What’s On This Weekend: 6 to 8 December 2019 | A List
With the year-end festivities in full swing, it is time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a merry weekend, filled with arts and culture. Get into a jolly mood with a comedic production by a new theatrical group, The Assembly Point, or an opera concert featuring popular songs. Those hungry for nostalgia will be delighted by major photography exhibitions on show now. Keep scrolling for our top picks of events in Singapore this weekend.
Let three classically trained opera singers from the Singapore Lyric Opera’s Leow Siak Fah Artists Training Programme entertain you with a lyrical concert this weekend. Staged at the Esplanade, the singers will be performing well-loved songs such as Over the Rainbow and La Vie En Rose. Details about Classical Crossover here.
Chua Soon Bin: Truths & Legends
Don’t miss the opening weekend of this photography exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore which will showcase works by photographer Chua Soo Bin, a recipient of the Cultural Medallion – Singapore’s highest recognition for artistic excellence. The exhibition traces the development of photography in Singapore through Chua’s pictures, which include portraits of legendary artists in Singapore and China. Details about Chua Soon Bin: Truths & Legends here.
Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera Dan Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting And Refracting Singapura
For a dose of nostalgia, check out this exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre, which features over 120 artefacts and spotlights Singapore’s maritime and cultural significance, prior to colonialisation. This exhibition promises to have you re-think the inherited narratives of Singapore’s early days. Details about Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera Dan Sebingkai Cermin here.
Bauhaus Imaginista X Singapore
Discover how the Bauhaus Movement, an influential school of design and architecture from Germany, left its mark on Singapore’s landscape at the Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film in Middle Road. The exhibition will also include works by photographer Jeremy San of local architecture that embody the Bauhaus concepts of simplicity and functionality. Details about Bauhaus Imaginista X Singapore here.
Get ready to laugh your heart out this weekend with a comedic production that examines love, and our love of love. This show marks the debut of the ensemble-based theatre collective, The Assembly Point, and it will be staged at the Aliwal Arts Centre. Details about Affections here.
(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore, Malay Heritage Centre, Jeremy San Tzer Ning and The Assembly Point)