Culture The Traditional Art Of Puppetry The Yangzhou Puppet Theatre of China stages a show that mixes spectacular puppets with acrobatics by actors. The programme includes a lion dance, The Crane And The Tortoise and The Lady In The Moon. Today, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre; Tomorrow, Tuen Mun Town Hall; Sun, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. All shows start at 7.30pm. $100-$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Men And Dogs The Chung Ying Theatre Company puts its acting abilities to the test with a performance that follows the lives of a group of dogs. The story follows Piggy (played by William So), an abandoned dog who befriends a group of strays. In Cantonese. Tonight, 8pm; tomorrow, 3pm and 8pm; Sun, 3pm. City Hall Theatre, Central. $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2921 2840 Yanbian Song And Dance Troupe The award-winning Yanbian Song And Dance Troupe hails from the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. It performs a series of group dances, with different programmes each night. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm. Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $80-$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009 Choral Concert by Central Opera Theatre One of the largest opera theatres in China performs excerpts and folk songs, featuring conductor Chen Xieyang, soloists, a 63-member chorus and a 60-piece orchestra. Tomorrow, they play a programme of Strauss, Verdi, Bizet, Tian Feng, Weber, Denza and Russian folk songs. Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $80-$220 Urbtix. On Sunday, they play Glinka, Nosova, Strauss, Tian Feng, Tosti, Rodygin, Cardillo and Sartori. Tuen Mun Town Hall. $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 Organ Recital By Jennifer Bates Award-winning British organist Jennifer Bates plays her own compositions: Variations On A Gregorian Theme and Toccata On A Theme Of Martin Shaw. The programme also includes works by Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Tournemire and Langlais. Jan 12, 8pm. Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $50-$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 HK Rep The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre performs at the Arts Centre for the first time, with an Internet-themed drama series consisting of two plays running on alternate nights. Written by Yu Rongjun and directed by Yin Zhusheng from Shanghai, www.com is an award-winning play about love lost and found in reality and cyberspace. Hong Kong's Rape Virus is a dark story of 'visual fantasy turning to real life crime'. In Cantonese with English surtitles. www.com: Jan 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25 and 27. Rape Virus: Jan 14, 15, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 28. $100-$170 Ticketek. Inquiries: call 3103 5900 or visit www.hkrep.com A Vast Land, A Diverse People The Hong Kong Dance Company presents a show inspired by nature, 'land in the mountains under blue skies and white clouds'. Jan 9-10, 7.30pm. Jan 11-12, 3pm. City Hall Theatre, Central. $80-$110 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1810 or visit www.hkdance.com Passionate Objects An exhibition of textile objects by fashion designers Miranda Tsui and Yeelin Yeung. Both designers share an interest in the cultural issues of design, in particular the meaning of 'Chineseness in fashion design'. The show is organised by Habitus Designed Space. The Economist Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Tel: 2521 7251 A Chrysanthemum Exhibition Anna Tong uses the art of paper to study a flower 'which has come to symbolise motherhood, homecoming and many other of life's milestones'. E & J Gallo Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Tel: 2521 7251. Ends Jan 13 Extra-curricular Teddy Bear 100th Birthday Festival It's the final day of this tribute to the teddy bear, with rides, games, teddy bear acrobatic shows and a teddy bear garden. The star of the show is the eight-metre-tall bear, which is vying for a place in the Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind. 10am-10pm. $28 admission. Hall 2B, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2892 8741. Ends today Hong Kong Ladies Challenge Monica Seles competes against five other world top 20 players for the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge 2003. Today-tomorrow $300. There is a buy two, get one free offer for singles days. Cityline Voice And Movement Workshops On Cheung Chau Local drama collective, Theatre Du Pif (which is renowned for its cross-cultural, bilingual productions, having been founded in Edinburgh before relocating to Hong Kong in 1995) holds four workshops every Sunday in January, on Cheung Chau. The workshops focus on improving awareness through simple movement exercises and exploring ways of creating resonant and vibrant sounds. 'After each workshop there will be time to explore the island, stroll along the beach, sit at a seafront cafe to discuss the work or simply catch the beautiful sunsets.' Starts Sun, 2pm-5pm. Cheung Chau Indoor Games Hall. $480 ($280 students). More info: 2904 2030 or visit http://home.netvigator.com/~thtdupif Night Scene The Sheung Wan Gala Point Do something out of the ordinary: the popular Dai-tat-dei (poor man's nightclub) of the 1960s and 70s re-opened in October in Sheung Wan. It is a night market with more than 200 booths selling knick-knacks, about 30 food stalls, and street theatre at the weekends. Mon-Fri 6pm-2am, Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-2am. Free admission. Sheung Wan MTR station exit D, head right along Connaught Road West then walk behind the bus terminus. DJ Alixir British acid house and techno DJ Alixir plays an eight-hour set tonight at the high-level bar, Level 27. Tonight, 10pm-6am. Level 27, 27/F, 97A Wellington Street, Central. More info: visit www.hkclubbing.com HKPO & Teresa Carpio - Diva! The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) teams with singer Teresa Carpio who is back in town for her first solo concerts in almost 20 years. The shows are proving popular, with only single seating left at $320 for performances tonight and tomorrow, 8pm. Sha Tin Town Hall. $320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009 Untie The Boat From The Ugly Wharf A show of movement, music and comedy. This collaboration between Arts With The Disabled Association Hong Kong and Australia's Theatre Of Silence tells the Hong Kong story of how a woman living in 'the hyper treadmill of this crazy town' manages to 'find her way back to a life of sanity'. Jan 8-10, 8pm; Jan 11, 3pm and 8pm, $100 ($80). Fringe Theatre, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Tel: 2521 7251 King's Harmonica Quintet 15th Anniversary Concert This stellar quintet made headlines in 1997 when it won first prize at the World Harmonica Championships in Germany. Ho Pak-cheong, Kenneth Chan Shu-keung, Lau Chun-bong, Rocky Lok Ying-kei and Johnny Kuan Man-hou perform a programme of Western and Chinese music, with guest soloists - guitarist Stephen Chau, choreographer and dancer Ong Yong Lock, sheng player Loo Sze-wang, pianist Nerrisa Yeung and fellow harmonica player Herman Ho Kwong-pui. Jan 13, 8pm. City Hall, Central. $80-$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 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.