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What’s on stage in Singapore April 2013: From Circus Minimus to a Lego exhibition

It’s Just Not Cricket!

 

So Sorry About Little India playfully mocks all that is stereotypically Indian, from cricket andcurry to call centres and chasing bargains at Mustafa. Evam Stand-Up Tamasha’ seight comedians have performed over 150 shows in just two years and are known as South India’s funniest stand-up show (and not just in South India). From 5 to 7 April with matinee and evening performances at Alliance Française.Tickets (starting at $30) are available through Sistic or the Evam website.

 

LEGO of Convention

 

Overwhelming interest has seen The Art of The Brick exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum extended to 26 May. Artist Nathan Sawaya creates impressive three-dimensional works from everyone’s favourite building blocks… LEGO! His collection of 52 large-scale pieces has so far attracted a mix of young and old enthusiasts. The six-metre-long T.Rex skeleton understandably steals the show;it took three months to create.

A puppetry workshop has just been added to the programme. Children can create their own shadow puppets at The Art of Play Gallery every Sunday until 26 May 2013 and bigger “kids” might like to try their skills at “Playing with Patterns”or a stop-motion workshop that includes writing, directing and producing your own 15-second film. Tickets ($9children;$15adults) include all workshops and are available through Sistic or Marina Bay Sands .Call 6348 5555.

 

Musical Storytellers 

 

Master story tellers Coheed and Cambriaare coming to Singapore. The progressive New Yorkers, whohave been likened to Pink Floyd and The Who, have a strongfan base and an ambitious album narrative, The Amory Wars, that continues across five of their studio albums. They’re coming to Singapore to promote their latest double album, The Afterman: Ascension and Descension. Fellow progressive rockers Circa Survive will be providingsupport. 23 Aprilat The Coliseum, Resorts World. Tickets ($78 to $98) available from Sistic  . Call 6348 5555.

 

Child’s Play

 

The UK’s Lyngo Theatre is coming to town to entertain your little ones with theatre that ignites their curiosity and wonder,and catersto limited attention spans. The Circus Minimus set resembles a beautifully illustrated picture book and is the perfect backdrop for the multi-sensory, highly interactive performance. Suitable for ages two to four. From 20 to 28 April(daily morning and late afternoon shows). ACT 3 Arts Centre Theatre, 126 Cairnhill Road. Ticket prices vary from weekday to weekend ($25 to $32). Family packages range from$67 to $95. Call 6735 9986 or head to the website.

 

Artistic Hive 

 

Immerse yourself in outstanding artistic entertainment at Singapore National University. Dance, painting, photography and sculpture are all included in this month’s programme. This year, NUS Dance Synergy celebrates its 35 years with a performance called Terpischore: Reminiscence, choreographed by acclaimed artist and dancer, Albert Tiong. Arrive at 7pm for your free, first-come-first-served tickets. Wednesday, 3 April (8pm performance).University Cultural Centre Theatre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent. Call 6516 2492.

 

Glory Bound

 

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans will be counting down the days to the One FC Kings and Champions event on 5 April. The double header includes the Lightweight World Championships andthe Bantamweight Grand Prix Semi-finals. Go all out with the VIP “carpet and cage” experience ($348), or opt for the arena ($148), terrace ($68) or balcony ($38). If you can’t get to the fight itself, you and an estimated 500 million others can catch the broadcast live on Star Sports – a first for live MMA events. You can also stream live via the OneFC website undercard fights are free andmain card fights costUS$9.99. Singapore Indoor Stadium .
 

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