What's On listings for Tues, Dec 11
Tuesday’s top pick
SSO CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
Enjoy two evenings of traditional carols and favourite yuletide melodies including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite No. 1, Three Holiday Songs from Home Alone by John Williams, J.S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Part 1) as well as Angel’s Carol, Nativity Carol and Shepherd’s Pipe Carol by John Rutter, at this Singapore Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert under the baton of conductor Jason Lai. Soprano Ee-Ping will join the orchestra for Verdi’s “Merce, dilette amiche” from I Vespri Siciliani, and Winter Wonderland for solo voice and orchestra by Felix Bernard. The concert features the Singapore Symphony Chorus and the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue & Thu, 7.30pm Admission: $16 - $78 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
NEW WORLD ORDER FEATURING URBAN FANTASY WRITER SAMANTHA DE SILVA
Urban fantasy writer Samantha De Silva will read from her new book, Hunter’s Moon – the second in her three-volume Daywalker Chronicles series – and talk about her fascination with the supernatural.
Where: The Arts House, Blue Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Tue, 7.30pm Admission: Free (Registration is required) Info: Register at www.ticketmash.sg/nwo-samanthadesilva
LAUNCH OF RESIDUE, A NEW BOOK BY DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHER MARC HEIJNEN & SOLO EXHIBITION
Singapore-based Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen is launching his book at Artistry, a gallery cafe. A 140-page hardcover book, it showcases more than 50 new photographs taken in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
Where: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis When: Thu, 7pm (book launch), Fri - Jan 19, 10am - 8pm (Exhibition) Admission: Free Tel: 6298-2420 Info: http://www.marcheijnen.com
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS THIS CHRISTMAS - TREE OF LIFE CAMPAIGN
Sponsor a child in Asia or Africa; or provide them with gifts from stationery (from $10) or medical services (from $300). Pick gifts from photo-cards on the Trees Of Life planted by World Vision Singapore at nine malls.
Where: Nex MRT: Serangoon When: Till Sun, mall hours Where: VivoCity MRT: HarbourFront When: Till Dec 15, mall hours Where: West Coast Plaza MRT: Clementi When: Tue - Dec 22, mall hours Where: Tiong Bahru Plaza, Century Square, White Sands, Hougang Mall & Liang Court MRT: Various When: Dec 15 - 31, mall hours Admission: Free Tel: 6922-0100 Info: E-mail email@example.com
COOPOW! COMIC & MANGA DESIGN COMPETITION
Budding artists or avid storytellers can vie for more than $7,000 worth of prizes, including professional graphic design tablets at this first comic and manga design contest held by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation. To enter, create a comic strip with thrilling storylines and moving scenes based on one of five co-operative values – co-operation, self- help, equality, mutual help and care for others. There are four categories – Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, Tertiary and Open.
Info: Submit entries by Wed. Call 6602-0747, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and go to coopow.sncf.org.sg for details. The judges include British cartoonist Paul Fitzgerald aka Polyp, Jerry Hinds, president of the Association of Comic Artists (Singapore), and Mr Kiasu creator Johnny Lau
6TH INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION
Musicians from all over the world will vie for more than $30,000 worth of prizes, including cash prizes, guitars by Jose Ramirez, strings and guitar accessories. Held in conjunction with the 11th International Guitar Festival 2013 (Singapore).
Where: Cairnhill Community Centre MRT: Newton When: Mon & Tue, 10am (Heats) Admission: $15 a day (observer) Where: RELC International Hotel, Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard When: Wed, 10am (Semi-finals) Admission: $20 (observer) Where: RELC International Hotel, Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard When: Sun, 2.30pm (Final) Admission: $40 (observer) Tel: 6348-5555 (tickets), 6344-3671 (Tomas Music Consultants) Info: www.sistic.com.sg
11TH INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013 – EVENING CONCERTS/RECITALS
Performing at this year’s festival are John Mills from Britain, Pavel Steidl from Czech Republic, Eric Franceries from France, Berta Rojas from Paraguay and Franco Morone from Italy.
Where: RELC International Hotel, Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard When: Wed, 7.30pm (John Mills), Thu, 7.30pm (Pavel Steidl), Fri, 7.30pm (Eric Franceriese) Admission: $43 & $53 Tel: 6348-5555 (tickets), 6344-3671 (Tomas Music Consultants) Info: www.sistic.com.sg
11TH INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013 – SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS/ MASTERCLASSES/INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
Topics range from musical sensitivity and guitar education to finger-style techniques
and more. The speakers at the seminars and workshops include Amalia and Jose Enrique Ramirez (Spain), Bernard Maillot (France), president of Savarez S.A. one of the world’s most popular manufacturers of guitar strings, and Robert
Liew (Singapore), president of Arts Management Associates.
Where: RELC International Hotel, Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard When: Thu - Sat, 9am - 5.30pm Admission: $120 (one day), $220 (two days), $300 (three days) for seminars & workshops). From $60 a session for masterclasses player & $15 (observer). Individual lessons with an artist start from $100 a session Tel: 6348-5555 (tickets), 6344-3671 (Tomas Music Consultants) Info: www.sistic.com.sg
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG)
This film is about a successful Hollywood writer, Gil, who falls in love with Paris and thinks he should move there when he gets married, but his girlfriend, Ineza, does not share his romantic notions of the city. Then Gil, who is struggling to write his first novel, takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for his writing. In French with English subtitles.
Where: Alliance Francaise, Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Tue, 8pm Admission: $6.10 (Alliance Francaise members), $8.20 (non-members) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There are some sexual references. www.sistic.com.sg
The Vocal Associates, a local vocal group, will delight you with nursery rhymes and familiar children songs with a spicy twist at their Christmas concert.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue, 8pm Admission: $25 Tel: 9799-5011 Info: Get tickets at The Music Academia, JK Centre, 02 -07, 291 Joo Chiat Road
RED RIDING HOOD
In this musical adventure for the family, the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company gives a new twist to the fairy tale. Red must journey through the forest to reunite her family and save Mother’s bakery from shutting down. Will she be distracted from her quest by the charming Big Bad Wolf? Recommended for children aged four and above.
Where: DBS Arts Centre, Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sun, Various times Admission: $31 - $41. Holiday programme costs $428 a child Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg, www.srt.com.sg
ASSOCIATE ARTIST PLAY READINGS PRESENTED BY CHECKPOINT THEATRE
The Checkpoint Associate Artists -Lucas Ho, Faith Ng, Joel Tan and Shiv Tandan - who represent the next generation of theatre-makers, will present dramatised readings of their works-in-progress. They comprise full-length plays and selections from the Associate Artists Monologue Project. They include Our Lady Of Lourdes by Tan, a full-length play directed by Claire Wong with two improbable and difficult love stories that transcend age, time and social convention. The monologues by Ho, Ng, Tan and Tandan are about a relationship mapped by taxicab journeys, a grandmother and her food, and finding and losing oneself.
Where: The Arts House, Play Den, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Tue & Wed, 8pm (Our Lady Of Lourdes by Joel Tan and The Monologue Project: A Language of Our Own by Faith Ng and Past Perfect by Shiv Tandan) Admission: Free (Registration is required) Info: Register at http://www.ticketmash.sg/checkpointreadings
Enjoy a memorable night of magic and comedy at this live international magic and comedy show by Jarred Fell, an award-winning comedian-magician from New Zealand. Where: Pan Pacific Singapore, Royal Room, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed, 8pm Admission: $20 Tel: 6602-9900 Info: Get tickets at https://tickets.eventclique.com or e-mail email@example.com
JACK & THE BEAN-SPROUT!
This pantomime by Wild Rice is about dreams, a mother’s love and the perils of gambling. It is about Jack and his mother, Widow Neo, who are forced to sell their beloved pet cow when there are bills to be paid. The production comes with side-splitting gags, catchy songs and audience participation. Written by Joel Tan and directed by Ivan Heng with music by Elaine Chan, it stars Caleb Goh as Jack, Darius Tan as Widow Neo, Karen Tan as Gold Hits Harp and Siti Khalijah as Goose Mangat. Based on the original concept and characters by Desmond Sim.
Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till Sat, 7.30pm (Tue, Wed, Thu & Sun), 7.30pm (Fri & Sat), 2.30 (Sat & Sun) Admission: $43 - $78 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Buy a Jack & The Bean-Sprout! CD at $15 each and Wild Rice will contribute $5 to the Emma Yong Fund for actors stricken with cancer. www.sistic.com.sg
This play explores a child’s journey through the national examination. Xiao Li, the protagonist, struggles to find herself while trying to fulfil parental expectations. The audience can become active partners of the play, reliving the gruelling exam-taking experience. The play also features children’s magician Mr Bottle. Produced by The ETCeteras, it is in Mandarin and English.
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah When: Till Sun, 8pm Tue - Sat, 3pm Sat & Sun Admission: $36 & $41 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There will be a post-show dialogue except on Sun. www.sistic.com.sg and www.etceteras.org.sg. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by MAGDALENE LUM
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