Happening - Arts

Solo Exhibition By Melati Suryodarmo

ARTS

BOOKS

Rex Shelley's The Shrimp People

As part of the How To Fall In Love With Classics (Novels) series, poet Gwee Li Sui examines Rex Shelley's The Shrimp People (1991) for its historical and literary significance. The first volume of a fiction quartet based on the lives of Singapore's Eurasians, it traces the lineage of Portuguese Eurasians and focuses on the Rodrigues family in the 1950s and 1960s.

WHERE: Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street

MRT: City Hall/Bugis

WHEN: Feb 9, 7 - 8.30pm

ADMISSION: Free with registration

INFO: www.facebook.com/howtofallinlovewithclassics

CONCERTS

Hana Hou, US Air Force Band Of The Pacific

Hana Hou is a popular 11-member, top 40 music ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii. The cover band's shows are designed to engage diverse audiences.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

MRT: Botanic Gardens

WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_visitor_services@nparks.gov.sg

Mozartian Experience

The Mozartian Experience concert returns with the Addo Chamber Orchestra and maestro Clarence Tan performing. Also returning is actress Sabrina Zuber as the ghost of Anna Maria Mozart, who shares anecdotes of her famous husband and son.

WHERE: Chamber @ The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane

MRT: Raffles Place

WHEN: Feb 9, 8pm

ADMISSION: $30 ($96 for four people) from Mozart2018.peatix.com

INFO: addo.sg/mozartian2018

Vocal Traditions Of India

Vocal Traditions Of India - The Best Of Hindustani Classical Music is presented by Engage Arts. Raghunandan Panshikar and Nandini Bedekar pay tribute to their guru, Kishori Amonkar, and are accompanied by Bharat Kamat (tabla) and Suyog Kundalkar (harmonium).

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive

MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall

WHEN: Feb 11, 5pm

ADMISSION: $50 ($180 for four people)

TEL: Call, SMS or WhatsApp 8118-7757/9662-4689

INFO: E-mail engagearts@gmail.com

DANCE

Leap

Co-presented by telco M1, Leap is an annual performance platform for the dance scholarship recipients of the M1-Frontier Danceland Pulse Programme. These dance scholars have been successfully shortlisted through auditions and have undergone one year of training with dance company Frontier Danceland.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road

MRT: Mountbatten

WHEN: Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 3 & 8pm

ADMISSION: $18 from www.frontierdanceland.com

INFO: facebook.com/frontier.danceland

Anugamanam... In The Footsteps Of The Guru

The Temple of Fine Arts - in collaboration with Srjan of Bhubaneshwar in India, the centre of Odissi dance - will present its inaugural dance offering, a celebration of the legacy of dance left by the late Odissi guru, Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place

MRT: City Hall

WHEN: Feb 23 & 24, 7.30pm

ADMISSION: Donations welcome, by invitation via bit.ly/2yuYUX5 (online) or from 01-03 Central Square, 20 Havelock Road

TEL: 6535-0509

INFO: E-mail admin@tfasg.org

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUM)

Chinatown Heritage Centre's Grandpa's Shop

Grandfathers will share with visitors their memories of Chinatown and Singapore in the early days, including the childhood games they used to play. Grandpa's Shop includes a mini comics library along a five-foot way and the grandfathers will converse in a smattering of Mandarin, Chinese dialects, Malay and Singlish.

WHERE: Chinatown Heritage Centre, 48 Pagoda Street

MRT: Chinatown

WHEN: Till Feb 15 (weekdays: 1 - 8pm; weekends: 9am - 10pm)

ADMISSION: $2 - $5 TEL: 6224-3928

INFO: E-mail enquiry@chinatownhc.com.sg

Our SG Heritage Plan Travelling Exhibition

The National Heritage Board's travelling exhibition features Our SG Heritage Plan, the first masterplan to chart the direction of Singapore's heritage for the next five years and beyond.

WHERE (MRT)/WHEN: Our Tampines Hub (Tampines): Till Sun, 10am - 9pm; National Museum of Singapore: Mon - Feb 19, 10am - 9pm

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: oursgheritage.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Art Week Auction

Art Week Auction, presented by 33 Auction, showcases a selection of works roughly divided into the categories of Singapore art, Chinese contemporary art, American modern art and Indonesian modern art. Featured artists include Anthony Poon, Cheong Soo Pieng, Iskandar Jalil and the late pioneer sculptor Ng Eng Teng, as well as Chinese contemporary artists Xin Dongwang, Chen Junde and Li Fuyuan.

WHERE: Grand Salon 2, Level 2 Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road

MRT: Orchard

WHEN: Sun, 1pm; preview at 27A Loewen Road: today & tomorrow, 10am - 8pm

ADMISSION: Free

TEL: 6747-4555

INFO: E-mail cheryl.ong@33auction.com or go to 33auction.com

Pictures At An Exhibition: Ng Geok Seng

AC43 gallery is presenting the Singapore artist's first solo exhibition. Titled after the classical 1874 piano suite by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, the show celebrates the artist's life-long dedication to education in the arts, encapsulated in more than 20 oil and acrylic paintings.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street

MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall

WHEN: Feb 9, 7pm, Feb 10 - 27, noon - 7pm

ADMISSION: Free

TEL: 6336-4240/8127-3984

ShanghArt Singapore is hosting Timoribus, a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo. Also featured is her performance, Transaction Of Hollows.

WHERE: ShanghArt Singapore, 02-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road

MRT: Labrador Park

WHEN: Timoribus (till March 25), Transaction Of Hollows (till Feb 25), 11am - 7pm daily, closed on Mon, Tue & public holidays

ADMISSION: Free

TEL: 6734-9537

INFO: E-mail info@shanghartsingapore.com

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Food & Beverage Fair

Local, Asian and international favourites are back at Food & Beverage Fair, which will also feature newly launched delicacies and the new Drink-Up! Beverage Fest that will showcase products such as tea, coffee, carbonated and energy drinks, beers, spirits and wine.

WHERE: Hall 5 Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive

MRT: Expo

WHEN: March 15 - 18, 11am - 10pm

ADMISSION: Free

TEL: 6747-4620

INFO: E-mail sales@singaporefoodshows.com.sg or go to singaporefoodshows.com.sg

Natas Travel Fair

The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) will hold its next travel fair, Travel 2018, next month. More information will be announced soon.

WHERE: Halls 4 & 5A Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive

MRT: Expo

WHEN: March 23 - 25, 10am - 9.30pm

ADMISSION: Free

TEL: 6534-0187

INFO: E-mail events@natas.travel or go to natastravelfair.travel

THEATRE

Talk To Me And I Slap You

Playing on the anticipation of what happens when theatre-goers talk back, this production threads together live audience encounters with stories of loneliness and domestic violence.

WHERE: Gallery, The Substation, 45 Armenian Street

MRT: Bras Basah/ City Hall

WHEN: Feb 24, 3 & 8pm, Feb 25, 3pm

ADMISSION: $27 (students, seniors, full-time national servicemen: $22) from peatix.com or oddpuppies.com

INFO: oddpuppies.weebly.com

That's The Story Of My Life

This original play presented by Method Productions takes the audience on a journey of narratives - personal and fictional - and weaves their stories into the play. It features 10 actors and 10 stories, all inspired by Singapore literature.

WHERE: Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, 89A Desker Road

MRT: Jalan Besar

WHEN: March 2 - 4 & March 10 & 11, 3 & 7.30pm

ADMISSION: $15 ($12 early-bird price ends on Feb 11)

TEL: 9166-2390

INFO: E-mail producer@methodproductions.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2018, with the headline 'Happening - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe