Happenings: Arts


South-east Asian Film Financing Project Market Call For Submissions

The inaugural South-east Asian Film Financing (Saff) Project Market, South-east Asia's first co-production project market by ScreenSingapore, will take place from Dec 2 to 4. Submissions close on Sept 30. The Saff Project Market is open to fiction and non-fiction feature film projects from aspiring and experienced film-makers and will facilitate meetings and interactions between selected film-makers and potential collaborators who can help bring the projects to fruition.

INFO: Submit your project at www.screensingapore.com.sg. Go to www.asiatvforum.com.


Meet The Authors: Collin Seow & Chin Yong Sak Of The Systematic Trader Pick up a copy of The Systematic Trader by award-winning traders Collin Seow and Chin Yong Sak and learn about the essential elements of successful trading.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $29.90. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Singapore Sounds Gala Concert

This inaugural gala concert by the Singapore Sounds orchestra will feature Cultural Medallion recipient Lynnette Seah as the soloist, as well as new compositions and arrangements of popular local music by home-grown composers. There will also be musicians from Malay, Chinese and Indian ethnic groups, such as Orkestra Sri Temasek, Ding Yi Music Company and Flame of the Forest.

WHERE: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall, 3 Conservatory Drive MRT: Clementi WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sethu Bandhanam - Bridging Musical Genres

This production is presented by a team of 50 musicians and put together by Dr Bhagya Murthy to mark Singapore's 50 years of independence. The performance is a journey of Indian music in Singapore in the past 50 years.

WHERE: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: For tickets, call 9456-8551/9827-4733/8223-4925 or e-mail sethu.bandhanam@gmail.com

SSO: Beethoven Violin Concerto - With Leonidas Kavakos

Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos returns with Beethoven's sunny Violin Concerto. He will also conduct Dvorak's dramatic Seventh Symphony, which the composer said was inspired by "love, God and my fatherland".

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 25 & 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $75 from Sistic TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Walking On Air By John Mead Dance Company

A contemporary dance production inspired by happiness, it explores the positive side of human emotions.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $32, $20 (concession) TEL: 6435-0131 INFO: Tickets from www.peatix.com. Go to www. aliwalartscentre.sg for more information

Spanish Masterpieces: The Flamenco Of Marco Flores & Olga Pericet In Baile A Dos Join award-winning flamenco artists Marco Flores and Olga Pericet for an evening of Spanish artistry, coupled with an intimate and unique language and style. The duo are accompanied by guitarist Antonia Jimenez and singer Mercedes Cortes.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 - $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Influences And Friendships:A Chua Ek Kay Estate Collection

In celebration of SG50, The Private Museum presents an exhibition of 21 key artworks from Chua's personal collection.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Tue, 10am - 7pm (weekday), 11am - 5pm (weekend), other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872  INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives

The exhibition chronicles the achievements of 50 men and women who have shaped Singaporean life and culture in the past two centuries. Collectively, their stories and the more than 100 objects from their lives invite greater contemplation of evolving Peranakan and Singaporean identities.

WHERE: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till April 3 next year, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu); 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free admission for Singapore citizens & permanent residents TEL: 6332-7591 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg


My Self Analysis By Xu He

This solo exhibition by artist Xu He will feature 10 untitled artworks that reflect his experience with his paintings.

WHERE: Art Seasons Singapore, Big Hotel, 01-02, 200 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Little India WHEN: Wed, 6pm (opening); Thu - Oct 17, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat); closed on Mon, Sun & public holiday; other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741-6366 INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com

Zen & Tea In Flowing Harmony - Tian Yun's Painting Exhibition

Artist Tian Yun is also an expert in tea culture, Zen Buddhism and Confucianism. His unique style of painting depicts the harmonious and mystical relationship between Chinese tea drinking and Zen philosophy.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 02-39 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 27, 11.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-8790 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com


The Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition: "C. 2015 -"

Thirty-four artists from Noise Singapore's The Apprenticeship Programme come together for a group exhibition after four months of guidance from creative industry professionals. Curated by OH! Open House, these works interrogate the self in relation to time. For the first time, visitors will be able to experience the showcase at two venues.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street & Chapel Gallery, Objectifs - Centre for Photography & Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 11, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun); closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.noisesingapore.com

Asserting/Transforming - The Art Of Rene Robles

Filipino artist Rene Robles works in a variety of styles, including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. With a career spanning more than four decades, he is acclaimed for his arresting compositions of commonplace objects.

WHERE: Momentous Arts, Block C, 02-11, 1557 Keppel Road (beside Southpoint) MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Tue, 12.30 - 6.30pm (today, Mon & Tue), noon - 6pm (tomorrow); Sun & public holiday by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9641-3235 INFO: www.momentousarts.com

Eastern Pen, African Footsteps

In his first solo photo exhibition, Singapore journalist, author and songwriter Ng King Kang swops his pen for the camera to capture his encounters with wildlife and nature in Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania and Zambia.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 01-08, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Tue, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thefullertonheritage.com/whatsnew

Remembering LKY

A tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his initiative to plant more trees in Singapore. This exhibition by artists including Audrey Yang, Clover Chan and Chang Hui-Fang will present a series of artworks interpreting the founding prime minister's life and legacy.

WHERE: One Raffles Place, Atrium, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 25, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9797-3892 INFO:  www.wordyourstory.com/rememberinglky


Sleeping Beauty On Ice

This new interpretation of the classic fairy tale is part of the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars' 10th Anniversary World Tour - set to the music of Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Tony Mercer.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Thu - Sept 27, 7.30pm (Thu - Fri); 1.30 & 7.30pm (Sat); 1.30 & 6.30pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $79 - $159 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Saturday Night Fever

A musical hit featuring the popular Bee Gees soundtrack and packed with slick dance moves, bell-bottom jeans, dazzling choreography and 1970s anthems such as Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking,

You Should Be Dancing and How Deep Is Your Love.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 25 - Oct 4, 8pm (Tue - Fri); 2 & 8pm (Sat); 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $99 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI18B'. Print Edition | Subscribe