Spilling the beans (weekly highlights) 16 – 23 May

ARTS ARE FOR ALL.

This page is a new initiative by Jtbeans, to bring you her take on what’s interesting to take a look at in Singapore! She might not have the time or resources to review all of the upcoming highlights, but hopes that you will have a chance to head on down before she does.

May 16 – May 23 

If you want to impress your date…

  • Head on down to the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, for Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal. This collection of paintings, sculptures, media, drawings, boasts the largest exhibition of Warhol’s works that was ever held in Singapore. Warhol was the leading figure in the Pop Art movement, and created iconic masterpieces like Campbell’s Soup Can and portraits of Marilyn Monroe. The best part is, you can do a little more research about Andy Warhol before you go and say something profound about the exhibition to your date! (Admission: S$14.00 Adult, S$13.00 Senior Citizen, Open 10am – 10pm every day).

If you have a few squirming kids for the afternoon…

  • Bring them to Concerts for Children: Beethoven Lives UpstairsThis 1-hour concert for children is a world-famous production featuring 25 excerpts of Beethoven’s most famous compositions, including Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata. It revolves around the friendship of a young boy Christoph and the composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, a boarder in Christoph’s house. The story is told through letters written from Christoph to his uncle about Beethoven. Suitable for kids aged 4 to 14, and a fun way to introduce your kids to classical music. (S$25.00, S$30.00, May 18 Friday – 3pm, May 19 Saturday – 11am, School of the Arts Concert Hall 1 Zubir Said Drive).

If you are a cheapo, but still want to impress your date… (a.k.a. free stuff!)

  • Visit the installation by Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki: “Moment and Eternity”. Fancy walking in a human kaleidoscope, with the pigment patterns of a floral kimono changing as you move? This pretty out-of-the-ordinary installation brought to you by the  Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will thrill your date! What’s more, it’s in the heart of Orchard Road, and you can stop by after your movie/before your next cuppa. (10.30am – 7.30pm every day, Open till June 3rd, Third Floor, Hermès, 541 Orchard Road).

If you are an arts buff and willing to splurge…

  • Go catch A Chorus Line at the renowned Sands Theatre. Winner of multiple awards including Tony’s and even Pulitzer prizes, this musical about 17 dancers auditioning for ONLY 8 roles in a certain musical, strikes a chord with all who have tried so hard to get there, or have fallen from grace. A musical not to be missed. See PatchworkDolly’s review on the show here. (S$55.00 – S$165.00, Till May 27, 7.30pm, 1.30pm shows on weekends, no MONDAY shows, Sands theatre, Marina Bay Sands).

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