Happenings - Arts



Asian Festival Of Children’s Content Book Fair

The annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content Book Fair will feature a record number of more than 42 exhibitors. It will showcase a wide selection of multilingual children’s and young adult’s titles from Singapore and international publishers. Part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016.

WHERE: Plaza, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Level 1 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6848-8290 INFO: www.afcc.com.sg


Schubert: The Piano Trios

Kelvin Chan (piano), Vladimir Choi (violin) and Brandon Voo (cello) make their debut as an ensemble.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Homecoming II

Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s Homecoming series of concerts features established Singaporean musicians who return to perform with the orchestra.

This year, Homecoming II celebrates the orchestra’s 20th anniversary and will feature Singaporean string quartet T’ang Quartet and pianist Melvyn Tan, under the baton of the orchestra’s music director Yeh Tsung.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: June 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Project Plait: The Daily Grind

This collaborative food-and-dance affair integrates a five-course menu created by Portico’s chef Nixon Low and contemporary dance choreographed and performed by Naomi Tan.

WHERE: Portico Alexandra, 991B Alexandra Road, 01-10 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Wed & Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Aged 11 & above: $68 nett, aged four - 10: $28 nett (three-course child’s menu, limited seats available) INFO: E-mail projectplait@hotmail.com with name, contact number, preferred date & number of tickets for reservation or call 6276-7337 to book seats. Go to www.projectplait.wix.com/projectplait or www.facebook.com/projectplait


Chernobyl Today By Christophe Malcot

In conjunction with the Voilah! French Festival, The Private Museum presents an exhibition to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. A selection of 38 black-and-white photographs taken last year is on display.

WHERE: Artspace@222, 222 Queen Street, 02-03 MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Tue, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun), other timings by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872  INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

Christianity In Asia: Sacred Art And Visual Splendour

The exhibition features 150 items from more than 20 institutions in six countries. It is the first in the world to examine the history and spread of Christian art in Asia.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 11, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: $9 (Singaporeans & permanent residents), $15 (foreigners) TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg


Mysterious Skin By Simon Ng

In this new series of work, the human visage becomes the focus for the Singaporean artist. Employing an impasto technique against a flat block of colour, the paintings incorporate a blend of styles, reminiscent of expressionist painter Frank Auerbach, with the paradoxical combination of surface manipulation and psychological depth.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall WHEN:Till June 5, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.facebook.com/ chanhampegalleries & www.chanhampegalleries.com

Charles Lim Yi Yong: Sea State

This exhibition is commissioned for the Singapore Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale and curated by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa. For more than a decade, Lim’s ongoing project, Sea State, has examined the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea.

WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till July 10, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri), closed on Mon. Open on public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-6503 INFO: www.ntu.ccasingapore.org


Early Chinese Newspapers In Singapore

The exhibition showcases more than 100 images and artefacts associated with early Chinese newspapers, prominent individuals who shaped the newspaper industry and the early printing industry in Singapore.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 9, 10am - 5pm (Tue - Sun). Closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6256-7377 INFO: www.sysnmh.org.sg

Ink Sprouts

This group exhibition features 30 Chinese ink works by talented young artists and award-winning student calligraphers.

Held in conjunction with the annual Students’ Calligraphy Competition organised by Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery, 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building Level 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till July 29, 10am - 5pm (Mon – Fri). Closed on Sat, Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg


Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables is the story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the world’s most popular musicals. Featuring the songs I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home and One Day More, this production has been reimagined with new sets and staging.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tue - July 17, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1.30 & 7pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $62 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Nanta (Cookin’)

This comic non-verbal musical performance is derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance, Samulnori. With the kitchen as the backdrop and utensils transformed into musical instruments, five chefs thrill with acrobatic cooking moves as they prepare for a surprise wedding ceremony.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: June 3 - 5, 8pm (Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $72 - $122 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well & Living In Paris

Sing’theatre is bringing back the jukebox musical hit, one of the longest-running off-Broadway musical revues. The 23 songs featured, including tangos, boleros, rock and classics, are presented like a mini play.

WHERE: School of the Arts Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till June 4, 8pm (Tue - Fri); 4 & 8pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $48 - $68 (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun matinees); $53 - $73 (Fri & Sat evening) TEL: 6348-5555INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Songbirds Of The Golden Era

Resorts World Sentosa pays tribute to the Chinese divas of the 1930s to 1950s, such as Zhou Xuan, Bai Guang, Ge Lan, Yao Li and Li Xiang Lan. In this concert hosted by veteran Zhao Jin, classic songs, such as Shanghai Night, When Will You Return and Rose Rose I Love You, are performed by singers from Singapore and Malaysia.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till June 28, 1pm (Every Tue & Thu) ADMISSION: $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe