The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm



... daynight ... (Year 7)

Artist Tse Lok-lun's series of works explore the relationship between obstacle and habit. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. From Aug 11: Daily, 2pm-8pm, L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9070 4147. Ends Aug 14

Gerrit Engel: Berlin. Fotografien

Photographs of urban architecture in Berlin by Gerrit Engel. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Aug 31

Summer Breeze

Works by more than 20 artists including Chinese-French painter Zao Wouki. 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

Creatures of the Abyss

Exhibition about the deep sea and the creatures that inhabit that part of our earth. Mon, Wed-Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thurs, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$30. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Oct 17

Performing Arts

Arts Xperience: Open Dance

Daniel Yeung Chun-kwong curates an outdoor arts showcase featuring performances by Wong Tan-ki, Anthony Suen and Timothy Sun. Aug 10, 7pm-8.30pm, main entrance, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2582 0273

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, 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: Life's Blessing to Shen Xiao-fu and Meng Ying-chun. In Cantonese. Aug 10, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

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 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, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Romeo and Harriet

Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute performs a version of Charlie Lovett's contemporary musical comedy updating of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet story set in Hong Kong 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

The House of Magic

The father-and-son musician team of Xin Zhikuan and Xin Yafei perform magic tricks and illusions. With limited Putonghua dialogue. Aug 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 wishes to be accepted by the rest of his family; and another about a fast-running hare confident about winning a contest against the slow tortoise. Until Aug 11, 7.30pm, also Aug 11, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, 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

I Have a Date with Autumn

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. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 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

The Passage Beyond

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

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 jilted bride plans on her fiance. 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

The Cheapy Dogs

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

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


Actress, Singer, Opera Star: Leung So-kam

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of five films featuring the versatile entertainer, including the following film. Until Aug 31. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

A Poor Girl

Chiang Wai-kwong's adaptation of Chin Lei-kui's Cantonese Opera about a pair of adulterers who scheme to silence a concubine's son and frame the crime on the concubine and her brother. In Cantonese. Aug 10, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Father and Son: Two Visionaries of Cinematic Dreams - A Tribute to Set Designers Chan Ki-yui and Chan King-sam

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 45 films featuring the work of the father-and-son designers, including the following film. Aug 10-Nov 18. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

The Empress Dowager

The first of Li Han-hsiang's two-part historical epic about Empress Dowager Cixi, who ruled behind the scenes and practically brought the Qing dynasty to its end. Starring Lisa Lu Yan. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 10, 7.30pm, Oct 21, 2pm, 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

Mai Mai Miracle

Sunao Katabuchi's animated drama about a young girl who, inspired by her grandfather's stories, embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of her town. Dubbed into Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Aug 10, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum, Aug 19, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive.