Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Heartlands Book Club Is Discussing Still Alice: A Novel By Lisa Genova

Still Alice explores early-onset Alzheimer's disease from the sufferer's point of view.

WHERE: Activities Room, Bukit Batok Public Library, 03-01 West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link MRT: Bukit Batok WHEN: Today, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

The Next Chapter Turns 3!

The Next Chapter reading club discusses themes that are of particular interest to seniors. Learn the art of Zentangle, a way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, in celebration of its third anniversary.

WHERE: Tomato Room (Meeting Room), Ang Mo Kio Public Library, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 11.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Meet The Author: Michael Vatikiotis Of Blood And Silk

This book by the United States-born writer is a first-hand account of what it is like to sit at the table with deadly Muslim insurgents, or in a room with a notorious political warlord - all in an effort to negotiate peace and understand the reasons behind violence.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author: Drewscape Of The Ollie Comics - Diary Of A First-time Dad

Eisner-nominated Singapore comic artist Andrew Tan, who is better known as Drewscape, chronicles the first few years of his daughter's life in this comic diary.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

SPH Gift Of Music Presents SCO Community Series @ The Clementi Mall

In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will perform familiar tunes such as The Moon Represents My Heart, Moonlight In The City and Full Moon Blossoms.

WHERE: Main Atrium, The Clementi Mall, 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West MRT: Clementi WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg/performances/sph-gift-of-music-sco-community-series-cleme...

SSO Subscription Concert: President's Young Performers Concert

Young euphonist Kang Chun Meng is the soloist in this year's President's Young Performers Concert, which also features Singapore-born composer Er Yenn Chwen's Symphonia Anamneseos. Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) associate conductor Joshua Tan directs Beethoven's Third Symphony.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

West Winds In Concert Presents A Concert With Eiji Suzuki And Philip Tng

This concert is jointly helmed by band director Philip Tng and guest conductor Eiji Suzuki from Japan. The programme includes the Singapore premiere of Germany-born Thorsten Wollman's Sinfonia Antiqua.

WHERE: Concert Hall, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $11 & $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

TwoSet Violin World Tour

Australian classical music duo TwoSet Violin bring their unique blend of musicality, humour and Internet culture to life in a recital.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Oct 7, 2.30 & 7pm WHEN: Esplanade/ City Hall ADMISSION: $41 & $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

By Inspiration

The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra presents a programme that includes Weber's Overture To Oberon as well as a world premiere piece by American composer John Sharpley, A Moment Of Rest Upon The Wind, which is based on The Prophet, a book of prose and poetry by Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran.

WHERE: Concert Hall, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 - $24 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VCH Organ Series: Phantom Of The Opera

Popular for her silent film programmes, organist Dorothy Papadakos brings the 1925 silent horror film, which preceded the popular musical of the same title, to the organ with an improvised score.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Witness To War: Remembering 1942

This international exhibition presents the complexities of the events that led to the fall of Singapore 75 years ago. Featuring artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions, it explores how Singapore's fall was part of a wider campaign waged by the Japanese Empire across the Pacific.

WHERE: Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till March 25, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: $18 (adult), $14 (concession); free for Singaporeans, permanent residents & visitors aged six & younger TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Diary From The Dark

Contemporary Myanmarese artist Aung Ko presents drawings which take reference from journalistic pieces featured in international news magazine Newsweek, collected by the artist over the years. Part of Season 3: I Have Searched The Soul.

WHERE: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 02-09 Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 8, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhori.com

To Dance Is To Be Everywhere

Thai artist Dusadee Huntrakul returns with an update of his latest investigations with ceramic sculptures and drawings, which borrow primal and at times totemic productions from antiquity, the modern and the contemporary. Part of Season 3: I Have Searched The Soul.

WHERE: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 02-09 Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 8, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhori.com

Iconography In Contemporary Conditions

This solo exhibition by Thai artist Komkrit Tepthian features sculptures, mainly of Buddha and other dieties, that aim to question and challenge views, experiences and memories on the value and significance of historical cultures, beliefs, buildings and objects.

WHERE: Art Seasons Gallery, 03-02 Cideco Industrial Complex, 50 Genting Lane MRT: Potong Pasir WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 20, 11am - 7pm (weekdays), closed on Sun & public holidays, Sat by appointment only TEL: 6741-6366 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Wrong Indexing: Yeoseong Gukgeuk Archive

South Korean artist and former NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore artist-in-residence Siren Eun Young Jung examines the Yeoseong Gukgeuk genre of theatre that features exclusively women actors.

WHERE: The Lab, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 8, noon - 7pm (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: ntu.ccasingapore.org/events/siren-eun-young-jung-wrong-indexing-yeoseong-gukgeuk-archive


THEATRE

Jump

Set in an average South Korean home, this production is centred on a typical but dramatically athletic family - from the authoritarian grandfather and drunken uncle to the taekwondo-chopping mother and the incongruous daughter's suitor.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 6, 8pm; Oct 7, 2 & 8pm; Oct 8, 2pm ADMISSION: $41 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Forever Young

This musical set in a nursing home is adapted by Benjamin Lee from the original European cult hit written by Swiss writer Erik Gedeon.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Oct 11 - 21, 8pm (weekdays), 4 & 8pm (Sat), 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $44 - $73 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe