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Published on Sep 25, 2012
 

What's on: Tuesday's picks from ST Life!

 
 

Tuesday's top pick

NANTA (COOKIN)

This critically acclaimed off-Broadway Korean comedy-musical, which returns after a sold-out show here in 2010, will entertain and enthrall audiences here with its mainly non-verbal show full of acrobatics, comedy, magic and pantomime and innovative use of cooking utensils. By Base Entertainment Asia and Red Spade Entertainment.

Where: Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront When: Tue Sept 30, 7.30pm (Tue -Fri), 2.30 & 7.30pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $51 - $111 Tel: 6348-5555/6688-8826 Info: www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing/www.sistic.com.sg

Art

VALERIE NG: SURFACESCAPES

Inspired mostly by the landscape and the elements from her recent residency in Finland, prize-winning Singapore-based Malaysian artist Valerie Ng vividly capures on canvas the swirling snow in the wind and the resulting landscape after, an approaching storm and a captivating sunset or sunrise.

Where: Mulan Gallery, 01 -07, 36 Armenian Sreet MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: Till Oct 27, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue -Sat), Closed on Sun, Mon and public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6738-0810 Info: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Charity

ARCHEARTS FUND-RAISING CHARITY DINNER

Support this fund-raising Charity Dinner and help brighten the lives of needy. The dinner, which sees television artist Chua Enlai as emcee, will feature local and overseas entertainers including Singapore drag queen Kumar and crooner Tony Fernando.

Where: Raffles Town Club, Dunearn Ball Room, corner of Dunearn and Whitley Roads MRT: Botanic Gardens/Newton When: Tue , 7 - 10pm Admission: $200 donation a seat or $2,000 a table of 10 Tel: 9617-3826

Classical

DESH

Be treated to a mix of folks tunes from across India woven together with a storyline at this concert by the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble.

Where: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge When: Wed 7pm Admission: Free Info: Free tickets will be available at the door an hour before showtime. Go to www.nusiie or e-mail president12@nusiie.org

BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH SYMPHONY (SSO)

Prize-winning French pianist Frank Braley will join German maestro Andreas Delfs and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, also known as the Jeunehomme Concerto. The Conductor Laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Delfs will also conduct the SSO in Beethoven's Fourth Symphony which features an energetic finale with charming contrasting themes.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Thu, 7.30pm Admission: $16 - $75 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: There is a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm at Library@Esplanade. www.sistic.com.sg

Contest

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW SINGAPORE?

Want to be richer by $6,888? To win this top cash prize, join this nationwide contest by STProperty, the Singapore Press Holdings's online property portal, by snapping photographs of unique and interesting road names you have come across in Singapore and submit them to its contest website - www.STProperty.sg/contest. Strike a creative pose in your photograph and increase your chance of winning. The second prize is a Canon EOS 60D camera worth $1,549 while the third prize is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 worth $998.

Info: Submit entries by Tue. Entries will be judged on the uniqueness of the street name and the originality of the photograph's accompanying caption. Thirteen shortlisted entries will be posted on the contest website from Thu to allow the public to vote for their favourite photographs from Thu to Oct 4. 50 lucky voters will each win a $20 Starbucks gift card.

Festivals

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL BY THE RIVER 2012/CHINESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2012

Be dazzled by spectacular lantern displays and catch stage performances from local and overseas performers and fringe activities, including a food street featuring local and Chinese cuisines at this Mid-Autumn Festival By The River now on till Sunday. Organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Newspapers Division.

Where: The Singapore River bank next to The Central stretching to Read Bridge and extending to Hong Lim Park MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sun , 5 - 11pm (Mon - Thu), 3pm to midnight (Fri - Sun) Admission: Free Tel: 6319-6199/1902

Films

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (PG)

This 1956 movie based on the 1873 novel of the same name by Jules Vernes and directed by Michael Anderson, is about Phineas Fogg who is challenged to prove that a man can go around the world in 80 days. The film stars David Niven, Cantinflas and Robert Newton. Part of But Is The Book Better? - Changing Lanes.

Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed , 7.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6332-6919

Gigs

JEREMY MONTEIRO ORGAN QUARTET

Listen to swinging jazz standards, lifting ballads, pulsating bossa nova and original compositions at this debut performance by the Jeremy Monteiro Organ Quartet at the Sutan Jazz Club. Led by Singapore King of Swing, the quartet incudes guitarist Rick Smith, saxophonist Shawn Letts and drummer Soh Wen Ming.

Where: The Sultan Jazz Club, 2nd Floor, Sultan Hotel, 101 Jalan Sultan MRT: Bugis When: Wed , 9.30pm Admission: $20 including one housepour Tel: To book SMS 9173-3281 Info: www.SultanJazzClub.com

YAKOV OKUN - JAZZ ENCOUNTERS OF THE RUSSIAN KIND

Classical-trained Russian jazz pianist Yakov Okun - the first Russian pianist and composer to release his debut album on the renowned Criss Cross jazz label - will perform golden standards of jazz music as well as Russian-Soviet songs in original arrangements at this concert with his jazz quintet. Where: School of the Arts (SOTA) Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Thu , 8pm Admission: $41 - $61 Tel: 6602-9900 Info: https://tickets.eventclique.com/jazzencounteroftherussiankind

Theatre

GET CLOSE

This forum theatre by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Chinese Drama group explores issues of new immigrants and their Singapore dreams inspired by true accounts from the NUS community and beyond. The audience can provide solutions to the situations presented.

Where: University Cultural Centre Dance Studio, Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore MRT: Kent Ridge When: Wed , 8pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-2492 Info: www.nus.edu.sg/cfa

AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL

Winner of the Tony Awards Triple Crown For Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, this laugh-out-loud puppet musical is about a recent college graduate named Princetown who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. There he meets Kate, the girl next door, Rod, the Republican, and other colourful types who help him discover his purpose in life.

Where: Grand Theater, Marina Bay Sands MRT: BayFront/Marina Bay When: Thu - Oct 7, 2 & 8pm Admission: $58 a seat - $600 (four seats) Tel: 6348-5555

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. There are exhibitions, installations, puppetry performance and movement choreography pieces created by artists here. Presented by Drama Box in Mandarin and English.

Where: Bukit Timah Railway Station MRT: Bukit Batok When: Till Sat , 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.

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

This production is a suspenseful and savagely funny psycho-sexual tale of greed and lust, deception and revenge as well as paper-cuts and wind-up toys. Based on the acclaimed Kevin Spacey movie of the same name, it is about a young assistant working in Hollywood for an abusive boss. Staged by Pangdemonium Productions and directed by Tracie Pang, it stars Adrian Pang, Janice Koh, George Young, Daniel Jenkins and Shane Mardjuki.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Till Oct 7, 8pm (Tue - Sun), 8pm, also 3pm matinee on Sat & Sun Admission: $33 - $63 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Meant for those aged 16 years and older due to some sexual references and coarse language. www.sistic.com.sg

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