Things to do, watch, listen this week: 21 to 27 Jun
For a dose of good vibes this week, check out arts and culture events happening in the city. Tune in to a relaxing concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, catch an introspective play that examines the evolution of a couple’s relationship, or bond with the family at an online storytelling festival. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities you can enjoy this week.
Music Tuesdays: Strings Of Elegance II
Perk up your Tuesday with this concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. Held on 22 Jun at the SCO Concert Hall, it features performances by erhu musician Li Yulong and huqin musician Mu Ruixue. The concert will also be available for streaming via SISTIC until 29 Jun. Get tickets to Music Tuesdays: Strings of Elegance II here.
Don’t miss the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s staging of this intimate play by British playwright Duncan Macmillan about a couple examining the world around them. The play, starring actors Oon Shu An and Joshua Lim, traces the relationship of a couple grappling with the uncertainty of life, the idea of parenthood, and the state of the world. The production has an Advisory 16 rating for mature content. It premieres at the KC Arts Centre in Merbau Road on 21 Jun. Get your tickets to Lungs here.
Get inspired at this annual international storytelling festival which celebrates the art of storytelling. Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, this year’s festival goes online and it includes family-friendly storytelling sessions and performances, as well as workshops on honing one’s storytelling skills. The festival is on until 11 Jul. Learn more about StoryFest 2021 here.
Warisan (Papassang Tu-Riolo)
Catch this intimate, personal film by Indonesian filmmaker Riri Riza, in which he reflects on the significance of the items left behind by his late mother. The short film is screened as part of the Esplanade’s Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts, and will be available online until 27 Jun. Learn more about Warisan (Papassang Tu-riolo) here.
I Love A Broad Margin To My Life
Feast your eyes on mixed-media artworks by Vietnamese artist Moi Tran which draw on her lived experience as a refugee. The solo exhibition, titled after the novel I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2011) byAmerican author Maxine Hong Kingston, includes video recordings of live performances. The art show is presented by art gallery Yeo Workshop in Gillman Barracks until 27 Jun. A virtual walkthrough of the exhibition is also available on the gallery’s website. Learn more about I Love a Broad Margin to My Life here.
(Photos: Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Repertory Theatre, StoryFest, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Moi Tran)