What’s On This Weekend: 29 to 31 March 2019
You have survived the first quarter of the year; it is time to reward yourself and make merry. Don’t miss these fun, family-friendly arts and culture events that will be happening over the weekend.
Hello Telok Blangah
Photo: National Heritage Board
Rediscover the stories and rich history of Telok Blangah with a curated programme of music performances, storytelling, and an exciting selection of food. This event – free admission – is part of the Singapore Heritage Festival, an island-wide celebration of our nation’s heritage and culture over four weekends, until 7 April. Details here.
Resonates With: Raghajazz
Groove along with Singapore’s premier Indian classical and jazz quintet at this free music performance. Their wild blend of ragas, jazz harmony and creative compositions promise to be a pleasant surprise. Details here.
Photo: Asian Civilisations Museum
Take a trip down memory lane – browse and shop at an old-school pop-up fruit and spice market, play nostalgic arcade games and try your hand at decorating kites. Don’t forget to snag a free cup of bubble tea too (while stocks last). The event is part of Arts Weekend Civic District, an initiative by the National Arts Council which features arts programmes in the Civic District happening on the last weekend of every month. Details here.
Days Of Future Past
Photo: Tan Pin Pin
Immerse yourself in speculative fiction and visions of the future at this reading-cum-film screening. The stories, read by writers Wei Fen Lee, Ng Yi-Sheng and Wayne Ree, touch on cultures, traditions, mythologies and folk religions in Southeast Asia, and they are set against the backdrop of Tan Pin Pin’s film, In Time To Come (2017). Details here.
Rubber Girl On The Loose
Photo: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Explore what it means to live life on one’s own terms without compromise and fear through this play, co-produced by homegrown theatre company Cake and The Esplanade. The work is based on the Greek myth of Antigone, a woman who defies her uncle, the ruler, and refuses to snap under pressure. Details here.
Noise Gif Fest
Photo: Noise Singapore
There is something for everyone at this free, interactive exhibition inspired by the animated gif, from Instagram-worthy installations, to an audio-visual performance by VJ SENJA and kid-friendly gif workshops using Claymation. The event is part of Noise, an initiative of the National Arts Council which provides opportunities for young people to participate in and engage with the arts. Details here.