The Planner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 May, 2012, 12:00am



Ching Lee-hung Landscape Painting Exhibition

Twelve works by the local artist reflecting on different times, places and feelings. Today, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends today

Art HK 12

International art fair featuring displays of works by 266 galleries from 39 territories, educational talks and art tours. Opens today. Today, 5pm-9pm, May 17-19, noon-7pm, May 20, noon-5pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$500 (May 16), HK$250 (May 17-20) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3127 5529. Ends May 20

Bonhams' Voyages of Discovery Auction

Single owner collection featuring paintings by Chu Teh-chun and Zao Wouki, and 12 imperial Chinese objects. Preview: Today, 10am-7pm, May 17, 10am-4.30pm, Grand Hyatt HK, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and May 23, 3pm-9pm, May 24-26, 10am-9pm, May 27, 10am-7pm, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty. Auction: May 27, 7pm, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2918 4321. Ends May 27

Gago Chtchian

Works by the Armenian artist that are influenced by the traditional styles of the Armenian and Russian schools. Opens today; reception May 19, 1pm-3pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm, I/O (Input/Output), 28 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends May 31

Space@West Kowloon-HK Sculpture Biennial 2012

Three-dimensional works and public art concepts designed for the West Kowloon Cultural District by more than 30 local artists including anothermountainman (aka Stanley Wong Ping-pui) and Freeman Lau Siu-hong. Opens today; opening ceremony May 19, 4pm. Today-May 30, 10am-8pm, May 31, 10am-4pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 9519 6742. Ends May 31

Works by Roberto Chabet

Exhibition showing the influence that the Filipino artist has had on younger artists from his country. Opens today. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, Osage Open, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Jun 6

Cell 1, Room 2, Hostel Room

Multimedia exploration of Wu Yuren, Shen Shaomin and Sun Yuan's experiences in a former concentration camp. Opens today. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, Osage Open, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Jun 6

Sigma Asia 2

Group show by 10 Asian artists (including Bea Camacho and Lee Kit) offering insights into global issues from an Asian perspective. Opens today. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, Osage Atelier, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2389 8332. Ends Jun 9

Anechoic Pavilion

French artist Laurent Grasso's installation conceived as a one-room cabin built as a place for meditation and observation of surroundings. Opens today. Today-May 20, 10am-9pm; from May 21: Fri-Sun, 5pm-9pm, Central Ferry Pier 4 Rooftop, 4 Pier Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Jun 15

Market Forces

Group show of works by 13 artists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan that challenge existing theories of value in art. Opens today. Daily, 10.30am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F, Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Jun 17

Ages of Model-calligraphy School

Classical Chinese calligraphy works by master calligraphers from different eras including Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) and Wen Zhengming (1470-1559). 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 Jun 30


Video works by Korean artist Lee Lee-nam that make use of digital technology to extract and appropriate images from Oriental and Western masterpieces. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, 20 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2580 0058. Ends Jun 30

Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP

Abstract art works by Yan Binghui, Li Huasheng, Zhang Jianjun, Zhu Jinshi, Su Xiaobai, Li Xiaojing and Qiu Zhenzhong. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm, Pearl Lam Galleries HK, Rm 601-605, 6/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Ends Jul 20

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

New paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer that continue his balancing of powerful imagery with critical analysis. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends Aug 25

Performing Arts

All's Well that Ends Well

Peter Jordan directs the HK Academy for Performing Arts' production of William Shakespeare's play about a woman who sets off after her husband after he runs away to war. In Cantonese. Until May 19, 7.30pm, also May 19, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Art of Cantonese Opera Association 5th Anniversary Showcase

Danny Li Chi-kei directs performances by Wan Fei-yin, Law Kar-ying and other Cantonese Opera players in: The Death Pardon, May 16, 7.30pm; King Lee, May 17-18, 7.30pm; Willow Beauty, May 19, 7.30pm, Sisterly Love Amidst Turmoil, May 20, 1.30pm; and Guan Yu, May 20, 7.30pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

Sound-Imagination: Hong Kong Snapshots

The Composers Guild Ensemble performs the world premieres of more than 30 one-minute chamber music works by local composers. May 16, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2877 3982

A Bowlful of Kindness

Anthony Chan Kam-kuen directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of his play telling the story of Hong Kong people's struggle and societal changes, through ordinary objects such as radios and rice cookers. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Until May 20, 22-26, 7.45pm, also May 26-27, 2.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Comvita - The Days of Oldies and Folks

Gillian Ng, Healthy Poon and friends perform folk music mixed with stand-up comedy and talks about health. In Cantonese. May 16, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100-HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2710 9513

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

The all-male company performs male and female roles in excerpts of classical ballet such as Swan Lake (Act II) and Raymonda's Wedding. Until May 19, 8pm, also May 19-20, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Le Centaure et l'Animal

Equestrian theatre specialist Bartabas and butoh dancer Ko Murobushi perform with four equine 'dancing partners'. A Le French May programme. In French: May 17, 8pm. In English: May 18-19, 8pm. All shows: Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$250-HK580 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Love Wanted

The Radiant Theatre's drama about the stories and secret shared between a young hairstylist and an elderly man. In Cantonese. May 17-20, 8pm, May 20, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9238 3158

So Long, Farewell! H.K.

Metro-Holik Studio's drama about a couple who were both involved in teacher-student relationships years earlier. In Cantonese. May 17-20, 8pm, May 19-20, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9258 2019

Punchline Comedy Club

Geoff Norcott, Dave Williams and Rob Brown perform stand-up comedy. In English. May 17-19, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Angelo 'The Outer Wall of Brilliant Colours' Concert Hong Kong

The five-piece J-rock band performs. May 18, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8100 0138

Piano Concertos of Liszt and Brahms

Pianists Jimmy Chiang and Robert Lehrbaumer take turns conducting and performing works by Yip Wai-hong, Liszt and Brahms with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra. May 18, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160; and May 19, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Ohlsson Plays Brahms

Johannes Wildner conducts American pianist Garrick Ohlsson and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing Britten's Peter Grimes - Four Sea Interludes, Debussy's La Mer and Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1. May 18-19, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Kotoko Asia Tour 2012 in Hong Kong

The J-pop/trance/techno singer in concert. May 18, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$430-HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3588 1731


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 film. 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:

La Haine

A drama by Mathieu Kassovitz depicting a day in the lives of three friends in Paris disillusioned by the racial tensions and social disparity that surround them. In French with English subtitles. May 16, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

HK Salento International Film Festival

The Salento International Film Festival presents a selection of five films, including the following one. May 16-20. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75 Inquiries: 2196 8170


Drama about four young adults whose lives are linked by events years apart. Erik Bernasconi directs. In Italian with English subtitles. May 16, 9.30pm, The Grand Cinema.