Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of March 7-9

This weekend, catch veena legend Rajhesh Vaidya or try your hand at the traditional art of Lippan Kaam at Esplanade. 

Alternatively, hone your photography skills at photowalks organised by BooksActually.

1. Rajhesh Vaidhya - Live in Concert

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Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Catch Rajhesh Vaidhya on the Lord's own instrument, playing enchanting tunes that will transport you to the land of serenity. Experience the classical touch and have a musical evening to remember.

When: March 8
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
Entry: SGD 100

2. Lepak with Lippan

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Try your hand at the traditional Indian art of Lippan Kaam. Add your personal touch to this custom A Date With Friends artwork in this free and easy session.

When: March 7-8
Where: Esplanade Concourse
Entry: Free

3. Photowrite: Tiong Bahru with Marc Nair

Photo courtesy: BooksActually
Photo courtesy: BooksActually

Join Marc Nair on a walk through the back lanes and corners of Tiong Bahru Estate. On dreamy, sun-kissed evenings, time seems to stand still as the shadow of Art Deco blocks fall on streets that have remain unchanged over the past eighty years. Participants will capture images of the neighbourhood and pair them with stories in the shape of poems or flash fiction.

When: March 8
Where: BooksActually
Entry: Free

4. Photowalk with Ivan Kuek

Photo courtesy: BooksActually
Photo courtesy: BooksActually

Photography doesn’t happen in isolation. We are always shaped by the images and people around us — their ways of seeing. Ivan knows this best: He founded SGIG, Singapore’s largest monthly Instagram meetup, where photographers come together to share their work and exchange ideas. In this photowalk, he takes participants through the beauty and nuances of collective photography, to discover its inherent potential for building new communities.

When: March 9
Where: BooksActually
Entry: Free

5. ROOTS of Metalcraft: Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan

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This exhibition aims to commemorate the timeline of metalcraft – through the usage of photographic documentation that highlights the process of metal crafting by indigenous craftsmen and craftswomen.

Brought to life through a highly interactive design biography, ROOTS of Metalcraft retains the fine traditions of the Tsubame-Sanjo artisans through displays, demonstrations and moving images.

When: March 7
Where: NAFA
Entry: SGD 25

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