What’s On This Weekend: 19 to 21 October

Published on 17 October 2018

By Celine Chong

Before the curtain falls and the artists take their final bow, be sure to catch these events happening across our island this weekend.


Die Fledermaus: The Revenge Of The Bat

This short German opera promises to enthrall with its melodramatic plot, set in contemporary Singapore and sung in German, with dialogues in English and Mandarin. This operetta is the first full-scale production by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in celebration of its 80th anniversary, and it features students, staff and alumni from all of NAFA’s eight disciplines across three schools.

Details here.

Image credit: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


Photowalk: Singapore Women’s History

This one-of-a-kind photowalk spotlights buildings and areas of significance to Singapore women’s history. The tour is led by a trained guide from the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations, and photography instructor Deanna Ng from the Objectifs centre of photography and film will offer tips on street and architecture photography.

Details here.

Photo credit: Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations


Deepavali: A Celebration Of Lights

Celebrate the triumph of light over darkness with the traditional dancers from the Temple of Fine Arts. Their performance tells of the stories and myths behind this festival, and it is part of Got to Move ISLANDWIDE, a two-week festival by the National Arts Council featuring ground-up dance programmes around Singapore.

Details here.

Photo credit: The Temple of Fine Arts

Visual Art

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Lose yourself in the large-scale bamboo maze in the National Gallery Singapore’s roof garden, with a Japanese tea house at the heart of it. The work is by the award-winning artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Details here.

Photo credit: National Gallery Singapore



Delve into a mythological universe, set in a sports hall that turns into a sporting battlefield as seven individuals devise war schemes against each other and promise to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. This play by home-grown theatre group Cake returns to the stage after 10 years and is not to be missed.

Details here.

Image credit: Cake Theatrical Productions

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