Happenings - Arts



The Oddfits - A Reading

Tiffany Tsao reads from her novel, The Oddfits, and shares the process of writing and publishing it.

WHERE: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street MRT: Outram Park/Tiong Bahru WHEN: Today, 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-9195 INFO: www.facebook.com/BooksActually

Meet-The-Author: Simon Chesterman Of Raising Arcadia

The dean of the National University of Singapore's faculty of law talks about Raising Arcadia, the first book of a trilogy for young adults. Local author Adrian Tan, best known for his works The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook, will host the event.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 16, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Mei Fong Of One Child - The Story Of China's Most Radical Experiment

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Mei Fong shares her investigations into China's one-child policy, arguably the world's largest experiment in social engineering.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 16, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


SYCO Annual Concert - Exuberance Of Youth

The Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra performs under the baton of music director Quek Ling Kiong. The concert will kick off with Kuan Nai-chung's percussion concerto, The Sun.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 & $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO Community Series: Harmony Potpourri

Overture 2004 - a medley of multiracial tunes, love ballads and other national songs - aims to promote racial, family and workplace harmony through pieces such as Singai Naadu, Malay Folksong Duo, The Roof and The Good News.

WHERE: Open space in front of Yishun Street 81, Block 838 MRT: Khatib WHEN: July 23, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg


liTHE 2016 By T.H.E Second Company

The fifth edition of liTHE showcases dance artists such as Singapore's Chiew Peishan, Japan's Naoko Ito and Spain's Anna Borras.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road, Block M, 01-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Thu - July 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 & $20 (concession) TEL: 6345-8454 INFO: Tickets from lithe2016-show1.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/THEDanceCo


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 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

Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery And Beadwork In The Peranakan World

This exhibition celebrates Nyonya needlework and demonstrates how Peranakans in the region fashioned couture items with their traditional embroidery and beadwork.

WHERE: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till March 26, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm(Fri) ADMISSION: $4 (Singaporeans & permanent residents) & $10 (foreigners) TEL: 6332-7591 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg


Urban Sense

This solo exhibition by Singapore artist Tam Kwan Yuen evokes the sights, sounds and scents of a thriving cosmopolitan city through a series of watercolour paintings.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 7pm (opening); Sun - July 24, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries or www.chanhampegalleries.com


Th exhibition reflects themes such as identity and construction of memory as well as the fragility and malleability of the human condition. It features 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 & tomorrow, 11am - 7pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9835-8271 INFO: www.sullivanstrumpf.com

Beyond The Lines By Sophie Loh

The calligraphy exhibition showcases more than 20 of Loh's recent works. She studied in Paris in the 1980s and Nanjing in the 1990s, where she graduated with a master's degree in fine arts from Nanjing Normal University.

WHERE: Oviato Fine Art, 1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi, 04-44 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till July 16, 1 - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9012-0433 INFO: E-mail oviatofineart@gmail.com or go to www.intersection.sg

Currents - A Moving Landscape

Lao contemporary artist Sivilay Souvannasing presents 20 abstract oil paintings in this exhibition which demonstrates his interest in his country's rapid urban transformation, environmental degradation and growing cultural tensions.

WHERE: EY Gallery, 1 Raffles Quay, One Raffles Quay, North Tower, Level 18 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 19, noon - 2pm (Tue) & 5 - 7pm (Wed), by appointment only, call three days in advance; closed on public holiday TEL: 6535-7777 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ey.com

Queen Of Sheba - The Singapore Sidewalk

This exhibition by Anglo-Indian artist Kavita Issar Batra encompasses photographs, monotypes and one oversized mixed media painting on canvas, which is an imprint of the Singapore sidewalk. Her artworks are inspired by her morning walks. WHERE: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Aug 28, 2 - 7pm (Wed - Sun), closed on Mon, Tue & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.intersections.com.sg


Memories Of China

This group exhibition - which includes artists Chen Junde, Guan Puxue, Mao Yigang, Song Huimin, Wang Keju, Weng Kaixuan and Wang Lu - explores the resurgence of art in China after the Cultural Revolution of 1966 to 1976. The artists, who were born close to or during that period, convey their perceptions of China and art in the country through their landscape paintings.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 02-13 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu, 6.30 - 8.30pm (opening reception); July 15 - Aug 31, 11am - 7pm (Tue-Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6883-2001 INFO: www.elementartspace.com

Year 6 Visual Arts Graduation Showcase

This event displays the works of 60 visual arts students from School of the Arts' fifth graduating cohort. The students specialised in different disciplines such as ceramics, design, media art, sculpture and painting.

WHERE: Sota Gallery, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore, Level 2  MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till July 17, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: www.sota.edu.sg

The Wormhole Exhibition

This exhibition is a sequel of the Tales Of Pao narrative created by art and design studio aheeoee. Over six weeks, the individual sections of the architecture of a machiya, a traditional Japanese wooden house, will be unveiled progressively. WHERE: Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road, Level 2 event space MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till July 17, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-7184 INFO: www.liangcourt.com.sg



The 20-member cast perform incredible feats that combine traditional Shaolin gongfu and choreography with dramatic lighting and sound.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wed - July 31, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $49 - $139 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Handle With Care

Using multimedia and live music, this is a performance by International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Theatre Year 5 and 6 students. The piece explores growing up and branching out.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore, Level 2 MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu & July 15, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com/events/detail/ handle-with-care. Go to www.sota.edu.sg

Broadway Beng: 10th Anniversary Concert

Singapore's Broadway-loving, Hokkien-speaking Ah Beng Sebastian Tan is back with a milestone bash. Expect lots of humour, nostalgia and show tunes.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu - July 31, 8pm (Tue - Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Thu preview tickets: $52 - $72; standard: $82 - $122 (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun 3pm), $92 - $132 (Fri & Sat, 8pm) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/BroadwayBeng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe