Happenings - Arts


Audition Notice: Jonathan, David & Me

Our Company, a non-profit theatre company, will be holding auditions for its new production, Jonathan, David & Me, a devised piece on male friendship. It is looking to cast two or three men between the ages of 19 and 35. E-mail your CV, headshot and preferred time to rosemary.chan@ourcompany.com.sg by Thursday.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: July 18, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail rosemary.chan@ourcompany.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/OurCompanySG


Meet The Author: George Yeo

Singapore's former foreign minister George Yeo is known as a scholarly thinker and strategist. This book is a compilation of speeches he wrote and delivered throughout his political life, spanning domestic issues to geopolitics.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20/20B/20C, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The paperback edition of George Yeo On Bonsai, Banyan And The Tao retails at $38.52. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Book Launch: Kawaii Deco Sushi By Shirley Wong

Shirley Wong, also known as Little Miss Bento, will share about how you can make deco sushi.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20/20B/20C, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Acclaimed Pianist David Glen Hatch & His American Proteges

Four-time Grammy nominee and American pianist David Glen Hatch is taking his top five award-winning proteges to perform with him on his tour of South-east Asia.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 9848-4158 INFO: Register at www.facebook.com/mormonsingapore. Go to www.davidglenhatch.com

SG50@VCH: Lim Yan (SSO)

Singapore's Young Artist Award winner Lim Yan presents two works by Beethoven - the Quasi Una Fantasia and Eroica Variations.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Aham, Reflections Of The Self

In conjunction with SG50, the Sifas Alumni will be staging its first music and dance production, with music composition and dance choreography by renowned artists from India.

WHERE: NLB Drama Centre Theatre, National Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: July 18, 7pm ADMISSION: $10, $16 TEL: 9827-1434/ 6299-5929 INFO: E-mail sifasalumni@gmail.com. Get tickets from www.tinyurl.com/mav4dbj. Go to www.sifasalumni.org


Treasures From Asia's Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art From The Indian Museum, Kolkata

This exhibition showcases the evolution of Buddhism through the art of India. Important sculptures and paintings from the Indian Museum in Kolkata trace the past life stories of Buddha, scenes from Buddha's life and symbols used to represent Buddhist concepts.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 16, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Once Upon A Time In Asia: The Animal Race

Discover animals facts - from learning about manure to exploring the symbolism of animals in Asian traditions through stories.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 16, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow

As part of its 170th anniversary, The Straits Times has collaborated with ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to present this exhibition that chronicles the nation's development through powerful images and stories. It features hundreds of The Straits Times' front-page stories, headlines and photographs that capture pivotal and piquant moments in Singapore's history. The newspaper has also unlocked its archive, which dates back to July 15, 1845, to showcase never-before-seen photographs.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 17 - Oct 4, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum


Expressionistic Symphony

This exhibition showcases the latest works by artist Terence Teo of his artistic process of layering Chinese ink.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed - July 21, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

20 Years Of Art: Retrospective By Hong Zhu An

The exhibition is a celebration of the artist's accolades and time spent in Singapore. Trained under the famous art scholar Wang Zidou, Hong has mastered Western and Chinese art and studied almost every aspect of them. This show collects his best works.

WHERE: Ode To Art Raffles City Gallery, 01-36E/F, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed - July 21, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6250-1901 INFO: www.odetoart.com

Portraits Of Places: Past And Present

This exhibition showcases a collection of paintings by seven artists featuring landmarks of Singapore. The places featured include MacRitchie Reservoir, the shophouses of Joo Chiat and the skyline above the Singapore River.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till July 20, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-2155 INFO: www.asiaartcollective.com or www.facebook.com/AsiaArtCollective


I Have A Room With Everything Too

This graphic design exhibition features more than 200 items and pays homage to the print techniques and workmanship behind them, from books to catalogues and music albums by the most recognisable names in the art and design industry worldwide.

WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-7535 INFO: www.ihavearoomwitheverything.com

Good Morning 'Cher: Our Schools, Our Teachers, Our Stories

A showcase of 50 years of classroom memories. Relive what it was like to be in school in the 1960s and make new discoveries about school today through interactive displays, mini games and artefacts from the past. Complete the activity card and get a limited-edition goodie bag while stocks last.

WHERE: Changi City Point, Level 1 Atrium, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 MRT: Expo WHEN: Today - Sun, noon - 9pm WHERE: Westgate, Event Hall, Basement 1 , 3 Gateway Drive MRT: Jurong East WHEN: July 24 - 26, noon - 9pm WHERE: AMK Hub, Exhibition Hall, Basement 1, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Aug 14 - 16, noon - 9pm WHERE: Suntec City Mall, West Atrium, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Aug 28 - 30, noon - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.moe.gov.sg/sg50

The Tools That Built Singapore

This exhibition, supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund, showcases forgotten tools of the trades which were once prevalent in Singapore. These include the carpenter's hand saw, the hawker's air horn, the labourer's sack hook and the barber's pair of manual hair clippers. The travelling exhibition kicks off at the National Design Centre and heads to various public libraries around Singapore.

WHERE: National Design Centre, Design Gallery 2, Level 2, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Wed, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For updates on locations, go to www.facebook.com/thetoolsthatbuiltsingapore

Singapore Youth Festival Art Exhibition

Inspired by SG50 and featuring artwork from primary and special education schools, the exhibition celebrates the artist in every child.

WHERE: Raffles City Shopping Centre, Level 3, City Square, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till July 19, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg

Breakfast At 8, Jungle At 9

Photographer Ernest Goh showcases his latest works, which utilise repetitive motifs from the natural environment to propagate his eco-utopian vision of the world.

WHERE: Objectifs Gallery, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till July 19, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Fri), noon - 6pm (Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg


Disney On Classic - A Magical Night Asia Tour

This concert showcases beloved tunes from the Walt Disney Studios songbook, performed by eight international vocalists and Singapore's Metropolitan Festival Orchestra under the baton of Disney music maestro Brad Kelley.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Thu & July 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg or www.disneyonclassic.sg

Singapura: The Musical

This production takes the audience on a journey of love, hope and new beginnings during the formative years of Singapore from 1955 to 1965. Produced by The 4th Wall Theatre Company.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till July 19, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 2.30 & 7.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $65 - $165 (Tue, Wed & Thu), $65 - $165 (Sat & Sun, 2.30pm), $75 - $175 (Fri, Sat & Sun, 7.30pm) TEL: 6602-9900 INFO: singapurathemusical.eventclique.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI10B'. Print Edition | Subscribe