Happenings - Arts

An exhibit at the Hermes Leather Forever exhibition.
An exhibit at the Hermes Leather Forever exhibition.PHOTO: EDWARD HENDRICKS

AUDITIONS

Choral Association Singapore Children's Choir Audition

The newly established choir will audition children aged six to 14. Practices are held on Saturdays from 2 to 4pm.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 04-04 Block B, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Sun & Dec 6, 2 - 4pm FEES: $20 TEL: 8126-6965 INFO: E-mail cascc2015@gmail.com for details and to register.

Make Space 2016 Production - Casting Call

Make Space is looking for eight actors for a production to be staged in July. People of all ages and experience are welcome. Send an e-mail with your preferred time slots, a contact number and a CV or a brief write-up about yourself to makespacetheatre@gmail.com by Dec 5.

WHEN: Dec 11, 6.30 - 10.30pm & Dec 12, 2 - 6pm INFO: www.facebook.com/spacemake

SSO President's Young Performers Concert 2016

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is calling for Singaporean musicians for next year's concert. Auditions will be held for shortlisted conductors and musicians performing on Western classical instruments. Instrumentalists should be no older than 25 and conductors no older than 35 as of July 1. Send in your biography with your birth date, musical background and contact information, and a non- returnable DVD recording of your performance of one movement of a concerto to President's Young Performers Concert Auditions c/o SSO Programming Department, 01-02, Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place. The deadline is Dec 15.

INFO: www.sso.org.sg


BOOKS

Squeaky's Book Event

Meet Joanna Wong, author of Jo's Squeaky Series, a four-book set that blends fact, fiction and moral values targeted at children aged eight and above.

WHERE: Books Ahoy! , 02-03 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3.30pm WHERE: Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Sun, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/squeakythesquirrel


CONCERTS

Music Maestros Tune It Up At Palais Renaissance

Singer Carol Gomez takes the stage with pianist Jordan Wei in a set heavily influenced by blues and jazz.

WHERE: Basement 1 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.palais.sg

Musical Masterpieces - Lanxess Singapore National Youth Orchestra Classic Concert

Maestro Jonas Alber will conduct German orchestral masterpieces. He is joined by secondary school students involved in the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

NUS110 Concert In The Park

Presented by principal conductor Jason Lai, the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and top Singapore violinist Loh Jun Hong, an NUS alumnus, will perform works such as Brahms' Academic Festival Overture.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/ Orchard WHEN: Nov 28, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nus110@nus.edu.sg


DANCE

Swan Lake by Singapore Dance Theatre - 2015 Grand Finale

The Singapore Dance Theatre performs the world's most beloved ballet, which tells the story of an undying love, a cruel twist of fate and the promise of devotion.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Dec 3 & 4, 8pm; Dec 5, 1 & 8pm; Dec 6, 1 & 7pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

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

The exhibition consists of collaborative artworks using multiple screens by Japanese artist Takuji Kogo and Korean- based art duo Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, made up of South Korean Young Hae Chang and American Marc Voge.

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

Hermes Leather Forever

The exhibition presents items from the French luxury label's past as well as some of its latest creations. Craftsmen from the Hermes workshops in Paris are present to demonstrate how some of its iconic bags are made.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 13, 10am - 7pm (daily); 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Here And Now by Wu Qiong

Beijing-based artist Wu Qiong presents newer paintings and sculptures which are subtle, allowing open-ended interpretations.

WHERE: Ode To Art, 01- 36E/F Raffles City Gallery, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6250-1901 INFO: www.odetoart.com

Our Island, Our Sea - An Ocean Away

This first international show by Australian community art centre Erub Arts showcases more than 40 3D sculptural installations by 16 artists .

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 31, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Over The Rainbow

The sixth solo exhibition of artist Yen Chua hopes to raise audiences' awareness of and inspire passion for animals.

WHERE: B.NU Space, 02-34, 333 Kreta Ayer Road MRT: Outram WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 6pm (today), noon - 7pm (weekend) ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail hello@kraftarc.co

Aung Myint: 15 A.M. / San Minn: Solo 2015

View side-by-side solos of two modernists from Myanmar. Aung Myint is showing new Black and Red paintings, while San Minn exhibits new and older works.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ionorchard.com

Singapore Unboxed

This exhibition showcases the city's landscape and the history behind the transformation of the areas where iconic developments, such as Ocean Financial Centre, Bugis Junction, Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre, stand today.

WHERE: Singapore Management University MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tue - Dec 2 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook. com/SG50Keppelland

800 Years Of Magna Carta

The Magna Carta from Britain's Hereford Cathedral, one of the world's most important and historic documents, is on display here as part of a global tour to celebrate its 800 anniversary since its sealing by King John.

WHERE: Supreme Court Auditorium, Supreme Court Building , 1 Supreme Court Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Mon, 8.30am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gov.uk/ government/world/singapore

My Home My Love

Home-grown septuagenarian painters Seah Kang Chui and Yue Keh Hung and new immigrant artist Chen Shimo use watercolour, oil and Chinese ink to express their deep love for their homes.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 02-39 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Dec 4, noon - 7pm, closed on Thu ADMISSION: Free TEL: 92211780 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Nightscape 2050

Celebrating the International Year of Light, Nightscape 2050 is a travelling exhibition dedicated to lighting that aims to explore the interactions between people, light and cities in the year 2050.

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till tomorrow, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Singapore Energy Story Exhibition 2015

To commemorate Singapore's 50th anniversary, this interactive exhibition highlights the key milestones in the development of Singapore's energy sector, the people who work behind the scenes to keep the lights on and plans for a sustainable energy future.

WHERE: Artrium@MCI, Ministry of Communications and Information, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall WHEN: Mon - Dec 17, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.SIEW.sg or www.facebook.com/SIEW.sg

50 Years Of Transforming Our City, Our Home

Discover Singapore's remarkable transformation from a young struggling nation into a modern and vibrant city.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay - North Colonnade, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Nov 29, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.mnd.gov.sg/OurCityOurHome


THEATRE

SP Theatre Compass - The Looking Glass

This production explores how one person's idea of a perfect society can be quite the opposite of another's and emphasises the importance of understanding other perspectives.

WHERE: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $6 INFO: www.sp.edu.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe