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Weekly Picks: Singapore (26 November – 2 December 2018)

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Guards at the Taj by Singapore Repertory Theatre, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 14 Nov – 1 Dec 2018

A wickedly dark comedy based on a myth surrounding the Taj Mahal that “nothing so beautiful shall ever be built again”.  Two long-term friends, Humayun and Babur stand guard at the Taj Mahal hours before it is to be unveiled at dawn. Among the Sacred Oaths of the Mughal Imperial Guards, they are forbidden to look at the monument, speak or lower their swords. The play reaches a turning point as the guards are ordered to do the unimaginable and their friendship is tested to its limits. Find out more here.

Extremities by Intercultural Theatre Institute, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 29 November – 1 December 2018

Marjorie turns the tables on an attempted sexual assault when she manages to restrain would-be rapist Raul. But when her housemates return home and discover the situation, are they on her side, or will the manipulative Raul turn them against her? Can Marjorie trust the police to believe her over Raul, or is she better off taking justice into her own hands? Written by Emmy winner William Mastrosimone and inspired by the real-life experience of a rape survivor whose perpetrator was never convicted, Extremities is an intense psychological drama that challenges misogynistic misconceptions about sexual assault.
Veteran director Aarne Neeme directs ITI’s 2018 cohort of actor-students from Singapore, Malaysia and India, in their final graduation production. More information here.

Our SG Hawker Culture Exhibition (Our Tampines Hub) by National Heritage Board, 26 Nov – 2 December 2018.

Have you pledged your support for Singapore’s bid to nominate hawker culture for the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage? Pop by Our SG Hawker Culture Exhibition as it travels to various hawker centres, libraries and malls across the island from now till January 2019. Learn about the journey towards the nomination, how your pledge plays a part in nominating this integral aspect of Singapore’s living heritage for the list, and get to know our beloved hawker culture even better at the exhibition. Find out more here.

From a New World by Kids’ Philharmonic@SG Orchestra, Victoria Concert Hall, 2 December

Stay engaged, as our young musicians bring you across the New World. From New World Symphony to Hungarian Dance, to Navarra, hold on tight and join us as we head on a musical journey.

With musicians as young as 6, the annual concert series at Victoria Concert Hall is Kids’ Philharmonic@SG Orchestra’s opportunity to showcase our many young talents. This year, we have Marcus Loo Cua and Tan Mun Hon performing solo, accompanied by the Orchestra in Navarra. More information here.

Ethos Books Festive Sale, Centre 42, 30 Nov – 2 December

Ethos Books’ festive book sale this year presents you a huge gift to bring home to friends, family, and loved ones (including yourself!) this holiday season: our brand new pocket-friendly book series, orbit 🌌

Join us at Centre 42’s Meeting Room from Friday to Sunday for three days of books, fresh coffee, and literary programmes to feed and warm your soul. We have a curated range of books for all reading appetites, going for $2–$30, from our newest to best-selling titles to beloved classics of local literature.

More information here.

 

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