Happenings - Arts



Meet-The-Author: Dr Ong Jin Teong

Dr Ong - who wrote Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday's Recipes For Today's Cook which won the Best Culinary History national award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards - will talk about his new cookbook and conduct a food sampling segment.

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

Mind Your (Inter)Culture: Bye, Beautiful

Australian young-adult fiction writer Julia Lawrinson's book is a town and family drama about a policeman's family in the 1960s. This book club reading session is hosted by guest moderator Felix Cheong.

WHERE: Grassroots Book Room, 25 Bukit Pasoh Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at peatix.com/event/170614. Go to www.selectcentre.org

Book Launch Of San's Home

This children's book is by Chew Chia Shao Wei, winner of the 2009 Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition, and illustrated by Anngee Neo. Join them for the launch.

WHERE: Books Ahoy, 583 Orchard Road, Forum The Shopping Mall, 02-03 MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 29, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail clye@wspc.com or call 6466-5775 ext 228 by Wed

Twilight Tales: Cyril Wong

The Singapore Literature Prize-winning poet will share his thoughts on his latest poetry collection, The Lover's Inventory. This is part of a series of cosy literary gatherings and meet-the-author sessions for adults.

WHERE: Salon du Sens, 49 Niven Road MRT: Little India/Rochor WHEN: Aug 6, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6848-8290 INFO: To register, e-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg by Wed. Go to bookcouncil.sg


SSO Pops Concert: A Night On Broadway

Enjoy some of the greatest Broadway hits from best-selling musicals such as My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The Sound Of Music. The concert features 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

VCH Presents Music Of The French Baroque

This is an all-French programme of masterpieces by baroque masters, with a special baroque dance demonstration by Tan Qin Ying.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: July 31, 4pm ADMISSION: $30 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance

Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne's dance production of Sleeping Beauty is a twist on the traditional tale of good versus evil and rebirth.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Aug 4 - 7, 8pm (Thu - Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $44 - $129 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Japanese Sumi Art Exhibition

This black-ink art painting exhibition by award-winning Japanese calligrapher Nakatani Suisen is inspired by kokotsu-bun, a form of ancient Chinese hieroglyphic characters curved on animal bones or tortoise carapaces.

WHERE: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road, Embassy of Japan in Singapore MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-0434 INFO: www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC

Lim Chu Suan Exhibition: Painting And Memory

This exhibition presents artworks by the pioneer educator and artist. The earliest is dated 1937 and the last painting is from 1966, completed in the final days before Lim's death.

WHERE: Chui Huay Lim Club, 190 Keng Lee Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: paintingandmemory. wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/limchusuan

Li Na's Artistic Journey With Porcelains

This solo exhibition by Li, an independent artist based in China and Japan, stems from her love of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43 MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Mon, 7 - 8pm (exhibition opening); Tue - July 31, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446 INFO: artcommune.com.sg or www.facebook.com/artcommunegallery

Imelda And Family

This is a collection of 30 new works by Imelda Yukenbarri Gugaman and close family members from the remote indigenous community of Balgo Hills in Australia.

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till July 30, noon - 7pm daily, by appointment outside opening hours ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com or www.facebook.com/ReDotFineArtGallery


See What I See

Born with a rare genetic condition known as Nager syndrome, Isabelle Lim faces multiple physical challenges, one of which is profound deafness. But that has not stopped her from pursuing her dream of becoming a photographer. This is her first solo exhibition featuring her latest works.

WHERE: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Seminar Room 1 MRT: Redhill WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail carey@adplanet.com.sg. Go to daretodream.sg

Ink Sprouts

This group exhibition features 30 Chinese ink works by talented young artists and award-winning student calligraphers. Held in conjunction with the annual Students' Calligraphy Competition organised by Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery, 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building, Level 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till July 29, 10am - 5pm (Mon - Fri); closed on Sat & Sun ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg

Marou & Co: Dong Ho Printing Showcase

Dong Ho printing is a traditional folk art that is unique to a small village in the north of Vietnam. In conjunction with the launch of the Marou Chocolate collection.

WHERE: Gallery & Co, 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore, 01-05 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till July 31, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 10pm (Fri & Sat) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6385-6683 INFO: www.galleryand.co

WE: Defining Stories

This exhibition features headline photographs from the archives of The Straits Times and the National Museum Collection.

WHERE: One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, One Raffles Place, Level 1 Atrium MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 6, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.onerafflesplace.com.sg/shopping


Journey To The West: Treasures From The Dragon Palace

Watch the legendary story of the Monkey King come alive through traditional hand puppets and puppetry techniques. Part of Feed Your Imagination 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 30, 4pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


This play by The Necessary Stage is a monodrama of a Singapore Malay-Muslim woman in London as she journeys through youth and womanhood to discover her own voice. Part of Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Aug 4 - 7, 8pm (Thu - Sun), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe