Which is more important? Poetic truths or pure facts? When Jim Fingal — a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine — is assigned to fact check John D’Agata’s essay about the suicide of a teenage boy (an essay that could save the magazine from collapse), the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth. Tickets from $35.
(We just got news that this event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can get updates here.)
When you walk alone, you’re never lost. That’s the operating principle behind Homeshake, the recording project of Montreal-based Peter Sagar. You can expect this coolest of cats to perform songs across his expansive four-album discography with his bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B and guitar-based indie-pop. Tickets at $60.
The intergalactic drag queens from the American reality competition television series RuPaul’s Drag Race will flip their wigs for the SG audience this month. The cast line-up is subject to change but we hear Aquaria, Detox, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Plastique Tiara, Sharon Needles and Violet Chachki will be there. Yaaas! Tickets from $108.
Come and see poets make good on their new year resolutions and start exercising that vocabulary! Hear them bulk up on prepositions, isolate conjunctions and get their grammar pump on! But getting fit isn’t just about speaking right. The poets will share about the times they built a stronger sense of themselves — mentally, emotionally, physically or any other aspect of life. Tickets at $10.
Want to participate? Sign up for your slot in either the Slam or the Open Mic by posting on the Facebook event page here and arrive by 7.45pm to claim it. The poetry slam winner will get a one-month member to AnytimeFitness Telok Blangah and other prizes.
Taking place every last Friday of the month, Kelab Malam (which translates to “night club”) is a house party for all happening in the heart of Telok Ayer. Come for an eclectic soundscape of funk and soul, disco and hip-hop ‘choons. And oh, they’ll also throw in some kacang putih! (Not sure what that is? Read all about it here.)
Cited as Singapore’s first ever sustainable festival, Garden Beats is back for the sixth year as the music, art, and nature festival that transcends from day to night. Performers include feisty indie band Foals, versatile electronic DJ Viken Arman, rising star Running Touch, all-rounded visionary Crussen, multi-instrumentalists Gioli & Assia and dynamic disco duo The Illustrious Blacks. Ticket buyers have the option to donate and plant a tree to help restore and reforest the planet. Tickets from $148.
Inspired by his unique perspective living as a black Canadian/US expat in Southeast Asia, this Singapore-based comedian/chiropractic physician will bring you his brand of humour with jokes you wish you could forget. Tickets from $15.
Want to join a private leap day garden pool party at an incredible house? Bring your own drinks, food and swimwear for a poolside picnic with freaky jams. Ten artists are going to liquify you with electronic music and live instruments, while three incredible speakers will illuminate your consciousness about taking care of the oceans. They promise the music flows with liquid frequencies and organic bass. Tickets from $20.
Liquid Frequencies – Garden Pool Party
From 3 pm
Address will be revealed to ticket holders (Near King Albert Park MRT station)
World Strings Day was conceived with the intention to bring string players of all backgrounds together and celebrate their shared love for music. Revolving around the theme of dance, the performance will be conducted and led by local composer David Loke, who has curated a repertoire of familiar local tunes. Free admission.
Explore SG’s idyllic southern islands with kayaks! First you’ll land on the impermanent beach of Lazarus Island, which only appears during certain tides. Then you’ll head to Kusu Island to marvel at the longevity of the resident tortoises and laze on the tranquil beach. New to kayaking? Don’t worry, you will be paddling in inflatable doubles kayaks which are suitable for beginners. $95 per adult and $50 for kids under 12. Email email@example.com for more details and to register.
In line with the current health advisories, do rest at home if you are feeling unwell, have travelled to China within the last 14 days, or are placed on a Leave of Absence.
By Muneerah Bee, February 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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