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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 February, 2010, 12:00am

Exhibition: Biodiversity in China - An Exhibition on China's Wildlife Specimens

When: Until August 31, 1pm-9pm on Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri; 10am-9pm on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays; Closed on Thur (except Public Holidays)

Where: Special Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Tickets: HK$17.50 (HK$35 for adults)

Explore the mainland's immense range of animals and plants at the Science Museum, where specimens of animals like Southern Catfish, Golden Eagles, and Giant and Red Pandas are displayed. In the Year of theTiger, of course, the big cats are not to be missed.

Drama: The Crucible

When: March 17-20, 2.30pm and 7.30pm (additional weekday morning performances available for schools)

Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre

Tickets: HK$150 (HK$190 for adults) from Urbtix on 2111 5999

Performing arts group Faust International will perform the dramatic and moving story by American playwright Arthur Miller, which tells the 1692 story of witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts.

Photo exhibition: Women Portraits Children 1989 and 2005

When: until February 20, 10am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 2pm-6pm (Sat)

Where: Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong

The exhibition by Angela Fensch juxtaposes photos of women and their children in East Germany with an interval of 16 years, providing a view of the changes between 1989 and 2005 under the new political system.

Drama: These Childish Things

When: March 6, 8pm

Where: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Tickets: HK$100, HK$150 (HK$150, HK$200 for adults) from Urbtix

This monodrama by French playwright Raymond Cousse will be performed by David Russell, who will use body language, voice and facial expressions to tell the eventful life of a young village boy.

The thought-provoking story explores issues such as friendship, family and society.

Drama: English play-reading

When: February 23, 7pm-9pm

Where: Agnes b. Cinema Foyer, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Tickets: Free admission, reservation necessary (Tel: 3105 0391,

By getting to read famous English plays under the guidance of English writer Verner Bickley, participants will extend their vocal range, andfind different vocal inflections and modes of vocal expression in the creation of various characters. This event will bring you closer to fluency in English and improve your diction. Visit for details.