Happenings - Arts


Open Call - 5th Singapore International Photography Festival

The Singapore International Photography Festival is accepting submissions from photographers and curators. The new addition - the inaugural Curatorial Project Showcase - seeks to provide a platform for emerging and independent curators committed to develop their professional practice in South-east Asia. Depending on the quality, up to three proposals will be selected to be exhibited. The open call is non-thematic and open to all nations.

INFO: Submit your entry at register.sipf.sg by Feb 29, 11.59pm


Meet The Celebrity: Chew Chor Meng Of Stages Of Life

Local veteran actor Chew Chor Meng started his career with Mediacorp after winning the talent competition Star Search in 1990. His bilingual book, Stages Of Life, was released last December. Chew, who suffers from spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, will talk about his book.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm WHERE: Kinokuniya Jurong Store, 04-23 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 (Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store)/ 6430-0868 (Kinokuniya Jurong Store) INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author: Rosie Milne of Olivia & Sophia

The British author's historical-fiction novel is set in London, Java, Sumatra, Penang, Malacca and Singapore and tells the adventures of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles through the eyes of his two wives, Olivia and Sophia. Milne will talk about the book.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Feb 27, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $19.90. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


The Four Great Classical Novels In Concert

The concert features works by one of China's most influential composers Zhao Ji Ping; Hong Kong composer Chen Ning-chi; and a composition by Singapore composer Law Wai Lun and Hong Kong's Lincoln Lo. Part of Huayi 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Vocal Traditions Of India

Enjoy Hindustani classical music with Manjiri Asanare- Kelkar, one of the finest vocalists of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. She will be accompanied by Indian musicians Tanmay Deochake (on harmonium) and Utpal Dutta (on tabla).

WHERE: The Black Box, Drama Centre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Feb 27, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: For tickets, call 9662-4689 or e-mail engagearts@gmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/Engagearts

Alphabet Series: S Is For Schubert's Sagas

The Sing Song Club will present all three of Franz Schubert's song cycles in one evening.

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Feb 27, 5 - 6.45pm (part 1) & 8 - 9.15pm (part 2) ADMISSION: $20, $15 (concession) TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from www.theartshouse.sg


Leap 2016 - Weaving Pathways

Scholars from the M1-Frontier Danceland Pulse Programme present original contemporary works.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $21 (evening), $16 (matinee) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Ballet Master Classes With Keenan Kampa

Sign up for a series of ballet master classes taught by the first American dancer to join the world-renowned Kirov-Mariinsky Ballet in Russia and the first American graduate of the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy. She is a USA National Youth Ballet Competition gold medallist and a Prix de Lausanne semi-finalist. Classes are available for dancers of all levels and open to both adult and student dancers.

WHERE: The Green Room at Dance On Us studios, 8 Claymore Hill Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Feb 26 - 28, various times ADMISSION: $65 - $75 INFO: For class details & registration, go to www.masterclass.cloudandvictory.com


China New Art

This exhibition features more than 100 works which reflect undercurrents in China today, hand-picked by MAD Museum founder Jasmine Tay.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art & Design, 01-01, 10 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Thu, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.madmuseumsingapore.com

Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition

The exhibition, in its third year, shines the spotlight on 39 works from 15 shortlisted artists in categories such as digital/video, installation, painting and photography.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till March 27, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Standard: $13 (adult), $11 (senior aged 65 & above), $8 (child aged two - 12); Singapore residents: $9 (adult), $8 (senior aged 65 & above), $5 (child aged two - 12) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum


A Solo Exhibition By Christopher Le Brun

This features 16 paintings on canvas by the British painter, sculptor and printmaker in his first show in Singapore.

WHERE: Arndt, 03-21 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till March 27, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-0775 INFO: www.arndtfineart.com

Rhapsody Of Colours By Wu Xueli

This exhibition features oil paintings by Singapore artist Wu Xueli, known for her dynamic and colourful abstract works.

WHERE: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 2, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Promenade WHEN: Till May 1, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8111


One By One Metre Space Exhibition

This exhibition is inspired by the 1m-by-1m area allocated to each vendor at the Sungei Road flea market. Expect myriad art forms inspired by the historic Thieves Market, which will make way for the Sungei Road MRT station next year.

WHERE: Flaneur Gallery, 129 Jalan Besar MRT: Rochor/Bugis WHEN: Today, 3 - 8pm; tomorrow & Sun, 1 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9112-4685 INFO: www.facebook.com/sungei.netprojects

Bernard Buffet The Great

This exhibition features 20 rare and unseen masterpieces by the legendary French modern painter from his private estate. They include figurative and landscape works as well as portraits.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art & Design, 01-01/02-01, 10 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Thu, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.madmuseumsingapore.com

The Future Of Us Exhibition

This immersive and multi-sensorial experience offers a glimpse into how Singaporeans can live, work, learn and care in the future.

WHERE: Near Gardens by the Bay (Bay South), 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till March 8, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Book tickets at www.thefutureofus.sg


F4t Kids Are Harder To Kidnap

Since 2008, the play has been entertaining audiences with its quirky observations and wacky takes on current affairs. Back for its fourth full show, the production will cover trends, such as Tinder and online listicles, and observations of everyday life, such as encounters with taxi uncles and tech-challenged aunties.

WHERE: The Arts House, Play Den, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Sun, various showtimes ADMISSION: $25 INFO: Tickets from howdrama.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/fatkidsare

The Savage/Love Of Danny And The Deep Blue Sea

The Stage Club presents a double-bill production integrating live theatre and film, directed by Kamil Haque and performed by more than 20 actors. Savage/Love, co-written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard and Obie Award recipient Joseph Chaikin, depicts a series of relatable vignettes about love. Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, written by Oscar, Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, is a darkly comic story of two seemingly doomed strangers, Danny and Roberta.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Wed - Feb 27, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $40 (Wed & Thu), $46 (Fri & Sat) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/TheStage clubSingapore

Cirque Eloize iD

Weaving urban dance with 10 different circus arts, Cirque Eloize iD showcases juggling, contortion, in-line skating, stilts, Cyr wheel, hand-balancing, straps, bike trial, Chinese pole and aerial silks, building up to a spectacular finale on the trampowall.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Feb 26 - March 6, 7.30pm (Thu & Fri); 2 & 7.30pm (Sat); 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $49 - $129 TEL: 6688-8826/6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI19B'. Print Edition | Subscribe