MUSIC Mozart Concerto Classics. Hong Kong Philharmonic, Friday and Saturday, 8pm. Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $65-$240 Urbtix. APA with the Philharmonic, Tuesday, 6pm. Concert Hall, APA. Free. One of the most popular pieces of orchestral music of all time, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto has recently even been the subject of 'serious' scientific studies about what sound combinations give rise to that lovely mushy feeling you get when you hear it. The Phil will perform this work (for at least the second time in a year) next weekend, with soloist Michael Collins. The programme also includes Symphony in G by Michael (younger brother of Franz Josef) Haydn, Richard Strauss' Suite in B flat Major, and Respighi's The Pines of Rome. Hong Kong's premier orchestra will also be represented at a chamber concert at the Academy for Performing Arts on Wednesday night: student soloists get the rare and valuable chance to play with professional musicians in a concert setting. CINEMA The Gate of Heavenly Peace. Arts Centre, today 2.30pm, tomorrow 7.15pm. German Animation Films, Tuesday 7.30pm. $50 Urbtix. There is little hope of getting into the last showings of The Gate Of Heavenly Peace at the Arts Centre tonight and tomorrow unless you booked a seat two months ago. Tickets to the Tiananmen documentary have proved so popular the television stations should consider negotiating for broadcasting rights. Still on the democracy theme, however, on Tuesday the Lim Por Yen Theatre has an unusual programme of cartoons from the former German Democratic Republic's DEFA Animation Studio in Dresden. Artistic freedom was not a notable feature of the communist regime, of course, and post-1990 animators rushed to make up for the restrictions. The programme of 20 always short and sometimes funny films includes pieces like the two-minute Island Joke where Simpsons-like creatures shiver on a bleak island, but instead of using their last piece of cloth for warming clothes they make a flag, so they can stand to attention, as they have been directed. THEATRE Children Of A Lesser God. HK Repertory Theatre (in Putonghua), Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre, Friday and Saturday, and July 5-6, 7.30pm; June 30 and July 6, 2.30pm. $70-$120 Urbtix. The award-winning story of Sarah Norman, a deaf student who falls for her hearing teacher James (who was played by William Hurt in the movie which meant that we've all heard of the story). In a stormy relationship, both find that they have a lot to learn from each other. The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is bringing the show to Beijing in August, so these six performances at the Sai Wan Ho civic centre - not the territory's most prestigious venue - are just a warm-up for bigger things. MAGIC David Copperfield. Coliseum; Tuesday to Thursday, 8pm; Friday, 4.30pm and 8pm; Saturday and June 30, 1pm, 4.30pm and 8pm. $395-$795 Urbtix. From most of the seats at the huge Hong Kong Coliseum, you'd be hard pressed to even see the rabbit, let alone detect how 'the world's most famous illusionist' makes it disappear into a hat. However, there are not likely to be too many fluffy bunnies in this show, which promises to be a hi-tech, high-entertainment, high-flying production. Rumour has it local bureaucrats should be there in force: they're trying to decide whether to book Copperfield or Pavarotti for June 30 and no one's told them that all the world's big performers are always signed up for years in advance. EXHIBITIONS Gallery La Vong Third Anniversary Exhibition. 13F One Lan Kwai Fong. Tuesday to August 14. It doesn't seem like three years, but Hong Kong's first and only Vietnamese art gallery celebrates its birthday this week with a group show of works by 18 of their favourite artists. Tomorrow is the last chance to see the charming figurative oils by artist and filmmaker Le Thanh Son, who paints nostalgic pictures of animals, children and sunny pastures. Philippe Charriol Modern Art Competition. Times Square. Monday to Friday. Free Winning entries in the 11th Philippe Charriol competition continue their pan-territorial tour, this week landing at Times Square. If you're in the area it's worth stopping by, if only to see what young local artists made of the extraordinary title of the competition: '1996 Era of Worldlink.' There are 55 state-of-the-art works, and, despite the hi-tech promised, this is one show that does not appear to be duplicated or represented on the Net. The winning painting by Lam Yuk-lin is accurately if unpoetically described as 'made up of a background of vague colours and images, and in the middle you can see a red patch'.