Happenings - Arts



Open Call - 5th Singapore International Photography Festival

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

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


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

VCH Chamber Series: Dohnanyi & Shostakovich

VCH Chamber Series continues its 15/16 season, featuring Russian pianist Viktoria Postnikova with Singapore Symphony Orchestra musicians Lillian Wang (violin), Tan Wee Hsin (viola) and Chan Wei Shing (cello).

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Orchestra Of The Music Makers: Beethoven 9

The orchestra presents Eriks Esenvalds' cinematic Lakes Awake At Dawn, Richard Wagner's thrilling finale to Die Meistersinger and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The Queensland Festival Chorus and an international cast of soloists, including award-winning Singaporean soprano Janani Sridhar, will also perform.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: March 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $13 - $36 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO: Symphonie Fantastique

Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov returns to join eminent conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus in Brahms' technically demanding Concerto In D Major. The concert ends with Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, a symphonic tale of an artist's doomed love.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: March 5, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Ballet Master Classes With Keenan Kampa

Sign up for a series of ballet masterclasses conducted 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. Kampa 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: 8 Claymore Hill Road, Dance On Us studios, The Green Room MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - Sun, various times ADMISSION: $65 - $75 INFO: For class details & registration, go to www.masterclass.cloudandvictory.com


Betwixt Festival Sunday Showcase: Art & Byte

The exhibition features a work by Austrian artist Lia, considered one of the pioneers of software and Internet art; works from local students; shortlisted works from more than 170 submissions from the Betwixt 2016 Open Call as well as film screenings of Lillian Schwartz, best known for her pioneering work in computer-generated art.

WHERE: 6 Bayfront Avenue, ArtScience Museum MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.betwixtfestival.com

More Than Monkeys

Explore the fascinating world of monkeys through stamps and philatelic materials. WHERE: 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore Philatelic Museum MRT: City Hall/ Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 25, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents; $6 (adult) & $4 (child) for foreigners TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg


Cesspool: Solo Exhibition By Jennifer Mehigan

The 2015 Chan-Davies Art Prize winner presents an immersive presentation of digital and painted imagery conventionally associated with the feminine.

WHERE: 5 Lorong 24A Geylang, Shophouse 5 MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Till March 6; opening night: today, 7 - 9pm; open house: tomorrow, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Viewings outside of opening night/open house by appointment only. Call 6338-6192 or go to www.vada.org.sg/cesspool-1

Lyrical Abstraction: Paintings By Yeo Hoe Koon

The Singaporean painter presents 25 abstract and semi-abstract oil and acrylic paintings, including early works from the 1980s and 1990s. His compositions reflect dynamic brushwork and adroit palette knife sculpting.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, Block 231, Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till March 6, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Kampong Gelam: Beyond The Port Town Special Exhibition

This exhibition examines the ways in which the precinct has influenced and transformed the lives of those who have lived, worked, played and visited the area, and features a collection of shared memories and experiences captured through interviews, recollections and personal belongings.

WHERE: 85 Sultan Gate, Malay Heritage Centre, Galleries 1 & 2 MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Till April 3, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free admission for Singaporeans/permanent residents. For tourists & foreign citizens: $4 (adult), $2 (senior citizen/student) TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: www.malayheritage.org.sg


Gerard Rancinan & Mauro Corda

This exhibition showcases works from French photographer Gerard Rancinan and sculptor Mauro Corda, who reinterpret traditional techniques to challenge preconceived notions of contemporary society.

WHERE: Opera Gallery Singapore, 2 Orchard Turn, Ion Orchard, 04-15 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till March 13, 11am - 8pm (weekday), 10am - 8pm (weekend) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-2618 INFO: E-mail spore@operagallery.com. Go to www.operagallery.com or www.facebook.com/OperaGalleryOfficial

Imminent Domain: Designing The Life Of Tomorrow

The Hong Kong exhibition aims to provoke ideas on lifestyle and challenge the public's concepts of future living.

WHERE: 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, Level 1, Design Gallery 1 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6333-3737 INFO: www.designsingapore.org

The Strength Of The Human Spirit, A Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Photo Exhibition

Singapore Red Cross presents a commemorative photo exhibition that pays tribute to the strength and magnanimity of the human spirit - from the resilience of the survivors to the compassion of donors.

WHERE: 2 Orchard Turn, Ion Orchard MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed - March 6, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.redcross.sg/jpexhibition



A play by Desmond Sim (Autumn Tomyam, The Swimming Instructor), Wife#11 is about a towkay and his newest wife in post-war Singapore as they negotiate their way through a tumultuous relationship on the eve of Singapore's transformation into a modern nation that will no longer tolerate polygamy. The play draws attention to a little-known aspect of Singapore's history: the advent of the Women's Charter which outlaws polygamy.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, Play Den MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm; Sun, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $35 TEL: 8128-9138 INFO: Tickets from www.evnk.co/wife11. Go to www.world-in-theatre.org

Cirque Eloize iD

Cirque Eloize iD combines urban dance with 10 different circus arts, such as juggling, contortion and in-line skating, building up to a spectacular finale on the trampowall.

WHERE: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, MasterCard Theatres, Sands Theatre MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till 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

Margaret Cho: The Psycho Tour

The three-time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedienne performs her first show in Asia. She pays tribute to her "father in comedy", Robin Williams, and her "mother in comedy" Joan Rivers, who died within a month of each other.

WHERE: 1 Stadium Walk, Kallang Theatre MRT: Stadium WHEN: March 5, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

In a new twist on fairy-tale fun, comical segments from everyone's favourite Disney characters set the scene for the on-ice stories of princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle. Anna and Elsa, from animated film Frozen, also make a special appearance.

WHERE: 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium WHEN: March 11, 17 & 18, 7pm; March 12, 13 & 19, 11am, 3 & 7pm; March 20, 11am & 3pm ADMISSION: $25 - $120; $200 Magical Moment Package is sold out INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe