One of Singapore’s most prolific theatre companies, W!ld Rice, is celebrating the country’s 50th year of independence by producing five plays (yeay!) this year, starting with ‘Public Enemy' which opens this week at Victoria Theatre. The play revolves around a doctor (Ivan Heng), who discovers that industrial waste has contaminated the water in the spas of his country.
Public Enemy trailer
There are more #SG50-themed nights this week, with the spotlight on the music scene. ‘So Happy - 50 Years of Singapore Rock' is a retrospective exhibition of the Singapore rock music community’s finest moments from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition at The Substation will feature artefacts such as flyers, vinyl records, cassette tapes and ticket stubs, along with music mixes and video interviews.
Don’t miss Checkpoint Theatre’s ‘Normal’, a stark drama by playwright Faith Ng and directed by Claire Wong. The play at Drama Centre takes the audience on an exploration of an educational system where being "normal" is less than ideal.
'Back Home' - Fritz Kalkbrenner
Best known for creating the soundtrack to the film ‘Berlin Calling’ with his brother Paul, Fritz Kalkbrennerwent on to develop a debut album, ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow', which mixed techno and soul in equal proportions, overlaid with his distinctive, melancholy vocals. Traipse down to Velvet Underground this Friday to catch him in action alongside resident DJ Hong.
Load up on feed, music, art and coffee at Oriole Coffee + Bar’s #oriolecreatesthis Saturday. It will feature musicians Jawn, The Little Giant and Tim De Cotta, as well as artworks by illustrators Ann Gee and Yann Rong. Other activities include poetry readings by The Proletariat Factory.
Tuck into some high-brow Asian fusion fare at W Sentosa’s Skirt, where Jean-Georges Vongerichten from New York’s famous Spice Market has debuted a limited-run menu this weekend. The menu, which is inspired by the street food of Southeast Asia (such as Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia), offers items such as shaved yellowin tuna with coconut lime broth, chilli rubbed satay and roasted cod with Malaysian chilli sauce.
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London-based electronic music producer Ikonika, with an affinity for bass, dub, glitch-hop and everything in between, holds court at Canvas this Saturday.
Australian contemporary worship group, Hillsong Worship, take their ‘No Other Name Tour’ to Singapore this Sunday. They released ‘No Other Name’ in July 2014 to chart-topping success, receiving their highest debut in 26 years. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at number 13 its first week in North America, and at number one on the Billboard Christian/Gospel album chart.
Nosh like no one's looking at the World Street Food Congress at Bugis (on the open field opposite Bugis Junction) where more than 40 stalls will peddle street food from around the world, from Bolivia to Vietnam.
Check out inSing's events calendar for many more ongoing events and series around our bustling little island!