The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:04pm



The Penang Series and Retrospective

Mini retrospective of Angela Su's works from 2005-2012, with a focus on a series of six drawings inspired by tropical floral and fauna from her Artist-in-Residence programme at RBS - Malihom, Penang, Malaysia, in 2011. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Sat

Summer Stir

Colourful works by 10 gallery artists including hyperrealist painter Christian Hofmann. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1132. Ends Aug 18

Photo Exhibition on the London 2012 Olympics

Works by 80 Agence France-Presse photographers at the London Olympic Games. Daily, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1511. Ends Aug 31

Hong Kong Container

Lam Hon-kin's paintings depicting how our living experiences are shaped by spatial situations 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

King's Harmonica Quintet - 25 Years in Retrospect

Exhibition of harmonicas used by the musical group as well as their manuscripts, awards and other items. Mon, Tue, Thu-Sun, 10am-9pm, Wed, 1pm-9pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2734 2949. Ends Sept 30

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

Paintings, calligraphy, furniture, 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

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: When Swallows Return, Aug 7; The Heroes and the Beauty, Aug 8; Lovers' Reunion, Aug 9; Life's Blessing to Shen Xiao-fu and Meng Ying-chun, Aug 10; and The Spy Who Loves Me, Aug 11. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 7-9, 10-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 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

Mr YooWho's Holiday

American humourist Moshe Cohen blends slapstick, whimsy and physical theatre with Butoh dance and other Eastern elements. With limited English dialogue. Aug 9, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$180; Aug 10, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160; Aug 11, 3pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$160; and Aug 12, 3pm, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The House of Magic

Father-and-son musician team of Xin Zhikuan and Xin Yafei perform magic tricks and illusions. With limited Putonghua dialogue. Aug 9-10, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and The Hare

Lightwire Theater presents electroluminescent puppetry productions of two classic fables: one about an ugly duckling that tries hard to be accepted by the rest of his family; and another about a fast-running hare ultra confident about winning a contest against the slow tortoise. Aug 9-11, 7.30pm, also Aug 11, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$110-HK$210; and Aug 12, 3pm, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Passage Beyond

Actors' Family's musical about strange things that happen after a father return's home from a trip into the forests of Taiwan in search of a rare butterfly. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 9-12, 7.45pm, also Aug 11-12, 2.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix; Aug 9 show proceeds to Suicide Prevention Services. Inquiries: 6715 4437

The Cheapy Dogs

Sixone Production Company and Sun Entertainment Culture present a drama about how the person with whom you spend the rest of your life with may not be the one you love most. In Cantonese. Aug 9-12, 8pm, also Aug 12, 3pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$250-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5487 0213

Cantonese Opera Summer Camp - Demonstration and Finale Performance

Dawn Radiance Opera Troupe performs A Warring Couple, a Cantonese Opera tale set in the Han dynasty and revolving around a military commander named Shangguan Yunlong and his female counterpart, Situ Wenfeng, Aug 10. The opera troupe gives a demonstration performance of Hitting the Noodle Crock and Cantonese Opera Summer Camp participants sing and perform routine displays, Aug 11. Both shows: 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Romeo and Harriet

Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute performs a set in Hong Kong version of Charlie Lovett's contemporary musical comedy updating of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet story about a pair of star-crossed lovers. In Cantonese. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044


British street dance group Boy Blue Entertainment performs hip hop dance moves. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Asian Youth Orchestra Concert Tour

James Judd conducts the orchestra performing Mahler's Symphony No 9, Aug 10; and Richard Pontzious conducts the orchestra performing Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture, Debussy's La Mer and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Aug 11. Both concerts: 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$75-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 1623

Jonathan Wong Rising Concert 2012

Pop singer-songwriter-dancer-choreographer Jonathan Wong performs. Aug 10-11, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5412 4396

Oh My Goddess!

Cinematic Theatre's drama about the revenge a bride-to-be plans to mete out to her fiance for breaking their engagement at the last minute before their wedding. In Cantonese. Aug 10-11, 17-18, 8pm, also Aug 11-12, 18-19, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$260, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888

Thomas Rosenkranz Plays John Cage

The American pianist plays John Cage's 4'33 and Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. Aug 10, 8pm, Southsite, 2B, 3/F, Blue Box Industrial Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, HK$200. Inquiries:

William So and Friends: A Symphonic Night of Giving

Canto-pop singer-actor William So Wing-hong headlines a concert presented by the HK Amateur Orchestra. Aug 10-11, 8pm Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9352 5094

Composers and Authors Society of HK Music and More Reading Party

HK New Music Ensemble reads and performs new classical music works by local composers. Aug 11, 2pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$50, includes one non-alcoholic drink. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Summer Magic Night 2012

HK Professional Magic Club presents a magic and juggling show with performers from Japan, South Korea and Germany. Aug 11, 3pm, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$230 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3568 1367

Stars of Tomorrow 2012

Lam Chun-wing, Alexey Popov, Yulia Tikka and Jean M. Wong School of Ballet students perform the ballet version of The Sleeping Beauty. Aug 11-12, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$170-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2886 3992

Percussion Symphony

The Four Gig Heads Percussion Group (Angus Fu Ye-chung, Ho Yi-on, Luk Kin-bun and Jason Leung Ching-kit) and Made in Hong Kong@ Four Gig Heads perform works such as Shuichi Hidano's Next Game and Zhang Lie's Camel Bells of Xinjiang. Aug 11, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Yellow River Cantata Concert

Lim Kek-han plays the violin and conducts soprano Vivian Chan Lai-chun, baritone Petrus Cheung Kin-wah, the China Philharmonic Orchestra (HK), HK Youth Choir, The Spring Chorus, Kwan Sing Choir, HK Young Ladies Chorus, HK Qiao You Association Choir, HK Bah Tsung Choir, HK Senior Education Workers Choir and Tien Ma Chorus performing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Xian Xinghai's Yellow River Cantata, and He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. Conductor Terry Leung guests. Aug 11, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Yang Tianwa Plays Mendelssohn

Yip Wing-sie conducts Chinese violinist Yang and the HK Sinfonietta playing Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture and Nocturne, Violin Concerto in E Minor, and Symphony No 4 in A, Italian. Aug 11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Fama Double Happiness Concert

Hip hop duo 6-Wing and C-Kwan perform. Aug 11, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3907 0486

Summer Pop - Live in Hong Kong

HK rock band Tai Chi and friends in concert. Aug 11, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134


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

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). Aug 6, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.