The Planner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 June, 2012, 12:00am



Works by Roberto Chabet

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

Cell 1, Room 2, Hostel Room

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

Hong Kong inVISIBLE

Works by artists including Man Fung-yi, Kum Chi-keung and Lam Tung-pang - all of whom grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from local colleges and universities. Today-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery (Main Gallery), 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central; and 8 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Sat

Annie Leibovitz

Portraits by the American photographer that explore power in public and private spheres. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am- 7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Jun 17

To the Last Man: Canadian Troops in the Battle of Hong Kong

Exhibition about the gallantry displayed during the second world war by the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada in their defence of Hong Kong, as well as their days in the prisoner-of-war camps. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jun 20

For the Love of Chinese Contemporary Art

Sculptures and prints by Chinese artists including Sui Jianguo, Shen Jingdong, Liu Ye, Cui Xiuwen and Ma Jun. Opens today. Daily, 11am-10pm, Ocean Terminal Forecourt; KidX, Ocean Terminal; and Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 8666. Ends Jun 21

The Nature of Need

Fifty paintings on vertical canvases by American designer-artist KAWS that can be viewed as a series, in smaller groups or on their own. Tue-Sat, 11am-8pm, Galerie Perrotin HK, 17/F, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3758 2180. Ends Jun 30

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: The Knight's Cat, Jun 6, 8, 6pm; Beautiful and Beastly, Jun 6, 8pm; Jack and the Flying Ship, Jun 7, 6pm; Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 7, 10, 8pm; The 2012 Stage Group Review, Jun 8, 8pm; The Imaginarium of Dr Seuss, Jun 9, 11am, Jun 10, 5pm; On the Water, Jun 9, 2pm, Jun 12, 6pm; The Grand High Witch, Jun 9, 5pm, Jun 10, 2pm; and The Witch's Cat, Jun 9, 8pm, Jun 10, 11am. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114


Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire. In English with Chinese surtitles. Jun 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 8, 4pm, Jun 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 10, 17, 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299


Passoverdance performs a work choreographed by Pewan Chow (who also dances) and Rosalind Newman exploring the difficulties and obstacles in life, and the possible solutions to resolving them or achieving a breakthrough. Jun 6-7, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 2pm, 5pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Passeggiata Partenopea

The Discantus Quartet performs choir music including works by Scarlatti and GB Pergolesi; musician Agostino Oliviero and soprano Cinzia Rizzone also feature. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know

HK Singers' musical comedy revue offering travel tips and cautionary travel tales. In English. Jun 6-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Rep Black Box Theatre, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries:

The Glamorous Voice - The Music of Eric Whitacre

Paul Hondorp conducts the Chinese University of HK Chorus performing works by American composer Whitacre and a selection of American folk songs, and Leon Chu conducts the choir performing works by Chan Ning-chi, Tang Lok-yin and Jan Tien-hao. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140, HK$200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6030 5684

Try Difference, Make Differences

Eman Lam Yee-man and Michael Ning Chi-ho star in W Theatre's musical comedy about a brother and sister's attempt to achieve commercial success. In Cantonese. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$230, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678

Bier Sound

Asian People's Theatre Festival Society presents a drama with multimedia elements exploring death and coffins. In Cantonese. Jun 7-9, 8pm, also Jun 8, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2891 8482


Lee Chun-chow directs On & On Theatre Workshop's presentation of Sarah Kane's violent drama revolving around two old lovers who engage in a power struggle. In Cantonese. Jun 7-11, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

Featuring Loretta

DEER Theatre performs George Walker's dark situational comedy centring on a recent widow who retires to a seedy motel room to consider her life choices. In English. Jun 7-9, 8.15pm, Jordan Black Box Theatre, 1/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung St, Jordan, free. Inquiries: 9389 7073


Trinity Theatre's nostalgic musical theatre show connecting music and memories featuring Canto-pop songs from the 1980s to the present. In Cantonese. Jun 8-10, 7.45pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$240; and Jun 15-16, 7.45pm, also Jun 16, 2.45pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Happy Funeral

Chasing Culture's drama about a son who prepares a big funeral for his late property mogul father and works with a funeral agent trying to save his failing family business. In Cantonese. Jun 8-9, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 6963


Jun M?rkl conducts pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and HK Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Debussy, Saint-Sa?ns and Ravel. Jun 8-9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Music for Tranquility of Mind VI

Yan Huichang conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Joshua Chan's Reverie of Green Pastures and Chen Ning-chi's How Often Do We Have a Bright Moon? Tam Po-shek hosts and facilitates music appreciation. In Cantonese. Jun 8-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The Last Adventure Race

Pulse Theatre's drama about how a man's terminal cancer diagnosis acts as a catalyst for his wife and son to learn to forgive and love once again. In Cantonese. Jun 8-10, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts C, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9627 8639

Fine Piping - Traditional and Crossover

Great Highland bagpipe and bellowpipes player Chris Lee performs a range of pipe music; Pearl River String Band, Irish flautist and whistle and bodhran player Michael Spangfort and suona and guanzi player Ge Li also feature. Jun 8, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9876 6035

Four Tendances

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from its repertoire, highlighting works created by French choreographers. A Le French May programme. Jun 8-9, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$220-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Cantonese Opera Excerpts Showcase

Yau Ma Tei Theatre Commissioning programme featuring performances of six Cantonese Opera excerpts. In Cantonese. Jun 9-10, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2264 8108

HK Society for the Promotions of Cantonese Opera

The society presents Cantonese Opera performances of: Widow, Jun 9; and The Reincarnation of a Beauty, Jun 10. Both shows: 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

Evacuation Order

HK Dance Company's dance drama about events in the wake of Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi ordering the evacuation of coastal areas in southern China in hope of severing support for the anti-government movement. Performances to recorded music, Jun 9, 7.45pm, Jun 10, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

2012 Cellistra Annual Concert

The cello ensemble and PHC Wing Kwong College handbells ensemble perform works by Jean Fran?aix, Alfredo Piatti, Werner Egk and Clarence Mak. Jun 9, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9042 4090

Genesis and Spirit: The Cultural Legacy of Shu

Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the Home Affairs Bureau present a gala performance of Sichuan's intangible cultural heritage featuring rod puppetry, the polyphonic singing of the Qiang ethnic group and the shaman's dance of the Yi ethnic group. Jun 9-10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2565 7707

Tanya Just Say So

Mando-pop singer-songwriter Tanya Chua Chian-ya in concert. Jun 9, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3741 1033

Chinese Man

The French hip hop collective performs. A Le French May programme. Jun 9, 8.30pm, Hang Out, Youth Outreach Centre, 2 Holy Cross Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$200 (Advance at Alliance Fran?aise, Wan Chai and Jordan), HK$260 (door). Inquiries:


A Retrospective: Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012

Asia Society HK presents a programme of seven films showcasing the diversity and richness of Asian cultures, including the following one. Until Jun 13. Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$65 Inquiries: 2103 9516

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

Liz Mermin's 2004 documentary about an American-run makeup and hairstyling school set up for Afghan women as they re-emerge into public life. In English and Dari with English subtitles. Jun 6, 7.30pm, Jun 10, 4pm, Asia Society HK Centre.