MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY ASIA 2011
Exploring the theme of memory, MOP Asia 2011 showcases three highlight exhibitions, one of which is Walls Between Peoples, an exhibition of photographs taken by Alexandra Novosseloff and Frank Neisse offering a glimpse into the lives of people affected by man-made divides resulting from unresolved conflicts. From June 29 to Aug 7. Various venues and timings. Log on to www.mopasia.com.sg for more information. Free admission.
CATCH OF THE DAY
Plaza Brasserie is having a fish buffet featuring fresh pomfret, sea bass, snapper, sea bream and tilapia. You can request for your fish to be prepared in various styles like Hong Kong, Thai lime and chili, or deep-fried in sweet and sour or black bean sauce. Fish head curry lovers will also have their fill and more. If that’s not enough, the chilli crab and roast duck at the live cooking stations should seal the deal. For dinner only from July 5 to August 31 (Mon-Fri) at Parkroyal on Beach Road (7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591, +65 6505 5710). S$45/pax (S$27 for children).
PARENTING IN A NEW MILLENIUM
What makes today’s generation of kids tick? If you have children born between 1984 and 2004, sign up for this seminar by parenting whiz Tim Elmore, who will walk you through topics such as how to connect with and win the hearts of your child, why their minds work the way they do, and knowing when is the appropriate time to approach and invest in them. July 23, 9 a.m.-noon. Suntec Theatre. S$15 per person (S$25 per couple) from www.chc.org.sg.
AN ODE TO PENGUIN
BooksActually bookshop is presenting Singapore’s first Penguin books exhibition featuring about 1,065 unique book cover art pieces which started in 1935. Alongside other Penguin memorabilia, it promises a visual and historical journey of a vision which made the world of literature accessible to the everyman. July 8-16, The Arts House Gallery. S$9 from http://hellobooksactually.blogspot.com/
THE NTUC INCOME KITE FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2011
Wanna know how to fly a kite indoors or in a windless environment? Presented by ACT 3 International theatre company, the Indoor Flying Fiesta is back and better—for the first time ever, a host of international kite flyers will be displaying their indoor flying prowess at HDB Hub. July 15, 5-8 p.m., July 16-29, noon-8 p.m., HDB Hub (480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh). Part Two of the fiesta will be at ION Orchard from July 29 to Aug 7, 6-9 p.m. daily. Free admission.
THE CRANBERRIES LIVE IN SINGAPORE
The Cranberries, one of the most successful rock acts of the 1990s, is hitting our shores with a full-scale concert. Back after a six-year hiatus, the band will be dishing out signature hits such as “Zombie”, “Salvation”, “Dreams” and “Linger”. Aug 1, 8 p.m. Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets at S$38-S$198 from Sistic.