1. Go online with ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum is joining the ranks of institutions going digital worldwide, with its new program called ArtScience at Home. Japanese interdisciplinary creative group teamLab’s ever-popular animated exhibition Future World (pictured above) is a highlight worth checking out. But fans of the museum’s regular initiatives such as ArtScience Late (where independent musicians are invited to play in the museum after hours) can also look forward to intimate performances from musicians from May onwards on the third Thursday of every month. There will also be weekly curated playlists of music and sound art to look forward to if that’s your jam.
Ongoing; check out the first batch of their offerings here.
2. Learn how to get “sexy” on film
Photography and film mecca Objectifs is starting a new film series called Objectifs Film Library meant to be a resource for arthouse film lovers in Singapore and around the region. The first guests in this series feature the Sundance-winning filmmaker Kirsten Tan (Pop Aye), who will be discussing her early work, a sex comedy set in South Korea called Come (2007), as well as actress Oon Shu An. Both will be giving their takes on the challenges of working in the sex comedy genre, as well as bringing a female perspective to it.
Register for the talk here. It takes place on April 30 at 9pm.
3. Live chat series with creatives
Beloved literary stalwart BooksActually has recently kicked off a daily chat series with an extensive list of local creatives and one who caught our eye is Lim Qixuan, the artist behind the popular Instagram account Qimmyshimmy, where surreal miniature sculptures of body parts have become her calling card. Lim will be speaking with BooksActually founder Kenny Leck on the fine line between being a designer and an artist. Read our interview with her where she tells us more about how she first got into the art.
The chat with Lim Qixuan takes place this Saturday, May 2, at 2pm. Catch it here.
4. Catch more plays online
While we reported last week that Singapore theatre stalwart Wild Rice has started to screen some of its best hits online, it’s not the only company in the scene to be doing so. Another well-loved player, Pangdemonium, is likewise screening their past works for free: this week’s showing stars Late Company (2019), which debuted last year to rave reviews. It focuses on a teenage boy and his distraught family who loses him to suicide – themes of youth mental health, cyber-bullying, and parenting in the 21st century are at the centre of this piece.
Catch Late Company here from May 1, 8pm. It’ll be available for free screening until May 7, 11.59pm.
5. Tune in for ’80s hits
While the newly expanded party joint Nineteen80 is temporarily closed, here’s the next best thing you can do to get your retro fix. Every Friday of the month, the folk behind the Tanjong Pagar bar and club will be putting on a livestream full of earworms from the ’80s to the ’00s. If you hate the crowds at clubs but want to bust out some Footloose-esque moves in the safety of your room, here’s your best chance to do so.
Every Friday in May, 10pm-2am. Catch the livestream here.
Cover image: Museum of Marine Life, Bao Songyu. Courtesy of ArtScience Museum
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