Happenings - Arts

The Incredible Frolic By Khairullah Rahim
The Incredible Frolic By Khairullah RahimPHOTO: RUZAINI ROHAIZAT



Asiapac Books Warehouse Sale

The sale takes place during the March school holidays. Buy books at $20 a carton or up to 90 per cent off. Customers will get a free 35th-anniversary gift.

WHERE: 03-04 Techplace 1, 4008 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Thu - March 17, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6392-8455 INFO: asiapacbooks.com

SG Author Series: The Next Chapter

Novelist Meira Chand discusses her book, A Different Sky, which was long-listed for the Impac Dublin award in 2012 and was on Oprah's Book Club recommended reading list.

WHERE (MRT): Programme Zone, Yishun Public Library, 04-01 Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Avenue 2 (Yishun); Activities Room, Bukit Batok Public Library, 03-01 West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link (Bukit Batok) WHEN: Yishun: March 17, 11.30am - 1pm; Bukit Batok: March 23, 5-6.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


SPH Gift Of Music Presents SSO@Gardens By The Bay

This series of free community concerts, sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings, kicks off its 13th consecutive year with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) at Gardens by the Bay. Led by associate conductor Joshua Tan, the orchestra will perform classical favourites such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (first movement) and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 (first movement) as well as memorable music from the Broadway musical West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: sph.com.sg/sph-gift-of-music

Gypsy Reunion

The Ferdinand brothers, known for impeccable harmonies and skilled musicianship in the local music scene from the 1970s to the 1990s, are holding a reunion concert. Mel (guitar and keyboards), Joe (bass, guitar and keyboards), Dixie (guitar) and Don (drums) will perform hits by acts such as The Eagles, Bee Gees and Deep Purple.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 1pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6828-8389 INFO: E-mail boxoffice@esplanade.com

Redefining The Harp: Sasha Boldachev & Gabriel Lee

In this concert, Swiss-Russian harpist Sasha Boldachev and Singaporean violinist Gabriel Lee set out to challenge the traditional notion of the harp as a feminine instrument. Boldachev will perform a programme of transcriptions from familiar classics by Glinka, Chopin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Massenet and Piazzolla, as well as his own arrangement of Stravinsky's Petrushka.

WHERE: Blue Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: April 13 , 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $68, tickets at redefiningtheharp.peatix.com TEL: 9626-9247 INFO: E-mail laura@clunycreativeprojects.com



Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre, Giselle is a ballet in two acts, featuring choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and set to a rich score by Adolphe Adam.The dance company first performed Giselle in 1999.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 12 & 13, 8pm; April 14, 1 & 8pm; April 15, 1 & 7pm ADMISSION: $35 - $75 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

Breakout - K-Dance Extreme Comedy

K-dance extreme comedy Break Out is back with more exhilarating performances from South Korea's top b-boy dancers. The new show will feature new extreme break-dancing moves, trendy dance moves and hilarious comedic moments.

WHERE: MES Theatre, 1 Stars Avenue MRT: One-North WHEN: April 27, 8pm; April 28, 2 & 8pm ADMISSION: $48 - $98, excludes booking fee) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg


Angkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred City

In this exhibiton presented by the Asian Civilisations Museum in collaboration with the Guimet Museum in Paris, visitors will see rare Khmer sculptures along with French drawings, photographs and memorabilia that tell the story of the French encounter with Angkor (capital of the ancient Khmer empire) and its sensational emergence onto the international stage.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: April 8 - July 22, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am-9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents, $2-8 for foreigners INFO: acm.org.sg


Our Homeland - Singapore Art Society Exhibition

In this exhibition by the Singapore Art Society, which celebrates its 69th anniversary this year, home-grown artists showcase their perceptions and experiences of life and places in Singapore through their works.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till March 18, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: singaporeartsociety.com

It's Been A While

This exhibition at One East Asia gallery showcases new multi-disciplinary works by Singapore artists Dominic Khoo, Leow Wei Li, Moses Tan, Susanna Tan and Victoria Tan. The pieces investigate the silence of things that are often overlooked in the daily bustle.

WHERE: 09-03 Thong Teck Building, 15 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu - March 29, 11am - 7pm (weekdays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-1819 INFO: E-mail info@oneeastasia.org or go to www.oneeastasia.org

Travels With My Teacher Watercolour Exhibition

Cultural Medallion winner Ong Kim Seng has a group of students who paint with him on a weekly basis. The exhibition will feature his works and paintings by 48 of his students.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: March 23, 7.30pm; March 24 - April 1: noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: artcommune.com.sg

The Incredible Frolic By Khairullah Rahim

The Singaporean artist's first solo exhibition with Yavuz Gallery brings together several autobiographical stories that take place in the most unexpected settings in Taipei and Singapore. On show are sculptures, paintings and installations, including those developed during his recent artist residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan.

WHERE: 02-23 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: March 17, 4 - 7pm; March 18 - April 1, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat ), 1 - 5pm (Sun), Mon/public holidays by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-3262 INFO: yavuzgallery.com


International Furniture Fair Singapore

Held in conjunction with the Asean Furniture Show and Nook Asia, the annual International Furniture Fair Singapore will feature a comprehensive range of furniture, furnishings, decorative accessories, interiors and fittings by exhibitors from about 40 countries.

WHERE: Halls 3 - 6 Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN (ADMISSION): Today & tomorrow, 9.30am - 6pm; Sun 9.30am - noon ($20 for trade visitors); Sun, noon - 6pm (free for public) TEL: 6569-6988 INFO: E-mail enquiry@iffs.com.sg or go to iffs.com.sg

Singapore Poly Design School Grad Show

The Singapore Polytechnic Design School Grad Show showcases final-year student projects in games design and development, interior design, visual communications and media design, and experience & product design.

WHERE: Singapore Polytechnic Design School, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Wed - March 16 ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6775-1133 INFO: tinyurl.com/spgradsh2018

IT Show

Tech gadgets, television sets, notebooks, tablets, desktops, gaming paraphernalia, smart home systems and appliances are among the products on offer.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Thu - March 18, 11am - 9pm (Level 3) & noon - 9pm (Levels 4 & 6) ADMISSION: Free INFO: fb.com/ComexITShow

Office Expo Asia

The three-day expo, for trade visitors and corporate and office buyers, will feature exhibits for business automation, office essentials, workforce development and workspace design.

WHERE: Exhibition Hall A, Level 1 Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 18 & 19, 11am - 7pm; July 20, 11am - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration at officexpoasia.com or on-site TEL: 6848-5938 INFO: E-mail visit@bizlink.com.sg


Rhinoceros In Love

Rhinoceroses have bad eyesight and can focus on only one thing at a time. Some humans are also like that, chasing targets blindly and ignoring whatever happens around them. This National University of Singapore Chinese Drama performance tells the story of Ma Lu, who falls in love with his new neighbour - a beautiful young woman - but cannot get her attention despite all his attempts to do so.

WHERE: Dance Atelier 2, Level 3 Stephen Riady Centre, UTown, 2 College Avenue West MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 16, 8pm; March 17, 2 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free, register at bit.ly/rhinoinlove2018 INFO: cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar/466-rhinoinlove

My Home Is Not A Shell

The Singapore International Foundation has brought together two disability theatre groups - Very Special Theatrics (VST), the theatre arm of local charity Very Special Arts Singapore, and Australia's No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA). The production features actors from VST and is directed by NSA artistic director Alirio Zavarce in collaboration with VST founder-director R. Chandran.

WHERE: SportsSG Auditorium, 6 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: March 24 & 25, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: vsa.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe