Culture Bill Bruford's Earthworks British drummer Bill Bruford was a pioneer of the 'Art Rock' movement in the late 1960s and early 70s, and formed the group Earthworks in 1986 as a return to his jazz roots. He performs this week with saxophonist Tim Garland, Steve Hamilton on keyboards and Mark Hodgson on double bass. Local guitar legend Eugene Pao is the special guest. Tonight, 8pm. Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $100-$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: visit www.newvisionartsfest.com.hk Theatre Ex Nihilo The International Christian School's Theatre Ex Nihilo presents two short plays: The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang and Bottom's Dream. Excerpts from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, both are comedies with plays-within-plays. Wed, 7.30pm. Drama Theatre, Academy For Performing Arts, Wan Chai. Ticketek. Inquiries: 2338 9606 Heavenly Creatures This is the first Hong Kong solo show by Shanghai-born artist Ann Yen, who has exhibited previously in New York, Singapore and Beijing. Yen creates near-abstract paintings of figures and scenery, executed with simple and lucid colours, lines and strokes. Open daily 10am-9pm. Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (Hong Kong Park), 7A Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels. Tel: 2521 3008 Beyond One of Hong Kong's most established colourists, Nancy Chu Woo, presents her latest series, Beyond. Having taught at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Woo represents a new breed of modernist artists in the SAR. Her lavishly colourful paintings on rice paper are collected around the world. 'Collectors are seeking depth of colour and feeling in their art as more and more time is spent in front of flat computer screens,' Chicago Gallery owner Peter Bartlow says. The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Ends Nov 15 The Red Twenty Years Following the retrospective exhibition of video artist May Fung's work in May this year, the Para/Site Art Space casts its eye back to the development of established local artists with this show of Yeung Sau-churk's works. The artist became well known locally in the 1980s with his radical images of sex and death. One of his most talked about pieces was the installation Man And Cage, which saw him trapped in a bamboo cage for 48 hours. Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2517 4620. Ends Nov 30 The Song Of The Earth Das Lied Von Der Erde (The Song Of The Earth) was written in 1907-09 by Gustav Mahler, after the German composer read translations of Tang-dynasty poems by Li Po, Meng Haoran and Wang Wei. The music premiered to high acclaim in 1911. The Hong Kong Dance Company adds a twist for the New Vision Arts Festival, by interpreting the symphony with a 'dance poem' featuring Chinese dance. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm. Sun, 3pm. Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre. $90-$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.newvisionartsfest.com Macau Macau Fringe Festival All sorts of events are happening in Macau this week. The Fringe Festival takes over the city - with its theme of turning the entire city into one big stage. Today you can see Macau's own arts group, Macau Common People, fill the ruins of Cheng Chou Monastery with an installation exhibition Life-size Palace. Today-Fri, 4pm-10pm. Throughout the week, groups from around the world are performing for free in the Largo do Senado square and other venues until Nov 17. For a programme schedule, visit www.macautourism.gov.mo . The Museum Of Macau The Museum of Macau has selected 76 works by 43 calligraphers and painters from the middle Qing period to the first half of the 20th century for its exhibition, Chinese Calligraphy And Paintings. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. $15 adults, $8 children under eight. 3/F, The Museum of Macau, 112 Praceta do Museu de Macao, Macau. Tel: (853) 357911 or visit www.macaumuseum.gov.mo . Ends today 49th Macau Grand Prix Qualifying rounds for the weekend's annual car and bike races are held on Macau's Guia street circuit run on Thu-Fri. Tickets for the qualifying days range from $20-$30 per day or $30-$50 for a two-day package. Race-day tickets cost $80-$400 and two-day passes are $120-$700. Ticket reservations and inquiries: 7171 7171; online reservations: www.macauticket.net Extra-curricular Chakra Festival The Chakra Festival continues with free talks to the public. Aromatherapist Debbie Mulkern discusses 'keynote essential oils' for the seven chakras. Tonight, 7pm-9pm. Tomorrow there is a talk entitled 'Toning From The Heart Chakra', with Orla Breeze - a night of sound therapy and 'group toning'. Insenses Gallery, Basement, 41 Staunton Street, Central. Tel: 2530 1029. Reservations: 9195 6848. For more information visit www.chakrasynergies.com The I-Ching Workshop The I-Ching or Book Of Changes is one of the oldest and most influential books of wisdom. For almost 3,000 years it has been held in high regard as a work of philosophy, an artistic achievement and, above all, an oracle. In a two-part workshop, Albert Cheung guides participants through the history and world of yin-yang, and how to use the text. Cantonese session Thu-Fri, 7.15pm. English session Nov 21-22, 7.15pm. The New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central. Inquiries: 2810 8694 Charity Film Screening An evening of fundraising for Nepal's Job Youth Opportunity Training Institute (JYOTI) Vocational Training Centre will be held at Chancery Lane Gallery tonight. Douglas Maclagan, founder of the Child Welfare Scheme, screens a short film about his work in Nepal with the JYOTI project, which offers help to disadvantaged youngsters. Tonight, 7pm. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Tel: 2810 0065 International Video Screening: Being Projected The Microwave International Media Arts Festival continues into the third of a four-day, video-art marathon. Today Being Sonic includes works from Britain, the United States, Bosnia, Austria and Greece. There are two screenings tomorrow - Being Managed at 7.15pm and Being Eccentric at 8.45pm. The screenings, organised by Videotage, take place at the Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Tsa Tsui. $30 Urbtix. For more information visit www.videotage.org.hk or call 2573 1869. 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.