Things to do, watch, listen this week: 21 to 27 Dec

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 21 to 27 Dec

Take a break from the festive rush and Christmas shopping and enjoy relaxing arts and culture events happening this week. Take part in an in-person art workshop, tune in to an online Christmas concert, or explore a virtual exhibition that travels back in time and traces the founding of Singapore in 1819. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.

Visual Arts

Ho! Ho! Ho! Handmade Print Christmas Paper Theatre

Paper Theatre arts and culture

Create a one-of-a-kind miniature Christmas scene at this family-friendly paper workshop organised by STPI X The Corner Shop. Participants will learn how to make their own stencils and pick up decorative techniques such as monotype printing. The workshop runs until 30 Dec. Get your tickets to Ho! Ho! Ho! Handmade Print Christmas Paper Theatre here.

Music

SSO Christmas Concert 

SSO Christmas Concert arts and culture

Get into the Christmas spirit with this special year-end online Christmas concert organised by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The concert will also feature the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Youth Choir and Children’s Choir, and they will present a selection of Baroque classics as well as contemporary Christmas carols. This online performance is pay-as-you-wish and can be streamed online until 8 Jan. Get your tickets to SSO Christmas Concert here.

Heritage

An Old New World: Digital Edition 

An Old New World- Digital Edition arts and culture

Travel back in time with this online digital exhibition by the National Museum of Singapore, which spotlightshistorical events in the two centuries leading up to the founding of Singapore. This virtual exhibition can be experienced as a guided tour or on a self-exploration mode. Both experiences allow the viewer to get up-close to the artefacts. Check out An Old New World: Digital Edition here.

Multidisciplinary

The Mrbrown Show Live!

The mrbrown Show Live! arts and culture

Catch well-known Singaporean blogger Lee Kin Mun, who is better known as mrbrown, in this live performance which will feature sketches based on his popular podcast show, and songs from his debut music album. He will be joined on stage by local artists such as Mr Miyagi and Marc Nair. The performance is part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts and it can be enjoyed in-person at the KC Arts Centre from 25 to 27 Dec, or viewed online on 27 Dec. Get your tickets to the mrbrown show LIVE! here.

Multidisciplinary 

Days — And Counting 

Days -- and counting arts and culture

Immerse yourself in this novel digital art experience by OH! Open House, which explores the new normal. It blends storytelling with text and moving images, and it features works by local artists such as Pat Toh, Ang Kia Yee and Kevin Fee. Learn more about Days — And Counting here.

(Photos: STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore International Festival of Arts, OH! Open House)

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