Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Meet The Author: Alice Clark-Platts Of Bitter Fruits

The former human rights lawyer and founder of The Singapore Writers' Group shares her experiences writing this psychological crime thriller.

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: The book retails at $19.21. Go to 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 will promote his new book and hold a food sampling session as a preview of the cookbook's recipes.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $61.95. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

SSO Gala: The Creation

Lim Yau will conduct the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Joseph Haydn's The Creation. The performance includes a cast of internationally acclaimed singers alongside the Singapore Symphony Chorus and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chamber Choir.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 23 & 24, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 - $83 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Gurrumul Live In Singapore

The Australian folk musician performs in Singapore for the first time. Born blind, the Aboriginal sings about identity, spirit and connection with the land, its elements and his ancestral beings.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi

WHEN: Oct 28, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.lamcproductions.com


DANCE

The Next Generation

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Lasalle College of the Arts share the stage in a programme that includes a premiere by Singapore-based choreographer Albert Tiong. Part of da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm & tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com

Torobaka

This duet performance features celebrated dance masters, Akram Khan from the United Kingdom and Israel Galvan from Spain, who draw deeply from their respective roots in Indian kathak and Spanish flamenco. Part of da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com

Bollywood Dandiya 2015

Get your feet tapping to the latest beats and enjoy electrifying dance performances and a wide variety of street food in this mega cultural festival.

WHERE: Multi-purpose hall, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8 - 11.30pm ADMISSION: $13 (children aged four - 12), $18 (adults) INFO: Tickets at www.vmall.com.sg

Asia Pacific Dance Bridge

This is one of several events of Asia Pacific Dance Bridge: Connectivity Through Dance, a conference organised by World Dance Alliance (WDA) Singapore. Experience a wide range of contemporary dance styles from choreographers in the Asia-Pacific region who have been handpicked by the WDA panel. Part of da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 6pm ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Living Yangtze By Eric Valli For Swarovski Waterschool

This is a multimedia project that tells the stories of communities who live around China's Yangtze River through 96 photographs and seven short documentary films.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 27, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Standard prices: $5 (adults & seniors aged 65 & above); $3 (children aged two - 12), Singapore residents: $4 (adults & seniors aged 65 & above); $2 (children aged two - 12) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Urban Explorations 2015: Exhibition

Urban Explorations is an investigation of how people in various communities relate to aspects of their urban environment.

WHERE: National Design Centre, Level 1, 111 Middle Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg

Painted Seasons: Times For Hunting And Food Gathering

This is a collection of 15 major works on canvas by Eva, a Walmajarri woman born in Western Australia. Her work is in such demand that it normally sells before leaving the studio.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station Unit, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Today & tomorrow, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Pablo Picasso And Salvador Dali

This exhibition of two illustrious artists celebrates Singapore's 50th birthday. Some of Picasso's finest works will be exhibited in the gallery space, while 10 sculptures by Dali will be showcased in Orchard Road.

WHERE: Opera Gallery Singapore, 04-15 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm (Fri), 10am - 8pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.operagallery.com

No Place Like Home

In celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee, this exhibition tells the story of the nation through 30 artworks by 18 Singaporean artists from the collections of the Ngee Ann Kongsi. The works comprise the mediums of Chinese ink, watercolour, oil painting, sculptures and installation art.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery, Level 2, 97 Tank Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Oct 23, 9am - 5pm (Mon - Fri). Closed on Sat, Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

The Best Of You Finale Exhibition

The Best Of You movement called for the public to send in inspiring and heartfelt stories, of which more than 100 are honoured in The Best Of You Finale Exhibition. The exhibition also features artworks and installations from artists, musicians and personalities such as Dick Lee and Irene Ang, and performances by acts such as Chinese orchestra ensemble The Teng Company.

WHERE: Marina Square Central Atrium,  6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.the-best-of-you.com

50 Years Of Transforming Our City, Our Home

Discover Singapore's remarkable transformation from a young struggling nation into a modern and vibrant city through a series of interactive exhibits and panel-less installations.

WHERE: Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall, 460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Till Tue, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.mnd.gov.sg/OurCityOurHome

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

This is a collaboration between two international artists based in Singapore - Alpana Vij from India and Susanne Paulli from Denmark. Their works range from the figurative to the abstract. 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

Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo

In this play, the lives of two US Marines and an Iraqi translator are transformed by their encounter with a Bengal tiger. Violence, greed, forgiveness and redemption are examined in funny and insightful exchanges between man and beast.

WHERE: DBS Arts Centre - Home of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $46 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Jonathan, David & Me

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

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, National Library Building, Level 5, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today & tomorrow at 8pm; tomorrow & Sun at 3pm 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

Mind Map Of Love

This new play, written by Marcia Vanderstraaten and based on the book of the same title by Christian Zott, tells a story of love with a twist. Stars Brendon Fernandez, Elizabeth Lazan, Rosemary McGowan and Amanda Tee.

WHERE: Zott's True Alps, 97 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Nov 4 - 7 & Nov 11 - 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $160 (inclusive of dinner & booking fee applies) INFO: This production is for adults only. It contains discussions of sexual acts. Tickets at www.skinnedkneeproductions.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe