AKSHITA NANDA RECOMMENDS

Arts picks: Singapore Pinacotheque De Paris, SCO: Homecoming, Dim Sum Dollies, Fete Royale

Doulce Memoire. -- PHOTO: DOULCE MEMOIRE
Doulce Memoire. -- PHOTO: DOULCE MEMOIREPHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, DREAM ACADEMY, CITI STUDIO, DOULCE MEMOIRE
From Left: Pam Oei, Selena Tan And Denise Tan. -- PHOTO: DREAM ACADEMY
From Left: Pam Oei, Selena Tan And Denise Tan. -- PHOTO: DREAM ACADEMYPHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, DREAM ACADEMY, CITI STUDIO, DOULCE MEMOIRE
Kam Ning. -- PHOTO: CITI STUDIO
Kam Ning. -- PHOTO: CITI STUDIOPHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, DREAM ACADEMY, CITI STUDIO, DOULCE MEMOIRE
Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris. -- PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris. -- PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONGPHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, DREAM ACADEMY, CITI STUDIO, DOULCE MEMOIRE

SINGAPORE PINACOTHEQUE DE PARIS

The newly opened private museum Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris has paintings by Monet, Rembrandt and Picasso in its small but dazzling Collections Gallery; South-east Asian historical artefacts in the Heritage Gallery; and a blockbuster showcase of Egypt's most famous queen in its Features Gallery. The Myth Of Cleopatra ranges from pre-Christian Egyptian artefacts to the costumes won by the late actress Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 movie Cleopatra. Where: Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace, between Hotel Fort Canning & Fort Canning Green MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah When: 10am - 7.30pm (Sun - Thu); 10am - 8.30pm (Fri & Sat) Admission: $11 - $14 for the Collections Gallery; $18 - $22 for the Features Gallery, with discounts for students, children, senior citizens & national servicemen; free for the Heritage Gallery Info: www.pinacotheque.com.sg


SCO: HOMECOMING

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra dedicates a homecoming concert series to home-grown artists who have made a name for themselves overseas. In the first, violinist Kam Ning will play The Legend Of The Holy Deer composed by Zong Jiang and He Dong. Where: SCO Concert Hall, Level 1 Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Today & tomorrow, 8pmAdmission: $30, $45, $60 & $70 from Sistic Info: www.sco.com.sg


DIM SUM DOLLIES - THE HISTORY OF SINGAPORE PART 1

This restaging of the 2007 production sees the Dim Sum Dollies sing and satirise Singapore's history from the days of Sang Nila Utama until 1965. Featuring Pam Oei, Selena Tan and Denise Tan. Where: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade When: Till June 21, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) Admission: $48 - $148 from Sistic Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg


FETE ROYALE

French early music ensemble Doulce Memoire recreates Renaissance-era grandeur in Fete Royale, a showcase of dance- and acrobatic-themed tableaux at a royal court. Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $35 - $75 from Sistic