Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh recommends

Arts Picks

PHOTOS: NARA YOSHITOMO, KIMBERLY ARRIOLA, ST FILE PHOTO, GU GUAN REN

NARA YOSHITOMO - PICTURE BOX

Step into the quirky world of Japanese artist Nara Yoshitomo, best known for his cartoon-like drawings, paintings and sculptures of animals and children - among them sulky-looking girls with staring eyes. A selection of his woodblock prints and lithograph works is on show.

WHERE: Kato Art Duo Gallery, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, 01-26 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till 18 July, 11am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free

CURRY PUFF

This is a verbatim play from the perspective of Robiah Lia Caniago, the middle-aged Indonesian woman convicted last year of running an unlicensed curry puff factory from her two-room Housing Board flat.

Written by Kimberly Arriola and directed by Andy Pang, this piece sheds light on a voice in the saga that has yet to be heard. Part of the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival, it stars Adinda Ayu Savitri as Robiah, with ensemble by Reginal Allyn, Amanda Chng and Raguvaran Naidu.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block B, Multi-Purpose Room, 03-11 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Till Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $20 from currypuffsyndicate@gmail.com or $22 from 20something.peatix.com INFO: www.goodmanartscentre.sg/events/the20somethingtheatrefestival

MASTERWORKS: BRAHMS & BEETHOVEN

The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra takes on classics from two great masters: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1. The orchestra will be joined by conductor Apo Hsu from Taiwan and Singapore-based pianist Albert Tiu. The collaboration is part of the orchestra's 30th anniversary celebrations.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $15 to $21 (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg)

TUNES FROM A TEAHOUSE

Indulge in an evening of delicate traditional silk and bamboo string and wind music. This unique style of traditional Chinese music is known as Jiangnan Sizhu. Sizhu means silk and bamboo - strings are made with silk and bamboo is used to make Chinese flutes.

Led by renowned Chinese conductor and composer Gu Guan Ren, the Shanghai Chang Qiao Shenyun Silk and Bamboo Ensemble and Singapore's Ding Yi Music Company share the stage for a showcase featuring classics and contemporary pieces.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe