Music lovers have plenty to get excited about with the events happening after hours in the week of June 7 to 11.
After all the drama last year, it’s time to mend fences and celebrate AWARE’s 25th anniversary with a huge bang. Whether you’re a closet feminist or just in for a great evening out, don’t miss this all-female, all-star lineup for an unforgettable evening of music, song and laughter in celebration of womankind. Leave with a clean conscience too as proceeds go to fundraising to aid AWARE’s work in gender equity.
Tuesday June 8 only, at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets from $20 to $150.
Don’t miss this contemporary Likay interpretation of Japanese playwright Hideki Noda’s script, Akaoni, transformed into a modern Thai folk dance-drama directed by award-winning performing arts veteran Pradit Prasatthong. The play tells the story of three good friends who befriend the Red Demon, a strange looking vagrant. Eventually cast out by the villagers, the four friends leave on a journey with mysterious consequences.
Tuesday June 8 and Wednesday June 9 only, at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tickets at $36.
Cantonese opera fans are in for a treat, as the reputable Nanning Cantonese Opera Troupe 南宁粤剧团 will be making its debut in Singapore this week. Expect signature award-winning works such as Emperor Qianlong Nominates a Scholar, Mid-Autumn Festival, Zijin Hammer, Kaitai New Voice and The Governor Hosts a Party. Don’t miss the captivating performances by lead actress and actor, Liang Sumei (梁素梅) and Huang Juncheng (黄俊成).
From Tuesday June 8 to Sunday June 13, at the Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre. Tickets from $15 to $50.
Don’t miss this gritty documentary about an octogenarian man, his wife and his loyal, hard-working cow. While shot with virtually no budget, has risen to become South Korea’s biggest independent film to date.
From Wednesday June 9 to Tuesday June 15 only, at the Arts House. Tickets at $9.
If you love world music and football, this is definitely something you won’t want to miss. The first-ever South African outdoor live concert party hits town with a range of bands and performers straight from the rainbow nation. Party to afro-fusion groups Coda and Gang of Instrumentals, and afro-house music DJ Fresca, while watching the live screening of the much anticipated FIFA 2010 kick-off match at the same time.
Friday June 11 only,, at Fort Canning Park. Tickets at $65.
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