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Five things to do over the weekend of November 16-18

Kalaa Utsavam 2018 starts this weekend, and you must be just as excited as we are! 

Check out our handy video guide to the performances and workshops available. Details of free programmes are available below. 

Hope to see you there! 

1. Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Photo courtesy: Affordable Art Fair
Photo courtesy: Affordable Art Fair

Established in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair aimed to make contemporary art accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art.

The Affordable Art Fair Autumn edition 2018 will showcase 80 galleries – 28 of which are from Singapore. 

When: November 16-18
Where: F1 Pit Building 
Entry: SGD10-25

2. SATRARANGA – Dancing Monks of Majuli

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

SATRARANGA is a group of performing artists and monks from the island of Majuli who have dedicated their lives to the promotion and propagation of the art and culture of sattriya.

One of the eight classical dances of India that combines aesthetic and religion through balladry, dance and drama, Sattriya is a living heritage. 

When: November 16-18
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Entry: Free

3. Adventures of Hanuman

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The mighty monkey god is an important character in the Ramayana epic story. He once tried to eat the Sun, mistaking it for a mango in the sky! Listen to how he fought the terrifying sea creature Surasa and laugh at his antics as he created mayhem in the royal palace of Lanka.

Kamini Ramachandran is a master storyteller with a deep knowledge and vast repertoire of the Asian oral tradition. 

When: November 17-18
Where: Esplanade's PIP's PLAYbox
Entry: Free

4. Kalaa Utsavam Book Club with Balli Kaur Jaswal: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Join critically-acclaimed author Balli Kaur Jaswal in the third edition of the Kalaa Utsavam Book Club, as she discusses her recent internationally successful novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.

In this session, Balli will share nuggets about the book and her inspirations writing it.

When: November 17
Where: Dance Village, library@esplanade
Entry: Free

5. Hindi Classics – A Celebration of Evergreen Hindi songs 

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Enjoy your evening with Singapore’s fusion Indian band Mohamed Raffee and the Vasantham Boys, as they take you on a trip down memory lane with evergreen Hindi movie songs from the ’60s through to the ’90s. 

When: November 17
Where: Esplanade Concourse
Entry: Free

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