Culture Fou Ts'ong Trilogy One of the greatest Chinese pianists of the 20th century, Fou Ts'ong performs a trilogy of concerts in Hong Kong. The first recital, Alone With Chopin, is presented tonight at the Cultural Centre. On Nov 17, the pianist performs with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta at City Hall for Centuries Of Excellence, a concert that includes a world premiere of Victor Chan's Hymn For Tomorrow, and pieces by Copland, Mozart and Schumann. On Nov 22, he plays with the sinfonietta again in Nothing But Mozart at Sha Tin Town Hall. Tonight, $180-$480. Nov 17, $120-$320. Nov 22, $100-$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336 or visit www.hksinfonietta.org The Eighth Annual Artists Abroad Exhibition Founded in 1996, Artists Abroad meets weekly to work together and discuss artistic themes. It holds an annual exhibition - and this year's show is a mix of western and Chinese styles. Open daily 9am-8pm. 7/F City Hall High Block, Central. Inquiries: 2592 9195 or 2546 2767. Ends Fri Potpourri This is an exhibition of painting and pottery by members of the Hong Kong Vocational Centre. The charity is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities, and has organised for the group to attend pottery classes in Wan Chai every week. These pottery works are the result, matched by paintings also created during the course. Noon-midnight, The Economist Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Tel: 2521 7251. More info: www.hkvc.org.hk . Ends today Music Piano Tango With James Peace Hong Kong's first tango concert for the solo piano is presented by TangoTang, the non-profit Hong Kong Tango Club. The event features Scottish pianist and composer James Peace, whose Tangos Op26 was a winner at the European International Competition for Composers. He plays his own works as well as pieces by tango greats Ernesto Nazareth and Isaac Albeniz. Tonight, 8pm. The Hong Kong Children's Choir Recital Room, 7/F, SUP Tower, 75-83 King's Road, North Point. $90-$110. Reservations and inquiries: 8209 0520 or visit www.tangotang.com Music For Life The Hard Rock Cafe features Hong Kong bands for the next month and donates proceeds to a different local charity each week. Tonight, local band Black Wine play heavy rock with fellow rockers, AZ Band. The Kelly Support Group benefits from the $100 door charge (which includes two free drinks.) Future gigs include ex-Beyond star Yip Sai-wing on Nov 13 and Jun Kung on Nov 30. Tonight, 10pm. Hard Rock Cafe, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Inquiries: 2375 1323 Lunchtime Concert The Bel Canto Music Society was formed in 1997 by a group of music students and is now 60-strong. The society performs this afternoon in St John's Cathedral. Today, 1.15pm-1.45pm. St John's Cathedral, Central. Inquiries: 2526 5355 Cream Clubbing Capitals Tour Cream, the legendary club from Liverpool, visits Hong Kong Saturday as a part of the worldwide celebrations of its 10th anniversary. The 'Cream Clubbing Capitals Tour' is whipping through 10 of the clubbing capitals of the world with DJ Seb Fontaine, known for his BBC Radio 1 show in Britain and the Prototype Mix CDs of progressive house. Joining him are a cast of local DJs. Sat, 10pm-6am. Club Ing, 4/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. $260 in advance from HMV. $320 on the door. Inquiries: 6235 2804. More information: www.hkclubbing.com or www.cream.co.uk/creamx10/ Extra-curricular Design In Publishing The Women In Publishing Society (WIPS) presents a talk on the nature of design in the world of publishing. Speakers include Lilian Tang, founder of LTD, a Hong Kong-based graphic-design firm specialising in corporate communications - and Ruth Du Cann, the creative director of Elle Magazine in Hong Kong and China. Today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Hughes Room, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. $60 WIPS members, $100 for the public. Registration: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . More information: www.hkwips.org Is Democracy An Illusion? The Kowloon branch of the Hong Kong Philosophy Cafe meets tomorrow to discuss the subject of democracy. Rose Allender gives an introductory talk. The talk is free, but you will need to pay for food and drinks. 7.30pm-10pm, Museum Cafe, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Inquiries: e-mail email@example.com In The War Zone This weekend, the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre and Graduates Association presents a film screening and book launch. From Ground Zero To Ground Zero is a documentary film by Emmy Award-winning American film-maker Jon Alpert. It follows the story of Masuda Sultan, an Afghan woman raised in New York who travels from the rubble of lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attack, to her family's village. She finds a small Afghan farming community of Chowkar-Karez, where 19 members of her family have been killed during American bombing raids. Following this is the launch of Susanna Cheung's Reporting Chaos: A Journalist's Eye Witness Account From The World's War Zones. Cheung has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, East Timor, Cambodia, the Balkans, Tibet and Indonesia for Chinese-language papers in the region, the BBC World Service and Reporters Without Borders. Saturday, 3pm-5pm. MSC Town Centre, Room 1501, 15/F, Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. Reservations: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 2858 8736. Admission is free 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.