Happenings - Arts



Books & Beer - We're Turning Five!

Singapore's travelling book swop turns five. Bring books to swop and mingle over beers.

WHERE: The Tuckshop, 403 Guillemard Road MRT: Paya Lebar/Dakota WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/booksandbeersingapore

Sherlock Sam And The Comic Book Caper In New York Book Launch

Join husband-and-wife duo Felicia and Adan Low for the launch of the 10th Sherlock Sam book. Children aged below 12 who dress as their favourite character will get a chance to be featured in the next instalment.

WHERE: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street MRT: Outram Park/Tiong Bahru WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: sherlocksam.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/SherlockSamSeries


3rd Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition Grand Finals

The biannual competition aims to identify, encourage and promote young pianists in the formative stages of their careers. Presented by Bank Julius Baer and organised by Steinway Gallery Singapore.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am ADMISSION: $31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo: The Forte Awakens

The piano duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe fashion a new concert experience with fresh repertoire and familiar favourites. They will also perform the complete suite of their transcriptions of the Three Star Wars Fantasies.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Misa Flamenca

This year's Singapore Flamenco Festival highlight combines the Chants of the Catholic High Mass, sung by a classical choir, with appropriate songs of the flamenco repertoire in a cadenza-like style.

WHERE: Sota Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 8pm; Sun, 5.30pm ADMISSION: $46 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Interaction Series By Lakshmi Mohanbabu

The Singaporean artist's paintings come with 3D art frames, which in themselves are unique art pieces. The series delves into the concept of the mandala, a spiritual symbol in Indian religions.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art And Design, 10 Tanglin Road, 01-01/02-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 31, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/madmuseumsingapore

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 (Singaporean & permanent resident), $15 (foreigner) TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg



This exhibition reflects on themes such as identity, construction of memory and the fragility and malleability of the human condition. It will feature Australia-based artists Tony Albert, Sydney Ball, eX de Medici, Tim Silver and Hiromi Tango.

WHERE: Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, 5 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-06 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today - July 10, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun). Other viewings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9835-8271 INFO: www.sullivanstrumpf.com

How To Disappear Into A Rainbow By Dawn Ng

The Singaporean artist's installation transforms the Aloft space at Hermes' Liat Towers store into a kaleidoscopic labyrinth of shades.

WHERE: Aloft at Hermes, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 14, 10.30am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries


The Nanyang Show 2016

This exhibition showcases 47 museum quality artworks representing the Nanyang style since the 1930s by pioneer artists such as Yong Mun Sen and Chen Wen Hsi.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6255-0711/ 6733-2155 INFO: www.visualartscentre.sg

A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond The Object

This exhibition investigates the impact of new ideas on 1970s South-east Asian art by focusing on three artists: Johnny Manahan (The Philippines), Redza Piyadasa (Malaysia) and Tan Teng-Kee (Malaysia/Singapore).

WHERE: Concourse Gallery 1, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, 01-01 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till June 19, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holiday), 10am - 10pm (Fri, Sat & eve of public holiday) ADMISSION: $20 (non-Singaporean), $15 (concession holder & child aged seven - 12. Free admission for Singapore citizen, permanent resident & child aged under six INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


Nam Hwa Blazes

This series aims to introduce Teochew opera to the masses. The second show of the series features excerpts from popular operas.  

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Hall, 28 Aliwal Street, Aliwal Arts Centre MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail namhwaopera@gmail.com or call 6323-5528

Shrek The Musical

This musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Grand Theatre MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till June 19, 7.30pm (Wed - Fri), 2 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $69 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe