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What's on: Tuesday's picks from ST Life!

Published on Dec 18, 2012 10:52 AM
 
A scene from Santa Claus The Musical, a family-friendly musical performed by a cast from the United Kingdom. The story revolves around Santa Claus and his chief elf Joe trying to stop the Ice Queen and her henchman Jack Frost from cancelling Christmas around the world. It will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theater between 14 to 30 December 2012. -- PHOTO: SANTA CLAUS THE MUSICAL

Tuesday's top pick

SANTA CLAUS THE MUSICAL

This delightful Christmas family adventure from the producers of Annie features a host of characters such as a magical Santa Claus, an Evil Ice Queen, Rudolph the Reindeer and his brothers and sisters, tap-dancing polar bears, 10 cute penguins and singing crows who reckon they are the Beatles.

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theater MRT: Bayfront/Marina Bay When: Till Dec 30, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri) & 1 & 5pm (Sat & Sun) this week; 1 & 5pm (Dec 24, 25 & 30, 7.30pm) Dec 27, 1.30 & 7.30pm (Dec 28 & 29); no shows on Dec 26 Admission: $38 - $703 Tel: 6348-5555

Full listings can be seen by ST Online subscribers.

Art

SPIRIT OF THE SEA - LEE BOON WANG'S 9TH SOLO ART EXHIBITION

Award-winning Singapore realist artist and avid sailor Lee Boon Wang, 78, is known for his seascapes created while sailing and cruising along Asian and European coasts.

Where: Hai Hui Art Gallery, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 03-33, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens When: Till Tue, 11am - 7pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6235-1566 Info: E-mail haihuiartgallery@gmail.com

HOME AND BEYOND

This exhibition of recent ink works by award-winning Singapore artists Anthony Chua and his wife Hong Sek Chern depicts local places and architecture ranging from urban landmarks to old buildings. Their works reflect familiar locations and earthly structures imbued with personal memories and interpretations.

Where: artcommune gallery, Bras Basah Complex 02-43, Block 231, Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: Till Dec 31, noon - 7pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6336-4240 Info: www.artcommune.com.sg

Charity

A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL COMEDY SHOW FEATURING PAUL WILBAUM OF CANADA

This two-day international comedy show features Canadian comedian Paul Wilbaum, known for his wacky characters such as Hamlet as a drunk. In aid of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which helps nurture disadvantaged children in the arts.

Where: The Arts House, Play Den, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed & Thu, 8pm Admission: $30 Tel: 6332-6919 Info: www.bytes.sg

THE BOYS' BRIGADE SHARE-A-GIFT 2012

The Boys' Brigade is appealing to the public for food donations to help the less privileged. Food requirements include halal canned food, 3-in-1 beverages, milk powder, cooking oil (2 litres), and condiments such as salt, sugar and light soy sauce. Send donations to the Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift Gift Boxes at various NTUC FairPrice outlets.

Where: Gift boxes located at various NTUC outlets, including FairPrice Finest at Bukit Timah Plaza & Thomson Plaza, FairPrice Xtra at Ang Mo Kio Hub, Jurong Point, Tampines Mall & Toa Payoh HDB Hub MRT: Various When: Till Wed, usual supermarket hours Admission: Free Tel: 1800-227-4273 Info: General food and household hampers valued at $20, $30 and $50 can also be purchased and donated at NTUC FairPrice's online portal (www.fairprice.com.sg) from now till Dec 31. Go to www.bbshare.sg

Classes

HOLIDAY NUTRITION STRATEGIES (TALK AND FOOD DEMONSTRATION)

This workshop by nutritionist Mayra Mohta will teach you smart eating options to prevent extra weight gain and discusses the benefits of fat burning food. There will also be a food demonstration with food recipes, such as homemade granola bars, smart wrap and pasta salad.

Where: Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS), Junction 8 Office Tower 06-05, 8 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan When: Thu, 2 -3.30pm Admission: $17 Tel: 6250-1012 Info: Registration is open to women in their 40s and above. Pre-registration is required.

Film

RIDICULE (FRENCH MOVIES 2012)(RA)

Directed by Patrice Leconte, this film set in the opulent France of Louis XVI, is about a poor French nobleman who must play a game of wits at court in Versailles to get royal backing for a drainage project. In French with English subtitles, it stars Charles Berling as the rustic nobleman.

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

Gigs

ENCOUNTER - WHEN THE VIRTUOSOS OF EAST MEET WEST

Ding Yi Music Company will team up with I-Sis Trio, a leading western chamber group, to present a refreshing collaboration of a Western instrumental trio with a Chinese chamber ensemble. Performed in Mandarin and English.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue, 7.30pm Admission: $28 Tel: 6348-5555

Holidays

INTERACTIVE CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP FOR KIDS (COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP)

Children aged from seven to 12 can work in pairs to pick up basic computer programming skills to create an interactive Christmas card for their family. Held by Saturday Kids, an education centre.

Where: The Little Arts Academy, PoMo, 05 -01/02, 1 selegie Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Tue & Wed, 10am - 1pm (kids aged seven to nine), 2 - 5pm (kids aged 10 - 12) Admission: $240 Tel: 9128-2101 Info: www.SaturdayKids.sg

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - DECORATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS BASKET

Children aged four to 12 can create a unique basket using recycled materials this festive season.

Where: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens (enter vis Bukit timah) MRT: Botanic Garden When: Tue, 2 - 3.30pm Admission: $30 a child including materials Info: www.nparks.gov.sg

Theatre

THE MAC KING COMEDY MAGIC SHOW

Celebrity comedian-magician Mac King from Las Vegas will conjure up his unique combination of magic and laughter. He will perform routines with smoke and traditional magic props with clever twists. Presented by NTUC Club.

Where: D'Tent, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris When: Tue& Wed,7pm, Thu, 8.30pm, Dec 21, 8.30pm, Dec 22, 6.30 & 8.30pm, Dec 23, 3 & 8.30pm Admission: $60 (public), $50 (NTUC members) Tel: 6296--2929 Info: www.ticketbooth.com.sg

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: Some coarse language used. Go to www.BASEentertainmentasia.com, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg to book

INCANTO A MAGICAL SPECTACULAR

This new magical spectacular which blurs the boundaries between reality and make-believe features an international cast of 50 performers, led by Joe Labero, a renowned illusionist and three-time recipient of the Merlin Award. Be spellbound by death-defying illusions and astonishing acrobatic sequences including a double levitation act. The story is about a young traveller who enters a strange monastery, which is a gateway to a hidden dimension of mystery and illusion

Where: Festive Grand Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Till March 10 next year, Mon, Thu & Fri, 8pm, Sat & Sun, 4 & 8pm Admission: $51 - $151 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg & www.rwsentosa.com

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