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Published on Dec 6, 2012 11:26 AM
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FANTASTIC MR FOX

The Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company presents this well-loved children's tale, adapted for the stage by David Wood.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sun, 10am (Tue - Fri), 11am & 2pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $28 (weekdays) and $38 (weekends and public holidays) Tel: 6733-8166 Info: Recommended for audiences aged four and above. E-mail emilia@srt.com.sg

Art

WRAPPING UP THE FORCE OF PERSPECTIVE

The first solo exhibition in Asia by Finnish artist Yro Edelmann showcases his latest paintings and sculptures. Influenced by French surrealism with its irrational, dream like motifs, he developed his own pictorial language and experimented with hyper-realism before becoming increasingly engrossed in his packages, wrapping paper and pieces of string.

Where: MAD Museum of Art & Design, Mandarin Gallery, 03-01, 333A Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/Orchard When: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm Admission: Tel: 6734-5688

Anniversary

VIVOCITY'S SIXTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS & FIREWORKS

VivoCity celebrates its sixth anniversary with a display of fireworks by award-winning German choreographer Markus Katterle.

Where: VivoCity, Level 3 MRT: HarbourFront When: Today, 9pm Admission: Free Info: www.vivocity.com.sg

Class

MAXIMISING YOUR RESOURCES THROUGH CARE PLANNING

Learn the importance of self-care and equip yourself with essential life skills and effective stratgies to cope with caregiving-related issues at this workshop by AWWA Centre for Caregivers. Part of the Caregivers Education & Support Programmes for family caregivers.

Where: Centre for Enabled Living, City Square Mall, B2-19/20, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park When: Sat, 10.15am -12.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6511-5318 Info: Pre-registration is required. Each participant will receive a free handbook titled "Caregiving...The Journey Starts With You!" and course materials

Classical

SSO BABIES' PROMS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Toddlers and babies can join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and Peter Moore for a thrilling movie adventure featuring music from Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman, Mission Impossible and more.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Today & Sat , 10am & noon Admission: $21 & 28 Tel: 6348-5555

Contests

2012 NATIONAL CHINESE MUSIC COMPETITION

Local and international adjudicators will judge this year's National Chinese Music Competition. They include Young Artist Award recipient and erhu specialist Ling Hock Siang, guzheng specialist Wang Chang Yuan from the United States, and pipa specialist Hao Yi Fan from China. The preliminary and final rounds are now on till Fri . Masterclasses will be held on Sat from 9am to 5pm. Selected prize winners will perform with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra at the Prize Winners' Concert on Sunday .

Where: Singapore Conference Hall, Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Till Fri , 9am - 3pm (final rounds) Admission: Free Where: Singapore Conference Hall, Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Sun , 8pm (prize winners' concert) Admission: $11 (prize winners' concert & prize presentation ceremony), $6 (to observe a masterclass) Tel: 6348-5555

Dance

CONTACT 2012

Catch international artists from countries such as Denmark, Norway, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea at this contemporary dance festival by T.H.E Dance Company. Six local dance companies will be performing at the festival - Maya Dance Company, Singapore Dance Company, Re: Dance Theatre, Frontier Danceland, T.H.E Dance Company and T.H.E Second Company.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall Where: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box and studios, Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: Till Sun , various times Admission: $11 - $38 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg & www.the-contact.org

Films

SOCIETE GENERALE PRIVATE BANKING 2ND RENDEZVOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA

This French film festival at The Cathay and Alliance Francaise features 13 films, including the comedy Intouchables (Untouchables) and drama Un Bonheur N'arrive Jamais Seul (Happiness Never Comes Along). You can meet the actors and directors during the post-screening sessions.

Where: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Today - Dec 9, various times Admission: $12 (public), $11 (Alliance Francaise members) Info: Go to www.rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.sg for film schedule

Gigs

MARTIN REYES UNSTOPPABLE ALBUM LAUNCH

Martin Reyes will launch his Tropical Latin music album Unstoppable - the first Latin American music artist to release an album under Warner Music Singapore.

Where: Union Square The Amara, 100 Tras Street 05-02 MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Fri, 8.30pm till late Admission: $15+ (NTUC members) & $21+ (Public) Tel: 6224-6116

Holidays

CERAMIC CREATIONS FAMILY FUN

Create unique bowls, figures or abstract forms at this family workshop by Goodman Ceramic Studio.

Where: Goodman Arts Centre, Block F, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: Dec 12 & 19, 2 - 3.30pm When: Fri,, Dec 14, 21 & 29, 2 - 3.30pm When: Sat, Dec 15, 20 & 22 10.30am - noon Admission: $70 for three persons, $36 for three pieces Tel: 9726-5210 Info: E-mail info@goodmanceramicstudio.com

Show

REDWHITE: SOLO EXHIBITION BY ARTIST ONG HUI HAR

This photo exhibition depicts foreigners in our midst. The photographs subtly explore our comfort zones and how locals and foreigners could be more at ease with one another. Held by One East Asia.

Where: The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Dec 31, 10am - 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 6737-1819

Theatre

CRAZY CHRISTMAS (SILVER SCREEN MEETS SILVER BELLS)

Spend an evening of song, dance, laughter and love with Singapore's finest entertainers as Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin. Directed by Selena Tan and George Chan, it features a stellar cast including Adrian Pang, Hossan Leong, Kumar, Karen Tan and Robin Goh. Presented by Dream Academy Productions.

Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Till Sun, (R18 version) 8pm (Tue - Fri), 4 & 8pm (Sat), 2 & 6pm (Sun) Admission: $40 - $120 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

HANSEL & GRETEL, A PANTOMIME

Written by Alfian Sa'at and directed by Dim Sum Dolly Pam Oei, t his 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 the 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: Till Dec 15, 7.30pm (Tue - Sun) 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $52 - $72 Tel: 6348-5555

JERSEY BOYS

This hit musical, which won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Oliver 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: Till Feb 17, 2 & 8pm Admission: $58 - $233 Tel: 6348-5555/6688-8826 Info: Jersey Boys will perform their hits such as Sherry and Walk Like A Man at the Marina Bay Sands' Skating Rink from 5 - 6pm on Sat. Fans can win show tickets by entering a quiz at the Jersey Boys mini exhibition at the skating rink from 2pm on Sat. Up to 100 tickets are up for grabs. From Sat, all tickets purchased will get a free seat upgrade if purchasing A, B or C reserve tickets. Take note that some coarse language is used in the concert. Go to www.BASEentertainmentasia.com, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg to book

Web

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