Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Audition Notice: A Restaging Of Verena Tay's The Car

Non-profit theatre company Our Company is looking to cast various roles for the production next year. Those keen to audition are to prepare a monologue of not more than three minutes and may be asked to do a cold reading as well. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in April and will be held on weekday evenings and weekends. The production will be staged in the first week of July.

WHERE: Meeting Room 3, 03-19 Block B, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 6pm, & Sun, 5 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: To apply to audition, e-mail CV & headshot to rosemary.chan@ourcompany.com.sg by today, indicating preferred time for the audition in the e-mail. For more information & details, go to www.facebook.com/OurCompanySG

BOOKS

Christmas Showroom Sale

Armour Publishing's titles - including children's books such as the Timmy & Tammy series and Joy Cowley's Growing Up series - will be on sale, with discounts of up to 60 per cent.

WHERE: Armour Publishing, 02-07, 1003 Bukit Merah Central MRT: Redhill/Tiong Bahru WHEN: Today - Dec 10, 10am - 5pm (Mon - Fri) & 11am - 4pm (Sat); closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.armourpublishing.com

CONCERTS

3rd Teach A Life, For Life Violin Concert

This annual performance by young violinists features a song composed by eight-year-old animal lover Megan Chua, who aims to create awareness of the plight of abandoned pets. Guest performers include Yu Yang Hwa, Ben Kranen and David Ng.

WHERE: Booktique Where Writers Shop, B1-17A CityLink Mall, 1 Raffles Link MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Sun, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/teachalifeforlife

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: Vive La France!

This all-French programme opens with Chausson's Chanson Perpetuelle, a piece inspired by a poem about a heartbroken lover singing her melancholic song, and closes with Faure's Piano Quartet No. 1.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Back To Beethoven (III) - Birth Of A Romantic

Singapore professional piano ensemble, The Incursion Trio, perform Beethoven's works in his signature Romantic style.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Little Maestros

This concert features 100 violinists and cellists aged four to 16 and of all levels, from the Baby Orchestra to international competition winner Samuel Tan.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Believe - Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Choir In Concert

Themes explored in this concert are love, peace and brotherhood. Highlights include tunes from animated movies such as Zootopia (2016), Pinocchio (1940) and The Polar Express (2004).

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Dec 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SNYO & SSCC: Colours Of S.E.A.

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Children's Choir will hold a preview concert before embarking on their first combined tour to Malaysia. The programme has South-east Asian influences and water-themed music.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 7, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 & $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

The Nutcracker

Set in turn-of-the-century Shanghai and based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet features a set and costumes by Singapore designer Aaron Yap, with choreography and staging by Singapore Dance Theatre's artistic director Janek Schergen.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Dec 7 - 9, 8pm; Dec 10, 1 & 8pm; Dec 11, 1 & 7pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

THEATRE

Bill Bailey Larks In Transit 2016 Tour

The British comedian tackles politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones and an excruciating encounter with Paul McCartney.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Dec 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $162 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Guerrilla

The featured exhibit of this monthly event is the Mechanical Dalek, a rare collectable toy produced in 1965 and inspired by British science-fiction series Dr Who. Visitors can also view the museum's collection of vintage robots, TV and film toys, and other space-related toys.

WHERE: Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: emint.com

Collecting Magic: From Stamps To Wands

This exhibition features a comprehensive collection of Harry Potter stamps from all over the world.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B Coleman Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till June 30, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents; foreign visitors: $8 (adult), $6 (concession) TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg

What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible

This exhibition broadly surveys the imaginary and the temporary through selected artworks from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art. The title and design of the exhibition take inspiration from the artwork of the same title by Julien Discrit. A parallel project of Singapore Biennale 2016.

WHERE: Exhibition Galleries, Basement, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Feb 19, 10am - 7pm (daily except Thu), 1 - 7pm (Thu) ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents; foreign visitors: $8 (adult), $4 (concession), $6 (SIA-Krisflyer special rate) TEL: 6332-3659/6332-5642 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Blurring The Boundaries

Burmese artists Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu work within the confines of a less-than-conducive economic and political environment to construct a dream exhibition set in manageable dimensions. Maquettes are photographed, digitally filed and printed only when an exhibition opportunity arises. Part of Singapore Biennale 2016.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 4, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

Fate By Koh Hwee Khoon

This solo exhibition by the Singaporean artist features 20 vibrant acrylic paintings, in which he 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: For inquiries, e-mail debbie@dahliagallerysg.com

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

SCO Igniting 20 Years Of Rhythmic Passion

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

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

Once Upon A Time In Little India

This exhibition tells the story of Little India through a mix of historical artefacts and contemporary art installations by artists Kumari Nahappan, K. Rajagopal and Navin Rawanchaikul. A parallel project of Singapore Biennale 2016.

WHERE: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane MRT: Little India WHEN: Till July 17, 10am - 7pm (Tue - Thu), 10am - 8pm (Fri & Sat), 10am - 4pm (Sun & public holidays); closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents; foreign visitors: $4 (adult), $2 (concession) TEL: 6291-1601 INFO: www.indianheritage.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe