Wag The Dog is thrilled to bring Bette Davis on the Edge to the Singapore stage for its Asian premiere. Bette Davis on the Edge transforms a cinema icon into a visceral theatre experience in this one-woman show, exquisitely written and performed by the tour-de-force that is, Christine St John.
Bette Davis on the Edge
21 – 22 March
11 Keng Cheow Street #02-11, 059608
The celebrated clarinetist Sabine Meyer, who has played with more than 300 orchestras worldwide, returns to Singapore with the radiant joy and meditative serenity of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
The beauty of the work exemplifies the composer’s immortal appeal, which inspired Tchaikovsky to pay tribute via Mozartiana. Directed by Andrew Litton, this concert also features the world premiere of Singapore-based composer Robert Casteels’ Ouverture Spirituelle, commissioned by the SSO.
Sabine Meyer: Mozart Clarinet Concerto
22 – 23 March
9 Empress Pl, 179556
When Mama is away, the little Kids love to play! Will Mr. Wolf get his way? Join Cluny Court‘s Young Storyteller and find out.
Cluny Court’s monthly storytelling session is in collaboration with The Storytelling Centre Limited, a Singapore-based non-profit company that advances the art of storytelling through focused programmes and activities. The Storytelling Centre Limited firmly believes that stories are storehouses of Singapore’s unique multidimensional legacy. The oral traditions of folktales, mythology, legends and fables are avenues for preserving, showcasing and developing Singapore’s rich and diverse heritage.
Cluny Court supports The Storytelling Centre Limited in ensuring the sustainability of this art form by nurturing emerging Young Storytellers through this collaboration.
Admission: Free (Suitable for audiences ages 3-7)
The Clever Little Kid Storytime
12 p.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Level 2 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, 259760 (Nearest Train Station: Botanic Gardens)
Singapore’s local Mandarin theatre company, Nine Years Theatre, reimagines the German classic, Faust.
This tale features a contemporary setting, and a female protagonist. In the story, Faust trades her soul with Mephistopheles in exchange for freedom from the shackles that bind her. Faust / Us marks the directorial debut of writer Cherilyn Woo.
The show will be performed in Mandarin, with English and Mandarin subtitles.
Faust / Us, Drama Centre Black Box
22 – 24 March
#03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria St, 188064
Singapore’s local Indian dance institute Bharathaa Arts is proud to present a production of Ula, based on a body of Hindu literature dating back to the Pallava period (273CE to 897CE).
This hour and a half traditional dance performance will come alive with images of the gods, and feature music the late Bhagavatulu Seetarama Sarma, who’s known for his contributions to dance and music, especially the dance-drama genre.
Tickets are priced at $25, with concessions available.
Ula by Bharathaa Arts
22 – 23 March
1 Esplanade Dr, 038981
Spark some joy into your life by catching these eight films at the Happiness Film Festival held at various locations around Singapore.
First of its kind in the world, this film festival aims to change perceptions about well-being and happiness through select movies and post-movie dialogue sessions by speakers who will explore the themes and subjects of the film.
General admission tickets are $15 each.
Happiness Film Festival
21 – 23 March
28 Aliwal Street, 199918
Love electronic, funk, and disco? Check out Singapore’s own homegrown party collective, Ice Cream Sundays, in their cosmic space-disco themed party filled with music, booze, and ice cream. Residential DJs like Toppings, Bongomann and Muto Masashi will be headlining the event, with special guest selector Senja, especially known for his unique tunes.
The event will also feature a social art installation hosted by Mural Lingo, where you can add your artwork throughout the night.
Ice Cream Sundays: Space Disco
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
120A Prinsep Street, 187937
Mixing together a unique blend of comedy and magic, Australian’s own comedy-magician Adrian Saw will be in Singapore to perform his hilarious and amusing set, featuring mind-blowing illusions that will definitely leave you wanting for more.
Book your tickets online for a special discount.
Adrian Saw: Comedy Magician
22 – 23 March
Level 3 , 8b Circular Rd, 049364
Inspired by the works of the great French artist Henri Matiss, feast your eyes on the new collection of semi-abstract art by Malaysian painter Miau Wong through experiments with different colours in symbolising creativity, emotions, and spontaneity.
Past artwork from previous collections will also be featured at this exhibition.
The event is free.
Miau Wong Solo Exhibition: Wandering Inspirations
21 – 25 March
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ION Orchard Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
Don’t miss out on the first ever Five-footway Festival, which will officially launch the newly refurbished Chinatown Street Market through recreations of the area’s hawking scenes from the past.
The event features the rich heritage of Chinatown Street Market with cultural activities and traditional games, as well as sample street food for attendees to enjoy. Browse around a wide variety of old-school merch, join a foodie trail or walk down memory lane on a guided tour to explore the Chinatown streets of Pagoda, Sago, Smith and Trengganu.
23 – 24 March
starts at 1 p.m.
29 A/B Smith Street, 058943
By Sharlyn Tan + Melodi Ghui, 18 March 2019
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