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Arts Picks: Esplanade's National Day Celebrations, Soul Journey and more

Nadi Singapura and the ITE Show Choir.
Nadi Singapura and the ITE Show Choir.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, SAMANTHA LO, NICKSON NEOH

ESPLANADE'S NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

The Esplanade is celebrating the Golden Jubilee this weekend with free performances (by groups such as Nadi Singapura and the ITE Show Choir), workshops, talks and interactive artwork. This includes an open house at the Concert Hall tomorrow.

WHERE: In & around Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Till Mon, various times ADMISSION: Almost all the events are free. For more information & a full list of activities, go to www.esplanade.com/festivals- and-series/national-day-celebrations


SOUL JOURNEY - NINE SONGS BY SIONG LENG MUSICAL ASSOCIATION

Siong Leng Musical Association, known for boldly marrying the traditional with the contemporary, aims to take audiences on a musical odyssey that combines the musical form of nanyin with a cycle of poems written by Chinese poet Qu Yuan more than 2,000 years ago, during the Warring States period. It has created a multi-sensory performance, where audience members can soak up the smell of fragrant herbs and sample tea served in large ceramic bowls.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (excludes booking fee; call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: Performed in Minnan dialect


THE LIMPEH SHOW: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY SAMANTHA LO

Artist Samantha Lo was inspired by the outpouring of emotions after Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death from Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans alike to create her first solo exhibition.

Both a tribute to Mr Lee's legacy and an exploration of the public's perception of him, The Limpeh Show explores Singapore's socio-political climate and features eight artworks created in a variety of mediums, including eggshells.

WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Aug 22, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.substation.org/event/limpeh-show

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - CRPICKS07'. Print Edition | Subscribe