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Award-winning Singapore playwright Goh Boon Teck’s Purple returns, with Rayann Condy at the helm as director, along with up-and-coming talents Shane Mardjuki, Rebecca Spykerman, Elizabeth Loh and Matilda Chua. Inspired by the true story of a Singaporean transgender individual, Maggie Lai, this is a beautiful and thought-provoking play about self-discovery, love and courage.

Date and time: Until 18 August. Tues – Fri), 8pm; Sat, 3pm & 8pm; Sun, 3pm.
Venue: The Joyden Hall, Bugis+
Price: Tickets are available at SISTIC for $45.

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Siddhartha Tawadey: Sans Souci
As part of Art Plural Gallery’s Emerging Artists Programme, 12 fine art photographs by Indian artist Siddhartha Tawadey will be exhibited. His images, although grounded in the ordinary, are a contemplation on the relationship between our physical environment and internal psyche. ‘San Souci’, the title of his series, literally means ‘without worries’ in French. The artist will be discussing the conceptual details of his series on Thursday, 16th August at the exhibition space.

Date and time: Until 7 September, Monday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm
Venue: Art Plural Gallery, 38 Armenian Street
Price: Free

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Oral Health Month
Oral health goes beyond merely brushing your teeth twice daily – this August, families are encouraged to start a routine of taking their children to the dentist, in line with Oral Health Month’s motto “Start Early: Healthy Mouth for a Healthier Life”. This weekend, you can get a dental check-up, Colgate product samples and expert advice on oral hygiene, all for free at the Oral Health Month marquee at East Point. More than 250 participating dental clinics nationwide will also be providing free dental check-ups and tests for tooth sensitivity. Visit www.oralhealthmonth.com.sg to find a clinic near you.

Date: 10 – 12 August
Venue: East Point Atrium, Level 1
Price: Free


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Yantra Cream Centre
In celebration of Indian Independence day on 15 August, Yantra has brought in Cream Centre, a famous vegetarian restaurant from Mumbai, to highlight the delicious and inventive nature of Indian cuisine today. Try their best-selling dish, the original Chana Bhatura, as well as original dishes such as Mera Sizzler, Bambaiya Ragda, and Paneer Ka Baap.

Date: Until 15 August. Lunch: 12 – 3pm daily. Dinner: 6.30 – 10pm (11pm on weekends)
Venue: Yantra, #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall

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Lasalle 6th Tropical Lab Exhibition
The 6th Tropical Lab will see 27 contemporary artists from leading art institutions worldwide come together for an exhibition curated by Dr. Charles Merewether, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. The artists will be tackling this year’s topic, ‘Land’.

Date and time: Until 15 August, 10am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Venue: Praxis Space, Project Space, Earl Lu Gallery & Brother Joseph McNally Gallery at Lasalle College of the Arts
Price: Free


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Sea☆A auditions
Are you an anime lover with singing talent? This may be your chance to make it big. Japanese artist management company HoriPro is looking for new members from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to join successful girl group Sea☆A. If you’re a female youth aged between 15 and 22 years old, are interested in anisong and can sing, all you have to do is submit an entry online and you may be on your way to performing with Sea☆A. The winners will make their debut appearance at the Anime Festival Asia 2012 in November.

Date: Submissions close on 9 September 2012


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Sing with Singapore Lyric Opera
If you have a passion for singing, and want to take it somewhere beyond just singing in the shower, Singapore Lyric Opera is the vocal ensemble for you. Auditions are not technical, but a way to assess each person’s potential and what they will be able to add to the group. You can expect to perform at private and public events, but also get to meet with other people that share your interest in singing. The group meets every Saturday from 3 to 5pm at Waterloo Street, Stamford Arts Centre.

To register for an audition, please contact Singapore Lyric Opera at 6336 1929.
Price: There will be a subscription token of $20 per month.

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Take part in 1-Day Acuvue Moist’s newest competition and you stand to win prizes like passes to Universal Studios Singapore, passes to Sentosa’s iFly, Luge and Skyrides, as well as outdoor adventure tours and dance classes. All you have to do is work together with your buddies to hold the longest start in this live online staring contest, earn badges for unlocking various achievement levels and climb your way up the leader board. “Like” Acucue’s Facebook page, followed by the “blink-off” application and follow the instructions.

Date: Until 12 October

What to do this weekend

Sony Book Donation Drive
In support of the South Africa Mobile Library Project, the Sony Group of Companies in Singapore will be conducting its fifth annual book donation drive for the children of South Africa. Members of the public who are interested in donating new or second-hand English-language children’s books can do so at the Sony Store in Wisma Atria.

Date: 11 – 22 August
Venue: Sony store at Wisma Atria