Happenings - Arts



Light Up - BBB

This open call invites lighting designers, urban planners, architects, artists and students to send in proposals for innovative lighting designs for the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct's building facades and/or streetscapes. All proposals must be submitted by March 24, 4pm. Winners will be announced in August at the 10th edition of the Singapore Night Festival. Open to Singaporeans and permanent residents.

INFO: For more information, go to brasbasahbugis.sg/whats-on/programmes/light-up---bbb

Jurong Arts And Music (JAM) Fest - Open Call For Singers

Sign up for an opportunity to be trained by Timbre Music Academy and be featured in the inaugural JAM Concert in March. Submit an online video of yourself singing a pop/rock song on YouTube. Those who have been shortlisted will be invited to a live audition on Dec 18. Open to Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 13 to 35.

INFO: Submit YouTube link to tinyurl.com/jamaudition2017 by Dec 11. Go to www.facebook.com/JAMjurong


The Fresh. Different. Enduring. Festive Book Sale 2016

Ethos Books' annual Christmas sale has books going from $2 to $30.

WHERE: The Agora, 03-142 Midview City, 28 Sin Ming Lane MRT: Marymount/Bishan WHEN: Today, 11am - 8pm; tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6659-1749 INFO: bit.ly/FestiveBookSale2016

Meet-The-Author: Clara Chow Of Dream Storeys

The Singapore author and former journalist's new book is a collection of nine tales examining an alternative Singaporean landscape - one that exists only on paper - and the people who might be in it.

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

Meet-The-Author: Danny Yeo Of Yang Sheng Tang

Roughly translated as Speaker's Hall, this Chinese book by the local media personality is a collection of his recent published writings for lifestyle magazines. The event will be conducted in Mandarin.

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

Book Launch: Why Are You Always On The Phone?

Dr Michelle Yeo's book discusses cyber-bullying and phone addiction, as well as how parents can navigate games such as Pokemon Go with their children and make sure they stay safe.

WHERE: National Library Singapore, Basement 1, Multi-Purpose Room, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Mon, 7pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail Cynthia Lye at clye@wspc.com or call 6466-5775 ext 228 by today


SCO Lunchtime Concert - Musical Bento Box

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra performs familiar Christmas tunes such as Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Jingle Bell Rocks, as well as Sichuan and Malay folk songs.

WHERE: Festive Plaza, Level 1 Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Avenue 4 (junction of Tampines Avenues 4 & 5) MRT: Tampines WHEN: Today, noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

The Concertos Of Frederick Chopin

Seven chamber musicians - helmed by Sri Lankan-American pianist Louis Page - band together to perform both of Chopin's piano concertos.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 11, 4pm ADMISSION: $16 - $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Christmas Concert

Associate conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform Yuletide-themed songs. There will also be a singalong segment.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 16 & 17, 7.30pm; Dec 18, 4pm ADMISSION: $31 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Mangu Putra - Between History And Quotidian

Indonesian contemporary artist Mangu Putra re-examines historic archival footage of the Dutch colonisation in Bali, which follows his decade-long research interest in uncovering the stories of Indonesian veterans and the surviving fighters of the country's revolution.

WHERE: Gajah Gallery, 03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Dec 11, 11am - 7pm (weekdays), noon - 6pm (weekends & public holidays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-4202 INFO: www.gajahgallery.com

Interplay By Pablo Capati III

The Filipino ceramic artist's anagama-fired works move between functional and sculptural forms. His work is presented as a single installation, with each work forming part of a continuum that reflects the holistic nature of his practice.

WHERE: One East Asia, 09-03 Thong Teck Building, 15 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tue, 6.30pm (exhibition opening); Wed, 7pm (artist talk); Wed - Dec 30, noon - 7pm (weekdays), noon - 4pm (Sat, by appointment only); closed on Sun & public holidays ADMISSION: Free (registration required for exhibition opening & artist talk) INFO: To register, e-mail veronica.howe@oneeastasia.org or jacqueline.fong@oneeastasia.org. Go to www.oneeastasia.org

Remote - Sarah Brown Solo

This collection of 45 works on canvas and gesso boards is inspired by the Western desert landscapes and the Australian artist's contributions to indigenous communities.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Dec 24, noon - 7pm daily; all other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com


Singapore artist Hong Sek Chern's series was first conceived in 2013. It depicts Singapore landscape in multi-colours in reference to the country as a vibrant city.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7 - 9pm (exhibition opening); Dec 9 - 30, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon, eve of Christmas & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com


Buds Theatre In-house Series 4: Untitled

Written by Hevina Kaur and directed by Sahirrah Safit, Untitled tells of a young woman dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault.

WHERE: The Playtent, 180 Joo Chiat Road, 02-01 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Dec 10 & 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Tickets from www.budstheatre.com

In Search Of Salt

Written and directed by Sarah Howell, this original mystery-drama play explores death in the age of social media through a psychological journey into self, sisterhood and mother-daughter relations.

WHERE: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Dec 16, 8pm & Dec 17, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $32 (early bird till Sun); $35 (standard) INFO: Tickets from bit.do/insearchofsalt. Go to www.facebook.com/passerbyprojects

Mulan The Musical (NC16)

This comedic stage adaptation about the filial young woman who braves all odds to defend her country stars popular industry veterans from Singapore and Taiwan.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 16 - Feb 5, 8pm (selected nights) ADMISSION: $41 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe