Happenings - Arts


Singapore International Film Festival Call For Entry

The Singapore International Film Festival returns for its 26th edition from Nov 26 to Dec 6. Film submissions are open till Aug 21, 6pm. The festival will consider feature films and Asian short films that are making a Singapore premiere and have not been broadcast on television or made available on the Internet. It has also opened the call for applications for its South-east Asian Film Lab for aspiring directors and its Youth Jury & Critics Programme for aspiring film critics.

INFO: www.sgiff.com/submissions


Towards the Future - SCO Celebrates SG50

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra kick-starts the SG50 season with a gala concert to celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee. Local artists who will perform with the orchestra include veteran Singapore actor Lim Kay Tong, vocalist Robert Fernando, vocal band MICappella and award-winning pianist Serene Koh. This concert is conducted by the orchestra's music director Yeh Tsung.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Taal Saadhana, Tabla Arangetram by G. Lakshmanan

Award-winning tabla player G. Lakshmanan will be supported by renowned artist Sri Ramlal Mishra from India on the sarangi and Sri Susanta Chowdhury on the sitar. Taal Saadhana brings out the beauty of tabla and Hindustani music.

WHERE: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle College of The Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 9299-4119/9839-3908 INFO: Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis. E-mail gsenthil28@gmail.com

Mahler 8: A Gift To The Entire Nation

Join Orchestra of the Music Makers with a combined Singaporean and international cast and chorus in a rare performance of Mahler's Symphony Of A Thousand, to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday. The concert features eight vocal soloists, two large choirs, a children's choir, a symphony orchestra, a separate brass ensemble and an organ.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 10 & 11, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $13 - $ 54 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SG50@VCH: Lim Yan (SSO)

Singapore's Young Artist Award winner Lim Yan presents two works from Beethoven. Also known as Quasi Una Fantasia, the Sonata In E-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1 is often outshone by the more famous Moonlight Sonata, which shares with it the same opus number. Eroica Variations is a set of 15 variations, the theme of which was also featured in the finale of Beethoven's Third Symphony.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: July 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


BD Dance World Superstars DanceSport Championships 2015

The top World DanceSport Federation Standard and Latin athletes and BD Dance Ambassadors will compete at this championship. It features the top six ranked DanceSport athletes in the world and other international competitors, vying for the championship title in the World Open Latin, World Open Standard and Professional categories.

WHERE: Fairmont Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Singapore, Raffles City, 80 Bras Basah Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: July 11, 9am - 5pm (day event); 6.30 - 11pm (evening event) ADMISSION: Day event: $60; Evening event, dinner included: $500 (VIP), $400 (1st row), $260 (2nd row), $200 (3rd row) TEL: 6336-2648 INFO: E-mail info@shawnandgladys.com.sg. Go to www.shawnandgladys.com


Treasures From Asia's Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art From The Indian Museum, Kolkata

This exhibition showcases the evolution of Buddhism through the art of India. Important sculptures and paintings from the Indian Museum in Kolkata trace scenes from Buddha's life and symbols used to represent Buddhist concepts.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 16, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu); 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Scholars & Ink: Artists From NUS And The Alumni

The exhibition, which features five Singaporean artists - Tan It Koon, Ho Chee Lick, Yeo Shih Yun, Hong Sek Chern and Ling Yang Chang - proposes ways of seeing modern and contemporary ink paintings through the classical six principles and six essentials of Chinese ink paintings.

WHERE: National University of Singapore Museum, University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Dover WHEN: Till Aug, 10am - 7.30pm (Tue - Fri); 10am - 6pm (Sat & Sun); closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-8817 INFO: www.cfa.nus.edu.sg

Once Upon A Time In Asia: The Animal Race

Discover animals facts - from learning about animal manure to exploring the symbolism of animals in Asian traditions through stories. This specially curated exhibition for children aged five to nine years old is inspired by objects in the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum that draw on animals in art across many cultures. It is supported by Science Centre Singapore.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 16, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg


Portraits Of Places: Past And Present

This exhibition showcases a collection of paintings by seven artists, featuring landmarks of Singapore. Some of the places featured in their paintings include MacRitchie Reservoir, the shophouses of Joo Chiat and the skyline above the Singapore River.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till July 20, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-2155 INFO: www.asiaartcollective.com or www.facebook.com/AsiaArtCollective


World Heritage In Japan

In this photo exhibition, visitors will be treated to a collection of photographs by Kazuyoshi Miyoshi. Many of his works are displayed in the permanent collection of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in the United States. Photo panels are supported by the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur.

WHERE: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Thu, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun & Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-0434 INFO: www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC

The Tools That Built Singapore

This exhibition supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund showcases forgotten tools of the trades which were once prevalent in Singapore. These include the carpenter's hand saw, the hawker's air horn, the labourer's sack hook and the barber's pair of manual hair clippers. The travelling exhibition kicks off at the National Design Centre and heads to various public libraries around Singapore.

WHERE: National Design Centre, Design Gallery 2, Level 2, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till July 15, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: For updates on locations, go to www.facebook.com/thetoolsthatbuiltsingapore

Breakfast At 8, Jungle At 9

Photographer Ernest Goh showcases his latest works, which utilise repetitive motifs from the natural environment to propagate his eco-utopian vision of the world.

WHERE: Objectifs Gallery, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till July 19, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Fri); noon - 6pm (Sat); noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg


This science-art exhibition features interactive and engaging installations. You can transcend time and technology, dance along with kinetic light sculptures and visit far-away or long-vanished places.

WHERE: Annexe Hall, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till Aug 16, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: $13 (adult); $9 (child aged three - 12); $36 (family package: two adults & two children) TEL: 6425-2500 INFO: www.science.edu.sg

Du Shuxue Clay Figurines Exhibition

This exhibition will showcase 40 pieces of clay figurines with joyful and candid expressions portraying the daily lives of peasants, children and the Shanxi province musical troupe.

WHERE: Artpreciation, 02-17, The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till July 26, 11am - 6pm (open only on Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9670-4405 INFO: E-mail artpreciation@yahoo.com


Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe

Opera fans who missed the troupe's performances during its runs in 2012 and 2013 can look forward to a newly choreographed and predominantly martial arts-themed repertoire steeped in acrobatic acts. The shows include Double-Spear Warrior Lu Wenlong, Gift Of A Pearl On Rainbow Bridge, Wang Ying Suffers Three Beatings, Monkey King Sun Wukong's Antics In Shen Ting Mountain and Capture Of Pang De.

WHERE: Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, 30A Kreta Ayer Road MRT: Chinatown/Outram Park WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.45pm; Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: $20 - $50 TEL: 6222-3972 INFO: E-mail kapt3972@gmail.com. Go to www.kapt.com.sg

Singapura: The Musical

This production takes the audience on a journey of love, hope and new beginnings during the formative years of Singapore from 1955 to 1965. Produced by The 4th Wall Theater Company.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till July 19, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 2.30 & 7.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $65 - $165 (Tue, Wed & Thu), $65 - $165 (Sat & Sun, 2.30pm), $75 - $175 (Fri, Sat & Sun, 7.30pm) TEL: 6602-9900 INFO: singapurathemusical. eventclique.com

Disney On Classic - A Magical Night Asia Tour 2015

This concert showcases beloved tunes from the Walt Disney Studios songbook, performed by eight international vocalists and Singapore's Metropolitan Festival Orchestra under the baton of Disney music maestro Brad Kelley.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: July 16 & 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg or www.disneyonclassic.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI03B'. Print Edition | Subscribe