The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am



Totem Recollection

Tian Taiquan's photographic works represent creative reconstructions of his fragmented and vague childhood memories of the Cultural Revolution. Today, 9.30am-6.30pm, Art Experience Gallery, Rm 2009, 20/F Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends today

100 Things, A Little Retrospective

Kwan Sheung-chi's works derive from his practices of social intervention, commentary and examinations of artistic identity. Today, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends today

Vast and Sentient World

Paintings by Wu Jiafu inspired by the East and the West. Today, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, 3/F North, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends today

Dancing Bears

Christine Vidart's humorous, almost life-size sculptures of polar bears. Today, 8am-9pm, Linkbridge, Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends today

TGIF! (Thank God It's Friday!)

Ronan Leung, Emily Eldridge, Catherine Grossrieder, Emilie Sarnel, and Jimmy Ming Shum's works exploring the individual's workplace facade and the private world of the inner self. Daily, noon-8pm, Boom Gallery, 48 Sai St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: Ends Jun 25

The Power of Transformation: Machine Becomes Art

Seven Scad HK undergraduates give a second life to 28 retired switchgears - used to ensure the delivery of a stable electricity supply - by finding inner beauty in the machines and turning them into artworks. Opens today. Daily, open 24 hours, Park Court, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway. Inquiries: 2253 8000. Ends Jul 1

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: From the House to the City

Exhibition of how architecture, particularly that of British architect Richard Rogers and his practice, has shaped cities and transformed lives around the world. Opens today. Daily, 10am-10pm, Oval Atrium, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central. Inquiries: 2295 3308. Ends Jul 8

Shinagawa Shinju

Tat Ito's paintings inspired by the storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Opening reception today, 7pm-10pm. Mon-Sat, 1pm-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends Jul 18

Group Show

Works by gallery artists including Kim Joon, Edward Burtynsky and Hiroshi Senju. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Jul 22

Media Art Showcase

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

A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong

Seventy-seven sets of painting and calligraphy, furniture, mural paintings, architectural elements and religious art on loan from the Palace Museum that shed light on the cultural significance of the traditional Chinese royal garden, and the Qing dynasty emperor's philosophical thoughts and religious beliefs. Opens today. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 14

Performing Arts

Good Music This Lunch

Violinist James Cuddeford, cellist Chang Pei-chieh and other HK Sinfonietta musicians play works by Corelli, Rossini and Dvorak. Jun 22, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the popular Broadway musical about a young girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire businessman. In English with Chinese surtitles. Until Jun 23, 7.30pm, also Jun 23-24, 2pm, Jun 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Mr Rubber Hard

PIP Theatre's Jim Chim Sui-man in a one-man comedy show playing 50 roles, including Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Andy Lau Tak-wah. Until Jun 24, 7.30pm, also Jun 23-24, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190-HK$430 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a little boy who runs away from home after arguing with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jun 22-23, 7.45pm, Jun 24, 4.30pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$140; Jun 29-30, 7.45pm, Jul 1, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Jul 7, 7.45pm, Jul 8. 4.30pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966


Adam Harris directs the Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK and Macau, and Stylus Production's presentation of Eduardo de Filippo's play revolving around a former prostitute and the wealthy shopkeeper who wants to annul their marriage after realising she convinced him to marry her by pretending to be near death. In English. Until Jun 23, 8pm, also Jun 23-24, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

International Military Tattoo in Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR

The Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, Guard of Honour of the Chinese People's Liberation Army HK Garrison, Royal Australian Navy Band, Russian Frontier Guard Band, Bursa Mehter Band of Turkey, Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, US 7th Fleet Band, HK Police Band, HK Association of Choral Societies, Girl Students Marching Band of Jiangxi Normal University and O'Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers Australia perform. Jun 22-24, 8pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Also outdoor performances: Jun 23, 4-5pm, Plaza, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 24, 4pm, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2268 7321


Unlock Dancing Plaza performs a dance work choreographed by Dam Van Huynh whose inspiration and story come from within the artists themselves. Jun 22-23, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Mozart's Serenade - Gran Partita

Concerto da Camera performs Mozart's Serenade No 10, Gran Partita. Jun 22, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 30, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

Sing Handel Mozart Sing

Nicholas McGegan conducts English bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Rameau, Handel and Mozart. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Western Xia Hotel

Ryan Yan Pat-to directs On & On Theatre Workshop's production of his adaptation of Taiwanese writer Lo Yi-chin's Hotel Xixia telling the story of a young man staying in a desolate hotel who claims to be the last descendant of the Western Xia. In Cantonese. Jun 22-24, 8pm, also Jun 23, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630 Cinema

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

A Good Match

Chor Yuen's drama about two babies involved in a mix-up who are brought together by fate as adults. Starring Lok Kung, Nam Hung and Woo Fung. In Cantonese. Jun 22, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Japanese and Korean Film Festival

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

Hard Romanticker

Gu Su-yeon's violent semi-autobiographical drama centring on a hard-nosed Korean-Japanese hoodlum (Shota Matsuda) who thinks he has got lucky after being hired to manage a hostess club, only to find that his boss works for a rival gang and may be involved with drugs. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jun 22, 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:


Fantasy action drama centring on a suicidal high-school student who stumbles into an online suicide chat room and decides to buy their special service. In Japanese with English subtitles. Jun 22, 7.45pm, Fringe Club.

Germany without Borders

The Goethe-Institut HK and Broadway Cinematheque present a programme of six films about immigration issues in Germany, including the following one. Until Sept 28. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2802 0088

Almanya: Welcome to Germany

Yasemin Samdereli's feel-good comedy about three generations of a Turkish family living in Germany. In German and Turkish with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 22, 8pm, HK Film Archive.

Refugee Film Festival

The United Nations Refugee Agency presents a programme of seven films about displaced peoples, including the following two. Until Jun 26. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$65 Inquiries: or 2388 3278

Children of War

Documentary about a group of former child soldiers in Uganda - abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord's Resistance Army - as they undergo trauma therapy and emotional healing while in a rehabilitation centre. In Luo and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 22, 8pm, Jun 25, 7.20pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

For a Moment, Freedom

Drama about the odyssey of three groups of Iranian refugees who wait in a run-down Turkish hotel, hoping each day that their applications for asylum will be approved. In English, French and Portuguese with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 22, 9.30pm, Jun 26, 7.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.