Happenings - Arts

Open A Door To Israel is a multi-sensory installation that offers glimpses into various aspects of Israeli society.
Open A Door To Israel is a multi-sensory installation that offers glimpses into various aspects of Israeli society. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN



Kids Casting For Pangdemonium's Fun Home

The Singapore theatre company is holding auditions on Dec 29 for three child roles in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical to be staged from Sept 29 to Oct 15 next year. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to try out. They have to be able to act, sing and dance.

INFO: To book an audition spot, e-mail auditions@pangdemonium.com. Go to pangdemonium.com/about-us/auditions


Meet The Chef: Benny Se Teo Of Honest Good Food - Bold Flavours, Hearty Eats

The creative force behind restaurant chain and social enterprise Eighteen Chefs brings together a collection of comfort food recipes that are inspired by his childhood memories and personal experiences.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

The 12 Days Of Christmas - A Flash Poetry Mob Reading

Singapore's emerging poets from literary non-profit organisation Sing Lit Station present their rendition of The 12 Days Of Christmas.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


New Year's Eve Countdown Concert Presented By The Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra performs favourites, together with maestros Lim Yau and Lien Boon Hua, as well as presenter William Ledbetter.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Dec 31, 10pm ADMISSION: $40 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Chamber Series: Capucon & Angelich - Berg Kammerkonzert

Violinist Renaud Capucon and pianist Nicholas Angelich join maestro Shui Lan for Kammerkonzert, a work that Austrian composer Alban Berg dedicated to his teacher, Arnold Schoenberg, and in which he explored the use of the 12-tone technique.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Jan 8, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Rhapsodies Of Spring

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra's annual Chinese New Year concert features actresses Ling Bo and Hu Chin, showcasing classic Huangmei tunes.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Jan 21, 8pm ADMISSION: $52 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible

This exhibition broadly surveys the imaginary and the temporary through artworks from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art. The exhibition's name and design take inspiration from the artwork of the same title by artist Julien Discrit. A parallel project of Singapore Biennale 2016.

WHERE: Exhibition Galleries, Basement, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Feb 19, 10am - 7pm (daily except Thu), 1 - 7pm (Thu) ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents; foreigners: $8 (adult), $4 (concession), $6 (SIA-Krisflyer rate) TEL: 6332-3659/6332-5642 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums Of Asia, 1500 - 1900

More than 180 objects from around the world are on show, exploring the heritage of Asian port cities and telling the story of how the global flow of people, goods and ideas contributed to the evolution of multicultural societies in Asia today.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Feb 19, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free this month TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Mereka Utusan: Imprinting Malay Modernity, 1920s - 1960s

This exhibition affirms the importance of language to a community by tracing the development of Malay modernity and identity through print, advertisements and editorial cartoons.

WHERE: Galleries 1 & 2, Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till June 25, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: www.malayheritage.org.sg


From Within

Conceptualised by Singapore curator Ernest Chan, this exhibition features artworks by nine artists and reveals their thoughts, experiences and observations during their travels.

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

2016 Untapped Discovery

Ten up-and-coming Singapore-based artists showcase their works in various media, including concrete, fabric, black fungus, digital print, film and painting.

WHERE: Shophouse 5, 5 Lorong 24A Geylang MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Till Dec 23, viewings by appointment only ADMISSION: Free INFO: To make an appointment, call 6338-6192. Go to www.chanhampegalleries.com/shophouse-5

Looks Good On Paper

Rediscover the inherent qualities and characteristics of paper through projects realised by artists who have explored its unparalleled properties.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Dec 23, 10am - 7pm (weekdays), 9am - 6pm (Sat), closed on Sun & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: www.stpi.com.sg


This solo exhibition by ink painter Hong Sek Chern transmits ideas from Stages, the poem by German-Swiss poet, novelist and painter Hermann Hesse. Executed on an assemblage of various types of traditional Chinese ink painting paper, the high-key coloured urbanscapes resemble maps and way finders.

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

Refiguring Portraiture

Indonesian artist Erizal As presents nine new paintings in his first solo exhibition here, which aims to create a highly charged, distorted yet introspective view of the contemporary figure.

WHERE: Gajah Gallery, 03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Jan 2, 11am - 7pm (weekdays), noon - 6pm (weekends & public holidays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-4202 INFO: www.gajahgallery.com

On Point!

Three Singaporean illustrators - Natalie Kwee, Teresa Lim and Mark Wee - pay homage to the Singapore daily life, re-imagined through each artist's eyes.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 02-13 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Jan 8, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun); Dec 24, 11am - 3pm; closed on Mon, Dec 25, 26 & 31 & Jan 1 & 2 ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6883-2001 INFO: elementartspace.com


DMC Museum Collection Since 1746

This exhibition showcases the history of embroidery-floss maker Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie and various types of embroidery threads.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 9pm & Sun, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: $20 (each ticket comes with a $10 shopping voucher that can be used on www.dmc.sg) INFO: Tickets from www.dmc.sg/since1746

Open A Door To Israel

This multi-sensory installation by the Embassy of Israel features nine doors, each revealing a different aspect of Israeli society, such as home and family; education and learning; arts and culture; and technology and entrepreneurship.

WHERE: Hall C, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 23, 10am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/IsraelinSingapore


Eddie Izzard Force Majeure World Tour

The British stand-up comedian and actor performs a new show.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Feb 27, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $165 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe