Things to do, watch, listen this week: 31 May to 6 Jun

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 31 May to 6 Jun

Lift your spirits with arts and culture activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Tune in to an online sharing by pianist Mei Yi Foo on her eventful life as a musician, enjoy an interactive theatre-meets-murder mystery experience online, or check out a group exhibition featuring works by Singapore-based artists. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.


In Conversation With Mei Yi Foo

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Chat and connect with renowned Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo in this online talk. She will be sharing anecdotes of her life as a musician, such as how she got into playing the piano, and how she prepares for a performance. Tune in to the free talk, streamed live on the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on 2 Jun. Learn more about In Conversation With Mei Yi Foo here.


The Bride Always Knocks Twice — Killer Secrets

The bride always knocks twice arts and culture

Put on your thinking cap and immerse yourself in this interactive theatre-meets-murder mystery experience online. Presented by arts organisation The Theatre Practice, this virtual experience combines digital theatre with live audience interaction. Participants who successfully solve the mystery will stand to win prizes such as $1,000 cash and a free, two-night stay at Hotel Soloha in Chinatown Complex. This virtual offering is available until 6 Jun. Get tickets to The Bride Always Knocks Twice — Killer Secrets here.


M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival

M1 contact arts and culture

Be enthralled by live performances at the annual M1 Contact ContemporaryDance Festival. The programme, presented by homegrown dance company, The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company, includes live performances by Singapore and international artists. It also features an experimental dance performance and an intimate presentation of work-in-progress pieces. It is on from 5 Jun to 4 Jul. Learn more about M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival here.


I Know Something That You Don’t Know

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Catch this non-verbal online puppet theatre performance that centres around the topic of grief and coping with the loss of a loved one. The virtual puppet show, which is on until 6 Jun, is performed by Indonesia performing arts group Papermoon Puppet Theatre. It is presented by the Esplanade as part of its Flipside festival, which celebrates creativity and playfulness through performances. Get tickets to I Know Something That You Don’t Know here.

Visual Arts

Oscillations: Adventures In Metamodernism

Oscillations arts and culture

Feast your eyes on sculptural installations, digital drawings and moving images by Singapore-based artists Grace Tan, Sebastian Mary Tay and Ian Woo. Presented by Fost Gallery at Gillman Barracks, the exhibition focuses on the idea of metamodernism – a way of making sense of cultures in the current age, and especially in this exhibition, the gap between reality and abstraction. The group exhibition is on until 6 Jun. Check out Oscillations: Adventures In Metamodernism here.

(Photos: Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Theatre Practice, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, M1 ContactContemporary Dance Festival,Fost Gallery)

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