What’s On This Weekend: 30 Aug to 1 Sep 2019

What’s On This Weekend: 30 Aug to 1 Sep 2019

Treat yourself to heart-stirring, mind-expanding weekend with these fun arts and culture events. Immerse yourself in the world of moving images at a film festival, get into a meditative mood with a dance performance and chill at a show featuring homegrown music talents. Read on for our picks.

Nocturnal Narratives

Spend an evening under the stars celebrating the DIY spirit of art-making. Check out photography- and film-related zines from Asia and catch animated short films by homegrown filmmakers. This free event, held at the Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film in Middle Road, is part of the Singapore Night Festival. Details here.

Elephant In The Room

This critically acclaimed play offers a playful reinterpretation of the story of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha. The one-woman show by Yuki Elias was staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and will premiere at the Drama Centre Theatre in the National Library. Details here.

In Your Shadows

For a meditative encounter with issues on femininity and the social standards imposed on women, don’t miss this dance performance by emerging choreographers Sandhya Suresh and Karishma Nair at Esplanade Theatre Studio. The choreographers were mentored by established dancer-choreographer Raka Maitra, and the works incorporates dramaturgy by Beto Ruiz and original music by Bani Haykal. Details here.

Live From The Lion City

If you plan to spend a relaxing afternoon at Jewel Changi Airport, don’t miss this free showcase of performances by homegrown Mandarin pop singers Zuo En and Neko Highway. The event is part of a monthly series by UFM100.3 and Hear65, an initiative by the National Arts Council to raise the profile of Singaporean musicians and their music. Details here.

Malaysian Film Festival

Find out what is making waves in the Malaysian film scene at this festival, which will feature seven films, including the well-received Crossroads: One Two Jaga (2018) by Nam Ron. The festival, held at The Arts House, includes a panel discussion and talks by select directors of the featured films. Details here.

(Photos: Low Ser En, Drama Centre Theatre, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Arts Council and Eva Tang) 

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