Culture White Snake The Hong Kong Ballet brings this multimedia rock'n'roll ballet (which it performed to rave reviews last year) back to the stage with a reworking of the production and new faces in the cast. The dance tells the Chinese legend of a white snake who becomes a woman, and features a score that includes music by Pink Floyd, Genesis, Tangerine Dream and Steve Vai. Today and tomorrow, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $90-$280. Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724 Flamenco Sensation Flamenco dancer, choreographer and teacher Clara Ramona presents a lecture and performance in Spanish music and dance. The Philippine native studied dance from the age of five and trained in the United States. She has directed and choreographed large-scale productions such as Carmen and El Amor Brujo. Tonight, 8pm. Fringe Studio, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251 Little Asia 2002 Festival Flying To The Moon From Old Tales Told New (The Final Episode) features Shenzhen University School Of Art's adaptation of Lu Xun's novel Flying To The Moon. With the use of ancient Chinese costumes, the troupe dramatises the legend with contemporary acting. In Putonghua. Tonight-tomorrow, 7.45pm. McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. $80 ($40) Ticketek. Inquiries: 2582 0200 or go to littleasia.hkac.org.hk Chinese Martial Arts Series: Episode II Local composer Chan Ming-chi and veteran martial arts master Ng Siu-ching team up with the Hong Kong-based Miranda Chin Dance Company (a troupe dedicated to promoting Chinese dance around the globe) for a display of music, martial and visual arts. Tonight, 8pm. Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clearwater Bay Road, Kowloon. $80-$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Of Fire And Fireworks A collaboration between Theatre Ensemble and Prospects Theatre Company has resulted in an original tale about three Hong Kongers, from Waglan Island, Ap Lei Chau and Tsim Sha Tsui, who gather on a mountain top for a fireworks display. As they watch the show, ancient legends from each area come to life around them. The team behind the show includes playwright Paul Poon Wai-sum, young writer Leung Ka-kit, Theatre Ensemble artistic directors Jim Chim Shui-man and Olivia Yan Wing-pui and actress Chan Suk-yi, formerly of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Weigo Lee Kwok-wai directs. Tonight-Mon and Wed-Sun (Oct 16-20), 8pm. $100-$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 I Am A Hakka The Guangdong Huizhou Hakka Folk Artistic Group presents the songs and dances of the rapidly diminishing traditions of the Hakka people, with the 'Teresa Teng of Guangdong', Huang Hongying, as one of the principal singers. Tonight, 8pm; Tuen Mun Town Hall. Tomorrow, 8pm; Tai Po Civic Centre. $90-$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 KammarensembleN Elite Swedish ensemble KammarensembleN performs on the opening weekend of the International Society For Contemporary World Music Days festival. Swedish conductor Ansgar Krook (1962-1992) founded this ensemble in 1984, with members who are section leaders in Swedish orchestras, soloists and eminent chamber musicians. Today, the group performs a repertoire of contemporary Scandinavian works - from chamber music to solo pieces and works for sinfonietta. It also plays pieces by one of the festival's signature composers, Tan Dun. Staffan Larson conducts. Tonight, 8pm-10pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, Central. Ticketing information: $60-$180 Urbtix. For inquiries: go to www.iscmhongkong.com Comedy British Comedy Irish comic Dara O'Briain, described by Time Out as 'unassuming, likeable and very, very funny', is joined by Ian Moore, an Englishman with 'a thinly veiled contempt for all forms of physical exertion and an open adoration of all things Mod'. Also performing is British comic Simon Evans who is known for his entertaining brand of observational humour. Tonight, 9pm. The Viceroy, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. $240 Cityline. For inquiries go to: www.punchlinecomedy.com That's Gonna Sting In The Morning Hong Kong-based stand-up comic Reuben M takes to the Fringe Club stage, warning the audience: 'If you love Oprah and Dr Phil, better stay away. If you're fed up with lad mags and Ally McGoddamBeal, this one's for you.' Tonight, 9pm. Fringe Theatre, Fringe Club. 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. $150 ($120) Ticketek. For inquiries tel: 2521 7251 This week's shows Wit The American Community Theatre performs Margaret Edson's Tony Award-winning play about Dr Vivian Bearing, who is afflicted with stage four ovarian cancer. Actress and director Jessica Lefkow takes the lead role (she has cut off more than a metre of her own hair to portray the effects of intensive chemotherapy). After the Hong Kong run - directed by Rick Joyce - the cast travels to Beijing and Hanoi to perform the play and conduct workshops with local drama groups. Thu-Sat and Oct 23-26, 7.45pm. Studio Theatre, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. $180 ($150) Ticketek. Inquiries: call 2521 7251 or go to www.act-hk.com 3 Means Fantasy A 'night of sex, lies and videotapes' from the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), Hong Kong's most cutting-edge modern dance troupe. Three choreographers present personal dance pieces: Ong Young Lock is inspired by Salvador Dali, and presents the art of acting as 'a window to the subconscious'; Abby Chan makes use of the fantastic carnival masks of New York visual artist Jordin Isip and wears a fibre-optic dress against a backdrop of neon lights; and Mui Cheuk-yin juxtaposes live performance with images filmed by hidden spy cameras and video installations by Japanese video artist Tadasu Takamine. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan. $100-$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 or the CCDC on 2326 8597 George Lam Pop star George Lam is playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from Thu-Sun. He is set to perform favourites such as Still Remember That Time, Who's The Most Beloved? and Middle Of The Water. $100-$400 Urbtix. Hong Kong Coliseum, Hunghom, Kowloon. Inquiries: call 'Ring the Phil' at 2312 6103 or go to www.hkpo.com Love In A Fallen City The 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is celebrated with a reworking of Eileen Chang's famous novel of the love affair between Fan Liuyuan and Bai Liusu. Love In A Fallen City is music theatre conceived by artistic director Frederic Mao and Edward Lam. Chung Chi-wing composes the songs and Yuri Ng choreographs one of the most anticipated shows of the New Vision Arts Festival. Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Thu-Oct 28, 7.30pm. Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $100-$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900 or go to www.hkrep.com World Ballroom And Latin American Dance South African dancers Victor Da Silva and Claire Edwards, who won this year's 2002 British Invitation Exhibition Dance Championships, are joined by Italian duo Benedetto Ferruggia and Yana Pokrovskaya, Lithuania's Arunas Bizokas and Edita Daniute and the Argentinian tango stars Pablo Inza and Veronica Alvarenga. Andrei Philip and Katarzyna Kozak from America also dance. After the show, audience members get the chance to sashay on stage in the Down Memory Lane Twist Dance. Sat-Sun, 7.30pm. Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Wan Chai. $100-$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Urbtix: 2734 9009 Urbtix/CityLines credit- card booking: 2111 5999 Fringe: 2521 7251 CityLine: 2317 6666 TicketNet: 2312 9998 Ticketek: 3128 8288 For a complete listings service visit totallyhk.scmp.com.