The Planner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 July, 2011, 12:00am



Staged Fictions

Video works by Patty Chang, Adrian Wong and Ho Tzu Nyen exploring strategies of making, remaking and constructing through various media such as film, video, performance and installation art. Today, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Jul 18

40 Years of Independent

Humanitarian Action

Photography exhibition showing those working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in action over the past 40 years. Today, 11am-9pm, G/F Central Star Ferry Pier 8, Man Kwong St, Central. Inquiries: 2959 4229. Ends today

Tibetan Colours

Viviano Villarreal Bueron's photographs of people in Tibet. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Sat

Hong Kong Early Photography circa 1868-1925

Early original photographs of Hong Kong, including the Hill District of Hong Kong Island. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6pm, Wattis Fine Art Gallery, 2/F, 20 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2524 5302. Ends Jul 23

New Works by Li Shurui

The Chinese female painter's works attempt to reproduce the blinding sensation that the eye experiences when looking directly at bright lights. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, G4 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3521 0300. Ends Jul 28

Autumn Floods

Dream-like and uninhabited autumn landscapes by painter Jiwye To inspired by Zhuangzi's Autumn Floods essay. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Ends Jul 30

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Exhibition of more than 200 objects and documents that serve as an introduction to the influential physicist's life and times. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$30. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Aug 31

Performing Arts

Our Town: HK/USA

City University students write and perform new short plays about their lives inspired by Thornton Wilder's Our Town. In English. Jul 18, 6.30pm, Wei Hing Theatre, City University of Hong Kong, To Yuen Building, 8/F, Block 1, 31 To Yuen St, Kowloon Tong, free. Inquiries: 3442 8870


Denmark's Meridiano Teatret's multimedia puppet show looking at the mysterious creation of the universe. In English: Jul 18, 7.30pm; and in Cantonese: July 19, 7.30pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Stand-up comedians Bob Franklin, Tom Gleeson, Josh Thomas, Felicity Ward and David Williams perform. In English. Jul 18-23, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$250 (members HK$200) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

HK International Youth and Children's Choir Festival

Opening ceremony and concert, Jul 18, 7.45pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Emperor's Voices: Hungary Cantemus Mixed Choir Concert, Jul 19, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$280, HK$380. Musica Connection: Friendly Concert I - Fallen in Love with Music, Jul 19, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$120. The Best Choir in the World: Chinese-Korean Children's Choral Concert, Jul 19, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$380. Musica Connection: Friendly Concert II - Joyful Music in Asia, Jul 20, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$120. Phoenix TV: World in Harmony, a Perfect Family, Jul 20, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Finalists?Night and Prize Ceremony, Jul 21, 7.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2381 9262

Piano Recital by Wu Shengzhong

The pianist plays works by Liszt. Jul 18, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Galaxy of Stars 2011

Dance Culture Association's ballroom and Latin dancing showcase. Jul 19, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 0023


Dramatic English Educational Repertory Theatre (DEER) stages a musical based upon Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie comic strip about a spunky red-headed girl who searches for her parents who left her at an orphanage's doorstep; proceeds go to the HK Society for the Protection of Children. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 19-21, 8pm, Academic Community Hall, HK Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2880 5085

Queer Show

W Theatre stages a comedy about a gay man and his life in Hong Kong. Starring Joey Leung Cho-yiu. In Cantonese. Jul 19-24, 8pm, also Jul 23-24, 3pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9267 2678

Cantonese Opera Summer Camp - Demonstration and Finale Performance

Dawn Radiance Opera Troupe performs The Ghost Wants to be Avenged (from A Ghostly Tale) and The Official Seal, Jul 21, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po. The Cantonese opera troupe also performs: The Gift of a Sword (from Baihua from Pavillion of a Hundred Flowers) and Three Duels Against the Skeleton Demon (from Journey to the West), Jul 22, 7.30pm; and Negotiating with the Qing Emperor and Sacrifice of a Princess (from Princess Chang Ping) and Cantonese Opera Summer Camp participants sing and perform scenes featuring them fighting with weapons and flicking their long sleeves, Jul 23, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Edinburgh

Duncan Ferguson conducts the Scottish choir singing Scottish folk songs and works by Handel, Byrd and Elgar. Jul 21, 7.30pm, St John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd, Central, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2523 4157

The Doppelganger

Edward Lam Dance Theatre puts on an adaptation of Chen Li-hua's Romance of the West Chamber that is set in a 21st century back garden. In Putonghua with Chinese surtitles. Jul 21-23, 7.30pm, Jul 24, 2.45pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Lulu Nuit Blanche

France's Groupe Demons et Merveilles' mask theatre production about a young boy who has problems sleeping one night during which his toy rabbit, pillow and a pair of socks come to life. Jul 22-23, 7.30pm, also Jul 23, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200; and Jul 24, 5pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Mad About Coffee

Acting Inn's drama about a man's decision to fulfil his growing desire to be a dancer by flying to London to hone his skills, leaving behind his girlfriend and the coffee shop which they had worked hard to open. In Cantonese. Jul 22-24, 7.30pm, Jul 23, 2.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8200 7202


Percussionist Margie Tong and dancer-choreographer Popo Tse present a crossover percussion-dance showcase. Jul 22-23, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9238 3158

Shanghai Pingtan Troupe

The Chinese opera music troupe performs pingtan works. In Suzhou dialect with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Jul 22-24, 7.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220; Jul 23, noon, 3pm, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, HK$140; and Jul 24, 2.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Elbow with special guests Emmy the Great and 9 Maps

The English progressive rock band in concert. Jul 22, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$480 HK Ticketing (advance), HK$520 (door). Inquiries:

Ball Ball Show

Magician Harry Wong stars in this magic theatre show in which he transforms into a royal crustacean and uses his wizardry to create different types of balls for a puppy and its friend. Jul 22-24, 7.30pm, also Jul 23-24, 3pm, Jul 24, 11am, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$180; Jul 29-30, 7.30pm, also Jul 30-31, 3pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$150; and Aug 5-8, 7.30pm, also Aug 6-7, 3pm, Aug 7, 11am, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

PMPS Giga-Guerilla: Ellen Loo

Indie pop singer-guitarist Ellen Loo in concert. Jul 22-24, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$260, HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2959 1580

Body, I.D., Space IV

Victor Ma directs and choreographs Y-Space's show combining live music, dance, video projection and interactive media to explore limb movements and the mysteries of life. Jul 23-24, 8pm, Multimedia Theatre and Creative Promenade, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323


International Children's Film Carnival

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of 10 feature films and 15 short films from different parts of the world, including the following feature film. Until Aug 14. 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$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

In The Attic: Who Has A Birthday Today?

Animated film about a pretty doll living in an attic, whose friends try to rescue her after she is kidnapped by the cruel ruler of the Land of Evil. In Czech with Chinese and English subtitles. Jul 18, 7.30pm, Aug 13, 8pm, Science Museum, Jul 30, 5pm, Film Archive.