Five things to do this weekend: 25 - 27 September

Five things to do this weekend: 25 - 27 September

Saturday night fever

Text: Adibah Isa

Whether you'd rather spend your weekend across the border or dance your Saturday night away in flares, it's going to be a wild one

ARTS | What is it about when it is about nothing
A group exhibition by seven sets of artists, 'What is it about when it is about nothing' explores the aesthetics of "nothing" in the context of an art scene that is anxious to assign meaning to works, as well as expand the definitions of what it means to be a Singaporean artist. Participants include Adeline Kueh, Ho Rui An, Homa Shojaie, Jennis Li Cheng Tien, Michael Lee, Perception3 (Regina De Rozario & Seah Sze Yunn) and Robert Zhao.

Runs from 25 September till 25 October at Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks. A public talk, "Nuance in the Age of Global Citizenship" will be held on 26 September from 3 to 4pm.


FILM | Encore Screening — A Design Film Festival
If you didn't manage to get tickets for the hugely popular screenings, don't fret — here's your chance at another go. Alliance Française de Singapour's hosting encore screenings of Dior and I, The Salt of the Earth and Hand Made With Love in France this weekend, so book ahead. Our choice? Raf Simons' debut for Dior in Dior and I, of course.

Dior and I: 25 September at 9pm, The Salt of the Earth: 26 September at 7pm, Hand Made with Love in France: 25 September at 7pm and 26 September at 9.30pm. Book here.

Dior and I

THEATRE | Saturday Night Fever The Musical
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive! Make your Saturday night extraordinary with the help of Bee Gees and John Travolta — well, the next best things, at least. Watch Saturday Night Fever The Musical to relive the best of the '70s, so dig out your flashiest bell bottoms and flex those dance muscles.

25 September to 4 October at Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Book tickets here.

EVENT | Art After Dark x 3rd Anniversary
Gillman Barracks turns three, and boy do they have things in store for you. Check out their newest tenants, Art Outreach and Playeum; and hear talks by curators and artists from Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Michael Janssen Gallery. Party on with DJs from Darker Than Wax, shop goods from Supermama and Basheer Graphic Books, and nosh on Middle Eastern-inspired street food at Soukout.

25 September, 4pm till late at Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road. Shuttle buses from Harbourfront MRT and Queenstown MRT will run from 7 to 11pm. More details here.

Gillman Barracks Art After Dark

MUSIC | JB Arts Festival
Our neighbours next door aren't just known for cheap eats and hipster cafes — Johor Bahru has a thriving arts scene as well, and the JB Arts Festival forms a great introduction to it. We're already three weeks into the festival and this weekend will see a host of live performances from indie rock band Kyoto Protocol and progressive rock dudes Dulcinea — the former has shared the stage with The Killers and MGMT. For feel-good sounds, acappella band Mezzotono will be bringing their pitches back.

Dulcinea and Kyoto Protocol perform on 26 and 27 September, 8.30pm respectively at Festival Village, Mall of Medini, Nusajaya. Mezzotono performs on 26 September, 8.30pm at The Black Box at MAP Nusajaya. Find out more here.