The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am




Hiram To collaborates with his mother Helen Lai on two series: one of which sees the artist uncharacteristically taking on his 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 photos of Ikebana-style floral arrangements created by Lai. Today, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends today

Identity Collective

The gallery's first anniversary show features works by artists Valerie Bastit Laudier, Abigail Box, Kurt Tong, Fortes Pakeong Sequeira, Jonathan Trayte, Him Lo and Kounosuke Kawakami. Today, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends today


Kinetic sculptural works by Samuel Adam Swope. Today, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing Street, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends today

Lost in Lantau

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


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

Summer Potpourri

Works by Chinese artists including Feng Zhengquan, Luo Xiangke, Wang Lifeng and Yang Tao. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Aug 31

Paper Weapons: Wartime Japanese Propaganda Publications

Examples of Japanese propaganda from the 1930s and 40s that were the only available channel for oppressed populations to acquire information during the country's brutal war of aggression against Asian nations. Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Mar 27, 2013

Performing Arts

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

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. Until Jul 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

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 28, 3pm, 7.30pm, 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

A New Cantonese Opera Justice Bao

Yuen Siu-fai stars in, directs and is the librettist for a Cantonese Opera double-bill of stories revolving around the legendary judge consisting of The Caucasian Circle, centring on two women who both claim to be the same a child's real mother, and Chisang Town, in which Justice Bao Ching upholds justice even when despite the case involves involving his family members. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Until Jul 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

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); and Picking Hairpin on Lantern Street (from Purple Hairpin). 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

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 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 28, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$220 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 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 ballet dancer's pursuit of a thinner body that pushes her to the peak of her career but also to have health problems. In Cantonese. 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

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


Artist-in-residence Marco De Mutiis transforms his Arrivals kinetic installation into a unique sound instrument with which he performs. Jul 29, 8pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869

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 16 feature films and short film programmes for the young and young at heart, including the following three. 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

World Animation and Shorts 1

Programme of nine short animation films from Slovenia, Hong Kong, Belgium, France, Britain and Estonia including: Jessica Poon's Origin, a mother-and-son story told through two water droplets and the water cycle (in English with Chinese and English subtitles); and Wouter Bongaerts' Mouse for Sale, about a lonely mouse in a pet shop who longs to be bought by someone (no dialogue). With an interactive session in Cantonese. Jul 28, Aug 11, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, Aug 5, 2.30pm, HK Space Museum.

World Animation and Shorts 2

Programme of six short films from Belgium, Hong Kong, the mainland, Germany and Israel including: Vincent Bruno's Cristiano's Shirt, about two boys who seek to get the same shirt as their idol, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (in French with Chinese and English subtitles); and Li Zhiyong's Kung fu Bunny 3 - Counterattack, an animated short about a man who trains his dog to fight the Kung fu Bunny who has taken over his desk (no dialogue). With an interactive session in Cantonese. Jul 28, Aug 11, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Aug 5, 5pm, HK Space Museum.

The Ugly Duckling

Claymation version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a baby bird mocked for his ugly appearance, little expecting that he will grow up to become a beautiful creature. In Russian with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 28, Aug 11, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum.

Opera Sight and Sound at Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Film Programmes Office presents a programme of three Cantonese Opera films that were screened at the landmark theatre, including the following film. Until Jul 29. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Three Trials of the Number One Scholar's Wife

Yam Kim-fai and Pak Suet-sin star in Chiang Wai-kwong's Cantonese Opera film about a maid whose husband is unable to save his wrongly prosecuted wife despite his being a top scholar. In Cantonese. Jul 28, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.