What's on: Thursday's picks from ST Life!
Thursday's top pick
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
This production is a suspenseful and savagely funny psycho-sexual tale of greed and lust, deception and revenge as well as paper-cuts and wind-up toys. Based on the acclaimed Kevin Spacey movie of the same name, it is about a young assistant working in Hollywood for an abusive boss. Staged by Pangdemonium Productions and directed by Tracie Pang, it stars Adrian Pang, Janice Koh, George Young, Daniel Jenkins and Shane Mardjuki.
Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Thu (, 8pm (preview) Fri -Oct 7, 8pm (Tue - Sun), 8pm, also 3pm matinee on Sat & Sun Admission: $28 - $48 (preview), $33 - $63 (other days) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Meant for those aged 16 years and older due to some sexual references and coarse language. www.sistic.com.sg
THE TABITHA SILK SALE @ WTP -THE FURNITURE COMPANY
Buy Tabitha Silk scarves, handbags, bedding, quilts, handmade silk cushion covers and more designed and made by Cambodian women at this annual sale by the Tabitha Foundation and help raise funds for them.
Where: WTP (Window To The Past) - The Furniture Company, 3 Kung Chong Road MRT: Redhill When: Thu, 10am - 6pm Admission: Free Info: www.wtpstyle.com
ROCK IT WITH ZUMBA SENTAO, DANCE, EXERCISE & TONE YOUR BODY
Help a worthy cause. Get a great body toning workout using a chair and Zumba moves at this Zumba Sentao session, which combines strength and resistance with cool dance moves on and around a chair, and the organiser, Kezaar.com, a new Singapore online skills bazaar, will donate part of the fee to the Child At Street 11 for every person signing up. Child At Street 11 is a local charity which helps combat juvenile delinquency and provides counselling services for juvenile delinquents.
Where: LifeSparks Studio, Pearl Centre Office Podium, Level 4, Unit 13, 100A Eu Tong Seng Street MRT: Outram/Chinatown When: Thu, 6.30 - 8.30pm Admission: $18 each with part of the fee going to the charity Info: To register, go to www.kezaar.com or e-mail email@example.com for enquiries. Go to http://www.street11.org.sg
VERTICAL MARATHON 2012 (25TH ANNIVERSARY)
Race for a cause. Join this Vertical Marathon as an individual or as a corporate team of two or four corporate teams of two to race up 1,336 steps over 73 storeys to reach the top of Swissotel The Stamford -one of Southeast Asia's tallest hotel - and help raise $50,000 for the Spastic Children's Association of Singapore and the MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) Fund. You can also buy a limited edition Vertical Marathon 25th Anniversary Niu Niu plush toy - Swissotel's lovable Swiss Cow mascot from Switzerland- to help the same cause. Held by Swissotel The Stamford to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Vertical Marathon.
Where: Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore, 2 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall When: Nov 25, 7am Admission: $55 each till Sept 30 when registration closes. Corporate teams of two pay $1,800 or $2,800 for four teams of two. Pay $15 for the Niu Niu plush toy Info: To register online and for information, go to www.swissotelverticalmarathon.com
"SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW SINGAPORE?"
Want to be richer by $6,888? To win this top cash prize, join this nationwide contest by STProperty, the Singapore Press Holdings's online property portal, by snapping photographs of unique and interesting road names you have come across in Singapore and submit them to its contest website - www.STProperty.sg/contest. Strike a creative pose in your photograph and increase your chance of winning. The second prize is a Canon EOS 60D camera worth $1,549 while the third prize is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 worth $998.
Info: Submit entries by Tue . Entries will be judged on the uniqueness of the street name and the originality of the photograph's accompanying caption. Thirteen shortlisted entries will be posted on the contest website from Sept 27 to allow the public to vote for their favourite photographs from Sept 27 to Oct 4. 50 lucky voters will each win a $20 Starbuck gift card.
BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER? - CHANGING LANES
It may be the Grand Prix Season, but The Arts House will change lanes to feature movies with alternative modes of transport, such as spacecrafts and even mythical beasts and broomsticks. The movies include Bedknobs And Broomsticks, (Mon and Sept 29, Star Trek (Tue & Sept 29, Around The World In Eighty Days (Wed) , Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World on Sept 27 and The Neverending Story on Sept 28.
Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Sept 29, various times Admission: Free (First-come-first-served) Tel: 6332-6919
THE ART OF WIND ENSEMBLE 2012: "CELEBRATION!"
Under the baton of conductor Sebastian Sim, the "Art of Wind Ensemble" will perform items, such as the James Barne Fifth Symphony Phoenix and Grainger's Colonial Song.
Where: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lee Foundation Theatre, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Sat , 7pm Admission: $15 (free seating) Tel: 9185-7836 (Kelvin Chua)
F1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2012
Get ready for the F1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix and cheer on Formula 1 stars, such as Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton vroom off at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, as the roar off in the battle for the racing championship. Motoring fans can also catch full-scale mega concerts at The Padang helmed by global stars, such as Jay Chou on Fri, Maroon 5 & Bananarama on Sat and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Katy Perry on Sun .
Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit MRT: Promenade/City Hall/Raffles Place When: Fri - Sun , 2.45- 11pm , 2.45 -10pm on Sat, 2.45 -10pm on Sun Admission: Go to the website for Grand Prix ticket details, Tickets for Jay Chou's concert from 11.15 pm to 12.25am starts from $58 (Friday Zone 4 Walkabout), tickets for both Bananarama (8 - 9pm) and Maroon 5's (10.30 - 11.35pm) performances start from $128 (Saturday Zone 4 Walkabout) while tickets for performances by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (6.45 - 7.45pm) and Kate Perry (10.30 - 11.50pm) start from $168 (Sunday Zone 4 walkabout) Tel: 6738-6738 Info: Go to http://www.singaporegp.sg for details
LUNCH TIME SERIES: CANCER AND PREVENTION
Find out more about cancer at this talk by Dr Marc Calaunan, a chiropractic doctor, who will tell you what cancer is, the risk factors involved in its development and prevention - the natural way to go about it.
Where: Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully (Wings), Junction 8 Office Tower -06-05, 9 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan When: Thu, 1-2pm Admission: $8 Tel: 6250-1012 (Pre-registration is required) Info: Registration is open to women in their 40s and above
Discover laughter yoga, an exercise routine by Dr Madan Katarina, a physician from Mumbai, India. This session is by Feliz Angela Hassan, a Laughter Yoga trainer.
Where: Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully (Wings), Junction 8 Office Tower -06-05, 9 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan When: Thu & Sept 27, 2-3pm Admission: $18 a session Tel: 6250-1012 (Pre-registration is required) Info: Registration is open to women in their 40s and above
REAL ESCAPE GAME IN SINGAPORE VOL. 3 THE CRAZY LAST WILL OF DR MAD
Try your hand and brains to solve the riddles at this Real Escape Game - a real-life, thematic puzzle event- where you can try to unravel the mystery of the life work of Dr Mad, a physicist known "as the greatest genius of the last century" 40 years after his death. A theatre/multimedia event.
Where: St. James Power Station MRT: HarbourFront When: Thu - Oct 7, 10am, 12.30,3, 5.30 & 6.30pm Admission: $30 Tel: 6348-5555
FIGHT COMIC - SINGPORE
Have a hilarious time at Comedy Fight Club, which presents the best Open-Mic comics in eight rounds of improvised standup comedy. Based on the infamous BBC TV panel shows, such as Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You and 8 Out of 10 Cats, it features rounds, such as Confessions and Top Ten Ways To Improve Singapore.
Where: Blu Jaz, Bali Lane, near Arab Street MRT: Bugis When: Thu , 9pm (doors open at 8pm) Admission: $10 Tel: 9007-5651 Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MAMA LOOKING FOR HER CAT
Written by late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun in 1988, this play by Paper Monkey Theatre is about communication differences and the estranged relationship between a mother and her children, revolving around the theme of Singapore as a multiracial, multicultural and multilingual society. In a mix of English, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi, Hokkien, Cantonese and Teochew, with no English surtitles.
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah When: Fri , 8pm, Sat , 3 & 8pm, Sun , 3pm Admission: $35 Tel: 6348-5555
PROJECT MENDING SKY: US - MAN, THE FOREST, THE MONKEY MAN, THE TIGERS AND THE ELEPHANTS
Is there an Ape Man in Singapore? Find out at this site-specific experiential community arts project on environment at the Bukit Timah Railway Station. You will be guided through a walk in search of the Bukit Timah Monkey Man. There are exhibitions, installations, puppetry performance and movement choreography pieces created by artists here. Presented by Drama Box in Mandarin and English.
Where: Bukit Timah Railway Station MRT: Bukit Batok When: Till Sept 29, 6.45 -8.30pm (Every Tue - Sat) Admission: $21 Tel: 6348-5555 (tickets), 6324-5434 (Drama Box) Info: www.sistic.com.sg. It is limited to 30 participants a night.
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