The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Academy of Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition

More than 60 graduate works in various media, including western and Chinese painting, sculpture, installation, ceramics, glass, photography, mixed-media, comics and design. Daily, 10am-6pm, Academy of Visual Arts, Kai Tak Campus, HK Baptist University, 51 Kwun Tong Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2353 5627. Ends Jun 29

Taken

Australian Beulah van Rensburg's photographs of everyday objects. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Jun 29

Remains of a Travelling Battered Wing

Exhibition of Hong Kong-based Filipino artist Arnel S. Agawin's drawings, paintings, video and installation art works. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun (and public holidays), noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG/F, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Jul 12

Body Language

Nude oil paintings by more than 50 artists including Frenchman Armand Laroche, Austrians Eduard Buechler and Alfred Pirkhert, Pole Leszek Pictrowksi and Chinese painters Yang Keshan and Wei Qimei. Daily, 10am-7pm, Baoqu Tang Gallery of Art, G/F Heng Ngai Jewellery Centre, 4 Hok Yuen St East, Hung Hom. Inquiries: 2723 1928. Ends Jul 12

Modern Metropolis: Material Culture of Shanghai and Hong Kong

Exhibition showing how the two cities pioneered China's modernisation. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun, 10am-7pm), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Aug 17

Performing Arts

Academy Concerto Concert

Alan Cumberland conducts the HK Academy for Performing Arts' Academy Symphony in playing works by Li Minxiong, Julius Reitz, Steve Hui Ngo-shan, York Bowen, Max Bruch, Reinecke and Gershwin. Today, 7.30pm, HK Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

He is Kong Girl She is Kong Boy

Jim Chim Sui-man stars in PIP Theatre's comedy on gender relations. Edward Lam Yik-wah directs. In Cantonese. Today-Jun 28, 7.30pm, also Sat-Jun 28, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$170-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2511 0139

Classical Settings

Chamber Music HK presents performances by area chamber musicians of works by Dvorak, Rossini and Mozart, and Beethoven. Today, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

She Came From Beijing

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's musical about an ambitious young woman from Beijing who hopes to become a superstar in Hong Kong. In Today, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central,

Sheung Wan, HK$150-HK$250 Urbtix, Inquiries: 6377 7240

Moulin Rouge District Quartier Pigalle HK Theatre Association's comedy about an eclectic community that includes French Cancan dancers, drug addicts, homeless women and angry men. In French with English surtitles. Tomorrow-Sat, 7.45pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$160, HK$130 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

20th Century Settings

Chamber Music HK presents performances by area chamber musicians of Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Poulenc's Brass Trio, Prokofiev's Clarinet Quartet and Terry Riley's In C. Tomorrow, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Living Music

Concerto da Camera presents a chamber music concert featuring works by Francois Devienne, Sofia Gubaidulina, Mikhail Glinka, Clarence Mak and Astor Piazzolla, as well as performance of Argentine tango. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

Musica Espanola

Pianists Ernest So, Frederic Koon, Grace Cheng, Cheri Chung, Judy Lam, Lawrenza Lau and Ada Wong play works by Albeniz, Blancafort, Falla, Granados and others. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9727 2182

The Miser

Chung Ying Theatre Company's adaptation of Moliere's comedy about a moneylender whose daughters long to escape his frugal household. In Cantonese. Tomorrow, Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat-Jun 28, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140- HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Chet Lam

The indie singer-songwriter performs. Tomorrow-Sat, 8.15pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$249, HK$299 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.chetlam.com

Chamber Music Festival

Cellists Trey Lee and Tomas Djupsjobacka, violinists Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, Pekka Kuusito and Yang Tianwa, pianists Tanya Bannister, Chen Jie, Ingrid Filter and Jarkko Riihimaki, clarinettist Anton Dressler, viola player Atte Kilpelainen play: works by Schumann, Beethoven and Brahms, Thu, 8pm, HK$200-HK$600; works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Dvorak, Fri, 7pm, HK$180-HK$360; tangos from Finland and Argentina and other world music, Fri, 10pm, HK$160-HK$300; works by Turina, Poulenc and Faure, Sat, 7pm, HK$180-HK$360; JS Bach's the Goldberg Variations, Sat, 10pm, HK$160-HK$300; and works by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Mendelssohn, Jun 28, 8pm, HK$180-HK$360 Urbtix. All concerts at HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 3518 7290. The musicians also play a selection of the festival repertoire, Jun 28, 2pm, 3.30pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, tickets free but HK$10 entry fee for museum is required. Inquiries: 2541 9390

Vincy Chan

The Canto-pop singer in concert. Thu, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$150, HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Masters and Masterworks

Yan Huichang conducts banhu player Shen Cheng, erhu player Yan Jiemin, erhu and zhonghu player Liu Yang and the HK Chinese Orchestra in playing contemporary huqin music. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Mozart VC4 by Isabelle Faust

Nicholas McGegan conducts German violinist Isabelle Faust and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in performing Haydn's Symphony No 59 Fire and Symphony No 85 La Reine, Mozart's Violin Concerto No 4 and Lutoslawski's Partita. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Extra-curricular

Floating Book Fair

The MV Doulos returns to Hong Kong laden with more than 6,000 books on subjects including sports, cookery and education. Today-Sat, Jul 2-3, 10am-9pm, Jun 28, 2pm-9pm, Jul 4, 10am-6pm, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, TST, HK$10 (to board the ship). Inquiries: 6694 7140

Graham Webb

The British entrepreneur gives a motivational talk on how he, a physically disabled person, built a multi-million-dollar enterprise. In English. Today, 12.30pm-2pm, HK$120, HK$100 (Community Business members), includes lunch, registration required. Inquiries: 2152 1889. He also takes part in a session with Ferguson International Freight Forwarders president Stephen Ho on how to identify creative skills in students and inspire teachers to evaluate students beyond academic results. In English. Today, 6pm-7pm, free, booking required. Inquiries: [email protected]. Both events: 3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty.

An Archaeological Review of the Jingdezhen Transitional Ceramics Industry: Kiln Site Discoveries

Jingdezhen Institute professor May Huang lectures about ceramic developments in 17th-century Jingdezhen. In English. Today, 7pm (reception, 6.30pm; dinner, 8.15pm), Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Rd, Central, HK$100, HK$450-HK$500 (includes dinner), reservations required. Inquiries: 2527 0696

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic

Cantonese (Mon) and English-language (today) sessions, free to perform five to seven minutes, HK$50 to watch, 8pm. Take Out Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436

Cinema

Italian Film Festival

The Italian consulate general and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau present a programme of six Italian films, including the following one. Ends today. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$60 www.thegrandcinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2196 8170

Italian Dream

Black comedy about a hotel front-desk clerk who is given a chance to live out his dream in exchange for killing another man. Sandro Baldoni directs. In Italian with English subtitles. Today, 7.45pm, The Grand Cinema.

Refugee Film Festival

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Crossroads Foundation present a programme of six films about refugees, including the following one. Until Fri. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55. Inquiries: 2388 3278

The Devil Came on Horseback

Documentary which uses photographs and the first-hand testimony of former US Marines captain Brian Steidle who witnessed Sudan's Arab-run government executing a plan to rid Darfur of its black citizens. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg direct. In English and Arabic with English subtitles. Today, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque.