Happenings - Arts



The Vocal Consort Recruitment Drive

The Vocal Consort is a semi-professional choir that participates in local and international choral festivals, competitions and events. Members range from secondary school students to working adults and practice sessions are held every Sunday.

WHERE: Siglap South Community Centre, 6 Palm Road MRT: Bedok WHEN: Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, go to tinyurl.com/tvcrecruitment2017 or e-mail info@thevocalconsort.org.sg

National Youth Film Awards

This open call aims to identify aspiring young film-makers and discover the best emerging talent for technical film crafts in Singapore. Previously open only to Singaporean and permanent resident students enrolled in a media-related course at any institute of higher learning, this year's competition also accepts submissions by non-media students aged 18 to 35 as well as foreign students enrolled in local schools. The deadline is midnight on April 15. Awards will be presented at a ceremony in July.

INFO: www.scape.sg/nyfa


Meeting In The Middle: Asian Women In Focus

This event, held in celebration of International Women's Day this month, discusses what can be done to combat the lack of exposure and conversation around women writers in this region. Authors Jinat Rehana Begum, Noelle Q. de Jesus and Krishna Udayasankar will be present. There will also be a book exchange.

WHERE: The Select Centre, 04-01 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6659-1749 INFO: Register at eventbrite.sg. Go to tinyurl.com/k7qssx2

Heartlands Book Club Discussing Poems By Baizura Rahaman

The realtor and trainer writes about many topics, including poems on her bipolar disorder. She will share her experiences of being a moody person, with all its highs, lows and normalcy.

WHERE: Activities Room, Bukit Batok Public Library, 03-01 West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link MRT: Bukit Batok WHEN: Today, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Twilight Tales #10 Joshua Ip

Meet Singapore poet Joshua Ip, author of three volumes of poetry: Sonnets From The Singlish - Upsize Edition (2015), Making Love With Scrabble Tiles (2013) and Sonnets From The Singlish (2012).

WHERE:That Spare Room, The Fabulous Baker Boy, 01-15, 70 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN:Tomorrow, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO:E-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg by today to register

The Arts House Presents Marina Lewycka

The award-winning author will draw on her work and experience to explore the power of humour and how it helps people understand one another. Co-presented by the NAC-NTU Creative Writing Residency.

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from tahpresentsmarinalewycka.peatix.com. Go to theartshouse.sg


SSO Subscription Concert: Messiaen Turangalila

Andreas Haefliger and Cynthia Millar join conductor Shui Lan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for this symphony of 10 movements.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sangam - Hindustani Vocal And Flute By Kaushiki Chakraborty And Rakesh Chaurasia

Sangam is a Hindustani duet with vocal and flute by vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia. Part of the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society's Festival of Indian Classical Music & Dance.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $44 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Euphonium virtuosos Steven and Misa Mead will perform alongside the Singapore Wind Symphony, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

There will be several original works commissioned by the orchestra.

WHERE:School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN:April 9, 5pm ADMISSION: $15INFO: Tickets from sws2017.eventbrite.sg

Picnic Suite

This concert by Singapore musicians Roberto Alvarez (flute) and Kevin Loh (classical guitar) will showcase diverse genres, ranging from Latin American by Maximo Diego Pujol to Romanian by Bela Bartok. It also marks the Singapore premiere of Picnic Suite, written by French composer Claude Bolling in 1980.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 16, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg



This production features Year 4 to 6 dance students from the School of the Arts, who will present the diverse facets of dance.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, Level 2 School of the Arts , 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu & April 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (stalls), $20 (circle), $10 (students) & $15 (senior citizens/full-time national servicemen) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com


Siri & Me

This solo exhibition by conceptual artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos is an art experiment that translates the formula of television programming to a cross-social media platform. A combination of reality TV and sitcom, it proposes a new form of entertainment based on social media.

WHERE: Visionairs Gallery Asia, 01-65 (Arcades) Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 6, 11am - 8pm (Mon - Sat), Sun by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9137-5703 INFO: www.visionairsgallery.com


Milipol Asia-Pacific

This exhibition is dedicated to all aspects of homeland security in the region, with more than 250 exhibitors in eight national pavilions.

WHERE: Halls A to C, Level 1 Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tue - Thu, 9.30am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.milipolasiapacific.com

Everyday Secrets

This exhibition, held in conjunction with Autism Awareness Month, highlights the stories of caregivers and friends of people with autism, alongside the work of artists Nicole Koo, Looi Siao Siang, Khor Eng Sheng, Nur Aisha and Kenny Tan.

WHERE: Basement 2 Walkway, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - April 9, 10am - 10pm; opening reception: tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register for opening reception INFO: Register at eventbrite.sg. Go to tinyurl.com/kg48vp7

The Animal Show

This experimental collaborative project is by three Singapore-based artists - Sean Lee, Ng Ling Tze and Terence Koh. The series portrays their interpretation of animals, whether as a symbolic representation of daily human lives or a surreal imagination of the animals in fantasy settings.

WHERE: That Spare Room, The Fabulous Baker Boy, 01-15, 70 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu - April 16, 11am - 10pm (Tue - Thu), 11am - 11pm (Fri & Sat), 10am - 5pm (Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: slothstudio.com/portfolio/the-animal-show

Hikayat Sang Kancil (Legend Of The Mouse Deer)

This 1983 film was the first short animation film made in Malaysia and follows a sang kancil (mouse deer), which is often used in Malay stories to represent a shrewd character. This exhibition explores representations and contemporary equivalents of the mouse deer.

WHERE: Praxis Space & Project Space, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts (McNally Campus), 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Tomorrow - May 7, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays; opening reception: today, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg

JurongHealth Arts & Health Exhibition: Ties That Bind

Co-created by Singapore artist Tay Bee Aye with members of Jurong East View Residents' Committee and residents of Taman Jurong, this community art project comprises 15 fabric collage works that convey the traditional significance of patchwork - to protect, love and care.

WHERE: Art wall opposite Discharge Pharmacy, Tower B, Level 2 Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, 1 Jurong East Street 21 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till June 30, 24-hour public access ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail artsandhealth@juronghealth.com.sg for inquiries


Hand To God (R18)

In this dark comedy, troubled teen Jason, who is coping with his father's recent death, is forced to join his mother Margery in her Sunday school puppet group. When the God-fearing boy discovers his sock puppet has a life of its own, all hell breaks loose.

WHERE:KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN:April 19 - May 6, 8pm (weekdays), 3 & 8pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $38 - $64 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe