What’s On This Weekend: 20 to 22 April

Published on 19 April 2018

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

This week, get a glimpse of Singapore through the eyes of a nine-year old girl at the Esplanade’s How Did the Cat Get So Fat? production, see an artist’s recreated paintings of his own artwork, or immerse yourself in South Indian-Muslim culture with the Qawwali concert.


Family / Theatre

How Did The Cat Get So Fat? (19 – 22 Apr)

Performed by comic genius Siti Khalijah, How Did The Cat Get So Fat? is a light-hearted and relatable play that explores the various segments of Singapore society through the lens of a nine-year-old girl, Fatimah. Be prepared to laugh your socks off as Siti bounces through eight characters in Fatimah’s life, all played by this formidable actress using the art of shadow puppetry! Performed in Malay with English captions, this is a not-to-be-missed production for all ages.

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Culture / Music

Qawwali – Exaltation and Ecstasy (20 – 22 April)

Gain a deeper understanding of our local South Indian-Muslim culture and be treated to Qawwali, a form of Sufi Devotional Music. At this concert, listen to how the Nurulhuda Islamic Ensemble have modernised the Qawwali genre and bop along to their fresh renditions of traditional Tamil music. The Nurulhuda Islamic Ensemble use both traditional and modern instruments such as dhols (barrel drums) and kompangs (Malay drum) together with the electronic harmonium to produce their pieces.

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SECOND CHANCE (20 Apr – 13 May)

Indonesian artist Pupuk Daru Purnomo presents six pairs of abstract paintings – each comprising his original piece and a recreated version – in this innovative solo exhibition. The idea for this showcase came from the photographs that Pupuk would take on his smartphone of his completed pieces. He soon became interested in what his work looked like translated across a different screen and through different photo-editing applications. Second Chance is a reminder that possibilities and re-inventions are always just within reach.

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The Introduction To Storytelling Workshop (21 – 22 Apr)

Awaken the storyteller within you by attending this amazing hands-on workshop by Sheila Wee. A sincere and passionate professional storyteller and trainer, Wee reveals what it takes to write a vivid, captivating story in your own words. This 10-hour masterclass has received rave reviews – a must-go for all aspiring storytellers!

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Lest We Forget (21 Apr)

Rediscover Singapore’s Chinese heritage and uncover the stories of Katong and Joo Chiat through a series of dance presentations by the Dance Ensemble Singapore (DES). In celebration of their 25thanniversary, this dance relives and redefines the legacies of Singapore’s forefathers, and reminds us of the sacrifices they made, lest we forget them.

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