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Exciting Events to Check Out this Recess Week

Nothing to do during Recess Week? Stressed from the mid-term tests that you’ve done or about to take? Fret not! The Ridge has compiled a list of stress-free activities for you to take a break from all that school work. From exotic music to local films and festivals, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Music

Musical Theatre Open Mic

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Photo Credit: Hype & Stuff

Blu Jaz Cafe is organising an amazing musical open mic night! Hear tunes from The Lion King, The Sound of Music and Grease. If you feel comfortable enough you can even take the stage and sing! If not, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Date: 25 Sept

Time: 8pm – 11pm

Venue: Blu Jaz Cafe

Price: $10

Check out this link for more information: http://www.blujazcafe.net/event-details/musical-theatre-open-mic-night-by-singtheatre-academy/

Songs from Latin America by Ireson Latin Band and Josse Manuel – Esplanade

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Photo Credit: Rennes Lee

Be wooed by sexy and romantic music from Latin America. Impress your date with your amazing taste in music by attending this performance with them. You will not regret it!

Date: 28 Sept

Time: 7pm and 8pm

Venue: Esplanade Concourse

Price: Free

Moonstruck Symphony Performance

The Art Fission Company will be performing a contemporary dance-theatre performance in conjunction with the Mid Autumn Festival celebrations. The dance performance will showcase the traditional story of Chang Er (Lady on the Moon) while whimsical and complex musical accompaniment is played by the orchestra.

Date: 30 Sept

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Venue: Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Price: Free

Films

In Time to Come 

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In Time to Come is a film directed by Tan Pin Pin and is an exploratory documentary that questions what Singapore should preserve in our history. It talks of rituals at school and work, full shopping centres that become empty, and a banyan tree being cut down. Most pressingly it asks, “What makes us, us?”

Date and Time:

28 Sep: 7.30pm

29 Sept – 30 Sept: 3.30pm, 7.30pm

1 Oct: 3pm, 7.20pm

*Includes Post-show Dialogue with Tan Pin Pin

Price: $9.50 (Weekday), $13 (Weekend)

Venue: Filmgarde Bugis +

Check for other film timings here: http://tickets.fgcineplex.com.sg/visInternetTicketing/visMovieInfo.aspx?MovieName=IN+TIME+TO+COME&CinemaID=2001&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

The Songs we Sang

This film follows the musical revolutions in the 80’s, a period often forgotten in Singapore’s history. Experience a time where disenchanted Chinese youth use the power of music in the face of changes to the country’s language and education policies.

Date: 29 Sept

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: The Projector

Price: $11.50 (Student Price)

Check out this link for more information: http://theprojector.sg/filmsandevents/the-songs-we-sang/

POP AYE

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A disenchanted architect meets an elephant on the streets of Bangkok. He then takes the lost elephant on a redemptive journey through Thailand in search of their childhood homes.

Date and Time:

30 Sept, 5.20pm

1st Oct, 2pm

Venue: The Projector

Price: $11.50 (Student Price)

Check out this link for more information: http://theprojector.sg/filmsandevents/pop-aye/

 

Festivals

Spectra: Light and Water Show

Enjoy this beautiful symphony of music, water and light that is powered by advanced lasers, fountain jets and visual projectors. A 15 minute display shown everyday, Spectra portrays Singapore’s development into the multicultural and modern city she is now.

Price: Free

Venue: Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands

Time: Sunday to Thursday – 8pm and 9pm

Friday & Saturday – 8pm, 9pm and 10pm

For more information: http://www.marinabaysands.com/entertainment/spectra.html 

Autumn Harvest Floral Display

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Photo Credit: Rennes Lee

See countless normal and oddly shaped pumpkins in this Autumn and Halloween display. Some pumpkins are carved, decorated and painted while others will be shown in all their natural glory!

Date: 1 Sept – 29 Oct

Time: 9am – 9pm

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome

Price: $12 (single conservatory)
Promotion: Local residents receive an additional 10% off when purchasing tickets online

For more information: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/2017-autumn-harvest-floral-display.html

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens By the Bay

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With four free events happening at Supertree Grove, you will have a jam-packed night absorbing all the sights and sounds of Gardens by the Bay. For the lantern display, see more than 4000 glowing paddy rice stalks, 250 water lily lanterns floating on the river and more than 100 dragonfly lanterns on the Supertrees! Blossoming Harvest is an art showcase presented in partnership with the National Arts Council, displaying a wide array of cultural performances every night. In Garden Rhapsody: Tales of the Moon, be enthralled by the beautiful light display emerging from the the Supertrees in perfect sync with classical soundtracks. Last but not least, there will be a bustling energy at the Food Street serving Asian delights!

Lantern Display

Date: 22 Sept – 8 Oct

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Price: Free

 

Blossoming Harvest

Date: 22 Sept – 8 Oct

Time: Varies

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove

Price: Free

For the specific timing of the performances check the Programme Booklet here:

http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/content/dam/gbb/documents/whats-on/Programme%20(Stage)%20Master%20Plan%20FINAL_Compressed%20v2.pdf

 

Food Street

Date: 22 Sept – 8 Oct

Time: 6pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove

Price: Free (Not free food, but you can go for free)

 

Garden Rhapsody: Tales of the Moon

Date: 22 Sept – 31 Oct

Time: 7.45pm, 8.45pm

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove

Price: Free

For more information:

http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/2017-Mid-autumn.html

Mid Autumn Festival Chinatown Street Light up

See Chinatown come to life at night with the stunning display of lanterns across the entire street.

Date: 23 Sept – 19 Oct

Time: Sunday – Thursday:  7pm – 12 am

Friday – Saturday: 7pm – 2am

Venue: Chinatown

Price: Free

Utter 2017 – Singapore Writers Festival

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This festival will feature live-action and animated short films celebrating notable Singapore writers published before 1986. Through this festival you will even have a chance to meet writers, directors and producers to hear more about the process of adapting Singapore Literature.

Date: 29 Sept – 30 Sept

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Golden Village Suntec City

Price: $10 (Standard)

Check out this link for more information:

https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/nacswf/nacswf/Utter-2017.html


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