Arts Picks Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh recommends

Arts Picks: Happy Ever Laughter, Passages and more

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KumarPHOTOS: CARSTEN BUNNEMANN, DREAM ACADEMY, JAYSON TEJADA, NIVASH JOYVIN

HAPPY EVER LAUGHTER

Dream Academy's laugh-a-minute comic runway marathon unites the who's who of Singapore comedy once more in its third run. This year, 11 comedians - including drag queen Kumar, actress Siti Khalijah and Happy Ever Laughter newbie Patricia Mok - share the stage to tackle a mixed bag of topics, from politics to race. Dream Academy founder Selena Tan steps in for Kumar for tomorrow's shows.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Nov 6, 8pm (Tuesdays to Fridays), 3 and 8pm (Saturdays) , 3pm (Sundays) ADMISSION: $78 to $200 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


PASSAGES BY SINGAPORE DANCE THEATRE

Catch the world premiere of Another Energy, the result of the collaboration between the Singapore Dance Theatre and Australian Ballet resident choreographer Timothy Harbour (photo).

The Singapore Dance Theatre's annual contemporary show will also feature a newly composed duet by Singapore dancer-choreographer Christina Chan, as well as Australian choreographer Natalie Weir's Jabula.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday, 3 and 7.30pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic


TALES FROM THE LAND OF 7,000 ISLANDS

Di Legno Gallery presents a vibrant exhibition featuring the works of 11 contemporary Filipino artists, as they showcase how the tales they grew up with - from creation myths to stories on gods and nymphs - have shaped them and their understanding of their culture. The piece pictured here - Halina Sa Mundo Ng Mga Mumunting Nilalang (Enter The World Of Little Ones) by Jayson Tejada - for one, offers a sneak peek into the world of the duwende, or dwarves.

WHERE: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Till Dec 11, 11am to 6pm (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays), by appointment on other days ADMISSION: Free INFO:E-mail info@dilegno.sg or call 6346-2012


YES YES YES! BY MNOZIL BRASS

The mischievous Austrian brass septet, Mnozil Brass (photo), have played to a full house in esteemed venues including London's Royal Albert Hall and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow - and have landed in Singapore for their first show here. Combine on-stage silliness and humour with fine brass playing for a perfect Sunday mood boost.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sunday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2016, with the headline 'Art Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe