Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Book Launch: Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Why We Fail At Helping Others

Author Robin Low's book explores why most disaster and crisis relief work often fail to establish self-sustaining relief and what can be done to change that.

WHERE: The Pod, Level 16 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu, 7pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, call 6466-5775 (ext 228) or e-mail clye@wspc.com by Wed, 5pm. Go to www.worldscientific.com

CONCERTS

Da Capo XI: Spooky Soiree

Audience members are encouraged to come in scary costumes for this Halloween-themed event by the National University of Singapore Wind Symphony.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $15, $130 (group of 10) INFO: E-mail us.wind.symphony@gmail.com for tickets. Go to cfa.nus.edu.sg

Remembrance Noise

Singaporean musicians Cheryl Lee Peixin, Ng Wei Ping and Wu Bingling present a combination of soprano and solo violin performances in an evening of 20th-century chamber music, with works by Gustav Holst, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Gyorgy Kurtag.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Firebird

Under the direction of maestro Lim Yau, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Orchestra presents Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1945), with an opening featuring selections from Georges Bizet's Carmen.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

Voces, Suite Flamenca

Flamenco dancer Sara Baras pays homage to the legends of flamenco, such as Paco de Lucia and Antonio Gades. Part of da:ns festival 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tue & Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Finding Dignity - An Exploration Of Mental Illness Through Bharatanatyam

This performance of the classical Indian dance tells the tale of a daughter's battle with schizophrenia and a mother's struggles with the complex emotions that surface.

WHERE: School of the Arts Theatre Studio, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Oct 22 & 23, 7.30pm (pre-performance exhibition at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $26 (standard), $22 (concession) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Femmes Chinoises

Artist Andre Tan presents his ideal Asian beauty using the sensibilities of Chinese designs and elements.

WHERE: Utterly Art, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today & tomorrow, noon - 8pm; Sun, noon - 5.30pm; all viewings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Commune With Nature

Singaporean artist Goh Siew Guan's watercolours depict landscapes, trees and rocks using the technique of blanking and lifting out.

WHERE: Goshen Art Gallery, 01-506 Suntec City Mall Tower 2, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Till Sun, 10.30am - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: www.goshenartgallery.com

Ion Art Photography Series 2016: Singapore Streetscapes

The unique styles of two photographers are showcased. Aik Beng Chia focuses on the daily lives of people on the streets of Singapore, while Mark Teo freezes his subjects in portraiture.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 23, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

Portable Art Week

A platform for collectors to explore artists who are new to them, this exhibition showcases smaller-sized artworks in a variety of media by established and emerging Singapore and Asian artists.

WHERE: iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 22, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 6pm (Sat), Sun by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

Urbanscape Duet

This joint exhibition features the ink works of artists Anthony Chua and Hong Sek Chern, who are husband and wife. Among the exhibits are three ink compositions that are collaborative efforts by the couple.

WHERE: AC43 gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Oct 23, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Look, Don't Talk

Local photographer Simon Tay captures the densely populated city of Tokyo. His works are predominantly photographed with a 35mm camera, using black- and-white film and presented in silver gelatin print.

WHERE: Machiya, Level 2, Liang Court (outside Shin Yeh), 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Oct 31, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.liangcourt.com.sg

Psycho Tropics

Singapore-based visual artist Mojoko's latest series is inspired by past, present and future Singapore. He mashes up images of technology, media, traffic and over-population.

WHERE: The Refinery, 01-02, 115 King George's Avenue MRT: Lavender WHEN: Thu (opening night): 7 - 10.30pm; Oct 21 - Nov 20, noon - 3pm & 6 - 11pm (Tue - Fri); 11am - 4pm & 6 - 11pm (Sat & public holiday), 11am - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.therefinery.sg

THEATRE

Twentythirty

This forum theatre production seeks to address the subject of integration between Singaporean and non-Singaporean students. Suitable for youth aged 14 to 19.

WHERE: *Scape Gallery, Level 5, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Oct 26, 2.30pm; Oct 27 & 28, 2.30 & 5pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from twentythirty.peatix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe