Been... to "Denier: An Exhibition and an Installation" by Emily Bates. Featuring spun and knitted hair, Bates challenges the preconceived notions of art and female beauty. Ends Saturday. Maidstone Library, St Faiths Street, Maidstone, Kent. Information: 01622 754980. Admission is free.

heard... that the Cornerhouse Cinema in Manchester is re-opening after undergoing a big refurbishment. Tonight there will be an opening night preview of Love and Death on Long Island, a comedy loosely based on Death in Venice. Cornerhouse Cinema, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester. Box Office: 0161 228 2463. Ticket: pounds 6, pounds 4 concessions.

seen... Yo La Tengo, the avant-garde New Jersey trio whose experimental music style continually stumps anyone who tries to put them in a category. Best described as taking pop to the outer limits. LA2, Charing Cross Road, 8pm. Tickets: pounds 7. Information: 0171 434 0403.

seen... The glass artist who is challenging the idea that glass should be displayed in the cabinet, by making a basement into a garden of glass! Tokyo-born artist Keiko Mukaide will be at Manchester City Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL from tomorrow. Entry is free.

heard... The revival of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and a performance of Puccini's La Boheme by Music Theatre, London. Expect tragedy, love and behaving badly in La Boheme, and dashing RAF pilots, gospel preachers and a shower scene in Cosi Fan Tutte! At Drill Hall Theatre, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1 (0171-637 8270).