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Published on Sep 18, 2012 11:30 AM
 
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Tuesday's top pick

CHICAGO BLUES, AN EXHIBITION BY HORACE PANTER OF THE SPECIALS

This exhibition comprising 10 limited-edition fine art prints by Horace Panter, a bass player with the legendary British 2 Tone ska band The Specials, represents the journey from slavery to freedom and the beginnings of blues music in the Chicago area. They celebrate blues musicians Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Otis Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bo Diddley, Hound Dog Taylor and Howlin' Wolf.

Where: Icon Gallery, 676 River Valley Road MRT: Tiong Bahru When: Till Oct 28, 10.30am - 6.30pm (Tue-Sat), 11am - 5pm (Sun), Closed on Mon & public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6735-4550 Info: E-mail info@icongallery.sg and go to www.icongallery.sg

Art

NOWHERE MAN: AN INSTALLATION BY MATEO LOPEZ

Colombian artist Mateo Lopez's installation work has travelled to Europe and Latin America and in each place, he creates new drawings and objects inspired by the places where they are shown. Held in conjunction with his residency at TheatreWorks and Irregular Hexagon: Colombian Art in Residence.

Where: TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sat , noon - 8pm (Tue - Sat), Closed on Sun & Mon Admission: Free Tel: 6737-7213 Info: www.72-13.com

CAPTURING PARADISE

Find out more about how Bali inspired different generations of Singapore artists, such as Cheong Soo Pieng, Lim Tze Pengand Ong Kim Seng, in this exhibition. The works range from oil to watercolours to Chinese ink, and include rarely seen elaborate sketches by first generation master Cheong.

Where: artcommune gallery, Bras Basah Complex, 02 -43, Block 231, Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah When: Till Sept 30, noon - 7pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6336-4240

Charity

CEREBOS BRANDS CHARITY SALES 2012

Buy Cerebos products, such as Brand's Essence of Chicken and Brand's Bird Nest with Rock Sugar and other items at special prices ranging from $10.50 to $42 and all proceeds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund which helps children from low-income families.

Where: China Square Central, Main Atrium, Level 1 MRT: Chinatown When: Tue & Wed , 11am - 7pm Admission: Free Tel: 6212-0100 Info: www.brandsworld.com

ARCHEARTS FUND-RAISING CHARITY DINNER

Support this Fund-Raising Charity Dinner and help brighten the lives of needy. The dinner, which will have television artiste Chua Enlai as emcee, will feature local and overseas entertainers, including Singapore drag queen Kumar and crooner Tony Fernando.

Where: Raffles Town Club, Dunearn Ball Room, corner of Dunearn and Whitley Roads Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Newton When: Sept 25, 7 - 10pm Admission: $200 donation a seat or $2,000 a table of 10 (Those paying $200 can get tax exemption of 2.5 times) Tel: 9617-3826

CATS OF THE WORLD PHOTO EXHIBITION

View and buy snapshots of cats - graceful, lazy, sneaky, aloof and loving - in unique settings and backdrops in Singapore and around the world at this photo exhibition by aspiring and professional photographers from all walks. Part of the sale proceeds will go to the Cat Welfare Society. Cat lovers can also shop for quirky cat-related merchandise and crafts by local artists at the Saturday Purrzaar Market with part of the proceeds also going to the same charity.

Where: The Arts House, ground floor, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Sept 30, 10am - 10pm (Cats of the World Photo Exhibition) Admission: Free When: Sat and Sept 22, 11am - 6pm (Saturday Purrzaar Market) Admission: Free (Pay for purchases) Tel: 9362-3626/6332-6919 Info: E-mail sublime.carla@gmail.com and go to www.gattidelmondo.blogspot.com

Classes

NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGERS OF LEADERSHIP

To meet the challenges to be a leader, check out these full-day workshops. Trainers include Ms Maler Vilee (Eight Productivity Touchpoints For Leaders) and Ms Karen Leong (Influential Networking - The Art Of Connecting Powerfully With Anyone). By STJobs.sg, a recruitment site of Singapore Press Holdings.

Where: Singapore Press Holdings News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: When: Tue , 9.30am - 6pm (Eight Productivity Touchpoints For Leaders) Admission: $588 When: Wed , 9.30am - 6pm (Influential Networking - The Art Of Connecting Powerfully With Anyone) Admission:$588 Tel: 6319-8636 (inquiries) Info: To register, go to www.stjob.sg/ seminars or e-mail events@st701.com for inquiries

DEALING WITH EMOTIONS ARISING FROM CAREGIVING

Learn about the importance of self-care and equip yourself with essential life skills and effective strategies to cope with caregiving-related issues at this workshop by the AWWA Centre for Caregivers.

Where: AWWA Elderly Services, level 4, Conference Room, Block 123, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio When: Sat 10.15am - 12.30pm Admission: $10 nett Tel: 6511-5318 Info: Pre-registration is required. Each participant will receive a free handbook for caregivers titled Caregiving...The Joutrney Starts With You and course materials.

Classical

SSO LUNCHTIME CONCERT (SPH GIFT OF MUSIC)

Under the baton of Joshua Tan, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak at this Lunchtime Concert.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue , 12,30 - 1.15pm Admission: Free (first-come-first-served) Info: No entry for infants in arms Info: Go to http://sph.com.cg/gom.shtml for details

KREISLER AND MUSSORGSKY ON CAMPUS: SSO @ NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY & SSO @ REPUBLIC POLYTECHNIC

Under conductor Joshua Kangming Tan, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform two of Kreisler's best known short pieces, Liebesleid and Libesfrud, at this free campus concerts at the Nanyang Technolgical University and Republic Polytecnic, featuring violinist Alexander Souptel. Other works include Mussorgsky's dramatic Night on Bald Mountain and Dvorak's New World Symphony.

Where: Republic Polytechnic, The Republic Cultural Centre Theatre, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9 MRT: Woodlands When: Wed , 7.30pm Admission: Free Info: Suitable for those aged five and above. No entry for infants-in-arms. www.sso.org.sg

Contests

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 Sept 25. 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.

Dance

REACH

This dance double-bill by Re:Dance Theatre under its artistic-director Albert Tiong explores practicality and reality.

Where: University Cultural Centre Theatre, Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore MRT: Kent Ridge When: Wed , 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-2492 Info: Tickets are available at the door an hour before showtime

Gigs

JEREMY MONTEIRO ORGAN QUARTET

Listen to swinging jazz standards, pulsating bossa nova and original compositions at this debut performance by the Jeremy Monteiro Organ Quartet at the Sultan Jazz Club. Led by Singapore King of Swing, the quartet include guitarist Rick Smith, saxophonist Shawn Letts and drummer Soh Wen Ming.

Where: The Sultan Jazz Club, 2nd Floor, Sultan Hotel, 101 Jalan Sultan MRT: Bugis When: Wed & Sept 26, 9.30pm Admission: $20 including one housepour Tel: To book SMS 9173-3281 Info: www.SultanJazzClub.com

JAZZ JIVE @ JCUBE (SPH GIFT OF MUSIC)

SWS City Swing, the big band arm of Singapore Wind Symphony, will perform jazz, swing and boassnova hits at this concert.

Where: JStage @ JCube, Level 5, Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East When: Sun , 5.30 - 7pm Admission: Free Info: http://sph.com.sg/gom.shtml

Shows

CHINESE DANCE COSTUMES SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION

This unique showcase of Chinese dance highlights the colours and designs used in traditional folk dance costumes. Five community dance groups will also present folk dances of different Chinese ethnic groups and the characteristics and features of the different dances and costumes will be featured in a photo exhibition. By the National Arts Council.

Where: Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 MRT: Boon Lay When: Sat & Sun, usual mall hours Where: Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront When: Sept 29, usual mall hours Admission: Free Info: www.nac.gov.sg/chinesedancefestival

Sports

F1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2012

Get ready for the F1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix and cheer on Formula One stars such as Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton at the Marina Bay street circuit as they battle for the racing championship. Motoring fans can also catch full-scale concerts at The Padang helmed by stars such as Jay Chou (Sept 21), Maroon 5 and Bananarama (Sept 22) as well as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Katy Perry .

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

Talks

ARTIST TALK: FX HARSONO

Indonesian contemporary artist FX Harsono will discuss his artistic practice at this talk which will feature Seng Yu Jin, co-curator of his exhibition Testimonies at the Singapore Art Museum this year. Held in conjunction with Encounter: The Royal Academy In Asia, an exhibition hosted by Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle.

Where: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Bugis When: Tue, 6 - 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 6496-5075 Info: www.lasalle.edu.sg

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER CORONARY STENT IMPLANTATION

Is it safe to exercise after a coronary stent implant? Is it necessary to continue medications? Find out at this talk by Associate Professor Ronald Lee, senior consultant atthe cardiac department, National University Heart Centre, Singapore.

Where: National University Hospital, Education Hub, Main Building 1, level 1, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge When: Fri , 1 - 2pm Admission: Free Tel: 6772-2184

Theatre

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS BY I THEATRE

Written and directed by Brian Seward of I Theatre with music by Bang Wenfu, this multi-layered, multi-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, Sinbad The Sailor and more.

Where: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle College of The Arts MRT: Bugis When: Till Tue , various times Admission: $31 - $35 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

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

NANTA (COOKIN)

This critically-acclaimed off-Broadway Korean comedy-musical which returns after sold-out show here in 2010, will entertain and enthrall audiences here with its mainly non-verbal show full of acrobatics, comedy, magic and pantomime and innovative use of cooking utensils, such as chopping boards and kitchen cutlery, as musical instruments. The performance culminates in a feast for some lucky members of the audience. By Base Entertainment Asia and Red Spade Entertainment.

Where: Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront When: Sept 25 -30, 7.30pm (Tue -Fri), 2.30 & 7.30pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $51 - $111 Tel: 6348-5555/6688-8826 Info: www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing/www.sistic.com.sg

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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