Exhibitions Niubi New Kids Mixed-media group exhibition featuring works by Chinese artists Chen Fei, Chen Ke, Feng Wei, Zhang Yexing, Zhao Yiqian and Zhou Jinhua that explore what it means to be from China's 'Me' generation. Today, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Main Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends today Two Million Miles Andrew MacPherson's limited-edition photographs of celebrities including Muhammad Ali, George Clooney and Johnny Depp. Today, 11am-7pm, Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends today Tangles and Ties Shanghai-born Mimi Chen Ting's paintings act as her roadmaps for her experiences and dreams. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Galery, 35-39 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Oct 25 Hong Kong Needs 'Hijacking' Group exhibition featuring mixed-media works by 19 young artists seeking to encourage greater non-conformity in Hong Kong, particularly with regards to the use of space. An October Contemporary exhibition. Daily, 10am-8pm, White Tube, 10/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9236 8776 or email@example.com . Ends Oct 29 Emotions Works in different media by DIY magazine ReadyMade and artists Chao Liang, Megan Whitmarsh, Naho Ogawa and Nakako Hayashi. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes b.'s Librairie Galerie, 1/F, 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends Nov 1 The Exotic Spirit Features about 40 paintings of natural scenery by Chiu Sai-kwong, a student of Lingnan School artist Chao Shao-an. Daily, 10am-6pm (Sun and public holidays until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Nov 17 (Apr 27-Nov 17) China's 1911 Revolution Francis Stafford's photos capture China's late Qing and early Republican periods. Daily, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, Sun until 7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Central, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 3580 6780. Ends Nov 19 Yoshitaka Amano The Final Fantasy video game series' character designer showcases paintings of fantastical creatures and warriors. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, or by appointment, Art Statements Gallery, 5 Mee Lun St, Central.Inquiries: 2122 9657. Ends Nov 20 Alchemy in Blue The Yip Collection presents ancient Chinese Jun ware ceramics. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5512. Ends Nov 30 Building Together Photographs, artefacts and building models provide visual evidence of 160 years of shared perspectives of Hong Kong and France. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and most public holidays), 10am-7pm, HK Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, TST. Inquiries: 2208 4400. Ends Jan 1, 2009 Performing Arts An Evening of Song Cycles Recital by tenor Sam Kan featuring songs by Strauss, Ravel, Quilter, Schubert, Barber and Poulenc. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, HK$80-HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9200 2008 The Second HK International Piano Competition Twenty-one international pianists compete. Vladimir Ashkenazy chairs the judging panel. Round 3 (semi-finals): tomorrow-Wed, 7pm-9.45pm, HK$150 (day pass), HK$250 (round 3 pass); round 4 (finals) Thu-Sat, 7pm-10pm Sat, 10pm onwards, jury deliberation and contest winners announcement), HK$200 (day pass), HK$450 (round 4 pass); prize-giving ceremony and winners' gala performance, Oct 19, 6.30pm, HK$250. Members of the jury gala performance with the Endellion Quartet, Oct 20, 6.30pm, HK$250; Oct 21, members of the jury gala performance with the City Chamber Orchestra of HK, Oct 21, 6.30pm, HK$250, All tickets from Urbtix. HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 9027 1429/9789 0223 Black Cellists Richard Bamping, Artem Konstantinov, Tim Frank and Ron Wilson and double bassist George Lomdaridze in concert.Tomorrow, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, HK$120-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2728 7906 My Grandmother's Funeral (Halloween version) The Princess' Black Box drama in which Wong Wing-Sze explores the mystery of life and death. In Cantonese. Tomorrow-Sat , Oct 21-25, 8pm, also Oct 25, 2.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 Old Times Twice as Good Productions and Sometimes Y Theatre stages Harold Pinter's comic play. Robert Tsonos directs. In English. Wed-Oct 19, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2111 5999 The 39 Steps Patrick Barlow's stage adaptation of John Buchan's whodunit. In English. Oct 21-25, 8pm, Oct 19, Oct 26, 7pm, also Sat-Oct 19, Oct 25-26, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$295-HK$545 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299 John Creighton Murray The violinist performs with accompaniment from pianist Maria Lee. Wed, 8.30pm (meet the artist, 7pm; dinner, 7.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$280, includes dinner, reservations required. Inquiries: 2521 1511 Shen Wenyu and HK Children's Symphony Orchestra The pianist and the youth ensemble play Rachmaninov's Piano Sonata No 2, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 Emperor and four Chinese musical works. Proceeds go to HK University's Faculty of Dentistry. Thu, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9679 6066 Dance Forest 2008 - Window of Chances Dancing Andy Creative Workshop's ongoing project about love, the past and loss. Featuring Andy Wong and Taiju Matsumoto. In Cantonese and English. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$140 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 Second Annual HK International Comedy Festival 2008 People's Liberation Improv Troupe. Thu, 8pm, HK$150. American Tom Cotter performs. In English. Thu-Sat, 10pm, HK$200. HK International Comedy Competition: Chinese-language contest: Fri, HK$150; English-language finals: Sat, 8pm, HK$200. All events at TakeOut Comedy Club, Basement, 34 Elgin St, Central. Inquiries: 6220 4436 or hkcomedyfestival.com Loveliness of Twinge Trinity Theatre's dramatic adaptation of female cartoonist Montagut.C's work about a 22-year-old woman who begins writing a diary after she's diagnosed with cancer and learns to cherish every moment in life. In Cantonese. Thu-Oct 19, 8pm, also Sat-Oct 19, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, HK$110, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968 The Last Bet of My Dead Aunt Chung Ying Theatre's comedy about a man who is heavily in debt searching for his deceased aunt's winning lottery ticket. In Cantonese. Fri-Sat, Oct 21-25, 7.30pm, also Sat-Oct 19, Oct 25, 2.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$110-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 6628 Pippin Baz&Maz Productions' outdoor stage version of the musical about King Charlemagne's son. Marion McDonald directs. In English. Fri-Oct 19, 7.45pm, Lok Hing Lane Amphitheatre, Lan Kwai Fong, HK$190 (from Cafe O). Inquiries: 9865 7851 or www.bazandmaz.com Women Perform Performance art examination of issues of gender, identity and performance. Sat, Loft Stage - ICU Studios 4 and 5, Flat D, 8/F Wah Mow Factory Building, 202-204 Choi Hung Rd, San Po Kong, HK$60, HK$45 (Centre for Community Cultural Development members); Oct 19, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, free. Both performances, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Inquiries: 9747 8878 Disney's Beauty and the Beast The HK Singers' production of the animated musical. In English. Sat-Oct 22, 7.30pm, also Sat-Oct 19, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2537 4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Orchestra's Holiday The HK Symphony Orchestra plays works for 14 different instruments including the bassoon (Bizet's Les Dragons d'Alcala from Carmen Suite No 1), tuba (Haddad's The Tuba Allegro) and double bass (Saint-Saen's The Dancing Elephant from The Carnival of the Animals). Ambrose Law conducts. Sat, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$60-HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 Madchenchor Hannover The German youth choir sings music ranging from works by Holst and Rossini to Abba and Wan Ying, Fang Zhong and Di Ling. Gudrun Schrofel conducts. Sat, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; Oct 19, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 Snoopy!!! The Yip's Children's Musical Theatre show about the Peanuts gang. Sincere Yip directs. Dialogue in Cantonese and English. Sat, 8pm, Oct 19, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2317 0681 The Magic Raiders' Astounding Party Magicians' Association of HK presents magic demonstrations. Sat, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui; Oct 26, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$80, HK$110; Nov 7, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$90, HK$120 Urbtix. All shows at 8pm. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Extra-curricular Volunteers Sought People (age 15 or above) wanted to help run art stalls at Arts In The Park, Nov 8, 9.15am-6pm (9.15am-10am, training session; 10am-6pm, event proper), Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. Recruitment period ends Oct 20. Inquiries: 2877 2779 Does America Really Have a Trade Deficit? Former ABN-AMRO chief economist Enzio von Pfeil provides reasons why he thinks the US actually has a huge trade surplus. In English.Today, 1.10pm (reception, 12.30pm; lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members), lunch included, registration required. Inquiries: 2521 1511 The Artist's Studio: Pakistan Artist Rashid Rana talks about his creations and his country's art. An October Contemporary event. In English. Tomorrow, 6.30pm-8pm, Bloomberg Auditorium, Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen's Rd Central, Central, registration required, free. Inquiries: 2815 1112 Cinema HK Asian Film Festival Feature films and shorts, including the following two films. Ends Oct 26. Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60. Inquiries: 2388 0002. Palace IFC, Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75. Inquiries: 2388 6268. AMC Festival Walk, Level UG, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong, HK$65. Inquiries: 2265 8933 Sweet Rain Kakei Masaya's film version of Kotaro Isaka's novel. In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 9.40pm, AMC Festival Walk. Tactical Unit - The Code Law Wing-cheong's sequel to Johnnie To's PTU. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 9.40pm, Palace IFC; Oct 19, 7.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.