CINEMA The Rules of the Game. Today, 2.30 pm, Arts Centre Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, $50 Urbtix. Jean Renoir's portrait of pre-war French society came too near to the truth for audiences in 1939 and was banned for being 'too demoralising'. By 1956 when it was restored to its original cut, the past was the past and it was hailed a masterpiece. A tragicomedy cum social satire, this is Renoir at his best. Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor and the director star. I Love Vienna. Tuesday, 7.30 pm, Arts Centre, Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, $50 Urbtix. Australian cinema does not usually get much of an airing on Hong Kong screens, but this innocent comedy about an Iranian teacher trying to adjust to life in the West is a good opportunity to sample it. The stars are not exactly household names and the real show stealer is Vienna, which always works well as a film set. In German with English subtitles. MAGIC The Wild Magic Party, Monday and Tuesday, 7.30 pm, Fringe Club Theatre, $50. It was, I confess, news to me that Hong Kong has a Magicians' Association, but apparently it has and it is putting on this two-night demonstration to show what its membership can do. Monday concentrates on 'close-up magic' while Tuesday is the night for 'theatre magic'. The cast comprises 15 assorted illusionists, some professional and some amateur, and it could well be interesting to see what they can pull out of a hat. Top hat, tails and wand are optional. POETRY At the Fringe of Words. Tuesday, 8 pm, Fringe Club Heineken Gallery, free. Aspiring poets who require a little Dutch courage before declaiming their stuff are assured of a free drink before performing. Hong Kong's rhymesters come out of the closet for an evening and anyone is welcome to listen. 'If words have a way with you, let yourself be taken to the fringe of words,' enthuses organiser Graeme Lockey. 'It's far out.' No doubt. THEATRE Dancing with Dad. Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm, Jewish Community Centre Auditorium, $150. This play is performed in Hebrew on Wednesday and English on Thursday, so it is wise to ensure you book the right night. Itzik Weingarten, who wrote, directs and performs it, describes Dancing with Dad as a 'monodrama'. The play focuses on the relationship between a professional dancer and his retarded but intelligent son, seen through the eyes of the son. Part of the Jewish Arts Festival 1995 which marks the opening of the auditorium. The Pajama Game. From Tuesday, 8 pm, Arts Centre, Shouson Theatre, $170, 8 pm matinee, Saturday, $120, Urbtix. A 50s Broadway hit successfully adapted for the screen starring Doris Day, The Pajama Game is being revived here by the Hong Kong Singers. They describe the all-singing, all-dancing production as covering 'a musical spectrum from romantic ballad to raunchy swing of the big band era'. CLASSICAL MUSIC 1659 to 1695 - Purcell Platform. Today 2 pm and 6.30 pm, Concert Hall, Academy for Performing Arts, $100, Friends of Radio 4 and APA members $80, students $50, Urbtix. Two performances in one day of Dido and Aeneas, the only opera by English composer, Henry Purcell, and part of a month's programme of events marking the tercentenary of his death. The opera is preceded by a talk from baroque music specialist Dr Peter Seymour who will explain the work before taking his place at the harpsichord. Students, staff and visiting artists at the APA have worked together on the production, which is expected to be spectacular. The opera will be followed at the matinee and preceded in the evening by Purcell in Performance. In the afternoon there is a brass fanfare, organ voluntaries, an oboe suite, a trio of sonatas and vocal pieces, and in the evening a brass fanfare, organ sonatas, works for recorders, and vocal pieces. EXHIBITIONS Prado, Gallery 7, 1 Glenealy, Central, Monday to Saturday, 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. Said to be one of the largest collections of Spanish art ever exhibited in Hong Kong, this show is presented in association with the Piramidon Centre of Art in Barcelona. Patricio Reig paints figurative nudes on old manuscripts, Pere de Ribot paints minimal abstracts on canvas, Carlos Roig works in mixed media, while Quicu Estivill paints still life. Carlos Gabarro's work is influenced by the surrealists. A fine introduction to contemporary Spanish art created by internationally recognised artists.