Things to do, watch, and listen this week: Sep 28 to Oct 4
There is much to celebrate in the month of October with the rich arts and culture offerings available. Take a stroll with your family at Gardens by the Bay and enjoy the Mid-Autumn festival-themed light displays, or mark Children’s Day with a digital arts festival that will excite the young ones. Read on for our recommendations of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2020
Be dazzled by colourful lanterns and Insta-worthy light displays at the Gardens’ Mid-Autumn Festival celebration on till this Sunday (4 Oct). The themed lantern displays light up every evening from 7 to 10pm. Or, enjoy the festival’s arts offerings any time from home, including a music performance by award-winning flutist Rit Xu. Start planning your visit to the Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 here.
TLC Children’s Festival
Celebrate Children’s Day with your little ones at home with fun, interactive workshops and captivating storytelling sessions hosted online by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s children’s arm The Little Company. Its children’s festival runs till this weekend, and it promises to keep the young ones entertained and inspired. Watch, learn and play at the TLC Children’s Festival here.
Genfree 003 – Thank God It’s Funk
Beat the “hump day” blues with Genfree, a new series of performances presented by the students, faculty and alumni of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and livestreamed from the listening lounge and bar Maduro. The shows explore genres from jazz to folk music and improv, and this week’s performance, the third in the series, features Lorong Boys. The popular local band promises to wow with funk music like you have never heard before. Tune in to Genfree 003 – Thank God It’s Funk and check out past episodes here.
SMU Arts Festival
Catch performances by talented Singapore Management University students at the school’s annual arts festival. This is the first time the showcase is held online, from this weekend to 30 Oct. Titled A-Part, the festival highlights the performers’ desire to remain connected with one another even while maintaining safe physical distance during the pandemic. The showcase comprises eight original productions across the genres of music, dance, theatre, literary arts and visual arts. Learn more about the SMU Arts Festival here.
Flowers Wilting In A New Day
Lose yourself in masterpieces by Hong Kong-based artist Chris Huen at his first solo exhibition in Singapore. The exhibition, Flowers Wilting in a New Day, is on show until Saturday (3 Oct) at the Ota Fine Arts gallery in Gillman Barracks. Learn more about Flowers Wilting in a New Day here.