CHRISTIAN LACROIX: THE COSTUMIER
For the first time in Asia, you can see 80 spectacular costumes and 60 sketches from renowned Parisian fashion designer Christian Lacroix at the National Museum of Singapore. Part of Encore! European Season In Singapore and Voilah French Festival Singapore 2009.
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 1 and The Canyon, Basement 1, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till June 7, 10am – 6pm daily Admission: $8 (adult), $4 (children aged seven – 12) and senior citizens (aged 60 and above) Tel: 6332-3659 Info: http://www.nationalmuseum.sg
Homegrown artist Dick Lim transfers images from his reflections onto canvas.
Where: d’Art Studio, Wessex estate 02-03, 5 Westbourne Road, off Portsdown Road When: Wed – April 30, 11am – 6pm (Mon – Sat & public holidays, 1.30 – 6pm (1st, 2nd and 3rd Sun), by appointment for other viewings Admission: Free Tel: 6479-7906 Info: http://www.d-artstudio.com.sg
SINGAPORE BY DESIGN
This oil painting exhibition by Singapore-based English artist Diana Francis takes you on a journey through Singapore’s old streets such as Amoy Street and Keong Siak Street.
Where: Diana Francis Studio, 03-76, Jalan Merah Saga, Block 43, Holland Village, MRT: Buona Vista Till April 30, 10am – 3pm (Mon – Sat), by appointment on Sun & public holidays (check) Admission: Free Info: You can also find out how to commission an artwork from the artist at this exhibition. http://www.dianafrancis.com
THE SOLO EXHIBITION OF YE JIAN QING
China’s landscapes and cityscapes are depicted in an almost dream-like manner.
Where: iPreciation, The Fullerton Hotel, 01-08,
1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Thu , 10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), 11am
– 3pm (Sat), by appointment on Sun Admission: Free Tel: 6339-0678 Info: http://www.ipreciation.com
DESTINAZIONE – OZ LAND
The landscapes of Australia and the mix of indigenous, European and Asian cultures inspire six Australian artists.
Where: Momentous Arts, 20 Lorong Telok, Level 2, behind Boat Quay MRT: Raffles Place When: Till Thu, 11am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), noon – 6pm (Sat), by appointment on Sun Admission: Free Tel: 6535-3961
RENEWED ACQUAINTANCES – SINGAPORE IN THE 60s
Take a trip down memory lane by viewing 12 large paintings of street and kampong scenes from Singapore in the 1960s as well as landscapes, figures and bronze sculptures inspired by the travels of 77-year-old Waldon Aw Tee Hong, a veteran artist and alumnus of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) at this exhibition. Part of the sale proceeds will go to NAFA.
Where: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Galleries 1 & 2, Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis When: Till May 5, 11am – 7pm (Tue – Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6512-4043 Info: Aw will give a gallery talk at 2pm on Tue at NAFA Galleries 1 & 2 in Mandarin with English translation. Visit http://www.nafa.edu.sg and Aw’s revamped website – http://www.awteehong.com
CAREER GUIDE 2009
Get a copy of the latest Cats Recruit Career Guide which is packed with information, including salary
benchmarks, job profiles and tips from experts. A collaboration between the Ministry of Education and
Singapore Press Holdings.
Info: Available at major bookstores and newsstands at $6.80 a copy Tel: 6319-5917
CONCERT FOR VIETNAM – VOLKER HARTUNG CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (GERMANY/FRANCE)
Under the baton of German conductor Volker Hartung, his chamber orchestra, French mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine and Singaporean soprano Nancy Yuen will perform and raise funds to make potable water available in Vietnam. Part of Encore! The European Season In Singapore.
Where: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall When: Fri, 8pm (Gala Concert) Admission: $43 & $68 ($98: VIP donor), Marymount Church, Good Shepherd Convent, Marymount Centre, Block 790 Thomson Road, off Toa Payoh Rise MRT: Novena When: Sat, 8pm Admission: $33 &; $50 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: http://www.concert4vietnam.com
BASIC WATER COLOUR PAINTING COURSE
Those aged 50 and above can learn basic water colour painting skills at this session by Rosma Mahyudin Guha, a self-taught artist and member of the Singapore Watercolour Society. By the Centre for Seniors.
Where: Centre for seniors, Junction 8 Office Tower, 10-02, 9 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan When: From Thu (eight sessions), 10.30am – 12.30pm Admission: $48 Tel: 6478-5010 Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MACROBIOTIC COOKING CLASSES
Learn to cook gourmet vegan macrobiotic dishes such as wine-flavoured stew and delicious soups.
Where: Lusher Than Life, a macrobiotic services centre, Marine Drive MRT: Eunos When: Fri ) & April 12, 9.30am – 3.30pm Admission: $250 a class
Tel: 9004-2645 (call macrobiotic counsellor Simone Vaz for details on the venue) Info: There is a 10 per cent discount for a group of at least three persons.
SENIOR RECITALS: CAO CAN, VIOLIN/ZHOU YIFAN, VIOLIN
Be treated to recitals by violinists Cao Can and Zhou Yifan at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Conservatory Concert Hall on Wednesday.
Where: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Concert Hall, next to University Cultural
Centre, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge MRT: Clementi/Buona Vista When: Wed , 6.30pm (Cao Can), 8pm (Zhou Yifan) Admission: Free Tel: 6516-1167 Info: Entry to children above six only.
RENAUD CAPUCON VIOLIN MASTERCLASS
Award-winning French violinist Renaud Capucon will perform works, such as Ravel’s Sonata in G and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D, Op.94bis, at his violin masterclass at the Conservatory Concert Hall.
Where: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Concert Hall, next to University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge MRT: Clementi/Buona Vista When: Thu, 2.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-1167 Info: http://www.music.nus.edu.sg
CAPUCON – MENDELSSOHN
French violinist Renaud Capucon is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s popular and innovative Violin Concerto at this Singapore Symphony Orchestra concert under the baton of its music director Shui Lan.
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: City Hall When: Fri, 7.30pm Admission: $12 – $63 Tel: 6348-5555
EMMA KIRBY & LONDON BAROQUE
Backed by leading baroque chamber music ensemble, London Baroque, world-acclaimed soprano Emma Kirby will perform Handel’s famous Italian cantatas at her first concert here.
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: City Hall When: Sat, 7.30pm Admission: $43 – $103 Tel: 6348-5555
COMMUNITY SERIES (SPH GIFT OF MUSIC)
The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will perform classical Chinese music for heartlanders at this outdoor concert in Woodlands as part of an outreach programme to develop new audiences.
Where: Outside Woodlands Civic Centre, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands When: Sat , 6 – 7pm Admission: Free Tel: 6440-3839
SCO’s OUTDOOR RHAPSODY
Bring along your family and relax in the greenery and outdoor ambience while enjoying classical Chinese music at this performance by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO).
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Cluny Road MRT: Orchard When: Sun, 6 – 7pm Admission: Free Tel: 6440-3839
SOUL NIGHTS WITH NANETTE FRANK
Jazz up your evenings with the melodious voice of Afro-American jazz singer Nanette Frank, who has performed with legendary singer Stevie Wonder. She is currently the resident singer at Marina Oriental’s Axis Bar & Lounge.
Where: Axis Bar & Lounge, Level 4, Marina Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square MRT: City Hall When: Till end of May: 5 pm – midnight (Mon – Thu), 8pm -12.30am (Fri & Sat) Admission: Free (pay for drinks) Tel: 6885-3098
ROBOCUP 2010 LOGO AND MASCOT DESIGN COMPETITION
Students can win a total of $1,800 and see their designs tranformed into robots.
Info: For details visit http://www.robocup2010.org. Entries close on April 8.
SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PHOTO COMPETITION
Avid photographers will now have another month to participate in the Singapore Grand Prix Photo Competition as it has been extended to April 30. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Formula One Paddock Club for the 2009 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix in September.
Info: Photos with accompanying captions should be submitted to http://www.visitsingapore.com/mysgp where entries will be jointly assessed by the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore GP. Shortlisted photos will be featured online and winners will be announced on http://www.visitsingapore.com/mysgp on May 25.
SPH-NAC GOLDEN POINT AWARD 2009
Write a short story or poetry in the four major languages here and win $4,000 cash, a trophy and a $6,000 enrichment grant. This national writing competition is being held in conjunction with the upcoming Singapore Writers Festival 2009 (Oct 24 – Nov 1) of which Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and SPH Foundation are sponsors.
Info: Download an application from http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com, http://www.nac.gov.sg or
http://www.theartshouse.com.sg. The closing date: May 29, For details e-mail email@example.com
Singapore dance choreographer Danny Tan from Odyssey Dance Theatre will lead more than 60 young dancers in this dance concert featuring works portraying the Singaporean identity. There is also a performance by male dancers from South Korea’s Seop Dance Company. Held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Odyssey Dance Theatre.
Where: Victoria Theatre, Empress Palce MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed, 8pm Admission: $50 Tel: 6296-2929 Info: http://www.tdc.sg
SEA MONSTER MOVIE
Journey back to prehistoric times when long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles, enormous sharks and the 40-ft super predator Tylosaurus, or ‘T-Rex of the Ocean’, ruled. Also follow the adventures of Dolly, a dolichorhynchops as she negotiates the most dangerous oceans in history.
Where: Omni-Theatre, Science Centre, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road MRT: Jurong East When: Till August, 10am, noon, 2, 4 & 7pm (6pm on weekends, school & pubic holidays) Admission: $10 (adult), $5 (child aged three to 12) Info: http://www.omnitheatre.com.sg
RUN AND RE-RUN!
Enjoy movies such as Brick Lane and Tropa de Elite at this pre-festival event of the Singapore Writers Festival 2009 (Oct 24 – Nov 1). Sponsored by the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the SPH Foundation.
Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place
When: Till April 11, various times Admission: $8.50 Tel: 6332-6919 Visit http://www.theartshouse.com.sg
CHEER CHEN (THE SUN) SINGAPORE CONCERT 2009
The popular indie singer-songwriter from Taiwan will sing songs from her latest chart-topping album Immortal at this gig.
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Kallang When: Sat, 8pm Admission: $71 – $151 Tel: 6348-5555
Keep a special date with American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, who will be here to perform songs from his new self-titled debut album featuring songs, such as Crush and A Little Too Not Over You.
Where: Atrium of iluma, a new shopping mall at 201 Victoria Street, opposite Bugis Junction MRT: Bugis When: Tue, 7pm Admission: Free (From now till Tuesday, grab a copy of Archuleta’s album priced from $17 a copy at a good record store and have it autographed personally by him. You can find details of the autograph session on the sticker on the album.) Info: http://www.sonymusic.com.sg
SONGS OF LOVE, DESPAIR & HOPE
Be enthralled by songs & excerpts from operas and musicals from Handel to Purcell at this concert by Opera Viva, a newly-launched opera company here. The concert features Singapore-based singers such as Julia Abueva, R.J. Rosales, and Elena Wang with Noorlinah Mohammed as the song-weaver.
Where: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lee Foundation Theatre, Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis When: April 8 – 9, 8pm Admission $28 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: http://www.operaviva.com.sg
KANGXI EMPEROR EXHIBITION
For the first time in South-east Asia see 80 rare treasures from the Palace Museum in Beijing. The artefacts range from imperial robes to snuff bottles and furnishings.
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
MRT: Raffles Place When: Till June 14: 1 – 7pm (Mon), 9am – 7pm (Tue – Sun), till 9pm on Fri Admission: $8 (adults), $4 (students aged seven & above & senior citizens aged 60 & above). Free for senior citizens on Mon
Tel: 6332-3284 Info: Free entry for senior citizens aged 60 above on Mon
A DATE WITH NEIL HUMPHREYS & 10,000 FATHERS READING
Fathers and children can keep a date with Neil Humphreys, the 10,000 Fathers Reading Ambassador, author and ‘Toa Payoh Ang Moh’, who will share his reading experiences with his baby, Abbie Rose, at this storytelling session. It includes performances, reading tips and recommendations for children’s books.
Where: Jurong West Public Library, Level 1, MRT: Boon Lay When: Sat, 10am – noon, Where: Bishan Public Library, Level 2 MRT: Bishan When: Sat, 3 – 5pm Admission: Free Info: register by e-mailing Temp_RI@nlb.gov.sg as seats are limited
THE ODYSSEYS – INNER MONGOLIA AND ZHANG JIA JIE – A PHOTO EXHIBITION
Admire the exotic and relatively uncharted landscapes of Inner Mongolia and north-west Hunan province as seen through the lens of 23 Singapore photo enthusiasts who were there recently.
Where: Loke Wan Tho Gallery, The Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS) @ Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road MRT: Little India When: Till April 19, 2 – 10pm Mon – Fri), noon – 6pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: Free Info: Visit http://www.pss1950.org
EARLY TRAVELS AND VOYAGES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
View books on travel and exploration in Southeast Asia from the Rare Book Collection of the National Library. They tell stories of voyages and travel around the region based on the accounts of early voyagers mainly from Europe.
Where: National Library Building, Level 10, Exhibition Area, Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis When: Till Sept 29, 10am – 9pm Admission: Free Tel: 6332-3255
J.P. MORGAN CORPORATE CHALLENGE
A 5.6km team road race that will cover part of the Formula 1 track. J.P. Morgan will donate to the Asian Civilisations Museum on behalf of every participant.
Where: From Esplanade Drive race through the Marina Bay area, ending at the F1 Pit Building MRT: City Hall When: April 16, 6pm Tel: 6377-5322 Admission: $50 each to participate Info: All participants must be part of a corporate team of at least four employees Register online for the challenge by visiting http://www.jpmorgan.com/cc or e-mail Singapore@jpmorganchasecc.com
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DURING HARD TIMES
Employers can learn to find a balance between engaging their workers while being mindful of the bottom line at this human resource seminar. Where: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: April 16, 2-6pm Admission: Pay an early bird fee of $329 with GST (ST701 member) & $389 with GST (non ST701 member) by April 9, after that pay $389 with GST (ST701 member) & $459 with GST (non member). You can register as a ST701 member on ST701.com to enjoy the discounted seminar fees. Registration is free Info: To register and for information, visit jobs.st701.com (payment by credit card only). For inquiries, call 6319-5917 (office hours) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
8 FEMMES (8 WOMEN)
This French murder mystery by playwright Robert Thomas, which has an all women cast, is about a man who is found dead in bed. The murderer has to be one of eight women living in his country house. Directed by Emmanuelle Le Bris, this French play is by The Stage Club.
Where: Alliance Francaise, AF Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Wed – April 4, 8pm
Admission: $33 Tel: 6348-5555
THE OTHER APRIL FOOLS
The Madhatters Comedy Company, Singapore’s only improvisational comedy team, takes suggestions from the audience, turning them into sponaneous comedy skits and songs.
Where: The Substation Theatre, Armenian Street MRT: City Hall When: Thu, 8pm Admission: $20 Tel: 9106-9614
DESTINIES OF FLOWERS IN THE MIRROR
This play is about a girl who decides to stop eating and goes on a spiritual journey. Directed by award-winning director Natalie Hennedige with text by Robin Loon, it stars Lim Kay Siu, Norlinah Mohamed and Nora Samosir. Presented by Cake Theatrical Productions and the Esplanade as part of The Studios.
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: City Hall When: Thu – Sat, 8pm, also 3pm on Sat Admission: $31 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Not suitable for children aged 12 and below
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Glen Goei directs an all-male ensemble in bespoke suits, revealing new insights into the comedy about courtship, confused identities and the foibles of high society.
Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Till April 11, 8pm (Tue – Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $41 – $72 Tel: 6348-5555
BEAR AND CHICKEN GO CAMPING
This play is about lovable characters Bear and Chicken who camp in the great outdoors. By The Little Company for children aged two to six.
Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till April 11, 10am (Mon – Fri), 11am & 2pm (Sat), no performance on Sun Admission: $19 (children & adults) for weekdays, $21 (children & adults) for Sat Tel: 6348-5555
CHURCHES WALKING TOUR
Tour old Christan heritage churches in downtown Singapore before Easter Sunday led by veteran tour guide, Geraldene Lowe-Ismail. Organised by the Australia New Zealand Association (ANZA).
Where: From St Joseph Portuguese Church, Victoria Street to St Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Chijmes and the St Gregory’s Armenian Church, Hill Street, MRT: City Hall When: Sat . 9.15am – 12.30pm Admission: $25 (members of ANZA) and $30 (non-members) Tel: 6733-1215
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