What to Do in Singapore

Korean B-Boys in town, and more!

Events - 08 March 2010 9:00 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

Korean B-Boys in town, and more!

Here's a selection of editor's picks on what to do in Singapore this week.

 

Monday, 8 March

 

Seribu Langkah Ke Isanigami

When Haida, Zalif and Lina’s newly-orphaned cousin comes to stay with them, they embark on a thrilling adventure which began when a book that they were reading comes to life.

Until March 12, at the Substation. Tickets at $25.

 

Israeli Film Screenings

Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Singapore & Faculty of Science, NUS, this screening will showcase Sallah Shabatti, Yellow Asphalt as well as Under the Dommim Tree.

Screenings on Monday, and March 12 & 19. Free admission. 

 

Blackbird

Blackbird, which won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, gets a fresh retelling here by the Singapore Repertory Theatre. Former lovers Una and Ray meet face-to-face for the first time in 15 years. A chance picture in a magazine has led her back to him. But is it for answers, reconciliation or revenge? What follows is a tightly-plotted series of twists and turns that will have you at the edge of your seats.

Until March 20, at the DBS Arts Centre. Tickets from $35 to $50.

 

Tuesday, 9 March

 

Dirty Pretty Things

In Russell Young's newest body of work, history's most influential celebrities and luminaries serve as intriguing subjects. Large-scale, diamond dust encrusted portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Jackie Kennedy, Coco Chanel and Kurt Cobain are undeniably powerful and alluring.

Until April 22, at Petro Centre. Free admission.

 

Hanyo/ The Housemaid Screening

Hanyo / The Housemaid (1960) by Director Kim Ki-young is one of the most notorious and influential films from the Golden Age of Korean cinema. Bizarre, totally unpredictable, and years ahead of its time, the film has been described as a horror film, domestic melodrama and psychological thriller, often in the same breath.

Tuesday only, at the National Museum. Tickets at $8.

 

Kitaro concert

Catch legendary new age composer and musician as he stages this one-night-only performance, which sends a profound message of peace and spiritual development, both personally and globally.

Read about our preview to Kitaro here.

Tuesday only, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets from $68 to $168.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10 March

 

Is this Home, Truly? Exhibition

In conjunction with the exhibition of celebrated New York graffiti artist, Daze, this exhibition is curated by Zaki Razak and presents the work of six urban artists from Singapore: Antz, Scopeone, Slacsatu, The Killer Gerbil, TR853-1 and Zero.

Until March 22, at Fortune Cookies Project, Tanjong Pagar. Free admission.


Faves and Raves Screening

As part of outreach to fellow film-makers and enthusiasts, nuSTUDIOS will be putting together three of their best-loved and award-winning films in a one night only screening. Come catch CASHLESS (2009), In Our Own Words (2008) and Hedgehog Complex (2008).

Wednesday only, at the Esplanade. Free admission.


It’s a Girlie Affair

David Guetta is the DJ/Producer behind the hit songs "I Got A Feeling", "When Love Takes Over", "Sexy Bitch" and many more. Come party with DJ Kzee as he spins tracks from David's Album "One Love", Along with performances by Kevin and Ann from The Boiler Room.

Wednesday only, at the Powerhouse.

 

Thursday, 11 March

 

Jewelled Magnificence Workshop

During the talk, learn about the Mughal Emperors who were the curious connoisseurs of the age; test your knowledge of gemstones and techniques; and hear the gossip behind some of the more celebrated jewellery pieces.

Thursday only, at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Free.

Drum and Bass Workshop 

Join in on this workshop by Christian McBride and Ulysses Owens, Jr., part of the Mosaic Music Festival 2010 series.


Thursday only, at the Esplanade. Tickets at $20.

 

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Concert

Don’t miss this 10 Grammy-winning pop-R&B superstar and one-man hit machine, better known as “Babyface”,  who has released 11 solo albums and created contemporary R&B-soul mega-hits for Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston and more will be here to perform at Mosaic

Thursday only, at the Esplanade. Tickets from $40 to $160.

 

Friday, 12 March

 

International Furniture Fair 2010

Embrace the finest furniture the world has to offer, including major exporters from China, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam

Friday only, at the Singapore Expo. Free admission.

 

All Star Jam

Several local and regional performers team up with some big-name, international acts for a surprise jam session. You won't know who might just turn up next, but one thing that's certain is that it will be jazz the way it was intended: improvised and mind-blowing.

Friday only, at the Esplanade. Free.

 

Breakout 2010

Featuring a cast of top quality performers including some of Korea's leading B-Boys, ""BREAKOUT"" mixes the hottest B-Boy dance moves with stunning gymnastics, martial arts and hilarious visual comedy.

Friday only, at the Esplanade. Tickets from $28 to $73.