Exhibitions Fragrance Navigator Alannala Lau's (aka Alan Lau Wai-lun) paintings of chrysanthemums inspired by a poem about flowers. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Oct 21 Prevation Wing Shya's photographic series inspired by the work of Japanese manga artist Tetsuya Tanaka. Tue-Fri, 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-8pm, Sat, 11am-6pm (also by appointment), Ooi Botos Gallery, 5 Gresson St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2527 9733. Ends Oct 25 A Recollection of Time Photographs, digital art and other images provide a collective memory of life in communities near Shek Kip Mei. Daily, 10am-8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 2319 2512. Ends Oct 31 Site:Seeing Hongkonger Kingsley Ng and Singaporean Zulkifle Mahmod's media art projects examine the relationship between urban public spaces and their users. An October Contemporary exhibition. Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Nov 16 Joseph Hoflehner Asia The Austrian photographer's images of China, Vietnam and Japan. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Tao Evolution, G/F, 58b Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1223 The Children's Paradise A look at the illustrations of Lo Koon-chiu through the children's comic book launched in the 1950s. 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 Mar 2 Performing Arts The Second HK International Piano Competition Twenty-one pianists, including musicians from Italy, Germany, the US, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea, compete in the contest. Vladimir Ashkenazy chairs the judging panel. Round 3 (semi-finals): today, 7pm-9.45pm, HK$150 (day pass; round 4 (finals). Tomorrow-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. All tickets from Urbtix. HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 9027 1429/9789 0223/9101 7353 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. Today-Sat, Oct 21-Oct 25, 8pm, also Oct 25, 2.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 The 39 Steps Patrick Barlow's stage adaptation of John Buchan's whodunit about a man whose boring life becomes more exciting after he meets a foreign woman who tells him she is a spy. In English. Today-Sat 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. Today, 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. Tomorrow, 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. Tomorrow-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 perform. In English. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK$150. American Tom Cotter performs. In English. Tomorrow-Sat, 10pm, HK$200. HK International Comedy Competition: Chinese contest: Fri, HK$150; English 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 life. In Cantonese. Tomorrow-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 Broadway musical about King Charlemagne's son and heir. 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 about the unlikely love that develops between a beautiful girl and an ugly fellow. 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 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, 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 presents the musical about the Peanuts gang. Sincere Yip directs. Dialogue in Cantonese and English; singing in 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 Audition Call The Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition 2008 is currently accepting applications from local amateur bands. Interested parties should submit original songs in CD format and download an entry form from www.tomleemusic.com by Oct 28. Inquiries: 2737 7603 Solo to Both Poles Explorer Rosie Stancer talks about the expedition that made her the first woman to walk solo to the North and South poles. In English. Tomorrow, 7.30pm (reception, 6.30pm), LRC Club, 10 Old Peak Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$150, HK$100 (members). Inquiries: 2583 9700 Cinema HK Asian Film Festival Feature films and short film programmes, including the following three productions. 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 Parking Chung Mong-hong's comedy about a man whose search for a double-parked car's owner leads to surreal encounters. Chang Chen stars. In Putonghua and Cantonese with English subtitles. Today, 7.40pm, Broadway Cinematheque; Oct 25, 1.45pm, Palace IFC. The Equation of Love and Death A death brings together a cab driver, a small-time criminal and a recovering drug addict. Zhou Xun stars. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 7.50pm, Palace IFC; Sat, 9.40pm, AMC Festival Walk. Always - Sunset on Third Street 2 Takashi Yamazaki's sequel to Sunset on Third Street 1 delves into the lives of the people of Third Street. In Japanese with English subtitles. Today, 9.30pm, Sat, 7pm, AMC Festival Walk.