Things to do, watch, listen this week: 12 to 18 Apr

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 12 to 18 Apr

Beat the mid-month slump with rejuvenating arts and culture activities. Catch an upbeat performance by two friends and fellow Singapore Symphony Orchestra violinists, visit an inspiring ceramic art exhibition, or have fun with the family at a storytelling session. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.


DUO! – Chan Yoong-Han And Zhao Tian

2021-Intimate-Moments-Yoong-Han-Zhao-Tian arts and culture

Unwind with a performance by violinists Chan Yoong-Han and Zhao Tian. Presented by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the programme features string works by renowned composers Jean-Marie Leclair and Henryk Wieniawski, and a new composition by the principal flutist of the SSO, Jin Ta. The performance is held at Victoria Concert Hall on 14 Apr. Get tickets to DUO! – Chan Yoong-Han And Zhao Tian here.

Visual Arts

Squaring The Circle

Squaring the circle arts and culture

Feast your eyes on ceramic works by Singapore artist Ben Loong. His latest solo exhibition in Gillman Barracks highlights his ever-evolving artmaking techniques and features works of glazed stoneware and bone china. The exhibition is presented by contemporary art gallery Mizuma Gallery, and it is on until 18 Apr. Learn more about Squaring The Circle here.

Visual Arts

A Mo(ve)ment In Time

A-Movement-In-Time arts and culture

Don’t miss this augmented reality exhibition at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Stephen Riady Centre at University Town, which allows the public to use their mobile devices to savour past live performances by students. The free installation is presented by the NUS Centre for the Arts in collaboration with students from the NUS School of Computing, and it is on until 16 Apr. Learn more about A Mo(ve)ment In Time here.


Goodman Open House

GAC arts and culture

Take part in the Goodman Open House from the comfort of your home. The arts centre’s digital open house invites the public to get up close with its resident visual artists and hear about their artistic journey. The open house programme, on until 31 Dec, also includes online art workshops on rubber stamp-making and puppet-making. Learn more about Goodman Open House here.

Visual Arts

Chinese Opera Roving Exhibition

Chinese Opera Roving Exhibition arts and culture

Uncover the history of Singapore’s Chinese street opera through a series of educational and immersive experiences at Stamford Arts Centre. The programme features a traditional on-site art exhibition filled with informative panels. Through a Virtual Reality (VR) 360-degree stage tour, visitors can also get a behind the scenes look at the preparation process for a Chinese opera performance by scanning a QR code on their mobile devices. It is on until end-Aug. Learn more about Chinese Opera Roving Exhibition here.

(Photos: Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Ben Loong, NUS Centre For the Arts, Goodman Arts Centre, Stamford Arts Centre)

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