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Local veteran actor Li Nanxing shares his life experiences and the setbacks he has overcome in his autobiography.
Local veteran actor Li Nanxing shares his life experiences and the setbacks he has overcome in his autobiography.PHOTO: STARHUB

ARTS

BOOKS

Meet The Author: Ho Kwon Ping Of The Ocean In A Drop - Singapore: The Next Fifty Years

This book by Banyan Tree Holdings executive chairman Ho Kwon Ping contains the five Institute of Policy Studies-Nathan lectures he gave as well as highlights of the dialogues with the audience.

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: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Celebrity: Li Nanxing Of The Real Picture

Local veteran actor Li Nanxing shares in his autobiography the many setbacks he has overcome, including a gambling addiction and a freak accident that almost cost him his life.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Jurong Store, 04-23 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 (Singapore Main Store)/6430-0868 (Jurong Store) INFO: The book retails at $17.12. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Food, FoodWays And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption in Post-colonial Singapore

This book demonstrates how the ways in which people acquire and prepare food, the company they keep as they cook and eat, and their preferences and practices are revealing of a larger economic, social, cultural and political world, both historically and in contemporary times.

WHERE: The POD, National Library Board, Level 16, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Mon, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6466-5775 INFO: E-mail veronica@wspc.com


CONCERTS

Singapore Bongotsav

The programme includes modern songs, those by Indian author and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and a power-packed drama based on events on the eve of the great war of Kurukshetra from the Indian epic Mahabharata.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: $33 & $54 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Celebrating Nature In Singapore Concert

In conjunction with SG50, composer Robert Casteels presents a concert paying homage to the diversity of Singapore's flora and fauna.

WHERE: Function Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Garden WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg or www.sbg.org.sg

SP Guitarists - Viva La Guitar III

Student guitarists from Singapore Polytechnic perform familiar songs such as Kit Chan's Home and those by The Sam Willows and Gentle Bones.

WHERE: The Hall, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sp.edu.sg

Best Of Yiruma Live In Singapore

South Korean composer-pianist Yiruma promises to deliver all his greatest hits, including River Flows In You and Love Me.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 6, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $212 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com

Voyage To Nanyang 3: Food Paradise

The concert will see the world premiere of Lin Yi's Nanyang Cuisine Of Yesteryears, with a video showing the evolution of Singapore food culture from street vendors to hawker centres. The concert is presented in Mandarin and is suitable for children aged seven and above.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Nov 6, 10.30am & Nov 7, 2.30 & 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Chinese Talentime Reunion Concert

Ten of the best contestants from Talentime return to belt out classic hits from the 1970s to 1990s. Part of A Date With Friends.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Nov 7, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 & $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SG50@VCH: Re: Mix - Wild And In Love

Roused by the eclectic soundtracks of auteur Wong Kar Wai's works, this concert takes a look at the lure of popular music spanning the 1930s and 1950s.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Bach Cello Suites With Jan Vogler

Hear German cellist Jan Vogler's critically acclaimed recording of the Bach Cello Suites, which nabbed him last year's Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year award. WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

The Fleeting Moment By Teresa Ranieri

The Italian choreographer journeys into the recesses of people's emotional and mental landscapes in search of meaning.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 01-53 Block M, Black Box, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Thu - Nov 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $32 (standard), $28 (concession for senior citizens, full-time students, full-time national servicemen, PAssion card members, Italian Cultural Institute members & group booking of minimum eight tickets) INFO: E-mail rawmoves.tix@gmail.com. Go to www.peatix.com


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Chen Wuji Art Exhibition: Return To Singapore

This exhibition, which marks a return for China-born Chen 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 the watch brand Zhang Dao.

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


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Eternity: A Return To Renaissance

This exhibition by Indonesian artist Dadi Setiyadi features 12 large-scale paintings peopled with surreal and imaginary histories which he regularly populates his complex, rich oeuvre with.

WHERE: The Art Fellas Gallery, 02-25 The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Chinatown WHEN: Today, 9am - 6pm; tomorrow & Sun, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6702-4001 INFO: E-mail info@theartfellas.com. Go to www.theartfellas.com or www.facebook.com/theartfellas

Voice Of A Karung Guni Man

This follows the unusual and inspiring journey of self-taught artist Tan Chong Bin, a rag-and-bone man. The 30 works in this exhibition explore the order and inter-relatedness between men and things.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 02-43 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Wee Beng Chong Creative Calligraphy Art Exhibition

Wee, the first Cultural Medallion recipient, has more than 20 art pieces in this exhibition.

WHERE: Nanman Art, 03-54 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Mon, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-9168 INFO: E-mail nanmanart@gmail.com. Go to www.nanmanart.com

Kimono In:Tangible

The exhibition questions the value of vintage objects through themes addressing modernisation and transformation, tangible versus intangible and old versus new.

WHERE: Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Praxis Space & Project Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Level 1, 1 McNally Street MRT: Little India/ Bugis WHEN: Till Thu, noon - 7pm (closed on Mon) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg

Colours Of Our Home

This solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Zhu Hong features colourful depictions of Singapore's streets, cityscape and historical buildings.

WHERE: HaKaren Art Gallery, 02-43 Tanglin Shopping Centre , 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun- Nov 6, 10.30am - 6.30pm (opens tomorrow at 2pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-3382 INFO: E-mail info@hakaren.com. Go to www.hakaren.com

Singapore Unboxed

This exhibition, to be held over 50 days, showcases the evolution of the city's landscape. Singaporeans can learn more about the transformation of areas where iconic developments, such as the Ocean Financial Centre, Bugis Junction, Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre, stand today.

WHERE: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Nov 13, 9am - 6pm (lunchtime event on Nov 6) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/SG50Keppelland


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Drawing Out IV

The showcase presents selected works of merit from the studio-based classes of drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture.

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


THEATRE

Udang Sebalek Batu (Hidden Truth)

This Wayang Peranakan show about a love story is presented in collaboration with renowned huqin quintet StringWerkz.

WHERE: Drama Centre, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 2 & 8pm ADMISSION: $49 - $69 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Bibiks Behind Bars, Kena Again!

In this musical comedy, the Bibiks of Katong keep up with the times, challenging old traditions and gambling with the new.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Thu - Nov 8 (Thu, 8pm; Fri & Sat, 3 & 8pm; Sun, 3pm) ADMISSION: $49 & $79 (3pm); $59 & $89 (8pm) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A Clockwork Orange (R18)

Catch the testosterone-filled, adrenaline-pumping all-male cast perform Anthony Burgess' infamous literary work.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Wed - Nov 7, 8pm; Nov 8, 7pm ADMISSION: $72 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com. Restricted to audiences aged 18 & above

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI30B'. Print Edition | Subscribe