The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am



The Unfamiliarity

Works by Korean artists Ahn Jun, Ha Hyoung-sun, Jang Suk-joon, Lee Myoung-ho, Park Hung-geun, Ryu Jung-min and Won Seoung-won. Today, 10am-7pm, Cais Gallery, 87 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends today

From Clay to Teapot: Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 1986-2010

Variously themed ceramic tea ware including works inspired by nature, the joys of everyday life and geometric designs. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Tue, Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2869 0690. Ends Jul 30

The Sounds of Nature

Self-taught artist Lin Guocheng's pen and ink on paper and silk works in which nature looms large in relation to humanity. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, 3812 Contemporary Art Projects, 10/F, 12 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2153 3812. Ends Jul 31


Still-life paintings in the Realist style by Italian artists Enrico Gaurino, Marika Fasoli, Marco Picci, Constanzza Papasogli and Maurizio Meldolesi. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Jul 31

Artist Fee - The Crap Show

Conceptual artist Lam Hoi-sin's project involving the creation of a work-in-progress primarily made from donated materials that also functions as a semi-parody of the contemporary art scene as presented in the media. Thu-Sat, 1pm-8pm,, 11/F Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessey Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: Ends Aug 4

Song Hyun-sook

Minimalist paintings by the South Korean-born, Germany-based illustrator, documentary filmmaker and artist who titles each of her paintings with the number of strokes needed to complete it. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Sept 1

Summer Breeze

Sculptures and two-dimensional works by more than 20 artists including Chinese-French painter Zao Wouki and American pop artist Tom Wesselmann. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, New Gallery on Old Bailey, B/F and G/F, 17 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2234 9889. Ends Sept 8

Performing Arts

Miracle Kingdom

Wilderness Creation's musical about a frog who, feeling unhappy after he is turned 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

Academy Cantonese Opera Excerpts

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

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The Lotus Lamp, Jul 27; Mei Anziang, Jul 30-31; The Moon Pavilion, Aug 1; The Princess in Distress, Aug 2; Merciless Sword Under Merciful Heaven, Aug 3; and The Sounds of Battle, Aug 4. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

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 Sound of Music

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a young novice nun who is hired to become the governess of a naval captain's seven children. In Cantonese. Jul 27-28, Aug 3-4, 7.30pm, Jul 29, Aug 5, 3pm, Tun Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

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 dancer's pursuit of a thinner body that pushes her to the peak of her career but also to have health problems. In Cantonese. Until Jul 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

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 go 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


Teddy Boys

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of four films that pay tribute to four Hong Kong actors who specialised in playing 'teddy boys', including the following film. Until Jul 27. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Two Fools in Paradise

Comedy about two men bumbling their way through life who come across a troublemaker even when they make a dream visit to heaven. In Cantonese. Jul 27, 11am, HK Film Archive.

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

Hands off Mississippi

Adventure comedy about a girl holidaying at her grandmother's who urges her grandmother to buy a recently deceased neighbour's horse that the neighbour's nephew wishes to sell for its meat. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 27, 29, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

InDPolar International Animation Festival

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

Closing Programme 1: Twilight Zone - Indefinite Edition

Programme of five short films including: Atsushi Wada's The Great Rabbit, a dreamlike film about worshippers of a profound and mysterious 'great rabbit' that comments on the confusion of the modern world (no dialogue); and David O'Reilly's The External World, about a boy who learns to play the piano (in English and Japanese with English subtitles). Jul 27, 7.40pm, Aug 6, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Closing Programme 2: The King Of Pigs + The Hell

Yeong Sang-ho's double bill of films consisting of: an animated drama about a bankrupt businessman-murderer and a struggling writer who look back on their childhoods for answers, only to realise that they have more questions than before they started thinking about their early days; and a two-part short film about a salaryman who is told by the Angel of Death that the guards of hell will come out to grab him at midnight. In Korean with English subtitles. Jul 27, 9.50pm, Aug 3, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

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

Neukoelln Unlimited

Documentary about three Lebanese siblings who are successful musicians and break-dancers who have lived in Berlin's notorious Neukoelln district since early childhood - and live in constant fear of being deported from Germany. Agostino Imondi and Dietmar Ratsch direct. In German and English with English subtitles. Jul 27, 8pm, HK Film Archive.