Five things to do over the weekend of Feb 15-17

This weekend, get to learn more about the Javanese instrument gamelan and its history. Or join Kanan Gill for a good laugh at his latest stand up comedy Teetar. Alternatively, be blown away by the intriguing art creations of Nandita Mukand. 

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1. Mind(less) Wilderness

Photo courtesy: Nandita Mukand
Photo courtesy: Nandita Mukand

In collaboration with Ikkan Art Gallery, this exhibition mingles observations of how plants grow in the forest with the workings of the urban mind. Drawing upon diverse resources such as neuroplasticity, quantum physics, contemporary Buddhist texts, and ancient Vedic literature, Nandita Mukand presents paintings and sculptures using a myriad of both synthetic and organic materials.

When: Feb 15-17
Where: Miaja Gallery
Entry: Free

2. Off Centre

Photo courtesy: The Necessary Stage
Photo courtesy: The Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage’s critically acclaimed play, Off Centre, returns 26 years after its premiere in 1993. Written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, Off Centre is a landmark play in the history of Singapore theatre, best remembered for presenting an honest and unflinching look at mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.

When: Feb 15-17
Where: Victoria Theatre 
Entry: SGD 36-45

3. Nada Taranga

Photo courtesy: Nada Taranga
Photo courtesy: Nada Taranga

Continuing with the tribute to Sangeetha Pitamaha Shri Purandara Dasaru, Kannada Sangha (Singapore) presents "Purandara Namana" – a 2-day musical extravaganza including Nada Taranga (An enchanting ensemble of Strings and Rhythms). 

When: Feb 17
Where: Singapore Polytechnic
Entry: SGD 20

4. Kanan Gill 'Teetar' Live in Singapore 2019

Photo courtesy: LA Comedy Live
Photo courtesy: LA Comedy Live

One of India’s most popular comedians, Kanan Gill, will be making his anticipated return to Singapore on Feb 16, 2019, at SOTA Concert Hall!

In this hilarious one hour show, Kanan juggles ideas from Julius Caesar’s death to marching to bands and his building societies. The show also explains what “teetar” means.

When: Feb 16
Where: SOTA concert hall 
Entry: SGD 40-70

5. Wayang Kulit and Gamelan Workshop

Photo courtesy: NAFA
Photo courtesy: NAFA

Javanese Wayang Kulit and the Gamelan is an interdisciplinary workshop with the Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble, in collaboration with the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to styles of wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre), gamelan music, and the work of contemporary wayang artists who are using new media and technology to document and redefine wayang.

When: Feb 16
Where: NAFA
Entry: Free

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