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Published on Sep 11, 2012
 

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Tuesday's top pick

HETEROTOPIA 2012 (SOLO EXHIBITION BY KETNA PATEL)

Multi-disciplinary artist Ketna Patel uses medium of paintings, graphic prints and sculptures in her exhibition. Where: Yavuz Fine Art, 51 Waterloo Street 03 -01 MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis When: Till Oct 7, 10am - 7pm (Wed -Sat), 1 -5pm (Sun), By appointment on Mon, Tue & public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6338-7900 Info: www.yavuzfineart.com

Films

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG)

Made in France, this film is about a successful Hollywood writer, Gil, who is struggling on his first novel. When he visits Paris with his fiancee, he takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspirationfor his writing. But his midnight walks could take him further from the woman heis about to marry. In English.

Where: Alliance Francaise. 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Tue , 8pm Admission: $8.20 (public), $6.10 (Alliance Francise members Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There are some sexual references

THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM (SANATORIUM POD KLEPSYDRG)

This Polish masterpiece is about Josef, a young man who travels on a ghostly train towards a bizarre, gothic hospital to visit his dying father. The 1973 film won the Special Jury Award at Cannes in 1973. A programme of World Cinema Series, it is in Polish with English subtitles.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Tue , 7.30pm Admission: $9 Tel: 6332-3659 Info: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Gigs

RICHARD GALLIANO PIAZZOLLA FOREVER SEPTET 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

This gig by internationally-acclaimed accordionist Richard Galliano which pays tribute to Piazzolla, features tango nuevo compositions comprising revitalised renditions of Piazzolla classics, such as The Four Seeasons, Milonga del Angel and an improvised Libertango and an original Laura et Astor. They are from his new CD Piazzolla Forever released earlier this year. Part of a tour of Asia and Australia by Galliano and his band to mark the 20th death anniversary of Piazzolla, his mentor. It is also part of Mosaic.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue , 7.30pm Admission: $51 & $71 Tel: 6348-5555

Talks

THE SINGAPORE WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH (WSH) CONFERENCE 2012

This biennial Singapore Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Conference on the theme of "Changing Landscapes, Shaping a Progressive WSH Culture" is being held to develop a strong and pervasive WSH culture within businesses and raise WSH standards in Asia. It brings together WSH professionals, business leaders and government officials from Singapore and around the world to share best practices, including new technologies, innovations and approaches to WSH.

Where: Suntec Singapore MRT: Expo/City Hall When: Wed & Thu , $1,000 pass each for two days Admission Tel: 9128-8113 Info: E-mail secretariat@singaporewashconference.sg to register and go to www.singaporewshconference.sg for details

BE AN OUTSTANDING SALES PROFESSIONAL/FORMULA FOR LEADERSHIP SUCCESS (STJOBS SEMINAR SEPTEMBER SERIES)

Check out two full-day ST JOB seminars this month. One seminar on Thursday - Be An Outstanding Sales Professional - features speakers, such as Julian Cheong (Closing Sales With Customer-Focused Selling), Laurenz Koehler (Trust Drives Sales!) and Neils Kemps (How To Build Positive and Profitable Sales Relationships). The other seminar on September 17 - Formula for Leadership Success - features speakers, such as Tim Wade (Leading Change: Managing the Psychology of Change) and Colin Yeow (Decoding Leadership: How Thinking and Behaviour Impact Us). By STJobs.sg, a recruitment site of Singapore Press Holdings.

Where: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) New Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: Thu, 9.30am - 6pm (Be An Outstanding sales Professional) When: Sept 17, 9.30am - 6pm (Forumla For Leadership Success) Admission: Pay $838 a workshop Tel: 6319-8636 (enquiries) Info: To register, go to www.stjobs.sg/seminars. For enquiries, e-mail events@st701.com

Theatre

THE COMEDY CLUB ASIA - SEPTEMBER INTERNATIONAL SHOW

This standup comedy show by The Comedy Club Asia features three-standup comedians - Papa CF from India, Britain-based Australian comedian, Ro Campbell, and Canadian-born comedian Pete Johansson.

Where: Blu Jaz, 12 Bali Lane MRT: Bugis/Nicoll Highway When Wed , 8.30pm Where: The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Road MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Thu , 8.30pm Where: Klapsons Hotel, 15 Hoe Chiang Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Fri , 8.30pm Where: The Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park Road MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Sat , 8.30pm Where: China One, 3E River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Sun , 8.30pm Admission: $52 Tel: 6100-2005 (tickets) /9818-7497 (group bookings with 20 per cent discount for groups of 10+) Info: http://www.gatecrash.com.sg and http://www.thecomedyclub.asia. E-mail andrea@thecomedyclub.asia

THE PERFECTION OF 10

Ten established Singapore playwrights who were invited to reflect on their experiences as theatre-makers and their notions of perfection, then captured a perspective of life on earth, in Singapore and in the theatre, through their own 10 stage items from their past productions. Directed by Sean Tobin with dramaturgy by Low Kee Hong, it is in English with some Mandarin, Malay and dialects with English surtitles. Held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Esplanade, it is part of The Studios.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade?City Hall When: Thu - Sat, 8pm (Thu- Sat), also 3pm (Sat) Admission: $28 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: there will be a post-show discussion with the artists

POTTED POTTER

Get your funny bone tickled at this unauthorised Harry Experience, a parody created by double Olivier Award Best Entertainment nominees, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner (Dan & Jeff), which condenses all the seven Harry Potter books plus a real-life game of Quidditch into seventy hilarious minutes.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, Merbau Road, Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sun , 7.30pm (Tue & Wed), 5 & 7.30pm (Thu & Fri), 7.30 & 9pm (Sat) & 4.30 & 7.30pm (Sun) Admission: $73 & $88 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg and www.PottedPotter.com.au

HOSSAN LEONG SHOW! FLYING SOLO

Funnyman Hossan Leong's new show is about travel, be it Singaporeans travelling abroad or people coming here. You could win a pair of tickets to Australia's Gold Coast on Scoot at every show. Directed by George Chan, the show by Dream TV is written by Ben "Mr Miyagi" Lee, and YouTube sensation Hirzi Zulkiflie.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Till Sun, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 4 & 8pm (Sat), 2 & 6pm (Sun) Admission: $41 - $71 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg and www.dreamacademy.com.sg

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS By I THEATRE

Written and directed by Brian Seward of I Theatre with music by Bang Wenfu, this multi-layered, multi-coloured and mad mayhem and fun production of The Arabian Nights will take you on a magic carpet ride through tales, such as Aladdin and The Enchanted Lamp, Sinbad The Sailor and The Tale Of The Hunchback. It uses a mixture of physical theatre, puppetry and music.

Where: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle College of The Arts MRT: Bugis When: Till Sept 18, various times Admission: $31 - $35 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

PROJECT MENDING SKY: US - MAN, THE FOREST, THE MONKEY MAN, THE TIGERS AND THE ELEPHANTS

Is there an Ape Man in Singapore? Find out at this site-specific experiential Community Arts Project on Environment at the Bukit Timah Railway Station, you will be guided through a walk in search of "The Bukit Timah Monkey Man". You can journey through exhibitions, installations, puppetry performance and movement choreography pieces created by some of the finest artists here. Presented by Drama Box in Mandarin and English.

Where: Bukit Timah Railway Station MRT: Clementi/Bukit Batok When: Till Sept 29, 6.45 -8.30pm (Every Tue - Sat) Admission: $21 Tel: 6348-5555 (tickets), 6324-5434 (Drama Box) Info: www.sistic.com.sg. It is limited to 30 participants a night.

Tour

HISTORICAL BUS TOUR

Learn about the history of familiar roads, such as Scotts and Cuppage Road and areas, such as Dhoby Ghaut and Bras Basah, at this historic bus tour where they can listen to stories about early colonial settlement and the Raffles Town Plan. The tour include visits to a Hindu Chettiar Temple, a colourful Chinese Temple and the oldest mosque here featuring a leaning minaret. It includes coffee and cake at an old colonial house built for Anna Leon-Owens of The King And I movie fame. The guide is Geraldene Lowe.

Where: Meet at Dempsey/Holland Road Bus Park MRT: Botanic Gardens When: 9am (Meet at 8.50am) Admission: $70, including coffee and tea Tel: 6737-5250 (call in the afternoon) Info: Pay in advance by sending crossed cheque in the name of Geraldene Lowe with details of tour and date on separate paper as well as your name and mobile number. Post the cheque to Geraldene Lowe, 06 -08 Oxley Orchard Court, 27 Oxley Road Spore 238621. Wear modest clothings covering shoulders and knees and easy-slip-off slippers for visits to places fo worship. Take along your camera too.

MOONCAKE MAGIC WALK

Listen to the legends of the Moon Fairy, lanterns and mooncakes and enjoy drinks, mooncakes and cookies at a half-way stop at this fun Mooncake Magic walk around Chinatown. It includes visits to traditional medicine shops, a calligrapher & carver and a paper offerings shop. You can find out more about Chinatown's amazing history and architecture and buy cookies from a famous old bakery. The guide is Geraldene Lowe.

Where: Meet at the corner of Pagoda Street & South Bridge Road MRT: Chinatown (the tour ends at Telok Ayer Street) When: Sun , 10am - 1pm Admission: $40 ($20 for children) Tel: 6737-5250 (call in the afternoon) Info: Book with your contact mobile number and pay on the day

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