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What's on: Monday's top picks from Life!

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Monday's top pick

PULSE

This exhibition focuses on the development of young artists, showcasing their development and process. The artists include Ade Putra Safa, Amanda Soon, Nathania Zaini and Yan Asan.

Where: Maya Gallery, 666 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall When: Till Mon, noon - 9pm Admission: Free Tel: 9339-5027 Info: E-mail pulse.exhibition@gmail.com

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Books

WANG GUNG WU: EDUCATOR & SCHOLAR BOOK LAUNCH

This new book to be launched on Tuesday , celebrates the life and works of eminent educator and scholar Professor Wang Gungwu, the Chairman of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, who has published widely on the history of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia as well as the history and civilisation of China. It also provides insights on his thoughts pertaining to higher education. The book is edited by Professor Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute and Dr K. K. Phua, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University. The Guest-of-Honour is Mr SR Nathan, the former President of Singapore. Jointly organised by East Asian Institute, World Scientific Publishing and co-sponsored by the Lee Foundation.

Where: Regent Singapore, Royal Pavilion Ballroom, Level 1, Tomlinson Road MRT: Orchard When: Tue , 3.15 - 5.15pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-3708 Info: the book is available at major bookstores at $32 a copy (soft cover) & $90 a copy (hard cover). Go to http://www.eai.nus.edu.sg/nov.pdf for the book launch programme and registration procedure. To register, please email details, such as your name, email address, organisation, contact number(s), to eaireg@nus.edu.sg or fax to 67793409 by noon, Mon . Also go to http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8631 for details

Charity

QUILL: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, PAST AND PRESENT OF THE WORLD OF CHIJ IN SINGAPORE

Help a good cause. Buy unframed prints as well the 128-page photo commemorative book, Quill, which includes historical images and extracts from Infant Jesus archives capturing the history of CHIJ schools in Singapore and all proceeds will go to the IJ Homes and children's centre to supprt their work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. $1 million is needed for the building fund for the new IJ Village at Ang Mo Kio Street 13. Part of the celebrations of the IJ Order's 350th anniversary.

Where: Artspace @Helutrans, 01 -07 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Till Sun , noon - 7pm , noon- 5pm (Sun), closed on Mon Admission: Free Info: E-mail chij.singapore@gmail.com. The unframed prints are on sale for a donation of $200 while the book is on sale at a minimum donation of $50. The book is also available at the Kids21 shops at Paragon (05-62) and Forum The Shopping Mall (02-23) and the IJ Homes and Children's centres at 503 Ang Mo Kio Street 13 till Dec 31

Classical

MIRACLES AND MAGIC

Acclaimed French violinist Pierre Amoyal returns with his Japanese violist wife, Yuko Shimizu, to perform the rarely-heard Bruch Double Concerto with the the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under English guest conductor Alexander Shelley. The orchestra will also perform the 1919 version of Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed , 7.30pm Admission: $16 - $75 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There is a pre-cncert talk at 6.30pm at Library@Esplanade

Contests

NAFA MUSIC ESSENTIALS CONCERTO COMPETITION (PRELIMINARY)

Check out this annual competition held to identiy and award talented music students at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa). They will win an opportunity to perform with the Nafa Orchestra and cash prizes.

Where: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis When: Wed , 2 - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6512-4179 Info: E-mail music@nafa.edu.sg

Films

KEPPEL LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2012

For the first time, catch award-winning films from six South American countries for free. The films include Brother (Hermano) from Venezuela at 7pm on Mon and My Uncle Killed A Guy (Meu Tio Matou Um Cara) at 7pm, Tue .

Where: GV Vivocity MRT: Harbourfront When: Till Tue , various times Admission: Free Info: Free tickets will be distributed an hour before screening time Info: www.gv.com.sg. Details and synopsis on facebook page-Keppel Latin American Film Festival Singapore 2012.

FRENCH MOVIES 2012: MAUVAISE FOI (NC16)

Directed by Roschdy Zem, this film is about a happy non-religious couple - Clara, a Jewish girl and Ismael, her Arab boyfriend - who have to face the reactions of their families when they make their love known. The film uses derision and humour to stress the incredible tensions that a love affair between two-non-religious people can create due to their heritage.

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 SarKies Road MRT: Newton When: Tue , 8pm Admission: $8.20 Tel: 6348-5555

Gigs

MUSIC-IN-THE-CITY: INSPIRATION. MUSIC. PASSION

Musicians from Ngee Ann Secondary School's award-winning Chinese Orchestra and award-winning choir will entertain with performances ranging from traditional to pop music.

Where: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/Orchard When: Wed , 7 - 8.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6733-0337 Info: www.ngeeanncity.com.sg

Holidays

FUN OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE CAMP

Children aged seven to 12 can snuggle up and dream sweet dreams among the stamps at this fun overnight adventure camp - night of discovery, games and movie time. Take along your sleeping bag, toiletries, change of clothes and a jacket. Dinner, supper and breakfast will be provided and participants can take home their own personalised stamp.

Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay When: Thu - Fri , Dec 6 to 7, 9am Admission: $80 a child Tel: 6 513-7347 Info: To register, e-mail Lily_Samuel@nhb.gov.sg

Talks

TALENT MANAGEMENT & WORK PRODUCTIVITY (FULL DAY WORKSHOPS)

STJobs is organising four talent management and work productivity workshops this month. They are Harnessing People's Intelligence For Corporate Productivity by trainer Sam B. Roberts, Speed Reading Techniques by trainer Henry Toi, The Art Of Mindmapping by trainer Eric Cheong and Enhance Your Memory Power In The Workplace by trainer Daniel Theyagu. STJobs is a recruitment site of Singapore Press Holdings.

Where: SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: Mon , 9.30am - 6pm (Harnessing People's Intelligence For Corporate Productivity) Admission: $588 When: Wed , 9.30am - 6pm (Speed Reading Techniques) Admission: $588 When: Fri , 9.30am - 6pm (The Art of Mindmapping) Admission: Pay an early bird fee of $458 by Mon and $588 from Tue When: Nov 26, 9.30am - 6pm (Enhance Your Memory Power In The Workplace) Admission: Pay an early bird fee of $458 by Tue and $588 from Wed Info: For enquiries, e-mail events@st701.com or go to STJobs.sg to register as an STJob member to enjoy member

Theatre

JERSEY BOYS

This smash hit musical, which won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, tells the true story about how four blue-collar boys went on to become Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, one of the greatest success stories in the history of pop music. Produced by Base Entertainment Asia.

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theater MRT: Bayfront/Marina Bay When: Tue - Feb 17, 2 & 8pm Admission: $58 - $233 Tel: 6348-5555/6688-8826 Info: Take note that some coarse language is used. You can also book at www.BASentertainmentasia.com or, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg

SECRET BRIDESMAIDS' BUSINESS

This production is about a bride, Meg Bacon, preparing for her wedding when her bridesmaids, Lucy and Angela, stumble upon some information that could shatter her dream. Should they tell the bride? By the Lasalle College of the Arts' Level 3 Musical Theatre students.

Where: Lasalle College of the Arts, The Creative Cube, McNally Street MRT: Bugis When: Tue - Nov 23, 8pm, Nov 24, 3pm & 8pm Admission: $16 Info: http://botempus.com/lasalle

HANSEL & GRETEL, A PANTOMIME

This annual Christmas pantomime by Wild Rice puts a Singapore spin to the familiar Brothers Grimm fairy tale. It has the new pop-star stepmother of Hansel and Gretel abandoning them in the jungles of Mandai as she reckons the family budget cannot support the family of four in a tight economy. Starring Sebastian Tan, Dwayne Lau, Denise Tan, Siti Khalijah and Vernetta Lopez as well as 30 young talents aged from four to 12 from Wild Rice's First Stage! Programme.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Fri - Dec 15, 7.30pm (Tue - Sun), 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $42 - $62 (preview on Nov 23), $52 - $72 (from Nov 24) Tel: 6348-5555

GOD OF CARNAGE

Directed by Bobby Garcia, this new play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is a comedy of manners... without the manners. This comedic satire takes place in the aftermath of a playground fight between two schoolboys. Their parents decide to meet to talk it out but soon get involved in verbal warfare, with all four adults revealing their own issues and true colours. Starring Adrian Pang, Lea Salonga, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Art Acuna.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Nov 25, 8pm (Tue -Sun), also 4pm (Sat), closed on Mon Admission: $63 - $83 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: The play is recommended for those aged 16 and above due to some coarse language used

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