Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Book Launch: Tales Of Two Cities

This anthology curates the best short stories by the Singapore Writers' Group and Hong Kong Writers Circle. There will be readings as well as time to ask questions and meet some of the writers.

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

Mind Your (Inter)Culture: Me Migrant

Join host Constance Singam for an afternoon of reading and discussing the anthology of poems Me Migrant by Bangladeshi writer and construction worker Md Mukul Hossine.

WHERE: Grassroots Book Room, 25 Bukit Pasoh Road MRT Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at peatix.com/event/170159. Go to www.selectcentre.org


CONCERTS

Yale-Singapore Gala Concert

Featuring the Yale Alumni Chorus, National University of Singapore Choir and Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, this event celebrates the long-standing relationship between Yale University and Singapore. The concert will present an all-Mozart programme.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

As Switzerland's oldest symphony orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra has gained an international standing that extends far beyond its home territory. The evening's programme includes Carl Maria Von Weber's Euryanthe Overture and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 In G Major.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $89 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Chinese Chamber Music: Bow To Strings

Singapore Chinese Orchestra's zhonghu section principal Lin Gao, associate principal Wu Ke Fei and musicians Li Yuan, Wilson Neo, Sim Boon Yew and Goh Cher Yen present traditional, classic and contemporary huqin pieces. Huqin refers to a family of bowed string instruments in Chinese traditional music.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 5, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 (standard), $16 (student, full-time national serviceman & senior citizen) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Back To Beethoven (II) - Classical Eminence

The Incursion Trio present gems from Ludwig van Beethoven's final period in the classical style. Joining them for this recital is associate principal clarinettist Li Xin from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 6, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $21 (student, full-time national serviceman & senior citizen) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Pancha: Murmurs In The Wind

This production is developed from the correlative concept of nature's elements: wind, fire, water, earth and ether. Murmurs In The Wind sets in motion the first element. It is a partial adaptation of the story of the character Gandhari in the Mahabharata epic.

WHERE: Singai Tamil Sangam, 2 Kampong Kapor Road MRT Little India/Rochor WHEN: July 1 & 2, 8 - 8.30pm & 9.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $22 (concession) INFO: www.mayadancetheatre.org


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

New Beginnings

Artists Benjamin F. Cruz and Lisa Huang explore creativity as a culturally rich and portable form of identity, transcending borders and locations through their experiences and imagination.

WHERE: Goshen Art Gallery (pop-up store), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall (North Wing), 01-506/507 MRT Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Till Sun, 10.30am - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: E-mail info@goshenartgallery.com. Go to www.goshenartgallery.com

From Bukit Larangan To Borobudur: Recent Drawings By Jimmy Ong 2000 - 2015

Featuring a selection of the expansive, narrative drawings of imagined historical scenes that are the subject of the book title, this exhibition will include several drawings borrowed from private collectors. It is held in conjunction with the publication of the same title by respected art historian and critic T.K. Sabapathy.

WHERE: Fost Gallery, 1 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-02 MRT Labrador Park WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 7pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6694-3080 INFO: E-mail info@fostgallery.com. Go to www.fostgallery.com

Nostalgic Chronicles - Ten Men Art Group

Be transported back in time with the visual inspirations and adventures characterising the painting trips made by a passionate group of local artists between 1961 and the early 1970s. On show are works by Yeh Chi Wei, Lim Tze Peng, Seah Kim Joo, Chen Cheng Mei and others.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Today - July 3, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: artcommune.com.sg

Autographic Matters: InkMagination II

Intersections gallery proposes the second chapter of a project presented last year. It continues the exploration of the inkwash technique by contemporary artists and the search for intersections between Western and Eastern traditions.

WHERE: Intersections, 34 Kandahar Street MRT Bugis/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Till Sun, 2 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.intersections.com.sg

Arrival - The Singapore Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

Through recent works in diverse media, Arrival encourages audiences to delve into the complexity of the contemporary art practice. The exhibition reflects themes such as identity, materiality and construction of memory as well as the fragility and malleability of the human condition.

WHERE: Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, 5 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-06 MRT Labrador Park WHEN: Till July 10, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun); or by appointment; closed on public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6871-8753 INFO: www.sullivanstrumpf.com


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Best Of Best Show 2016

This is a curation of the best ideas and works by the graduating diploma and degree cohorts from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art's school of art and design.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery and The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, 80 Bencoolen Street, Nafa Campus 1 MRT Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Till July 17, noon - 8pm; closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4088 INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Laugh Die You - The Karaoke (R18)

Malaysia's best-selling comedy hit pits the country's stand-up comic Joanne Kam against Singapore's Kumar. As they sling Malaysia Vs Singapore jokes and hurl insults at each other, funnyman Gurmit Singh moderates.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa MRT HarbourFront WHEN: July 9 & 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $77 - $379 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Every Singaporean Daughter

Meet a group of young Singaporeans in this original play as they struggle to balance expectations from family and society with their ambitions, and explore what it means to be a Singaporean daughter.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road MRT Clarke Quay WHEN: July 15 - 17, 3.30 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $15 (student) INFO: Tickets from peatix.com. Go to www.srt.com.sg

Figs By Make Space

Figs is an examination of gender, the body and loneliness. It lays forth two narratives: one of a man in love with a tree and one of a body captured on video camera, trying fervently to tell a story.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu - July 2, 8pm; extra show at 2.30pm on July 2 ADMISSION: $25 (early bird for first 50 tickets), $28 (standard) INFO: E-mail makespacetheatre@ gmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/spacemake

What's Your Move

Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts And Cultural Troupe celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with this coming-of-age musical about model student Mark deciding to pursue his dream of dancing to the dismay of his mother. Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Thu - July 2, 8pm (Thu - Sat), 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $31 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe