What’s On This Weekend: 5 to 7 April 2019
Let your hair down this weekend with arts and culture events that offer a twist on the usual, from an orchestral performance of video game music, to a playground for adults and children that questions the place of nostalgia in Singapore, and a reading-cum-tour at an art exhibition.
Photo: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Explore the social hierarchies and the consequent prejudices that persist in today’s post-colonial world through this Esplanade commission and production, which blends theatre, dance and video installation. Details here.
Video Games Classics
Photo: Singapore Symphony Orchestra
If you are a fan of video games such as World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Resident Evil or Final Fantasy, you do not want to miss this orchestral music performance by the Singapore Symphony Youth Choir & Friends. The orchestra will be under the baton of Eímear Noone, the award-winning conductor and composer of popular video game tunes such as Malach from World of Warcraft. Details here.
Everything You Know Goes Away
Photo: The Substation
Revisit this playground, which pays homage to landmarks and forgotten memories such as the Big Splash water park in East Coast. Admission is free and the installation is suitable for children between the ages of six and 12. Details here.
Reading Tour | Wu Guanzhong: Expressions of Pen and Palette
Photo: National Gallery Singapore
Connect with famed painter Wu Guanzhong and his art on a deeper level through his writings. The reading tour at the National Gallery Singapore pairs selected works of art by Wu in the museum with a recitation of his writings, to help visitors better appreciate his artistry. Wu was one of the most significant Chinese painters of the 20th century, known for his innovative fusion of Chinese ink with Western modernism. Details here.
Photo: School Of The Arts Singapore
Celebrate the talent of School of the Arts’ Year 3 and 4 visual arts students across mediums such as drawing, painting, print, ceramics and sculpture. Admission to this showcase is free. Details here.