The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 June, 2012, 12:00am



We Heart Chaos!

Paintings by Hongkonger Emily Lau, mixed media work by Italian Michele Guidarini and paintings by American artist Jenny Meyer. Today, 11am-6pm, Mischmasch Gallery, Unit A, 18/F Shing Hing Commercial Building, 21-27 Wing Kut St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3165 8017. Ends today

Steen Ipsen

The Danish artist's sculptures bring to mind images such as clouds, constellation, balloons, DNA, atoms and molecules. A Le French May programme. Today, 11am-8pm, Galerie NeC, Nilsson et Chiglien - HK, 208-218 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2547 0000. Ends today

I Remember

Liu Xiaofang's photographs about childhood memory. Today, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends today

Ages of Model-calligraphy School

More than 40 classical works by master calligraphers including Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) and Wen Zhengming (1470-1559). Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat (including public holidays), 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Jun 30

Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow

Exhibition detailing the daring Christmas Day 1941 escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral and a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun (including public holidays), 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 30


Claire Lee's poetry and paintings meditate on spiritual sacrifice through symbols of animals. Artist sharing today, 4pm-5.30pm. Daily, noon-8pm, Unit 6, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 6173 0488. Ends Jul 8

Old Master Q's Secret

Joseph Wong Chak's works on paper featuring the comic character Old Master Q created by his father, Alfonso Wong Kar-hei. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Galerie Huit, G/F, 8 St. Francis St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends Jul 31

An Honest Statement

Jules De Balincourt's paintings examine content and space. A Le French May programme. Mon-Thu, 10.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm, Espace Louis Vuitton HK, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends Sept 9

The Heavenly Breeze: Selected Works of Gao Qifeng and His Disciples

Exhibition explores the early development of the Lingnan School of painting through works by the founder of the Tianfeng Studio and his artist disciples. Mon, Wed-Sun (including public holidays), 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Aug 26, 2013

Performing Arts


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. Jun 23-24, 2pm, also Jun 23, 7.30pm, 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. Jun 23-24, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190-HK$430 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004


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. Jun 23-24, 3pm, also Jun 23, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Oompa Loompa!

Kids' Gallery performs a musical following Algernon, one of Willy Wonka's special Oompa Loompa helpers, as he rises from the chocolate factory floor to international fame and fortune. In English. Jun 23-24, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2501 4842

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 23, 3pm, also Jun 23-24, 8pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

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. 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. Indoor performances: Jun 23-24, 8pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a little boy who runs away from home after quarrelling with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jun 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

Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River

Chen Xieyang conducts gaohu player Hsin Hsiao-ling, pianist Chloe Pak and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers, and Tan Dun's The Northwest Suite. Jun 23, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

K-Pop Festival - Music Bank Hong Kong 2012

South Korean pop groups TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Beast, CnBlue, F(x), MBlaq, Infinite and IU in concert. Jun 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$780-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260


Unlock Dancing Plaza performs a dance work, choreographed by Dam Van Huynh, whose inspiration and story come from within the artists themselves. Jun 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

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 23, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030


Critics' Choice 2012 - The Films in Their Times

The Film Programmes Office presents a selection of six films chosen by members of the HK Film Critics Society, including the following film. Until Oct 28. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900


Humberto Sol?s' 1968 drama, depicting the revolutionary progression that lasted for 70 years in Cuba, focuses on the lives and loves of three Cuban women named Lucia during the significant years of 1895, 1933 and 1965. In Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 23, 2.30pm, 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

Unfair the Movie

Crime action television spin-off centring on an ace crime fighter (Ryoko Shinohara) who finds herself on the trail of a massive internal corruption scheme and facing a situation in which her young daughter is in a hospital that has been taken over by an armed group. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jun 23, 4pm, GH Mong Kok.

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


Documentary about a wave of desperate African refugees, many from Darfur, who crossed the desert border into Israel in 2007 and a group of Israeli volunteers who help them in defiance of their own government's position. In Arabic, Hebrew and English with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 23, 7.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Palestine in the South

Documentary about a group of Palestinian refugees who move after the fall of Saddam Hussein from Iraq to the small Chilean town of La Calera. In Arabic and Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Jun 23, 8.50pm, Jun 25, 8.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque

Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Puff) 2012

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

O Que H?De Novo No Amor?

A collection of love stories organised around the separate lives of five young people in a struggling rock band, with six directors contributing tales seen from one point of view. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Jun 23, 8pm, XXX Gallery.