Exhibitions Hong Kong Orchids Photographs by Poon Tak-lun of species of orchids native to Hong Kong. Today-tomorrow, 9.30am-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5500. Ends tomorrow Charming Experience Local artists including Chow Chun-fai, Joyce Hsu Soong-wei and Doris Wong Wai-yin show works in various media designed to encourage people to explore details that are overlooked in their daily lives. 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 Apr 19 A Bitter Fairy Tale Miguel Candela's photographs of Malian children. (Proceeds of sales of works to Medecins Sans Frontieres). Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Apr 20 Befluegelt German installation artist Cornelia Erdmann's series of stainless-steel wall art. Opening party today, 5pm-7pm. Daily, 10.30am-8.30pm, Public Art Platform @ the Gallery of Modern Art, Shop L115-116, New World Centre, 18-24 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2711 1199. Ends Apr 30 Broadcast Notations Works on paper by 20 artists including Gu Wenda, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Zhu Wei, Wang Du, William Lim and Yue Minjun. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Tang Contemporary Art, B/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2544 9918. Ends May 2 Old Community, Fascinating Shops Nine watercolour paintings by Leung Yun-charm of old Hong Kong buildings, shops and streets. Opening reception today, 6.30pm. Daily, 9am-9pm, 1/F Lobby, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2132 8607. Ends May 5 Some Rooms Exhibition taking place across two cities (Hong Kong and Shanghai) featuring works by 14 artists from Hong Kong, the mainland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore. Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends May 24 The Verve of Light and Shadow Inaugural exhibition of the Hong Kong Photography Series features the work of local photographers Tchan Fou-li, Kan Hing-fook and Leo KK Wong. 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 Oct 26 Performing Arts Pirates 77 Pip Theatre Kids' musical about a pirate gang who hijack an oil tanker. In Cantonese. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm, also Fri-Apr 12, 1pm, 5pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2511 0139 Rope of Love The HK Academy for Performing Arts presents Pak Li's drama about a man tortured by his involvement with three other men. In Cantonese. Today, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$90, HK$70 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500 HK Dance Awards 2009 The HK Dance Alliance presents performances by Luo Fan, Ng Cheuk-yin and HKFYG HK Melody Makers, William Chan, and dancers from the City Contemporary Dance Company, HK Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance, HK Ballet and HK Dance Company. Today, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2584 8753 Grasshopper The veteran boy band (Edmond So Chi-wai, Calvin Choy Yat-chi and Remus Choy Yat-kit) perform Canto-pop songs. Today, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 8262 Shino Lin Xiao-pei The Taiwanese pop singer performs. Today, 8.15pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2620 2222 Mengla Huang and the HK Children's Symphony Orchestra Yip Wai-hong and Gabriel Leung conduct the Chinese violinist and local musical ensemble in Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Symphony No 9 in E Minor, From the New World, and Pagagnini's Violin Concerto No 1 in D. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall,5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$150; Sat, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 Moments in the Palm of Your Hand Dancer Allen Lam and actor Tony Wong perform the story about friendship. In English. Tomorrow-Apr 12, 16-19, 8pm, also Sat-Apr 12, 18-19, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3172 1780 The Golden Cangue Ann Hui On-wah directs the Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's presentation of Eileen Chang's drama about a woman (Perry Chiu) wed to the bedridden son of a wealthy family who falls for her brother-in-law (Terence Yin). In Cantonese. Tomorrow-Apr 12, 8.15pm, also Sat-Apr 13, 5pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240 The Little Big Club Live in Concert Barney and his dinosaur buddies (BJ, Baby Bop and Riff), Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Fifi and the Flowertots, Angelina Ballerina and Pingu the penguin sing and dance. In English. Fri-Sat, Apr 13, 2pm, also Fri-Apr 13, 4.30pm, Sat, 7pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$195-HK$495 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8203 0299 Albert Au The local performer sings Canto-pop, English pop and folk music. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2744 5191 MoMo JaJa All Theatre Art Association use clowning, masks, puppets, live music, video and physical theatre to explore the concepts of dark versus light, fear versus love and sensuality versus repression. In English. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat, 2.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$140, HK$110 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 Mozart In the City John Harding plays the viola and conducts viola player Robin Hong and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Mozart, Bach, Meale and Bartok. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Hits of TV and Movies Music Wai Sing-fat, Kong Wai-kei and Gao Li conduct erhu player Hou Shih-chieh, vocalists Li Jun and Ge Sile, and the HK Music Lovers' Chinese Orchestra in works from TV series including The Legend of the Condor Heroes and The Dream of the Red Mansions and films including Passion and Your Smiling Face. Actress Paw Hee-ching comperes. Apr 12, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho; Apr 19, 3pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 A Cappella Party The Gay Singers and the HKFYG HK Melody Makers sing songs including Sir Duke, La Danza, Dancing Queen and When I was a Lad. Apr 12, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$90-HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2450 4202 Andrew Cheung and Peter Cheung The singing brothers perform duets at a pop concert with a 'take it easy' theme. Apr 12-13, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2307 2034 Extra-curricular Clare's Meeting The charity-focused women's group is looking for people to do volunteer work at its Castaways shop. Weekly meeting today, 10.15am-noon, St John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd, Central, free. Inquiries: 2530 2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org Webb vs Jake Market commentators David Webb and Jake van der Kamp debate Hong Kong's controversial extension of the blackout period on share trading by company directors. In English. Tomorrow, 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 T-shirt Design Competition Design a T-shirt for the Underground (the live events organisation that promote local independent music). The winning entry gets HK$800 and 10 T-shirts. Deadline for entries is Apr 15. Inquiries: 9486 4648 Cinema The 33rd HK International Film Festival The HK International Film Festival Society presents more than 300 films from 50 countries, including the following three. Until Apr 13. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; UA Langham Place, L8-11 Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok; UA Times Square, G/F-2/F Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay; The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Rd, West Kowloon. HK$30-HK$100 (tickets), HK$800-HK$4,200 (passes) Urbtix. Inquiries: www.hkiff.org.hk Genova Michael Winterbottom's drama about a widower (Colin Firth) trying to raise his two children in Italy while coping with his grief. Also stars Catherine Keener, Willa Holland and Hope Davis. In English and Italian with Chinese and English subtitles. Today, 7.15pm, HK Cultural Centre. The Sea Wall Rithy Panh's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' tale of a landowner (Isabelle Huppert) who faces corrupt officials, floods, and a Chinese suitor who takes an interest in her daughter. Also stars Gaspard Ulliel and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. In French with English subtitles. Today, 9pm, HK City Hall, Sat, 3pm, HK Science Museum. Disgrace Steve Jacobs' film adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's tale about a morally bankrupt professor (John Malkovich) who suffers an attack that shatters his world view while staying at his daughter's remote farm. Also stars Eriq Ebouaney, Jessica Haines and Scott Cooper. In English with Chinese subtitles. Today, 9.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Apr 12, 3pm, HK City Hall.