What’s On This Weekend: 29 November to 1 December 2019 | A List
Start off your month – the most wonderful one of the year – on a cheery note. Fill it with melodious harp and piano music at a concert at the Esplanade, catch a battle of words and wits between poets and wrestlers at a poetry-body slam at Aliwal Arts Centre, and discover the secrets of Geylang through a theatrical walking tour. Here are our top picks for the weekend, have a great one.
Duo Senses: Harp And Piano
Let music take you on a magical journey with musical performances by harpist Laura Peh on Fri, or by pianist Dr Azariah Tan on Sat. Audiences will be treated to a premiere performance by Peh of a newly commissioned piece by composer Lim Kang Ning while Dr Tan will entertain guests with scores from Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Details about Duo Senses: Harp and Piano.
Tropics, A Many (Con)sequence
Contemplate the politics of the tropics and its relationship to modernity at this NUS Museum exhibition. The show is based on Seni, a video installation by artist, filmmaker and curator Kent Chan, which reconsiders the first exhibition of Singapore art in Europe in 1955, made possible by then-Singapore Art Society president Ho Kok Hoe. Details about Tropics, A Many (Con)sequence here.
Lorongs Of Wisdom
Explore the underside of Geylang and get up-close to its denizens on this theatrical walking tour of the neighbourhood. This event is part of Singapore Biennale, an international contemporary art exhibition organised by the Singapore Art Museum. Details about Lorongs of Wisdom here.
Sing Lit Body Slam: 2 Much 2 Soon
This is no ordinary battle. Don’t miss your chance to catch poets and pro-wrestlers battle it out with words, wits and brawn at Aliwal Arts Centre. The unconventional mashup of poetry and wrestling features spoken word performances and displays of choreographed wrestling moves. Details about Sing Lit Body Slam: 2 Much 2 Soon here.
A Spoonful Of Sherman
Treat the family to a musical featuring timeless tunes from movies such as Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh, penned by the legendary Sherman family of prolific musical songwriters. This performance marks the West End production’s Asia premiere, and it will be staged at School of the Arts. Details about A Spoonful of Sherman here.
(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, NUS Museum, Geylang Adventures, Sing Lit Station and School of the Arts)