PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 September, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 September, 2002, 12:00am


Dream Of Rotten Life

A multimedia variety show about a group of male and female prostitutes who stay in an apartment on Nathan Road. They lounge around the flat awaiting calls from their clients in Lan Kwai Fong - from DJs to flight attendants and politicians. The show is performed in English and Cantonese. Tonight-Sat , 8pm. Fringe Theatre, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. $99 ($80) Ticketek. Inquiries: 2521 7251

The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Hong Kong Players present Oscar Wilde's subversive comedy about the hypocrisy of Victorian values. The production is set in the 1920s and produced by Players chairman Stephen Bolton, with costumes designed by Roberto Conte. Tonight-Sat , 7.30pm. McAulay Studio, Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. $190 Ticketek. Inquiries:

Katarina Monnier

Abstract landscapes by the French artist Katarina Monnier. She paints with harmonic colours as prescribed by Goethe in his Theory Of Colour of 1810 (taking two complementary colours which increase in intensity when viewed together). Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2810 5895. Opens today


Life Drawing

Martine Beale launches a course of life drawing sessions without instruction at the Fringe Club this weekend. She provides the model and the space for an eight-week run. Sat, 12pm-2pm. There is also a course on Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm, starting Oct 7, at Flow on Lyndhurst Terrace. If you would prefer to be taught in the discipline, she organises a course with artist Mark Bleakley every Wed from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Fringe Club. Bookings and inquiries: 2537 1737

The Mysterious Origin Of The English Apple

The University Of Oxford's Dr Barrie Juniper gives a lecture organised by the Royal Geographical Society (RGSHK) today entitled 'The Mysterious Origin Of The English Apple - From China To The World'. Juniper traces the apple's origin from the inaccessible Tien Shan mountain range in China where the apple originally grew just to the size of a berry, to its position now as one of the world's most popular fruits. Tonight, 7pm. Sports House, Causeway Bay. $50 for RGSHK members, $100 for others. Inquiries: 2583 9700 or visit

Night Scene

DJ Craig Burger Queen

One of Scotland's most prolific DJ/producers plays Drop tonight, as the latest international act at the monthly 'Funky Sugar' nights. Craig Burger Queen specialises in disco-influenced US house and garage. Tonight from 10pm. Free for members and one guest, $100 for non-members. Drop, Basement, On Lok Mansion, 39-44 Hollywood Road, Central. Tel: 2543 8856

Arnell Byrd

The acclaimed American singer and guitarist who has performed on the Jay Leno Show and recorded with Eddie Murphy and the Gap Band, performs R&B with a Spanish twist at the Music Room Live. Tonight , 9.30pm. $150 Cityline or on the door. Tomorrow, 9.30pm. $180 Cityline or on the door. Sat, 10.30pm. $180 Cityline or on the door. Music Room Live, 2/F California Entertainment Building, 34-36 D'Aguilar Street, Central. Tel: 2845 8477

The Acoustic Gas Company

This acoustic jazz band have adopted the Thursday night slot at the Fringe Club for the month of September. They play Latin jazz and the odd unplugged pop song. Players include Jason Ho on classical guitar, Dylan Lye on acoustic guitar, Griff Saunders on flute and percussionist DC Wijesinha. Tonight, 10pm. E & J Gallo Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Heineken Found @ Thirst DJ Competition

It's the third round of the DJ competition being held as a run-up to the Paul Oakenfold party at Hitec on Oct 5. Tonight, Way Out East and Channel V DJ, Toby, battles progressive house exponent Ivan and English DJ JP. The judges are DJ Tommy and David Lam. Tonight, midnight, C Club, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street. $100 includes one beer. Inquiries: 2867 8800

Latino Night

The Marco Polo Prince hotel's English pub, The Tavern, hosts a Latino night with a three-course set dinner Latin dance show. Tickets are $268. Tonight, 6.30pm-late. Tavern Bar, 3/F, The Marco Polo Prince, 23 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Reservations: 2113 6050

Urbtix: 2734 9009

Urbtix/CityLines credit-card booking: 2111 5999

Fringe: 2521 7251

CityLine: 2317 6666

TicketNet: 2312 9998

Ticketek: 3128 8288

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