The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am



New Work by Qiu Jie

Large-scale drawings and paintings by the Chinese artist that continue his re-examination of the socialist revolution as a modern experience. Today, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends today

Numbers Standing Still

Ivy Ma King-chu's eight sets of palimpsest drawings on re-photographed inkjet prints make use of memories and images from the past. Today, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends today

Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi

The Indian painter's multi-panel works feature skeletal figures with nuts and bolts that show the grotesque and dispassionate aspects of human beings. Today, 11am-7pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends today

Urban Stimulation

Carol Ho's paintings depicting the psyche of people living in densely populated Hong Kong. Today, noon-6pm, Voxfire Gallery, 1/F, 52 Gage St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2581 3385. Ends today

Comix and the City

Comix Home Base exhibition with works by local comics artists and animators including Ma Wing-shing, Zunzi, Yeung Hok-tak and Alice Mak Kar-bik that show the city's charms. Daily, 10am-8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends May 25

Beauty In Ruin

Kounosuke Kawakami's mixed-media depictions of landscapes that have been irrevocably changed by natural disasters or humans. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends May 31

Hong Kong Currency

Exhibition about the different currencies that have emerged in Hong Kong and how their purchasing power has changed over the years. Mon, Wed-Sat, 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 Jun 4

Performing Arts

Cabaret 2012

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

Happy Fly-Day

Black Bird Theatre performs a drama about various failed romantic relationships. In Cantonese. May 12-13, 3pm, also 8pm, 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-year-old nurse. In Cantonese. May 12-13, 3pm, also May 12, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

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


Philippe Arlaud directs Opera HK's production of Georges Bizet's opera about a fiery 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

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 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 solo comedy show about a talk-show hostess who seeks to help people 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

Flamenco sin Fronteras

Spain's Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company performs. May 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

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 Fran?ois Truffaut. A Le French May programme. In English. May 12, 8pm, May 13, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$250, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries:

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

Ray Chen Plays Bruch

Perry So Pak-hin conducts violinist Ray Chen and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Bruch and Sibelius. May 12, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

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


Once Upon a Hero: The Wong Fei-hung Saga

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 26 films and television episodes from the Wong Fei-hung franchise, including the following two. Until May 26. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Wong Fei-hung's Battle with the Five Tigers in the Boxing Ring

Martial arts drama in which Master Wong (Kwan Tak-hing) goes up against a group of thugs in a border town who are colluding with foreigners intent on invading China. In Cantonese. May 12, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

Wong Fei-hung Sets Fire to Dashatou

Martial arts drama highlighting the ethical side of Wong Fei-hung and his reactions to a notorious red-light district in old Canton. In Cantonese. May 12, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

The Classics of The Royal Opera House Season II

MCL Cinema presents a programme of four operas and ballets from the Royal Opera House screened in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, including the following two. Until May 13. MCL Kornhill Cinema, 4/F, Kornhill Plaza South, 2 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay; MCL Telford Cinema, Telford Gardens, 33 Wai Yip St, Kowloon Bay; Star Cinema, 1/F PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O; and The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$110 Inquiries: 2418 8841


Film of the Royal Ballet's production of Kenneth Macmillan's staging of a ballet about a country girl turned courtesan who seeks wealth and love; with music composed by Jules Massenet. May 12, 4pm, MCL Telford.


Film of the Royal Opera's production of Giacomo Puccini's tragic opera revolving around a singer, her painter lover and a corrupt police chief. In Italian with English subtitles. May 12, 4pm, The Grand Cinema.

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:

Vivre Sa Vie

Jean-Luc Godard chronicles in 12 chapters a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Starring Anna Karina. In French with English subtitles. May 12, 6.20pm, Broadway Cinematheque, May 18, 9.50pm, Palace IFC.


Luc Besson's romantic comedy about a beautiful blonde who helps an inept scam artist get his game together. In French with English subtitles. May 12, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Love Songs

Christophe Honore mixes musical sequences with soap opera drama in a story about a couple who bring a woman in for a threesome to spice up their relationship, until jealousy gets involved. In French with English subtitles. May 12, 9.50pm, Palace IFC, May 27, 4.05pm, Broadway Cinematheque.