Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Meet The Editor: Kevin Y.L. Tan

Lee's Lieutenants: Singapore's Old Guard was a national non-fiction bestseller when it was first published in 1999. This seminal work is back in a revised edition, with a new preface and epilogue that sets the book in the context of the past 19 years. It reflects on the passing of most of the political old guard and its implications for the contested Singapore Story. Meet one of the book's editors, Kevin Y.L .Tan.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Level 4 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: March 3, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

CONCERTS

Wrinkles In The Air XI: Millenaise

The SMU Chamber Choir will present the 11th edition of its annual production, Wrinkles In The Air XI, with guest choir, the SYC Ensemble Singers. The title Millenaise is taken from the combination of the words, millennial and malaise.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bencoolen WHEN: Feb 25, 4pm ADMISSION/INFO: $18 each or $80 for a set of five, tickets via tinyurl.com/smuwrinklesxi

SSO Concert For Children: Summon The Superheroes

Be a superhero for a day on March 17 and 18, and don your capes and suits for an action-packed programme at the Victoria Concert Hall with musician Alasdair Malloy as SuperMac, the Kilted Crusader. The programme will feature superheroic sounds from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, showing off the orchestra's superstrength, superspeed and supersound.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: March 17, 2 & 4pm; March 18, 2pm ADMISSION: $30 - $40 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sso.org.sg

DANCE

Anugamanam...In The Footsteps Of The Guru

The Temple of Fine Arts - in collaboration with Srjan of Bhubaneshwar, India, the centre of Odissi dance - presents its inaugural dance offering, Anugamanam...In The Footsteps Of The Guru. The production celebrates the dance legacy of the late Odissi guru, Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Feb 23 & 24, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Donations are welcome; by invitation via bit.ly/2yuYUX5 (online) or from 01-03 Central Square, 20 Havelock Road TEL: 6535-0509 INFO: E-mail admin@tfasg.org

Revelry In Spring

The NUS Chinese Dance troupe presents signature pieces from the troupe's prolific repertoire, such as the award-winning Rhythm Of Sleeves, as well as new works by acclaimed guest choreographers.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 25, 7.30 & 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: esplanade.com

Line Dance Jam

Dance the night away to your favourite oldies at this line dance jam by the Country Line Dance Association.

WHERE: Esplanade Forecourt Garden, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 10, 6.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: esplanade.com

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Our SG Heritage Plan Travelling Exhibition

The National Heritage Board's travelling exhibition features Our SG Heritage Plan, which charts the direction of Singapore's heritage plan for the next five years and beyond.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Mon, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: oursgheritage.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

David LaChapelle Solo Exhibition

This exhibition by American photographer David LaChapelle features the South-east Asian premiere of selected works from New World, his latest photographic series. A survey highlighting themes throughout the artist's 30-year career, SCAPEs includes selections representing LaChapelle's early editorial projects and progressive return to fine art.

WHERE: Pearl Lam Galleries, 01-08, 15 Dempsey Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Farrer Road WHEN: Till Feb 25, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: bit.ly/2EKQLws

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Study Abroad Expo

Looking to study in Australia, Britain or Ireland this year? UCAS and Australia applications are now open for 2018/2019 entry. A-level, IB diploma, polytechnic and N/O-level students who apply at the fair get their application fees waived.

WHERE: Visitors Centre, Level 5 National Library Singapore, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/ Bugis WHEN: Feb 24 & 25, noon - 6pm ADMISSION: Free, register at augedufair.eventbrite.sg TEL: 6227-0380 INFO: E-mail singapore@augstudy.com

ST Jobs Career & Development Fair

In its seventh year, Singapore's biggest job fair provides networking and job-matching opportunities. Visitors will get to meet prospective employers from diverse fields and the chance to upgrade themselves for career progression.

WHERE: Halls 401 & 402, Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 10 & 11, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION/INFO: Free, pre-register at stjobs.sg/fair and get two instant lucky-dip chances

Food & Beverage Fair 2018

Local, Asian and international favourites are back at the Food & Beverage Fair, which will feature new delicacies and a Beverage Fest. The attraction will showcase beverage products such as tea, coffee, carbonated/energy drinks, creative mixtures, beers, spirits and wine.

WHERE: Hall 5 Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: March 15 - 18, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6747-4620 INFO: E-mail sales@singaporefoodshows.com.sg or go to singaporefoodshows.com.sg

Natas Travel Fair

National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) will hold its next travel fair, Travel 2018, next month. WHERE: Halls 4 & 5A Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: March 23 - 25, 10am - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6534-0187 INFO: E-mail events@natas.travel or go to natastravelfair.travel

THEATRE

Blood & Rose Ensemble

The production takes on Shakespeare's Wars Of The Roses history plays, putting a fresh and satirical spin on the question of how history gets made. It features Singapore theatre actor Oliver Chong and nine illustrious Taiwanese theatre actors.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 23, 8pm; Feb 24 & 25, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $38 ($20 for students, NSFs and seniors) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Talk To Me And I Slap You

One woman, one chair, one microphone. And a chair opposite her, for you. Playing on the anticipation of what happens when a theatre audience talks back, this piece threads together live audience encounters with funny and frightening stories of loneliness, domestic violence, authority, gender and sensuality.

WHERE: Gallery, The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 24, 3 & 8pm, Feb 25, 3pm ADMISSION: $27, $22 for students, seniors & NSFs; tickets from peatix.com or oddpuppies.com INFO: oddpuppies.weebly.com

That's The Story Of My Life

This original play by Method Productions takes the audience on a journey of narratives - both personal and fictional - and weaves their stories into the play's stories. It features 10 actors and 10 stories inspired by Singapore literature.

WHERE: Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, 89A Desker Road MRT: Jalan Besar WHEN: March 2 - 4, March 10 & 11, 3 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 9166-2390 INFO: E-mail producer@methodproductions.sg

When We Dead Awaken

Intercultural Theatre Institute reimagines When We Dead Awaken, the final play by acclaimed Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Director Sankar Venkateswaran - who is the artistic director of Theatre Roots & Wings and former artistic director of International Theatre Festival of Kerala - weaves the show from speech and dance, letting the language of the body tell Ibsen's tale of reawakening.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/ Bugis WHEN: March 15 & 16, 8pm; March 17, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $25 & $20 for students, NSFs & seniors; tickets from ibsen.peatix.com TEL: 6338-5133 INFO: E-mail events@iti.edu.sg

Alice In Wonderland

Play with Alice and her curious friends this Easter weekend in L'arietta Production's Alice In Wonderland. The 75-minute operatic adaptation takes the audience to a magical garden filled with nostalgic toys and modern twists.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: March 29, 8pm; March 30, 3pm; March 31, 3 & 8pm; April 1, 3pm ADMISSION: $40 (standard), $25 (student), $105 (bundle deal); tickets from AliceOpera.peatix.com INFO: lariettasg.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe