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). Today, 8am-9pm, Linkbridge, Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 9331 2499. Ends today Cutting Edge Group exhibition of works by South Korean artists including Byun Kyung-soo, Jang Seung-hyo and Son Dong-hyun. Today-Fri, 10am-5.30pm, Seoul Auction, 1808, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 1880. Ends Fri Dialogue with the Bed Tim Li's mixed-media works of folding beds in public spaces. Today-Fri, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Fri Modern Metropolis: Material Culture of Shanghai and Hong Kong Exhibition showing how the two cities pioneered China's modernisation, as well as revealing their citizens' way of life through clothing, food, transport, living environment, culture and entertainment. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun, 10am-7pm), HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free today. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Aug 17 The Perseverant Spirit: The Art of Lee Yue-hong Forty paintings of natural landscapes, birds and flowers by a student of master artist Chao Shao-an showcase the artistic inheritance and innovations of the Lingnan School. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Sept 14 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 Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Sept 16 People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison Exhibition Exhibition about the garrison's history and activities in Hong Kong since July 1, 1997. Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends Jan 6 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. Today-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. Tomorrow-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. Tomorrow-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 play about a brother and sister whose fantastical journey through secret doors and windows turns dangerous when they encounter a violent monster. Tang Wai-kit writes and directs. In Cantonese. Proceeds go 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, tomorrow. Matthias Bamert conducts the orchestra and 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 music 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, 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 reenactment 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 Dream Boards Perri Gorman teaches how to craft inspiring dream boards to hang at home. Today, 7pm-9.30pm, New Age Shop, G/F, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$850, two for HK$1500, reservations required. Inquiries: 2810 8694 Food Expo 2009 Annual event organised by the HK Trade Development Council offering food and beverage exhibitions, gourmet cooking demonstrations, giveaways, games, performances and other culinary activities. Tomorrow-Aug 16, 10am-10pm, Aug 17, 10am-6pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$25, HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 1830 668 Cinema Indie Salon@The Grand Ying E Chi presents independent films from around the region, including the following two feature films. Until Aug 15. The Grand Cinema, 2/F Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon, HK$60 (Tel: 3413 6688). Inquiries: 2836 6282 Magazine Gap Road Nicholas Chin's drama about a museum curator whose past as a prostitute catches up with her. In Cantonese, Putonghua and English with English subtitles. Today, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema. King of Spy Comedy-action thriller about a group of spies who try to overthrow the government. Chu Ka-yat directs. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Today, 9.30pm, The Grand Cinema. The Legend & The Beauty ilms starring the late actress Lin Dai including the following one. Until Oct 1. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139 Love Without End Doe Ching's romantic drama about a doomed songstress. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Fri, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.