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Published on Sep 4, 2012 12:06 PM
 

Tuesday's top pick

MONUMENTAL WEDDINGS: WEDDING PORTRAITS AT NATIONAL MUSEUM

Take a peek at 150 rare archival and contemporary wedding photographs taken at 34 of Singapore's national monuments from the early 20th century to the present. They reveal not only the changes in wedding fashions, venues and photography, but also certain sociological and cultural trends and developments.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Canyon, Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah When: Tue - Jan 4 next year, 10am - 6pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6332-3659 Info: The Preservation of Monuments Board also will also present a perspective of weddings as "personal landmarks" framed against national monuments through four short films. www.nationalmuseum.sg

Charity

ART INVASION WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN - FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE BY THE BUSINESS TIMES BUDDING ARTISTS FUND

Parents of budding artists aged from nine to 12 can send them to three fun and unique art workshops on batik painting (Batik on Pillow Case), Scrapbook Making (Scrapbooking) and Creating cartoon characters with clay (Jumping Clay) to help them express their ideas and creativity through craft work. Held by The Little Arts Academy to raise funds for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.

Where: The Little Art Academy, PoMo 05-01/02, 1 Selegie Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Tue , 10am - noon or 1 - 3pm (Batik On Pillow Case) When: Wed , 10am - noon or 1 - 3pm (Scrapbooking) When: Thu, 10am - noon or 1 - 3pm (Jumping Clay) Admission: $30 per session Tel: 6513-3013 Info: E-mail enquiries@tophh.com.sg

HEARTSPACE @ ST MARY'S EXHIBITION: PAINTING OUR WAY INTO GOD

Forty budding artists from various walks and religions will showcase 200 of their acrylic, oil and water colour artworks at HeArtspace@ St. Mary's Open Studio to help raise funds to support the Open Studio. It was set up to enable them to get together twice weekly to express, restore and heal the human spirit through art.

Where: Church of St. Mary of the Angels, St Clare Hall, 5 Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 MRT: Bukit Batok When: Till Sun , 6 - 10pm (weekdays), 9am - 8pm (weekends) Admission: Free Tel: 6567-3866 Info: www.stmary.com and e-mail heartspace.stmary@gmail.com

Films

FILM FORUM - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

This Film Forum features powerful human trafficking films and documentaries from internationally-acclaimed directors from various countries. Through the films/documentaries, EmanciAsia hopes to raise awareness about human trafficking in the region.

Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Tue , 7.30pm (SOLD: Fighting The New Global Slave Trade), 9pm (Fatal Promises) Where: National Library, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Thu , 7pm (The Day My God Died) Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Sept 7, 7.30pm (Anonymously Yours) Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Sept 14, 7.30pm (SOLD: Fighting The New Global Slave Trade), 9pm (Traffic) Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Sept 15, 7.30pm (Lilya-4-ever) Info: www.emancipasia

LOVE SONGS (LES CHANSONS D'AMOUR) (R21)

This film is about a man, Ismael, in a serious relationship with Julie, who both start a sexual relationship with his colleague, Alice, though it's not quite what Julie wants. In French with English subtitles.

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Tue, 8pm Admission: $8.20 (non-members), $6.10 (Alliance Francaise members) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: The film has a mature theme. www.sistic.com.sg

Holidays

SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2012 (STARQUEST ENRICHMENT)

Primary school children can attend two Starquest Science Explorer Workshops during next month's school holidays featuring cool experiments from the United States. In the Amazing Science Explorer workshop, they can investigate the amazing powers of gases in the air laboratory, and at the Genius Science Explorer session, they can have fun with gravity-defying experiments and take home a UFO.

Where: Starquest Enrichment@King's Arcade MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Tue , 9.30am - 12.30pm (Amazing Science Explorer) When: Tue , 1.15 - 4.15pm (Genius Science Explorer Admission: $220 nett including materials for each workshop) ($198 discounted fee per workshop for Starquest students and children who sign up for two or more workshops) Tel: 6469-3839 Info: Meant for those in Primary 1-3 and Primary 4 - 6

HI-5 HOLIDAY!

Embark on a fun-filled high-sea adventure with your favourite Hi-5 friends - Stevie, Casey, Lauren, Tim and Dayen - to the Hi-5 Island. Sing and dance along to Hi-5 songs such as Let's Go Away, Celebrate and Zoo Party, as well as new hits.

Where: Marina Bay sands, Grand Theater MRT: Marina Bay/BayFront When: Tue - Sept 9, 11am & 2.15pm (Tue - Fri), 11am, 2.15 & 5pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $43 - $93 Tel: 6688-8826 Info: Go to www.marinabaysands.com or book at the Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theaters, SkyPark and retail mall)

THE CAT IN THE HAT

This magical play, produced by The Little Company, is based on Dr Seuss's story about Sally and her brother who receive a surprise visit from the Cat in the Hat and two mischief makers one rainy afternoon. Recommended for children aged two and above.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sept 30, 10am (Tue - Fri), 11am & 2pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $28 (weekdays), $41 & $51 including a photo with the cast after the show (weekends and public holidays) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

Talk

BRICS: EXPERIMENTS WITH STATE CAPITALISM AND INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT

Have an overview of the economies of the members of Brics - a loose association comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - and how they represent various experiments with state and market capitalism and more. The speaker is Dr John Farrar, a professor of corporate governance at the University of Auckland Business School.

Where: East Asian Institute Conference Room, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Newton When: Tue , 3.30 - 5pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-3715 Info: E-mail james_tan@nus.edu.sg or go to http://www.eai.nus.edu.sg

PUBLIC FORUM ON PROTECTING NATURE IN THE HEART OF BORNEO (STOCKTAKE, PRESENT CHALLENGES, FUTURE DIRECTIONS)

Datuk Sam Mannan, The Director of Forestry, Sabah, will give an overview address. Other speakers include Mr Joseph Koh, the former Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei, whose talk will be on A Snapshot of the Heart of Borneo Biodiversity Through Spiders.

Where: Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Seminar Room, National University of Singapore MRT: Kent Ridge When: Wed , 9am -noon Admission: Free (call for an invitation) Tel: 6870-2413 Info: E-mail karthi@iseas.edu.sg

Theatre

PUCCINI'S MANON LESCAUT

Helmed by critically-acclaimed director, E Loren Meeker, this opera by Giacomo Puccini is a story of a woman torn between true love and a life of luxury. Presented by the Singapore Lyric Opera, this opera is under the baton of acclaimed Singapore conductor Joshua Tan Kangming.

Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue, 8pm Admission: $28 - $133 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

BEDS, BOYS & BEYOND

This cabaret concert from Malaysia which features three women - an Australian, a Malay and an Indian - is about relationships, dreams, desires, travels and the heart. It features Tria Aziz, Elvira Arul and Zoe Taylor with Llew Marsh on the piano, Rohnie Tan on violin with creative music direction by Marsh. Part of Causeway Exchange, it is being held in conjunction with Asia in the Edge.

Where: The Arts House, Chamber, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Thu - Sat , 8pm Admission: $40 (concession: $30) Tel: 6332-6919 Info: Go to www.bytes.sg and e-mail tickets@toph.com.sg

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

Written and directed by Brian Seward with music by Bang Wenfu, this multi-layered, mulit-coloured and mad mayhem and fun production of The Arabian Nights will take you on a magic carpet ride through tales, such as Aladdin and The Enchanted Lamp and Sinbad The Sailor.

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Till Sat, various times Admission: $31 - $35 Tel: 6348-5555

SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW

Enter the dream-like world of renowned Russian clown, Slava Polunin, at his multi award-winning international Snowshow, where a bed transforms into a boat in a storm-tossed sea, a child walks in amazement inside a bubble and Slava is transformed into a train and more.

Where: Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront When: Till Sun , 8pm (Tue - Sun), 2pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $68 - $153 Tel: 6348-5555

HOSSAN LEONG SHOW! FLYING SOLO

Singapore funnyman Hossan Leong's new show is about travel - be it Singaporeans travelling abroad or people coming here. Stand to win a pair of tickets to Australia's Gold Coast on Scoot at every show. Directed by George Chan, the show by Dream TV is written by Ben "Mr Miyagi" Lee, and YouTube sensation Hirzi Zulkiflie.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Till Sept 16, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 4 & 8pm (Sat) 2 & 6pm (Sun) Admission: $41 - $71 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg and www.dreamacademy.com.sg

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