Exhibitions The Past and Present of Hong Kong Ng Chee-lun's watercolours review historical events throughout the past 50 years. Today, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F Cityplaza Three, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends today Paintings by Lam Tung-pang and Xue Jun Lam combines materials such as nails, sand and plywood in his oils, acrylics, charcoals and sketches; Xue's oils portray architectural sites in cellular patterns. Today-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart T Z Gallery, 202 Henley Bldg, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Sat Money and the Gum Sydney-based James Gordon's watercolours of banknotes, gum leaves, oysters and roses, and paper sculptures of hands and insects. Today-Sat, by appointment, Cat Street Gallery, 14/F Cat Street Galleries Bldg, 38 Lok Ku Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2544 6223. Ends Sat In Midair Installation, new media, audio and video works explore sound in various venues, including Felix Hess' It's in the Air (cracklers), an installation of electronic machines that make patterns of crackling sounds generated by the sounds of the environment. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm, Red House, G/F, 2f-g, Lung Tsai Tsuen, Cheung Chau. Inquiries: 9040 3877. Ends Jul 15 Mirror of the Mind Weng Jijun's new series of lacquer on canvas. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Gallery on Old Bailey, G/F and B/F, 17 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 7122. Ends Jul 15 Castles in the Sky Nursery school children from the Hong Kong Christian Service express their love for Hong Kong and views on urban renewal in painting, drawing and photography. Opening reception today, 4pm, Osage Atelier Kwun Tong, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Bldg, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm; Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Bldg, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: Ends Sep 9 Performing Arts Secret Bridesmaids' Business HK Players present Elizabeth Coleman's comedy about two bridesmaids who face the dilemma on the eve of their friend's wedding of whether to tell the bride about the groom's affair. Today-Sat, 7.45pm, McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$180 (concessions). Inquiries: 2734 9009 A Broad's Eye View Features two comedic monologues and one duologue that explore women's roles and relationships. Today, Sat, 9pm, Le Rideau Theatre Cafe, 1/F Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$120, HK$320 (includes dinner at 7.30pm). Inquiries: 2850 8833 International Arts Carnival The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents the annual festival featuring activities for children and families, including the following two events. Today-Aug 12, various venues. Inquiries: 2370 1044 or www.hkiac.gov.hk Swan Lake Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China perform the Russian ballet. Today-Sat, 7.30pm, Sun, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044 Symphonic Trilogy - Vermont Youth Orchestra The orchestra joins the HK Youth Chinese Orchestra and violist Philip Ying to play Bloch's suite, Tchaikovsky's symphony and Chinese folk melodies. Fri, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$40, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2596 0898 The Vagina Monologues Adaptation of Eve Ensler's play about women discussing their vaginas. In Cantonese. Stars Perry Chiu Woon, Lo Koon-lan and Crystal Kwok Kam-yan. Today-Sun, 8pm (Sat-Sun also at 4pm), HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123 Dying Young A musical based on 40 hits by the late Canto-pop singers Danny Chan Pak-keung and Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing. In Cantonese. Today-Jul 12 (except Jul 9), 7.30pm (Sat-Sun also at 3pm), Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123 Joshua Bell plays Tchaikovsky Andrey Boreyko conducts the American violinist and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's concerto, Prokofiev's symphony and Vasks' Musica dolorosa. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Pre-concert talks by academic Benedict Cruft (in English), Fri, 7.15pm, and by HK Philharmonic Orchestra's Leung Kin-fung (in Cantonese), Sat, 7.15pm. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Popcorn Comedy-drama about a horror movie filmmaker who is hijacked by two killers on his Oscar-winning night. In Cantonese. Stars Simon Lo Man-kit and Jo Ngai Yee-shan. In Cantonese. Fri (charity gala opening), 8pm, HK$380 Urbtix; Sat-Sun, 3pm, 8pm, Jul 10-12, 8pm, HK$230 Urbtix. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 9735 0233 Symphonic Trilogy - The Youth Orchestra of Chinese Youth Corps of New York Jeffrey Liang and Tsui Lok-ming conduct the orchestra and the Hong Kong Youth Strings in symphonies by Brahms and Bach, Liu Hsueyan's When Will You Come Back Again and musical excerpts. Fri, 8pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$20, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2596 0898 Extra-curricular Socially Yours - Alternative Design Networking Seminar Local and international designers, artists, architects and researchers discuss how design can benefit community development and encourage public engagement. In English with Cantonese translation. Today, 7pm-10pm, Tomorrow, 2pm-5pm, Fri, 7pm-10pm, Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, free, registration required. Inquiries: 9628 4114 or www.hkcmp.org/socially_yours Anthropological Talk Titled 'Village Guards: Local Police and Protection in the New Territories, 1898-1978' by Harvard University's James Watson. In English. Tomorrow, 7pm, Lecture Theatre, HK Museum of History, G/F, 100 Chatham Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 6010 0364 The Ex-Factor American Community Theatre organises an open mic night for singing, poetry, theatre and dance performances of 10 minutes each, based on the theme 'lost love'. Fri, 8pm, Le Rideau, 1/F Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Rd, HK$100 to watch, free for performers to enrol at firstname.lastname@example.org . Inquiries: 2850 8833 Cinema Sorceress of The New Piano - The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan Evans Chan Yiu-shing traces the history of 20th-century keyboard music by focusing on the Singaporean pianist Margaret Leng Tan. In English with Chinese subtitles. Tomorrow, Jun 20, 8pm, Sun, Jun 14, 22, 4pm (post-screening discussion with the director, Sun), Agnes b. Cinema, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200 Rouge The spirit of a 1930s courtesan (Anita Mui Yim-fong) returns to Earth 50 years after her death, to look for her lover (Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing) who did not commit suicide with her as promised. Directed by Stanley Kwan Kam-pang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Fri, 7pm. Post-screening discussion with film critic Fung Ka-ming.