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Arts Picks: Holi at the Esplanade, The Finger Players' OneTwoSix and more

HOLI - COLOURS OF SPRING AT THE ESPLANADE

Add a dash of colour to your life by celebrating the festival of Holi this weekend. The festival, which is primarily observed by Indian communities around the world, marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter.

Enjoy free public performances of Indian folk music and dance as well as a vibrant fair with stalls selling crafts and more.

The highlight is Let's Play Holi!, a free- for-all party where coloured powder and water will be thrown.

Where: Various venues at the Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Today - Sun, various times Admission: Free Info: www.esplanade.com/holi


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THE FINGER PLAYERS' ONETWOSIX

This performance-installation is by designers Lim Wei Ling, Darren Ng and Lim Woan Wen from Index, a wing of theatre company The Finger Players.

Using lights, sound, a set installation and 126 objects, they will tell the story of a man from the start of his day to drifting off to sleep.

Where: Drama Centre Black Box, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis When: Today & tomorrow, 8pm Admission: Tickets will be allocated by pre-registration. Each person can book a maximum of two tickets. E-mail admin@fingerplayers.com.


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SOLILOQUY - A SOLO EXHIBITION BY TAN THIAN JOO

Local artist Tan Thian Joo's solo exhibition features 24 oil paintings which explore his fascination with human emotion and the fronts people put on in everyday life, such as Unveil and Dry Season.

This series by Tan, who graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, has solitary figures whose expressions are obscured by masks and make-up or are turned away from the viewer. The muted colour palette further emphasises the impression of suppressed emotion.

Where: Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, Public Art Space, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade When: Till March 30, open 24 hours Admission: Free


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OMMPROM PRESENTS JAZZ!

The Orchestra of the Music Makers teams up with jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro for this year's jazz-themed edition of OMMProm. Conducted by Chan Tze Law, the programme will feature highlights from the hit musical Chicago as well as Gershwin's An American In Paris.

Monteiro will also perform Singaporean composer Kelly Tang's Montage - Concerto For Jazz Piano And Orchestra with his fellow musicians, drummer Tama Goh and bassist Christy Smith.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall When: Tomorrow, 5pm Admission: $15 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)