Arts guide: Sept 23 to 29
SAM LEACH: CAREENING METEORITES AND THE EARLY MIND. The Australian artist’s first Singapore show comprises paintings and sculptural works that link prehistory and art. Includes a sound piece made in collaboration with musicians Tim Young and Dan Gawler. Until Oct 18, noon to 7pm, Future Perfect, Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road. Free admission.
HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL. The super-sized award-winning musical comedy is here, telling the story of plump social outcast Tracy and her journey to becoming an overnight star. Oct 26 to Oct 1, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre. With 3pm weekend matinees. Tickets at S$60 to S$230 from Sistic.
SAMARPANA — ASIAN FESTIVAL OF CLASSICAL DANCE. Now on its second edition, the festival showcases classical dance with highlights that include flamenco-meets-contemporary The Cruel Gardens and a collaboration between Dhrupad singing and Kathak, among others. Sept 27 to 29, various times, Drama Centre. Tickets from Sistic. www.samarpanafestival.net
HEMA MALINI LIVE IN SINGAPORE. The famous Indian actress and Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer will perform her dance ballet Durga where she plays the roles of Sati, Parvati and Durga. Sept 29, 7pm, University Cultural Centre Hall. Tickets from S$40 to S$150 at Sistic.
PETER AND BLUE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY. Singapore Dance Theatre’s children’s ballet production is a sequel to the two Peter And Blue shows about the inquisitive trio of Peter, Blue and Calico and their magical adventures. Sept 26 to 29, 11am and 2pm, Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tickets at S$25 from Sistic.