Things to do, watch, listen this week: 22 to 28 Mar
Escape the daily grind with arts and culture activities that promise to recharge your batteries. Chill at a jazz concert performed by three Cultural Medallion recipients, catch a gem of an art show that spotlights the teachings of famed painter Wu Guanzhong, or take part in a food-meets-theatre experience. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Enjoy original music and standard jazz tunes performed by Singapore’s “King of Swing”, jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro, as he offers audiences a new aural experience through the unique pairing of a jazz band with a string ensemble. He will be joined by veteran jazz singer Alemay Fernandez and Cultural Medallion recipient and jazz percussionist Louis Soliano. The concert is led by Adrian Tan of Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and guest concertmaster Lynnette Seah joining Monteiro’s jazz band. Tickets to the concert at Esplanade on 20 Mar are sold out, but they are still available for the livestreamed show, with the recording made available until 4 Apr. Get your tickets to Chamber Jazz here.
Wu Guanzhong: Learning From The Master
Find inspiration from master painter Wu Guanzhong in this exhibition, which spotlights his influential role as an art educator. Presented by the National Gallery Singapore, the show features over 80 works of art and archival materials, including photographs and study notes belonging to the artist and his family. The exhibition is on until 26 Sep. Learn more about Wu Guanzhong: Learning From The Master here.
Bond with friends over a meal of well-loved local dishes in this food-meets-theatre experience presented by theatre company The Theatre Practice, at its café Practice Tuckshop in Waterloo Street. The quirky programme, which incorporates rescued produce into their cooking to combat food waste, also lets foodies share stories about their favourite food-related memories with fellow diners. The event runs on selected Fridays, until 25 Jun. Learn more about Recess Time here.
Picture This: A Comic Book Launch Event
Discover the creative process that led to the making of the comic book Putu Piring by writer Myle Yan Tay and illustrator Shuxian Lee. Featuring the story of a man’s discovery of the comforting connection between food and memories, Tay and Lee’s debut work marries their love for food and the arts. The event is held at Goodman Arts Centre on 23 Mar. Learn more about Picture This: A Comic Book Launch Event here.
Reveal: The Art Of Showing
Perfect the art of storytelling at this workshop led by seasoned theatre practitioner Verena Tay. Learn how to “show, not tell” and experiment with different elements such as word choice, descriptions, and dialogue to enable you to write better stories. Organised by Singapore Book Council Academy, this three-hour workshop is held at Goodman Arts Centre on 27 Mar. Learn more about Reveal: The Art of Showing here.
(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore, The Theatre Practice, Checkpoint Theatre, Singapore Book Council Academy)