5 things to do this week: January 3-9, 2022, Lifestyle News
Do you feel that the festive buzz fades a little after the New Year? Here’s a refreshing lineup to start the year.
Treat yourself to heartfelt art displays or thought-provoking plays and spooky theme park tours.
Either way, this week’s lineup is just as focused on extending the fun and excitement of the holiday season.
Brian Gothong Tan’s “Pool Library Exhibit”
Multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan kicks off the year with an honest and heartfelt multisensory exhibit.
Through the process of making paper sketches, 3D printed sculptures, 3D film photographs, and craft books, Tan takes audiences on a journey through a boy’s rite of passage.
The exhibition unwraps conventional definitions of masculinity, queer bodies and representation. On certain days, guided tours are hosted by members of queer communities, adding another layer of authenticity to the exhibit.
The pool library exhibition January 6-20, 2022 at 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007. Open Tuesday to Saturday 1pm to 8pm; Sun 12 pm-6pm. Closed on Mon Tickets for the exhibition are free with registration, tickets available here. Tickets for guided tours are priced at $ 10 and available here.
The scary spectacle that is “The Secret Life of Haw Par Villa”
Who said goosebumps were only for Halloween? The Secret Life of Haw Par Villa is an interactive walking tour and performance that takes you through one of Singapore’s oldest theme parks – Haw Par Villa.
If the mere idea of exploring the Ten Courts of Hell doesn’t chill your spine, maybe the fact that the Tiger Balm King, Aw Boon Haw himself takes you through the theatrical spectacle, the will.
Meet Chinese mythological figures and learn a thing or two about East Asian principles, ethics, and morals.
The Secret Life of Haw Par Villa takes place January 7 – February 26, 2022 at 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628. Tickets are priced at $ 49 for children under 12 / students and $ 59 for adults. Tickets are available here.
The six sounds
How does an evening of numbers punctuated by the blues sound? The six sounds do their best in the year with an entire concert inspired by bands such as The Cannonball Adderley Quintet and The Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet.
The evening is led by saxophonist Sean Hong Wei who, along with the most distinguished musicians on the scene, Weixiang Tan, Nicole Duffell, Aaron James Lee, Matthew Tan and Ben Poh promise an electrifying and carefully curated line-up for the evening.
The six sounds is taking place January 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., at Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981. Hours include. Standard tickets are priced at S $ 28 and concession tickets are priced at $ 22.40 for students / NSF / seniors. Tickets are available here.
Yeo Workshop’s “Ornamental” explores familiar representations of various spaces
Yeo Workshop presents Ornamental, a group exhibition featuring five local and regional artists: Quyhn Dong, Santi Wangchuan, Lizzie Wee, Shayne Phua and Stephanie Jane Burt.
From Dong’s exploration of the Vietnamese diaspora experience to Wee’s reflection on the objectification of women, each section of the exhibition deeply engages cultural, social and political elements.
The interactive nature of the content transforms the audience into an embodied spectator. Ornamental is a great way to step back into physical spaces to explore art.
Ornamental operates until January 9, 2022 at No.01-25, Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, Singapore 109444. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-7pm; Sun 12 pm-6pm. Closed on Mon.
Wild Rice presents The Good Citizen
In Singapore, the steps to becoming a good citizen are well defined – school, work, home, marriage and children, for example. But what happens when the stairs seem endless?
What happens to those who venture outside the parameters of a good citizen? Come explore the gray areas, maybe even challenge that in black and white with the daring, witty and empowering piece from Wild Rice’s Singapore Youth Theater set, The Good Citizen.
This article first appeared in Nomads of the city.