Happenings - Arts



An O.P.E.N. Call - Are You In The Tribe?

The O.P.E.N., the Singapore International Festival of Arts' pre-festival engagement initiative, is seeking performers for visual artist Speak Cryptic's The Tribe. No performance experience is required, but the minimum age is 18. Auditions will be held on March 19, 10am to 1pm. Successful participants will begin rehearsals from March 26 till July 2 (only on Saturdays). Technical set-up and runs are from July 4 to 6. Performance dates are July 7 to 9.

INFO: For details & inquiries, e-mail register@artshouse.sg or call 9397-7113. Go to www.speakcryptic.com or www.facebook.com/sifa.sg


Iain Ewing's Memorial Book Launch: The Success Curve

This final book by the late founder of Ewing Communications, completed by his son Tejas, aims to help readers live their lives with passion and achieve their goals. Participants can receive a copy by making a donation of any amount.

WHERE: 1207 Dover Road, UWCSEA Dover, Conference Centre, Level 4 MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail info@ewingcomm.com.sg


Emmanuel Sejourne And The Art Of Solo Percussion

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble presents solo percussion performances. French percussionist, pianist and composer Emmanuel Sejourne headlines a line-up of six soloists on marimba, snare drum, timpani, vibraphone, drum set and more. Part of NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: 3 Conservatory Drive, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Concert Hall MRT: Clementi/Kent Ridge WHEN: March 10, 8pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: Tickets from www.nusartsfestival.com

SSO Concerts For Children: Jason's Short Guide To Music History

Associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra take young audiences on a tour of music history, from Bach to Beethoven and beyond.

Learn about Baroque, Classical and Romantic music and meet some of the composers who have helped to shape the course of history. Suitable for children aged four to 14.

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: March 18, 2 & 4pm; March 19, 2pm ADMISSION: $28, $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

-M-: The Extraordinary Live Show

French pop-rock star -M- (his real name is Matthieu Chedid) performs songs from his new album la B.O²-M-, rare tracks from his repertoire rearranged for the tour and classics to sing along to. He will be accompanied by Brad Thomas Ackley on bass and Lawrence Clais on drums.

WHERE: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa,The Coliseum MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: March 19, 8 - 10pm ADMISSION: $90, $110 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from m2016.peatix.com

Sparks Of Inspiration

Violinist Loh Jun Hong and pianist Abigail Sin explore their favourite pieces for violin and piano, shedding light on the creative personalities behind the music.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: March 19, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Tablao Flamenco ¡Jaleo!

Enjoy a night of flamenco dance, cante (singing) and guitar playing at Spanish restaurant Don Quijote. Presented by Flamenco Sin Fronteras.

WHERE: Don Quijote, Block 7 Dempsey Road, 01-02 MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Sun, 5.30 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: One show: $25 (adult), $20 (child); two shows: $45 (adult), $35 (child) TEL: 9742-0637/8138-3624 INFO: Tickets from www.flamencosinfronteras.com.sg

Kacip Mas Dulang Permata 6

This annual emerging choreographers' showcase by Era Dance Theatre features new traditional and contemporary creations from five leading dancers and young choreographers, backed by music accompaniment performed and composed by Ethnico.

WHERE: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 3pm (matinee) & 8pm ADMISSION: $20 (public); $15 (for students, NSF & senior citizens) INFO: E-mail kmdp@eradancetheatre.com or call Hazwany on 9829-9410 for tickets & inquiries

space. time. mind

This performance, which opens the NUS Arts Festival 2016, sees the NUS Chinese Dance teaming up with the Beijing Dance Academy Youth Dance Company.

WHERE: 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, University Cultural Centre Hall MRT: Clementi/Kent Ridge WHEN: March 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $22 - $29 INFO: Tickets from www.nusartsfestival.com


The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps

These stamps document the nation's growth, trials and tribulations, achievements and aspirations. View specially selected stamps, philatelic materials and original stamp artworks.

WHERE: 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore Philatelic Museum MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till July 31, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents; $6 (adult) & $4 (child) for foreigners TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg


Lyrical Abstraction: Paintings By Yeo Hoe Koon

The Singaporean painter presents 25 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 Sun, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Solitude - Gui Zhao Hai, Ink Painting Exhibition

The exhibition features the contemporary Chinese ink master's signature Sichuan-Tibetan highlands series.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow - March 18, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-2155 INFO: www.visualartscentre.sg

Double Vision Art Exhibition

Marina Zuccarelli and Junie Tang present their photography to local audiences for the first time. Zuccarelli explores the theme of memory by using technology to juxtapose present-day images with superimposed ones from the past; while Tang blurs the boundaries of art and design through images produced with double exposures using the Holga camera.

WHERE: 155 Middle Road, Objectifs, Lower Gallery MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Today, 7pm (opening); tomorrow - March 11, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun). Closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg


SingaPlural 2016: Making "Sense" Of Design

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, SingaPlural presents an exhibition on the art and science of experiences. It features design installations by industrial designers, interior designers, architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, fashion designers and design institutes. Visitors can sign up for tours, workshops and talks. Part of Singapore Design Week.

WHERE: 99 Beach Road MRT: Aljuined WHEN: Mon - March 13, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: $5 (pre-event); $10 (during event days); free for children aged 12 & below & senior citizens above 60 (pre-registration required)

INFO: Buy tickets or register at singaplural2016.peatix.com. Go to www.singaplural.com

'RememberingLKY' First Anniversary Tribute Solo Exhibition

Singapore-born visual communicator Sharlene Leong presents more than 10 artworks of the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in different eras, with inking of his memorable quotes and paintings of his memorable expressions.

WHERE: 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, Levels 1 - 3 MRT: Orchard WHEN:Till March 31,10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.wordyourstory.com/rememberingLKY


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.

WHERE: 1 Stadium Walk, Kallang Theatre MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 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 on 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 (2013), 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


Toy Factory Productions presents a tapestry of stories involving four gay men, contrasted against an immersive art installation. Grind fuses the performance area and the house into one art installation that is accessible to both the audience and cast throughout the show.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Drama Centre Black Box Theatre MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah

WHEN: March 24 - April 2 (no show on March 28), 3pm (Fri - Sun) & 8pm (Tue - Sun) ADMISSION: $42 INFO: Tickets from www.toyfactory.com.sg/tickets

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe