We seek out off-beat experiences to impress your dates, up your IG stories game, or to help you feel like you’re out of Singapore for a bit. We balance the three key pillars of event selection: cost, cringe factor, and ease of leaving halfway. So expect a little bit of danger, a mix of high and low, and a whole lot of un-sianness.
Friday 1st, 3pm:
The Transition Room by The Toy Factory
The Toy Factory has always been a hot bed for talent. Here, we have a one hour play by Stanley Seah that has big ambitions: “exploring the fundamental questions that have bugged humanity since the dawn of time.” We’ve long suspected we’d find the meaning of life via an evening with an intimate theatre piece, and can’t wait to find out who we truly are come Friday.
– Drama Centre Black Box, National Library Building. $45. Find out more.
Saturday 2nd, 3pm:
A Brief History of Jazz with Jeremy Monteiro
For an hour and a half, you get a run down of the history of jazz for free! Understanding the different sounds of jazz and how it has evolved over time helps provide a context to appreciating the art form. Yup, we do really hope jazz isn’t just about Stacey Kent, Kenny G, or background lounge music!
– Library @ Esplanade. Free. Find out more.
Sunday 3rd, 4pm:
Dreams by John Mead Dance Company
Right after The Transition Room (above) has fundamentally altered your worldview, Dreams steps in to “explore interior human spaces in which creative symbolic mental processes and non-linear dreams populate imaginary, surrealistic and fantastic worlds.” This provides the closure you would need to make sense of the world again. All this is achieved via contemporary dance, which makes this performance a must see this weekend.
– Stamford Arts Centre, 155 Waterloo Street. $32. Find out more. Tickets here.
Sunday 3rd, 5.40pm (or other movie timings):
A Land Imagined
We’ve been hoping to catch award-winning A Land Imagined since its debut at the Singapore International Film Festival. Its visuals look spectacular which places the Singapore we know in an unfamiliar context. This serves as a counterpoint to the glossy fireworks-laden representation we saw in Crazy Rich Asians. With A Land Imagined, Singaporean director Yeo Siew Hua adds a new voice to the thriving local film culture.
– We like watching at The Projector. $13.50. Find out more..