Get your daily dose of culture with the events we’ve handpicked for you to enjoy from May 24 to May 28.
Celebrate the return of your favorite girlfriends Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte with a bang at this party where the most glamorously dressed ladies get to enjoy complimentary fresh strawberries, sparkling Bellinis and Cosmopolitans from 10.30 to midnight. As the icing on the cake, be deemed a lookalike to the fabulous four and stand to win champagne, Gold Class tickets, the official movie soundtrack and a complimentary night’s stay at the Pan Pacific.
Thursday May 27 only, at Stereolab.
Maha Moggallana tells the tale of the upright and pious monk of the same name, and his journey of emotional discovery, redemption and enlightenment. When his mother loses her husband through death and her sons through Buddhism, she goes mad with grief and anger with her ‘abandonment’. Once a devout Buddhist, she lashes out against its teachings and faces the consequences of her actions in hell. Heeding his mother’s cries for help, Maha Moggallana sets out on a mission to rescue her as well as all others suffering in hell.
Read about the costumes behind the play here.
Friday May 28 and Saturday May 29 only, at the Singapore Expo. Tickets from $30 to $50.
Don’t miss this one-night-only acoustic performance by music virtuoso Nitin Sawhney, whose music has graced the diverse realms of music, film, videogames, dance, and theatre. Spanning different careers, Sawhney is at once a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer, flamenco guitarist and classical/jazz pianist and cultural pioneer all rolled into one.
With over eight critically acclaimed studio albums to his name, his latest, London Undersound, featured the likes of Paul McCartney, Anoushka Shankar, Natty, Imogen Heap amongst many others. He’s also done work on orchestral scores for Mira Nair’s The Namesake as well as the hit Playstation 3 game Heavenly Sword.
Friday May 28 only, at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets from $20 to $80.
The first of a series of three gigs hosted by Fred Perry, Subculture Night promises music mayhem with a mashup of acoustic melodious streaks, intense instrumental tunes and electronic popping beat from For This Cycle, The Karl Maka, I Am David Sparkle, Kurt from Clash The Disko Kids and Ming.
Thursday May 28 only, at Home Club.
Arguable one of Shakespeare’s most controversial play, The Taming of the Shrew nonetheless remains one of his funniest as it tells the tale of a strong-willed and outspoken woman who is apparently broken and tamed by a man who seemingly marries her for money and a macho challenge. Yet things are never as they seem, are they? Good for a different take on the battle of the sexes.
From Wednesday May 26 to Saturday May 30, at the DBS Arts Centre. Tickets from $27 to $37.
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