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Arts Picks: Shakespeare In The Park, Unearthed, Rant & Rave

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STORY TIME: AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY BATIK PAINTINGS BY TUMADI PATRI

Dash down for the closing weekend of contemporary batik painter Tumadi Patri's first solo show. There are dazzling colourscapes, such as A Dance Of Kayon, alongside works which evoke wayang kulit theatre puppets and his Javanese heritage.

Where: DLR Gallery@Muse House, 22 Marshall Road MRT: Dakota When: Today - Sun, 11am - 6.30pm Admission: Free


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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK - THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

The Singapore Repertory Theatre's outdoor staging of The Merchant Of Venice updates Shakespeare's matchless tale of moneylending and matrimony for the 21st century by setting it in a modern financial metropolis. Remesh Panicker plays Shylock, the bitter moneylender out for bloody revenge; Daniel Jenkins is his victim Antonio; and Julie Wee plays Portia, the lawyer who saves the day.

Where: Fort Canning Park MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Today - Sun, 7.30pm Admission: $55 (today, advance weekend tickets), $65 (weekend tickets) from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


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UNEARTHED

These 30 works displayed at the Singapore Art Museum explore humanity's relationship with nature and the environment in ways ranging from eye-opening to disturbing. Look out for pieces such as Real Estate by Twardzik Ching Chor Leng, in which a small square plot from the front lawn of the museum has been placed indoors, and Ouch! by Ezzam Rahman, in which flakes of dead skin from the artist's feet have been glued together to form sculptures of animal fossils.

Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road & SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah When: Till July 6, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) Admission: Free for citizens, permanent residents, children aged six & below & all visitors on Fri after 6pm, otherwise $10 (adults) & $5 (students & seniors aged 60 & above) Tel: 6332-3222 Info: www.singaporeartmuseum.sg


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THE STUDIOS 2014: RANT & RAVE

If you missed the 2012 run of this show commissioned by the Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay, run to catch this restaging. Actresses Janice Koh (with Siti Khalijah) and Karen Tan portray actors, critics and other notable personalities, re-creating some of the most memorable dialogues and debates of local theatrical history.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Tickets available only for tomorrow, 8pm & Sun , 3pm Admission: $28 from Sistic

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