CRITICS CHOICE: OPENING THIS WEEK

ART

Courtauld Gallery (WC2, 0171 873 2549, from Mon). Refurbished, rehung and reopened.

World Press Photo (RFH, SE1, 0171 921 0600, Thurs to 29 Nov). Best images of 1997.

Rachel Whiteread (Anthony d'Offay, W1, 0171 499 4100, Mon to 16 Jan). New ghostly sculpture. TH

CINEMA

Antz (PG; nationwide from Fri). Acclaimed animation, voiced by Stallone, Stone and Woody Allen.

Girl's Town (15; nationwide from Fri). Low- budget rape-revenge film from Jim McKay.

My Name is Joe (15; nationwide from Fri). Ken Loach's story of unlikely Glaswegian love.

The Players Club (18; in London from Fri). Strip-joint melodrama directed by Ice Cube.

Return To Paradise (15; nationwide from Fri). Can Anne Heche save Joaquin Phoenix from a Malaysian jail?

Snake Eyes (15; nationwide from Fri). Brian de Palma's conspiracy thriller. MS

CONCERTS

Music at the Wallace Collection (Hertford House, W1, 0171 486 3722, today, 11.30am). New season for the agreeable coffee concerts.

Tallis Scholars (National Gallery, WC2, 0171 420 0132, Tues). Includes a new John Tavener commission involving Sting.

Ushers Bath Mozartfest (01225 463362, Fri to 15 Nov). Supremely civilised annual event, focused on chamber music. MW

DANCE

Royal Ballet triple bill (Sadler's Wells, EC1, 0171 863 8000, Mon-Thurs). New Ashley Page ballet; MacMillan's dark and powerful Las Hermanas; Nureyev's Raymonda Act III.

Ricochet Dance Co (QEH, SE1, 0171 960 4242, tonight). New work by Stephen Petronio and Nigel Charnock.

Arte Puro (QEH, Mon; Basingstoke Anvil, 01256 844244, Sat). Flamenco for purists. JG

JAZZ

Oris London Jazz Festival (0171 405 5974, Fri to 15 Nov). Highlights: Alfredo De La Fe (QEH, Fri), salsa; Lee Ritenour and Music of Jobim (RFH, Sat), guitar hero and Brazilian quintet; Chick Corea and Origin/Norma Winstone and John Taylor (Barbican, Sat), acoustic sextet/British duo; Lester Bowie with Louis Moholo and his African Drum Orchestra (QEH, Sat), experimental pairing. PJ

OPERA

The Death of Klinghoffer (Barbican, EC2. 0171 638 8891, tonight). John Adams conducts the LSO through scenes and choruses from his opera on the Achille Lauro hijack. MW

ROCK

Air (Theatre Royal, WC1, 0171 494 5000, tonight; Empire, W12, 0181 740 7474, Mon; Manchester Ritz, 0161 834 5104, Tues; Glasgow Old Fruitmarket, 0141 287 5511, Wed). Space-age easy-listening duo from France.

Morcheeba (Leeds T&C, 0113 280 0100, Tues; Norwich Waterfront, 01603 764764, Thurs; Bristol Colston Hall, 0117 922 3673, Fri; Manchester Ritz, 0161 832 1111, Sun 8 Nov). A relaxed, happy Massive Attack. NB

THEATRE

Love Upon the Throne (Comedy Theatre, SW1, 0171 369 1731, Wed to 31 Jan). National Theatre of Brent's take on the Royal marriage.

Into the Woods (Donmar, WC2, 0171 369 1732, Fri to 14 Feb). Sondheim and Lapine's musical version of a fairytale collection.

Kafka's Dick (Piccadilly, W1, 0171 369 1734, Fri to Jan 1999). Sir Peter Hall directs Alan Bennett's comedy. CHLOE WALKER

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