Nabilah Said recommends

28.8, Celebrations! and more



The title of this play refers to the wedding date of young couple Nerissa (Farhana M. Noor) and Andy (Al-Matin Yatim, both above) as well as the interest rate on one of their credit cards.

The couple, who have very different attitudes towards finances, clash over money issues.

The Teater Kami play, written by writer-director Adib Kosnan, is in Malay with English surtitles.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 8pm; and tomorrow, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $25, limited tickets (e-mail or call 9723-5774) INFO:


The Singapore Wind Symphony celebrates its 40th anniversary with a concert featuring renowned euphonium soloist Steven Mead and Singapore brass players Allen Meek and Sergey Tyuteykin. Original compositions featuring the gambus, erhu and tabla will also be played.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $15 (go to INFO:


This solo show by artist and photographer Robert Zhao Renhui sheds light on Christmas Island, which was once part of the Crown Colony of Singapore and is today an external territory of Australia. The exhibition showcases photos and installations which explore the island's unique and endangered wildlife as well as the human impact on the island.

WHERE: ShanghART Singapore, 02-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till May 8, 11am to 7pm (Wednesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays and Tuesdays ADMISSION: Free INFO:


Support local brands and creatives at this weekend pop-up market, organised by indie bookstore BooksActually and The Substation.

Look out for books by publishers Math Paper Press and Epigram, pop culture-inspired merchandise by illustrator UltraaViolets and vinyls by record label Middle Class Cigars.

WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sunday, 11am to 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO:

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe