This March, Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe is extending a special offer on its free flow à la carte buffet, exclusively for families dining together. Check this out: Children and seniors dine free with each full-paying adult. Say whaaaat?
The whole family can eat to their heart’s content. With delicacies like Nonya Fried Chicken Wings and Homemade Soy Beancurd With Gula Melaka, the kids won’t be able to resist these. On the other hands, the folks are sure to appreciate the spread of traditional Peranakan delicacies: Bakwan Kepiting (pork and crab meatball soup), Gula Melaka Assam Prawns, Pork Rib Bua Kuluak, and plenty more.
If you manage to snag a spot for the ever-popular weekend high tea, you can savour menu specials such as a hearty Nonya Lemak Laksa, moreish Handrolled Ngoh Hiang, and crisp, golden Chempedak Fritters. Adult rates for high tea are at just $19.80.
Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe Buffet Special
13 – 31 March 2021
From $24.80 per adult. (Kids aged 12 and below + Seniors aged 55 and above dine for free with 1 paying adult.) Make your reservations here.
Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe, 29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, #06-21 (Ground Level), 119620
A portrait of the enchanted feminism of the 1970s, the film retraces the encounter of actress Delphine Seyrig and director Carole Roussopoulos in 1974. Both militant feminists, they were the pioneers of video activism in France who documented the demonstrations of French feminists and used these new technologies to combat the poor representation of women in public media. With a camera in hand, Delphine and Carole will engage in radical fights with insolence, intransigence, and a lot of humour.
Duration: 71 mins, Documentary, Rating: M18
Langauge: French with English subtitles
Release: France, Switzerland, 2019
Director: Callisto McNulty
The Lunchtime Concerts Series returns to Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), LIVE in the River Room on selected Fridays in March and April. Don’t miss the chance to recharge by listening to music played by the talented students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Admission is free with registration.
This programme is brought to you by ACM and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
1. 12 March 2021, String Chamber: Let the Conservatory String department inspire your day with thought-provoking and intelligent music making. Register here.
2. 19 March 2021, Piano: Indulge in great masterpieces for solo piano performed by Conservatory pianists. Register here.
3. 26 March 2021, Piano Chamber: The majestic piano is joined by an eclectic mix of instruments in this collaborative chamber music performance. Register here.
4. 9 April 2021, Voice: Witness the vocal prowess of Conservatory performers as they demonstrate the versatility of the human voice. Register here.
5. 16 April 2021, Jazz: The Litmus Jazz Ensemble presents a performance of original compositions and well-known jazz standards. Register here.
Meet Patrick Balou, an Illustrator and Concept Artist from Ubisoft who has contributed to the projects like the Rider Republic and Mythgard and worked for Ubisoft, Rhino Games, Jurrasic Entertainment, and many other amazing companies. Join this free webinar to find out more about him, his work, and how he creates a AAA character design.
This virtual event, organised by MAGES Institute of Excellence, will cover everything from how to gather references to a finished concept art. Silhouettes, sketching, color and light, photo bashing and a Q&A session.
About Patrick Balou
Patrick Balou is an illustrator and concept artist based in Paris. He studied anatomy and concept art in France where he gained a deep understanding and appreciation for storytelling and charadesign. He has worked for Ubisoft, Imagine FX, Jurassic Entertainment, and Rhino games. He worked on projects like Mythgard and Riders Republic and many more.
Concept Art Workshop for AAA Character Design by Patrick Balou
13 March 2021; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free virtual event. Reserve a spot here.
MAGES Institute of Excellence
The Private Museum is organising a series of children’s workshops and exclusive tours as a part of its March Outreach programme. Meet home-grown pop artist Justin Lee and art collector Mr Teng Jee Hum as we approach the last two weeks of our exhibition I am a CON artist – Continuous Contemplations of Justin Lee. Spend quality time with your family as you immerse yourself in the exhibition and learn more about art!
1. Children’s Workshops: Family Bonding Time With Art
13 – 14 March 2021 & 19 – 21 March 2021; 10.30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$25 per child.
This workshop caters especially to children ages 6-12, to learn more about pop art and create their own works of art. The workshop will serve as a meaningful bonding experience for the family. Art materials will be provided, so just bring yourself and your creative juices along!
2. Exclusive Tours: Meet the Artist and Collector
13 – 14 March 2021 & 19 – 21 March 2021; 2 – 3 p.m. & 3 – 4 p.m.
Pay what you can.
Art lovers of all ages can find out more about the key themes in “I am a CON artist” including globalisation, consumerism, hyper digitalisation and individualism. Explore Singaporean artist Justin Lee’s process and practice as well as The Teng Collection as you immerse yourself in the exhibition.
Children’s Workshops & Exclusive Tours @ The Private Museum
13 – 14 March 2021 & 19 – 21 March 2021
From $25 per child for Children’s Workshop. Pay what you can for exclusive tours. Register your interest here.
The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo St., #02-06, 187969
For a limited period only, you can enjoy the tranquillity and nature on a lush little strip of islet off the Palawan Beach. A gentle and immersive experience, forest bathing has been demonstrated to improve one’s mental and emotional well-being. On top of tending to your mind-body-spirit through this guided sensory journey, you will also connect with nature and explore the themes of sustainability and conservation of our land and waters. The well-being of Earth and us, occurs in tandem. Finally, enjoy an eco-conscious tea before leaving the islet with your new-found sense of aliveness and peace, and a re-membering with nature.
What to expect:
- The experience takes on a slow immersive pace. It is not physical and not strenuous.
- Depending on the group size, the tour is estimated to be around 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
- A certified forest therapy guide will facilitate the experience. Nature and forest bathing invitations are suggested but are never compulsory.
- Inclusive of materials (where required), light tea and snacks.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning after a six-year hiatus, SeptFest is The Substation’s month-long celebration of art, culture and community, held annually to mark The Substation’s anniversary (16 Sept). Themed differently each year, SeptFest features multi and interdisciplinary programmes such as exhibitions, performances, films from Singapore and the region that highlights the diversity and experimentation spirit of The Substation.
Marking the 30th Anniversary of Singapore’s first independent home of the arts, and keeping true to The Substation’s spirit of experimentation and celebrating the alternative, The Substation will be highlighting and redefining the stories of the fringe.
Taking on the theme In The Margins, the 4-week festival curated by Co-Artistic Director, Raka Maitra, takes a closer look at the stories of the marginalised, displaced and forgotten communities who are often out of sight. In its abstract interpretation, the festival also features works that highlight the fragility and ephemeralness of spaces, or even the relationships we have with ourselves or the strangers we meet.
The Substation’s SeptFest 2021: In The Margins
4 – 28 March 2021; various timings
A mix of free and paid events. For more information on price and schedule, visit here.
The Substation, 45 Armenian St., 179936
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) at 8Q resides in the former Catholic High School. This site-specific mural draws on imagination and heritage to question the histories surrounding the area, and reflect on the museum’s role as a re-teller of official narratives.
An Unnatural History explores the struggle between man and nature within the heart of Singapore, the world’s greenest city. The mural is complemented by a website, an ever-growing, living archive with contributions from local interest groups and experts. The dialogue between the mural and website serves to expand the exchange of knowledge.
The work is a combination of Darel Seow’s passion for natural history and storytelling, and Lee Xin Li’s interest in heritage and architecture. By capturing Singapore’s cultural and natural history, the work challenges the viewer to consider what heritage means to them and to question the authenticity of the presentation in front of them.
Visit the An Unnatural History website, where you can further engage with Singapore’s natural and built environment.
About the Artists
Darel Seow (b. 1989, Singapore) is a visual storyteller who illustrates tales of the natural world with his unique brand of wry wit and whimsy. The illustration graduate from Central Saint Martins believes in using storytelling as a means of engagement to create experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. He has worked with the British Museum (London), National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore) and other cultural institutions on projects that encourage learning through the power of imagination and play.
Lee Xin Li (b. 1988, Singapore) is an independent illustrator. Based in Singapore, Lee finds inspiration in the environment he grew up in, drawing on culture, food, architecture and history. An architecture graduate from the National University of Singapore, his love for the comic series The Adventures of Tin Tin by Hergé and Guy Delisle’s travel chronicles motivated him to begin drawing in 2013. His notable works include the Kueh series and Peta Singapura.
SAM Hoarding Commission: An Unnatural History
Now till 6 June 2021
Free public outdoor works. Accessible at all times.
Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd., 189555 (Hoarding around SAM’s building on 8 Queen Street)
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