Prominent Vietnamnese artist to showcase at Di Legno Gallery

Work by Vietnamese artist Ho Huu Thu.

SPRING COLLECTION

Vietnamese artist Ho Huu Thu (right) is one of the more prominent painters from the country, known for abstracts on lacquer and wood which blend traditional Vietnamese craft and philosophy with Western art forms.

The 73-year-old artist and his son Ho Hong Linh will be present to open Di Legno Gallery's showcase of their art.

Where: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6, Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Bedok When: Sun, 2 - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6346-2012 Info: E-mail

ROMEO & JULIET

Toy Factory Productions puts a musical spin on Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers. The romance of Romeo (Benjamin Kheng) and Juliet (Ethel Yap, both above) plays out to pop, ballad and R&B numbers, all original compositions by local composer Elaine Chan.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis/Bras Basah When: Till Feb 23, 3.30 & 8pm (Tue, Thu - Sat), 3.30pm (Wed & Sun) Admission: $49 - $69 from Sistic Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

CHRIS LEVINE/LIGHT

British artist Chris Levine (above) makes celebrities larger than life through portraits, holograms and light shows.

Head down to Collectors Contemporary gallery if only to view the 3-D holographic image of Queen Elizabeth II which has appeared on UK postage stamps and the cover of Time magazine.

Where: Collectors Contemporary, 5 Jalan Kilang Barat, 01-03, Petro Centre MRT: Redhill When: Till Feb 22, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun & Mon Admission: Free Tel: 6878-0103 Info: www.collectors.com.sg

FAT PIG

Home-grown theatre company Pangdemonium puts on a provocative play about society's obsession with image and body issues in this staging of American playwright Neil LaBute's Fat Pig.

When Tom (Gavin Yap) falls in love with curvacious Helen (Frances Lee, both right), he decides to keep their romance a secret from colleagues such as Carter (Zachary Ibrahim) and Jeannie (Elizabeth Lazan). A romcom with a distinct difference.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till March 2, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) Admission: $30 - $55 from Sistic Info: Recommended for 16 years old & above (some mature content and coarse language)


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