5 things to do this weekend: 18 — 20 May

5 things to do this weekend: 18 — 20 May

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Text: Rachel Chan

Image: The Private Museum,
Mister Edwards

Explore the visual art behind the form of writing at WORD., watch a rare acoustic performance from Hanging Up The Moon and get a first hand look at Inch Chua’s exploration of Antarctica

MUSIC | Nils Frahm
Treat yourself to some beautiful ambient music by award-winning German musician Nils Frahm. Known for his 2011 album, Felt, expect to hear Frahm's signature mix of classical and electronic music. 

18 May, 7.30pm at Esplanade Concert Hall.

MUSIC | OutIn 006 — Hanging Up The Moon
Before the official launch of Hanging Up The Moon's fourth album, It's All Here Somewhere, catch this local folk band in an intimate and rare acoustic session with complimentary drinks. Helmed by ex-Concave Scream frontman Sean Lam and joined by the band's long time collaborators, Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz and Victor Low, there will also be a vinyl record signing session during the event.

19 May, 5pm to 6pm at The Analog Vault.

Here's a chance to experience the icy continent through the eyes of local singer Inch Chua. Partnering with TheatreWorks, Chua displays her creative process through songs and stories in her journey through Antartica, where she was among 80 people who took part in 2041's International Antarctic ClimateForce Expedition.

19 May, 8pm to 9pm at 72-13.

Delve into the art of writing and its visual aspects in this exhibition that's part of Singapore Writers Festival's POP events. Featuring the works of 25 artists from around the globe such as Singapore's Catherine Kusama, Britain's Kid Acne and Iran's A1one among many others, written scripts in Arabic, Braille and Urdu will be commemorated through platforms like typography, animations and augmented reality. If you're feeling artsy, try your hand at Kult's traceable writing sheets from some of the artists' works — choose to bring it home or display your art at the gallery's entrance.
Mister Edwards

Till 20 June, at Kult Studio & Gallery.

EXHIBITION | You, Other; I, Another
Take a look at how nine artists including Regina De Rozario, Leroy Sofyan and Siew Kee Liong interpret the concepts of difference in oneself and what they identify against in this exhibition. Curated by former director of Singapore Art Museum Dr. Susie Lingham, this exhibition marks The Private Museum's new initiative in collaborating with guest curators to support independent and experimental practices.

Regina De Rozario

Till 24 June, at The Private Museum.