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5 artsy things to see and do this weekend

Don't want to put your weekend to waste? Check out these activities that you can do from today to Sunday

Photo: Tuckys Photography

1. THE STUDIOS: WITH/OUT

Artist Loo Zihan and performer Janice Koh reinterpret a docu-theatre monologue about living with Aids in Singapore. It was devised by the late Paddy Chew - the first person in Singapore to publicly come out as being HIV-positive - with playwright Haresh Sharma and director Alvin Tan of The Necessary Stage. The performance is part of the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay's annual The Studios season.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive 
MRT:Esplanade/ City Hall 
WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm
ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg
INFO:www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/the-studios/2017
 

2. EXQUISITE TRUST (BLINDLY COLLECTIVE COLLABORATIONS)

This exhibition is produced by STPI as part of its 15th-anniversary programme. It features composite works by Belgium-born Carsten Holler, German artist Tobias Rehberger, Albania-born Anri Sala and Argentina-born Rirkrit Tiravanija. The four worked together using a free-association game from Surrealist tradition to devise works such as Jitterbugs Tangofly Tagplants.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay 
MRT: Clarke Quay 
WHEN: Till April 22, 10am to 7pm (Mondays to Fridays), 9am to 6pm (Saturdays), closed on Sundays and public holidays 
ADMISSION: Free 
INFO: www.stpi.com.sg

Photo: National Library Board

3. SHAKESPEARE IN PRINT: THE FIRST FOLIO

The first printed collection of Shakespeare's plays is on display (photo) at the 10th floor of the National Library Building until April 23. Visitors can flip through an electronic copy of the nearly 400-year-old book, which is on loan from the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. On Sunday, Mr Richard Ovenden, who serves as Bodley's Librarian, and Professor Rhodri Lewis of Oxford's faculty of English language and literature will talk about the importance and history of the First Folio.

4. COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES: SHOW AND TELL

Learn fun facts about the First Folio.

WHERE: Level 10 Gallery, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street 
MRT: Bugis/City Hall 
WHEN: Sunday, 1 to 5pm 
ADMISSION: Free

Photo: Kaizen X Sound Lab

5. KAIZEN X SOUND LAB

Performing arts collective Kaizen M.D. and music organisation Gamelan Asmaradana put four musicians together for a year to experiment with instruments such as the gamelan, guitar, Sundanese kecapi, percussion and synthesisers. The resulting concert features original compositions on the theme of daily life.

WHERE: Centre 42 Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street 
MRT:Bras Basah 
WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm 
ADMISSION: $30 (call 9003-6220 or e-mail kaizenxsoundlab@gmail.com
INFO:kaizenxsoundlab.wixsite.com/kaizenxsoundlab

This story first appeared on The Straits Times on March 24, 2017. 

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