What’s On This Weekend: 11 to 13 October 2019

What’s On This Weekend: 11 to 13 October 2019

Take a break and treat yourself to an art-filled weekend. Find escape in a music performance that transports you back in time or lose yourself in an art exhibition that will make you rethink your reality. Discover cool arts and culture events in store for you this weekend – read on.

Forward Shift


Experience a new kind of dance event where choreographers each present a scene from a dance they are working on and invite the audience to provide support and feedback. This event is held at the Esplanade as part of its da:ns festival and Asian dancemakers such as Ming Poon and Pichet Klunchun will be presenting their in-progress works. Details here.



Immerse yourself in the sounds of Singapore’s early Chinese folk ensembles at this concert, which spotlights local Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew and Hakka music traditions. Held at the Esplanade, this performance is the culmination of a four-year-long research into the lives of Singapore’s unsung Chinese music pioneers by the homegrown TENG Ensemble. Details here.


This play penned by Gina Chew tells the story of a young woman who grapples with desire, despair and the expectations of adulthood. The production, held at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Studio Theatre, is part of a playwright incubation programme by homegrown theatre company Toy Factory. Details here.

Literary Arts
Issun Boshi

Bring the little ones to Gateway Theatre for the reading of a story about an even littler bean, Issun Boshi – the one-inch-tall protagonist and namesake of the classic Japanese fairytale. Details here.

Visual Art
Objects In The Mirror


Have fun at this art exhibition in Desker Road, which offers a playful take on the common safety warning – “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear”. The show features works by artists Desiree Tham, Ryan Benjamin Lee and Yeyoon Avis Ann which use illusion to subvert and transform everyday objects. Details here.

(Photos by: Ming Poon for Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The TENG Ensemble, Toy Factory Productions Ltd, The Storytelling Centre Limited and Supernormal.sg)

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