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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


Launch Of The Adopted: Stories From Angkor

Writers Yeow Kai Chai, Yong Shu Hoong, Phan Ming Yen and Heng Siok Tian have produced stories prompted by shared experiences and shaped by different themes, provocations, inspirations and styles.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: The book retails at $21.40. Go to www.facebook.com/ethosbooks

Book Launch: The Red Riding Hood Lah By Casey Chen

Chen injects local flavour into a well-loved fairy tale. This book is targeted at adult readers because of the language used.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $16. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Violinist: Siow Lee Chin

In her new book, From Clementi To Carnegie, the acclaimed Singaporean violinist speaks candidly and humorously of her humble beginnings and provides insights into the world of a struggling artist.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $21.40. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


A Joint Recital By Joanne Wong And Thomas Ang

In their first joint recital here, local classical musicians Joanne Wong (violin) and Thomas Ang (piano) will perform pieces such as Bach's Violin Sonata No. 1 In G Minor and Schumann's Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 121.

WHERE: Raffles Town Club, The Bar, Third Storey, Whitley Wing, 1 Plymouth Avenue MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Aug 7, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $12 INFO: For inquiries & tickets, e-mail joannewong.violin@ gmail.com or sehr.lebhaft@gmail.com

Yellow River! - Xian Xing Hai And SCO

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) concert is titled after acclaimed Chinese composer Xian Xing Hai's masterpiece, Yellow River Cantata. Conducted by music director Tsung Yeh and featuring musicians such as award-winning pianist Sun Yingdi.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Aug 14, 8pm & Aug 15, 3pm ADMISSION: $38 - $99 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Guiding Words

The quotes of past and present Singaporeans form the conceptual framework of a soundscape that reflects these thoughts and ideas. Presented by students from the School of the Arts.

WHERE: Sota Steps, School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Wed, 6.30pm & Thu, 1 & 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: www.sota.edu.sg


The collaborative performance showcases a blend of tradition and modernity on the progress of Singapore from a low-economy state to a modern city, using the integration of dance and dialogue.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, The Singapore Airlines Theatre, 1 McNally Street MRT: Little India/Bugis WHEN: Aug 15, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $33, $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Unfounded Predictions: Sun Xun Solo Exhibition

This showcases 56 works created between 2012 and last year under various art residency programmes in different countries. Sun will also paint live at the exhibition.

WHERE: ShanghART Singapore, 02-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 4, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-9537 INFO: E-mail infosg@shanghartgallery.com. Go to www.shanghartsingapore.com or www.facebook.com/shanghartgallerysg

The Retrospective Exhibition: A Revisit Of Chinese Contemporary Art

Ten top contemporary Chinese artists showcase works that illustrate their unique styles and philosophies.

WHERE: MoCA@Loewen, 27A Loewen Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Till Aug 10, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6479-6622 INFO: www.facebook.com/mocaloewen

Influences And Friendships: A Chua Ek Kay Estate Collection

In celebration of SG50, The Private Museum presents an exhibition featuring 21 key artworks from Chua's personal collection.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Sun - Sept 22, 10am - 7pm (weekday), 11am - 5pm (weekend), other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org


Mangkurpa (3)

This exhibition is the first solo collaboration for three of the most collectible and exciting artists of Australia's Tjungu Palya art centre - Maureen Baker, Beryl Jimmy and Tjampawa Stevens.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Singapore's Glorious Journey

Celebrated Chinese artist Zhang Xihua and 19 of his students pay tribute on canvas to Singapore's transformation from a Third- to First-World nation. More than 60 artworks are on show. The paintings are priced from $1,000 and part of the proceeds will go to Club Rainbow charity.

WHERE: Artrium@MCI, MCI Building, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free

The Story Of Cheong Soo Pieng

The exhibition showcases more than 30 works of varying styles and mediums from the Singaporean artist, including his early oil and watercolour compositions and abstract and mixed-media compositions from the later part of his career.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39/ 02-43 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Fruitful 50 Years - Chen Chu Dian's Painting Exhibition

The 71-year-old artist pays tribute to Singapore's astonishing development in the past 50 years with paintings of the late Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, historic moments, landmark buildings and scenery in Singapore and other countries such as China that Chen has travelled to.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 02-39 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Mon, 11.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-8790/9221-1780 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com


Over Singapore - The Exhibition

Marvel at the aerial magnificence of Singapore's landscapes and landmarks in a photo exhibition organised by publisher Editions Didier Millet and photographer Richard Koh. Photo prints and the book will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to St Luke's Hospital and Eldercare.

WHERE: The Fullerton Heritage, 01-08 The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 13, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6557-2590 INFO: www.thefullertonheritage.com/whatsnew

Espresso Italiano Exhibition

Coffee lovers can learn about the history, evolution and culture of Italian coffee - from the origin of the espresso to the design of the first espresso machine. The inaugural exhibition also traces the development of coffee culture from old coffee houses to hipster cafes. The socio-cultural aspects related to coffee are presented with the help of reproduced paintings representing the rituals and methods of coffee drinking.

WHERE: Scotts Square, Level 1 Atrium, 6 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.scottssquareretail.com


The Lower Depths

Adapted from Russian playwright Maxim Gorky's most influential work, Nine Years Theatre brings you The Lower Depths, which explores human dignity and the meaning of life through the stories of those at the lowest level of society.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 3 & 8pm, Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $41 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Body Of Land

Homage is paid to some of Singapore's most loved dramatic writers through a medley of extracts from significant works, all centring on the theme of land. Presented by students and alumni of the School of the Arts.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, School of the Arts Singapore, Level 2, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 (standard); $10 (students) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: For tickets, go to sota.eventclique.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI31B'. Print Edition | Subscribe