Insider’s Guide Issue 34

Published on 19 January 2016

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

Project Plait: Cardinal Sin

2-3 Feb,  7.30pm
Adult (11 years and up): $68 nett
Child (4-10 years old): $28 nett (3-course kid-friendly menu, limited seats available)
Portico Singapore

Project Plait: Cardinal Sins is a collaboration between Portico’s Chef Nixon Low and dancer & choreographer Naomi Tan. A Food-&-Dance affair, it integrates a 6-course menu created by Chef Nixon and contemporary dance choreographed and performed by Naomi in the same space.


China New Art

Till 25 Feb, 11am-8pm
MAD Museum Of Art & Design

See 100 works from China spanning mediums from paintings to prints, by over 30 artists including Ao Zi, Meng Da Weng, Zhang Miao and Huang Bing Yin bringing forth both real and imagined worlds that are both riveting and surreal, reflecting on their personal lives amidst an ever-changing social landscape.


St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016

30 Jan, 10am till late
The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay

This legendary annual music festival returns for its sixth visit to sunny Singapore. Spend an entire day in a field blissed out on music by the best song-spinners from various genres.


No Man’s Land,

Till 10 Apr, Sundays 6pm, 7.15pm, 8.30pm
Undisclosed locations within Joo Chiat

Presented by OH! Open House, specialists in art walkabouts, No Man’s Land takes participants across several undisclosed locations within Joo Chiat. See the heritage enclave in a different light as you uncover new spaces and fascinating denizens. Your journey will take you to back alleys, a shophouse and other enigmatic nooks and crannies as the story of Joo Chiat plays out.


Wife #11

26-28 Feb 2016
Fri 26 Feb : 8pm; Sat 27 Feb 2016: 8pm; Sun 28 Feb : 3pm & 8pm
The Arts House Play Den

A play by Desmond Sim (Autumn Tomyam, The Swimming Instructor), Wife #11 is about a towkay and his newest wife in post-war Singapore as they jostle to negotiate their way together through a tumultuous relationship on the eve of Singapore’s transformation into a modern nation that will no longer tolerate polygamy. This relationship is rivetingly charted, through a sequence of extraordinary letters between them filled with humour and pathos, towards an ending that may surprise. Featuring Amy Cheng and Sonny Lim. Directed by Desmond Sim.


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