceeds go to New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Apr 23, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5166 8806

Borodin Quartet

The quartet of violinists Sergey Lomovsky and Ruben Aharonian, violist Igor Naidin and cellist Vladimir Balshin, and guest pianist Ludmila Berlinskaya play works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Apr 25, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Khloros Concert - Odile Perceau

Le Quatuor de Bordeaux performs French composer Perceau's Garonne and Partitas Romanes; a screening of the film Quatuor & Partitas kicks off the concert. A Le French May programme. Apr 25-26, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, free, by reservation only. Inquiries:

Yellow Face

HK Players performs David Henry Hwang's comedy that asks questions about ethnic identity, particularly Asian identity, in today's multicultural world. In English with Chinese surtitles. Apr 25-28, 8pm, also Apr 28, 2.30pm, 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: 9852 2668

Exotic and Vernacular Music of China - Popular Concert

Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing ethnic Uyghur, Yi, Mongolian, Yao and Tibetan music. Apr 26, 11am, also 2.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$30; and Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, Apr 27, 2.30pm, HK$30, also Apr 27, 8pm, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Faust International Youth Theatre's Stage Group performs a tragicomedy about shipwrecks and sorcery, and loves lost and found. In English. Apr 26-28, 7.30pm, also Apr 28, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Twelve Angry Men

Theatre Space's production of Reginald Rose's drama about 12 jurors serving on a homicide case who have to come up with a unanimous verdict in order to convict. In Cantonese. Apr 26-28, May 3-5, 8pm, also Apr 28-29, May 5-6, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Red Cherries and A Broken Heart

HK Society for the Promotions of Cantonese Opera performs a Cantonese opera about a woman helped by a famous musician to realise her talents who, in turn, tries to help the musician's son to become a successful musician. In Cantonese. Apr 27, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

Albert Au 35th Anniversary Concert

Veteran pop singer Albert Au Shui-keung performs. Apr 27-29, 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2744 5191

Cabaret 2012

Whole Theatre presents a musical theatre show. In Cantonese. Apr 27-28, 30, May 3-5, 7-8, 10-12, 8pm, also Apr 28-29, May 1, 5-6, 12-13, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Days Being a Fish

Circling Theatre's drama about the struggles of people who suffer from depression. In Cantonese. Apr 27-28, 8pm, also Apr 28, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9324 4434

HK Handbell Festival 2012: Happy Bell-day

Gloves Handbell performs works including William Payn's Crossroad and Emily Li's Nocturnal Fantasy, Apr 27, 8pm, Apr 28, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9450 6442

Jean-Claude Pennetier Plays Mozart

Yip Wing-sie conducts pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier and the HK Sinfonietta playing works by Mozart and Brahms. A Le French May programme. Apr 27, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Singing Violin

Violinist Kolja Blacher conducts and performs J. S. Bach's Violin Concerto in D Minor and Violin Concerto No 2 in E with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducts the orchestra performing Mozart's Symphony No 35, Haffner and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony. Apr 27-28, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Chamber Choir Showcase

John Winzenburg conducts soprano Yuki Ip and Cantoria HK performing works including Debussy's Salut Printemps and Mozart's Laudate Dominum. Apr 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free with ticket. Inquiries:

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 28, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Debussy and Friends

Pianist Francois Chaplin gives a recital of works by Debussy and other composers including Mozart, Chopin and Faure. A Le French May programme. Apr 28, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

Si Gwong Gei

Patrick Chiu directs HKFYG HK Melody Makers' performance of Natalie Yau's a cappella theatre show featuring a cappella versions of Canto-pop songs. Apr 28, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2395 5753


Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France

Omnimax film about the cyclists who take part in this demanding multi-stage race that is over 3,400 kilometres in length. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narrations in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Apr 30

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples on an asteroid 200 million kilometres away from earth. English shows: Wed, Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 2.40pm, 6.10pm, also Sun, 11.10am, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jun 30

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of some young, orphaned orangutans and elephants after being saved, and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them. English shows: Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

The HK Arts Centre and Evans Chan present a programme of nine films by Evans Chan Yiu-shing and one reference film by Zhu Shilin, including the following one. Apr 23-29. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$60 Urbtix (for Chan's films) and free with registration (for Zhu Shilin's film). Inquiries: 2582 0273

Sorrows of the Forbidden City

Zhu Shilin's 1948 historical epic revolving around the complicated relationship between Empress Dowager Cixi, the Guangxu Emperor and his consort Zhen. Starring Zhou Xuan, Shu Shi and Hong Bo. In Mandarin. Apr 23, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.