Earth Hour 2020

 

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is putting on its first ever fully digital version of its signature event, Earth Hour, in which cities around the world commit to switching off their lights. For the Singapore arm of the event, they’ve organised an impressive line-up of +65 performers – Yung Raja, Fariz Jabba, Benjamin Kheng, Inch Chua, Preetipls, Subhas Nair, Nathan Hartono and Rriley – to anchor their livesteam (access it here). Want to take a more active step in having your voice heard? You can pen down your thoughts in WWF’s Open Letter to Singapore, a platform for people to voice out the future they envision for the next decade.

March 28, Saturday, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Livestream it here

Artist Talk: Stephanie Jane Burt and curator Samantha Yap

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We last spoke to artist-to-know Stephanie Jane Burt in our recent Art issue and her second solo show, What is the current that presents a behaved waist, has just kicked off at Yeo Workshop gallery. Due to the ongoing social distancing measures, the gallery has opted to livestream its artist talk with Burt and her curator Samantha Yap this Saturday – tune in if you’re a fan (as we are) of her signature mixed media sculptures that contrast delicate materials such as ribbon and lace with the industrial.

March 28, Saturday, 3pm

Livestream it here

Instagram Live! Party with Your Head Lah

If you’ve picked up our latest April 2020 issue, you might have seen a story discussing the state of mental health in Singapore currently. One of the names mentioned in the story was Your Head Lah!, a new online collective that aims to amplify marginalised voices and issues surrounding the vast topic of mental health. The collective is putting on a communal “party” for those who are feeling frazzled, drained or otherwise disturbed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – which is probably all of us at this moment. In their words, “let’s connect with each other during this time of social distancing”.

March 28, Saturday, 4pm

Livestream it here 

Esplanade Offstage

While all performances, events and activities at the Esplanade are currently cancelled all the way through April, you can still have your fill of both local and Asian arts through its Offstage initiative – where a variety of stories, videos, podcasts and more have been curated from the Esplanade’s extensive archives, all free for view.

Ongoing, check it out here

MUBI

Sure, there’s always good ol’ Netflix but for those seeking something a little more arthouse, Mubi is your go-to name. The independent streaming service handpicks some of the best films in the world – there are always 30 films across a wide variety of genres, which each lasting 30 days before being replaced by a new selection. Whether it’s Wong Kar Wai’s smouldering In The Mood For Love to Cannes jury prize-winner Bacurau, the picks by the Mubi team are impeccable and since you’re going to be indoors a lot from now on, why not get cultured? Even better news: Mubi has just launched a new offer of three months of streaming at only $1, so it’s a complete steal.

Ongoing, check it out here