Hello, November!

Published on 26 October 2017

Singapore’s favourite art event is back! Best known for making art accessible, Affordable Art Fair 2017’s Autumn Edition will showcase more local and international artworks, represented by over 65 galleries.

By JO TAN

SANCTUARY

What will happen as technology erodes humanity? This theatrical collaboration between Singapore’s The Necessary Stage and Japan’s Hanchu-Yuei presents assorted characters — from social media influencers to virtual personal assistants — through the lens of today’s hot-button issues such as surveillance, and alternative facts. 1-12 November, Wed-Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm. The Necessary Stage Black Box.

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AFFORDABLE ART FAIR AUTUMN EDITION 2017

Offering hands-on advice and guidance to all art lovers, whether newbies or established art collectors, this recurring fair strives to eliminate elitism from art. Featuring reasonably priced art by local and international talents represented by over 65 galleries, there’s a good chance you’ll find something you love that’s within your budget: 75% of the art will be priced below $7,500. 17-19 November, Fri from 12pm, Sat & Sun from 11am. F1 Pit Building.

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KINGS & QUEEN OF COMEDY ASIA 8

While this sidesplitting adults-only comedy event has ‘Asia’ in its title, it boasts comedians from as far afield as the U.K. and the U.S. Stars Harith Iskander, Daliso Chaponda, Raj Sharma, Sharul Channa and Stephen Grant. Leave the kids at home. Rated R(18). 3 & 4 November, 8.30pm, Esplanade Theatre.

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CHICKEN LITTLE

The familiar family fable about the paranoid chicken who thinks the sky is falling gets a fun and fabulous musical update, complete with dance and physical humour. With a famished fox on the loose, will the cast of farmyard friends reach the king in one piece to share their fears of the world ending? Join the adventure of the chicken who’s a little, well, chicken. Till 8 December, Mon-Fri 10am, Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm, KC Arts Centre.

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AARON MANIAM (SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL)

An award-winning poet, a civil servant by profession, and an educator and facilitator in his volunteer work, Aaron Maniam is a multi-talented Renaissance man who, alongside hundreds of writers, will be attending this year’s Singapore Writers Festival (3-12 November). He will also be part of the Festival’s special reading tour, Eye/Feel/Write: Building Architectonics I. 4 November.

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WORD PERFECT: HIGHLIGHTS IN AARON MANIAM’S CAREER

2001: Graduated from Oxford with double First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
2003: Won first prize for English poetry in the National Arts Council’s Golden Point Award.
2007: His debut poetry collection, Morning at Memory’s Border, shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize.
2010: Appointed head of the Centre for Strategic Futures.
2011: The first non-American to brief the White House’s Innovation Cohort.
2017: Publishes second collection of poems, Second Person.

LITHE 2017

This sixth edition of liTHE showcases the talent in T.H.E Second Company, the semi-professional youth wing of T.H.E and, arguably, Singapore’s most prominent contemporary dance company. Stellar alumni Anthea Seah, Goh Shou-yi and Marcus Foo share the limelight by choreographing new works performed by their juniors. 16-18 November, Thur-Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm. SOTA Studio Theatre.

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VASANTHAM LIVE SANGAMAM

Music royalty from Singapore and India gather for this annual concert of Indian popular tunes. With a line-up including K.S. Chitra, Haricharan, Pravin Saivi, Erfanullah, and Priyanka, audiences can expect aural awesomeness. 10 November, 7.30pm, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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BELINDA CARLISLE – THE HEAVEN 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

This 80s pop princess has sung the soundtrack of many Singaporean lives, especially for regulars at Mambo Jambo night at Zouk. Now, her most beloved album – the multi-platinum Heaven on Earth – is three decades old, and she’s celebrating with a world tour where she’ll perform all her greatest hits.
11 November, 8pm, The Star Theatre.

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TOP NOTES: BELINDA TRIVIA

01. She first performed as a drummer under the stage name, Dottie Danger for punk-rock band, The Germs.

02. She shot to fame after co-founding and performing with The Go-Gos, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.

03. The video for her Grammy-nominated single ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’ was directed by Oscar-
winning actress, Diane Keaton.

“I try to find places with nature to visit with my kids. We love the Zoo and Punggol Park. Coney Island is next!”

ANDIE CHEN, ACTOR

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