Happenings - Arts


Music Maestros Tune It Up At Palais Renaissance

Flautist Sin Jin How and classical pianist Low Shao Ying perform together in this showcase.

WHERE: Basement 1, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.palais.sg

SLO's 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

This concert features excerpts from more than 20 operas staged by the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) in the last 25 years, such as those by Mozart, Puccini and Singapore's Leong Yoon Pin.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 - $62 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Art Of Wind Ensemble

This concert, showcasing music from around the world, is conducted by music director Clarence Tan and features harp soloist Sarah Wong.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $12 (full-time national servicemen & students), $20 (adults) TEL: 8126-2965 INFO: For tickets, e-mail audio-image@hotmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/audioim8ge

Easy Star All-Stars - Live In Singapore

New York City-based reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars perform their first show here. Local reggae act The Irietones will open for them.

WHERE: Timbre @ The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Thu, 10pm ADMISSION: $53 (standard), $60 (at the door) TEL: 6602-9900 INFO: Tickets at www.eventClique.com. Go to www.facebook.com/EasyStarAllStars


Danz Collective

A series of intense classes conducted by Ryo and Yass from Beat Buddy Boi (Japan), Jerome Esplana (Canada) and Will Johnston (United States).

WHERE: Danz People, 02-18 Pomo, 1 Selegie Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Nov 22, 2.30 - 4pm (contemporary) & 4 - 5.30pm (hip-hop); Nov 28, noon - 1.30pm (basic groove), 2.30 - 4pm (hip-hop) & 4 - 5.30pm (freestyle); Nov 29, noon - 1.30pm (hip-hop), 2.30 - 4pm (freestyle) & 4 - 5.30pm (hip-hop) ADMISSION: $35 a class, $30 each for three or more classes TEL: 6884-9072 INFO: E-mail danzcollective@danzpeople.com. Go to www.danzpeople.com


Philatelic Gems: Singapore Stamp Club 75th Anniversary

The club celebrates its 75th year with an exhibition of collections from its members, including materials dating back to the Straits Settlements era.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/ Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 9.30am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free (Singaporean citizens & permanent residents), $6 (adults), $4 (children aged three - 12) TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg

Return To Sender - An Exhibition

This exhibition is a tribute to Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll. On display are objects from a private collector who started the collection around the same time that Elvis was discovered.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 9.30am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free (Singaporean citizens & permanent residents), $6 (adults), $4 (children aged three - 12) TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg


The Essence

A series of vintage-style photo collages by French artist Antoine Rameau referring to iconic pin-ups and brands in the 1950s and 1960s to express the essence of dreams, beauty and desire, as well as the birth of consumerism.

WHERE: Societe Generale Gallery, Level 2, Alliance Francaise, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Nov 21, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg

Singapore Unboxed

This exhibition showcases the city's landscape and the history behind the transformation of areas where iconic developments, such as Ocean Financial Centre, Bugis Junction, Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre, stand today.

WHERE: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Mon - Nov 22 (lunchtime event on Nov 20) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/SG50Keppelland

Vignettes Of The Asiatic Lion

This exhibition showcases 50 photographs taken by 16-year-old student Dhruv Anant Wadkar over two years in wildlife sanctuary Sasan Gir in Gujarat, India.

WHERE: The ArtSpace @ Suntec, Suntec City Mall Tower 1, 01-448/449, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/Promenade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.dhruvwadkar.com/events

Artisall Studio Presents: A Duo Exhibition By Brian Adams & Le Matt

The artists explore man-made nature and the nature of man. They believe in drawing and painting, using diverse mediums including oils, watercolours and charcoal.

WHERE: Artisall Studio, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9757-1193/9006-5799 INFO: www.artisall.sg

Lim Yew Kuan | Seasons

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts graduate, who later became the school's principal for more than 17 years, offers a peek into his unpublished earlier works as well as aspects of his training, practice and travels around the world.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

Balik Rumah

This solo exhibition by Jennifer Lim features new prints and paintings incorporating local motifs, languages and geographic references.

WHERE: Ludo Gallery, 02-05 Waterloo Centre, 261 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 10am - 6pm; tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/LUDOGallery

Aung Myint: 15 A.M. / San Minn: Solo

Theo Arts Professionals present the side-by-side solos of two important modernists of Myanmar. Aung Myint is showing new black and red paintings, while San Minn will exhibit new and older works.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - Nov 22, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ionorchard.com

800 Years Of Magna Carta

The Magna Carta from Hereford Cathedral in Britain, one of the world's most important and historic documents, will be on display in Singapore as part of a global tour to celebrate its 800th anniversary since its sealing by King John.

WHERE: Supreme Court Auditorium, Supreme Court Building , 1 Supreme Court Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu - Nov 23, 8.30am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gov.uk/government/world/singapore


Blue White Vermilion 

Award-winning artist Tay Bak Chiang expands on earlier explorations of the lotus pond as a central motif in his works. He combines Chinese ink painting with new techniques and approaches to reflect on the nuances of nature.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

50 Years Of Transforming Our City, Our Home

Discover Singapore's transformation from a young struggling nation into a modern and vibrant city.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay - North Colonnade, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Nov 20 - 29, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.mnd.gov.sg/OurCityOurHome


Mind Map Of Love

This new play, written by Marcia Vanderstraaten and based on the book of the same title by Christian Zott, tells of love with a twist. Stars Brendon Fernandez, Elizabeth Lazan, Rosemary McGowan and Amanda Tee.

WHERE: Zott's True Alps, 97 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $160 (inclusive of dinner, booking fee applies) INFO: For adults only. It contains sexual content. Tickets at www.skinnedknee productions.com. Go to www.zotts.com.sg or www.facebook.com/skinnedkneeproductions

Ghost The Musical

This musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, is a timeless fantasy about the power of love.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; tomorrow, 2 & 7.30pm; Sun, 1 & 6pm ADMISSION: $89 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.marinabaysands.com

Barong: The Tale Of Kunti Sraya

This production features a cast of more than 30 students from the National University of Singapore and guest dancers from Bali.

WHERE: Lecture Theatre 13, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 5 Arts Link MRT: Clementi/ Kent Ridge WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6516-5203 INFO: www.fas.nus.edu.sg

SP Theatre Compass - The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass explores how one person's idea of a perfect society can be the opposite of another's and emphasises the importance of understanding other perspectives.

WHERE: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Nov 21, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $6 INFO: www.sp.edu.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe