The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am



In Search of the Ideal Nation: Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution

Historical exhibition about Sun's attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's urban construction, economic development and education system that he and his followers brought about. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28

Six Melbourne Artists

Group show of works by Robert Doble, Simon Strong, Ruth Howell, Phil Stokes, Terri Brooks and Annie Wang Hsiao-wen. Tue-Fri, 2pm-6pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Gaffer, G/F, 13 Western St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Mar 31

The Mountains

Lim Chae-wook's photographs of South Korean mountains emphasise their sublime and grand qualities. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Shin Hwa Gallery, G/F, 32 Aberdeen St, Central. Ends Mar 31


Sculptural works by John Chamberlain, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Franz West. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Apr 28


Michael Scoggins' paintings of superheroes inspired by the aesthetics of comic books and notebook doodles. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm, Scad HK, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2253 8000. Ends Jun 1

Performing Arts

Classical Music for Babies with Jason Lai

Jason Lai presents (in English) and conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances and Massenet's Thais: Meditation. Mar 23, 11am, also 7.30pm, Mar 24, 2.30pm, also 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about a young woman who greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities. In English with Chinese surtitles. Mar 23, 1.45pm, 4.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2520 1716


Chung Ying Theatre Company's comedy about two college friends who reunite just as one of them contemplates jumping off a bridge. In Cantonese. Mar 23-24, 28-31, 7.30pm, also Mar 24-25, 31-Apr 1, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9800

Art of Falling

Ming Ri Institute For Arts Education's dance and movement children's theatre show investigating gravity and life's ups and downs. Mar 23-24, 7.45pm, Mar 25, 2.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Rabbit Hole

HK Repertory Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play about a couple whose lives are turned upside down after their young son's accidental death. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 23-24, 27-31, Apr 3-7, 7.45pm, also Mar 24-25, 31, Apr 7, 2.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Asia Music Connection 2012

J-pop-latin-funk singer-songwriter Naota Inti Raymi, Canto-pop singer-songwriter G.E.M. (aka Gloria Tang Zhi-kei), Taiwanese Mando-pop singer Danson Tang and other pop entertainers in concert. Mar 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$380-HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2850 5825

Colours of Marimba

Joshua Tan Kang Ming conducts Chinese-Canadian marimbist Pius Cheung and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Bright Sheng, Bartok, Darius Milhaud and Gershwin. Mar 23-24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Diving in the Moment

HK Repertory Theatre and Taiwan's Mobius Strip Theatre production about a man, paralysed after a diving accident, who sees seven women appear by his bedside - only there's some uncertainty as to whether those are real visitors or hallucinations. In Cantonese. Mar 23-25, 28-31, 8pm, also Mar 24, 31, 3pm, 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: 3103 5900

Father and Mother I Love U @ Family

Jumbo Kids Theatre's multiarts production about a rebellious girl who realises she cannot do without her parents after they suddenly disappear. In Cantonese. Mar 23-24, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, 3pm, Mar 25, 11am, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466

I Am Phedre

Ophelia Ho stars in the HK Academy for Performing Arts' production of Jean Racine's one-woman show about a woman who faces her anxiety about turning 30. In Putonghua. Mar 23-24, 8pm, also Mar 24, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$80 (members HK$65) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

I Love You Because

Wind Mill Grass Theatre and Media Asia Entertainment's presentation of a musical romantic comedy about contemporary dating practices. In Cantonese. Mar 23-25, 27-31, 8pm, also Mar 24-25, Apr 1, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5100 2254


Remembering Feng Lin

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of five films featuring the late actress (1925-2010) who played a wide variety of roles in a career spanning more than over 40 years, including the following film. Until Mar 30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Wild Rose

Zhu Shilin's comedy revolving around a young woman whose florist father and stepmother try to get her to become a rich man's concubine. In Putonghua. Mar 23, 11am, HK Film Archive.

36th HK International Film Festival

HK International Film Festival Society presents 283 films from 50 territories, including the following 11 films. Mar 20-Apr 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon; UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing; UA iSquare, 7/F iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd, TST; and UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$40-HK$100 Urbtix and HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

The Warlords

Peter Chan Ho-sun's period war epic about a general's (Jet Li Linjie) obsession with power as he battles his brothers (Andy Lau Tak-wah and Takeshi Kaneshiro) during the Qing dynasty. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Mar 23, 12.30pm, UA iSquare.


Drama centring on a recent retiree who tries to reconcile with the family he has grown apart and atone for his cold demeanor in the past. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Mar 23, 5pm, Mar 27, 7.15pm, UA iSquare.

It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi

Philippe Grandrieux's documentary homage to a radical Japanese filmmaker with a turbulent past who is now a recluse. In French and Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 23, 5.30pm, Mar 26, 10.40pm, UA Cityplaza.


Drama centring on a four-year-old girl who finds herself having to grapple with life-and-death issues. In French with English subtitles. Mar 23, 5.45pm, HK Space Museum, Mar 29, 9.30pm, HK City Hall.


Katsuya Tomita's indie drama about a hip hop musician doing construction work with many immigrants. In Japanese, Portuguese and Thai with English subtitles. Mar 23, 7pm, UA iSquare, Mar 25, 3pm, HK City Hall, Mar 29, 1.30pm, HK Space Museum.

El Bulli Cooking in Progress

Documentary elegy to Ferran Adria's celebrated restaurant that closed last year. In Catalan, French and English with English subtitles. Mar 23, 7.15pm, HK Science Museum, Apr 4, 10.30am, HK Arts Centre.

Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape

Yojyu Matsubayashi's chronicle of the aftermath of last year's disaster in Japan, shot while he worked in Fukushima with a relief crew. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 23, 7.15pm, HK Space Museum, Mar 25, 3pm, HK Arts Centre.

Come As You Are

Comedy revolving around three physically disabled brothers who embark on a road trip in Spain's wine country to lose their virginity in a specialty bordello. In Dutch, French and English with English subtitles. Mar 23, 9.30pm, Apr 7, 5pm, HK Science Museum, Mar 26, 7.15pm, HK Arts Centre.


Shinobu Yaguchi's drama about a small electronics design team who hires an elderly man to pretend to be their robot creation at an electronics fair. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mar 23, 9.30pm, UA Cityplaza, Apr 4, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

The Mirror Never Lies

Kamila Andini's drama about a girl's spiritual journey to accept her father's death that also casts light on the unravelling bonds within her fishing community. In Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles. Mar 23, 9.30pm, The Grand Cinema, Mar 26, 1.30pm, HK Space Museum, Mar 29, 5.15pm, UA iSquare.

Guilty of Romance

Sion Sono's erotic thriller following a housewife's exploration of her sexuality. In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Mar 23, 11.45pm, UA Langham Place, Apr 1, 9pm, HK Cultural Centre.