What’s On This Weekend: 24 to 26 Nov

Published on 23 November 2017


Till Sun 3 Dec 2017
Various timings and locations

SGIFF has commenced and now, there’s a whole array of acclaimed international films right at your doorstep! If there’s one film you have to catch this weekend, may we recommend “Phantom of Illumination” which will be screened this Sun, 26 Nov, 7pm at The Arts House? This Thai fact-mixed-with-fiction film revolves around a projectionist who is aimless after the cinema he works at closes. He keeps going back there, cleaning up after empty cinema halls and getting drunk. The filmmaker, Wattanapume Laisuwanchai, will be present and will do a Q&A after the show.

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Till Sat 25 Nov

The 2nd edition of this heartwarming festival celebrates the creative pursuits and explorations of the beneficiaries of Club Rainbow Singapore, an organisation that supports and empowers children with chronic illnesses and their families. There will be an arts exhibition, an arts market, a performing arts concert, a film screening and workshops such as silkscreen printing by Fictive Fingers and natural scarf dyeing with Project Coal.

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Sat 25 Nov, various timings
Singapore Book Council Training Room

The Book Council is running FREE mother tongue workshops which are sponsored by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. “Fun With Languages” is part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. The Chinese Workshop (7 – 9 years old) will be an interactive storytelling and craft session from 6.30pm – 7pm (register here). The Malay workshop (4 – 8 years old) will be about understanding multi-literacy through a fun story and it will take place from 5pm – 6pm (register here). The Tamil workshop (4 – 9 years old) will be about having fun with Tamil and discovering the author/actor in you. This one will take place from 3.30pm – 4.30pm (register here).

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Sat, 25 Nov, 4-10pm
Goodman Arts Centre, Block B

Check out this all-new arts event inspired by the experimental spirit of classic vinyl B-sides. It’ll be an evening featuring 20 indie acts who will present their little-known and unreleased works across music, film, theatre and visual art. Once night falls, there’ll be secret artist sessions and a curated food market. Don’t miss out on the fun programmes running as well such as “Social Mural Painting” by Mural Lingo (4pm-7pm), “Opera 101” by Singapore Lyric Opera Rising Stars and “Watercolour Demonstration” by Marvin Chew, vice-president of the Singapore Watercolour Society.

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Till Sat 16 Dec, various timings
Drama Centre

Don’t miss this hilarious musical production by W!LD RICE – best of all, it’s suitable for the whole family! Witness Glen Goei’s return to then Singapore stage after 30 years as he takes on the title role, along with Ivan Heng as his celestial sister, Green Snake. The musical revolves around a young man, Meng, who dreams of adventures beyond Emei Mountain. However, his mother and aunt have always warned him of the dangers lurking in the outside world. He persists in finding a new life and soon discovers that his mother and aunt are actually the legendary White Snake and Green Snake! Plenty of chaos ensues (guaranteeing plenty of laughs)!

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