What’s On This Weekend: 19 to 21 April 2019
Long weekends – they make you yearn to be able to slow down time and have the fun stretch out for longer. Wishful thinking aside, however, you can make every moment of this long weekend count with relaxing events such as a child-friendly arts installation, a cosy chamber music performance and plays that inspire reflection. Read on and make plans.
My Grandfather’s Road (RHDS)
Photo: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Take a trip down memory lane with playwright Neo Kim Seng as he brings alive on stage, the halcyon days of his childhood in Pasir Panjang at Neo Pee Teck Lane, a side road named after his grandfather. The play, which unearths untold family stories, explores how lives are shaped by familial and personal stories. This play is staged in two versions – one English, and the other, Cantonese with English surtitles. Details here.
Photo: The Artground
Introduce your little one to the arts at Baby Space, a multi-sensory installation specially designed for pre-walking babies. A combination of contemporary dance, music and visual arts, this installation promises to be an immersive, fun and interactive experience for you and your child. Details here.
By Candlelight – Voices Across Centuries
Photo: The Arts House
Enjoy an evening of live chamber music in a cosy, living room setting at The Arts House. Pianist Kseniia Vokhmianina, soprano Maureen Kelly and Sergey Tyuteykin on the trumpet will perform works by composers such as Handel, Mozart and Verdi. Details here.
Arus Balik: From Below The Wind To Above The Wind And Back Again
Literature meets history, art and contemporary life in this show. Inspired by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s book, Arus Balik (1995), this group exhibition features sculptures, films, installations and performance art that imagine moments of shifts in power, history and politics in Southeast Asia. This exhibition is also a response to the Singapore Bicentennial. Details here.
Photo: Singapore Repertory Theatre
Two couples tangled in a love affair; the truth is revealed. How does it all end? Find out in this play, which promises to be funny and thought-provoking, even as it interrogates issues such as friendship, suspicion and deceit. Details here.