Things to do, watch, listen this week: 22 to 28 Feb
Make the last week of February count – spend time exploring meaningful arts and culture events taking place island-wide. Be inspired by a tour de force performance, take a walk down memory lane at an art exhibition, or catch a play about the lives of veteran Singapore stage actors. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities this week.
Girls And Boys
Check out this unforgettable one-woman play about what it is like to be a woman in the 21st century. Presented by Singapore theatre company Pangdemonium, this theatre production is staged at Drama Centre Theatre. It is directed by artistic director Tracie Pang, and stars Singapore artiste Nikki Muller. The 90-minute play, which has an IMDA rating of Advisory 16 for its mature content and coarse language, is on from 25 Feb to 14 Mar. Get your tickets to Girls and Boys here.
Something, Somewhere, Somewhen
Don’t miss the premiere of popular Singapore artist Yip Yew Chong’s work in a gallery setting. While the artist is well-known for his street murals, his first show features collectible paintings and objects that are sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia. His paintings depict a slice of life in Singapore, and some of them are done on unusual mediums such as enamel plates and pieces of furniture. The exhibition is on at Art Porters Gallery until 14 Mar. Learn more about Something, Somewhere, Somewhen here.
All The World Is One’s Stage
Catch a heart-warming play that spotlights the life stories of veteran Singapore stage actors. The production stars acclaimed actors such as Yong Ser Pin and Liow Shi Suen, and it is directed by Goh Boon Teck. It is performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. The new play is part of the Esplanade’s Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts and it is staged at the Esplanade Theatre from 26 to 28 Feb. Learn more about All the world is one’s stage here.
Open Books: I Want To Go Home
If you are in the Civic District this week, pop by this multisensory art installation, inspired by author Wesley Leon Aroozoo’s novel I Want To Go Home (2017), that invites visitors to encounter the strength of a man’s love. This outdoor installation is co-curated and designed by local studio Mural Lingo and The Arts House. The installation is on until 28 Feb. Learn more about Open Books: I Want to Go Home here.
Peranakan Beading Workshop
Pick up the art of Peranakan beading at this hands-on workshop led by Peranakan beading expert Angeline Kong. She will share about the history of Peranakan beading, as well as Peranakan culture and her life as a Peranakan. The six-hour workshop, held at the Straits Enclave on 27 Feb, includes a Peranakan lunch and tea. Register for the Peranakan Beading Workshop here.
(Photos: Pangdemonium, Yip Yew Chong, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Arts House, Straits Enclave)