Things to do, watch, listen this week: 9 to 15 Nov
The school holidays are still a week away but there is no need to wait for the fun to start with the many arts and culture events happening this week. Take the family out at night for Gillman Barrack’s popular Art After Dark event, or watch a family-friendly theatrical production that will fire up the little ones’ imagination. Also worth catching – a heartfelt show by five children about childhood experiences and growing up in Singapore today. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture events to brighten up your week.
Art After Dark: Above & Beyond
Spend an evening or two browsing works of art exhibited in the galleries at the visual arts precinct Gillman Barracks. You can also attend docent tours, panel discussions or enjoy art film screenings online as part of this event, which runs until 15 Nov. Head on to Gillman Barracks’ Instagram page and embark on a virtual tour of Gillman Barracks with theatre personalities Adeeb Fazah and Shannen Tay as they visit the different galleries and explore happenings within the visual arts precinct. Learn more about Art After Dark: Above & Beyond here.
Bond with the little ones through this online theatrical performance by theatre company My SuperFuture. The show explores the themes of imagination and invisibility through music and acting, and audiences are invited to participate along from home. The production is part of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, an initiative by the National Arts Council aimed at bringing enriching arts and cultural experiences to everyone. Catch Invisible Invincible on the NAC Facebook page on 15 Nov, 11am.
Explore the heartfelt expressions of five children in this exhibition where they share what it is like to grow up in Singapore today, wrestling issues such as body confidence and social class. The show is put together by the non-profit arts group Superhero Me, and five children – Alfred Goh, Brandvan Yang, MaryAngelly Jayabahan, Nur Shahanis Johar and Raden Rauf Radin Padli. It is held at two flats at Blk 55 Lengkok Bahru and runs until 19 Dec. Learn more about HOMERUN here.
Musical Exploration Of The Tang Shipwreck
Relax with a livestreamed concert by musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Presented by the Asian Civilisations Museum on 13 Nov, the online concert features musical numbers inspired by the museum’s Tang Shipwreck collection. Tune in to Musical Exploration of the Tang Shipwreck here.
Be inspired by the craft of Chinese papermaking, poetry and calligraphy in this exhibition by poet Dave Tai and calligrapher Malik Mazlan at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. The duo breathe new life into waste paper by using them as a canvas for haiku and calligraphy. The exhibition is on until 31 March 2021, and Tai will make a special appearance at the Centre on 21 Nov to pen personalised haikus for visitors. Check out Afterwords here.
(Photos: National Arts Council, My SuperFuture, Superhero Me, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre)