Happenings - Arts



Twilight Tales: Desmond Kon

Singaporean author Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde, co-winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for English Poetry last year for his collection, I Didn't Know Mani Was A Conceptualist, discusses his work with moderator Daryl Lim Wei Jie and takes questions from the audience. This #BuySingLit session is part of Twilight Tales, an ongoing series featuring Singaporean writers and hosted by friends and partners of the Book Council.

WHERE: That Spare Room @ The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Feb 25, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg. Go to www.bookcouncil.sg


Vocal Traditions Of India

Enjoy Hindustani classical music with Pandit Arun Kashalkar, a stalwart of Hindustani music trained primarily in the Agra gharana style of music, who incorporates elements from the Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas. He will be accompanied by Indian musicians Praveen Karkare on the tabla and Siddhesh Bicholkar on the harmonium.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, from 5.30pm ADMISSION: $35 INFO: For tickets, call 9662-4689 or e-mail engagearts@gmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/Engagearts or www.esplanade.com

SSO Discovering Music!: Colourful Tales

Singapore Symphony Orchestra's associate conductor Jason Lai explores how composers use stories, plays and poems - from Shakespeare's plays to Wagner's music dramas - as inspiration.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

In Appreciation...

The music faculty of the School of the Arts (Sota) celebrates the achievements of its 2016 Arts Excellence Programme students. The school is also dedicating the evening to Temasek Foundation Nurtures for its support of the programme. The concert will feature works by composers such as Bach and Paganini, as well as compositions by student composers Rachel Leia Devadason, Tien Nien Ci Deborah and Ng Xin Ci.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, Level 2 School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 24, 8pm ADMISSION: $12 (standard), $10 (students, senior citizens & national servicemen) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com/events/detail/in-appreciation

Yiruma Live In Singapore 2017

The Korean contemporary classical composer and pianist will perform a variety of songs, including his signature tunes and a couple of surprises.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Feb 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $272 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Indices Of Vanishment

This work explores the connections people have with personal artefacts and the psychological clutter that occupies their daily lives.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Nicoll Highway/Lavender WHEN: Thu - Feb 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $22 (Raw Pal members), $23 (concession) INFO: Tickets from indicesofvanishment.peatix.com. Go to www.rawmoves.net


Betty Boop And Bimbo: A Love Story

To celebrate the month of love, Mint Museum of Toys' exhibition, featuring 16 rare Betty Boop and Bimbo toys and collectibles from the 1930s, traces the origins of the animated character and explores her relationship with her canine boyfriend.

WHERE: Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till Feb 28, 9.30am - 6.30pm daily ADMISSION: $15 (adults), $7.50 (children aged two - 12 & senior citizens aged 60 & above with valid identification) INFO: www.emint.com

21st Century Calligraphy: Selections From The Nanshun Shanfang Collection

This exhibition is presented by The Private Museum in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2017. It features 19 Chinese calligraphy works from five established calligraphers - Wang Dongling, Sun Xiaoyun, Wang Tiande, Wei Ligang and Guan Jun.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till March 12, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat - Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org



This is a group exhibition by Singapore artists Hilmi Johandi, Khairulddin Wahab and Jon Chan, as well as Kenichiro Fukumoto from Japan and Allan Balisi from the Philippines. For this showcase, they work primarily with the medium of paint.

WHERE: iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - March 4, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 6pm (Sat), tomorrow, 2pm (artist talk). Closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

Rivieres - A Solo Art Exhibition By Khan Siong Ann

The China-born artist and alumnus of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts uses various techniques and media such as oil painting, Chinese ink and watercolour. All works on display are for sale. Part of the proceeds will go to Autism Resource Centre (Singapore).

WHERE: Public Art Space, Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till April 30, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail info@goshenartgallery.com. Go to www.goshenartgallery.com


Landscapes: New Vision Through Multiple Windows

The Japan Media Arts Festival Special Exhibition showcases 12 artworks from leading Japanese artists and world-class media artists, including those from Singapore. The works are in various media such as art, videos, animation and comics.

WHERE: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-0434 INFO: www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC

Reflections: Hui Yuet Heung Chinese Watercolor Painting Exhibition

Singapore artist Hui Yuet Heung - best known for her internationally acclaimed life-like orchid paintings - presents a collection of Chinese watercolour paintings inspired by the natural scenery here and abroad. Many pieces also feature poetry inscribed by renowned calligraphers Pan Shou, Song Nien and Chuk Mor.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed - Feb 28, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

Bazaar Art Prize Exhibition: Fashion Meets Art

The second edition of the Bazaar Art Prize celebrates the symbiotic relationship between fashion and art, and the artworks of 12 finalists will be showcased. The prize was launched as a competitive platform for aspiring and emerging artists here to showcase their talent and jumpstart their artistic careers.

WHERE: Level 1 Atrium, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till March 12, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: http://bit.ly/2lNd1k2


A Midsummer Night's Dream This contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare's work is put on by students of the Lasalle College of the Arts and centres on the women of a fantastical world as they explore a comedy that is hiding a tragedy.

WHERE: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Basement 1, Lasalle McNally Campus, 1 McNally Street MRT: Bugis/Little India WHEN: Tue - Feb 25, 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Tickets from midsummer.peatix.com. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg

Double Bill: What If...  And Flock

What if... is an original production about making difficult choices in life, while Flock is a meditation on belonging and finding one's own space. The productions are by Year 5 students from the School of the Arts.

WHERE: Sota Studio Theatre, Level 3 School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu & Feb 24, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 (standard), $10 (students), $12 (senior citizens & national servicemen) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com/events

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