Things to do in Singapore this weekend: Cool events and activities to include in your calendar
ART | Coming Between, Becoming (an exhibition)
Curated by CalArts postgraduate Clara Lee, this exhibition moves beyond the surface of the canvas, towards an indeterminate digital interface. Held at a shophouse in the Bukit Pasoh conservation area, 'Coming Between, Becoming' features works by Singapore's most promising emerging artists: Divaagar's work explores queer and social issues through mixed media, installation and performance; Ryan Benjamin Lee utilises video art, GIF-making and sampling to investigate the post-Internet experience; Maria Clare Khoo works at the intersection between live music, cinema and visual art.
MUSIC | The Outer Limits: A Fundraising Music Festival
Profits and donations from the first SGMUSO Fundraiser Festival, The Outer Limits 2019, will go towards operational budget and development plans to promote the local music scene. Split into three segments — Up and Coming, Comeback Bands and The Light Show — the festival will showcase emerging and established talents in the scene accompanied by 3D installations, projection mapping and live visuals. Catch headlining artists Linying, Caracal and Sezairi.
MUSIC | KYLE presented by Collective Minds
Californian musician KYLE has carved a niche in the hip-hop scene with his own unique style of rap that has been described as "happy rap". His 2017 breakout hit "iSpy" featuring Lil Yachty topped the Billboard Hot Rap Songs charts and has amassed over 492 million streams. His major-label album debut, "Light of Mine" has received rave reviews and coalesced a loyal following among the young and cool. In addition to his musical prowess, KYLE dabbled in acting when he was cast in the lead role of Netflix's comedy film The After Party. This gig at the Esplanade is part of his ongoing Lightspeed Asia and Australia tour.
COMEDY | Comedy At Canvas with Kumar: January 2019 Edition
Few personalities in the local entertainment scene are known simply by a single name in the style of Madonna or Adele. With over 20 years of experience under his belt, Kumar is arguably the country's leading stand-up comedian. In addition to conquering the stage with his recent directorial debut at the Esplanade, Kumar is an outspoken activist for queer issues. Laugh till your sides hurt at Kumar's long-standing gig at Canvas this weekend with all-new material that'll take a stab at all things taboo in Singapore.
FESTIVAL | Happiness Fest 2019
The first ever Happiness Fest in Singapore is all about laughter, experiential learning and play through interactive experiences, workshops and talks. The programme line-up touches on the growing Minimalism movement, restorative powers of scent, mindfulness and money.