The Planner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am



Enlightened Substance

Works by sculptor Antoinette Rozan, graphic artist Huang Zaijia, handicraftswoman Manuela Paul-Cavallier and graphic artist-illustrator Sophie Raynaud that are odes to joy, happiness and universal love. A Le French May programme. Today, 10am-9pm, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: Ends today

Future Archeology

Laurent Grasso's Studies into the Past painting series and other works in which he plays with the notion of time. A Le French May exhibition. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Sat

Unauthorized Entry

Paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by local artist Chan Lai-kuen that juxtapose the familiar with strange elements. Today-Sat, 11.30am-7pm, Gallery Livi, 5 Ladder St, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2972 4108. Ends Sat

Past Continuous Tense

Lam Tung-pang's paintings use traditional and non-traditional materials to express ideas pertaining to memory, history or reflecting the specific situation of individuals or groups. Today-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Sat

100 Things, A Little Retrospective

Kwan Sheung-chi's works come out of his practices of social intervention and commentary, and examinations of artistic identity. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Jun 22

Sweet and Sour

Fensterbank's photomontages critiquing Chinese political, social and economic issues. 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 Jun 30

Public Fair No 1

Works by Korean installation artist Suitman, American sculptor Cody Hudson, Korean creative studio Sticky Monster Lab and Japanese muralist-installation artist duo Hitotzuki. Daily, 10am-10pm, L107, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3118 8070. Ends Jul 8

Media Art Showcase

Japanese video artist Naoko Tosa's works exploring the unconscious mind and digital landscapes by Chinese multimedia artist Tian Xiaolei. Opening reception today, 6pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm, I/O (Input/Output), 23 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends Aug 5

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

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

Collection Highlights - Artefacts of Dr Sun Yat-sen's First Wife, Lu Muzhen

Exhibition about the low-profile Lu Muzhen (1867-1952), that aims to give a deeper understanding of the people close to the Chinese revolutionary-statesman. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

Brain and Cognition

Exhibition about the structure and functions of the human brain that includes depictions of disorders caused by impairment of neural transmission. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 10

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: Mowgli's Jungle Journey, Jun 13-14, 6pm; Off Stage at Troy, Jun 13, 8pm; Marvin the Monkey Drummer and the Pot of Truth, Jun 14-15, 8pm; The Animal Band, Jun 15, 6pm, Jun 16, 11am; The Giant's Garden, Jun 16-17, 2pm; Follow the Animal Tale, Jun 16-17, 5pm; and The Scorpion Queen, Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 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 13-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 17, 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Brightness Of Life

Theatre comedian Jacques Weber mixes improvisation, quotes and excerpts from works by writers including Duras, Flaubert and Moliere. A Le French May programme. In French with English surtitles. Until Jun 14, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9104

Berenika Plays Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Woo Zun-hin conducts the Polish-Canadian pianist and the HK Chamber Orchestra performing works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Jun 13, 8.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$80-HK$120 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6077 8572

La Veuve Joyeuse (The Merry Widow)

City Opera performs Franz Lehar's operetta set in Paris in 1905 about a wise, beautiful and wealthy widow whose countrymen attempt to keep her money in their kingdom of Marsovie by finding her a husband from within their ranks. A Le French May programme. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 14-15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$280-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Punchline Comedy Club

Comedians Paul Myrehaug, Brian Higgins, and Jeremy O'Donnell perform. In English. Jun 14-16, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Good Music for Babies

Jason Lai conducts (and presents in English) clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai and the other members of the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Rachmaninov's Vocalise and Ng Cheuk-yin's Little Star Fantasia. Jun 15, 7.30pm, Jun 16-17, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province

Yu Jiulin, Lu Jia and Zhu Yingyuan star in The Story of the West Chamber (Southern Qu), Jun 15; Shen Fengying and Zhou Xuefeng star in The Palace of Eternal Life, Jun 16; and Wang Shiyu, Wang Fang, Zhang Shizheng, Tao Hongzhen and others perform Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations (from The Pavilion of Chanting in the Wind), The Shock of an Ugly Face (from The Mistake Caused by a Kite), Forcing Her Hand for a Divorce (from Lanke Mountain), Accompanying Jingniang for Thousands of Miles, and Kneeling by the Pond (from The Lioness Roars), Jun 17. All shows: In artificial stage language with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325


Trinity Theatre's nostalgic musical theatre show connecting music and memories featuring Canto-pop songs from the 1980s to the present. In Cantonese. 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

HKCO4U 3+1 Huqin Quartet

HK Chinese Orchestra gaohu player Wong Lok-ting, erhu player Xu Hui, zhonghu player Mao Qinghua and gehu player An Yue play works including Zheng Bing's The Sky and the Well, Zhou Chenglong's The Land of My Home and Wang Se's Cloud ? Wind. Jun 15-16, 8pm, HKCO Recital Hall, 7/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600


We Draman Group performs Steven Berkoff's play in which Jesus is a revolutionary and politician capable of manipulating history and popular opinion to achieve his aims and, to fulfil a hyped-up prophecy, stages his own resurrection as a stunt show with the support of his 12 disciples. Jun 15-16, 8pm, also Jun 16-17, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Minamata: A Requiem

Musician-composer Kung Chi-shing, new media artist Kingsley Ng and other artists collaborate on a music theatre requiem for the earth. Jun 15-16, 8pm, also Jun 16, 3pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Dialogue 2012

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Forum presents: Japan's Muhosha performing Yume Miru Kikai (the Dream-making Machine), a playback theatre show in which actors get messages or stories from audiences and improvise (in Japanese and Cantonese), and Hong Kong's littlebreath performing Border, a physical theatre work inspired by Estonian novel Piirinik (Border State) (in Cantonese), Jun 15, 8pm, Jun 16, 3pm; and Singapore's Little Red Shop performs Ai, Si, a theatre piece centring on a pair of lovers and the search for ideal love (in English, Mandarin and Malay), and Hong Kong's Actors' Square's Pandora, a play about Pandora who opens a box and lets all manner of evil escape, leaving only Hope remaining inside (in Cantonese), Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9845 4699


City Contemporary Dance Company performs The Tale of Miles (choreographed by Mui Cheuk-yin, Guangdong Modern Dance Company performs Voice After (choreographed by Liu Qi) and BeijingDance/LDTX performs First Ritual (choreographed by Li Hanzhong and Ma Bo). Jun 15-16, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803

When Tchaikovsky Meets Moser

Oleg Caetani conducts German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture and Rococo Variations, and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet (Vedernikov Suite). Jun 15-16, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Stand Alone Zone

Systeme Castafiore makes use of dance, images and sound effects to conjure a hidden chamber said to be holding the secret of the world. A Le French May programme. Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 6pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180- HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

Donald Cheung Live in Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singer Donald Cheung Wai-man performs. Jun 16-17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Frances Yip X Yao Jue X Elisa Chan

Canto-pop singers Francis Lai-yee and Elisa Chan Kit-ling, and violinist Yao perform. Jun 16, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765


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

Morning Raga

Shabana Azmi stars in Mahesh Dattani's drama about a retired classical singer who overcomes a past tragedy with the help of two young musicians. In English. Jun 13, 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

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 13, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema.

A Beautiful Wife

Comedy about a village greengrocer whose attractive wife catches the eye of a photographer who asks her to pose for a sexy calendar. In Italian with English subtitles. Jun 13, 9.30pm, The Grand Cinema.