Exhibitions A Touch of Love Europeans Lorenzo Quinn and Jennine Parker's contemporary sculptures inspired by everyday experiences and natural erosion respectively. Today, 10am-9pm, Gallery of Modern Art, Shop L115-116, New World Centre, 18-24 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2711 1199. Ends today Oceanica Semantica Australian-born painter-musician Blair McNamara draws inspiration from ocean waves. Today, 11am-7pm, State of the Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends today Showcase 82 Republic! Joint exhibition of contemporary works by young Chinese artists including Chan Yu, Wan Yang and Zhou Siwei explore social issues through paintings and sculptures. By appointment only, 82 Republic, 2a Peel St, SoHo; Today, 10.30am-7pm, Connoisseur Contemporary, G4 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3521 0300. Ends today Fragrance Navigator Alannala Lau's (aka Alan Lau Wai-lun) paintings of chrysanthemums inspired by a poem about flowers. YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Oct 21 New Ink Art An overview of the development of ink painting in Hong Kong through works by artists such as Lui Shoukwan and Luis Chan. Daily, 10am-6pm, Sat until 8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Oct 26 Celebration 60 Works in various media by British-trained local artists (Rachel Cheung, Kenji Ko, Lam Tung-pang, Lo Kai-yin, Lukas Tam and Stella Tung) commemorate the British Council's 60 years in Hong Kong. Mon-Fri, 9am-8.30pm (Sat until 6pm), 1-3/F British Council HK, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2913 5100. Ends Oct 31 October Contemporary Eight local arts spaces and institutions present a month-long platform for contemporary visual arts and artists that includes exhibitions (at various venues), talks and workshops. Opening party today, 8pm, HK Museum of Art (Piazza), 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: www.oc.org.hk or firstname.lastname@example.org Performing Arts Dirty Blonde Perilous Mouths Entertainment's musical comedy about Mae West focuses on the nature of stardom. In English. Today, Thu-Sat, 7.30pm, tomorrow, 7.15pm, 9.15pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$250, HK$200 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 The Multi-Coloured World of Music Geoffrey Weaver conducts the Pro-Musica Society of HK's Chorus while accompanists Suzanna Ho, Ivan Au and Stephen Kwok perform operatic, choral and gospel selections as well as Haydn's Nelson Mass. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9274 5362 Queen of Harps Jean Thorel conducts the City Chamber Orchestra of HK in works by Handel, Boieldieu, Tomasi, Debussy and Delibes. Welsh harpist Catrin Finch performs. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2154 Love on Sale City Contemporary Dance Company presents a murder mystery about people who sell their bodies. Yuri Ng choreographs. Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803 In the Memory of Tang Pik-wan Spring-time Stage Productions' dramatisation of the life of the 1960s Cantonese Opera diva. Lee Fung stars. In Cantonese. Today-tomorrow, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2793 1123 Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf - The Film Yip Wing-sie leads the HK Sinfonietta for Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Peter and the Wolf (with film projection) and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor on alternate days. Pianist Chang Tao performs tomorrow, Fri; violinist Yang Tian-wa is the featured artist on Thu, Sat. All concerts 8pm. Wed-Thu, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; Oct 3-4, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336 Air Justin 08 Live Chinese-American Canto-pop singer Justin Lo in concert. Tomorrow-Oct 7, 8.15pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2996 3998 Bitter Sweet Louise Lee Sze-Ki stars in this biographical drama as Hong Kong's Queen of Cakes, Maria Lee Tseng Chiu-kwan, whose positive attitude facing the closure of her bakery chain in 1998 won her applause. Chan Chu-hei directs. In Cantonese. Thu-Oct 5, Oct 7-Oct 8, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$390 Urbtix. Proceeds go to the Organisation for Oncology and Translational Research. Inquiries: 3172 1780 Dying Young Spring-time Stage Productions' musical with 40 hits by the Canto-pop singers Danny Chan Pak-keung and Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing. In Cantonese. Thu, 8.15pm, Sat-Oct 5, 4pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$290 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2793 1123 The Exquisite Charm of Peking Opera and Kungqu Opera Jingkun Theatre and the Youth Peking and Kunqu Opera Troupe of Shanghai perform operas and opera excerpts. With Chinese and English surtitles. Fri-Oct 5, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 Trey Lee + HKPO The cellist joins the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Britten, Tchaikovsky, Chou Wen-chung and Elgar. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Beauty and the Beast The HK Theatre of the Deaf performs the fairy tale romance using sign and body languages. With minimal Cantonese dialogue. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sat also 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 2-3/F Ngau Chi Wan Municipal Services Building, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$90, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2286 2504 The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare 4 All's adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedy about a nobleman who works to tame his intelligent but bad-tempered wife. Performed by primary and junior secondary school students. In simplified English with Chinese summary. Fri-Oct 5, 8pm, also Sat-Oct 5, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$50-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2520 1716 A Mui Live Third run of Spring-Time Stage Productions' musical story of the late Canto-pop singer Anita Mui. Alice Lau Ngar-lai stars. In Cantonese. Fri-Oct 5, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$190-HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2793 1123 There's Been Growling at the Sloop's Agnes Seelinger-Lahirle stars in this comedy about a couple's unhappy marriage. In French with English subtitles. Fri-Sat 8.30pm, French International School, 34 Price Rd, Jardine's Lookout, HK$180 (advance), HK$200 (door). Inquiries: 2812 7029 Extra-curricular Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Cantonese- (Mondays) and English-language (today) sessions, free to perform five to seven minutes, HK$50 to watch, 8pm. TakeOut Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436 Endangered and Abused - Time Running out for Bears in China Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson talks about life for black bears in China and the efforts being made to save them. In English. Today, 1.15pm (arrival, 12.30pm; lunch, 12:45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members), booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511 English Play-Reading Mike Ingham leads an activity geared towards encouraging fluency and good diction in English. Today, 7pm-9pm, The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of HK, Rm 603, 3 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, HK$75-HK$90, Inquiries: 2186-8449 (mornings only). Cinema Spanish Film Festival Featuring five feature films released in Spain between 1997 and 2004, including the following film. Today-Oct 5, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2585 4481 Secrets of the Heart Montxo Armendariz's drama about a nine-year-old boy who journeys into the unknown in his quest to unlock family secrets. In Spanish with English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.