EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE The Little Little Faust is a multimedia performance by experimental collective Zuni Icosahedron that is inspired by the German tale Faust, in which the genius Dr Faust trades his soul for all the pleasures in the world. The show is a combination of video, Chinese operatic movement and singing, contemporary dance and vocal showcases. In this performance, contemporary dance choreographer Makoto Matsushima from Japan teams up with Liu Lei, a teenage student at the Youth Sichuan Opera House, to explore the idea of desire. Kunqu Opera artist Ke Jun, a National Class One Performer from the mainland, pairs up with Li Hongliang, from the Jiangsu Kunqu Opera House, in this experiment to give classic Chinese opera a contemporary touch. Local artist Chan Ho-fung, who is also in local band Ga Yam Yan, will be the narrator of the show. The performance runs from tomorrow to Sunday at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm, in the Recital Hall of the Hong Kong City Hall in Central. Tickets cost $150 (with half price discounts for students) and are available at Urbtix on 2734 9009. ITALIAN LANDSCAPES Home-grown artist Marco Szeto is a true world traveller. He has left his footprints in more than 60 countries. But Italy is his favourite country among the various places he has visited. The exhibition Bella Italia features a collection of his oil paintings expressing his passion for the beautiful landscapes in Italy. Szeto studied painting with the late Lui Shou-kwan, a famous master of modern Chinese ink painting. Then he trained in traditional Western painting in Italy. Thus, he is able to combine the elements of Chinese and Western paintings into his own unique style. His works are on display until Friday at Tai Po Kau Interactive Nature Centre at 2 Hung Lam Drive in Tai Po. Admission is free from 10am to 6pm. Inquiries on 2657 6657.