The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am




Photographer Stephen Lam's surreal and poetic images from his new book, Chimera. Today, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9556 3067. Ends today

Panda Warriors

Ceramic figurative sculptures by Zhang Wanxin that recall the terracotta soldiers of the Qin dynasty. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends today

Three Dimensions

Peter Margonelli, Dick Chan and Eason Tsang's photographs depicting cityscapes and architectural structures devoid of people. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Jul 7

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. Mon-Sat, 1pm-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends Jul 18


Watercolour and oil paintings by Myanmese artists Khin Muang Zaw and Zaw Zaw Co that are juxtaposed to show their personal visions of their homeland. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Moon Gallery, Shop 1, G/F Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2858 1771. Ends Jul 20

Lost Innocence

Attasit Pokpong's oil paintings express the inner frustration of Thai women. Wed-Sat, 1pm-6pm, a Gallery, 2-4 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2868 0776. Ends Jul 21


Kinetic sculptural works by Samuel Adam Swope. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing Street, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Jul 28

Portrait of China, as Seen by Chinese Photographers-

Lin Heung-shing's photographs charting historical events and development on the mainland from 1949 to 2008. Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, AO Vertical Art Space, 3-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip St, Chai Wan. Inquiries: 2976 0913. Ends Jul 29

Old Master Q's Secret

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


Works from photographer Peter Steinhauer's Cocoon series of images of large buildings being constructed wrapped in coloured material. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun (and public holidays), noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jul 31

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

Paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends Aug 25

Hong Kong Container

Lam Hon-kin's paintings on how our living experiences are shaped by spatial circumstances and considerations. Daily, noon-8pm, Most Gallery, L7, Shop 12A, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9802 9440. Ends Sept 11

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

Paintings, calligraphic works, furniture, mural paintings, architectural elements and religious art on loan from the Palace Museum that help shed light on the cultural significance of the traditional Chinese royal garden, and the Qing dynasty emperor's philosophical thoughts and religious beliefs. 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

The Best of Shall We Ha

Trinity Theatre's part-drama, part-comedy review of major local events. In Cantonese. Until Jul 2, 7.30pm, also Jul 2, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Tong Dik-seng's Cantonese Opera Classics

Art of Cantonese Opera Association presents performances of: Tale of the Purple Hairpin, Jun 29-Jul 1, 7.30pm; and Floral Princess (Youth Edition), Jul 1, 1.30pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

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

It's Oh So Queer (The 3rd Element)

Clifton Kwan Yat-yeung directs and stars in Green Splash Productions' drama about the obstacles homosexuals face in their daily lives and pursuit of love. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Until Jul 1, 8pm, also Jun 30, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6355 0273

Opera Passione - Accademia Teatro alla Scala (Italy)

Sopranos Jung Shi-young Jung and Francesca Ruospo, tenor Kwon Jae-heui, baritone Filippo Fontana and pianist Antonella Poli perform operatic songs by Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Cilea, Verdi and Puccini. Jun 29, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Ingenious Pairing of Bartok and Schumann

Carlo Rizzi conducts German violinist Isabelle Faust and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bartok's Violin Concerto No 1 and The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, and Schumann's Zwickau Symphony and Fantasie in C. Jun 29, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030


Musical Trio's adaptation of Justin Paul and Benj Pasek's musical revolving around four 20-something lovers that deals with coming of age, growth and self-discovery. In Cantonese. Jun 29-Jul 1, 8.15pm, also Jun 30, Jul 2, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160, HK$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9874 0232

Mozart's Serenade - Gran Partita

Concerto da Camera performs Mozart's Serenade No 10, Gran Partita. Jun 30, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

The Early Romantics

Guitarist Tina Karen Lo and violinist Andrea Zanchetta play works by Molino, Coste, Paganini and Giuliani. Jun 30, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Ballad of Mulan

Dramatic English Educational Repertory Theatre's Limited's musical about the legendary heroine who disguised herself as a man. In English. Jul 1, 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2880 5080

Concert Celebrating the Golden Harvest of Madam Ella Kiang

Ella Kiang Singers present a musical drama in four acts featuring musical excerpts from such productions as La Traviata, Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor. Jul 1, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, HK$100-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9279 8819

Alan Ho: Getting There Live 2012

Canto-pop singer-songwriter Alan Ho Wai-to in concert. Jul 2, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9263 9846

Sonic Anchor #4

Sound artist Lam Lai presents a 'theatrical-sound-installation' in which audiences can participate as part of an interactive composition. Jul 4, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Harpsichord Recital by Elizabeth Anderson

The Australian harpsichordist plays works including Isaac Albeniz's Asturias, William Albright's Danza Ostinata, and Willard Palmer's Blues and Fugue for Harpsichord; tenor Jacob Lawrence also performs. Jul 5, 6pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2734 2009

Song of the Migrant Fundraising Concert

Beijing's New Workers Art Troupe performs Chinese folk music; People Mountain People Sea singer-songwriter Jing Wong guests. Proceeds go to Half the Sky Public Education for migrant worker community education programmes. Jul 5, 8.30pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$180 (before Jul 1), HK$230 (from Jul 1), includes one drink. Inquiries: 9334 3466


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

Father and Son

Allen Fong Yuk-ping's drama centring on a salaryman father (Shi Lei) who uses his every means to send the son to study abroad. In Cantonese. Jun 29, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space to explore an asteroid 200 million kilometres away from earth by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in May 2003, with a focus on its journey back after collecting samples. English shows: today, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily, 2.40pm, 6.10pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Sat

Cantonese Opera Films Featuring Leng Chi-pak

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents the following programme of three Cantonese Opera films featuring the seminal 20th-century Cantonese Opera star (1905-1992) as part of the Chinese Opera Festival, including the following one. Jun 29-Jul 7. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Story of Yeung Chung-bo and Muk Kwai-ying (part 1)

Wong Hok-sing's 1959 Cantonese Opera film revolving around a Song general who agrees to marry the chief of the Mui Ok Fortress so that he can fulfil an assignment to find a legendary weapon. In Cantonese with some Chinese surtitles. Jun 29, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.