Culture Love In A Fallen City The New Vision Arts Festival launches a month of spectacular theatre and musical performances from around the world. Opening the festival and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is this reworked version of Eileen Chang's famous novel of the love affair between Fan Liuyuan and Bai Liusu, Love In A Fallen City. Conceived by artistic director Fredric Mao and dance visionary Edward Lam, with songs by Chung Chi-wing and choreography by Yuri Ng, this is one of the most anticipated shows of the festival. Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Tonight-Oct 28, 7.30pm. Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $100-$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900 or visit www.hkrep.com ISCM Closing Concert For the closing concert of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days 2002, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra performs the works of signature composer Doming Lam. The Macau-born composer, who is now retired and resides in Canada, has been an influential force in the Asian music scene. For 30 years from 1964, Lam worked in Hong Kong as a composer, conductor, lecturer and journalist, promoting international music exchanges. His compositions fuse traditional Chinese music with avant-garde Western technique. Tonight, 8pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, Central. $60-$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: visit www.iscmhongkong.com Of Fire And Fireworks A collaboration between Theatre Ensemble and Prospects Theatre Company has resulted in an original tale about three Hong Kong people - 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 of the three districts come to life around them. Tonight-Sun, 8pm. $100-$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Tales From A Palace Works by one of the most highly acclaimed female painters from the mainland come to Hollywood Road's Connoisseur Art Gallery. Hanzhou-born Jia Juanli was offered a scholarship by the French government in 1996 to study at the Ecole d'Art d'Aix en Provence. Since she completed the course, she has lived and worked in Paris, painting works that reveal her upbringing in a prosperous Chinese family. She creates compelling images of elegant Qing women at court. Mon-Sat 10.30am-7pm, Sun noon-5pm. Connoisseur Art Gallery, Shop G3 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central. Tel: 2868 5358. Opens today. George Lam Pop star George Lam performs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra tonight. He is set to perform favourites such as Still Remember That Time, Who's The Most Beloved? and Middle Of The Water. Tonight-tomorrow, 8.15pm. $100-$400 Urbtix. Hong Kong Coliseum, Hunghom, Kowloon. Inquiries: call 'Ring the Phil' at 2312 6103 or visit www.hkpo.com Broadway Rhythm 2002 Hop on a ferry to Macau this weekend if you are a fan of Broadway musicals. Singers and dancers who usually populate Broadway stages are in Macau for a show featuring excerpts from Chicago, Cabaret, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Leader Of The Pack. Tomorrow-Sun, 8pm. Macau Cultural Centre. $100-$200, tickets available by calling Macau (853) 555 555 or Hong Kong (852) 7171 7171 or visit www.macauticket.net . Inquiries: (853) 335 141 or visit www.icm.gov.mo/fimm/ Festivals In & Green Inventions Fair More than 40 Hong Kong and Chinese inventors are showcasing their latest creations at the Integer Hong Kong Pavilion. The event has been organised by Hong Kong Inventors' Association (HKIA). The theme is 'green', with inventions aiming to promote a healthier living environment in Hong Kong. Admission today and over the weekend is free, during the week tickets for the fair will be available at the Integer Pavilion counter, $10 ($5). Today-Wed, 9am-7pm. Tamar Site, Central. Inquiries: 2596 9404. Max! 2002 For the fifth consecutive year, the Max! festival showcases the hottest films from three German-speaking countries - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Tonight, two Swiss films are screened. At 7.30pm, Happiness Is A Warm Gun tells the tale of Petra, a 1980s peace activist who is shot by her lover and political ally and enters an eery state of purgatory. At 9.30pm, Secret Love follows the story of a deaf nun who falls in love with a man with a shadowy past. Highlights this weekend include, tomorrow at 8.30pm, edgy, German film The Experiment, which explores the story of a group of men who sign themselves up for a 14-day, prison-simulation study during which they are denied the most basic human rights. On Sunday at 6.30pm, it's the German family classic Kiss Me Frog. Films screen at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. $50 Ticketek. The festival runs until Oct 28. For more info: www.goethe.de/max2002 Guinness Oyster Festival Slippery shellfish are available as the perfect accompaniment for pints of Guinness at both branches of the popular Irish pub Delaney's. The pubs celebrate a two-week Guinness Oyster Festival with fresh loads flown in from the Irish coast three times a week. John Stewart shucks the oysters from 6pm every night. Half a dozen oysters with a half-pint of Guinness costs $108. Delaney's Kowloon, Basement, Mary Building, 71-77 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2301 3980. Delaney's Wan Chai, G/F One Capital Place, 18 Luard Road, Wan Chai. Tel: 2804 2880 Tomato Festival Harbourside at the Inter-Continental hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui from today holds a three-day tomato festival, featuring more than 14 varieties of the fruit from the Kendall Jackson Culinary Garden in the Sonoma Valley, California. The hotel's executive chef, Patrick Duff, and the Kendall Jackson Wine Estate's executive chef, Randy Lewis, will feature the tomatoes at a dinner buffet that includes dishes such as shiso-lemon-infused tomato water with seafood salad, and green tomato pie and game hen stuffed with panzanella. The buffet costs $335 (half price for children under 12) and includes one glass of Kendall Jackson wine. A special selection of Kendall Jackson wines will also be sold by the glass or bottle. Reservations on 2721 1211. 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.