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Published on Aug 6, 2012 12:37 PM
 
Veteran Singapore singers Xie Jin Shi and Lindy Chia will perform at this concert featuring well-loved Hokkien drama hits. Part of the Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea programme. -- PHOTO: THE ESPLANADE

Monday's top pick

BEST HOKKIEN DRAMA HITS

Veteran Singapore singers Xie Jin Shi and Lindy Chia will perform at this concert featuring well-loved Hokkien drama hits. Part of the Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea programme.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Mon, 10.30am & 3pm Admission: $13 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Coffee and tea will be available before the performance

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Art

A TRIBUTE TO MARILYN: NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU

This exhibition pays tribute in art form to late movie star Marilyn Monroe, the enduring muse of visual art, film and culture. It features iconic representations of the film star by artists such as Andy Warhol, Ron English, Gerard Rancinan and David Mach.

Where: Opera Gallery, ION Orchard 03-05, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard When: Till Aug 20, 11am - 8pm (weekdays), 10am - 8pm (weekends) Admission: Free Tel: 6735-2618 Info: www.operagallery.com

Charity

WORLD EVENT YOUNG ARTISTS TRAVELLING FUNDRAISER

Support this fund-raising event featuring music performances by Aya Sekine, Biddy Low and Typewriter, a flea market and a screening of short local films. Held to raise funds to help young Singapore artists travel to Nottingham in Britain for the World Event Young Artists 2012 next month. Organised by the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Society.

Where: Lasalle College of the Arts, 15 Minutes Cafe, Block D, 01-01 (music performances and flea market) & F208, Lasalle College of the Arts (film screenings) MRT: Bugis When: Tue , noon - 7pm Admission: Donate any amount Tel: 9698-7046 Info: Items at the flea market retail from $5. E-mail siimynn@contemporaryart.sg or go to www.contemporaryart.sg

SINGAPORE SHOWCASE - MUSIC, MAGIC, FOOD (FOR BODY & MIND)

Magicians JC Sum and Magic Babe Ning will attempt to set a world record by performing 50 magic acts in five minutes. They will be judged by the Singapore Book of Records and International Brotherhood of Magicians at this charity event which aims to raise $350,000 for four charities.

Where: Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus, Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/Orchard When: Fri , 6.30pm Admission: $200 Tel: 6456-6624 Info: E-mail thunder@storm.sg with subject header "Tickets for Singapore Showcase". Send cheques by Tue . Make your cheque payable to "E-Quill Media Pte ltd" and mail to 9 Sin Ming I.E Sector B, 03-3224, Extra Space Building, Singapore 575654

SOLO ART EXHIBITION BY YING WAI LIN

Examine 22 artworks by lawyer-artist Ying Wai Lin at her charity exhibition. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Lions Home for the Elders.

Where: Galeri Utama, The Foothills, Fort Canning Park, opposite Liang Court MRT: Clarke Quay/Dhoby Ghaut When: Till Aug 30, 4 - 6pm (Wed - Fri), 2 - 6pm (Sat), closed on other days Admission: Free Info: Go to www.weekend-artist.com. There is an art talk by Ying on Aug 11 & 25 from 3 - 4pm.

Classical

LIVING WITH GEORGE F. HANDEL

Enjoy a programme of arias and duets by George F. Handel at this concert by young soprano Elaine Su, vocal duo The Basso Canaries and pianist Beatrice Lin.

Where: The Arts House, Living Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane When: Mon, 8pm Admission: $12 Tel: 6332-6919

Film

FIRST TAKE

Catch eight local short films at this monthly screening of new local short films which is followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers. The films include Lost In Paradise by Mohammad Yahssir, Spy Cat & The Paper Chase by Peeping Pigeons Production and Tape/Record by Sabrina Lee.

Where: The Substation Theatre, Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Mon, 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 6337-7535

HUMAN TRAFFICKING FILM FORUM

Gain a better perspective on human trafficking through various films and documentaries from various countries. Organised by EmancipAsia.

Where: National Library, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah) When: Tue , 7pm (Sex Slaves) Where: SCWO, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Wed , 7.30pm (Fatal Promises), 9pm (Traffic) Where: The Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Road MRT: Outram When: Sat , 7.30pm (The Price of Sex), 9pm (Enslaved), 9pm (Fields Of Mudan) Where: National Library (Main), 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Aug 16, 7pm (Sold: Fighting the new Global Slave Trade) Where: SCWO, 96 Waterloo Stret MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Aug 23, 7.30pm (Fatal primises), 9pm (Not My Life) Where: SCWO, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Aug 24, 7.30pm (Anonymously Yours), 9pm (Enslaved & Fields Of Mudan) Where: Nional Library (Main), 100 Victoria Street), 7pm (The Dancing Boys O Afghanistan) Admission: Free Info: http://www.emancipasia.org/films

Gig

SNOW PATROL LIVE IN CONCERT

Playing their first concert in Singapore are multi-platinum-selling British band Snow Patrol.

Where: Fort Canning Park MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Mon, 7.45pm Admission: $101 - $253 Tel: 6348-5555

Show

THE GIFT OF TIME

French luxury brand Hermes converts Tanjong Pagar Railway Station into the site for The Gift Of Time, an exhibition featuring whimsical art installations by American artist Hilton McConnico, who takes viewers through a journey of time. Also, check out four pop-up cafes set up there by home-grown brands.

Where: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Keppel Road MRT: Outram When: Till Sun , 11am - 9pm daily Admission: Free Info: http://lesailes.hermes.com/na/en/the_gift_of_time_sg

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

This exhibition showcases experimental photographs exploring the displacement in imagery that is created in both infrared and black and white photography with the familiar being made unfamiliar by the displacement of objects and colour in the images.

Where: The Cathay Gallery, The Cathay, 02 -16, 2 Handy Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till Sept 8, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Sat), closed on Sun Admission: Free Tel: 6337-8181 Info: www.thecathaygallery.com.sg

TALK

BEING A DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER

Photographer jean Qingwen Loo shared how documentary phiotography can inform, share and make a difference. Students, teachers and photography buffs can explore how to use visual images to communicate and tell a story.

Where: National Library Building, Imagination Room, 5th Floor, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis When: Tue , 6.30 - 8.30pm Admission: Free (Registration is required)n Tel: 6293-9782 Info: Registration by e-mailing info@objectifs.com.sg

Theatre

TELL ME WHEN TO LAUGH AND WHEN TO CRY

Join Young Artist Award 2011 recipient Peter Sau in an intimate journey of make-belief and retrospection as he confronts fame, money, mosquitoes, dildos, graves and pills. Part of The Studios: eXchanges - Your Truth And Mine, Multiplied. Performed in English and Mandarin with English surtitles.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed , Aug 10 & 11, 8pm Admission: $28 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: the performance has mature content. Recommended for those aged 16 and above. There will be a post-show discussion with the artist.

PURPLE (R18)

Written by playwright Goh Boon Teck and directed by Rayann Condy, Purple tells the real-life story of Maggie Lai, the most famous transsexual in Singapore, portrayed by Shane Mardjuki. The cast includes Elizabeth Loh, Matilda Chen and Rebecca Spykerman. A Toy Factory production.

Where: The Joyden Hall at Bugis+, opposite Bugis Junction, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis When: Till Aug 18, 3pm matinees (weekends), 8pm shows (Wed & Aug 15 are Students' Night with one-for-one offers for those with valid student cards) Admission: $48 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg & toyfactory.com.sg

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