Things to do, watch, listen this week: Oct 19 to 25

Things to do, watch, listen this week: Oct 19 to 25

Whether you stay in or head out this week for fun and leisure, you will have no lack of opportunities to get your dose of arts and culture. Visit the National Museum of Singapore to see the works of artist Song-Ming Ang, presented at the prestigious Venice Biennale last year. For those who wish to stay home, there are captivating dance performances by Singapore talents that you can watch for free, and a livestreamed concert featuring local singers to catch. Read on for our top picks and enjoy a week filled with arts and culture. 

Visual Arts

Music For Everyone: Variations On A Theme

image of children running up the stairs for Music For Everyone: Variations On A Theme arts and culture

Don’t miss this exhibition featuring works by interdisciplinary artist Song-Ming Ang, which explores the role that music plays in the lives of individuals and in society. Following its successful presentation at the prestigious Venice Biennale last year, the exhibition is now at the National Museum of Singapore until 8 Nov. Accompanying programmes include an online lecture on 31 Oct by Ang on his artistic and music inspirations, and a panel discussion on 24 Oct about past presentations of the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Guided tours of the show are also available for the public. Learn more about Music for Everyone: Variation on a Theme here.  


Strawberry Moon In 4 Acts

 arts and culture image of a half bird half human with the full moon for strawberry moon in 4 acts

Be enthralled by contemporary dance group Arts Fission in its online show, which commemorates the Mid-Autumn Festival and draws inspiration from folktales about the moon. The performance, which runs until 31 Oct, incorporates elements of augmented reality and features music performed by Singaporean pianist Shane Thio and percussionist Cheong Kah Yiong. Register for free tickets to Strawberry Moon in 4 Acts here


Pink Flamingo Records Presents: Singapore Original Covers

arts and culture poster for Pink Flamingo Records Presents: Singapore Original Covers

Jam to not one, but ten Singaporean English and Mandopop original song covers by musicians from Pink Flamingo Records. Featuring vocalists Jason Yu, Amanda Ong, Ng Mei Ting and Marcus Lee Jun Wei, the digital showcase is supported by the National Arts Council as part of the SGCultureAnywhere campaign. Enjoy the mini concert Pink Flamingo Records Presents: Singapore Original Covers here.  


Journey To Nowhere

poster for Journey To Nowhere arts and culture

Sit back, unwind and catch the latest online theatre production by one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, The Finger Players. The play, based on the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West, brings audiences on action-packed adventures with the characters Monkey King, Pigsy and the Buddhist monk Tripitaka. This production, presented in collaboration with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, will be performed by graduating students of NAFA’s Diploma in Theatre (English Drama) 2020. Get your tickets to Journey to Nowhere here


ArtScience On Scream 

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Mark Halloween with the first horror film ever made, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The film will be screened as part of the ArtScience Museum’s moving image programme, ArtScience on Screen. If you prefer to stay home, go on a virtual tour of Scream Scenes, which introduces viewers to some of the spookiest objects shown in the museum previously. Learn more about ArtScience on Scream here

(Photos: Song-Ming Ang, Arts Fission, Pink Flamingo Records, The Finger Players, ArtScience Museum)

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