FRINGE FESTIVAL CABARET Choux Choux Baguette Remembers. Nestle Dairy Farm Theatre, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Thursday to January 22; 8.45 pm. $120, $90 (members). Reservations on 2537-1482. Australian Annette Tesoriero ('a self-styled opera bag lady') and her accompanist Nigel Kellaway take an irreverent look at divas who specialise in death scenes. Phallic French sticks, Freudian gladioli and instant whip are just some of the props Tesoriero has on hand. Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Carmen all come under the baguette knife in this original production which The Australian described as 'inventive and even at times oddly moving, in between the belly laughs'. THEATRE Miss Julie. Nestle Dairy Farm Theatre. Wednesday to Saturday; 10.15 pm. $100, $75 (members). August Strindberg's tragedy about a coquettish upper-class woman seduced by her father's valet was considered shocking when it appeared in 1888, but its themes of sexual passion, class differences and the power struggle within relationships endure. Presented by the Queen's Cafe Theatre Company, the production is directed by Colin Cresswell, and Clare Hall takes on the role of the Swedish sinner. I Come From The Himalayas: The Story Of The Gurkhas. Nestle Dairy Farm Theatre. Tomorrow and Tuesday; 8.45 pm. $80, $60 (members). The end of colonialism in Hong Kong will mean major changes for these Nepalese soldiers of the British Army when their battalions are broken up. This play, written by Ashesh Malla, Nepal's most renowned playwright, and featuring Govind Singh Rawat, the country's most acclaimed actor, examines the pains and the pleasures of this gallant band of men as they face their future. Part of the Third Asian People's Theatre Festival. The Insect Spider. Fringe Studio, The Fringe Club. Tuesday to Friday; 6.45 pm. $80, $60 (members). More comic talent from Down Under. This time it's comedienne Monica Main in her one-woman show, The Insect Spider, described as a battle of the sexes and the species. Fresh from a successful run in Perth, Australia, she plays a young 19th century woman looking for love, truth and the secrets of the universe. CLASSICAL MUSIC A Revolutionary Statement. Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui. Friday and Saturday; 8 pm. $210, $135, $80, $55, $35 (students). Urbtix on 2734-9009. Kathryn Stott, described by The Gramophone as 'one of the brightest and best of contemporary British pianists', plays Rachmaninov's Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, with Mark Ermier conducting. Tchaikovsky's Coronation March and Shostakovich's Symphony No 11 complete the programme. Hong Kong String Quartet. City Hall Theatre, Central. Wednesday; 8 pm. $60, $40. Urbtix on 2734-9009. Formed in November 1993, the Hong Kong String Quartet is made up of Wong Sze-hang, Luca Cluffoletti, Ng Chi and Richard Bampine - four musicians who share a passion for chamber music. Over the past year they have appeared at the Academy for Performing Arts, universities and in several cities in China. Nancy Loo is the guest performer, as they play Dvorak, Haydn and Schubert. ART The World Of American Animation Art. Gallery Cafe, Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Until February 3. Free. The latest presentation in the Convention Centre's Tea And Art programme devotes itself to limited edition cartoon cels of family favourites such as Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and The Flintstones. The exhibition shows how production techniques have changed and how modern animated features are made. Held in association with the Animation Cel-Art Gallery in Lan Kwai Fong. Urban Portraits, Hong Kong. 5/F Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai. Tuesday to January 24. 10 am till 8 pm. Free. Images of an outsider's view of Hong Kong make up this show by Bill Jacklin, the British Council's first artist-in-residence. Jacklin's three-month stay bore a lot of fruit - 28 oils, 12 monoprints and 42 pastels are included in the exhibition.