Happenings - Arts



Call For Entry To The 27th Singapore International Film Festival

The Singapore International Film Festival is open for these submissions and applications: feature and short films, the Southeast Asian Film Lab and the Youth Jury and Critics Programme.

INFO: There is a US$25 (S$34) submission fee from now till Aug 22. Submit all entries to www.sgiff.com/submissions by Aug 22, 6pm


Meet-The-Psychologist/Author: Dr Seetha Subbiah Of Did You Hear That? Help For Children Who Hear Voices

Child psychologist Seetha Subbiah talks about her new book, Did You Hear That? Help For Children Who Hear Voices.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book costs $19.80. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Adele Wong Of Life Beyond The Big Top

Adele Wong is an actress and writer working in the television and film industry. She has published her first book, Life Beyond The Big Top, a biographical and pictorial account of the history of the Tai Thean Kew Circus, a once-great Chinese circus established in Singapore in 1929.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book costs $40. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Modern Voices: Rites Of Chimes

Cultural Medallion recipient Lim Yau leads the Ding Yi Music Company and guest cellist Lin Juan in this presentation of contemporary Chinese chamber music. Rites Of Chimes, a seven-movement work by renowned Chinese American composer Zhou Long, will make its Singapore premiere.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Musical Journey... A Tribute To Our Teacher

This concert is put together by some of Ms Yah Wan Har's former and current students - Gabriel Ng, Helena Dawn Yah, Mingying Zhang and Isabelle Ong - as a tribute to her and her contributions to the classical music scene in Singapore. They will perform familiar works by composers such as Telemann, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Mon, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: For tickets, e-mail musicaljourney2016@yahoo.com

From Germany To Singapore, A Vocal Recital By Xiao Chunyuan & Li Jie

This vocal recital will showcase solos and duets, spanning the baroque period to the contemporary, by composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, as well as works by Singaporean composer and classical vocalist Xiao Chunyuan.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: Call 8691-1647 (Xiao Chunyuan) or 9273-3596 (Madam Miao) for tickets

SCO 20th Anniversary Concert Season: Youthful Strokes Of Exuberance I & II

This two-night concert brings together young talents from the region. Four conductors will helm a selection of Chinese orchestra masterpieces. Joining them will be Singapore Chinese Orchestra's young musicians - zhongruan associate principal Lo Chai Xia, gaohu associate principal Zhou Ruo Yu, sheng musician Kevin Cheng and yangqin musician Ma Huan.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Aug 19 & 20, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Masterpiece In Motion By Singapore Dance Theatre

This performance is Singapore Dance Theatre's annual triple bill of ballet gems. The performance will open with Goh Choo San's Schubert Symphony, followed by Edwaard Liang's Age Of Innocence. The evening will close with a company premiere of Nils Christe's Symphony In Three Movements to the music of Igor Stravinsky.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Aug 19 & 20, 8pm ADMISSION: $33, $54, $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


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


Wong Keen: The Orbits Of Colour

The exhibition features 20 recent artworks by US-trained artist Wong Keen. His latest series reflects his decades of immersion in colour field painting and innovative Chinese ink wash aesthetics.

WHERE: Artcommune gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Wed, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg or www.facebook.com/Artcommune-Gallery

Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries

On loan from a private collection, the selection of lithographs, ink works, watercolours and paintings highlights the French-Chinese abstract painter's creativity.

WHERE: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Aug 27, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 6pm ( Sat), closed on Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: www.stpi.com.sg


Colours In Motion - Visceral Vision

This collaborative showcase of artworks is expressed through dancing and painting. Visual artist Jaxton Su & dance artist Chen Jiexiao have coalesced their experiences by forming the Colours In Motion project, which brings together six artists and dancers.

WHERE: *SCAPEmedia Hub, 2 Orchard Link, 05-02 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 10am - 10pm daily. Opening reception today, 6 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/twoworldsonefantasy

Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award 2016 Exhibition

The third edition features the top 20 student designs based on the theme It Starts With The Food. It will showcase innovative home furnishing concepts from students of 11 tertiary institutions.

WHERE: The Atrium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.designsingapore.org


In conjunction with the 49th Asean Day which commemorates the founding of Asean, Utterly Art presents the SouthEastAsiaS.pE.A.k exhibition. There are four solo shows by artists from four founding Asean member states. The artists are Singaporean Foo Kwee Horng, Malaysian Lok Kerk Hwang, Thai Krissadank Intasorn and Filipino Michael Cacnio. The exhibition also features a small showcase of paintings from other Asean artists.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, Ion Orchard, level 4 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com


Singapore International Festival Of Arts 2016: Everything By My Side

Everything By My Side was born after a dream, as acclaimed Argentine artist Fernando Rubio remembers a childhood story that has been forgotten for 25 years. Co-starring Singaporean veteran actress Margaret Chan, the production is a miniature play in bed. Ten actresses lie side by side in 10 white beds with individual audience members, whispering childhood memories to these silent observers.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Supreme Court Terrace MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 6pm; tomorrow, 2 & 6pm; Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Friendship Of Town Mouse & Country Mouse

Inspired by the well-known Aesop's fable Town Mouse And Country Mouse, this musical is a new take on the friendship between the two mice.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3 MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tue - Aug 25; 10am (weekday), 11am & 2pm (weekend), no show on Aug 18 ADMISSION: $26 (weekday); $28 & $32 (weekend, excluding Sistic fee) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg for weekend shows. E-mail grace@glowsticks.com.sg for weekday shows


The world's best-loved musical returns. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of the popular musical features book and scores by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Annie includes unforgettable songs such as It's The Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don't Need Anything But You and the classic Tomorrow.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Grand Theatre MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Aug 24 - Sept 11, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri); 2 & 7.30pm (Sat); 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $69 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe