Things to do, watch, listen this week: 23 to 29 Nov
As the year winds down, the fun and festivities increase. This week, feast on a food-centric cultural festival, explore a neighbourhood brimming with art murals or enjoy a good laugh with comedic takes on well-loved local musicals. Or, for something chill and relaxing, tune in to virtual concerts and dance performances. Here is our curated list of arts and culture activities that you can indulge in this week.
Wan Qing CultureFest 2020
If you love all things food, tune in to Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Wan Qing CultureFest 2020 on Facebook Live to learn about the customs, superstitions and taboos in Chinese food culture. The online culture festival will also feature various demonstrations, including the making of the traditional sweet treat ang ku kueh, the assembly of betrothal gift packages, and the steps in a traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony. Catch the programmes for free here.
Brilliant Corners: The City Is Blooming
Explore the rich heritage of Geylang through new art murals in the area. The works, inspired by the lives and stories of residents in Geylang, are part of Arts in Your Neighbourhood. The initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) seeks to bring enriching arts and cultural experiences to everyone. Find out more about Brilliant Corners: The City Is Blooming here or download the Brilliant Corners Arts Trail app and go on a self-guided tour of the murals.
Cannot get enough of musicals? Then don’t miss this refreshing, comedic take on popular Singapore music theatre productions. It promises to have you reeling in laughter at its reimagining of classic Singapore musicals. The show stars top Singapore musical theatre talents such as Sebastian Tan and Neo Swee Lin alongside upcoming stars such as Isaac Ong and Sharon Sum. Get your tickets to Lights Up! Here.
Disha — A Vision (Excerpts)
Be mesmerised by the performance of the widely acclaimed dance ensemble Spanda Dance Company. This online presentation features excerpts of Bharatanatyam works by the group, set to live music, which they performed at their Singapore debut in 2014 at Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts. Learn more about Disha — A Vision here and catch the performance here.
Divertissement: An Evening Of French Music
Sit back and enjoy well-loved French classics such as Ibert’s Divertissement, Ravel’s Mother Goose and Debussy’s unforgettable Clair de Lune, performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Catch the ticketed, live-streamed concert Divertissement: An Evening of French Music here on 20 Nov, or watch it at your own leisure later. Ticket-holders can view and access the recording of the live concert through the personal link sent to them after purchase, until 4 Dec, 8pm.
(Photos: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, System Sovereign, Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Symphony Orchestra)