Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Meet The Author: Zed Yeo Of Half Ghost

Home-grown author Zed Yeo talks about his new children's book, Half Ghost.

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

Book Signing: Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling

Singapore's first Olympic champion Joseph Schooling will hold a book- signing event for his recently published book, Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling. The 96-page book features previously unpublished images of him and the people close to him, as well as short texts that he penned. All but one of the 60 images in the book were taken by veteran photojournalist Alvin Toh, who was given exclusive access to Schooling and his family on several occasions.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with queue ticket, 200 will be given out on Sun from 10am with a purchase receipt of the book TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: Priority will be given to customers who buy the book from Books Kinokuniya. Signing details are subject to change without notice. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

CONCERTS

Strings Fantasy

International violin virtuoso Lu Siqing will collaborate with renowned cellist Qin Li Wei to perform masterpieces under the baton of Singapore Chinese Orchestra music director Yeh Tsung. The concert will feature three works by acclaimed Chinese composer Zhao Jiping. The orchestra will also perform symphonic poem The Celestial Web by Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian and music by home-grown composer Law Wai Lun.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, Level 1 Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Nov 25 & 26, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 - $99 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Young Talents In Concert

Junior music students from the School of Young Talents will present solo, duet and ensemble performances on both Western and Chinese musical instruments.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Nov 27, 4 - 6pm & 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $15, $20 INFO: For tickets, call 6512-4168 or e-mail junior_music@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

DANCE

Flamenco Recital Showcase

This annual recital will showcase flamenco performances by Flamenco Sin Fronteras' students, as well as ongoing community projects with seniors and the Singapore Association for Mental Health. There will be new choreography by Flamenco Sin Fronteras' dancers and a special guest artist, Spanish flamenco dancer Miguel Angel.

WHERE: Mrs Lee Choon Guan Theatre, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, 25 Dover Close East MRT: One-north WHEN: Dec 4, 7pm ADMISSION: Stalls: $35 & $120 (group of four); circle: $20 & $70 (group of four) TEL: 9742-0637 INFO: Tickets from fsfrecital2016.peatix.com. Go to www.flamencosinfronteras.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Ahmad Abu Bakar & Suriani Suratman: Tanah Air (Homeland)

This collaboration between visual artist Ahmad Abu Bakar and ceramic artist Suriani Suratman - their first - explores the theme of tanah (land) and air (water) and their significance to the notion of homeland. The exhibition features new clay works.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, 02-06 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Dec 23, 10am - 7pm (weekdays), 11am - 5pm (weekends); other times by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.facebook.com/theprivatemuseum or www.theprivatemuseum.org

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Gone By, Just Before The Present Time

This exhibition by Singapore artists Chen Sai Hua Kuan and Wang Ruobing will feature the duo's use of optical illusions to explore memory, history and identity in Singapore. They aim for the works to interact with viewers through the phenomenon of double images, which arise from the multiple processing of images in the human visual system. The emphasis is on the ways in which images of the past change over time and how the past is used for progress.

WHERE: iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN:Till Nov 26, 10am - 7pm (weekdays), 11am - 6pm (Sat), Sun & public holiday by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

Luminescence: Su Xiaobai Solo Exhibition

Chinese artist Su Xiaobai's contemporary works combine an international artistic style, cultivated during his studies in Germany, with an aesthetic and philosophical practice rooted in Chinese traditions.

WHERE: Pearl Lam Galleries, 01-08 Dempsey Hill, 15 Dempsey Road MRT: Farrer Road/Orchard WHEN: Thu - Dec 24 , 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6570-2284 INFO: www.pearllam.com

Under The Same Dream

For his works of oil on canvas, Filipino visual artist Kim Oliveros has projected personal histories associated with fabric and paper, based on memories of growing up in a town that once housed a thriving garment-manufacturing district.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 02-13 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Dec 11, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6883-2001 INFO: elementartspace.com

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts Of Critical Spatial Practice

This exhibition aims to explore the indeterminacy and changeability of urban living through videos, films, discussions, debates and seminars.

WHERE: The Exhibition Hall, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN:Till Jan 29, noon - 7pm (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-6503 INFO: ntu.ccasingapore.org

Fate By Koh Hwee Khoon

This solo exhibition by the Singaporean artist features 20 vibrant acrylic paintings in whichhe showcases the journey of life using the arils in pomegranates. Each aril depicts the vitality and mysteries of life. The patterns of the fruit also reflect the energy flow in each life cycle.

WHERE: Public Art Space, Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Jan 31, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail debbie@dahliagallerysg.com

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Blossom: The Art Of Vietnam, Singapore & Myanmar

The exhibition features new works by two of Singapore's leading third-generation ink painters, Hong Sek Chern and Anthony Chua; two old masters of Myanmar art, the great modernist U Win Pe and master impressionist painter U Lun Gywe; and from Vietnam, a selection of paintings by well-known artists such as Lim Khim Katy, Lieu Nguyen, Hoang Hoanh and Hua Thanh Binh.

WHERE:  Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed - Nov 29, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail info@chrysefineart.com. Go to www.ionorchard.com or www.chrysefineart.com

Vastness - A Photography Exhibition

Vastness is photographer David Goh's artistic exploration and interpretation of Giuseppe De Giosa's art and textile collections. The images featured - characterised by the artist's unmistakable minimalist, nostalgic style - show parameters of a world without colour and encourage viewers to see things differently. As a result, textures, shapes and shadows become more apparent.

WHERE: Block 57 Eng Hoon Street, 01-82MRT: Outram Park/Tiong Bahru WHEN: Till Thu, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6221-1948 INFO: www.facebook.com/degiosart or www.degiosart.com

SCO Igniting 20 Years Of Rhythmic Passion

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary with a multimedia exhibition that features its milestones. The exhibition is segmented into three distinct movements, replicating the format of a music score. Explore its sound foundation, discover its finest minds and see how it inspires the masses. Visitors can view larger-than-life versions of Chinese instruments and exquisite instruments at the Mega Instruments Exhibit and Exquisite Instruments Exhibit.

WHERE:Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Dec 11, 10am - 6pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 8pm (Fri & Sat) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg or www.facebook.com/singapore.chinese.orchestra

A World Full Of Stories

Playeum's hands-on exhibition is designed for children aged one to 12. It provides unique environments and installations in which kids can create their own stories and immerse themselves in stories from different cultures.

WHERE: Playeum, 01-23 Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN:Till April 30, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: $22 a child with one accompanying adult, $10 an additional adult TEL: 6262-0750 INFO: Tickets can be purchased at the door. Go to www.playeum.com or www.facebook.com/Playeum

THEATRE

Father Christmas

This production is a stage adaptation of the much-loved Father Christmas children's books by Raymond Briggs. Get a peek into how Father Christmas prepares for his biggest night of the year, Christmas Eve.

WHERE:Drama Theatre, Level 2 School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Nov 25, 5pm; Nov 26 & 27, 11am, 2 & 4.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $62 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe