With the Christmas and New Year break just around the corner, there seems to be quite a number of shows to see and exhibitions to visit. Or are there? We called around the arts and culture circle to find out what the artists themselves will (and definitely won't) be seeing in the coming weeks. Kacey Wong, visual artist: 'I will definitely go to see the Berlin-in-Hong Kong exhibition [Quobo: Art in Berlin 1989-1999] because I have not seen it yet. I have been to Contemporary Hong Kong Art 2000 at the Museum of Art and I think people should make time to see this exhibition. There is a lot to see there. So much so it looks a bit messy. But that will always happen when you throw traditional art, like Chinese ink and water colours, together with contemporary works in one single show.' Jim Chim Shui-man, associate artistic director of Theatre Ensemble: 'I'll be too busy doing our own show [Oops! Belle The Witch Is Gone!]. I have seen The Nutcracker once before a long time ago but I have yet to see a production that really excites me.' Louis Yu Kwok-lit (above), executive director of the Arts Centre: 'I will see the Ocean Of Stories. Theatre du Pif has been doing a lot of community work lately and it does take them some time to come up with a good show every year. There is EuroChristmas that I might take my daughter to. And of course I will see Oops! Belle The Witch Is Gone, which will be staged here at Shouson Theatre.' Ho Ying-fung, artistic director of Theatre Fanatico: 'I have no idea what I will see. There is no one particular production that appeals to me at the moment. I tend to go to performances on an ad hoc basis anyway . . . if I don't get tickets, I simply give that show a miss. Hong Kong does not seem to have many good art shows on during this [Christmas and New Year] period . . . they are all slotted for the Arts Festival [in February].' Benny Chia, director of the Fringe Club: 'I have no plan to see any show. I want a holiday . . . a break from all the shows! However, there are quite a few events that the public may want to go to. There is EuroChristmas, the Brazilian dancers [performing as part of the Christmas Mardi Gras] in Island East and a pantomime [staged by Theatre Ensemble]. But for me, I have to plan for the opening of the City Festival [which starts on January 3] so I am husbanding my resources and energy.'