The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am



Summer Delights

More than 80 paintings and sculptures by artists such as Bratsa Bonifacho, Jan Smart and John Beder. Today, 10am-6pm, Ian Tan Gallery, 1/F V Plus, 68 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0331. Ends today

Selfless Portraits

Malaysian painter Charles Cham's works that reflect who he is and subjects that matter to him. Today, 11am-7pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends today


Hiram To collaborates with his mother Helen Lai on two series: one of which sees the artist taking on his own family history and the process of understanding oneself through the earliest memories of his mother's Doris Day records and the character played by Judy Garland in A Star Is Born; the other of which presents photographic images of Ikebana-style floral arrangements created by Lai. Today-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Sat

Lost in Lantau

Derrick Chang's photographs celebrating the life and craft of the late traditional tofu fa seller Mok Kau-moon that highlight the social plight of elderly people living alone in Hong Kong; some of the sales proceeds go to the HK Family Welfare Society. Today-Fri, 2pm-8pm, Sat, noon-8pm, Voxfire Gallery, 1/F, 52 Gage St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2581 3385. Ends Sat

China Aerospace Technology Exhibition

Aeronautics exhibition featuring rocket models, equipment used in space and other items on loan from Beijing's China Space Museum. Daily, 11am-9pm, 2/F Grand Stage, Centre Bridge and other areas, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2568 8665. Ends Jul 29


Media artist Marco De Mutiis' site-specific installation focusing on the old Kai Tak airport site. Today-Sun, noon-7pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends Jul 29

Portraits of Indonesia

Landscape and portrait paintings by the late Indonesian artist Dullah (1919-1994). Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Jul 31

The Last Paintings

Works by the late Cy Twombly (1928-2011). Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Aug 11

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

Summer Exhibition 2012

Rolling exhibition of works by 10 artists from across the region including Chen Hongxin and Lim Khim Katy. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Aug 31

Imperishable Affection: The Art of Feng Zikai

Cartoon works by the educationist, man of letters and artist who excelled in painting, Chinese calligraphy, music and architecture, presented under two themes: creating a world of compassion; and cultivating life and soul. 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

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: A Pedestal of Rouge Fragrance, Jul 24-25; and The Lotus Lamp, Jul 26-27. All shows: In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

Alan Tam X Teresa Carpio Live In Concert 2012

Canto-pop singers Alan Tam Wing-lun and Teresa Carpio perform. Until Jul 28, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2760 4143

The Hunger Artist

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's drama about a ballet dancer's pursuit of a thinner body which pushes her to the peak of her career but also to have major health problems. In Cantonese. Jul 24-27, 8.15pm, Jul 28, 8.30pm, Jul 29, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180-HK$270 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

SOUND-IMAGination: HK Snapshots

Lo Hau-man conducts clarinettist Leung Chi-shing, violinist Pauline Tang, cellist Eric Yip Chun-hei and pianist Christina Kwok playing more than 30 short works by local composers. Jul 25, 8pm, Southsite, 3/F Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, entry by donation. Inquiries: 6802 6458

Academy Cantonese Opera Excerpts

HK Academy for Performing Arts students and staff perform Cantonese Opera excerpts including: Touring the Lake (from The Legend of the White Snake) (Jul 26, 28); Meeting Goddess, Given Sash (from Magic Lotus Lantern) (Jul 26-27); and Picking Hairpin on Lantern Street (from Purple Hairpin) (Jul 27-28). In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 26-28, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2584 8500

Miracle Kingdom

Wilderness Creation's musical about a frog who, feeling unhappy after he turns into a handsome man as a result of being kissed, embarks on a journey to a Miracle Kingdom in a bid to live a happy life. In Cantonese. Jul 27-29, 3pm, 7.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

A New Cantonese Opera Justice Bao

Yuen Siu-fai stars in and is the librettist for a Cantonese Opera double-bill of stories about the legendary judge consisting of The Caucasian Circle, centring on two women who both claim to be a child's real mother, and Chisang Town, in which Justice Bao Ching upholds justice despite the case involving his family members. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jul 27-29, 7.30pm, also Jul 29, 1.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Know Your Ballet Music

Yip Wing-sie conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing excerpts from ballet works such as Prokofiev's Cinderella and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; choreographer Yuri Ng Yue-lit presents (with Yip) and dancers Carlo Pacis, Justyne Li and Roy Li Long-hin also perform. Mainly in Cantonese. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, Jul 29, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336


Spain's Nats Nus Dansa's dance theatre production about a collector of 'good moments' and owner of a magic cube in which different characters live. With limited English dialogue. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Nuova Barberia Carloni

Physical comedians from Italy's Teatro Necessario perform a comedy about three Italian barbers who have launched a salon and are throwing a big opening party that involves music playing with various instruments and the performance of zany stunts. With limited English dialogue. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, also Jul 28, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$150, HK$210; and Jul 29, 5pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Vagina Monologues

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre performs Eve Ensler's play about women's self-discovery consisting of monologues relating to vaginas. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 28-29, 2.30pm, also Jul 28, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$130, HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Eight Immortals' Adventures Prequel

Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing Alfred Wong's music for a musical theatre production scripted and directed by Mike Chow about what the Eight Immortals went through before they were granted eternal life and magical powers. Jul 28, 8pm, Jul 29, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Tianjin Song Art Troupe

The Chinese Opera music troupe performs Quyi (aka 'song art'), involving storytelling and singing, with music or percussion accompaniment. In northern Chinese dialects with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Jul 29, noon, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$100, HK$180; and Jul 30-31, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin, Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Charity performance (proceeds to Yot Chong Sok Un Medical Fund (Cancer Fund)): Jul 29, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200-HK$1,500 HK Ticketing. Other shows: Jul 29, 31-Aug 5, 7-9, 10-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3103 5900


Spanish dance theatre company Nats Nus Dansa performs a work about four travellers laden with suitcases who rush into a city, and share the experiences and dances they have come across on their journeys. Jul 29, 3pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Ligeti Quartet (London) Plays Modern Classics

The British string quartet performs works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Nirmali Fenn, John Cage and Gyorgy Ligeti. Jul 29, 8pm, Convocation Room, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 6802 6458


International Children's Film Carnival 2012

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a selection of 16 feature films and short film programmes for the young and young at heart, including the following film. Until Aug 19. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

First Position

Bess Kargman's documentary that follows six ballet dancers from different backgrounds as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix. In English, Spanish, French and Hebrew with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 25, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 4, 5pm, HK Film Archive.

InDPolar International Animation Festival

InD Blue presents a selection of eight programmes of animated short films from around the world, including the following programme. Until Aug 8. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$65 Inquiries: 2572 7202

World Amazing Animations

Programme of nine animated shorts from the mainland, South Korea, Russia, the Netherlands, Estonia and elsewhere including: Arjan Wilschut's Farmer Jack, about a farmer with money problems who a salesman-scientist tries to convince has a solution to his problem (no dialogue); and Park Hyeong-ik and Yoon Hong-ran's Line, about the discord that arises between two neighbours whose properties are separated by a thin wall (no dialogue). Jul 25, 7.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.