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Arts Picks: A Date With Dwayne, The Rishi & Sharul Show and more

Dwayne Lau plays all sorts of characters, from a freshly dumped army boy to a florist longing for love, in a one-man show that brings you on a heart-felt tour of break-ups, unrequited love, friendship and family bonds. -- PHOTO: BURTON TANG
Dwayne Lau plays all sorts of characters, from a freshly dumped army boy to a florist longing for love, in a one-man show that brings you on a heart-felt tour of break-ups, unrequited love, friendship and family bonds. -- PHOTO: BURTON TANG

A DATE WITH DWAYNE

If you haven't decided what to do for your valentine, take him or her along for a date with actor Dwayne Lau in a one-man show that brings you on a heart-felt tour of break-ups, unrequited love, friendship and family bonds through songs and skits. Lau plays all sorts of characters, from a freshly dumped army boy to a florist longing for love, bolstered by cameos from Siti Khalijah, Josh Cheah and Lau's sister Daphne June Lau. This cosy and intimate take on Valentine's Day chooses to celebrate love in all its forms - not just treacly romance. Directed by Judee Tan.

Where: Co-Share @ 76 Prinsep Street MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bugis When: Tomorrow, 3, 7 & 9.30pm Admission: $28 from Peatix. Go to adatewithdwayne.peatix.com Info: Dress comfortably for floor & chair seating


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SSO POPS CONCERT: RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for a lively evening of jazz, featuring two of the best-known showpieces by American composer George Gershwin – his Concerto In F Major as well as the ever-popular Rhapsody In Blue. Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone will take the stage for both pieces. He was the first Japanese musician to sign an exclusive contract with CBS Records. The orchestra, conducted by Joshua Tan, will also be performing works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Today, 7.30pm Admission: $20 - $78 (excludes booking fees) from Sistic. Call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg


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THE RISHI & SHARUL SHOW

Husband-and-wife comedy duo Rishi Budhrani and Sharul Channa show you how it’s done with The Rishi & Sharul Show – whether you’re single, married or trying to work it out. Combining stand-up and sketch comedy, the couple will tackle love, sex, marriage and family in just 80 minutes, with scenes scripted by a mix of Singapore and international writers and playwrights.

Where: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 4 & 8pm Admission: $35 from Peatix (go to rishiandsharul.peatix.com) Info: Advisory 16 rating (some sexual references)


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ESPLANADE’S PLAYTIME!: THE MAGIC OCEAN

A long-time favourite in the Esplanade’s Playtime! series, The Magic Ocean takes children on a colourful underwater adventure in a theatrical experience designed specially for two- to four-year-olds. During this 40-minute journey, they might meet a friendly crab or starfish or ride the waves with a fleet of turtles. Ian Loy directs this visual and aural feast that blends music, shadow play and audience participation.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Today, 9.30 & 11am, tomorrow & Sun, 11am, 2 & 4pm Admission: $18 from Sistic (excludes booking fee)