Exhibitions Family Matters Louise Lee's drawings and installation pieces explore humanity and motherhood. Today, 9am-9pm, 1/F Lobby, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2132 8607. Ends today Curtain Li Qing's paintings touch on issues of modernity and China's new national character. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, Room 202, Henley Building, 5 Queen's Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Sat Field Studies Australian Guy Maestri's paintings use motifs found in nature. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Sat Between Form and Imagery Exhibition of porcelain work by British ceramicist - and current Lingnan University visual studies artist-in-residence - Kevin White. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-10pm, Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-5.30pm, 1/F Library, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun. Inquiries: 2616 8586 or 2616 7456. Ends June 12 Fright Painter Chen Jianguo explores the meaning of fright in a series that is juxtaposed with other paintings that portray hope. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 35-39 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2526.0818. Ends June 30 The Essence of Manhood Briton Alexander Millar's paintings on manhood. Opens today. Daily, 11am-8pm, The Gallery of Modern Art, Shop L115-116, New World Centre, 18-24 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2711 1199. Ends June 30 Modern Metropolis: Material Culture of Shanghai and Hong Kong Exhibition showing how the two cities pioneered China's modernisation, as well as revealing their citizen's way of life through clothing, food, transportation, living environment, culture and entertainment. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun, 10am-7pm), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Aug 17 Muse Objects inspired by Louis Vuitton, including works by artists Tsang Kin-wah and Doris Wong Wai-yin. Daily, 10am-9pm, Louis Vuitton Gallery, Louis Vuitton Maison, 5 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 8100 1182. Ends Aug 22 Hong Kong Geology 360 Exhibition featuring 27 rocks and information about geology and the geological history of Hong Kong. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free today and on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Sept 16 Performing Arts Theatre 4 All 2009 HK Youth Arts Foundation presents 16 original and adapted theatre pieces, including physical theatre, masked drama, Shakespearean works and stories from real life. In English and Cantonese. Today-Sat, 7.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$125, HK$90 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 2625 Thibault Cauvin and his Guitar The French guitarist plays works by Scarlatti, Dyens, Assad, Cauvin and Domeniconi. A Le French May event. Today, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$90, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9982 Pablo Casals Chamber Music Festival of Prades Chamber Music Festival of Prades artistic director-clarinettist Michel Lethiec and friends (viola player Bruno Pasquier, cellist Francois Salque, violinists Hagai Shaham and Zhu Dan, double bassist Niek de Groot and pianist Yves Henry) play works by Prokofiev, Brahms and Franck. A Le French May event. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150, HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: frenchmay.com Cats Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises and the Really Useful Group present Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, about cats at their annual ball. In English with Chinese surtitles. Tomorrow-Thu, June 9-11, 16-18, 7.30pm, Fri-Sat, June 12-13, 19-20, 8pm, June 7, 14, 21, 7pm, also Sat-June 7, 13-14, 20-21, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$895 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299 New Approach to Traditional Peking Opera The Taipei Li-yuan Peking Opera Theatre and artists from the Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre perform: Hanging Up a Picture (an excerpt of The Meeting at the Temple), in which a young girl and maid happily decorate her bridal chamber, and Vengeance in a Black Pot, an opera about a pot with a vengeful ghost of a murdered man attached to it, Fri; and an excerpt from Castigating Cao Cao in the World of the Living and the Dead about a proud scholar assigned a position as a court drummer who criticises a senior minister in life and the after-life, The Closet as Matchmaker about what ensues after a man hides in a young woman's closet, and Monkey King, a story taken from the novel Journey to the West about a monk and his disciples' adventures on a journey to India, Sat. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Both shows: 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 A Serenade Spring Time Chinese Opera and Hon Fung Creative Chinese Opera's show chronicles the life of a Cantonese opera veteran and the love triangle involving him, his wife and his maid. In Cantonese with Chinese surtitles. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100- HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123 Concert on the Improved Huqin Gehu player and music professor Dong Jinchi and the Improved Instrument Testing Group of the HK Chinese Orchestra give a demonstration of the various types of performance using Chinese strings by playing works such as The Grasshopper Teases the Rooster, Lady Zhaojun Goes Beyond the Great Wall, Speaking Softly with the Lute and A Henan Ditty. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600 Mozart in the City Edo de Waart conducts horn player Lin Jiang and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in performing works by Stravinsky including Pulcinella: Suite and Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Mozart's Horn Concerto No 3 and Symphony No 39. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 George Lam The veteran Cantopop singer-actor in concert. Fri-Sat, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134 Animal Geographic 2 On Stage's experimental theatre production takes a humourous look at the origin of the species. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Sat-June 7, 10-14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9722 9750 Rain's Fashion Concert The Korean pop vocalist sings, dances and directs a music concert-fashion show featuring 100 Korean and local performers. Sat, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$1,625 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9614 4925 The Clarinet at the Opera Clarinettist Andrew Simon and piano accompanist Warren Lee play works by Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Bellini. June 7, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100-HK$200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 8837 An Evening of French Music Lei Yu conducts pianists Sophia Yang and Yang Weiyi and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in playing works by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Poulenc and Ravel. June 7, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2810 5992 Concert and Post-Performance Seminar on the Improved Huqin Yan Huichang hosts a concert-seminar featuring performances by the Improved Instrument Testing Group of the HK Chinese Orchestra of Reflection of the Moon on the Water and Shadow of Sound. June 7, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600 Extra-curricular Seeking Youth Performers The HK Youth Arts Foundation is looking for actors, singers and dancers aged 12-25 years to take part in its production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in November. Application deadline: today (auditions on June 14, 10am-6pm). Inquiries: 2877 2656 or kerryL@hkyaf.com Contra Spem in Spem Creditit ... 'Though there seemed no hope, he hoped and believed...' (Romans 4:18) Former Bishop of HK Cardinal Joseph Zen shares his thoughts three days before the 20th anniversary of the events at Tienanmen Square. In English. Today, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180, HK$150 (members), lunch included, booking required. Inquiries: 2521 1511 Meet at the ESU: A Social Evening English conversation, language games and quizzes. Today, 6.30pm-8.30pm, The Puzzle, Room 201, Lee Loong Building, 4 Queen Victoria St, Central, HK$90, HK$75 (English-Speaking Union members). Free for new members. Inquiries: 2186 8449 (mornings) or firstname.lastname@example.org Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Cantonese (today) and English-language(tomorrow) sessions, free to perform five to seven minutes, HK$50 to watch, 8pm. Take Out Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436 Cinema A Wreath for Madame Kawakita The HK Film Archive presents 22 films by Japanese filmmakers to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kawakita Kashiko (aka the Mother of Japanese Cinema), including the following one. Until July 12. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900 Violence at Noon Nagisa Oshima's adaptation of Taijun Takeda's book about the real-life exploits of a serial criminal. In Japanese with English subtitles. Fri, 7.30pm, July 5, 12.30pm, HK Film Archive. Italian Film Festival The Italian consulate general in Hong Kong and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau present a programme of six Italian films, including the following one. Thu-June 23. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$60 www.thegrandcinema.com.hk , HK$320 (opening night, includes cocktail reception entry and two drinks), tel: 2521 8837. Inquiries: 2196 8170 I Am Emma Comedy about a town councilwoman (Cecilia Dazzi) whose demeanour changes radically when the town pharmacist runs out of her daily dose of depressants. In Italian with English subtitles. Thu, 8pm, The Grand Cinema.