The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 November, 2011, 12:00am



Far Around

Visual artist Peggy Chan's performance art works, photographs and installations reflect the relationship between a person, the city and nature. Today, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends today

Tiancheng International Autumn Auction 2011

Chinese and other Asian artworks, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, and jewellery and jadeite. Preview: Nov 25-27, 10am-6pm; auction, Nov 28, 4pm, Tiancheng International Auctioneer, 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2150 0700

Christie's Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2011

Asian art: preview, until Nov 26, 10.30am- 6pm; auctions, Nov 26, 7pm, Nov 27, 10am, 3pm. Chinese paintings: preview, until Nov 28, 10.30am-6pm; auctions, Nov 28, 2.30pm, Nov 29, 10am, 2.30pm. Hong Kong jewellery: preview, until Nov 29, 10.30am-6pm; auction, Nov 29, 1.30pm, 6.30pm. Chinese ceramics and related works: preview, until Nov 29, 10.30am-6pm; auction, Nov 30, 10am, 10.15am, 2.30pm. Watches: preview, until Nov 29, 10.30am-6pm; auction, Nov 30, 11am, 3pm. All previews and auctions: HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free entry. Inquiries: 2521 5396


Pion Lee's installation works investigating asymmetry. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-9pm. Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm, Artist Commune, Unit 12 Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 6629 5949, Ends Dec 1

Glass Be/coming

Works by glass artist Sunny Wang that explore the simultaneous process of being (existence) and becoming (continuity of being). Opening reception today, 5.30pm. Daily, 10am-6pm, Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, HK Baptist University, Kai Tak Campus, 51 Kwun Tong Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 6385 4653. Ends Dec 6

Safety Island

Five sets of paintings and a video work by Sarah Lai that continue her probing into a sense of estrangement with the familiar. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Dec 23

Song Yige

Paintings by Chinese artist Song Yige that are inspired by nature and details of daily life. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Dec 31

Solo Exhibition by Kingsley Ng

Video and other works by the local artist that attempt to draw viewers into an utopian space at the threshold of consciousness. Opening reception today, 6pm. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, LG Shop 1, 45 Caine Rd, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends Jan 8, 2012

East West Connect

Works by 13 artists who either claim an Asian heritage and/or have utilised imagery inspired by the Far East in the past. Opening reception today, 6pm-10pm. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm, Above Second Gallery, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends Jan 12, 2012

Revitalising the Glorious Tradition: The Retrospective Exhibition of Pan Tianshou's Art

Landscape paintings, flower and bird paintings, and calligraphy by the late Chinese artist-educator (1897-1971). Opens today. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Feb 5, 2012

Virtuous Heritage

Exhibition tracing the development of China in the past two centuries through the legacies of the Xu Family in southern China. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5502. Ends Feb 26, 2012

Performing Arts

Good Music This Lunch

HK Sinfonietta members play chamber music works by Martinu, Ligeti and Britten. Nov 25, 1pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play

MEI Live and Watershed Productions present the BBC World Wide and Polka Theatre's stage production with puppets, live action and music about the brother-sister pair of characters created by author Lauren Child. In English. Until Nov 27, 4.30pm, also Nov 25, 7pm, Nov 26-27, 11am, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482

The Beauty and Sadness of Nobility

Moon On the Water Xiqu Association present a production of royal stories from Cantonese opera such as Negotiating with the Qing Emperor and The Fragrant Death (from The Floral Princess). In Cantonese. Nov 25, 7.15pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$20-HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6921 5196

Spring Awakening

Lindsey McAlister directs the HK Youth Arts Foundation's musical about teenagers and the consequences of adolescent sexual repression. In English with Chinese surtitles. Until Nov 26, 7.30pm, also Nov 26, 11am, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2877 2656

Mixed Nuts

Emilie Guillot directs HK Theatre Association's production of La Troupe du Splendid's comedy about goings-on at a crisis hotline organisation one crazy night during the Christmas holidays. In French with English surtitles. Until Nov 26, 7.45pm, also Nov 26, 2.45pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2537 8066


Ivanhoe Lam conceives and choreographs a dance theatre presentation of scenes of awkwardness within a world of the absurd performed by dancers from Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Croatia and Sweden. Nov 25-26, 8pm, also Nov 26-27, 4pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

A Tribute to Tong Leung-tak

Yan Hiuchang conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra, huqin-erhu player Lau Siu-ming and the Tang Ensemble, Ho Man-chuen conducts HK Youth Chinese Orchestra alumni and students of Tong, and Tsui Ying-fai conducts the HK Youth Chinese Orchestra performing works by the late erhu player-composer Tong (1938-2010). Nov 25-26, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Address Unknown

Paley Productions and HK Microfest present an adaptation of Kathrine Kressmann Taylor's novel written in the form of a series of letters between a San Francisco-based Jewish art gallery owner and his childhood friend-business partner living in Germany. In English. Until Nov 26, 8pm, Nov 27, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2838 0783

Fruit Story

Fantasy Puppet Theatre's production about seven fruits with different tastes and personalities that establish and live in a fruit village. In Cantonese. Nov 25-26, 8pm, Nov 27, 2.30pm, also 4.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 12 On Pong Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100; Dec 2-3, 8pm, Dec 4, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Dec 9-10, 8pm, Dec 11, 2.30pm, also 4.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Playwright Scheme VI

Prospects Theatre presents 22 playwrights offering 22 'slice of life'-themed plays, including a new work by Tam Hung-man. In Cantonese. Nov 25, 8pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2606 7222

The Highest State of Good - Water

Miranda Chin Dance Company's multimedia dance production about how water is the source of life showcases an interplay between rhythms, visual arts and live music. Nov 25-26, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$150, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Miriam Yeung Minor Classics

Canto-pop singer-actress Miriam Yeung Chin-wah in concert. Until Nov 28, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$350, HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8125

Railway is Like a Long, Winding Recollection

Singer-songwriters Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, Valen Hsu Ru-yun and Ellen Joyce Loo headline a Zuni Icosahedron concert in which the theme of railways is used to reinterpret classical songs of the past century. In Cantonese and Putonghua. Nov 25-26, 8.15pm, also Nov 26, 3.30pm, Nov 27, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2893 8704


The 40th French Cinepanorama

The Alliance Francaise presents a selection of French films, including the following two. Until Dec 11. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK$75; 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; and HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2527 7825

Sarah's Key

Drama about a girl who, in July 1942, before she was taken with her parents by the French police as they went arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night, locks her younger brother up in their secret hiding place - with a US journalist investigating the roundup 67 years later. Mainly in French with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 25, 7.40pm, Dec 2, 9.50pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Handsome Serge

Drama about a Parisian student who returns to his childhood village and upon finding that an old friend has become an alcoholic wreck, tries to help him out. In French with English subtitles. Nov 25, 9.50pm, AMC Pacific Place, Nov 28, 8pm, HK Film Archive.

Seven Chances

Buster Keaton directs and stars in a comedy about a man who discovers he has to marry by 7pm that day in order to receive a large inheritance from his deceased grandfather. Silent with music and English intertitles. Nov 25, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273