Five things to do this weekend: 17 - 19 July

Five things to do this weekend: 17 - 19 July

Take five

Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: Tanjong Beach Club,
Make Space,
Landon Speers,
Golden Village

The long weekend is finally here, and we know just how you can spend it

THEATRE | Make Space: Flicker

A myriad of fresh faces in the local scene, Make Space is a youth theatre group that founded themselves on making space (be it literal or figurative) to be true to who you are, regardless of society's expectations. Make no mistake about their dedication; it might be their first production, but Flicker – a medley of stories from nine characters – takes on hefty topics like mental illness and gender identity with gumption. Tickets for Saturday's matinee show are running out, so we'd snap them up quick. 

18 July, 3pm at The Substation Theatre. More details here.

Make Space: Flicker

MUSIC | Braids - Live in Singapore

Striking, original and talented – Braids is an experimental pop trio from Montreal, and they're about to hit Singapore's shores. Braids manages to stand out against the crowd with lead vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston's raw, candid delivery on the band's recent single Miniskirt — and we're betting it'll be all the more impactful live. 

18 July, 8pm at Kilo Lounge. More details here.


MUSIC | Smack My Beach Up: The Poptart Edition

It's Poptart on the rocks: amidst the sand and surf of Tanjong Beach Club. The indie and alternative rock music event will see the sun (hopefully) this weekend, with DJs Adrian Wee (aka weelikeme) and KidG spinning their selection of tracks. Stellar music, a lush atmosphere, and plenty of F&B offerings – we're there.

19 July, 4pm at Tanjong Beach Club. More details here.

Tanjong Beach Club

FILM | Golden Village Presents: Understanding Salinger

It's no doubt that The Catcher in the Rye is a literary classic. The tale of Holden Caulfield gallivanting across New York City is a familiar one, yet it retains a strong sense of mystery. It's the same sense that surrounds the novel's author, JD Salinger, and the star-studded film titled after him looks to dispel it. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, and more, we wouldn't miss this screening of Salinger.

19 July, 1.30pm at GV Plaza. More details here.

JD Salinger

EXHIBITION | Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow 

Singapore might be turning 50 this year, but there's something else quintessentially local that trumps the figure. The Straits Times will be celebrating a whopping 170 years in print, and upcoming exhibition Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow is a tribute to the publication's rich history. With headlines from the 1800s, interactive videos of landmark moments in history, and more nuggets of our nation's past, Singapore STories is a worthy visit.

Till 4 October, at ArtScience Museum. More details here.