satisfy all the senses Sight Today is the last day of Book Festival 04, an outdoor book festival that features more than 10 high-profile exhibitions and art events. The space outside the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the footbridge over Harbour Road and the nearby garden will become a reading and exhibition area. Programmes and performances will be held from 10am to 8pm. For more information, visit www.bookfestival.com.hk . Sound Arcadi Volodos, hailed as 'a genius of the piano', will perform on November 29 at 8pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The programme for this piano recital, which is part of the Encore Series, includes works by Beethoven, Scriabin and Liszt. Volodos regularly plays at Carnegie Hall New York, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Salzburg Festival. Call 2734 9009 for reservations. Taste There is nothing as sweet as sharing a dish of roasted pears with your beloved during chilly winter. Peel and slice the pears in half, then remove the cores. Drizzle olive oil over the halves and roast them in a moderately-heated oven for at least half an hour until they become tender. Don't forget to turn the pears occasionally. Pour maple syrup over the pears or top them off with a scoop of ice cream or yoghurt. Touch Today is the fifth annual Lamma Fun Day. Activities such as face painting, kids' games, live bands, drumming, and an Australian Bush Dance performance will take place on Cable Road & Power Station Beach (Tai Wan To) from 10am to 10pm on the island to help raise money for children in Nepal. All proceeds will go to the Child Welfare Scheme. Visit www.lammafunday.com for more information. Smell For those wanting to get rid of their caffeine addiction, herbal tea may be a good choice. Aveda's comforting tea is a caffeine-free blend of peppermint leaf, liquorice root and other pure plant essences. The non-sweetened tea has calming effects, which can refresh the senses. It is available at most Aveda counters at $160. 6th Sense Raymond and Daniela Prohs present the teachings of Sri Kaleshwar - one of India's most highly regarded living saints - during a free lecture on Friday from 7 to 9pm at Yoga-Fitness. Sri Kaleshwar says the time has come for humans to receive enlightenment and connect to the Divine Mother in physical form. Contact Yvonne on 2851-8353 or visit www.kaleshwar.org for more information.