Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Evita Auditions

Six girls and six boys will get to sing and act in the musical Evita. Children aged eight to 11 are invited to audition. Candidates must be good singers, able to hold a pitch and harmonise. Boys are required to have an unbroken voice.

WHERE: The Mastercard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Feb 14: 4.30 -5.15pm, 5.30 - 6.15pm, 6.30 - 7.15pm (those shortlisted need to return for the final round at 8.30pm) ADMISSION/INFO: Free, register at http://bit.ly/2ryBzAP by Jan 31

BOOKS

Organic Storytellers Meeting

The Organic Storytellers is a group for adults aged above 21 who wish to develop their skills to tell (not read) stories to a live audience, with the goal to inform, entertain or influence. The meeting is facilitated by storytelling coach Ana Sousa Gavin.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Bukit Panjang Public Library, Level 4 Bukit Panjang Plaza, 1 Jelebu Road MRT: Bukit Panjang WHEN: Feb 22, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nationalreadingmovement.sg

All In! Young Writers Festival

The annual festival is for aspiring writers aged 12 to 25. Writing mentors and industry professionals in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, creative writing and screenwriting will share their experiences with young writers.

WHERE: Level 5 Scape, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: March 16 - 18 ADMISSION/INFO: $50 - $70, register at all-in.bookcouncil.sg/2018

CONCERTS

Boris Berezovsky, Titan Of The Piano

International Tchaikovsky Competition gold medal winner Boris Berezovsky will present a programme of Beethoven, Chopin, Scarlatti, Bartok and Stravinsky.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 21, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $58 - $148 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

Deredia At The Clifford Pier

Indonesian contemporary glam band Deredia will perform at The Clifford Pier in The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. The five-piece band fuse pop music with accents of rockabilly and the blues.

WHERE: Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 - 8.45pm, 9.15 - 10pm; Sun, 3.30 - 4.15pm, 4.30 - 5.15pm ADMISSION: Free for dinner and Heritage Afternoon Tea patrons TEL: 6877-8911/8912 INFO: fullertonhotels.com

Oriental Winds

The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra is holding its third annual concert titled Oriental Winds - Asian Cultural Music Through Transverse And Vertical Flutes. It will conduct a free pre-concert dialogue and ethnic instrumental sharing session (Feb 2, 7pm, at library@ esplanade).

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bencoolen WHEN: Feb 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 - $25 INFO: facebook.com/asianculturalso

Cultural Performances At Suntec

Art troupes from China will present cultural performances at Suntec City over the Chinese New Year period.

WHERE: North Atrium Suntec City, 3E Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade/Esplanade WHEN: 12.30 & 5.30pm, Feb 6 - 8 Wu Hou Youth Art Troupe, Feb 10 - 15 Conservatory of Music in Dalian University, Feb 17 - 21 Jiangsu Liuqin Theatre, Feb 22 - 25 Guangxi Art School ADMISSION: Free INFO: sunteccity.com.sg

DANCE

Yang Li Ping - Dynamic Yunnan

Produced, directed and choreographed by renowned Chinese dancer Yang Liping, Dynamic Yunnan is a fusion of traditional ethnic folk dance, music and modern choreography. The performers draw from Yunnan province's rich legends and cultural traditions to express human struggles and aspirations.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 9 & 10, 8pm; March 11, 3pm ADMISSION: $80 - $250 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

THEATRE

Blood & Rose Ensemble

Blood & Rose Ensemble takes on Shakespeare's Wars Of The Roses history plays, putting a fresh, satirical and highly entertaining spin on the question of how history gets made. WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 23, 8pm; Feb 24 - 25 (3 & 8pm) ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6828-8389 (Esplanade Box Office) INFO: E-mail boxoffice@esplanade.com

Shakespeare In The Park: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare in the Park returns in May with Julius Caesar. Directed by Guy Unsworth (Hand To God), this production sees Shakespeare's political thriller brought to life against a backdrop of modern-day international relations and global current affairs.

WHERE: Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: May 2 - 27, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $45 - $109 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS

The Digital Showcase

This exhibition features five international projects that include virtual-reality explorations, micro-CT scanning technology and innovative optical systems, augmented reality, as well as a performance that uses brainwave technology.

WHERE: Concourse Gallery, Level 1 National Museum, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Jan 31 - March 4, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

Singapore's Playgrounds: 1930 - 2030

This exhibition, developed by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Housing Board, features the history of Singapore's playgrounds and projections of future playgrounds imagined by Singaporeans.

WHERE: Stamford Gallery, Level 1 National Museum, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: April 20 - Sept 30, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & PRs

Optimism Is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces - Natee Utarit

The exhibition, held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week, features contemporary Thai visual artist Natee Utarit's works that are composed of multiple panels forming a diptych, triptych or polyptych.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bencoolen WHEN: Till March 11, Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm (public holidays by appointment only) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: theprivatemuseum.org

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: Lot One Shoppers' Mall (Choa Chu Kang): Till Sun, 10am - 9pm; Our Tampines Hub (Tampines): Mon - Feb 4, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.oursgheritage.sg

Food & Beverage Fair 2018

The annual mega fair featuring local, Asian and international favourites is back in March. Visitors can discover delicacies and bargains .

WHERE: Hall 5 Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: March 15 - 18, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6747-4620 INFO: sales@singaporefood shows.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe