PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 April, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 April, 2003, 12:00am


Urban Traces

Algerian-born Jean Jacques Beltramo uses photography to transform the essentials of everyday urban life, such as drainage grates and door panels, into abstract works of art. Muse Gallery, G/F, 40 Ship St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2866 0106. Until Apr 26

Focus On Infinity - Pinhole Photography By Wheeler Matthews

Armed with a simple, hand-made wooden pinhole camera, Marion Wheeler and Amber Matthews travelled through Australia, Cambodia, China, Hawaii, Malaysia, Myanmar, Portugal, Singapore and Thailand. The results are spectacular. E&J Gallo Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2511 6192. Until Apr 30

Jiangnan Revisited

Yu Xiaohui has a startling ability to create watercolours of crystal precision. Interpreting the scenery along the Shanxi river in Jiangnan, his work radiates vitality. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Until May 1

Sculptures From The Land Of The Long White Cloud

This show showcases the talents of Rick Swain (who sculpts in wood) and Emma Camden and David Murray, who use glass. Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm; Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm. Bark Modern Art, 1/F, 13-14 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2537 7271. Until May 3

Le Thanh Son And Nguyen Thanh Son

Le Thanh Son's work explodes with light and colour while Nguyen Thanh Son blurs the boundaries between hill people and famous totems. Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2854 4255 or e-mail Until May 8

For One Brief Shining Moment

Lamma-based artist Christine Dodd Myers makes her debut with this 25-piece exhibition related to the seven chakras (energies) that flow through the human body. Her work, a mixture of canvas and ceramic, provides a calming influence and a positive view of the human psyche. Muse Gallery, G/F, 40 Ship St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 3110 4618 or 2866 0106. May 6-31

Performing Arts

East Wing, West Wing - 2046: The Chief Executive Is Missing

Zuni Icosahedron and Edward Lam Dance Theatre present a political satire whose purpose is not merely to attack the government but also to suggest Hongkongers should take more responsibility when it comes to shaping their future. In Cantonese. Tomorrow-Sat, 8pm. Shouson Theatre, Arts Centre, Wan Chai. $160, $90 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

Identity Crisis Dinner Theatre

The American Community Theatre presents another round of one-act comedies, penned by playwrights Christopher Durang and David Ives. Included in the ticket price of $380 is a three-course dinner. Sat, 7.30pm; Sun, 6.30pm. The Brown Annexe, Zuni Icosahedron art space, rear part, 15 Hawthorne Rd, Happy Valley. Information and inquiries: or 2891 8558

Piano Recital By Choi Sown Le

Choi has performed with some of the best in the business, including Maxim Shostakovich and Arpad Gerecz, and scooped first prize in the 1999 Pinault International Piano Competition in New York City. In this performance he will tackle Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, Brahms' Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Books I and II, Op 35 and Mozart's Rondo in A minor. May 3, 8pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, Central. $180, $130, $80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Night Scene

We Are The Mods

Celebrating the official launch and 40th anniversary of mod label Ben Sherman, DJs Tomoko Okamura, Simon Pang, Ewan and Bodhi combine for a night of authentic mod capers spinning both mod and modernist tunes - basically anything with attitude. Sat, 9pm. One-fifth, Starcrest, Star St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 2515

Cinqo De Mayo Party

Azucar Latina perform at this rooftop party to celebrate Mexico's National Day. Tickets include a buffet of Mexican snacks and two drinks. May 2, 8pm-midnight. Rooftop, 8 Russell St (opposite Times Square), Causeway Bay. $170, available from Brown (Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley). Bookings and inquiries: 2891 8558


Removing The Mask: Sars In Perspective

At an organic luncheon and interactive seminar, Hong Kong Heartbeat aims to rid Hong Kong of misinformation and panic by getting to the root of the problem and facing up to exactly what the threat is. Featuring Dr Brian Walker, Dr Allen Dorcas, Dr Anthony Perillo and Kinzie. Thu, 12.30-2pm. Alibi, 73 Wyndham St, Central. $280 advance/$320 at the door. Inquiries: 2167 1676

Shake Your Stuff At Drop

Drop shares its expertise with a workshop on how to perfect classic martinis, cosmopolitans and watermelon martinis. Tomorrow and May 3; 8pm. Basement, 39-43 Hollywood Rd, Mid-Levels. $380/$280 members (including drinks, a cocktail manual, a bottle of vodka and a mini mixer). Inquiries: 2543 8856

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