NOSTALGIC FILMS Twelve classic local films from the 1970s will be showcased at the Time and Tide - Changes in Hong Kong Cinema in the 70s from today to August 27 at the Hong Kong Film Archive. Local films have undergone a radical change since the 1970s, an era characterised by sensation and comedy. The programme features blockbuster comedy The Private Eyes starring Sam Hui Koon-kit, Let's Rock featuring popular band The Wynners and Tsui Hark's television production The Gold Dagger Romance - a trendsetter in its time that blended suspense and melodrama with martial arts. An exhibition, international conference and seminars will also take place throughout the programme with the aim of offering audiences a better understanding of the time and tide of this critical decade. Tickets for each film are $30 (adults) and $15 (students) at Urbtix on 2734 9009. OIL PAINTINGS An exhibition at Bark Modern Art in Lan Kwai Fong called Shadowland showcases the most recent oil paintings of home-grown painter Clementine Chan. She portrays the loneliness of people through tiny and elongated figures or shadows set amid vast landscapes in pastel shades. Her oil paintings create a dream-like ambience complicated by a sense of sadness. The paintings are on display until August 1. Admission is free. Inquiries on 2537 7271. DRUMMING EXPERIENCE The Fringe Club's monthly Drum Jam session hosted by veteran percussionists will offer audiences an exotic aural treat on Wednesday. The interactive performance features various types of drumming styles. Those who don't want to simply sit back and listen are welcome to join in the jam. Free admission from 8pm to 10pm. For details call 2521 7251.