IT'S SHOW TIME
THE WEEK AHEAD
Piazza Party. Tonight, Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, 6pm. Tomorrow to Sunday, 5.30pm. Free.
The Great Dragon & Phoenix Era of Cantonese Opera. Tonight at City Hall, 7.30 pm. Tomorrow and Saturday, Sha Tin Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets $100-$280.
Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and conductor Okko Kamu. Tonight, Cultural Centre, 8pm. Sold out.
Hamelin solo recital. Tomorrow, City Hall, 8pm. Tickets $100-$360.
The Komiche Oper Berlin performs The Merry Widow. Tonight and tomorrow, Cultural Centre, 7:30pm. Sold out.
The Komiche Oper Berlin performs Fidelio. Saturday and Sunday, Cultural Centre, 7.30pm. Sold out.
The English Touring Theatre stages Romeo and Juliet. Tomorrow, then daily until Tuesday. Tickets $160-$1,360.
Fabio Biondi with Baroque ensemble Europa Galante. Saturday and Sunday, City Hall, 8pm. Tickets $100-$360.
Bobby McFerrin. Monday and Tuesday, Cultural Centre, 8pm. Sold out.
Tokyo Notes. Next Thursday and Friday (7.30pm) and Saturday (3pm), Cultural Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets $150-$230.
For performances more than a week away, call Urbtix on 2111-5999. They'll mail the tickets. For shows only a few days away, call Urbtix on 2734-9009, reserve a ticket, then pick up and pay at the box office. Get tickets at least an hour before the show. For information on prices and availability, visit www.hk.artsfestival.org
TEST YOUR LUCK
If the show you really want to see is sold out, show up at the venue's Festival Information Counter 30 minutes before curtain time and see if there are cancelled or refunded tickets you can buy. You can also request to be put on a 'standby reservations' list.