What’s On This Weekend: 13 to 15 April

Published on 12 April 2018

Check out what’s hot with A List’s weekly line-up of events.

This week, immerse yourself in heritage at Geylang Serai, uncover the origins of the Orang Laut people with Zai Kuning’s immersive exhibition, or get your picnic mats out for an afternoon of music with the Band Fiesta at the Botanic Gardens!

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Artist Zai Kuning represented Singapore at the 57th Venice Biennale (Credit: National Arts Council)

Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge (12 Apr – 13 May)

Zai Kuning’s critically acclaimed exhibition investigates Malay history and culture, and was presented at the 57th Venice Biennale last year. Be transported back in time as you experience the lesser-known narratives of the Orang Laut (sea people), and its ancient maritime Kingdom through film and music composed by Zai and musician Mike Cooper.

More details here.

 

 

 

Music

Band Fiesta (14 April

Plan a family day out and prepare your picnic mats for a fun musical evening at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Pick a spot and relax amid tranquil nature as various school bands entertain you with their own renditions of music from Bach to Bon Jovi.

More details here.

 

 

 

 

Culture

Geylang Serai Heritage Trail 1 (Guided Walking Tour) (7-21 Apr)

Explore the culturally rich and vibrant area that is Geylang Serai, where heritage meets harmony. Be awed by the various historical buildings and places of worship and discover how they continue to represent the unique religious and racial harmony that Singapore enjoys.

More details here.

 

 

Theatre

I Am Trying to Say Something True (12-15 Apr)

Witness a poignant performance that explores themes of love and loss. Follow Risa’s journey of self-realisation through heartbreak, humour, and hope in this poetry-inspired theatre performance written by local playwright Michelle Tan and directed by T. Sasitharan.

More details here.

Dance

Giselle (12-15 Apr)

One of the world’s best-loved ballet classics returns to the Singapore Dance Theatre’s repertoire this April. This tale of romance and betrayal unfolds with choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Is it really better to have loved and lost, or not have loved at all?

More details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Literary

[WORKSHOP] Children Can Write Their Own Books (14 April)

Learn how to create your own book in this introductory-level workshop that is suitable for children (aged 5 and above), teenagers and adults alike. The two-hour workshop teaches participants how to create stories and illustrations based on their own experiences or by using other books as models.

More details here.

 

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