WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND? (23 – 25 MARCH 2018)

Published on 22 March 2018

By MELANIE LEE

OH LUCY!

Till Wed 4 April 2018, 8pm
The Arts House

If you feel bummed about missing out on this quirky Japanese comedy that was a hit at last year’s Singapore International Film Festival, now’s the time to catch it at The Arts House! Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima), a lonely office lady past her prime, takes an English class and discovers her new American alter ego ‘Lucy’. She also falls in love with her instructor, John, played by Josh Hartnett. When John disappears, Setsuko goes on a quest to find him in the outskirts of Southern California.

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PANEL DISCUSSION – DIFFICULT WOMEN

Sat 24 Mar 2018, 2pm – 6pm
Great World City #02-07/08

Named after Roxanne Gay’s acclaimed collection of short stories, this event, organised by Book Actually’s pop-up Read to Teleport, brings together women from various industries to discuss what it means to be a woman in this day and age. Novelist Balli Kaur Jaswal and stand-up comedian Sharul Channa will be part of the panels featuring topics such as “Is ‘being a woman’ an Obstacle?” and “Being A Woman in a Social/Workplace Setting”.

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PENTAS JOGET

Till Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio

It’ll be impossible to sit still at this fun dance performance which is influenced by traditional Malay dance practices and inspired by the everyday concerns of Singaporeans. These are new works presented by four up-and-coming choreographers Norisham Osman, Norhaizad Adam, Badarudin Hassan and Hasyimah Harith in collaboration with choreographer Susan Sentler as dramaturg.

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TAREK ATOUI THE GROUND: FROM THE LAND TO THE SEA

24 Mar – 24 June 2018
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Renowned Lebanese sound artist and composer Tarek Atoui will be presenting his first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia. It is conceived as a musical composition that unfolds in space, and is also the first piece Atoui has created through associations between objects, instruments and recordings. The sounds are from underwater environments, as well as human and industrial activities in the harbours of Athens, Abu Dhabi and Singapore. The featured instruments are also unusual and made in collaboration with luthiers, craftsmen and electronic engineers.

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TINARIWEN IN SINGAPORE

Sat 24 Mar 2018, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning desert blues band from Northern Mali, and is one of the most influential African bands in the world. Their music is a hypnotic combination of blues, Tuareg folk music and rock, and addresses themes such as political awakening, exile, repression and sovereignty. They will be performing music from their latest “Elwan” album, which was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

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