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

Published on Jan 6, 2014 5:59 PM
 
Buy an art work at this posthumous art exhibition by Madam Sun Yee, the late principal of the Singapore Academy of Art and all proceeds will go to St Luke's Hospital, a community hospital. -- FILE PHOTO: MADAM SUN YEE

GENEROSITY IS THE GREATEST VIRTUE - MADAM SUN YEE'S POSTHUMOUS EXHIBITION FOR CHARITY

Buy an art work at this posthumous art exhibition by Madam Sun Yee, the late principal of the Singapore Academy of Art and all proceeds will go to St Luke's Hospital, a community hospital.

Where: Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Exhibition Hall, Level 2, 47 Hill Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay When: Till Jan 13, 11am - 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 8268-5299

Art

ART FAIR

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 Wed, noon - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 2 - 7pm (Sat), closed on Sun & Jan 1 Admission: Free Tel: 6333-9628 Info: 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 Sat, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Sat), closed on Sun & public holidays or by appointment Admission: Free Tel: 6741-6366 Info: E-mail info@artseasonsgallery.com

Books

BOOK-SIGNING & MEET-THE-AUTHOR SESSIONS FOR PEH SHING HUEI, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, WHEN THE PARTY ENDS

Meet Peh Shing Huei, author of When The Party Ends, a provocative book capturing his harrowing, humbling and sometimes hilarious experiencees in China when he was China bureau chief for The Straits Times in Beijing from 2008 to 2012. It chronicles vivid accounts of questionable processes against the voiceless and the powerless, offering a fascinating insight into a changing China. Snag an autograph from him. The book is published by The Straits Times Press.

Where: Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak Street MRT: Tiong Bahru When: Fri, 7.30pm Where: Select Books, 51 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: Jan 18, 2pm Admission: Free Tel:6222-9195(Books Actually), 6337-9319 (Select Books) Info: The book is available at $29.96 a copy. Buy the book online at www.stpressbooks.com.sg

Charity

THE SECRETS OF SUCCCESSFUL AND EMPOWERED WOMEN

Ms Jessica Tan, managing director of Microsoft Singapore; Violet Lim, founder of Lunch Actually: and Ms Elizabeth Tan, managing director of Heatwave Shoes, will speak at this seminar by the Rotary Club of Suntec City. Proceeds for the seminar will go to local and overseas projects including Eden Special School, Chiang Mai hill tribes and victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Where: Park Mall, Level 13 Theatrette, Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Wed, 6.30 - 9.30pm Admission: $68 Info: Pay by by fund transfer, cash, Paypal or cheque. Sign up at www.empoweredwoman.sg

Classes

THE ART & SCIENCE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Learn the art and science of effective communication in the workplace at three workshops: Managing Your Customers (trainer: Ken Wong), How To Design Interactive Multi-Touch Point Marketing Campaigns (trainer: Pamela Wigglesworth) and Communicating To A Multi-Generation Team (trainer: Leslie Choudhury). Organised by STJobs.sg the leading online recruitment site of Singapore Press Holdings.

Where: Singapore Press Holdings News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: Jan 21, 9.30am - 6pm (Managing Your Customers) Admission: Early-bird fee of $488 by Jan 15, from Jan 16 pay $588 When: Jan 22, 9.30am - 6pm (How To Design Interactive, Multi-Touch Point Marketing Campaigns) Admission: Early-bird fee of $488 by Jan 16, from Jan 17, $588 When: Jan 23, 9.30am - 6pm (Communicating To A Multi-Generation Team) Admission: Early-bird fee of $488 by Jan 17, from Jan 18, pay $588 Tel: 1800-69-78701 (inquiries) Info: Register at www.stjobs.sg/seminars, For inquiries, e-mail events@st701.com

Classical

DINNER & OPERA EVENT

Italian soprano Barbara Vignudelli and maestro Francesco Frudua will perform at this event. Held by the Nanyang Technological University, Complexity Programme and School of Art, Design and Media and Professor Dr Andrea Nanetti. Co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in conjunction with the 1st Singapore Heritage Science Conference Heritage Science As A Complex System.

Where: Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, 81, Nanyang drive, Level 2, ADM Auditorium MRT: Boon Lay When: Tue, 7 - 9pm Admission: Free with registration Info: www.complexity.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default. aspx

Dance

SPROUTS 5TH EDITION FINAL SHOWCASE - THE NATIONAL LEVEL DANCE-OFF

Watch creative dance presentations by eight finalists as well as past Sprouts winners Christina Chan and Shahrin Johry at this National Level Dance-Off at the Sprouts 5th Edition Final Showcase. This is the first time that aspiring choreographers are partnering with mentors of their choice. This dance showcase is organised by the National Arts Council and co-presented by Frontier Danceland.

Where: School of the Arts (SOTA) Drama Theatre, Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhuby Ghaut When: Sat, 7.30pm Admission: $11 & $16 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

Festivals

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

This production by Nine Years Theatre (Singapore) is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's iconic play, An Enemy Of The People, which depicts one man's struggle to hold on to his beliefs. The commissioned work is performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. Part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 (Art & The People), which is on till Jan 19. Presented by The Necessary Stage.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement, Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Wed - Sat, 8pm, Sat, 3pm Admission: $20 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

SUTERU TABI

"Suteru Tabi" means a journey to unburden oneself of something. It is about a young man and his three siblings who embark on a trip to cast a casket into the sea. By Gotanndadan of Japan, it is performed in Japanese with English surtitles. Part of the M1 Fringe Festival.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed & Thu, 8pm Admission: $20 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There will be a 15-minute post-show dialogue. Recommended for those aged 13 and above. There is some coarse language. www.sistic.com.sg

Gigs

LALA HSU LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Taiwanese singer Lala Hsu will perform songs from her own albums as well as songs she loves or have influenced her.

Where: Kallang Theatre MRT: Stadium When: Sat, 8pm Admission: $81 - $141 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

TALKS

THE BUSINESS TIMES -MAYBANK KIM ENG INVEST ASIA 2014

What lies ahead for investors in 2014? Take stock of your future at this seminar by The Business Times-Maybank Kim Eng Invest Asia 2014 where a panel of speakers will share their sentiments on the year to help investors navigate the ups and downs of the stock market. There will also be a panel discussion, Spotting Opportunities In Asian Markets, moderated by Vikram Khanna, Asscoiate Editor of The Business Times.

Where: Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel, Mandarin Ballroom 1, Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/Orchard When: Sat, 9am - 1pm Admission: $38 for Maybank Kim Eng clients/Maybank credit cardholders, $45 (other credit cardholders), including buffet lunch Info: Register by Fri at www.maybank-ke.com.sg. Payment can be made via credit cards. E-mail a1mktg@sph.com.sg

Theatre

TAKE ME OUT (R18)

This Tony Award-winning play by Richard Greenberg is about Darren Lemming, the star centre fielder of the world champion New York Empires. He is so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces that he is gay, he wrongly assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. Directed by Paul Lucas, the play stars Juan Jackson as Lemming. By Tim Garner Productions.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Wed- Jan 16, 8pm (weekdays), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 8pm (Sun) Admission: $68 - $78 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Take note that the play has a homosexual theme and nudity. www.sistic.com.sg

LIGHTSEEKER

This fantasy musical about a battle between light and dark boasts special effects and the songs of award-winning Singapore songwriter and Cultural Medallion recipient Dick Lee. Conceived by TV veteran Andrea Teo, this Resorts World Sentosa musical is directed by internationally renowned director-writer Michael La Fleur, 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

Others

THE SINGAPORE MINT JUBILANT YEAR OF THE HORSE LUNAR FAIR 2014

This event organised by the Singapore Mint will feature more than 500 merchandise including Singapore's first three-way interlocking puzzle coin set and the newly launched Singapore Lunar Year Horse coins.

Where: Orchard Central Shopping Mall, Level 1, 181 Orchard Central, Orchard Road MRT: Somerset When: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm Admission: Free Info: www.singaporemint.com

Compiled by MAGDALENE LUM

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