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Brighten up your weekend

LIGHT TO NIGHT FESTIVAL

An interactive light show will feature on the facade of the National Gallery Singapore tonight and tomorrow from 8pm.

There are also lots of art installations - such as a 5m-tall Pagoda Robot, which is made of recycled cardboard - music performances and film screenings at this festival, which celebrates the first anniversary of the museum.

Food lovers should check out the festival's food street on St Andrew's Road today and tomorrow from 5pm to 11.30pm.
 WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday - 10am to 3am (today and tomorrow), 10am to 7pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


Arts

AUDITIONS


Light Up - BBB

This open call invites lighting designers, urban planners, architects, artists and students to send in proposals for innovative lighting designs for the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct's building facades and/or streetscapes. All proposals must be submitted by March 24, 4pm. Winners will be announced in August at the 10th edition of the Singapore Night Festival. Open to Singaporeans and permanent residents. 
INFO: For more information, go to brasbasahbugis.sg/whats-on/programmes/light-up---bbb


Jurong Arts And Music (JAM) Fest - Open Call For Singers


Sign up for an opportunity to be trained by Timbre Music Academy, and be featured in the inaugural JAM Concert in March. Submit an online video of yourself singing a pop/rock song on YouTube. Those who have been shortlisted will be invited to a live audition on Dec 18. Open to Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 13 to 35. 
INFO: Submit YouTube link to www.tinyurl.com/jamaudition2017 by Dec 11. Go to www.facebook.com/JAMfest2017


BOOKS


The Fresh. Different. Enduring. Festive Book Sale 2016


Ethos Books' annual Christmas sale has books going for sale from $2 to $30.
 WHERE: The Agora, #03-142, Midview City, 28, Sin Ming Lane MRT: Marymount/Bishan WHEN: Today, 11am - 8pm; tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6659-1749 INFO: www.bit.ly/FestiveBookSale2016


Meet-The-Author: Clara Chow Of Dream Storeys


The Singapore author and former journalist's new book is a collection of nine tales examining an alternative Singaporean landscape - one that exists only on paper - and the people who might be in it.
 WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, #04-20, Ngee Ann City MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Meet-The-Author: Danny Yeo Of Yang Sheng Tang


Roughly translated as Speaker's Hall, this Chinese book by the local media personality is a collection of his recent published writings for lifestyle magazines. The event will be conducted in Mandarin.
 WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, #04-20, Ngee Ann City MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Book Launch: Why Are You Always On The Phone?


Dr Michelle Yeo's book discusses cyber-bullying and phone addiction, as well as how parents can navigate games such as Pokemon Go with their children and make sure they stay safe. 
WHERE: National Library Singapore, Basement 1, Multi-Purpose Room, 100, Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Mon, 7pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail Cynthia Lye at clye@wspc.com or call 6466-5775 ext 228 by today


CONCERTS


SCO Lunchtime Concert - Musical Bento Box


The Singapore Chinese Orchestra performs familiar Christmas tunes such as Santa Claus Is Coming To Town as well as Sichuan and Malay folk songs.
 WHERE: Festive Plaza, Level 1, Our Tampines Hub, 51, Tampines Avenue 4 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Today, noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg


The Concertos Of Frederick Chopin


Seven chamber musicians - helmed by Sri Lankan-American pianist Louis Page - band together to perform both of Chopin's piano concertos. 
WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9, Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 11, 4pm ADMISSION: $16 - $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


SSO Christmas Concert

Associate conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform Yuletide-themed songs. There will also be a singalong segment.
 WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 16 & 17, 7.30pm; Dec 18, 4pm ADMISSION: $31 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)


Mangu Putra - Between History And Quotidian

Indonesian contemporary artist Mangu Putra re-examines historic archival footage of the Dutch colonisation in Bali, which follows his decade-long research interest in uncovering the stories of Indonesian veterans and the surviving fighters of the country's revolution.
 WHERE: Gajah Gallery, #03-04, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39, Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Dec 11, 11am - 7pm (weekdays), noon - 6pm (weekends & public holidays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-4202 INFO: www.gajahgallery.com



Interplay By Pablo Capati III


The Filipino ceramic artist's anagama-fired works move between functional and sculptural forms. His work is presented as a single installation, with each work forming part of a continuum that reflects the holistic nature of his practice.
 WHERE: One East Asia, #09-03, Thong Teck Building, 15, Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tue, 6.30pm (exhibition opening); Wed, 7pm (artist talk); Wed - Dec 30, noon - 7pm (weekdays), noon - 4pm (Sat, by appointment only); closed on Sun & public holidays ADMISSION: Free (registration required for exhibition opening & artist talk) INFO: To register, e-mail veronica.howe@oneeastasia.org or jacqueline.fong@oneeastasia.org. Go to www.oneeastasia.org

Remote - Sarah Brown Solo 


This collection of 45 works on canvas and gesso boards is inspired by the Western desert landscapes and the Australian artist's contributions to indigenous communities. 
WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, #01-08, Old Hill Street Police Station, 140, Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Dec 24, noon - 7pm daily; all other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com


Drift


Singapore artist Hong Sek Chern's series was conceived in 2013. It depicts our landscape in multi-colours in reference to the country as a vibrant city. 
WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, #01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328, North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7 - 9pm (exhibition opening); Dec 9 - 30, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon, eve of Christmas & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com



THEATRE


Buds Theatre In-house Series 4: Untitled
Written by Hevina Kaur and directed by Sahirrah Safit, Untitled tells of a young woman dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault. 
WHERE: The Playtent, 180, Joo Chiat Road, #02-01 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Dec 10 & 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Tickets from www.budstheatre.com


In Search Of Salt


Written and directed by Sarah Howell, this original mystery-drama play explores death in the age of social media through a journey into self, sisterhood and mother-daughter relations.
 WHERE: Centre 42, 42, Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Dec 16, 8pm & Dec 17, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $32 (early bird till Sun); $35 (standard) INFO: Tickets from bit.do/insearchofsalt. Go to www.facebook.com/passerbyprojects


Mulan The Musical (NC16)


This comedic stage adaptation about the filial young woman who braves all odds to defend her country stars industry veterans from Singapore and Taiwan.
 WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 16 - Feb 5, 8pm (selected nights) ADMISSION: $41 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


NATURE


Christmas Special: Miniature Garden (A Gardening Workshop)


In this festive season-inspired miniature garden workshop, learn the basics of garden design and plant selection.
 WHERE: Botany Centre, Classrooms 1 & 2 (Level 3), Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1, Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Dec 10, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 (includes all materials) TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Wed or when full, whichever is earlier 


TOURS


Hippo Christmas Light-up Tour


Take in the sights of the annual Orchard Road Christmas light-up on an open-top bus.
 WHERE: Check in at Suntec Duck & Hippo Tourist Hub, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Dec 9 - 24, 7.30 & 8.30pm (additional half-hourly departures available on Dec 24 from 7.30 - 11.30pm at Midpoint Orchard bus stop) ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Tickets from www.ducktours.com.sg/promos

KIDS


Amazing Stamps

Learn about the world of philately and discover stories about culture, heritage, William Shakespeare, magic, monkeys and more. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.
 WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B, Coleman Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $15 INFO: To register, contact Lily at 6513-7347 or e-mail Lily-Samuel@nhb.gov.sg

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