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Arts Picks

Darius Tan (above).
Darius Tan (above).PHOTO: THE THEATRE PRACTICE

LIAO ZHAI ROCKS!

Drama troupe The Theatre Practice presents an epic rock musical inspired by Chinese folklore and characters such as underworld ruler King Yama (Darius Tan). Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till April 17, 8pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 2.30pm (Saturday and Sunday), no show on Monday ADMISSION: $51 to $81 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.practice.org.sg/en/


STEIDL DECK: 1001 STEIDL BOOKS

Independent arts space Deck today opens what is believed to be South-east Asia's first public library dedicated to photography.

Browse through more than 1,000 photobooks donated by German publisher Gerhard Steidl. His imprint publishes the works of big names such as Robert Adams and Edward Burtynsky.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till May 22, noon to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), noon to 5pm (Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free


UNSEEN: CONSTELLATIONS

Visually disabled students under the guidance of artist Alecia Neo create immersive experiences (above, an installation by Adelyn Koh) to share their hopes and dreams, such as being able to complete physical training in national service or become theatre professionals.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till April 17, noon to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), noon to 4pm (Sunday), closed on Monday ADMISSION: Free



PHOTOS: LIM YONG TECK FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, SINGAPORE CHINESE ORCHESTRA

SCO 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT: JOSHUA BELL AND SCO

For its 20th anniversary, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, led by Yeh Tsung, partners acclaimed American violinist Joshua Bell (above). Bell is playing with a Chinese orchestra for the first time and will take on works from Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi's La Primavera to Chinese composer Mao Yuan's A Joyous New Year.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 to $110 from Sistic. Tickets are selling fast

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe