Exhibitions Folding Hong Kong Esther Yip's miniature recreation of the Hong Kong cityscape. Today, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Para/Site Central, Hanart TZ Gallery, 202 Henley Building, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends today The Vanishing Coastline Vincent Yu's photographs of Hong Kong's coastline show the changes it has undergone as a result of the city's rapid development. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Upper Station, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 7474. Ends Sat Icon of an Era: the Dr Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum 1929.6.1 Exhibition of historical photographs and cultural relics on the organisation of Dr Sun's grand funeral and entombment in Nanjing. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Mar 17 Paris Street View Views of France's capital city by German photographer Michael Wolf using Google Earth. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Mar 23 Silk, Sequins and Scripts: The Splendour of Cantonese Opera Cantonese opera exhibition that features costumes, historical scripts and other artefacts associated with the Chinese traditional performing art. A HK Arts Festival Plus programme. Daily, 9am-11pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2824 2430. Ends Mar 28 Imprint of the Mundane Painter Leung Ching-man's surrealistic abstract compositions, landscapes and still-lifes. Opening reception today, 5.30pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Mar 31 New Vision: New Colours Works by 12 local artists that express their concern about Hong Kong's environment and wish for a better future. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Apr 25 Performing Arts The Odd Couple (Female Version) Paul Sheehan directs the HK Players' adaptation - with a gender twist - of Neil Simon's comedy about two friends who become highly mismatched room-mates after their respective marriages break down. In English. Today-Sat, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9852 2668 Airs and Fancies - A Musicall Banquet Countertenor Andreas Scholl and lutenist Edin Karamazov perform 16th- and 17th- century songs and airs by John Dowland, Holborne, Guedron, Caccini and others. A HK Arts Festival programme. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 David Murray Black Saint Quartet The US tenor saxophonist and his band play jazz. A HK Arts Festival programme. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 The Liaisons Fredric Mao Chun-fai directs his, Alan Mak Siu-fai's and Felix Chong Man-keung's contemporary reimagination of Cantonese opera librettist Tong Tik-sang's The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, about a modern heroine who is inspired by the legend of a woman who is steadfast in her love for her man. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Today, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Underneath the Lintel Stylus Productions' charity performance of Glen Berger's adventure tale of a Dutch librarian who tries to solve the mystery of a book that has been returned 113 years overdue. In English. Proceeds go to a Cambodian orphanage. Today, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9127 0420 Cantonese Opera Paichangxi - Continuation of a Legacy Cheng Wing-mui, Lai Yiu-wei and other Cantonese opera artists perform The Bound-feet Liu Jinding Crashes Four Barricades, Trapped in a Ravine, Testing His Faithful Wife and Fan Lihua Punishing Her Son. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 Unfinished Symphony John Harding conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Schubert. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz Filmmaker-musician Strom and singer Schwartz perform klezmer music at an event that also features shtetl cuisine and dancing. Tomorrow, 8pm, Jewish Community Centre, 70 Robinson Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$100, HK$200 (includes dinner). Inquiries (and ticketing): 2801 5440 Dutch National Ballet Ted Brandsen directs the Dutch troupe performing dances choreographed by Hans van Manen to music by Beethoven and others. A HK Arts Festival programme. Thu-Fri, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$500; and Mar 14, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$150-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Meta4 Quartet The Finnish string quartet play works by Szymanowski, Verneri Pohjola and Sibelius. A HK Arts Festival programme. Thu, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$140, HK$240; and Fri, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Roberto Zucco Tang Wai-kit directs We Draman's adaptation of French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltes' crime drama about a real-life Italian psychopathic killer. In Cantonese. Thu-Mar 16, 8pm, also Sat-Mar 14, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6385 1514 Simone Osborne Lieder Recital The Canadian soprano sings works by Liszt, Schumann and Richard Strauss; pianist Andrea Grant accompanies. A HK Arts Festival programme. Thu, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$170-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 The Big Four World Tour - Hong Kong Canto-pop singers Andy Hui Chi-on, Dicky Cheung Wai-kit, Edmond Leung Hon-man and William So Wing-hong in concert. Thu-Mar 14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134 A Legacy of Exotic Lyricism V Yim Hok-man leads the Folk Music Ensemble of the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works such as Lament of Lady Zhaojun. Fri-Mar 14, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600 Ashkenazy x 3 Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and sons, pianist Vovka and clarinettist Dimitri, play works by Schumann, Lutoslawski, Poulenc, Schubert and Ravel. Fri, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9027 1429 Five Acts of Life: Lao She's Short Stories Lin Zhaohua directs POLOARTS Entertainment's and Lin Zhaohua Drama Studio's theatrical adaptation of the 20th-century playwright-novelist's M?nage ? Trois, Fruit, Assuming Office, Liu's Compound and The Death Dealing Spear. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat-Mar 14, 30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Only You - Herb Reed & the Platters Live in Hong Kong Original Platters member Reed and his veteran American soul and rock 'n' roll group in concert. Fri, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2882 1689 Extra-curricular Writing Across Cultures International symposium for creative writing students and teachers featuring roundtable discussions and author readings. In English. Today-tomorrow, from 9am each day, Multi-Media Conference Room, City University of HK, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, HK$250, HK$100 (Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership members), registration required. Inquiries: 3442 8870 Media Pluralism: Threats and Risks Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) professor Peggy Valcke lectures on media pluralism and how to measure threats and risks to it. In English. Today, 4pm, Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2219 4416 Choreographing Classical Music Dutch National Ballet choreographer Hans van Manen talks about using classical music in his dance pieces and its impact on his choreography. A HK Arts Festival Plus programme. In English. Today, 5.30pm, Rayson Huang Theatre, University of HK, Pok Fu Lam, free. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Be My Guest Meet Czech artist Gabriela Jurkovic; also, Videotage's Nana Seo and Hilda Chan and hear about their recent Berlin trip which included a visit to the Transmediale.10 new media art festival. In English. Today, 7.30pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, free. Inquiries: 2573 1869 Round the World Sailing enthusiast-author Ginni MacRobert talks about preparing for a global sailing trip and what it is like to sail alone in remote stretches of ocean. In English. Today, 7.30pm (reception, 6.30pm), LRC Club, 10 Old Peak Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$150, HK$100 (Royal Geographical Society members). Inquiries: 2583 9700 Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Sessions in Cantonese (Mons) 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 The 15th ifva Festival The HK Arts Centre presents a selection of international shorts and videos, including the following programme. Until Apr 4. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; and HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$50 Urbtix (unless otherwise stated). Inquiries: 2824 5328 Tales from the Golden Age Short film omnibus by five filmmakers, including Cristian Mungiu, that use black humour to recreate the Romania ruled by deposed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. In Romanian with English subtitles. Fri, 7.30pm, also Mar 19, 9.30pm, HK Arts Centre.