Happenings - Arts

Teng Ensemble will perform a Christmas music extravaganza at The Fullerton Hotel Grand Stairs on Sunday.
Teng Ensemble will perform a Christmas music extravaganza at The Fullerton Hotel Grand Stairs on Sunday.PHOTO: TENG ENSEMBLE

ARTS

BOOKS

Lang Leav Author Event

Lang Leav's latest book, The Universe Of Us, is a collection of poetry with a celestial theme. For her promotional tour, she will be bookstore-hopping from today to Sunday to meet fans.

INFO: bit.ly/2gKrUjE

FlowerEvolution Book Release Party + FlowerLounge

There will be readings, meditation and other flower-inspired activities at the launch of flower alchemist Katie Hess' new book, FlowerEvolution: Blooming Into Your Full Potential With The Magic Of Flowers.

WHERE: Top Deck, 223A Upper Thomson Road MRT: Marymount WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.com. Go to www.lotuswei.com

Book Launch: Lat - My Life And Cartoons

Malaysian cartoonist Lat will launch his autobiography and hold an illustration demonstration.

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


CONCERTS

Christmas Music Extravaganza By Teng Ensemble

The Singapore music group performs music that embodies Singapore's diverse heritage, infusing both traditional and contemporary sounds.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Grand Stairs, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thefullertonheritage.com

O Fortuna! Carmina Burana

The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra's 30th-anniversary celebrations culminate with it teaming up with The Joy Chorale to take on Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Dec 18, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Handel's Messiah By St John's Voices, Cambridge

Under the baton of music director Graham Walker, the British choir performs Handel's Messiah, which traces the story of Jesus Christ. The text of its oratorio is taken word for word from the Bible.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 20, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 - $94 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Swaggout 5 Showcase Night

This serves as a platform for local hip-hop dancers to learn and perform with world-renowned choreographers. More than 10 local influential hip-hop dance crews will be performing.

WHERE: Millian Singapore, 01-05 St James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: $35 INFO: Tickets from www.evdance.com.sg/showcase-night

Stages

Spearheaded by a group of graduate and alumni dancers from Hwa Chong Chinese Dance, this performance is a collaboration of two art forms, Chinese dance and poetry.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Theatre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Dec 17, 8pm & Dec 18, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $25 (3pm show), $28 (8pm show) INFO: Tickets from tinyurl.com/ stages2016tickets. Go to www.facebook.com/HCCDalumni


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Asphaltdream

Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mayry examines the alienation of the human condition from nature in the face of increasing urbanisation.

WHERE: B.NU Space, 02-34, 333 Kreta Ayer Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Tue, noon - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.matzoartgallery.com

Lenggang Kangong: Down Memory Lane

Playwright and painter Desmond Sim exhibits six paintings from his Neo-nya series and six paintings from his past shows and private collection.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Dec 18; 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat) & noon - 5.30pm (Sun), all viewings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Flutter Of Butterflies Beyond Borders - New Digital Works

Japanese collective teamLab showcases an interactive digital installation featuring butterflies, which spans an entire gallery space.

WHERE: Ikkan Art Gallery, 01-05 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Dec 22, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6681-6490 INFO: www.ikkan-art.com

Nampatjunanyi (Paint And Draw)

This collection of Papunya Tjupi indigenous art consists of more than 15 works by artists such as Candy Nelson Nakamarra and Martha McDonald Napaltjarri. WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Dec 24, noon - 7pm daily, all other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com


THEATRE

The Boy And The Curse Of The Magic-Far-Seeing Thing / Refuge

These two plays, written and performed by Pavan J. Singh, address the global refugee crisis. Each production caters to a different audience and deals with the issue in a different way.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Theatre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 3pm (The Boy And The Curse Of The Magic-Far-Seeing Thing), 8pm (Refuge) ADMISSION: The Boy And The Curse Of The Magic-Far-Seeing Thing: $27 (standard), $84 (group of four); Refuge: $30 INFO: Tickets from www.skinnedkneeproductions.com/tickets.html

In Search Of Salt

Written and directed by Sarah Howell, this mystery drama explores death in the age of social media through a journey into self, sisterhood and mother-daughter relations.

WHERE: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Dec 16, 8pm & Dec 17, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $35 INFO: Tickets from bit.do/insearchofsalt. Go to www.facebook.com/passerbyprojects

Monkey Goes West

Directed by Broadway Beng Sebastian Tan and written by

Alfian Sa'at, this pantomime takes inspiration from the East, relocating the beloved Chinese literary classic, Journey To The West, to modern-day Singapore.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 17, 2.30pm (Thu, Sat & Sun) & 7.30pm (Tue - Sat) ADMISSION: $49 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Cirque Adrenaline

This theatrical show includes motorbike stunts, high-flying trapeze artists, strong men, aerial acrobatic displays and a blazing fire act.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Thu & Dec 16 & 21 - 23, 7.30pm; Dec 17 & 20, 2 & 7.30pm; Dec 18, 1 & 6pm; Dec 25, 2pm ADMISSION: $41.50 - $159 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe