Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS Noise Singapore: Open Call

The Noise Art Mentorship (NAM) and Noise Music Mentorship (NMM) provide a six-month experience with some of Singapore's most talented practitioners in interdisciplinary art, photography, moving images and music. The programmes are planned in collaboration with Objectifs (NAM: Photography & Moving Images), OH! Open House (NAM: Multi-Disciplinary Arts) and Thunder Rock School (NMM).

INFO: Apply at www.noisesingapore.com/mentorship by May 2

Sota Talent Academy

School of the Arts Singapore offers a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum leading to an International Baccalaureate diploma. If you are in Primary 6 and have the passion and aptitude for dance, music, theatre, visual arts or literary arts, you can sign up for the school's Talent Academy.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: June 15 (entrance test) , June 22, 23 & 24 (audition & personal interview) ADMISSION: Free (registration fee applies for shortlisted applicants) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Shortlisted applicants will be notified. Submit your application to www.sota.edu.sg/admissions by May 20

BOOKS

Meet The Authors: Susanne Ng & Tan Phay Shing Of Creative Baking: Chiffon Cakes & Creative Baking: Macarons

Pick up tips from Ng and Tan as they present their chiffon cake and macaron creations.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Book Launch: Afternoon Tea At Raffles Hotel Singapore By Fleur Vella-Chang

The Singapore-based Australian author has written a book for toddlers about what the animals from the Singapore Zoo would do on their day off.

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

Meet The Editor Gwee Li Sui & Several Contributors Of Written Country - The History Of Singapore Through Literature

This book reconstructs the history of modern Singapore through 50 defining moments, from the fall of Singapore to the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. Its editor, Singaporean literary critic, poet and graphic artist Gwee Li Sui, and several contributors will share about their contributions.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

CONCERTS

Arijit Singh Live In Symphony Orchestra - A Stirring Musical

Bollywood heart-throb Arijit Singh performs with the Grand Symphony Orchestra, a 45-piece ensemble comprising some of the most talented musicians in the world.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 04-01 MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $52 - $302 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Enchanting Evening 5 - With Piano And Strings

Enchanting Evening returns with its fifth concert and the highlight is Beethoven's piano, violin and cello trio, Op. 1, No. 3. The piano ensemble will showcase arrangements of popular pieces by Anton Dvorak and William Gillock.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 & $20 (student concession) INFO: E-mail jevontsy@gmail.com or call Jevon Tan on 9138-5872 for tickets

VCH Presents: An Enchanted Evening With Alexander And Masako

Featuring top instrumentalists of different nationalities, Alexander Souptel's ensemble performances combine written music with stunning improvisations. Together with violinist Masako Suzuki White and other guests, the programme will feature duets ranging from the old-school tradition to the 19th-century.

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

Sadhu For The Music

This concert, directed by acclaimed Dhamma musician Imee Ooi, explores the themes of joy, peace and meaning in the Buddhist context.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: May 4 & 5, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

Superstars Of Ballet

This performance features top ballet dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, English National Ballet and American Ballet Theatre of New York. They will perform highlights from some of the most renowned French ballets. Part of the Voilah! festival.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: April 29 - May 1, 8pm (Fri), 2 & 7.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $69 - $209 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Da:ns Series: Dancing With Death By Pichet Klunchun Dance Company

Award-winning Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun creates a space in between the intertwined worlds where the material and immaterial meet and where body and spirit exist in a state of kinetic freedom.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: May 6 & 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art And Science Of Gems

Explore the inter-relationship between the science of mineralogy and the art of jewellery-making at this exhibition, featuring more than 400 creations from Van Cleef & Arpels and 250 minerals from the French National Museum of Natural History collection.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 14, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Standard ticket: $17 (adult), $12.80 (senior citizen aged 65 & above), $10 (child aged two - 12), $39 (two adults & two children); Singapore residents: $10 (adult), $8.50 (senior citizen aged 65 & above), $6 (child aged two - 12), $26 (two adults & two children) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

In-Definite Defiance By Eric Chan

This exhibition by the Malaysia-born artist presents a new series of oil paintings featuring cropped, monochromatic landscapes set against earth-toned backgrounds and edged with an ethereal glow.

WHERE: Shophouse 5, Lorong 24A Geylang MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Today - May 8, 7 - 9pm (opening night), 11am - 7pm (open house tomorrow), other viewings by appointment ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call 6338-6192 or go to www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries

Shirazeh Houshiary: The River Is Within Us

At the Iranian artist's first solo exhibition in South-east Asia, she tests the relevance of paper in today's digital age. She is known for her multimedia installations such as Breath, a collateral event at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till May 7, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 6pm (Sat), closed on Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: www.stpi.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Celluloid Void 2: The Lost Films Of South-east Asia

This year's exhibition is anchored by the themes of confluence and conflict and features 20th-century films through the lens of socio-political milestones.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Promenade, Level 8 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Wed, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6777-3243 INFO: www.asianfilmarchive.org

Reborn - Think Green It's Fabulous Art Exhibition

Think Green It's Fabulous is a company that combines the essence of arts and recycling into restored purposes. It gives abandoned items a new lease of life by transforming them into functioning pieces of works. Highlights at the exhibition include glass-bottle lamps handmade with materials such as metal chains, wood, tree branches, chopsticks, plastic spoons, crayons and magazines.

WHERE: Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road, B1-36 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 1, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thinkgreenitsfabulous.com or www.capitolpiazza.com

THEATRE

Ek Mulaqaat

This is a musical tribute to celebrated Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi and legendary Punjabi author Amrita Pritam, performed by Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval. The play covers their intense relationship and is steeped in literary references and poetry of the duo.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 29, 8pm ADMISSION: $54 - $174 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The History Boys

Set in a Margaret Thatcher-era grammar school, this play is a story of an unruly group of charming and gifted young men in pursuit of love, attention and a place at university. Teacher rivalry and adolescent anarchy overrun the classroom, stirring up debate about history and the true purpose of education. The Singapore premiere is presented by The Stage Club and directed by Nick Perry.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: May 4, 6 & 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $40 (Wed), $46 (Fri & Sat) & $25 (concession) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe