Despite the availability of a new concert venue - the new wing of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Hall - there does not seem to be much Canto-stuff going on over the yuletide period. Popular Canto-pop singer Faye Wong may not be everyone's cup of tea, but she is the reigning diva during the season in Hong Kong. The singer-actress-musician will start her Faye Wong Scenic Tour 98-99 (see listings) concert run at the Hong Kong Coliseum tonight until January 9. More in the vein of Tori Amos meets Suzanne Vega, do not expect too much energetic effort from Wong as she belts out the new singles from her new album Chang You, as well as some old hits. The Beijing-born singer has been blessed with an excellent voice, matched by one of the most temperamental dispositions in the business. In past concerts, she has been known to scold and berate her audience for not behaving as she wants them to. But they still come back for more. Wong's concerts were initially scheduled to run until January 4 but brisk ticket sales have persuaded the promoters to extend the run by another five days. Having said that, however, there are still tickets available for most nights except New Year's Eve. On a mellow note of nostalgia, veteran Taiwanese singer Tsai Chin continues her 'Remembrance of Love' concerts (see listings) in the New Territories tonight with another performance at the Sha Tin Town Hall. Tsai, made popular by her Mandarin love songs such as Just Like Your Tenderness in the 1970s and 80s, will be backed by a seven-man band led by renowned Hong Kong musician Kong Kong-sang. Tomorrow night she sings at the Tai Po Civic Centre, followed by the Lut Sau Hall (Saturday) and North District Town Hall (Sunday). Those who want to enjoy a family day and get a bit of a laugh with some of Hong Kong's top comedians might want to drop by at the Christmas Bazaar at Kai Tak tonight. Mo lei tau actor Stephen Chiau Sing-chi will join radio talk show hosts Sandra Ng Kwun-yu and Lee Lik-chi on stage with 'graduates' of a comedy workshop run by Commercial Radio (CR). The entertainment programme for the bazaar on New Year's Eve will include the CR Ultimate Charts Countdown from 6pm to 10pm. Although flyers have promoted the appearance of performers such as Beyond, Leo Koo Kui-kei and Andy Hui Chi-on, we have been told to expect the unexpected. With little events at shopping malls in the SAR, organisers are still busy fighting over the artists. A surer bet on New Year's Eve will be disc jockey-singer Jan Lamb Hoi-fung at HiTec in Kowloon Bay. Lamb - who used to be one-half of the Soft and Hardcore Kids - will be spinning tunes and perhaps rapping from 9pm to 2am. The only hitch is that you need to have a Manhattan id club credit card and 10,000 points to get a ticket. On a more aesthetic front, there is still Springtime Productions' stage musical, The Lover (see listings). Starring Golden Horse award-winner Tse Kwan-ho and Chinese opera star Koi Ming-fai, this is the Chinese version of the Romeo And Juliet tale. The tragic story of The Lover has been circulating in China since 300 AD under the name The Butterfly Lovers. Chuk Ying-toi (Koi), the daughter of a social-climbing official, is disguised as a boy and sent off to a boys' college. There she meets the poor Leung Shan-pak (Tse) and falls in love. The couple is torn apart by her father's ambitions. Shan-pak dies of a broken heart, and while on a reluctant journey to marry a rich man, Chuk's heartfelt pleas move the heavens to reunite the lovers. Tickets for good seats have been selling briskly, so book as early as possible.