The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 June, 2012, 12:00am



June 4 Memorial Museum

Exhibition commemorating the emergence and suppression of the pro-democracy movement that swept the mainland in 1989. Today, 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun, noon-8pm, 2/F, 269 Yu Chau St, Sham Shui Po. Inquiries: 2782 6111. Ends Jun 10

Seeing is Believing Visual Arts and Fund-raising Project 2012

Exhibition of seven-inch 'Eye Man' figures made of recycled cardboard decorated by 9,000 local students, with opportunities to create your own art work with a HK$30 donation; proceeds to Orbis' eye restoration services and eye-care education in China. Opens today. Daily, 10.30am-8.30pm, Atrium and Centre Bridge, 2/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2877 2625. Ends Jun 12

Southeast Asian Works of Art

Sculptures, lacquer works, woven mudmee silks and other works from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-5pm, Altfield Gallery, 248-9 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 6370. Ends Jun 14

Three Dimensions

Architectural photography by Peter Margonelli, Dick Chan and Eason Tsang depicting cityscapes and architectural structures devoid of people. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Jul 7


Claire Lee's poetry and paintings, installed in a former slaughterhouse, meditate on spiritual sacrifice through symbols of animals. Opening reception today, 7pm. Daily, Unit 6, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 6173 0488. Ends Jul 8

Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP

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

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

55 works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso. A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 22

Performing Arts

Bier Sound

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


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 8, 4pm, also Jun 8-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, 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

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: The Knight's Cat, Jun 8, 6pm; 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


Trinity Theatre's nostalgic 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


Lee Chun-chow directs On & On Theatre Workshop's presentation of Sarah Kane's drama revolving around a pair of old lovers who engage in a violent power struggle. In Cantonese. Until Jun 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

Happy Funeral

Chasing Culture's drama about a son preparing for a big funeral for his late property mogul father who 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 Markl conducts pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Ravel. Jun 8-9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know

HK Singers' musical comedy revue offering travel tips and cautionary tales. In English. Until Jun 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 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

Featuring Loretta

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

Fine Piping - Traditional and Crossover

Great Highland bagpipe and bellow pipes player Chris Lee performs a range of 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 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:


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. Jun 9-10, 2pm, 5pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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 1662 after Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi orders 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 Francaix, 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

The Ministry of Culture and the Home Affairs Bureau present a gala performance of Sichuan's intangible cultural heritage such as 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 Francaise, Wan Chai and Jordan), HK$260 (door). Inquiries: frenchmay.comCinema

A Retrospective: Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012

Asia Society HK presents a programme of seven films showing 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

Mongolian Ping Pong

Comedy-drama centring on a nine-year-old boy living with his family in a solitary tent on the vast steppe grasslands whose discovery of a white ball leads to a life-changing expedition. In Mongolian with English subtitles. Jun 8, 7.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre.

Italian Film Festival 2012

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau presents a programme of five films directed by and starring Tuscan filmmaker Leonardo Pieraccioni, including the following two. Until Jun 13. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$75 Inquiries: 2521 8837

Marilyn and Me

Comedy centring on a swimming pool repairman who, after organising a spiritualist session, feels that Marilyn Monroe has become a part of his life. In Italian with English subtitles. Jun 8, 7.30pm, Jun 11, 9.30pm, The Grand Cinema.

Suddenly Paradise

Comedy about a diehard bachelor who falls for a woman despite knowing that she is an actress hired by two friends betting to see whether he can be tempted from his single ways. In Italian with English subtitles. Jun 8, 9.30pm, Jun 13, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema.

Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Puff) 2012

Experimenta presents a programme of more than 25 international independent features and short films, including the following film. Jun 8-23. Experimenta, Lower G/F, Shop B, 89-95 Hollywood Rd, Central; and Hidden Agenda, 2A Wing Fu Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip St, Kwun Tong, free for Puff members. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$60 HK Ticketing. XXX Gallery, B/F Fui Nam Building, 212 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, HK$30. Inquiries:

Cultures of Resistance

Documentary looking into the causes of contemporary war and conflict around the world. In English. Jun 8, 8pm, Hidden Agenda.