The Planner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 June, 2011, 12:00am


Quotidian Architecture Venice Biennale Response Exhibition

Exhibition of contemporary ideas and collaborative designs that look at how design can make a meaningful difference in the daily life of the city. Today, 10am-6pm, former Central Police Station Compound, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2805 7302. Ends today

Sebastiao Salgado

The Brazilian-born, Paris-based photographer's works documenting the impact of globalisation on humankind. Today, 10am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends today


Oil painter Lucille Lo Yuk-yin's landscapes, cityscapes and conceptual works draw attention to the prominence of plurality in Hong Kong society. Today, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends today

Lurked Fantasy

Moli Kam and Harry Cheung's visual art works intimate that there is more to many things than meets the eye. Today, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends today

From Seeing to Reading

Benjamin Hao Lap-yan's works contain markings that he got from objects such as rocks and old beach houses. Today-Sun, Tue-Thu, noon-8pm, Artist Commune, Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 9033 2716. Ends Jun 30

Nostalgia & Imagination

Hu Yongkai's paintings of women in various settings blend traditional Chinese art with a contemporary western perspective. Opening reception today, 3pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F Cityplaza III, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends Jul 8

'6,000' Conceptual Art Proposal Exhibition

Works by nine artists including Nadim Abbas and Gum Cheng Yee-man that take the form of proposals for art projects with a $6,000 cash handout from the government as their production fee. Opening reception today, 6.30pm; seminar today, 7pm-8pm. Mon, Thu-Sun, 2pm-7.30pm, C&G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Mong Kok. Inquiries: 2390 9332. Ends Aug 29

Performing Arts

Boundless Movement

Anthony Chan Kam-kuen directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's historical drama about the 72 martyrs of Huanghuagang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 25, 2.45pm, also Jun 25, 27-28, 7.45pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

A Hollow Room

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk and Karrie Tan Hui-lei direct the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Tan's suspense drama about a troubled man who enters a room in his office that nobody dares to visit because terrible things have taken place there in the past. In Cantonese. Jun 25-26, Jul 2-3, 3pm, also Jun 25, 28-30, Jul 1-2, 8-10, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 8/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Alice Theatre Laboratory's production inspired by Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel about the lives of several generations of the same family living in an old house as viewed by the lingering soul of a woman in it. In Cantonese. Jun 25-26, 3pm, also Jun 25, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2784 7938

Bang Bang

Not So Loud Theatre Company's drama about two journalists on board the USS Delaware during the 2003 Iraq war. In English. Until Jun 25, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$190 (HK$150 for members). Inquiries: 2521 7251

Plum Blossom Award

Winning Showcase Jingkun Theatre and Peking Opera Theatre of Hebei perform opera excerpts Revealing the True Identity (from The Captive General Visits His Mother), The Pulley, The Marriage Proposal (from Zhuangzi's Butterfly Dream) and Wu Song Beating the Tiger Barehanded (from The Water Margin). In regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 25, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

HK Chamber Orchestra and Wong Ka-lap

Zun Hin-woo conducts cellist Wong and the orchestra playing works by Stamitz, Haydn and Mozart. Jun 25, 8pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$200-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2728 7906

HKPW x Jazz

Steve Kwan Tsz-lai and Szeto Chun-yeung conduct the HK Performers Winds playing works such as Jobim, Gilber and de Moraes' The Girl from Ipanema and Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No 2. Jun 25, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80- HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3488 1550

Midori's Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Edo de Waart conducts violinist Midori and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Symphony No 5. Jun 25, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030


Kearen Pang Production's adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play about a middle-aged man who adopts a stray dog despite fierce opposition from his wife. In Cantonese. Jun 25-26, 28-30, Jul 1-3, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240, HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6438 2557

Jolin Tsai Myself World Tour Live in Hong Kong

Mando-pop singer Jolin Tsai Yi-lin in concert. Jun 25, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2541 6778


The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong 2010-2011 Season (Summer Encore)

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of four operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following two. Jun 25-Jul 10. AMC Pacific Place, L1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; Broadway The One, 6-11/F The One, 100 Nathan Rd, TST; Palace IFC, Podium L1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; UA Cityplaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, HK$180 www.cinema.com.hk, www.amccinemas.com.hk and www.uacinemas.com.hk. Inquiries: 2880 9900

Don Pasquale

Donizetti's comic opera about a lovely but penniless woman who masquerades as a shy convent girl turned shrew in order to snare the man she loves. In Italian with English subtitles. Jun 25, 1pm, Broadway The One, Jun 26, 1.30pm, UA Cityplaza.


Joseph Colaneri conducts the New York Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper and Teatro alla Scala's co-production of Puccini's tragic opera revolving around a singer (Karita Mattila), her painter lover (Marcelo Alvarez) and a corrupt Roman police chief (George Gagnidze). In Italian with English subtitles. Jun 25, 7pm, UA Cityplaza, Jun 26, 7.30pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Noir: A Film Noir Retrospective Bridging France and Hong Kong

Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau presents a Le French May programme of 27 French and Hong Kong film noir works, including the following three films. Until Jun 28. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Broadway Mong Kok, 6-12 Sai Yeung Choi St, Mong Kok, HK$55; and Palace IFC, Podium L1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: bc.cinema.com.hk

The Hole Drama about four inmates who attempt to escape from Paris' La Sante prison. In French with English subtitles. Jun 25, 1.30pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

On the Run

Alfred Cheung Kin-ting's crime drama about a cop (Yuen Biao) who teams up with his wife's killer (Pat Ha Man-chik) after the duo are targeted by a gang of corrupt detectives who want them both dead. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Jun 25, 8pm, Palace IFC.

The Secret

Ann Hui On-wah's psychological thriller about a woman (Sylvia Chang Ai-chia) who embarks on her own investigation of a double murder that the police want to pin on a madman. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Jun 25, 10pm, Broadway Mong Kok, Jun 28, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Chinese Documentary Festival

Visible Record presents a programme of Chinese documentary shorts and feature films, including the following four films. Until Jul 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 7859

The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village + The Sandstorm Intrusion

Double bill comprising: Tsang Tsui-shan's short experimental film about villagers' memories of Ho Chung Village in Sai Kung (no dialogue); and Wang Wenming's documentary feature about villages in Minqin County, Gansu, whose remaining residents have to regularly endure sandstorms (in Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles). Jun 25, 2pm, Jul 2, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Warriors of Qiugang + Our Home Beside the River

Double bill comprising: Ruby Yang's short film about Chang Gongli, a resident of Qiugang Village in Anhui province who started a one-man crusade against a nearby chemical factory that heavily polluted the surrounding areas (in Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles); and Mayaw Biho's film showing the difficult life of many of Taiwan's aboriginal peoples (in Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles). Jun 25, 4.30pm, Jul 1, 2pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong

Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia presents a programme of 11 operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, including the following one. Until Jul 10. Wellcome Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts' Bethanie Campus, 139 Pokfulam Rd, Pok Fu Lam, HK$170 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2880 9900

Verdi's Il Trovatore

The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and San Francisco Opera's co-production of Verdi's opera about a baritone and a tenor who don't know they're brothers, and are rivals both in war and love. In Italian with English subtitles. Wellcome Theatre, Jun 25-26, 7pm, also Jun 26, 1pm.

Through the Innocent Eyes: Filmmakers on Childhood

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of eight films depicting childhood, including the following two. Until Jun 25. Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Kid + The Red Balloon

Double bill consisting of: Charlie Chaplin's comedy about a tramp who adopts an abandoned baby (silent with English intertitles); and Albert Lamorisse's short fantasy film revolving around a red balloon with a life of its own that follows a little boy around the streets of Paris (in French with Chinese and English subtitles). Jun 25, 7.30pm, Science Museum.