Happenings - Arts



Triple Threats Musical Theatre Workshop

Under the guidance of professional musical theatre mentor Caleb Goh as well as musical director Joanne Ho, participants learn acting techniques, expression through song, vocal instruction, music construction, movement and more. The workshop, suitable for youth aged 13 to 19, will culminate in a special showcase. Auditions will be held next Saturday and workshops will run from June 19 to 30 (Mondays to Fridays). The showcase will take place on July 1.

INFO: Register at workshops@ pangdemonium.com. Go to tinyurl.com/hydvwd4


Meet The Author: Ann Wee Of A Tiger Remembers: The Way We Were In Singapore

One of Singapore's pioneering social work educators, Ann Wee brings to life Singapore's social transformation, capturing the things that she remembers, but are left out of history books.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20A/20B/20C/21 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author With Jean Tay & Dramatised Readings

Playwright Jean Tay talks about her plays, Boom and Everything But The Brain, and what it means to be a playwright in Singapore. The meet-the-author session will be preceded by a special performance.

WHERE: Level 2 Programme Zone, Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: March 25, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Lunchtime Concerts At ACM: Winds & Brass

Wind and brass students from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music perform a selection of chamber music.

WHERE: Level 2 Foyer, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: acm.org.sg & ystmusic.nus.edu.sg

Philharmonic Chamber Winds Present From An Invalid's Workshop

The Philharmonic Chamber Winds collaborate with Australian singer Sandra Wolf to present some of German composer Kurt Weill's best songs in this concert conducted by prominent educator and oboist Joost Flach.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 INFO: E-mail jodie@philharmonicwinds.org for tickets or buy at the door


Violinist Helena Dawn Yah, a Gylla Godwin scholar at the Royal College of Music in London, will perform Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the National University of Singapore symphony orchestra. This will be Yah's first solo performance here since she won the inaugural Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award in 2012.

WHERE: Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, 3 Conservatory Drive MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (circle), $20 (stall) INFO: E-mail nusso.contact@ gmail.com for tickets. Go to nusartsfestival.com

Concert Series: Extremes

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Percussion Ensemble presents works written by some of the most innovative composers for percussion today, such as Jamieson Carr's Double Take, Emmanuel Sejourne's Losa and Jason Treuting's Extremes.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Rochor WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: Register at extremes1703.eventbrite.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

Note For Note

Curated by Marc Nair, this show reveals a different side to 10 poets, who will pair with 10 musicians to craft a musical dialogue. Part of House Party, an annual celebration organised by The Arts House.

WHERE: Chamber, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: March 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $20 TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/notefornote. Go to theartshouse.sg


This is an instrumental solo by vocalist N. Ravikiran, who will play the chitravina, a 21-string fretless instrument. Part of the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society's Festival Of Indian Classical Music And Dance.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 1, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Purple Symphony: Around The World In 80 Minutes

Comprising musicians with and without special needs, Singapore's largest inclusive orchestra presents dance music from various cultures with artistic director Quek Ling Kiong.

Audience members can make an instrument from recycled materials in a pre-concert workshop.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: April 2, 3.30 - 5.10pm ADMISSION: $21 & $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Interventions And Contemporary Ink

Contemporary ink artist Lim Choon Jin presents his 10th solo exhibition of 36 new works, for which he conducted a three-month field research involving a selected audience group. Participants were assigned to interact with the artist through shared conversations or offering brush strokes to an artwork.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today - March 26, 11am - 8pm daily; opening reception: today, 7pm; painting demonstration: tomorrow & March 25, 2 - 4pm; meet-the-artist session: Sun & March 26, 2 - 5pm; exhibition: today - March 26, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6255-0711 INFO: tinyurl.com/zuoovvh

Idris Ali: Khazanah

"Khazanah" means treasure in Malay and Urdu. This solo exhibition by Singapore watercolour artist Idris Mohamed Ali reveals hidden treasures through his documentation of landscapes and street scenes.

WHERE: Maya Gallery, 01-21 Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1 MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Tomorrow - April 8, 11am - 6pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holidays; launch tomorrow (3 - 6pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO: www.mayagallery.com.sg


Inspired by traditional Chinese arts and craft, this exhibition by Singapore artist Adeline Tan explores the importance of memory, evolution, love and familial bonds in bolstering people against the effects of environmental and social degradation.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till April 8, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Pet Me, Pet Me, Look At Me, Love Me

Explore notions of intimacy and longing in the text-based works of photographers Lavender Chang and Liana Yang. There will also be a curator's tour, talks and workshops. Part of House Party, an annual celebration organised by The Arts House.

WHERE: Gallery I, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - April 12, 10am - 8pm daily (various times for tour, talks & workshops) ADMISSION: Free; registration required for tour, talks & workshops TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Register at theartshouse.sg


The World Press Photo Exhibition

Presented by The Straits Times, this international showcase of award-winning photos celebrates the most provocative and poignant images from around the world. There will also be a series of talks, a panel discussion and a guided tour.

WHERE: Level 1 & Basement 1, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Exhibition: till March 26, 10am - 7pm daily; guided tour: 10am & 12.30pm (Sat & Sun, limited to 20 people a session); panel discussion & talks: various times ADMISSION: Free; registration required for panel discussion & talks INFO: Register at www.straitstimes.com/st-world-press-photo-2016

I Know You're Upset

Singapore poet Shivram Gopinath and Greek photographer Panagiotis Kotsidas present a textual and visual exhibition, with 18 photographs capturing Kotsidas' personal reflections during his time in Singapore.

WHERE: UltraSuperNew, 13 Bussorah Street MRT: Bugis/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Till March 24, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/iknowyoureupset


Those Who Can't, Teach

This play by Haresh Sharma and Alvin Tan, set in a secondary school, looks at the madcap lives of teachers and students.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 & 8pm; Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $31 - $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe