Here's a selection of editor's picks on what to do in Singapore this week.
|Monday, 1 February|
Rediscover the hits of the legendary Johnny Cash, such as Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Ghost Riders in the Sky, and many more, as performed by Matthew & the Mandarins. Tickets at $12.
Monday only, at Esplanade Recital Studio.
The hall residents of the National University of Singapore put on a show with six short plays, as they try their hand at acting, directing and playwriting. Free admission.
Monday only, at University Cultural Centre Theatre.
Join composer-pianist Tze and his trio for this evening of musical exploration. The trio’s influences are wide-ranging, including gospel, Eastern music, classical, modern bebop and film scores. Tickets at $15.
Monday only, at The Arts House Living Room.
|Tuesday, 2 February|
Filipino artist Jinggoy Buensuceso’s wearable art collection, entitled Mutya, features 30 pieces of handmade, one-of-a-kind rings, bangles and neck pieces, and continues his penchant for using metal as a canvas for his concepts.
Until 13 February, at Galerie Joaquin Singapore, The Regent hotel.
Puccini’s fourth opera, La Boheme, gets the Singapore Lyric Opera treatment, as it plays at the Esplanade Theatre. It traces the story of a quartet of artists living in Paris, and the love affair of Mimi and Rodolfo, who will be played by Nancy Yuen and Kota Murakami respectively. Tickets from $15 to $130.
Until 3 February, at Esplanade Theatre.
A humourless old lady is killed and suspicion rests upon the summer guests at her seaside home. The police close in and start to unravel the layers obscuring the truth. Based on the murder mystery novel of the same title by Agatha Christie.
Tuesday only, at Alliance Francaise Theatre.
|Wednesday, 3 February|
Showcasing 22 paintings by Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong, this exhibition features his trademark use of traditional Chinese ink with modern Western art concepts.
Until 14 December, at Singapore Art Museum.
The inaugural exhibition of the Art in the City project is the Take a Moment sculpture show, which features sculptures of nine Korean and Singaporean artists in the Fullerton Heritage Precinct, an area that includes the Fullerton Hotel, One Fullerton, Clifford Square and Clifford Pier.
Until 31 March, at The Fullerton Heritage Precinct.
A one-night-only concert event featuring the rock band Muse as headliners and Rise Against and Saosin as the supporting acts. Tickets from $98 to $168.
Wednesday only, at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
|Thursday, 4 February|
Support the Singapore Heart Foundation’s Go Red for Women campaign at this event, which hopes to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, apparently the number one killer of women in Singapore.
Until 5 February, at Raffles Place Park.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, enjoy a special five-hour cruise on a luxury yacht with your loved one. Champagne, teddy bears, gourmet chocolate and roses are included, as are the captain and crew. Package priced at $1,888.
Until 28 February, at One Degree 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove.
Hennessey presents this showcase of Taiwanese pop artiste Yoga Lin, held in conjunction with the launch of his new album, Senses Around. Tickets not for sale, available on first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday only, at Dragonfly, St James Power Station.
|Friday, 5 February|
A stamp exhibition that marks the upcoming Year of the Tiger on the lunar calendar, this includes stamps of the Chinese zodiac from all over the world. It also teaches fun facts about the tiger, and what we can do to save the creature from extinction.
Until 31 August, at Singapore Philatelic Museum.
Local bands TypeWriter, Shelves and Interlude are among the musicians from a best-selling CD compilation of local indie music from the 1980s to the present who are featured here. Free.
Friday only, at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.
Read about our interview with one of the featured bands, Shelves, here.
Celebrated violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos makes his Singapore debut in Brahms’ ever-popular Violin Concerto. The evening also includes a performance of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) and Brahms’ Tragic Overture. Tickets from $11 to $60.
Friday only, at Esplanade Concert Hall.