Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Book Talk: Brideshead Revisited By Evelyn Waugh

Mr Paul Fitzpatrick from Heartlands Book Club will lead a discussion of this novel, a tragicomedy of protagonist Charles Ryder's fascination and entanglements with the aristocratic family at the crumbling Brideshead estate at a time when English nobility was reaching the end of an era. Part of Read! Fest 2016.

WHERE: Multi-purpose room in Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, basement 1 MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Sun, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. Limited to 25 people a session

Book Launch: Edu-renaissance: Notes From A Globetrotting Higher Educator

In his new book, Professor Feng Da Hsuan, an award-winning nuclear physicist, addresses the issues of higher education, such as the importance and accuracy of university rankings, the quality of education offered by private universities and the brain drain problem.

WHERE: Book Haven @ NUS, 2 College Avenue West, Stephen Riady Centre MRT: Dover WHEN: Mon, 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6466-5775 INFO: To register, e-mail clye@wspc.com by Sun. Go to www.facebook.com/wspcsg

CONCERTS

Shakespeare400: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Relive the adventures of Puck, Hermia and Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream through Mendelssohn's Suite with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Israeli-American violinist Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for the Violin Concerto In E Minor.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sangeet Sayamkaal - Music Of The Dusk

As part of the ongoing Chakra series, this concert presents Dr Dhananjay Daithankar on the santoor (Indian dulcimer) and Nawaz Mirajkar on the tabla (percussion instrument), performing five ragas specifically for the evening sun.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 16, 4pm ADMISSION: $31, $19 (students, full-time national servicemen & senior citizens) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SYCO Annual Concert - Exuberance Of Youth

The Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra (SYCO) performs under the baton of music director Quek Ling Kiong. The concert will commence with Kuan Nai-chung's percussion concerto, The Sun.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $21, $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

OMM: Sibelius 1

Orchestra of the Music Makers' principal guest conductor Christopher Adey returns, and Singaporean violinist Alan Choo performs Prokofiev's highly lyrical Second Violin Concerto.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts MRT: Bras Basah/ Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: July 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $13, $20, concessions available TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

Singapore Dance Theatre Presents Ballet Under The Stars 2016

The 21st edition of this outdoor dance event will present two weekends of performances. The first weekend will include the world premiere of Incomparable Beauty by resident choreographer of Tulsa Ballet, Ma Cong. The second weekend features Bournonville Divertissements, Shadow's Edge and Paquita. There will also be balloon sculpting, food and beverage booths and exclusive merchandise on sale.

WHERE: Fort Canning Green, River Valley Road, Fort Canning Park MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Sun & July 8 - 10, 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $33, $102 (package of four) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.singaporedancetheatre.com

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Opening The Great Masters Of The 20th Century: Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso

This exhibition showcases original paintings of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Highlights include Les Maries Sur Fond Bleu, an important canvas by Marc Chagall.

WHERE: Partners & Mucciaccia Singapore @ Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, 01-06/07 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till July 15, 10am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9118-0174 INFO: E-mail info@partnersandmucciaccia.com

Lifetime Of Change

Oh Chai Hoo is a Singapore artist who works extensively with various media. The works in this exhibition feature his unique use of self-ground pigments on rice paper. Works include those inspired by rock structures, ceramic seal carvings, as well as his experimental ceramic sculpture work on rock forms.

WHERE: iPreciation, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, 01-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till July 16, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 6pm (Sat), Sun & public holiday by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

The Great Exhibition

Japanese artists Ken + Julia Yonetani present their recent works. The central piece is The Last Supper (2014), which shows a 9m-long table made of more than one tonne of groundwater salt sourced from the Murray-Darling basin in Australia.

WHERE: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-34 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till July 17, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6570-2505 INFO: E-mail info@mizuma.sg. Go to www.mizuma.sg

Nara Yoshitomo - Picture Box Exhibition

This exhibition features a selection of woodblock prints and lithograph works by Japanese artist Nara Yoshitomo.

WHERE: Kato Art Duo, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-26 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till July 18, 11am - 7pm daily, by appointment on public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9073 INFO: www.katoartduo.com

Imelda And Family

This is a collection of 30 new works by Imelda Yukenbarri Gugaman and close family members from the remote indigenous community of Balgo Hills in Australia.

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu - July 30, 6.30 - 9.30pm (Thu, opening reception), noon - 7pm daily, by appointment on public holiday & outside opening hours ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Petrichor

Six artists come together to create a space where they are encouraged to constructively critique one another's works.

WHERE: Shophouse 5, 5 Geylang Lorong 24A MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Till July 31, 7 - 9pm (tonight), 11am - 7pm (July 16, open house), 2 - 3pm (July 16, artist talk), other viewings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-6192 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Project Plait: Games We Played

Dance, food and art come together in an interactive high-tea contemporary dance performance and exhibition.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: July 9 & 10, 3.30pm ADMISSION: $50 (includes a five-course high tea) TEL: 6337-7177 INFO: E-mail projectplait@hotmail.com with your name, contact number, preferred date & the number of tickets required. Go to projectplait.wix.com/projectplait

THEATRE

Handle With Care

This piece explores the ideas of growing up and branching out. Using elements of physicality, multimedia and live music, the performers share their real stories of standing on the brink of the rest of their lives.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts, level 2 MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: July 14 & 15, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com/events/detail/handle-with-care. Go to www.sota.edu.sg

Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserables

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables is the story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the world's most popular musicals. Featuring the songs I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home and One Day More, this production has been reimagined with new sets and staging.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till July 24, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1.30 & 7pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $62 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Shaolin

The 20-member cast perform incredible feats that combine traditional Shaolin gongfu and choreography with dramatic lighting and sound.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 13 - 31, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $49 - $139 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe