Happenings - Arts

Novelist Meira Chand
Novelist Meira Chand PHOTOS: AIMEE HAN, ST FILE

ARTS

BOOKS

Singapore Literature Book Club

Novelist Meira Chand will discuss her latest book, Sacred Waters (below). Set in modern-day Singapore and pre-war rural India, the novel is about two women's struggle to assert themselves in past and present male-dominated societies.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room, Central Public Library, Basement 1 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: March 15, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

CONCERTS

Disney's Love Stories By West Symphonia


West Symphonia performs music from Disney's animated favourites.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: March 10, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_visitor_services@nparks.gov.sg

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In The Park

Charlie Lim (below) will perform emotionally stirring and heartfelt tracks and M1LDL1FE their indie pop tunes. Other programmes include bubble activities and a pre-show performance by Legacy Dance Co from 4.30pm.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: March 11, 4.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_visitor_services@nparks.gov.sg

DANCE

Nafa Dancers @ Work

Dancers @ Work is a showcase of work-in-progress in choreography and performance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' (Nafa) dance students.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, Nafa Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bencoolen WHEN: March 9, 6.30 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4176 INFO: E-mail dance@nafa.edu.sg

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Solo Exhibition By Tay Wei Leng

Artist Tay Wei Leng's research and photographic project from 2014 to this year explores the histories of migrants from different generations and backgrounds in Pakistan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and is housed at the NUS Museum's Archaeology Library.

WHERE: Archaeology Library, NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 8, 7 - 9pm; March 9 - Nov 30, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sat) ADMISSION: Free with registration at crossings1.peatix.com INFO: museum.nus.edu.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

A Study In South-east Asian Artworks

Presented by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa), this exhibition is a showcase of 30 drawings and paintings by renowned artists in South-east Asia and Asia over the past eight decades. The works are in different media such as painting, drawing and lacquer.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, Nafa Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bencoolen WHEN: Till March 14, 11am - 7pm (closed on Mon) ADMISSION: Free INFO: nafa.edu.sg/events

Beyond Pottery

Drawing inspiration from their surroundings and people, experienced Singaporean potters Delphine Sng, Eddie Yee and Mark Lee will showcase their best creations at M Social Singapore.

WHERE: M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: Mon - March 16 ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6657-0013 INFO: E-mail ebelle.Seet@millenniumhotels.com or june.ko@millenniumhotels.com

Dinh Q. Le: Monuments & Memorials

STPI Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition by multiple-award-winning artist Dinh Q. Le in Singapore. The Vietnam-born artist's family emigrated to the United States when he was 10 to escape the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime. At STPI, he re-visits this historical event by weaving photographic strips into a tapestry of images.

WHERE: 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: March 16: 6.30 - 8.30pm; March 17 - May 12: 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 6pm (Sat) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: E-mail stpi@stpi.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Balloon Exhibition

The signature balloon exhibition presented by Marina Square is back. On display are zoo animals in vibrant hues and bold colours. Children can revel in the creativity and marvel at the colourful 3D balloon animals.

WHERE: Central Atrium, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: March 9 - 18, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: marinasquare.com.sg

THEATRE

Thick Beats For Good Girls

Thick Beats For Good Girls is a collaboration between playwright Jessica Bellamy and performance-poet Pooja Nansi , who ask a ton of questions about the balancing act of being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority and a hip-hop enthusiast.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: April 5 - 7, 10 - 14, 17 - 21 (8pm), April 7 - 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 22 (3pm) ADMISSION: $45 (10 - 20 per cent discount for OCBC and PAssion card holders, students, seniors, full-time national servicemen & group bookings) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

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