The Planner


The Core Marrow of Art

Works in various media (including sculpture, painting and photography) by nine artists including Yoshitaka Amano, Salvador Dali and Dale Frank. Today-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Art Statements Gallery, 5 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2122 9657. Ends Sat

82 Republic New Year Show

Acrylic and oil paintings by five Chinese artists Chan Yu, Guo Hongwei, Li Shurui, Wan Yang and Zhou Siwei, whose works reflect their generation's exposure to Western culture, the internet and consumerism. Today-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, G3-G4 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3521 0300. Ends Jan 31

Lithium Carbon

50 projects in various media by students of the Critical Intermedia Laboratory at the School of Creative Media, City University of HK. Opens today. Tue-Sun, noon-8pm, Artist Commune, Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: [email protected]. Ends Feb 4

Guardians of the Steppe

Mongolian Monkhor Erdenebayar's semi-abstract oil paintings of horses. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery - Branch Gallery, 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2542 3143. Ends Feb 5

Antoine+Manuel Graphic Village


French design duo Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz's works depict a world where dreams, the bizarre and surrealism rub shoulders. 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 Feb 15

Walking to Canton x Canton Canton


Group exhibition of works by 15 artists from Hong Kong and another 15 from Guangzhou that recall the material and economic assistance that has flowed between the two cities over several decades. A City Festival programme. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Feb 12. Also: Daily, 11am-7pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 2353 1311. Ends Feb 21

Poetic Scene

Works by sculptor Hanison Lau Hok-shing and painter To Jiwye that have classical Chinese poetry as their foundation and inspiration. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Feb 27


A Tribute to Professor Charles Kao - Father of Fibre Optics

Exhibition about the life and achievements of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Mar 10.

Performing Arts


Wuji Summit - The Symphony of Sentiment

The Wuji ensemble play Chinese music that showcases the ruan and pipa. Today, 1.10pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045

MicroSex Office

Jim Chim Sui-man directs PIP Theatre's comedy about gender relations in the workplace. In Cantonese. Today-Jan 31, 7.30pm, also Sat-Jan 31, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180, HK$230 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2511 0139


Bonni Chan directs and stars in Theatre du Pif's stage adaptation of Italo Calvino's short stories about a dreaming, scheming, unskilled worker living with his family in an drab industrial city. Sean Curran and Kim Dae-gun also star. A City Festival programme. In English. Today-Sat, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$160, HK$130 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Piano Recital by Cheng Wai

Pianist Cheng plays works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Tan Dun and Chopin. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Subedowa Concert

Joey Leung, Kwan, Edmong Tong and Wind Mill Grass Theatre sing Cantonese indie songs. Today-Sat, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$270 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5100 2254

University of Laughs

The Nonsensemakers' adaptation of a Japanese comedy about a passionate scriptwriter who faces censorship problems. In Cantonese. Today-Sat, 8pm, also Jan 31, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3746 5219

Show Out!

Eighteen people who participated in a training workshop led by actor-directors Paul Poon, Bonni Chan and Lee Chun-chow last year present 18 15-minute plays (four or five plays per day, with a different programme each day). A City Festival programme. In Cantonese. Tomorrow-Jan 31, 7.45pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$95, HK$80 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Classical Music for Babies

Jason Lai presents and conducts the HK Sinfonietta in works by Grieg, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, J.S. Bach and Haydn. In English. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm, also Sat-Jan 31, 3.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, HK$250 (children under two years: HK$30, HK$50; children three years and above, HK$75, HK$125) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Hung Ka Po Cantonese Opera Troupe

Lung Koon-tin, Tang Mei-ling, Chan Hung-chun, Lui Hung-kwong, Cheng Wing-mui and Yuen Siu-fai perform: The Lady Prime Minister, Fri, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$260; and Dream of Yangzhou, Feb 6, 7.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$90-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Chalk Circle in China

Class 7A Drama Group's stage adaptation of German Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, a dramatic parable about a maid who steals a baby and becomes a better mother than his natural parent. In Cantonese. Fri-Sat, 7.45pm, also Sat-Jan 31, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix and HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2582 0274

Brian Eno's Music for Airports

Experimental music group HK New Music Ensemble performs works including Gaybird's The Grid of Elasticity II, Aenon Loo's Towards the Air and Nerve's new electro-acoustic arrangement of Brian Eno's Music for Airports, with video projections by Adrian Yeung and Silas Fong. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$170 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment)

Lio Kuok-man conducts and Lo King-man directs Musica Viva's production of Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-Fran?ois Alfred Bayard's comic opera about a young woman who was adopted and raised by the soldiers of the 21st Regiment of the French Army. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. Fri-Jan 31, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Green Dance

DanceArt HK performs choreographer Andy Wong's dance exploration into the disoriented and self-denying world of youths. Fri, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 9957

Bar Tapper

R&T's (Rhythm & Tempo) musical tap dance show featuring performances by tap dancers Ken Kwok and Michael Lin, and musicians CM and Patrick Ng. A City Festival programme. Fri, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

IMPK2 - Fight Back to School

Describe Dramatic Dream and Film Light Production's comedy about students who cheat on tests, copy others' work and skip class to help them get through school. In Cantonese. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sat-Jan 31, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9709 3797

Simon Trpceski in Double Rachmaninov

Lu Jia conducts the Macedonian pianist and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in Rachmaninov's Prince Rostislav Symphonic Poem, Piano Concerto No 1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Caprice Boh?mien. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Zhao Lei: Romantic Stories as Told by The Huqin

Gaohu, zhonghu and erhu player Zhao plays work such as Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Massenet's Meditation, Hua Yanjun's Reflection of the Moon on the Waters and Lu Rirong's Nebulous Tune. Pianist Yim Wan, harp player Amy Tam Wai-li, erhu player Zhang Chongxue, zhonghu player Han Jingna and sanzian player Zhao Taisheng accompany. Sat, 4.30pm, HK Chinese Orchestra Rehearsal Hall, 7/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The 32nd Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Presentation Concert

Canto-pop singers and musicians such as Eason Chan Yik-shun, Joey Yung Cho-yee and Kay Tse On-kay will attend the concert featuring performances by award winners. Sat 7.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, free entry (by ticket). Inquiries: 2339 6300

Concert by China Philharmonic Orchestra

David Gwilt conducts violinist Lim Kek-han and the orchestra in works by Verdi, Bruch, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky. Sat, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321


Footbinding in Chinese Culture and Psychology Shirley See Yan Ma presents a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective on the Chinese tradition of footbinding. In English. Today, 7pm (reception, 6.30pm; book signing, 8pm), HK Visual Art Centre, 7A, Kennedy Rd, Central, HK$200, HK$150 (Friends of the Art Museum, Chinese University of HK), booking required. Inquiries: 9282 0007

Raw Chocolate Creation Class

I-Detox Wellness Centre's Anita Cheung and Sharon Galistan teach people how to make a healthy raw chocolate cake without sugar, diary, gluten or an oven. In English Today, Feb 3, 10, 7pm, also Feb 10, 13, 10am, I-Detox Wellness Centre, 12A Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham St, Central, HK$450, includes ingredients, cake and box, booking recommended. Inquiries: 3904 1072


European Film Festival

The Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong and Macau presents 15 films from 15 European countries, including the following one. Until Feb 3. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 Inquiries: 2388 6268


Stephen Freares' historical drama about a retired courtesan (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the son of a rival whom she is charged with preparing for marriage. In English. Today, 7.50pm, Palace IFC, Jan 31, 4pm, Broadway Cinematheque.