Exhibitions Illustration - ShowOff 2009 Group exhibition of works by 38 members of the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators (including Cheng Kar-wai, Li Ming, Dickie Seto Kin-hang and Terence Choi). Daily, 8am-9pm, Linkbridge, Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 9331 2499. Ends tomorrow A Tale of Two Cities Mark Roberts' watercolour paintings depict Hong Kong and Venice. Daily, 10am-7pm, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: 2817 8464. Ends Sat Designer's Luggage Summer Parade A display of nine young local designers' Do-It-Yourself pieces, to be auctioned for charity following the exhibit. Daily, 9am-10pm, Central Atrium, UG/F China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, TST. Inquiries: 3119 0288. Ends Aug 28. 3D Sculptural works including those made from conventional bronze casts and wood carvings by 10 artists including Abdi Setiawan, Antoinette Rozan, Kokok P. Sancoko, Lee Chin Fai, Lee Man Sang and Pablo Posada Pernikoff. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, 2pm-7pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, G/F, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Aug 29 Social Energy - Contemporary Communication Design from the Netherlands Exhibition of about 180 design products, including books and installation pieces, that showcase the transformation process from graphic to communication design. Daily, 10am-7pm, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 3586 3012. Ends Aug 30 Australese Paintings by Phil Hayes combine elements of China, Hong Kong, and his country, Australia. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, ufoArtgallery, G/F, 39 Graham St, Central, free. Inquiries: 2151 3772. Ends Sept 11 Transcendence Seventeen works by three Hong Kong-based female artists (Cornelia Erdmann, Sarah Koljonen and Man Fung-yi). Mon-Sat, 2.30pm-6pm, The Drawing Room, JIA boutique hotel, 1-5 Irving St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 9688 0647. Ends Sept 30 Performing Arts Fly Beyond The Horizon FM Theatre Power's comedy about a man who hijacks a plane so he won't miss an important family meeting. In Cantonese. Wed-Sat, 8.30pm, also Sat, 2.30pm, HK Culture Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3488 4636 Sichuan Suite TNT Theatre's dramatic exploration of the meaning of life in the wake of the Sichuan earthquakes from the perspective of several victims. In Cantonese. Thu-Sat, Aug 18-19, 7.15pm, 9pm, also Sat, 2.45pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$160 (for all performances except Aug 19, 9pm, charity performance), HK$500 (Aug 19, 9pm, charity performance), HK$130 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 She Came From Beijing Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's musical about an ambitious young woman from Beijing who hopes to become a superstar in Hong Kong. In Cantonese. Thu-Sat, 8.15pm, also Sat-Aug 16, 5pm, Aug 16, 2.30pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240 Dance Elegance The HK Dance Company perform excerpts from the Lingnan Impressions dance poem and The Butterfly Lovers' excerpt from its Everlasting Love production. Fri, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$50, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1889 Kids at Room 2009 Chung Ying Theatre Company's fantasy about a brother and sister whose fantastic journey through secret doors and windows turns dangerous when they encounter a violent monster. Tang Wai-kit writes and directs. In Cantonese. Proceeds to Oxfam: Fri, Aug 22, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$175-HK$400. Also playing: Fri-Sat, Aug 18-21, 7.30pm, also Sat-Aug 16, 22-23, 2.30pm, HK$150-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803 The Little Prince Justine Woo directs the HK Children's Musical Theatre's musical adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novel about a little prince from the planet Asteroid B-612 who learns about the importance of life through encounters with a fox, snake and pilot in the Sahara desert; with music by Peter Kam Pui-tat. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm, also Sat-Aug 16, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 6677 Asian Youth Orchestra Richard Pontzious conducts the orchestra and pianist Jean Louis Steuerman for Barber's Adagio for Strings, Ravel's Bolero and Piano Concerto in G, and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Thu. Matthias Bamert conducts the orchestra and pianist Steuerman for Brahms' Symphony No 4 in E minor, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor and Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini, Fri. Both concerts: 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$75-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2722 1650 Having Fun, Seriously Choreographer-dancer Cody Choi's Cody's Moving Group perform four fun-themed dances (Mm, Untitled, Devil Art and Play); with live musical accompaniment by The McCadden Place Collective. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat-Aug 16, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Shadow Box Windmill Grass Theatre's musical about the love-hate relationships involving a dying man, his gigolo and a caring woman who all reside in the same rest home. In Cantonese. Fri-Aug 16, 8pm, also Sat-Aug 16, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5100 2254 The Great War Holland's Hotel Modern perform a re-enactment of first world war battles on a miniature film set installed on stage that is filmed using tiny cameras, with the images being simultaneously projected onto the screen. In English with Chinese surtitles. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Extra-curricular Jewellery Appreciation Class Alex Chan and Henry Cheng teach participants how to distinguish real from fake diamonds, pearls and jade. Today, 10am-11.45am, President Jewellery, Shop G16, Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hotel, 50 Nathan Rd, TST, free, reservations required. Inquiries: 2311 2532 Dream Boards Perri Gorman teaches how to craft inspiring dream boards to hang at home. Tomorrow, 7pm-9.30pm, New Age Shop, G/F, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$850, 2 for HK$1500, booking required. Inquiries: 2810 8694 Cinema InDPanda International Short Film Festival InD Blue presents independent short films from around the world, including the following two film programmes. Until Aug 19. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55. Inquiries: www.cinema.com.hk or 2572 7202 Never Forget Six short films about understanding what we should cherish including: Changing Views, Taiwanese Hou Chi-jan's film about how the view from a train window inspired a poem (no dialogue; Chinese text with English subtitles); and Cashless, Singaporeans Derek and Melinda Tan's film about a man's reckless pursuit of his cash after he mistakenly transfers money meant for his mother into the wrong ATM account (in English and Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles). Today, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque. Love is a Rollercoaster Seven short films about gay love including: Half a Lifetime, Howard Smith's drama about two young conscripts in South Africa's army during apartheid in the 1960s who fall for each other (in English); and Boy Meets Boy, Kim-Jho Gwang-soo's romance about a small Korean youth who becomes attracted to a tough, tall young man (in Korean with English subtitles). Aug 18, 9.45pm, Broadway Cinematheque.