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Arts Picks: This weekend's happenings at a glance

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BRIAN GOTHONG TAN'S SUBLIME MONSTERS & VIRTUAL CHILDREN

Film-maker and multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan examines the concept of public and private rituals in this artistic experiment, a performance within an installation that blends film, theatre and performance art. Featuring performers Neo Swee Lin, Karen Tan, Faizal Abdullah, Ellison Tan and Nadia A.R., the work will look at how these rituals shape and transform people's sense of identity and view of the world.

Where: TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Today & tomorrow, noon - 8pm (exhibition), 8pm (performance) Admission: Free, but registration is required at smvc.peatix.com


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THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE

Actress Mina Kaye (with actor Shane Mardjuki) is quite the stunner in this coming- of-age musical by theatre company Pangdemonium.

She stars as LV, a shy wisp of a girl with a secretly brilliant voice. LV's pitch-perfect interpretations of music legends from Judy Garland to Shirley Bassey snag the attention of greasy small-time talent scout Ray Say (Adrian Pang).

Expect lots of colourful 1970s nostalgia from Pangdemonium's first Singapore adaptation of a West End hit.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, Level 3 MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Till May 18, 8pm (Tue - Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $40 - $88 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) Info: Recommended for age 16 & above because of some coarse language


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YES, PRIME MINISTER

The Bafta-winning political comedy TV series, Yes, Prime Minister, has been turned into a West End hit by its original writers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Expect a barrel of laughs from this lively British satire, which is being performed in Singapore for the first time.

Prime Minister Jim Hacker (John McAndrew, left) and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Crispin Redman, right) are back. This time, they have to save the country from a financial meltdown, but will a shady deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan be the answer? Directed by Robin Herford, who also directed The Woman In Black at the Kallang Theatre last year.

Where: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel MRT: City Hall When: Till May 18, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 4pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $100 - $125 from Sistic Info: There is some mature content


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GENESIS: A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY SEBASTIAO SALGADO

Brazilian social documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado is known for his marathon projects, where he meticulously captures gritty social issues such as the plight of migrant communities.

In this wide-ranging exhibition, the 70-year- old photographer has turned his lens on the untouched sweep of nature and man existing in harmony.

These 245 dramatic black-and-white photographs of rugged landscapes and traditional communities - such as the Waura Indians in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil's Mato Grosso state - transport the viewer to the far-flung corners of the globe, giving a glimpse of the fragile, beautiful environment that people should be doing more to protect.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah When: Till July 27, 10am - 6pm daily Admission: Free

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