What's on: Wednesday's top picks from Life!

AQUARIAThis solo exhibition is by award-winning British contemporary artist Sarah Harvey, who is internationally-recognised for her paintings of the human figure suspended in light-filled azure and aquamaine waters.Where: Collectors Contemporary, Petro Centre, 01-03, 5 Jalan Kilang Barat, off Jalan Bukit Merah MRT: Tiong Bahru/Redhill When: Till Sat, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6878-0103 Info: www.collectors.com.sg


THE GLOBAL ICON -GANESHA IN FINE ARTThis art exhibition by The Gallery of Gnani Arts depicts the Hindu deity Ganesha by estabished and emerging artists from all over the world including Singapore, France, Palestine, China. India and Sri Lanka.Where: ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard MRT: Orchard When: Wed- May 20, 10am - 10pm Admission: Free Tel: 6238-8228

SPRING BLISS II, ENGLISH PARKS AND GARDENSThis exhibition of works by three new British artists - Emma Hardicker, Jane Laurie and Bridget Davies - showcases their works which make use of silk-screeen and illustrations, under the theme of English parks and gardens.Where: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Atrium Space, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng MRT: Novena Square When: Till Sun, 10am - 6.30pm Admission: Free Info: eburybridge.com

NO COUNTRY: CONTEMPORARY ART FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIATaksu Singapore’s Filipino artist Norbeto Roldan will be among 16 artists from the region including prominent Singapore artists Tang Da Wu and Ho Tzu Nyen, taking part in this landmark touring exhibition by Solomon R Guggenheim Museum at Gillman Barracks. Where: Centre for Contemporary Art, Gillman Barracks When: Till July 20, usual gallery hours Admission: Free Tel: 6476-4788 Info: E-mail sing@taksu.com and go to www.taksu.com


2014 SPRING EDITION - BOUTIQUES AT THE PIT BUILDINGMore than 100 Singapore-based businesses will showcase the latest in fashion, bags, shoes, jewellery, design, home decor, children’s fashion, accessories and toys at this luxury fair. It will support 10 local and regional charities.Where: 02-01, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade When: Wed, 10am - 5pm Admission: Free Tel: 9871-6727 Info: E-mail boutiques.singapore@gmail.com

LOCAL ARTISTS DONATE PAINTINGS FOR CHARITYThe North East Community Development Council is selling artworks donated by five well-known Singapore artists, including Cultural Medallion recipient Lim Tze Peng, to help raise funds for the North East School Meal Fund and the WeCare @ North East Fund.Info: E-mail comgiveback@northeast.org.sg


MAY THE BEST EMPLOYEE WINThose who want to build successful careers can check out three workshops: Supervising And Motivating Gen X And Y Staff, Resourcefulness: The Secret To Staying Competitive and Negotiate Better, Sell More.Where: SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: May 27, 28 & 30, 9.30am - 6pm Admission: $489 (early bird fee) &Tel: 1800-69-78701 during office hours Info: Register at www.stjobs.sg/seminars. E-mail events2st701.com for inquiries


ENDEAVOURS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVALLook forward to 10 internationally acclaimed works at this festival featuring films by acclaimed directors from around the globe, including Spain, Greece, United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed - May 18, 7 & 9pm Admission: $15 Tel: 6332-6919 Info:Tickets from www.bytes.sg & The Arts House box office. Go to www.endeavoursdocufilmfest.com


LET’S PLAY PRETEND (PLAY TIME!)Three children play a game of pretend while their parents are out. They imagine that the tall, dark shadow dancing on the wall is a dog with a wet nose or a grumpy dragon.Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Thu - Sat & May 13 - 15, 9.30 & 11am (weekdays), 11am , 2 & 4pm (weekends & public holidays) Admission: $17 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: The audience will sit on the floor. www.sistic.com.sg


FRENCH FAIRE FLORAL DISPLAYGo on a botanical journey through France at this new floral display at the Flower Dome. Take in the beauty and fragrance of blooms, such as lavender, lilac, jasmine and gardenia amidst a manicured garden setting with The Eiffel Tower as the horticultural centrepiece. Where: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront When: Till June 22, 9am - 9pn Admission: Entry charges to The Flower Dome applies Info: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ADM GRADUATION SHOW 2014Centring on the rubber band as the beginning of any idea, this show features works by students from six majors – digital animation, photography and digital imaging, digital film-making, photography, interactive media, product design and visual communication. It invites viewers to see the limitless possibilities and forms that the ideas can take.Where: Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, 81 Nanyang Drive MRT: Boon Lay When: Till Sun, 10am - 8pm daily Admission: Free Info: www.admgradshow.com


SENANGInspired by a forgotten tale from Singapore’s past, this production is set on Pulau Senang, an island south of Singapore, which was used in a bold experiment led by an Irish superintendent to create a utopian penal colony. But things went horribly wrong in July 1963 when a bloody riot initiated by the detainees led to the death of four officers and the burning of the settlement. Presented by Drama Box, it is performed in Mandarin, English, Hokkien and Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles.Where: School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Thu - May 25, 8pm (Tue - Sat), 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $48 Tel: 6348-5555i

YES, PRIME MINISTERHave a hilarious time catching London’s biggest West End hit comedy, which is based on the award-winning TV series, Yes, Prime Minister.Where: Raffles Hotel, Jubilee Hall, North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till Sun, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 4 & 8pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $103 - $128 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg & www.britishtheatreplayhouse.com

THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICEThis Pangdemonium! production of Jim Cartwright’s The Rise & Fall Of Little Voice is about a shy and reclusive girl and her larger-than-life, boozy, out-of-control mother. Missing her dead father, she spends her time locked in her bedroom listening to his old record collection, perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas such as Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till Sun, 8pm, including 3pm matinees on Sat & Sun Admission:$43 - $91. A limited number of premium cabaret tables with exclusive champagne service & an up-close view of the performance are available at $275 (two-seater) & $550 (four-seater) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg & facebook.com/pangdemonium

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2014: THE MERCHANT OF VENICETake along your picnic mat and immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice, a tale about courtship, revenge and mistaken identity. Presented by the Singapore Repertory Theatre and part of the European Season in Singapore.Where: Fort Canning Park MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till May 25, 7.30pm Admission: $48 - $68 (picnic tickets), $101 - $111 (pavilion tickets) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg


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