Exhibitions Seven Seas Japanese-Australian Nanami Cowdroy's mixed-media pieces and prints featuring goldfish, koi, origami cranes and urban-scapes. Today, 11am-7pm, ufoArtgallery, G/F, 39 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 3772. Ends today Out of This World Michael Punchman's sculptures. Today, 10am-9pm, 3/F Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 3695 3388. Ends today Invitational Exhibition For Hong Kong Young Artists Works by more than 30 artists (including Sim Chan, Winnie Davies, Dick Kwong, Cuson Lo and Lam Sze-ling) influenced by Western and Eastern cultures. Today-Sat, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, G/F, Cityplaza 3, 14 Taikoo Wan Rd, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends Sat Jia Juanli The Paris-based Chinese painter's portraits of Qing dynasty princesses and dream-like depictions of life in the imperial palaces. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Connoisseur Art Gallery, G3, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2868 5358. Ends Dec 10 A Touch of Red Watercolour paintings by Briton David Paskett that were inspired by contemporary life in China. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F Office Tower, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends Dec 12 Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest Gareth Brown's photographs of professional dancers in unusual locations. Opens today. Daily, 10am-8pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2284 4877. Ends Dec 12 Dahon Acrylic paintings by musician-artist Mike 'mitu' Tupas that seek to capture the essence of nature through the colours of leaves. Opening reception (with music jam) today, 9pm-11pm. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm- 12.30am, Culture Club Gallery, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Dec 13 Intimate Reflections Paintings and installation work by Japanese artist Sanae Takahata on womanhood and femininity. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, and by appointment, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1132. Ends Dec 30 Glittering Beauty Exhibition of Chinese accessories such as hair ornaments, bracelets, archer's rings and snuff bottles. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, Wed free. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Dec 15, 2010 Performing Arts Odes and Carols The University of HK Chamber Choir and members of the HK Chamber Orchestra perform works by Purcell and Manfredini, and Christmas carols. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre Theatre, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2859 7045 Improvisation Land 21.4 Y-Space presents dance performances of works choreographed by Ku Ming-shen and Eagle (aka Er Gao). An i-Dance (HK) 2009 programme. Tomorrow, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511 De Waart's Mahler - The Song of the Earth Edo de Waart conducts mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Robert Dean Smith and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in performing Golijov's Last Round (for string orchestra) and Mahler's The Song of the Earth. Thu-Fri, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Improvisation Land 21.5 Y-Space presents a performance of Yumi Umiumare's Sakasama - Reverse World dance. An i-Dance (HK) 2009 programme. Thu, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511 Aladdin - the Panto Stephen Bolton directs the HK Players' pantomine about the street urchin. Stars Bethan Greaves. In English. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-12, 7.30pm, also Sat, Dec 12, 2.30pm, Dec 6, Dec 13, 11am, Dec 6, 3.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9852 2668 Poet Li Bai Lin Zhaohua directs the Asian Performing Arts of Colorado's performance of Guo Wenjing's opera about the Tang dynasty poet. Yip Wing-sie conducts dizi player Tang Junqiao, the HK Sinfonietta and the Opera HK Chorus. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Fri, also Dec 6, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 The Quaint World of Nanyin Cantonese opera singer Yuen Siu-fai and nanyin genre singer Au Kwan-cheung perform works from the nanyin and Guangdong-style 'narrative singing' repertoire. Fri, 7.30pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 11 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200; Sat-Dec 6, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$200; and Dec 11-12, 7.30pm, Chiang Cheng Studio Theatre, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 A Life Journey Jumbo Kids Theatre's children's play about the adventures of a girl and a toy car. In Cantonese. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat-Dec 6, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100; and Dec 18-19, 8pm, also Dec 19-20, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2146 9466 About a Fisherman & a Fish Jevgenij Ibragimov directs the Czech Republic's Puppet Theatre of Ostrava's theatrical adaptation of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale about an old fisherman, the fairy fish he caught and his greedy wife. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Dao Extraordinaire Willy Tsao Sing-yuen, Helen Lai Hoi-ling, Xing Liang and five other dancers choreograph the City Contemporary Dance Company's epic dance production inspired by Chinese myth and the concept of Tao. Music by Chan Hing-yan. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803 Improvisation Land 21.6 Y-Space presents a dance performance of Andre Gingras' CYP17//. An i-Dance (HK) 2009 programme. Fri, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511 Pregnant Desire E Workshop's dance theatre exploration of desires and self examination, brought on by pregnancy. In English. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120, HK$90 (members). Inquiries: 2521 7251 Seven Boxes Possessed of Kafka Alice Theatre Laboratory's drama based on Franz Kafka's writings. In Cantonese. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Dec 6, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Dec 12, 8pm, Dec 13, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 The Greatest Twits Christmas Dance Party British entertainers Scotty and Lulu perform children's songs and comedy routines. In English. Sat, 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm, Grand Hyatt HK, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2987 7370 HKCO4U: Three in Concert The HK Chinese Orchestra's daruan musician Liu Hsin-lin, percussionist Liao Yi-ping and dizi player Lin Yu-hsien perform works including Wang Yidong's Eight Sounds in Harmony, Jiao Shanlin's Bangu Music with Ornamentations and Mo Fan's Oasis. Pianist Yim Wan accompanies. Sat, 4.30pm, HK Chinese Orchestra Rehearsal Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600 Duo & Dialogue: In Memory of Nadia Boulanger The HK Duo (pianists Hui Ling and Julie Kuok), actress Amy Tam and RTHK presenter Jenny Lee perform in a multi-media concert featuring works by Debussy, Faure, Stravinsky, Copland, Boulanger, Gershwin and Julie Kuok. Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2731 4132 Improvisation Land 22 Y-Space presents a production involving dance, installation art, music, lighting design and visual art performed by artists from Hong Kong, the mainland, Southeast Asia and Europe. An i-Dance (HK) 2009 programme. Sat, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511 Extra-curricular Running the South Pole: Challenge, Distance, Discovery Canadian adventure runner and philanthropist Ray Zahab talks about his world record run to the South Pole. In English. Today, 7pm (reception, 6pm), also 8.30pm (reception, 7.30pm), 3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, HK$150, HK$100 (Royal Geographical Society members). Inquiries: 2583 9700 Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Sessions in Cantonese (Mondays) and English (today). Free for performers of five- to seven-minute sets; HK$50 to watch, 8pm. Take Out Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 6220 4436 Cinema HK Lesbian & Gay Film Festival The HK Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Society presents gay feature films from around the world and two international short film programmes, including the following movie. Until Dec 15. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Palace IFC, Podium L1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75; and AMC Festival Walk, Level U/G, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, HK$65, HK$120 (closing gala) bc.cinema.com.hk (Broadway Cinematheque and Palace IFC) and www.amccinemas.com.hk (AMC Festival Walk). Inquiries: 2311 8081 Drool Nancy Kissam's comedy about a housewife (Laura Harring) whose life changes when a mysterious beauty (Jill Marie Jones) moves in next door. In English. Today, 8pm, Palace IFC.