PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 April, 2003, 12:00am
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Urban Traces

Algerian-born Jean Jacques Beltramo uses photography to transform the essentials of 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. Ends tomorrow

Chu Hing-wah - My Third Page: Dream And Reality

With works that occasionally resemble subconscious glimpses through half-shut eyes, this exhibition raises a variety of talking points, such as how we determine what is - and is not - real. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm; Sat 10am-6pm. Hanart TZ Gallery, 2/F, Henley Bldg, 5 Queen's Rd, Central. Tel: 2526 9019. Until Apr 30

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: 2521 7251. Until Apr 30

Sculptures From The Land Of The Long White Cloud

This joint show, with New Zealand sculpture gallery Koru, showcases the talents of Rick Swain, who works 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 8

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 totems in their contrasting perspectives of the Vietnamese countryside. Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2854 4255 or e-mail Until May 8

Youri Leroux

Exploring eroticism, literature and freedom, artist Youri Leroux's 'unrestrainable imagination' is reflected in this fine exhibition of oils. Chouinard Gallery, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Until June 4

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 Hong Kong people should take more responsibility when it comes to shaping their future. In Cantonese. Today-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. The ticket price of $380 includes dinner. Sat, 7.30pm; Sun, 6.30pm. The Brown Annexe, Zuni Icosahedron art space, rear part, 15 Hawthorne Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: or 2891 8558

Scribblers Present: The Fate Of The Assassins

Based on Sima Qian's (145BC to 86BC) Cikeliezhuan, this tale explores the lives of several assassins in a combination of Greek tragedy and modern theatre. In Cantonese. May 8-10, 8pm. Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre, TST. $100. Inquiries:

Xin Xin

Guy Le Claire has been travelling in China, India, Australia and Canada, exploring the 'wonderlands of cross-cultural eco-travel'. Now he's back and ready to reveal his new sounds. May 15, 8.15pm. 2/F Fringe Studio Theatre. $80 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251


Writing Fiction And Getting It Published

Jane Camens, Hong Kong International Literary Festival founder, leads this seminar organised by the Women in Publishing Society (WiPs). Apr 30, 6.30pm. Hughes Room, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. $60 WiPS members/$100 non-members. Registration and inquiries:

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