Happenings - Arts



Meet-The-Author: Simon Chesterman Of Raising Arcadia

The dean of the National University of Singapore's law faculty talks about Raising Arcadia, the first book of a trilogy for young adults. Local author Adrian Tan, best known for 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: Tomorrow, 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: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Sangeet Sayamkaal - Music Of The Dusk

As part of the ongoing Chakra series, this concert presents Dr Dhananjay Daithankar on the santoor (Indian dulcimer) and Nawaz Mirajkar on the tabla (percussion instrument).

WHERE:Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade DriveMRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN:Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $31 & $19 (students, full-time national servicemen & senior citizens) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO:www.sistic.com.sg

Best Of Chinese Virtuosos

Performing with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra , renowned flautist Dai Ya plays Hao Wei Ya's Flowers Blooming On The Paths In The Fields and huqin doyenne Jiang Ke Mei displays her virtuosity on the banhu, erhu and jinghu.

WHERE:SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN:July 29 & 30, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO:www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Pops: A Night On Broadway

Enjoy Broadway hits such as Tonight, I Could Have Danced All Night and Cheek To Cheek in this concert featuring conductor Joshua Tan and singer Rani Singam.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 29, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.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:Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $22.40 & $20 (concession) TEL: 6345-8454INFO:Tickets from lithe2016-show2.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/THEDanceCo

Hatch Season 3

See how artists such as Sherman Fu, Koustav Basu Mallick and Joseph Nair interpret perspectives in time and space with their bodies as they investigate human relationships.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Dance Nucleus Studio, 90 Goodman Road, Block M, 02-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Thu - July 23, 8pm ADMISSION: Pay as you wish INFO: Tickets from www.tinyurl.com/HATCHS3. Go to www.dancenucleus.com


Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas

This exhibition comprises contemporary artworks by 11 artists and artist collectives from Singapore, Australia, Pakistan and around the region.

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Aug 28, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents; foreigners: $10 (adults), $5 (students & senior citizens aged 60 & above), free for children under six; free admission every Fri from 6 - 9pm & on open house days TEL: 6589-9580 INFO: www.singaporeartmuseum.sg


Reframing Modernism

National Gallery Singapore's first international collaboration - co-curated and presented with Centre Pompidou, Paris - showcases modern masterworks by South-east Asian artists such as Le Pho, Latiff Mohidin, Affandi, Georgette Chen and H.R. Ocampo as well as works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Wassily Kandinsky. The Gallery has also added two tours by senior curator Lisa Horikawa and curator Phoebe Scott tomorrow and on Sunday. There is free admission this weekend as the exhibition ends on Sunday.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Singtel Special Exhibitions Gallery MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 10am - 10pm; Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Today, $15 (adults) & $10 (children) for Singaporeans, $25 (adults) & $20 (children) for foreigners; free tomorrow & on Sun TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Enigmatic Landscapes

Malaysian artist Tang Hong Lee's new seriesexplores nature's spirituality and mystical power.

WHERE: Momentous Arts, 1557 Keppel Road, Block C, 02-11 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow - July 29, noon - 6.30pm (Mon - Fri), noon - 6pm (Sat), Sun by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9641-3235 INFO: www.momentousarts.com

Nara Yoshitomo - Picture Box Exhibition

This exhibition features a selection of woodblock prints and lithograph works by Japanese artist Nara Yoshitomo.

WHERE: Kato Art Duo, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-26 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Mon, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9073 INFO: www.katoartduo.com

Chen Wen Hsi's Ink Journey

This exhibition features 20 ink paintings by Singapore master Chen Wen Hsi, including his works on gibbons from different decades, curated in chronological order to help the audience understand the stylistic transitions and works from different periods in his career. There is also a talk on authenticating his paintings on July 24.

WHERE: Artcommune gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Till July 28, noon - 7pm; Special Art Talk: Authenticating Chen Wen Hsi's Paintings: July 24, 7 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free for exhibition, $25 a person for talk TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.facebook.com/artcommunegallery or www.artcommune.com.sg


Snapshots Of Heritage Photography Exhibition

This exhibition explores our colourful and diverse heritage. It also showcases 100 winning and selected photo entries from the Snapshots of Heritage competition. There will be a critique by curator and judge A.L. Lee and a prize-giving ceremony.

WHERE: Outdoor Plaza, 11 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza, Level 1 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Exhibition: Today - Aug 11, 10.30am - 10.30pm; prize-giving ceremony: tomorrow, 2.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.capitolpiazza.com

The Brick Collective: Tiong Bahru Edition

Temasek Polytechnic, in collaboration with five Lego artists, presents an exhibition that showcases some of Tiong Bahru's most iconic landmarks and nostalgic details, fashioned from Lego bricks.

WHERE: Glocal Connect Village, 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Temasek Polytechnic MRT: Tampines WHEN: Till July 27, 9am - 6pm (Mon - Thu), 9am - 5.30pm (Fri), 11am - 6pm (Sat), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6780-5133 INFO: www.tp.edu.sg

Exhibition Of Studio Ghibli's Artwork

Polar Bear Gallery is exhibiting original hand-drawn production celluloids from Studio Ghibli films such as Castle In The Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) and Princess Mononoke (1997). The celluloids are part of a private collection and being exhibited for the first time in Singapore. The gallery will also showcase works by renowned Japanese artist Naohisa Inoue, a background artist for Studio Ghibli's animated film Whisper Of The Heart (1995).

WHERE: Polar Bear Gallery, 69A Haji Lane MRT: Bugis WHEN: Ongoing, noon - 8pm (Fri & Sat), noon - 6pm (Sun), private viewing (Mon - Thu) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9169-4880 INFO: www.contemporaryart.com.sg


Every Singaporean Daughter

In this original play, a group of young Singaporeans 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: Today, 7.30pm; tomorrow, 3.30 & 7.30pm; Sun, 3.30pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: Tickets from peatix.com. Go to www.srt.com.sg

Emily Of Emerald Hill

Stella Kon's iconic play about a Peranakan matriarch who learns some bitter life lessons returns. The play will open the new series, Comfort Theatre: The Off Central Performances, which aims to bring theatre to the heartland in a stripped-down fashion.

WHERE: Tanglin Community Club, 245 Whitley Road MRT: Stevens WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 & 7pm WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road, Block M, 01-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: July 29 & 31, 7pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe