Happenings - Arts



Open Call: New Word Order 2016

The Arts House seeks proposals from writers and artists to create works for New Word Order 2016, an incubatory programme that aims to give voice to Singapore writers and artists exploring new ways of presenting the written word. A $10,000 grant will be given to the successful applicant to work on the project over six months. Applications close on Tuesday.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

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 looking for 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 from 10am to 1pm. Successful applicants will begin rehearsals from March 26 till July 2 (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


Meet-The-Author: Sarah J. Maas Of Throne Of Glass series

Meet the American author who also wrote the Throne Of Glass series' prequel novellas, The Assassin's Blade series, as well as A Court Of Thorns And Roses, the first book in her latest young adult series.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Meet-The-Author: Alan John Of Good Grief! - Everything I Know About Love, Life And Loss I Wish Somebody Had Told Me Sooner

Former Straits Times deputy editor Alan John (photo) shares his stories of love and loss, the perils of parenthood and a never-ending struggle to lose weight in this collection of about 40 columns he wrote over the last 40 years, as well as new ones penned since his retirement.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $22.01. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Storytelling/Sharing Session: The Amazing Timmy & Tammy Activity Book Series

Helen Marjan, chief executive officer of Lorna Whiston Schools, talks about what the Timmy & Tammy books offer children.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


The Iconic Film Scores Of John Williams: Star Wars And Beyond

Expect performances of iconic film scores from Williams alongside a light and laser display. The 80-piece Metropolitan Festival Orchestra - led by British conductor Anthony Inglis - will play music from films such as Star Wars, E.T. and Jaws.

WHERE: 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; & tomorrow, 2 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $69 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

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. 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

SNYO: America, America!

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra, under the direction of principal conductor Leonard Tan, presents music by 20th-century American composers.

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: March 19, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $11 & $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Repertory Platform (R.e.P) 2016

Catch New York-based Singaporean artist Joanne Lee's Bound, where the performance space is turned into a boxing ring, and Singaporean dancer Foo Yun Ying's Act II - The Messy Middle, which explores the activities of everyday struggles.

WHERE: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box, Block M, 01-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Thu - March 19, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $23 (senior citizens, full-time students, full-time national servicemen, PAssion cardmembers & group booking of minimum eight tickets) INFO: Tickets from rawmovesrep2016.peatix.com

Wujud - Bangkit Dari Debu

This second instalment of Osman Abdul Hamid's biographical choreography relates the challenges he faced from an unexplained setback and the important roles and support of the people around him. Stars Era Dance Theatre's leading dancers and guest dancers from Indonesia.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 18, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sambhavna (Probability)

NUS Indian Dance, with choreography by its artistic director Santha Bhaskar, explores the quantum nature of reality through the language of bharatanatyam. Part of NUS Arts Festival 2016.

WHERE: 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, University Cultural Centre Dance Studio MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 18 & 19, 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nusartsfestival.com


Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition 2016

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

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


Abiogenesis: Before & After Singapore

Artist Koh Liang Jiang portrays a Singapore cityscape with fantasy and sci-fi elements, depicting settings that mirror real places.

WHERE: Merlin Gallery, 261 Waterloo Street, Waterloo Centre, 01-10/11 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till March 27, noon - 7pm (weekday), weekend viewing is by appointment only; opening reception: today, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6837-2008 INFO: www.merlingallery.com.sg


SingaPlural 2016

SingaPlural's exhibition on the art and science of experiencesfeatures 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: Till Sun, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: $10; 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

Kenny Low's Solo Exhibition - New World Rising

The artist's work is an expression of how religions co-exist in Singapore, morphing religious buildings to form new ones.

WHERE: Art Seasons Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Big Hotel, 01-02 MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Wed - April 2, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat); opening reception: Wed, 6 - 9pm; closed on Mon, Sun & public holiday or by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741-6366 INFO: artseasonsgallery.sg

Tell-Tale Lines By Alan Lim

Photographer Alan Lim's black-and-white photos shine the spotlight on the wrinkled faces and hands of Singapore's pioneers.

WHERE: 45 Armenian Street, The Substation Gallery MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Thu - March 28, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-7535 INFO: www.substation.org or www.facebook.com/alanlimstudio


Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

In a 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: Today, Thu & March 18, 7pm; tomorrow, Sun & March 19, 11am, 3 & 7pm; March 20, 11am & 3pm ADMISSION: $25 - $120; $200 Magical Moment Package is sold out INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

Amba: Strong Women Stories

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran breathes life into lesser-known traditional oral tales that explore the feminine. Suitable for those aged 16 and above. Part of World Storytelling Day 2016.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, PlayDen MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: March 19, 8 - 10pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: Tickets from www.bytes.sg. Go to moonshadowstories.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe