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Published on Sep 26, 2012 12:24 PM
 
Undercurrents. Art Exhibition by Valerie Ng. -- PHOTO: MULAN GALLERY

Wednesday's top pick

VALERIE NG: SURFACESCAPES

Inspired mostly by the landscape and the elements from her recent residency in Finland, prize-winning Singapore-based Malaysian artist Valerie Ng vividly captured on canvas the swirling snow in the wind and the resulting landscape after, an approaching storm and a captivating sunset or sunrise.

Where: Mulan Gallery, 01 -07, 36 Armenian Sreet MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: Till Oct 27, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue -Sat), Closed on Sun, Mon and public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6738-0810 Info: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Art

NAFA FINE ART STAFF SHOW: CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES

This showcase of paintings, photographs, prints, installations and ceramics explores issues in the art practice of Singapore today. It features the works of eight artists who lead 12 of their students from the Department of Fine Arts at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in this display. They include painters Boo Sze Yang, Raymond Yap and Chiew Sien Kuan, sculptor Lim Soo Ngee and printmaker April Ng.

Where: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Till Wed, 11am - 7pm Admission: Free Tel: 6512-4102/4116

CHINESE SCHOOL LESSONS - A SOLO EXHIBITION By GREEN ZENG

Multidisciplinary Singapore artist Green Zeng presents blackboards covered with silk- screened images and texts in English, Chinese and Malay. The works invite viewers to discuss changes in Chinese education and the struggle to retain one's culture and historical roots.

Where: Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade 01 -20/21, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall When: Thu - Oct 18, 11am - 7pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6338-1962

Charity

CATS OF THE WORLD PHOTO EXHIBITION

View and buy snapshots of cats in unique settings and backdrops in Singapore and around the world at this photo exhibition by aspiring and professional photographers.

Where: The Arts House, ground floor, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Sun , 10am - 10pm Admission: Free Admission: Free Tel: 9362-3626/6332-6919 Info: E-mail sublime.carla@gmail.com and go to www.gattidelmondo.blogspot.com

Classical

DESH

Be treated to a mix of folks tunes from across India weaved together with a storyline at this concert by the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble. Indian folk music adds colour to the traditionally renowned Carnatic and Hindustani music styles.

Where: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge When: Wed 7pm Admission: Free Info: Free tickets will be available at the door an hour before showtime. Go to www.nusiie or e-mail president12@nusiie.org

Festivals

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL BY THE RIVER 2012/CHINESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2012

Be dazzled by spectacular lantern displays and catch stage performances from local and overseas performers and fringe activities, including a food street featuring local and Chinese cuisines at this Mid-Autumn Festival By The River now on till Sept 30. Organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Newspapers Division.

Where: The Singapore River bank next to The Central stretching to Read Bridge and extending to Hong Lim Park MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sun , 5 - 11pm (Mon - Thu), 3pm to midnight (Fri - Sun) Admission: Free Tel: 6319-6199/1902

Films

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (PG)

This 1956 movie based on the 1873 novel of the same name by Jules Vernes and directed by Michael Anderson, is about Phineas Fogg who is challenged to prove that a man can go around the world in 80 days. The film stars David Niven, Cantinflas and Robert Newton. Part of But Is The Book Better? - Changing Lanes.

Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed , 7.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6332-6919

THIS BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL

A showcase of 16 original, thought-provoking films reflecting the cultural, social and religious aspects of Buddhism from 11 countries, including China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, France, Indonesia, Japan, Sweden and the United States. On the theme of "Open Your Mind" these films are being screened here for the first time.

Where: Lido, Shaw Theatres, Shaw House, corner of Orchard Road and Scotts Road MRT: Orchard When: Till Sat , various times Admission: $12 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg and www.thisfimfest.com

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.

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

YAKOV OKUN - JAZZ ENCOUNTERS OF THE RUSSIAN KIND

Classical-trained Russian jazz pianist Yakov Okun - the first Russian pianist and composer to release his debut album on the renowned Criss Cross jazz label - will perform golden standards of jazz music as well as Russian-Soviet songs in original arrangements at this concert with his jazz quintet. Where: School of the Arts (Sota) Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Thu , 8pm Admission: $41 - $61 Tel: 6602-9900 Info: https://tickets.eventclique.com/jazzencounteroftherussiankind

Theatre

GET CLOSE

This forum theatre by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Chinese Drama group explores issues of new immigrants and their Singapore dreams inspired by true accounts from the NUS community and beyond. The audience can provide solutions to the situations presented.

Where: University Cultural Centre Dance Studio, Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore MRT: Kent Ridge When: Wed , 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-2492 Info: www.nus.edu.sg/cfa

AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL

Winner of the Tony Awards "Triple Crown" For Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, this laugh-out loud puppet musical is about a recent college graduate named Princetown who moves into a shabby new York apartment on Avenue Q. There he meets Kate, the girl next door, Rod, the Republican and other colourful types who help him discover his purpose in life.

Where: Grand Theater, Marina Bay Sands MRT: BayFront/Marina Bay When: Thu , 2 & 8pm Admission: $58 a seat - $600 (four seats) Tel: 6348-5555

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: Till Oct 7, 8pm (Tue - Sun), 8pm, also 3pm matinee on Sat & Sun Admission: $33 - $63 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Meant for those aged 16 years and older due to some sexual references and coarse language. www.sistic.com.sg

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