Exhibitions Cultural Relics of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Exhibition marking the 160th anniversary of the 1851 Jintian uprising. Today, 10am-5pm, HK Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2569 1500. Ends today The Ten Practices Exhibition documenting 10 performance art interns' pieces in Project 226's programme and their graduation ceremony. Today, 10am-4pm, Pao Galleries, 4/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2390 9332. Ends today Carnival of Dialogues Yonatan Levy's paintings feature characters who appear to be in conversation or are preparing to engage in some kind of narrative. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Nov 20 Pseudo-science - Pseudo-myth Ceramic and mixed-media works by Yim Wai-wai that evoke an absurd world through ambiguous presentation. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Daily, 10am-9pm, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central. Inquiries: 9268 8607. Ends Nov 21 Glocalization of Asian Cultures Federation of Asian Artists (HK Committee) show of works by 14 Hong Kong-based artists including Norman de Brackinghe, Bonita Chan Wai-ho and Wong Kwok-chung. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1133. Ends Nov 23 Hallucinatory Authenticity Wu Haizhou's paintings of a world where colour, brushwork and strong personalities are intertwined. Daily, 10am-7pm, VA Gallery, MW3 M Floor, The Peninsula, Salisbury Rd, TST. Inquiries: 2368 1068. Ends Dec 12 Shanghai Babes Exhibition of Art Deco-style Shanghai ladies advertising posters printed in the early 20th-century China. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm, Gallery 27, 1901 Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2527 8228. Ends Dec 27 In Search of the Ideal Nation - Dr Sun Yat-sen and Guangzhou after the 1911 Revolution Exhibits drawn from the collections of The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and the HK Museum of History about Dr Sun's three attempts to set up a government in Guangzhou, and the changes in the city's urban construction, economic development and education system he and his fellowers brought about. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10 free on Wed. Inquiries: 2414 5555. Ends Mar 28, 2012 Performing Arts Six Characters in Search of An Author HK Academy for Performing Arts' production of Luigi Pirandello's drama about six individuals claiming to be characters in a play that has yet to be written who gatecrash a theatrical rehearsal in the hope that a scriptwriter would be found who would make their story into a play. In Cantonese. Nov 16-19, 7.30pm, also Nov 19, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$65, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8580 The World's Heartbeat - Taiwan Percussion Rafael Lee and his Drummer in Formosa band perform African beat, Taiwanese pop songs and the polyphonic music of Taiwan's Falangaw Community. Nov 16-17, 7.30pm, Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, Suite 4907, 49/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2523 5555 A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatron's production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy portraying the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. In English. Nov 16-19, 8pm, also Nov 19-20, 3pm, Nov 20, 7pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9127 0420 Playwright Scheme VI Prospects Theatre presents 22 playwrights presenting 22 'slice of life'-themed plays, including new works by: Wu King-yeung, Nov 16, 8pm; Tang Chi-king, Nov 17, 8pm; Lee Ho-wing, Nov 18, 8pm; Chu Wai-ho, Nov 19, 3pm; and Chan Dan-lu, Nov 19, 8pm. All performances: in Putonghua, Nov 19, 8pm; other performances in Cantonese. Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2606 7222 Shanghai Yueju Opera House Qian Huili and Shan Yangping star in A Dream of Red Mansions, Nov 17, 7.30pm. Zhang Ruihong, Zhang Yongmei, Hua Yiching, Zhang Hailing and Jin Hong perform in Mei Long Town, Nov 18, 7.30pm. Qian Huili, Shan Yangping and other Chinese opera performers present Selected Scenes from Yue Opera, Nov 19, 2.30pm. Huang Hui and Wang Zhiping star in The Story of Western Garden, Nov 19, 7.30pm. All shows: in Shanghainese with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044 17 Scenarios Likely and Unlikely to Happen in 2012 Chan Ping-chiu directs On and On Theatre Workshop's production of his drama considering what will happen on December 21, 2012 - the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mayas' Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. In Cantonese. Nov 17-22, 8pm, also Nov 20, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630 Dance Forest 2011 - Parallel Horizon Andy Wong and Taiju Matsumoto return for another collaborative dance performance in their 10-year project. Nov 17-19, 8pm, also Nov 19, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$140 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 Iron We Draman's adaptation of Scottish writer Rona Munro's drama about a daughter meeting her mother for the first time in 15 years after her mother was sentenced to life for murdering her drunkard husband. In Cantonese. Nov 17-20, 8pm, also Nov 19-20, 3pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574 Love is Sh*t W Theatre performs Wong Chi-lung's drama about a woman and her reactions to numerous failed romantic relationships. In Cantonese. Nov 17-20, 8pm, Nov 19-20, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678 The Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe Hong Hai, Wang Zhiliang and other members of the troupe perform Cantonese opera excerpts including Wu Song Slays His Sister-in-law and The Monkey King Borrows the Magic Fan. In Cantonese. Nov 18, 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$90-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 dance/matters ... The HK Academy for Performing Arts' Academy Ensemble performs ballet, Chinese dance and contemporary dance works. Nov 18-19, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$75, HK$110 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8580 DESH Dancer-choreographer Akram Khan's contemporary dance solo exploring fragility in the face of natural forces, and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit. Nov 18-19, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$130-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044 Jaap van Zweden's Brahms Dutch-born conductor van Zweden conducts violinist Michael Guttman, cellist Wendy Sutter and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac, Philip Glass' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, and Brahms' Symphony No 4. Nov 18-19, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 One Hundred Years of Chinese Architecture Matthias Woo directs Zuni Icosahedron's drama about the history of Chinese architecture as told through the stories of two couples almost a century apart. In Cantonese and Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Nov 18-19, 21-22, 8pm, also Nov 19, 3pm, Nov 20, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$162-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 9696 Wendy Law Plays Elgar Bjorn Sagstad conducts cellist Law and the HK Sinfonietta playing works by Johan Svendsen, Elgar and Sibelius. Nov 18, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336 Music Junction Yoko Ishida and Natsuko Aso AniSong Night in Hong Kong Japanese anisong vocalists Ishida and Aso in concert. Nov 18, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280-HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8173 6179 Pipe Organ Recital by Nigel Potts The American organist plays works including P. Spicer's March for the Governor of Hong Kong's Retreat - 1st July 1997 and Hollins' A Song of Sunshine. Nov 19, 5pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009 Bach to Piazzolla Flute Recital by Matthew Wu Flautist Wu plays works by J.S. Bach, Schumann, Boehm, Mouquet, Martin and Piazzolla; pianist Eva Lue accompanies. Nov 19, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$110, HK$220 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2887 0330 Hagai Shaham and City Chamber Orchestra of HK Jean Thorel conducts violinist Shaham and the orchestra performing Carl Davis' Anne Frank Remembered, Mozart's Concerto for Violin No 3, in G major, Strassburg and Schoenberg's Transfigured Night. Nov 19, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156 Cinema HK Jewish Film Festival The HKJFF Society presents a programme of 21 Jewish films, including the following one. Until Nov 20. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK$80 www.amccinemas.com.hk ; and HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: hkjff.org Seltzer Works + 100 Voices: A Journey Home Double bill comprising: a short documentary film about the last seltzer bottler in Brooklyn (in English); and a documentary chronicling a musical voyage to the birthplace of a songful prayer known as chazzanut (in English). Nov 16, 7.25pm, AMC Pacific Place. Big Blue Lake Drama centring on a young woman (Leila Tong Ling) who returns to her home village of Ho Chung to start anew after years of self-exile. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 16, 23, 30, 7.30pm, Nov 20, 2.30pm, Nov 26, 8.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200 HK Asian Film Festival 2011 The HK Asian Film Festival presents a programme of more than 70 films from various parts of Asia, including the following one. Until Nov 18. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Broadway The One, 6-11/F The One, 100 Nathan Rd, TST, HK$65; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk . Inquiries: www.hkaff.asia Crazed Fruit Ko Nakahira's adaptation of Shintaro Ishihara's novel about two brothers (Yujiro Ishihara and Masahiko Tsugawa) who fall in love with the same girl during a summer at a beach. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 16, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.