Critics' Choice: Opening this week

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ART

John Singer Sargent (Tate, SW1, 0171 887 8730, Thurs to 17 Jan). The stylish brush of a great American-European portraitist.

British Sporting Heroes (NPG, W1, 0171 312 2452, Fri to 24 Jan). Super pics, mainly photos, from WG Grace to Gazza. TH

CINEMA

Deja Vu (15; in London from Fri). Whirlwind romance in Henry Jaglom's latest.

Hamam: The Turkish Bath (15; ICA from Fri). Ferzan Ozpetek's steamy romance.

Kuhle Wampe (no cert; NFT from Fri). Bertolt Brecht-scripted family story from 1932.

Mulan (U; nationwide from Fri). Disney's latest cartoon epic, set in Ancient China.

A Perfect Murder (15; nationwide from Fri). Re-make of Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder.

Dream Life of Angels (18; nationwide from Fri). Streetwise contemporary drama.

Rien ne va Plus (15; nationwide from Fri). Claude Chabrol directs. MS

CONCERTS

Anne-Sophie Mutter (Barbican, EC2, 0171 638 8891, Thurs & Sun). London leg of world tour.

English Songs (Norwich St Andrews Hall, 01603 764764, Sat). Oratorio by Ray Davies.

Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music (Holywell Music Room, 01865 798600, Fri & Sat). Including music by John Cage. MW

DANCE

Richard Alston Dance Co (Northampton Derngate, 01604 233095, Tues & Wed). Alston celebrates three decades in a triple bill.

The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketch Books of Egon Schiele (Swindon Wyvern, 01793 524481, Wed; Hereford Courtyard, 01432 359252, Fri). Cult all-male company.

Michael Clark Company (Birmingham Rep, 0121 236 4455, Wed). New line- up. JG

JAZZ

Ravi Coltrane Group (QEH, SE1, 0171 960 4242, Sat; Manchester Band on the Wall, Sun 18 Oct). The quintet of John Coltrane's son.

Square Window (The Spitz, E1, 0171 392 9032, Tues-Wed). Song-based fusion.

Thimar (QEH, SE1, 0171 960 4242, Thurs). Spellbinding trio of Anouar Brahem, John Surman and Dave Holland. PJ

OPERA

The Indian Queen (Norwich Playhouse, 01603 764764, Tues). Purcell's semi-opera.

Wexford Festival (00353 5322144, Thurs to 1 Nov). Carlos Gomez's Fosca; Pavel Haas's Sarlatan; Zandonai's I Cavalieri de Ekebu.

Tristan und Isolde (Glasgow Theatre Royal, 0141 332 9000, Sat to 7 Nov; and touring). Revival of Yannis Kokkos production. MW

ROCK

Ash (Guildford Civic Hall, 01483 444555, Mon; Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall, 01303 253193, Tues; Portsmouth Guildhall, 01705 824355, Wed; Cambridge Corn Exchange, 01223 357851, Thurs; Norwich UEA, 01603 505401, Fri; and touring). Punk-metal-pop quartet detonate their new album, Nu-Clear Sounds.

Bernard Butler (Cardiff Univ, 01222 387421, Tues; Bristol Univ, 0117 929 9008, Wed; Portsmouth Pyramids, 01705 294444, Thurs; Norwich UEA, 01603 505401, Sat; and touring). First UK tour with his new band. NB

THEATRE

Antony and Cleopatra (Olivier, SE1, 0171 452 3000, Mon to 2 Dec). With Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren. See feature, page 4.

Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (Albery, WC2, 0171 359 4404, Tues to 31 Oct). The Right Size and Brecht.

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