The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am



A Jewelled World

Indian Mughal jewellery and related items from China, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma and Indonesia. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-5pm, Altfield Gallery, 248-9 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 6370. Ends May 21

Marlene Mocquet

Mixed-media works by the French painter populated with characters, animals and anthropomorphous objects that exist in her personal, poetic and fantastic universe. A Le French May programme. Tue-Sat, noon-7pm, FEAST Projects, Unit 307, 3/F Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing St, Ap Lei Chau. Inquiries: Ends May 26


A series of oil paintings and 3-D installation art pieces by Guo Fei that draws upon his childhood memories of mother nature. Opens today. Daily, 11am-10pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2868 0776. Ends May 28

The Female Face

Phuong Quoc Tri's paintings of the female face. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends May 31

Unauthorized Entry

Paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by local female artist Chan Lai-kuen that juxtapose the familiar with strange elements. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. From May 12: Wed-Sat, 11.30am-7pm, Gallery Livi, 5 Ladder St, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2972 4108. Ends Jun 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 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

Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters

Works by Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok Mang-ho, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong - who all spent time in New York in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Aug 12

Performing Arts


Philippe Arlaud directs Opera HK's production of Georges Bizet's opera about a fiery-tempered Gypsy cigarette girl who falls for a bullfighter even while winning the heart of a military officer. A Le French May programme. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, until May 13, 7.30pm, HK$150-HK$880, May 13, 2.30pm, HK$130-HK$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2234 0303

Cabaret 2012

A musical theatre show by Whole Theatre. In Cantonese. Until May 12, 8pm, also May 12-13, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

California Suite

Candice Moore directs Sweet & Sour Productions' performance of Neil Simon's comedy composed of four playlets set in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In English. May 11-12, 8pm, May 13, 3pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9131 3387

Flamenco sin Fronteras

Spain's Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company performs. May 11-12, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$260; and May 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Happy Fly-Day

Black Bird Theatre performs a drama about various failed romantic relationships. In Cantonese. May 11-13, 8pm, also May 12-13, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5100 2254

Happy to Gather

Prospects Theatre performs Or Ka-kee's drama about a relationship involving a 50-year-old professor and a 25-old nurse. In Cantonese. Until May 12, 8pm, also May 12-13, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Hitch: When Hitchcock Faces Truffaut

Act 2 and Hitch et Compagnie's production of Alain Riou and Stephane Boulan's play imagining what happened when 'master of suspense' Alfred Hitchcock meets French filmmaker Francois Truffaut. A Le French May programme. In French: May 11, 8pm. In English: May 12, 8pm, May 13, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$250, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Pipe Organ Recital by Wong Kin-yu

The local organist plays works by JS Bach, Elgar, Buxtehude, Jongen and Nibelle. May 12, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Cantonese Operatic Songs Concert

Chan Kim-sing, Chan Wing-yee, Ng Chin- fung, Tang Mei-ling (May 12 only), Li Lung, Wong Chiu-kwan and Nam Fung (May 26 only) sing Cantonese Opera songs such as: The Sounds of Battle and Daiyu at Her Death Bed, May 12, 7,30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$260; and Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute and Rendezvous at River Luo in a Dream, May 26, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Miss Q Day Day Love

PIP Theatre's Harriet Yeung Sze-man's one-woman show about a talk-show hostess who seeks to help people tackle and overcome their love problems. In Cantonese. May 12, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195, HK$295 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Amy Wu Live in Concert 2012

Cantonese opera and pop singer-actress Amy Wu Mei-yee performs. May 12-13, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2730 8880

New Horizons: Concert by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

Ho Man-chuen conducts zheng player Luo Jing, gaohu player Chan Pik-sum, pipa player Yu Wing-ka, liuqin player Lau Nga-ting, suona player Wu Chun-hei and the ensemble performing works such as Su Wenqing and Cheng Chui-Ping's The Courtyard After the Rain, and Liang Xin's Nostalgia for the Central Plains. May 12, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Mayday Nowhere World Tour - Hong Kong

The Taiwanese alternative rock band in concert. May 12-15, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2715 3850


To Mothers with Love

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of four films that honour mothers and celebrate motherhood, including the following one film. Until May 25. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Mimi-Private Eye

Suspense-comedy about a teenager (Jeanette Lin Tsui) who loves detective novels and, with the help of her older brother (Kenneth Tsang Kong), bumbles through crime solving. Also starring Patrick Lung Kong and Hong Wei. In Putonghua and Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. May 11, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Cities in Cinema: Paris - Hong Kong

The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and Broadway Cinematheque present a programme of films set in Paris and Hong Kong, including the following three films. Until May 30. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$70; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$85 Inquiries:

Flight of the Red Balloon + Red Balloon

Double bill consisting of Hou Hsiao-hsien's drama revolving around a little boy, his baby-sitter and a shared imaginary world in which they are followed by a strange red balloon (in French with English subtitles) and Albert Lamorisse's 1956 fantasy short about a red balloon with a life of its own that follows a little boy around the streets of Paris (in French with Chinese and English subtitles). May 11, 7.10pm, Broadway Cinematheque, May 19, 9.50pm, Palace IFC.

La Haine

Set in a riot-ravaged Parisian housing project, Mathieu Kassovitz's drama follows three friends disillusioned by the racial tensions and social disparity around them. In French with English subtitles. May 11, 9.50pm, Palace IFC, May 16, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque.