What’s On This Weekend: 31 August to 2 September

Published on 29 August 2018

By Huang Lijie

You don’t have to be crazy rich to live it up this weekend. These arts events will let you live large for free.

Music

Singa Drum Gaia

Saturday and Sunday

Good vibes, great beats at this drumming fiesta promise all an exhilarating time. Look out for popular drum ensembles such as DAMARU and NADI Singapura, and join Saturday’s hands-on session for some rambunctious fun.

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Photo credit: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Family

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park

Sunday

Stretch out on the lawn and luxuriate in original music and songs by homegrown talents Adia Tay, The Betts and Stopgap. The musicians are part of Noise Singapore, a youth arts platform.

For more information, please click here.

Photo credit: National Arts Council

Literature

B-sides and Backslides

Friday

Soak in the poetic musings of well-known Singapore author Felix Cheong at the launch of his fifth anthology. His poems will also be set to popular classical music, reworked by two musicians, Mervin Wong and Natalie Ng, at the event.

For more information, click here.

Image credit: BooksActually

Exhibition

Deathsong

Till 23 September

When Monday rolls around and you’re asked what you did over the weekend, you can say you attended a getai performance by virtual reality ghosts at The Substation’s exhibition, Deathsong. The show is an elegy to a city’s change.

For more information, please click here.

Photo credit: The Substation

Films

Storytelling in Southeast Asian Films

Till 4 September

Feast your eyes and mind on moving images by film-makers Kanakan-Balintagos, Garin Nugroho and Sherman Ong. Their films offer a look at how stories are told through the lens of Southeast Asia.

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

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