Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of August 30 - September 1

This weekend, art enthusiasts are spoilt for choice as we bring you a list of exciting and niche literary activities. Learn about the histories and cultures of various communities or catch a few screenings from the award winning repertoire of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival!

More details below:  

1. Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings Through Lens By Sapna Dabade

Photo courtesy: Sapna Photography
Photo courtesy: Sapna Photography

Raja Ravi Varma was a celebrated Indian Malayalee painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons.

In particular, his depictions of Hindu deities and episodes from the epics and Puranas have received profound acceptance from the public and are found, often as objects of worship, across the length and breadth of India.

When: August 30
Where: The Arts House
Entry: Free

2.  OM – Opening Film SgSAIFF 2019

Photo courtesy: SgSaiff
Photo courtesy: SgSaiff

This year, the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SgSaiff 2019) is opening with the movie 'Om'. Written, produced and directed by Bharathiraja, the movie is a six-time National Award winner. 

When: August 30
Where: Vivocity GV Max 
Entry: SGD 10

3. Kavimaalai Poetry on Nature

Photo courtesy: MCI
Photo courtesy: MCI

Kavimaalai comprises a group of literary enthusiasts who gather monthly to read out their original poems about a particular topic. Join them this month as they present poems related to nature in conjunction with the display "Impressions of Nature".

This programme will be conducted in Tamil.

When: August 31
Where: National Library Building
Entry: Free

4. Vachanaanjali 2019

Photo courtesy: Kannada Sangha Singapore
Photo courtesy: Kannada Sangha Singapore

Kannada Sangha (Singapore) bring to you Vachanaanjali 2019, an enchanting evening of dance, drama and music that will entertain and enlighten Singannadigas of all ages. Come and enjoy the show with your entire family!

When: August 31
Where: Civil Service Club @ Tessensohn
Entry: SGD 6

5. Match 8 - 'Indian Improv Theatre (SG)' vs 'Friends w/ Benefits'

Photo courtesy: Cagematch SG
Photo courtesy: Cagematch SG

In  this fun interactive show, two improv comedy teams brawl for your LOLs! Strap in and prepare to be blown away by an electrifying evening of on-the-spot intrigue and super-weird hilarity. Indian Improv Theatre (SG) will return to defend their title against contending team Friends With Benefits. Who will win this time? You decide!

When: August 31
Where: The Improv Company
Entry: SGD8​

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