Happenings - Arts



Singapore International Film Festival Call For Entry The Singapore International Film Festival returns for its 26th edition from Nov 26 to Dec 6. Film submissions are open till Aug 21, 6pm. The festival will consider feature films and Asian short films that are making a Singapore premiere and have not been broadcast on television or made available on the Internet. It has also opened the call for applications for its South-east Asian Film Lab for aspiring directors and its Youth Jury & Critics Programme for aspiring film critics.

INFO: www.sgiff.com/submissions


Meet-The-Author: Andrew Matthews Of How Life Works

Australian inspirational speaker and author Andrew Matthews is in Singapore to promote his latest book How Life Works.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $24.50. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Book Sale @ The Barracks

Catch the Page One books sale at The Barracks. Enjoy special offers, great deals and discounts of up to 90 per cent on books and other items.

WHERE: 01-35, The Barracks, 22 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today - July 26, 11am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/PageOnePublishingHQ


The Harmonic 50 Concert

A tribute to Singapore's 50th year as a nation and to mark Kreta Ayer Community Club Harmonica Orchestra's 35 years of performing. The concert is led by its music director and conductor Soon John Kwang and supported by some of the most experienced harmonica players in the local music community. Two renowned singers, a pianist, a cellist, a double bass player and a percussionist will also be performing.

WHERE: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Level 3, 1 Beach Road MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 3pm (preview) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6272-3878 INFO: Tickets available at Kim Seng Community Centre. Go to www.facebook.com/kretaayerkimsengcommunity

The Temple Of Fine Arts Presents Naad-Yatra: A Dhrupad Concert By Pandit Uday Bhawalkar

One of the finest exponents of Dhrupad (a form of north Indian classical music), Uday Bhawalkar, who has studied under the renowned Dhrupad maestros, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dahar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, will perform in Singapore for the first time.

WHERE: Temple of Fine Arts, 01-01, Central Square, 20 Havelock Road MRT: Chinatown/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Sun, 10am - noon ADMISSION: Donations are welcome INFO: Admission is by invitation. E-mail tfa_sg@ templeoffinearts.org or call 6535-0509 to register

SSO: Transfigured Night

Acclaimed Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko joins the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Schumann's Piano Concerto, one of the most lyrical of all piano concertos, under the baton of music director Shui Lan. The concert begins with Richard Strauss' melodic Serenade For 13 Winds and Schoenberg's most seductive creation Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), a work inspired by his feelings for his future wife Mathilde von Zemlinsky.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Thu & July 24, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $75 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Raw Moves - 48:00

Raw Moves presents 48 hours of non-stop action in this year's edition of Run Another Way, its annual choreographic platform for exciting new talents. The production will see 12 artists in 48 performances exploring how the body is used throughout the day.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Little India/Bras Basah WHEN: Today - Sun, noon ADMISSION: $25 (standard); $20 (concession for senior citizens, full-time students & full-time national servicemen); $20 (group booking of a minimum of four tickets) INFO: Tickets from www.48hours.peatix.com

Imaginarium: A Voyage Of Big Ideas

Imaginarium is the new edition of the Singapore Art Museum's much-loved annual contemporary art exhibition for children, which started in 2010. In the spirit of SG50, this year's exhibition is inspired by the crescent moon of the Singapore flag, a symbol of a young nation on the rise. Featuring artists from Singapore and the region, Imaginarium beckons the adventurers, dreamers and explorers of today to embark together on a journey of discovery and sail towards new horizons.

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 8 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 9pm (today); 10am - 7pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: Free (Singaporeans & permanent residents); foreign visitors: $10 (adults); $5 (students with student ID & those who are 60 years old & above), complimentary entry on Friday evenings from 6 - 9pm TEL: 6589-9580 INFO: E-mail enquiries@singaporeartmuseum.sg. Go to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg


Portraits Of Places: Past And Present

This exhibition showcases a collection of paintings by seven artists featuring landmarks of Singapore, including MacRitchie Reservoir, the shophouses of Joo Chiat and the skyline above the Singapore River.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Mon, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-2155 INFO: www.asiaartcollective.com & www.facebook.com/asiaartcollective

Expressionistic Symphony

This exhibition showcases artist Terence Teo's latest works involving the process of layering Chinese ink. WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Tue, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

20 Years Of Art: Retrospective By Hong Zhu An

The exhibition is a celebration of the artist's accolades and time spent in Singapore. Trained under the famous art scholar Wang Zidou, Hong has mastered Western and Chinese art and studied almost every aspect of them. This show is a collection of his best works.

WHERE: Ode To Art Raffles City Gallery, 01-36E/F, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Tue, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6250-1901 INFO: www.odetoart.com


Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign 2015 - Roving Exhibitions

Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign 2015 celebrates 20 years of Singapore's fight against drugs. The campaign will continue making its way into the heartland this month through roving exhibitions, following the Anti-Drug Abuse Carnival held last month. The exhibitions will showcase a visual timeline of the anti-drug abuse campaign. Visitors can make a pledge against drugs and take home a commemorative ez-link cardholder and anti-drug abuse ribbon collar pin.

WHERE: Tampines Central Community Club, 866A Tampines Street 83 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm WHERE: Yio Chu Kang Community Centre, 50 Ang Mo Kio Street 61 MRT: Yio Chu Kang WHEN: Tue - July 26, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/lifedoesnotrewind

Singapore Youth Festival Art Exhibition

Inspired by SG50 and featuring artwork from primary and special education schools, the exhibition celebrates the artist in every child.

WHERE: Raffles City Shopping Centre, Level 3, City Square, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg

Breakfast At 8, Jungle At 9

Photographer Ernest Goh showcases his latest works, which use repetitive motifs from the natural environment to propagate his eco-Utopian vision of the world.

WHERE: Objectifs Gallery, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm (today), noon - 6pm (tomorrow), noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

Du Shuxue Clay Figurines Exhibition

This exhibition will showcase 40 pieces of clay figurines with joyful and candid expressions portraying the daily lives of peasants, children and the Shanxi province musical troupe.

WHERE: Artpreciation, 02-17, The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till July 26, 11am - 6pm (open only on Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9670-4405 INFO: E-mail artpreciation@yahoo.com


Melbourne International Comedy Festival (M18)

Join five of Australia's best-loved comic acts - Andy Saunders, Dave Callan, Nick Cody, Urzila Carlson and ElbowSkin - at the Kallang Theatre. A mix of Australian stars and international discoveries will have the audience roaring with laughter.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: July 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $49 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Panchatantra... A Moral Compass

A contemporary version of the Panchatantra tales - the oldest collection of Indian fables - Panchatantra, A Moral Compass is an engaging and humorous production. For audiences of all ages.

WHERE: 01-01, The Lakehouse @ Orto, 81 Lorong Chencharu MRT: Khatib WHEN: July 24, 8 - 10pm & July 26, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: $42 TEL: 9834-2061 INFO: Tickets from panchatantra.peatix.com. Go to www.izaara.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI17B'. Print Edition | Subscribe