The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am



Hong Kyoung-taek

Paintings and a video work by the Korean artist that use a flamboyant and vivid colour spectrum. Today, 10am-7pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends today

Anechoic Pavilion

French artist Laurent Grasso's installation conceived as a one-room cabin built for meditation and observation of surroundings. Today, 5pm-9pm, Central Ferry Pier 4 Rooftop, 4 Pier Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends today

Intention * Improvisation

Three-dimensional landscape artwork by Sandra Chung and depictions of Hong Kong scenes by graphic designer-illustrator William Tong. Today, 10am-8pm, Cafe Golden Artspace , L1 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: Ends today

The Greatest Skills of Shu: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Sichuan

Exhibition detailing the determination of international communities in safeguarding Sichuan's intangible cultural heritage in the aftermath of the May 12, 2008 earthquake and showing examples of traditional skills such as making Kama Gazi Thangka embroidery and Mianzhu woodblock prints. Opens today. Daily, 9am-7pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jun 21

Duality: Boundaries and Intersections

Plein air landscape painting by Claire Lau of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, and Hong Kong. Opening reception today, 5pm-8pm. Mon-Fri, 3.30pm-7pm, Sat, 9am-7pm, Art Gallery, Yew Chung International School (Secondary), 3 To Fuk Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: Ends Jul 12

European Glass in 2012

Glass sculptures, some of which incorporate wood, by Italian glass artists Alfredo Barbini and Livio Seguso, and Czech artist Josef Marek. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru Contemporary Art, Unit 1604, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Jul 21

Imperishable Affection: The Art of Feng Zikai

Cartoon works by the educationist, man of letters and artist presented under two themes: Creating a world of compassion (May 25-Oct 7); and Cultivating life and soul (May 25-Jul 25). 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 Oct 7

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: The Animal Band, Jun 15, 6pm, Jun 16, 11am; Marvin the Monkey Drummer and the Pot of Truth, Jun 15, 8pm; 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 15-16, 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

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

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 suitable husband from within their ranks. A Le French May programme. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$280-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries:


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 who stages his own resurrection as a stunt show with the support of his 12 disciples to fulfil a prophecy. 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 inspired by Eugene Smith's photographs of Minamata. 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, Putonghua 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 inside (in Cantonese), Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9845 4699

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

Punchline Comedy Club

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

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 3765Cinema

To Fathers With Love

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of five films honouring fatherhood, including the following film. Until Jun 29. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Between Tears and Laughter

Tang Huang's bittersweet drama about a man (Yang Zhiqing) who abandoned his wife (Wang Lai) and their sickly son (Peter Dunn) years ago until his conscience compels him to visit the child in the hospital. In Mandarin. Jun 15, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Aung San Suu Kyi - Lady of No Fear

Documentary glimpse into Myanmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's life that shows some of the consequences her struggle for freedom struggle has had on her, her family and closest friends. Anne Gyrithe Bonne directs. In English. Includes a post-screening discussion with Oxford University historian Peter Carey and University of HK political scientist Ian Holliday. Jun 15, 6.30pm, Asia Society HK Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$230 (Asia Society members HK$180), registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Japanese and Korean Film Festival

Sundream Motion Pictures presents a programme of nine Japanese and Korean films, including the following film. Jun 15-Jul 2. GH Mong Kok, G/F Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok, HK$70 Inquiries: 2628 9864

The Wings of Kirin

Nobuhiro Doi's mystery-drama revolving around a murder victim found under the statue of a giraffe, a suspect who falls unconscious after being involved in a car accident and a detective who uncovers an unexpected connection between the two men. Starring Hiroshi Abe. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jun 15, 7.30pm, GH Mong Kok.

Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Puff) 2012

Experimenta presents a programme of more than 25 international independent feature and short films, including the following film. Until Jun 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:

2 Night

Romantic comedy-drama about two strangers who meet in a bar and want to spend the night together but can not find a parking place and thus become 'victims' of the situation and have to deal with each other, the situation and their own selves. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Jun 15, 8pm, XXX Gallery.