What’s On This Weekend: 12 to 14 October

Published on 10 October 2018

By Celine Chong

The exciting line-up of events this weekend will have you moving and grooving to cool beats, and leave you recharged for the new week ahead.


Painting With Light

Chicken soup for the soul is served this weekend at the National Gallery Singapore’s film festival, Painting With Light. It features heartwarming feature-length and short films, including some free screenings, where filmmakers share their hopes and dreams for humanity.

Details here.

Image credit: National Gallery Singapore; film still from Focus Iran (2017)


Sixteen da:ns Challenge Showcase 

For a late-night adrenaline rush, don’t miss this high-energy street dance showcase of works by well-known international choreographers such as FirstLady and Lilstar. The performance will feature young dance talents mentored by the choreographers.

Details here 

Photo credit: Esplanade


Because It’s Fun

Find ways to negotiate social issues such as bullying and mental wellness in this new play set in a school. The production, by homegrown company The Fool Theatre, is written by playwright Tung Ka Wai and directed by Xavier Kang. There will be post-show discussions after each performance on how to stand up to bullies.

Details here.

Photo credit: The Fool Theatre


Dance Picnic At Botanic Gardens

Shake your hips and groove to the beat as dance group Ben Lau Dance brings you through the steps of everything from Hawaiian Hula dance to retro rock moves. This picnic with a difference is suitable for participants of all ages, and part of the National Arts Council’s Got To Move dance movement.

Details here.

Photo credit: Ben Lau Dance


National Museum Of Singapore 131st Anniversary Celebrations

The grand old dame celebrates 131 years with free cake, building tours, craft activities and a fun-filled experience where visitors get to interact with people and objects from the past, in real life and in real time.

Details here.

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore


Aurora: Lights Of Wonder

Skip the wait and chase for fleeting auroras with this film. It captures the celestial beauty and grandeur of the natural occurrence with ultra-high sensitivity cameras, and also explains the science behind the auroras.

Details here.

Image credit: Science Centre Singapore

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