What to see: Put on your sneakers for a good cause. Art Walk 2002 will take place next month and it is a chance to see some great art and help raise money for Aids Concern. For a $200 donation, participants will embark on a four-hour walking tour of more than 20 art galleries from Central to Sheung Wan. It's a feast for the eyes and palate as 20 established galleries put on special exhibitions for the event and restaurant sponsors keep the supply of food and wine flowing the entire evening. Participating galleries include Hanart TZ Gallery and Master Paintings in lower Central; Art Scene China and the Fringe Club in the Lan Kwai Fong area; Hollywood Road anchors Yan Gallery and Plum Blossoms Gallery, which is featuring Kumari Nahappen (left), and off-the-beaten-path Soho contingents John Batten Gallery and Chouinard Gallery. March 1, 6pm to midnight. $200. Tickets available from Aids Concern (2898 4411), Hanart TZ Gallery (2526 9019), John Batten Gallery (2584 1018) and Plum Blossoms Gallery (2521 2189). What to hear: Hong Kong is seeing a wave of world-class Chinese composers in action. After Bright Sheng's recent concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, another musical luminary, Qu Xiaosong (left), is premiering his new work at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta's forthcoming concert, 'Percussion Power'. As a youth, Qu was sent to the countryside to be a farmer during the Cultural Revolution. When he was released after four years he taught himself to play violin and attended the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. But it was a decade (1989-1999) in New York, courtesy of a scholarship from Columbia University, that propelled him to international stardom. Qu's works, which have been compared with the lush complexities of Chopin and Debussy, are heard around the world. His first opera, Oedipus, brought the house down in Stockholm. Now back in Shanghai, Qu brings to Hong Kong his latest work, The Stone, a piece that makes an ingenious use of percussion instruments. February 22, 8pm, City Hall Concert Hall. Urbtix (2734 9009). Tickets $90-$180. What to see: Cantonese Opera fans can recall the artform's heyday in the 1960s when performers such as Pak Suet-sin, Yam Kim-fai and Chan Ho-Kau (left) were revered like movie stars. Pak has since retired and Yam passed away several years ago, but the Hong Kong Arts Festival has managed to coax Chan into making a rare appearance, headlining a programme that pays tribute to her talents. Entitled 'The Virtuosity Of Chan Ho-kau', there will be five shows with a different programme each night - including Chan's best works such as Love In A Time Of Bloodshed, The Predicament Of Zhu Bian's Homecoming and Of Love And Enmity. Chan will pair up with principal actors from different opera troupes for each performance. March 11 to 12, 7.30pm, City Hall Concert Hall. March 13, 7.30 Sha Tin Town Hall. March 15, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall. March 17, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall. $100 to 280 from Urbtix (2734 9009). For information visit www.hkartsfestival.org .