What's on: Thursday's top picks from Life!
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES BY FILIPINO SURREALIST ARTIST JON JAYLO
At this charity exhibition by Filipino surrealist artist Jon Jaylo, buy any artwork and 20 per cent of sale proceeds will go to three local charities - Club Rainbow (Singapore), Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) and the NCC Research Fund. You may also contribute to the Singapore Red Cross in aid of the Red Cross Haiyan Relief victims in the Philippines.
Where: EY Gallery, North Tower, Level 18, One Raffles Quay MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Feb 28, Tue: Noon - 2pm & Wed, 5 - 7pm Tel: 6535-7777 (call to arrange visit) Info: Viewing is by appointment at least three days before the visit
Check out works by artists from China, Malaysia, India and Singapore, ranging from watercolours and oils to calligraphy and mixed media. They are priced from $50.
Where: DaTang Fine Arts, High Street Centre, B1-09, 1 North Bridge Road MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall When: Till Jan 8, noon - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 2 - 7pm (Sat), closed on Sun Admission: Free Tel: 6333-9628 Info: Register early. Go to www.datangfinearts.com
MYANMAR MASTERS EXHIBITION
Held in collaboration with Myanmar Fine Art International, this exhibition presents eight Myanmar painters' unique artistic expressions on different themes, including traditional landscapes, figurative portraits and religious paintings.
Where: Art Seasons Gallery, 1 Selegie Road, PoMo 02-21/24 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till Jan 11, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Sat), closed on Sun & public holidays or by appointment Admission: Free Tel: 6741-6366
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COLOURS OF INNOCENCE
This year-end festive art exhibition showcases a selection of works by guest artist Iskandar Jalil as well as local and overseas artists, including Ee Shaun and Sonny Liew (Singapore), Kaz Ori (Japan),Piyatida Pirakanta (Thailand) and Shiew Eng Hii (Malaysia).
Where: Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, 01-07 MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till Jan 11, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holiays Admission: Free Tel: 6738-0810 Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mulangallery.com.sg
THE REAL BARCELONA
This inaugural exhibition by Barnadas Huang, a sister gallery of Galerias Jordi Barnadas in Spain, will focus on the genre of realism, featuring the works of emerging artists from the country. It will also showcase works from some of the most established artists from the Spanish gallery.
Where: Barnadas Huang gallery, 22 Dempsey Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Holland Village When: Till Jan 13, 11am - 8pm (weekdays), 10am - 8pm (Sat), 10am - 6pm (Sun & public holidays) Admission: Free
THE GIFT OF FIRST AID
Knowledge of first aid can help you save lives. Sign up a loved one for first aid class starting this month. The classes for caregivers of the elderly will be held on Jan 10, that for diabetic and stroke patients on Jan 24.
Where: Singapore Red Cross Academy, Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Jan 10, 9am - 4pm (Caregivers Of The Elderly), Jan 24, 9am - 1pm (Diabetic Patients), Jan 24, 2 - 6pm (Stroke Patients) Admission: $10 a participant on successful application of the Caregivers Training Grant. Tel: 6664-0500 Info: Register at www.redcross.org.sg (Limited seats - first come first served)
WORKSHOP BY GRACE TAN (SINGAPORE BIENNALLE 2013 - ARTISTS WORKSHOPS: IF THE WORLD CHANGED)
Craft your own landscape-like forms using a combination of industrial materials at this workshop conducted by artist Grace Tan, who created a site-specific installation for the Singapore Biennale.
here: Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall, Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: Jan 11, 2 - 5pm Admission: $20 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Limited spaces. Go to https://www.sistic.com.sg
BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO
Amaury Coeytaux, a violinist and concertmaster of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, joins the Orchestra of the Music Makers and principal guest conductor Christopher Adey at this concert, which also features Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony.
Where: School of the Arts, Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Fri, 7.30pm
Admission: $15 - $21 Tel: 6348-5555
SSO GALA: GIL SHAHAM - STRAUSS FESTIVAL: EIN HELDENLEBEN
International concert violinist Gil Shaham joins the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) under the baton of its conductor Shui Lan for the Asian premiere of Bright Sheng's violin concerto, Let's Fly, which was commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London and the SSO.
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Sat, 7.30pm Admission: $28 - $131 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There is a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm at Library@Esplanade. Go to www.sistic.com.sg
STEINWAY YOUTH PIANO COMPETITION
This competition in Singapore is for aspiring pianists aged 17 and younger. It is part of the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific, which brings together the best of young piano talents across nine countries, including South Korea, Indonesia and Singapore. The overall champion will compete at the International Steinway Festival next year in Hamburg, Germany.
Info: Singaporeans & permanent residents can register for the competition by Jan 20. For details, go to www.steinway-gallery.com.sg/
GALLERIES ALIVE! OF SOUND AND SIGHT (MUSIC & WORKSHOP)
The permanent galleries of the Malay Heritage Centre will come alive with performances of traditional music at its Muzik Gallery. Also, enjoy making wayang kulit (shadow puppets) characters at a workshop.
Where: Malay Heritage Centre Muzik Gallery, Sultan Gate MRT: Bugis When: Thu & Jan 16 & 30; Feb 13, 15 & 27, 11am, 11.45am & 2pm & 2.45pm; The Wayang Kulit Workshop will be held at Kesenian (Bangsawan & Filem) Gallery on Jan 9 & 23 & Feb 6 & 20, 11am to 11.45am & 2pm to 2.45pm Admission: Free Tel: 6391-0450 (inquiries about Galleries Alive!) Info: Registration for the performances and workshop is required. To register, e-mail your contact details to NHB_MHC_Programmes@nhb.gov.sg. All programmes are free but admission charges to the permanent galleries may apply
THE NEW PAPER WEDDING PLANNER
Couples planning to tie the knot this year can check out The New Paper Wedding Planner exhibition, where they can find wedding gowns by bridal boutiques as well as choose reception venues and wedding bands. Couples can win more than $10,000 worth of prizes in the buyers' draw. The top prize is a one-night weekend stay for two at the Royal Plaza on Scotts' Signature Suite, including a buffet dinner and breakfast for two, with club privileges, worth more $2,100, and a diamond necklace from Love & Co, worth $2,500. Organised by Cats Classified, Singapore Press Holdings.
Where: VivoCity, Central Court, Level 1 MRT: HarbourFront When: Fri, 10am - 9.30pm; Sat& Sun, 10am - 9pm; Sat & Sun, 5pm (Bridal Fashion Shows); Sat & Sun, 1pm (Serenade Of Love) Admission: Free Info: www.cats.com.sg/weddingplanner
Rodney Smith uses only natural light for his photographs, shooting primarily on black-and-white film. His timeless images are immediately recognised for their elegance and whimsical wit.
Where: Fost Pte Ltd Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 01-02, 1 Lock Road MRT: Buona Vista When: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), by appointment on Mon & public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6694-3080 Info: Go to www.fostgallery.com or e-mail email@example.com
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP
The inaugural Fight Night of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Singapore features current Strikeforce champion Lim Hyun Gyu, Japanese fighter Katsunori Kikuno, American Quinn Mulhern and Singapore's Royston Wee, among others.
Where: Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Sands Expo & Convention Centre Hall E & F, Basement 1 MRT: Bayfront/Marina Bay When: Sat, 7.30pm (doors open at 6pm) Admission: $91 - $691 Tel: 6688-8826/6348-5555 Info: Buy tickets at www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing & www.sistic.com.sg
This fantasy musical about a battle between light and dark boasts special effects and the songs of Dick Lee, with original musical arrangement and orchestrations by Jonathan Lim and Bang Wenfu.
Where: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Till March 23, 8pm (Thu - Tue), 3pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $51 - $151 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
Compiled by MAGDALENE LUM
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