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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 9 – 11 April 2021

1. Cats of the World Purrzaar


The popular Cats of The World Purrzaar (COTW) is back on 10 and 11 April 2021 to celebrate all things feline! Proudly partnering Cat Welfare Society (CWS), partial proceeds from COTW Purrzaar market will be donated to CWS to support its causes. This latest edition of COTW at UltraSuperNew Gallery will feature an Instagram Cats exhibition, a fun Purrzaar market of talented makers and artists, cat-themed workshops and a cats adoption drive.

Cats of The World Purrzaar
10 & 11 April 2021; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Free event. Go here to book your slots.
UltraSuperNew Gallery, 168 Tyrwhitt Rd., 207572

2. Transcendental Opening Weekend @ Cuturi Gallery


Transcendental” is a group exhibition by Cuturi Gallery (Singapore) featuring 14 local and international contemporary artists who explore the human form and condition through the timeless and ever-evolving style of figurative painting. With the recent resurgence of figurative art, “Transcendental” emerged as a timely showcase of global painters who, over the years, have meticulously developed and refined their individual distinctive aesthetic while embracing a refreshing narrative approach, giving form to their lived experience.

Cuturi Gallery is proud to present its thought-provoking artists who have been spearheading bold, and expressive contemporary figurative paintings which transcend conventional art ideals. Featured artists include Aisha Rosli, Andrew Salgado, Casey Tan, Carter Flachbarth, Faris Heizer, Giorgio Celin, Heidi Ukkonen, Jan Rybníček, Marla Bendini, Rebecca Brodskis, Rebecca Harper, Vanessa Liem, Victoria Cantons and Xu Yang. Join them for an exciting Opening Weekend to catch these stunning works that deserve to be experienced in person. Singaporean artists, Marla Bendini, Casey Tan, Vanessa Liem, Aisha Rosli, and Faris Heizer will be present during the Opening Weekend!

Transcendental Opening Weekend
10 & 11 April 2021 (the exhibition will run till 25 April 2021); 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Register by sending them a DM on Facebook or email at singapore@cuturigallery.com.
Cuturi Gallery, 61 Aliwal St., 199937

3. Flurry Of The Flute by Singapore Symphony Orchestra


Held at the Esplanade Concert Hall this Saturday, expect a flurry of explosive whimsicality and enigmatic wit as Singapore Symphony Orchestra‘s (SSO) Principal Flutist, Jin Ta, takes on the challenging 1934 Flute Concerto by eclectic French composer Jacques Ibert. The programme led by its Chief Conductor Hans Graf also features two masterpieces from the Germanic symphony canon: Haydn’s 95th – August and Aristocratic, and Mendelssohn’s imposing First Symphony.

**This concert is dedicated to all healthcare workers in Singapore, as we mark the first anniversary of the circuit breaker.

Flurry Of The Flute by Singapore Symphony Orchestra
10 April 2021; 7.30 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $28, $48, $68 and $88 (please note all tickets include SISTIC booking fees.)
Go here to book your tickets.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr., 038981

4. Farm Day Out: Easter Edition


Farm Day Out is back with an Easter edition and R3-W is excited to be part of the event. It will be working with its partners Minimize and Gratitude Collectionz as well as charities like MINDS and the Saint Andrew’s Autism Centre. Expect preloved clothing, sustainable homeware, upcycled craft and more! Go here for more details on the programme schedule.

Farm Day Out: Easter Edition
10 & 11 April 2021; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free event. Register your participation here.
Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Rd., 159562

5. Reframe: A Time To Resist


Reframe is an initiative by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

This April, expect a selection of Indian cinema curated by Shai Heredia at the Oldham Theatre! While the world reels through a pandemic and the spectre of death and illness haunts us, the power and the lack of empathy of nation states has been put under the spotlight for all to see. With a focus on India, this series reflects how Indian cinema has endured as a site through which democracy has been imagined and negotiated. With films that address issues of land, labour and human rights through poetry, music and humour, this programme outlines how India has entered one of its most complex and dangerous political periods yet.

Featuring films by: Arya Rothe, Cristina Hanes, Deepa Dhanraj, Ekta Mittal, Isabella Rinaldi, Kush Badhwar, Priya Sen, Ruchir Joshi, Sanjiv Shah, S.N.S Sastry. Go online here to see the full film schedule.

Reframe: A Time To Resist
9 – 25 April 2021
Tickets are priced at $10. Buy them online here
Asian Film Archive, Oldham Theatre, 1 Canning Rise, 179868

6. Homebrew Experience + Beer Appreciation Course


Tired of spending money on beer? Why not learn how to homebrew with BrewCat‘s homebrewing and beer appreciation course! Enjoy tasting a selection of handpicked ales and lagers PLUS learn what makes them special. Participants also get to make their own craft beer (1.5L) to take home and enjoy with family and friends. (All materials will be provided.)

Homebrew Experience + Beer Appreciation Course
10 April 2021; 2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $80 per pax (capped at 8 per class). Register and get your tickets here.
BrewCat SG,  1 Tannery Rd., #02-04 One Tannery, 347719

7. The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp @ The Singapore Repertory Theatre


Bella Bird is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with a brilliant and mysterious student. Intensely intimate and deeply moving, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.

Hailed by The New York Times as “an astonishing new play”, this scintillating two-hander looks at how two brilliant but social misfits connect and bond with each other. Written by award-winning writer Adam Rapp, the beauty of this gripping drama The Sound Inside is that it’s never what you expect.

Featuring Serene Chen as Bella Baird and Krish Natarajan as Christopher Dunn.

The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp
Now till 16 April 2021. See showtimes here.
Tickets are priced from $60. Go here for more information! (*Enjoy a 15% discount when you purchase four tickets.)
KC Arts Centre (Home of SRT), 20 Merbau Rd., 239035

8. Botanico @ The Garage Bridal Showcase 2021


Save the date (11 April 2021) and discover the romantic grounds of Botanico; an enchanting wedding venue surrounded by nature in the heart of Singapore Botanical Garden. Revel amidst the unparalleled beauty of this garden oasis as Botanico is decked in a captivating showcase of floral decorations.

The Garage sits at the nexus of history and style: an elegant 1920s Art Deco conservation building within Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be surrounded by a verdant oasis of flora and fauna in a destination rooted in rich colonial history while you create your once-in-a-lifetime moment in the most enchanting way.
Botanico @ The Garage Bridal Showcase 2021
11 April 2021; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
RSVP to this event by sending them a DM on Facebook here.
The Garage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 50 Cluny Park Rd., 257488

By Willaine G. Tan, April 2021 / Images: Courtesy of the respective events’ social media pages and/or websites credited.

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