What's on: Tuesday's top picks from Life!
Published on Mar 17, 2014 5:07 PM
CONSUMED (NUS ARTS FEST): TO BELONG – CYCLONICDREAM
Acclaimed Japanese contemporary dancer Akiko Kitamura sought out Indonesian artists to collaborate with her in her new work inspired by South-east Asian and Japanese martial arts. It explores how two cultures meet and connect the old world to the contemporary using video, music and dance.
Where: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge/Clementi When: Tue & Wed, 8pm Admission: $26 & $32 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg and www.nusartsfestival.com or e-mail email@example.com
SONG OF NATURE
A showcase of 30 oil paintings by six artists from Northern China featuring the raw beauty of nature. The artists are Chen Lian Jun, Ge Shu Qing, Wang Xin Jie, Teng Sheng Mao, Zhao Shi Hua and Zhu Fu.
Where: Da Tang Fine Arts, High Street Centre, B1-09, 1 North Bridge Road MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall When: Till March 29, noon - 7pm (Mon to Sat) Admission: Free Tel: 6333-9628 Info: www.datangfinearts.com and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BUSINESS TIMES CHARITY CHALLENGE: CYCLING FOR CAUSES
Sign up for The Business Times Charity Challenge 2014: Cycling For Causes, a 39km ride, to help raise funds for Dover Park Hospice and SingHealth Transplant Truefund. Part of OCBC Cycle Singapore from March 28 to 30.
Where: F1 Pit Building MRT: Promenade When: March 30, 6.15am Admission: Pay donation pledges of at least $955 an individual & $3,810 for a corporate team of four Info: To register, teams and individuals can contact Ben Burrowes of race organiser Spectrum Worldwide Events at email@example.com. Go to www.ocbc.cyclesingapore.com.sg/charity-and-causes & giveasia.org.movement/ocbccyclesingapor2014 giveasia.org/movement/ocbccyclesingapore2014
Enjoy a night of Russian classics, including Prokofiev’s 2nd Sonata, Tchaikovsky’s popular Souvenir d’un lieu cher and Stravinsky’s quirky Divertimento. There will also be an interactive performance on Thursday tailored for children under 12. Both the main concert and the children’s event will feature British pianist Sam Haywood and local recitalist and chamber musician Tee Khoon Tang. Part of Russian Nights.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed, 8pm (Main Concert) When: Thu, 6pm (Concert for Children) Admission: $35 (adult), $21 (student) for the main concert. Free entry for the Concert for Children (register at www.teekhoontang.com) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
YOUTH VOICES – VOCAL MUSIC FEST 2014
The A Cappella Society’s Youth Voices will perform at various public libraries and venues, such as Mamanda and the Aliwal Arts Centre, during the March school holidays.
Where: Ang Mo Kio Public Library MRT: Ang Mo Kio When: Tue, 3pm (Youth Voices@NLB) Where: Woodlands Regional Library MRT: Woodlands When: Wed, 6.30pm (Youth Voices@NLB) Where: Marine Parade Public Library, Marine Parade Community Building, Marine Parade Road MRT: Eunos When: Thu, 6.30pm (Youth Voices@ NLB) Where: Serangoon Public Library MRT: Serangoon When: Fri, 2pm (Youth Voices@NLB) Where: The A Cappella Society @Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, 03-03 MRT: Bugis When: Sat, 3pm (TAS Youth Voices: Open House) Where: TAS @ Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, 03-03 MRT: Bugis When: Sat, 7.30pm (Youth Voices: The Concert) Admission: Free but donations are welcome for the Youth Voices: Concert at the Aliwal Arts Centre Tel: 9647-6856 Info: www.a-cappella.org.sg and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Children aged seven to nine can find out how little helpers, such as birds and bees, aid in pollination at this programme. They will also bring home a self-made craft as a souvenir.
Where: Gardens by the Bay, cooled conservatories MRT: Bayfront When: Tue, Thu & Sat, 10.30am - 12.30pm Admission: $18 (admission charges to the conservatories apply) Info: Register and pay in advance. Sessions will be conducted when there are at least 12 children. Register online at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
DISNEY ON ICE: TREASURE TROVE
Families can go on an action-packed adventure with 50 of Disney’s most loved characters and experience a medley of their favourite animated Disney movies.
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium When: Wed, 7.30pm, Thu & Fri, 3.30 & 7.30pm, Sat & Sun, 11.30am, 3.30 & 7.30pm Admission: $21 - $99 Tel: 6333-5000 Info: Buy tickets online at www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/events/disney-on-ice-presents-treasure...
BIRTHDAY BASH (BARNEY LIVE IN CONCERT)
Celebrate Barney the purple dinosaur’s birthday at this live stage show, which features more than 25 sing-along songs.
Where: Kallang Theatre MRT: Stadium When: Thu, 4 & 7pm, Fri, 1, 4 & 7pm, Sat, 11am, 2.30 & 5.30pm Sun, 11am & 2.30pm Admission: $41 - $111 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
SENTOSA KIDZ FLEA 2014
Kids aged from seven to 12 will run their own booths at this flea market and donate part of their proceeds to charity. They will also act as ambassadors to promote beach and water safety.
Where: Sentosa, Beach Plaza and Beach Station MRT: HarbourFront When: Till March 23, 2 - 7pm Admission: Free (pay island entry) Tel: 1800-736-8672
In this fairy-tale musical, Rapunzel embarks on a journey of self-discovery and learns a lesson or two about friendship and love. By The Little Company, a Division of the Singapore Repertory Theatre. Recommended for children aged two to six.
Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till April 27, 10am (Tue - Fri), 11am & 2pm (weekends & public holidays) Admission: $25 - $38 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
WORLD LIT FEATURING ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA
Indian poet, literary critic and translator Arvind Krishna Mehrotra will tell the story of Indian poetry, starting in 1 AD with Krakrit erotic poems. Moderated by Tan Dan Feng, director of Interlexis Group, GistXL Technology and Select Books. Held by The Arts House in collaboration with Yale-NUS College.
Where: The Arts House, Living Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Tue, 7.30pm Admission: Free by registration Info: Register at www.ticketmash.sg/wl-akm and go to www.theartshouse.com.sg
CFA SPEAKER SERIES: THE O.P.E.N - PUBLIC SPACE, PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE NEW SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Join National University of Singapore alum Ong Ken Sen, festival director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, will share his vision and direction for the new festival and find out how more Singaporeans can take part in the festival. The O.P.E.N (Open, Participate, Enrich, Negotiate) is the festival’s outreach to engage the public, linking the public with the ideas, issues and themes of the 2014 festival through platforms ranging from films, talks, workshops and dialogues to performance demonstrations.
Where. NUS Museum, ST Lee Atrium, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge/Clementi When: Fri, 6 - 7.30pm (Register by 5pm on Fri) Info: https://cfaspeakerseries.eventbrite.sg. For details, e-mail email@example.com
Written by Jovi Tan Yit Long, winner of the 24-hour Playwriting Competition 2013 (Youth Category), and directed by Sean Tobin, this play is about two blind friends who meet again after death and try to figure out if they are in heaven or hell.
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Novena When: Sat & Sun, 3pm Where: Siglap South Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Hall, 9 Palm Road MRT: Bedok When: March 28, 8pm & March 29, 3pm Admission: Free Tel: 6737-7213 to reserve a seat or for inquiries Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.theatreworks.org.sg
A SINGAPOREAN IN PARIS
This acclaimed cabaret comedy by Sing’Theatre, back after a sell-out run in 2010, is about the experiences of a Singaporean artist (Hossan Leong) who travels to Paris and finds himself with other foreign talents, each pursuing his own dream.
Where: School of the Arts Drama Theatre, Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till Sun, 8pm (Tue - Sun), also 4pm on Sat & Sun Admission: $43 -$72 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
A classic Spanish tale of suppressed desire and jealousy adapted into English by Singaporean playwright Chay Yew. A tyrannical Peranakan matriarch compels her five daughters to enter an eight-year period of mourning after the death of their father. A Wild Rice Production.
Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till March 29, 8pm, also 3pm on Sat & 2 & 6pm (Sun) Admission: $48 - $78 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg
COMPILED BY MAGDALENE LUM
The listings on this page are free. Write to Life!Happenings, Life!, The Straits Times, Podium Level 2, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994, e-mail email@example.com or fax 6319-8276 at least two weeks ahead. Include the name of the event, organiser, venue, date and time, ticket prices and nearest MRT station as well as your name, address and contact number. We reserve the right to edit or reject items. Go to the website www.straitstimes.com (click on Lifestyle under Breaking News) for the What’s On listings on Mon to Thu and Sat