Happenings - Arts


AUDITIONS Open Call: Beyond Words 2015

The National Book Development Council of Singapore invites Malay and Tamil authors and publishers to submit unpublished and out-of-print picture books, chapter books and young adult novels for publication. Beyond Words 2015 aims to support the creation and development of children's picture books and young adult fiction.

INFO: Download the application form from www.bookcouncil.sg/projects & submit it by Aug 31. The results will be out on Nov 30. For inquiries, e-mail prema@bookcouncil.sg


Book Launch: Fuse By Devadas Krishnadas

Noted public intellectual Devadas Krishnadas launches his new book on strategy titled Fuse: Foresight-driven Understanding, Strategy & Execution. There will be a panel discussion too.

WHERE: The Pod @ National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 5.30 - 7pm (registration starts at 5pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6631-2718 INFO: Go to www.future-moves.com/ book-launch-fuse or e-mail isabelchew@ future-moves.com. The book is sold at $20 at the launch


Mus'art Wind Orchestra Presents Game On!

It is an evening of music from popular video games such as World Of Warcraft, Dota 2, Final Fantasy, Smite and Civilization.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Piano Concerto Festival 2015: In Celebration Of Singapore's 50 Years Of Independence

Addo Chamber Orchestra presents concertos by Mozart, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky as well as a special performance of Kelly Tang's Symphonic Suite On A Set Of Local Tunes.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


100% Kylie - Live at Hero's!

100% Kylie is the world's most popular Kylie Minogue tribute show, a fun and upbeat production comprising song-and- dance numbers and starring Lucy Holmes.

WHERE: Hero's, 69 Circular Road MRT: Raffles Place/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: Tickets from 100percentkylie.peatix.com


Unearthed: Singapore

At 25 Check out the contents of a time capsule buried in front of the Empress Place building on Dec 29, 1990. Objects include development plans from the 1970s and a poster of Ah Meng, the late orang utan ambassador for the Singapore Zoo.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 27, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Unfounded Predictions: Sun Xun Solo Exhibition

This showcases 56 works created between 2012 and last year under various art residency programmes. Sun will also paint live at the exhibition.

WHERE: ShanghArt Singapore, 02-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 4, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-9537 INFO: E-mail infosg@shanghartgallery. com. Go to www.shanghartsingapore.com or www.facebook.com/shanghartgallerysg


Desires Mystified: Oil Paintings By Ming Jing

This exhibition showcases 14 oil paintings by Ming Jing, whose light and elegant style reflects his attitude towards the world.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 02-13 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 6, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6883-2001 INFO: www.elementartspace.com

Dialogue In Ink By Loh Chui Nyet Sophie

The exhibition is divided into two sections: the New Rhythm Of Ink series - an exploration of the reduction of Chinese words into their individual strokes - and the Bloom series, which features how the bougainvillea trees planted by Loh's late father have blossomed.

WHERE: Oviato Fine Art, 04-44 The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 13, 1 - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9012-0433 INFO: E-mail oviatofineart@gmail.com

Colour Impression - Ngiao Will Laon

Ngiao uses strong colours, multi-layering techniques and visual expressions to create the effect of a footprint of colours.

WHERE: Da Tang Fine Arts, B1-31 The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 15, noon - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 2 - 7pm (Sat) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-3268/8268-5299 INFO: www.datangfinearts.com


Light and Brilliance Exhibition By Artist Y/X

Local artist Y/X draws inspiration from Singapore's late founding father Lee Kuan Yew's achievements and ideologies and celebrates his life with seven artworks.

WHERE: Atrium, Level 3 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Thu, 11am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.artistyx.com

The Art Fellas Grand Showcase At Ion Orchard: The Lust For Art

Celebrating mostly Singaporean artists, including the acclaimed Chua Mia Tee and Cultural Medallion Award recipient Goh Beng Kwan, this exhibition showcases 18 artists and a wide range of paintings, sculptures and prints.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 28, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6702-4001 INFO: www.theartfellas.com

Paintographs: Bridging Reality And Illusion By Robert Allmann

Allmann, who is holding his first solo exhibition in Asia, creates artwork that depicts curiosity and beauty without compromising on the reality of the everyday.

WHERE: Merlin Gallery, Level 2, 292 River Valley Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Aug 30, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-1866 INFO: www.merlin.com.sg

A Social Portrait Of Singapore: The Critical Years

This exhibition introduces visitors to the impactful works of Loke Hong Seng, who is recognised for his street photography between 1963 and 1985. The works displayed are 20 of his unpublished works.

WHERE: Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sept 6, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat); noon - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gillmanbarracks.com


Takizawa Kabuki

This high-production stage show is headlined by Japanese pop star and actor star Hideaki Takizawa, who reinterprets Kabuki, a traditional Japanese theatre form showcasing elaborate costumes and make-up and exaggerated acting. The inaugural show in Singapore will celebrate the show's 10th anniversary and comprise new scenes.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 7.30pm (today); 3 & 7.30pm (tomorrow); 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $99 - $174 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dharma Ashoka

This depicts the metamorphic and spiritual journey of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka who, upon witnessing the suffering caused by his greed and desire for conquest, sought inspiration from Buddha's teachings, relinquished violence and adopted peaceful models of rule.

WHERE: The Republic Cultural Centre Theatre, Republic Polytechnic, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9 MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Thu - Aug 29, 8pm ADMISSION: Admission by invitation, give what you want TEL: 6535-0509 INFO: Invitation available at Temple of Fine Arts. E-mail admin@tfasg.org or go to www.tfasg.org

December Rains

The Musical This tells the story of a pair of young lovers whose relationship is tested by social unrest amid the tumultuous 1950s. In Mandarin with English surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Aug 28 - Sept 6, 8pm (Tue - Thu); 3 & 8pm (Fri - Sun) ADMISSION: $53 - $133 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dick Lee The Adventures Of The Mad Chinaman

Artist Dick Lee brings back his sold-out Mad Chinaman show next month. PHOTO: ST FILE


Upsized Dick Lee brings back his sold-out show, which recounts his musical journey from his childhood in the 1960s to the debut of his alter-ego The Mad Chinaman in 1989. The Upsized version features songs from his 40-year career, a band of Singapore's top musicians and an extended storyline that includes his adventures in Asia as The Mad Chinaman.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sept 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe