Quick picks

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 January, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 January, 2002, 12:00am


Arts: The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra pays homage to Peng Xiuwen who is known as the father of the modern Chinese folk orchestra, in two concerts dubbed 'A Tribute To Maestro Peng Xiuwen'. Peng, who died five years ago, spent his entire career composing and rearranging traditional Chinese music to the orchestral format, no mean feat since his repertoire features 600 works. Highlights will include The Song Of The General and The Terra Cotta Warrior's Fantasia. Tonight and tomorrow night, 8pm. City Hall Concert Hall. Tickets $90 to $150 from Urbtix (2734 9009).

Nightlife: Long-serving local breakbeat pioneers Mick, Adam, Wendy, Dougie and Jay FC at Beatsuite, the original and best night of non-stop wicked breaks. From 10pm, Level 27, 27/F, 97A Wellington Street, Central. Tel: 9271 4304. Free.


The newest addition to Central's late-night scene is Liquid. OK, the venue's been open for months, but only now has it got a late licence, so walk in, head down the swanky stairs and dance to Chris Sorensen's deep and sexy grooves. 6pm-late, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central. Tel: 2549 8386. Free.


Food: Thierry Gardinier, the owner of Chateau Phelan Segur, and Bordeaux negociant Dominique Hebrard will host a wine dinner at the Margaux restaurant in the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East. The four-course dinner will be paired with six wines, including five Phelan Segurs. The dinner costs $760 plus 10 per cent. Tel: 2733 8750.