Happenings - Arts



Sota Talent Academy

School of the Arts Singapore offers a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum leading to an International Baccalaureate diploma. If you are in Primary 6 and have the passion and aptitude for dance, music, theatre, visual arts or literary arts, you can sign up for the school's Talent Academy.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: June 15 (entrance test), June 22, 23 & 24 (audition & personal interview) ADMISSION: Free (registration fee applies for shortlisted applicants) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Shortlisted applicants will be notified. Submit your application to www.sota.edu.sg/admissions by May 20


Free Comic Book Day 2016

This event takes place on the first Saturday of May each year and participating bookstores around the world give away comics. This year, Books Kinokuniya will give away a set of comics to its Privilege Card members. Star Wars troopers from 501st Legion Singapore Garrison will also appear at the main store.

WHEN: Tomorrow INFO: Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg for details


SSO: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

German maestro Andreas Delfs returns to conduct the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. The first half of the concert will also feature Lu Wei in the Violin Concerto by Russian composer Julius Conus and Haydn's Symphony No. 83 In G Minor.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm; 6.30pm (pre-concert talk at VCH Music Studio @ L3) ADMISSION: $21 - $76 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SPH Gift Of Music - SCO Community Series: A Lifetime Of Memories

This concert hopes to bring back beautiful memories of the Dakota Crescent housing estate, slated for redevelopment, to the residents. It will commence with an energetic and retro piece, Cha Cha Mambo. Singaporean singer Tan Kexin will perform the theme song of the popular 2007 Singapore movie 881 and other tunes.

WHERE: Open field beside Block 10 Dakota Crescent MRT: Dakota/Mountbatten WHEN: May 14, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

IFC Goes Opera!

Enjoy pieces by Verdi, Mozart, Bizet and others from operas such as Il Trovatore, Idomeneo and Carmen. Presented by The International Festival Chorus.

WHERE: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 151 Bencoolen Street, Campus 3, Lee Foundation Theatre MRT: Bugis WHEN: May 15, 7pm ADMISSION: $25 (adult), $15 (concession) INFO: E-mail tickets@ifcsingapore.org for tickets. Go to www.ifcsingapore.org or www.facebook.com/singaporechoir



The John Mead Dance Company's performance is inspired by the Australian Aboriginal coming-of-age ritual in which young adolescent boys spend six months alone in the wild fending for themselves and learning self-survival skills.

WHERE: School of the Arts Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $32 (standard), $20 (students/senior citizens/national servicemen) INFO: Tickets from jmdc10th.peatix.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: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Oct 16, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents; $6 (adult) & $4 (child) for foreigners TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art And Science Of Gems

Explore the inter-relationship between the science of mineralogy and the art of jewellery-making at this exhibition.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Aug 14, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Standard ticket: $17 (adult), $12.80 (senior citizen aged 65 & above), $10 (child aged two - 12), $39 (two adults & two children); Singapore residents: $10 (adult), $8.50 (senior citizen aged 65 & above), $6 (child aged two - 12), $26 (two adults & two children) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum


Romantic Countryside: Oil Paintings By Xing Qing Xin

Chinese artist Xing Qing Xin showcases 25 oil paintings of landscape and still-life scenes that capture the tranquil yet luxuriant nature of the Chinese countryside.

WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today - Thu, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446 INFO: www.facebook.com/ac43gallery

And The Rest Of Such Things: MA Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition

This exhibition showcases final works and projects - from photography to painting to sculpture, among others - by 11 graduates from this year's MA Fine Arts programme at Lasalle College of the Arts.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Gallery 1 MRT: Rocher WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg

Tjungutja - Art Of The Spinifex Collaborative & Wati Wara - Lawrence Pennington Solo

This exhibition features eight collaborative works by the latest sensation sweeping the modern indigenous art movement, Spinifex Arts Project, as well as the first solo for Pennington, a senior lawman.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 28, noon - 7pm daily; public holiday & other viewings by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

French Kiss

This travelling exhibition by two artists from France, sculptor Jacques Tenenhaus and painter Amaury Dubois, will take place during the Voilah! French Festival. While the two artists exercise their art in different ways and forms, both attempt to depict emotions through their work.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, 01-07 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 28, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg


Mystery Island By Mojoko

Check out 10 new works, where Asian antiquity and heritage meet modern trash culture in striking cobalt silkscreen prints.

WHERE: SPRMRKT, 2 McCallum Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Till Tue, 8am - 9pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 5pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6221-2105 INFO: www.facebook.com/SPRMRKTSG

Photomakers Of Nafa

This exhibition showcases a selection of photography works by recent alumni and staff from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' School of Art and Design.

WHERE: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 80 Bencoolen Street, Campus 1, Lim Hak Tai Gallery MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Thu, 11am - 7pm daily; closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4000 INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

A Beauty Centre By Yeo Chee Kiong

This exhibition by the visual artist and sculptor showcases three major series of his artworks that are remixed and reinterpreted for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' gallery space.

WHERE: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 80 Bencoolen Street, Campus 1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till May 15, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun); closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg or www.facebook.com/NAFA

Each Blade Of Grass Each Shrub Each Tree

The Substation presents a programme of exhibition, performance and forum as a response to the Cross Island Line (CRL) and MacRitchie Reservoir debate. Works such as written documents, photography and performance by artists, writers and nature conservationists are showcased.

WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 15, noon - 8pm daily (closed for private performance & forum tomorrow, 1 - 4pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-7535 INFO: www.substation.org or www.facebook.com/thesubstation


The Illusionists

The Illusionists returns to Singapore with all-new, mind-blowing magic and death-defying stunts.

WHERE: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - May 15, 7.30pm (Wed - Fri), 2pm (Sat, except for tomorrow, 2 & 7.30pm), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $59 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Meenah And Cheenah

Comedic personalities Siti Khalijah and Judee Tan present a series of sketches as recognisable Singaporean characters. They play secondary school delinquents - the Meenah who rolls up her sleeves and the Cheenah who hikes up her skirt.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Wed - May 22, 8pm (Tue - Sat), 4pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $50 - $84 (preview, May 11 & 12); $54 - $114 (standard, Tue - Thu, Sat matinee & Sun); $70 - $134 (weekend, Fri & Sat night) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Mad Phoenix

This bittersweet Hong Kong play, featuring actors Tse Kwan Ho, Perry Chiu and Xin Jian Lang, is a fusion of drama and opera performances. Performed in Cantonese with English-Chinese surtitles.

WHERE: The Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue MRT: one-north WHEN: May 13 - 15, 8pm (Fri & Sat), 2pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $62 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Vortex By Noel Coward

This production by the British Theatre Playhouse is a classic play by British playwright Sir Noel Coward and stars award-winning actress Jane Seymour. It is a story about high society in 1920s London with all its virtues and vices.

WHERE: Jubilee Hall, 1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 14, 8pm (Tue - Fri & Sun); 4 & 8pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $119, $129 & $139 (Tue, Wed, Thu & Sun); $139, $149 & $159 (Fri & Sat) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe