Happenings - Arts

Chicago, a musical based on real events in the 1920s, is on until Sunday at Marina Bay Sands' Sands Theatre.
Chicago, a musical based on real events in the 1920s, is on until Sunday at Marina Bay Sands' Sands Theatre.PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS

ARTS

BOOKS

Special Activity: 'Uncovering Fine Print' Local Literature Book Hunt

Put your knowledge of Singapore's literary scene to the test in this book hunt at Kinokuniya Jurong Store. A complimentary token will be given to participants who complete the puzzles accurately, while stocks last. The activity is organised by a group of final-year undergraduates from the Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for their public communication campaign, Fine Print, which aims to raise awareness of local literature.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Jurong Store, 04-23 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6430-0868 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg/whats-on

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

Epigram Books is leaving 50 books - from picture books to graphic novels to literary fiction - in heartland locations from now to Sunday. After you find the books, tag Epigram Books on Instagram (@epigrambooks) or Facebook with the hashtag #BuySingLit and/or #HoldSGInYourHands and include the book number stated to get an e-voucher for your next Epigram purchase. Part of the #BuySingLit project and supported by the National Arts Council.

INFO: For more information on the locations, go to www.facebook.com/epigrambooks

Book Launch: The Path To... Designing For Persons With Disabilities

This publication, commissioned by DesignSingapore Council, examines the lives of people with disabilities in Singapore and how design can help them achieve greater independence and engagement with the community. It also covers global trends and identifies opportunities for improving the lives of people with disabilities. Part of Singapore Design Week 2017.

WHERE: Auditorium, Level 2, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: March 10, 2.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6709-4872 INFO: Registration closes on Tue. Register at new.designsingapore.org/sdw


CONCERTS

Flavours Of Chinese Music - A Night Of Liu Xi Jin's Works

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform works by renowned composer Liu Xi Jin, led by acclaimed conductor Hong Xia and the orchestra's music director, Yeh Tsung. WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: March 4, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Music Of Hans Zimmer Vs John Williams

Conducted by Anthony Inglis, this concert features music scores from movies such as the Harry Potter films (2001 - 2011) and Batman Begins (2005).

WHERE: Sands Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 10, 7.30pm; March 11, 2 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $69 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Flight Of Fancy

The National University of Singapore Guitar Ensemble performs works from renowned composers such as Mozart, Joe Hisaishi and Kengo Momose. Presented in conjunction with the NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: March 11, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $18 & $14 INFO: Tickets from www.cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar


DANCE

Fuse(d)

Together with choreographers Albert Tiong, Yarra Ileto and Zhuo Zihao, NUS Dance Synergy reflects on what it means to be a strong collective of dancers through original contemporary dance works. Presented in conjunction with the NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 10, 8pm ADMISSION: $23 (stalls) & $19 (circle) INFO: E-mail nusdancesynergy@gmail.com for tickets. Go to www.cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Betty Boop And Bimbo: A Love Story

To celebrate the month of love, Mint Museum of Toys' exhibition - featuring 16 rare Betty Boop and Bimbo toys and collectibles from the 1930s - traces the origins of the animated character and explores her relationship with her canine boyfriend.

WHERE: Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till Tue, 9.30am - 6.30pm daily ADMISSION: $15 (adult) & $7.50 (child aged two - 12 & senior citizen aged 60 & above with valid ID) INFO: www.emint.com


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Away And Back Again

Local artist Michelle Chang's painting style uses a variation of the technique of pointillism. Each painting is created from a wide spectrum of coloured dots skilfully applied to create a whole. The works reflect her extensive travels, such as elegant European facades, street-style Parisian bistros and bountiful farmyard harvests.

WHERE: Blue Lotus fine art, 02-01, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today - March 4, 12.30 - 6.30pm daily, closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9675-7721 INFO: E-mail manlee@bluelotusfineart.com.sg. Go to www.bluelotusfineart.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS(SHOWS)

Shadow Of A Pine Tree

In this exhibition, three celebrated Korean artists - Lee Gil Rae, Bahk Seon Ghi and Suh Jeong Min - showcase works that reflect their quest for development in art, artistry, technique and creativity as they seek reconciliation between man and nature, and history and modernity.

WHERE: Opera Gallery Singapore, 04-15 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - March 12, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-2618 INFO: www.operagallery.com

Reflections: Hui Yuet Heung Chinese Watercolor Painting Exhibition

Singapore artist Hui Yuet Heung - best known for her internationally acclaimed life-like orchid paintings - presents a collection of Chinese watercolour paintings inspired by the natural scenery here and abroad. Many pieces also feature poetry inscribed by renowned calligraphers Pan Shou, Song Nien and Chuk Mor.

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

Graduation/End Of Year Showcase (EoYS) - Stretto And Interlude

Stretto and Interlude are this year's themes for the annual exhibition showcasing design projects by students of Singapore Polytechnic's diploma in architecture and diploma in landscape architecture. The projects focus on residential and commercial typologies and user-centric landscape designs.

WHERE: Atrium, URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Thu, 9am - 5pm (weekdays). Closed on weekends ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sp.edu.sg

Between Home And Home

Fourteen young Singapore artists working in photography and film showcase their works on the theme of home and identity. The topics range from the skateboarding community here to an exploration of personal grief. The works are the result of the six-month Noise Art Mentorship programme.

WHERE: Objectifs, Chapel Gallery, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till March 12, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

Bazaar Art Prize Exhibition: Fashion Meets Art

The second edition of the Bazaar Art Prize celebrates the symbiotic relationship between fashion and art and the artworks of 12 finalists are showcased. The prize was launched as a competitive platform for aspiring and emerging artists here to showcase their talent and jumpstart their artistic careers.

WHERE: Level 1 Atrium, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till March 12, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bit.ly/2lNd1k2


THEATRE

Chicago

This musical is based on actual events in the 1920s. Nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover but fights to keep herself from death row with the help of lawyer Billy Flynn.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 2 & 8pm; Sun, 1 & 6pm ADMISSION: $69 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Detention Katong

This musical comedy written by Selena Tan explores teenage angst, school stereotypes and issues of local education. The cast includes Sebastian Tan, Suhaimi Yusof, Neo Swee Lin and Munah Bagharib.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till March 5, 8pm (Tue - Fri); tomorrow, 8pm; 3 & 8pm (Sun, March 4 & 5) ADMISSION: Standard tickets (Tue - Thu, Sat matinees & Sun): $54 - $154; standard tickets (Fri & Sat nights): $64 - $164 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dear Miss Ye

This work is adapted from the Mandarin version of Dear Elena Sergeevna, written by Russian playwright Lyudmila Razumovskaya and translated by Tong Ning. It explores the tussle between old- and new-world values in a rapidly changing society. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Part of NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 17 & 18, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 & $19 (students) INFO: Tickets from www.cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe