Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent recommends

Arts Picks: The Enormous Turnip, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, The Emperor's New Clothes and more

The Enormous Turnip.
The Enormous Turnip.PHOTOS: I THEATRE, SINGAPORE CHINESE ORCHESTRA, WILD RICE, CREATIVE ARTS & CULTURE

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP

I Theatre is known for its entertaining family-friendly productions and The Enormous Turnip was a sell-out success when it was first staged in 2013. A tiny mouse, an aspiring gardener and a huge vegetable feature in this play suitable for three- to 12-year-olds.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Until Dec 6. Today, 10.30am & 2pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 2.30pm; Dec 1 to Dec 4, 11am ADMISSION:$32 from Sistic (go to www. sistic. com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.itheatre.org


SCO: CROSS-CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra offers a preview of its concert in Kuala Lumpur next week to celebrate 50 years of Singapore-Malaysia ties.

Featured performers include Singapore Idol winner Taufik Batisah (above), jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro, wayang kulit group Kumpulan Sri Campuran and tabla performer Jatinder Singh Bedi, under the baton of SCO music director Yeh Tsung.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION:$30, $45, $60 & $70 from Sistic


JAMEEL PRIZE 3 EXHIBITION

The exhibition, brought here by the Victoria And Albert Museum of London and the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design & Media, highlights artists inspired by Islamic traditions. In its closing weekend, admire the prize-winning work (above) of Dice Kayek, whose fashion-forward costumes are inspired by Turkish heritage, or attend talks by noted speakers such as Singaporean author and Cultural Medallion recipient Isa Kamari and Pakistani artist Waqas Khan.

WHERE: Level 10, National Library Gallery, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Exhibition runs from 10am to 9pm until Monday, talks are 2 to 5pm, tomorrow and Sunday ADMISSION:Free


THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Wild Rice's traditional year-end pantomime sends up SG50 celebrations in this musical about a fashion-loving emperor stripped off his pride by two cheeky tailors (Benjamin Kheng and Sezairi). Directed by Pam Oei.

WHERE: Drama Centre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Until Dec 12, 2.30pm on Thursday and weekend, 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday. No shows on Monday ADMISSION:$45 to $80 from Sistic INFO: www.wildrice.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe