What’s On This Weekend: 25 to 27 January

What’s On This Weekend: 25 to 27 January

Spice up your weekend with fun and culture. Here are five arts, music and theatre events to look forward to.

Theatre
Angkat: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative Of A Native



Photo: Nabilah Said

This play, about the relationship between a woman and her adopted daughter, explores issues of identity and heritage. It is by homegrown talents, playwright Nabilah Said and director Noor Effendy Ibrahim. Details here.

Literary Arts
Book Clubbing Night


Photo: The Arts House

Meet fellow bibliophiles who are part of local book clubs and learn tips from them on how to start a club yourself. Details here.

Visual Arts
Frieze Academy Series


Photo: Frieze Academy

This free talk, featuring international museum professionals, promises a lively discussion on the role of private and public art institutions, and how they can collaborate. It is organised by the arts media and events company Frieze, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, and held in conjunction with the Singapore Art Week. Details here.

Music
Lan Shui’s Farewell



Photo: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Don’t miss the swansong of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s long-serving music director Lan Shui. His final concert with the SSO will include a performance of the symphonic masterpiece – Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. An autograph session will be held after the first night of the two-night concert. Details here.

Film
State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters



Photo: Yee I-Lann, Like the Banana Tree at the Gate: A Leaf in the Storm (2016)

Calling all daredevils: Come stare down fearsome monsters at exhibitions and guided tours organised by the Asian Film Archive. The free exhibitions, at the National Library Building and 11 Kampong Bugis, examine the connection between horror films and contemporary art in Southeast Asia. Ticketed tours of the exhibition at Kampong Bugis will explore people’s fear of monsters. Details here.

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