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Arts picks: Huayi 2016: God of Carnage

(From left) Poon Chan Leung, Louisa So, Olivia Yan and Anthony Wong in God Of Carnage.
(From left) Poon Chan Leung, Louisa So, Olivia Yan and Anthony Wong in God Of Carnage.PHOTOS: THE ESPLANADE

HUAYI 2016: GOD OF CARNAGE

French playwright Yasmina Reza's award-winning play is a dark delight, with a playground fight sending two sets of parents to war.

Hong Kong film veteran Anthony Wong stars in this Cantonese adaptation, which is part of the Esplanade's Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts. Performed with English and Chinese surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm; Sunday, 2.30pm TICKETS: $38 to $118 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg), selling fast INFO: www.esplanade.com/huayi

THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS (SSO)

Hailed as one of the founders of China's opera and symphony in the 20th century, Zheng Xiao Ying conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Associate concertmaster Kong Zhao Hui (left) also takes the spotlight with the Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, one of several classic Chinese melodies featured.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 7.30pm TICKETS: $20 to $72 from Sistic

FROM THE STACKS: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY

The National Library displays rare documents, maps, photographs and other artefacts that provide a personal view of early Singapore.

Look out for postcards from the early 20th century from a private collection and art pioneer Liu Kang's book Chop Suey, which documents the horrors of the Japanese Occupation.

WHERE: Gallery, Level 10, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Until Aug 28, 10am to 9pm daily INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/Exhibitions.aspx


PHOTO: CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER/GERMANY/GEO

THE STRAITS TIMES PRESENTS: WORLD PRESS PHOTO 15

Do not miss the closing weekend of this exhibition featuring the 145 photographs that won coveted awards at the annual World Press Photo contest last year. Look out for images such as Vegetables With An Attitude (above) from German photographer Christian Ziegler, American photographer Pete Muller and Beijing-based Singaporean photographer Sim Chi Yin.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, The Concourse and The Canyon MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sunday, 10am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - ANPICKS19'. Print Edition | Subscribe