Happenings - Arts

BOOKS

Meet & Greet Star Wars Characters From 501st Legion - Singapore Garrison

To celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, Star Wars troopers from the 501st Legion - Singapore Garrison - will make an appearance at Books Kinokuniya. A range of Star Wars merchandise will be available.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Chef: Kian Lam Kho Of Phoenix Claws And Jade Trees

New York-based Singaporean chef and culinary instructor Kian Lam Kho, who is behind redcook.net, will promote his new book and hold a food sampling session as a preview of some of the recipes in the cookbook.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 17, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

Discovering Music!: Tell Me a Story!

Associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra delve into the stories behind some of the world's greatest compositions , including themes from movies Psycho and The Godfather and excerpts from Ravel's Mother Goose, Haydn's Creation and Bizet's Carmen.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 18, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Tango Legends By Mariela Maldonado And Pablo Sosa

The renowned Argentine tango dancers and choreographers , together with their troupe that includes 14 award-winning dancers, present a celebration of tango. Part of da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com

Kathak Pravaha, A Kathak Recital With Live Music

This performance, led by Bhupali Kulkarni, showcases different aspects of traditional Kathak with live tabla, flute, harmonium and vocals.

WHERE: DBS Arts Centre - Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 9819-6589 INFO: To register, e-mail kathakpravaha@gmail.com

Sagarika - A Journey Of Discovery

To commemorate 50 years of nation building in Singapore and 50 years of Singapore-India ties, the Tagore Society will present a dance drama based on the voyages of the first Asian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's visit to Singapore.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm INFO: For tickets inquiry, call Dolly Davenport at 9345-6915

Sylvie Guillem - Life In Progress

After a career spanning almost 35 years, French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem presents her final dance programme. She will perform two new works. Part of da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tue & Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $43 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan: Takuji Kogo + Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

This exhibition by Japanese artist Takuji Kogo and South Korea-based art duo Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (made up of South Korean Young-Hae Chang and American Marc Voge) consists of several collaborative artworks using multiple screens. The highlight is Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan, an anime-inspired satirical monologue in Japanese, Korean and English. Inspired by the multilingualism in Singapore, the narrative comprises fragments of images, sounds and texts of Singapore performed in the style of an autonomous sensory meridian response.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Sun - Dec 6, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun), other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

Chen Wuji Art Exhibition - Return To Singapore

Chen brings alive vivid, contemporary Chinese paintings on tiny watch faces as well as masterpieces on paper. This exhibition, which marks a return for the artist to a country where he spent 12 years of his youth, showcases more than 30 of his paintings and his latest creation of original art watches done in collaboration with watch brand Zhang Dao.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art & Design, 01-01, 10 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Nov 1, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.facebook.com/madmuseumsingapore


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

CatmaSutra: Change Of Seasons By Paul Koh

Singaporean artist and designer Paul Koh celebrates the 10th year of his CatmaSutra series. Inspired by his friendship with and understanding of cats since 2004, CatmaSutra revolves around the different attitudes and situations of cats.

WHERE: Blue Lotus Fine Art, 02-01, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 6pm (opening); Sun - Oct 20, 12.30 - 6.30pm, closed on MonADMISSION: Free TEL: 9675-7721 INFO: E-mail manlee@bluelotusfineart. com.sg. Go to www.bluelotusfineart.com.sg

My Self Analysis By Xu He

This solo exhibition features 10 artworks that reflect Xu's experience with his paintings and painting process.

WHERE: Art Seasons Singapore, 01-02 Big Hotel, 200 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Little India WHEN: Till Oct 17, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun & Mon, other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741-6366 INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Ellipsis

This exhibition presents the works of the School of the Arts' Year 5 Visual Arts cohort, who are bound by a 1m by 1m spatial limitation.

WHERE: Sota Gallery, Level 2, School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: www.sota.edu.sg

There Is Another Sky - Paintings By Alpana Vij And Susanne Paulli

This exhibition is an artistic collaboration between two international artists based in Singapore - Alpana Vij from India and Susanne Paulli from Denmark. Their contemporary works range from figurative to abstract art. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Committee for UN Women towards the rehabilitation of victims of crimes against women.

WHERE: Volvo Art Loft, 249 Alexandra Road MRT: Redhill/Queenstown WHEN: Till Oct 30, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.unwomen-nc.org.sg


THEATRE

Jonathan, David & Me

This play celebrates and examines the resilience and honour in platonic friendships among Singaporean males. Written and directed by artistic director Luke Kwek.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box National Library Building, Level 5, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN:Thu - Oct 18, 8pm (weekday), 3 & 8pm (weekend) ADMISSION: $30 (standard), $84 (bundle of three), $26 (student, national servicemen & senior citizens) INFO: Tickets at www.ticketmash.sg/jdm. Go to www.facebook.com/OurCompanySG

Double Jubilee, Double Celebrations

To celebrate SG50, OperaWorks Singapore will stage a two-night performance of favourite excerpts and songs in Cantonese opera. Hong Kong opera star Yin Fei Yan, who is celebrating 50 years of opera performances, will perform.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Oct 16 & 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 - $60 TEL: 9667-6312/9796-7208/9733-6903 INFO: Tickets available at Hui Min Chinese Herbal Tea, 02-143 Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith Street

Ebizo Ichikawa XI's Japan Theatre

Ebizo Ichikawa XI will return to Singapore to debut two new kabuki plays - Uwanari and Mimasu Kuruwa No Kasauri - in his self-produced show.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 17 & 18, 3 & 7.30pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $93 - $189 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.marinabaysands.com

Ghost The Musical

This musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, features original music and lyrics by a team of Grammy winners, including Dave Stewart.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Nov 4 - 15, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri); 2 & 7.30pm (Sat); 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $89 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.marinabaysands.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI09B'. Print Edition | Subscribe