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What's on in Singapore this week
DBS Marina Regatta
Singapore’s biggest water sports festival returns for two weekends of competition, play and retail. Sign up for the themed dragon boat races, or hit up the pop-up urban beach with 74 tonnes of sand sprawled over 3,100 square metres. Expect stand-up yoga (on paddleboards), zorbing, a kids' kayaking area, plus Southeast Asia's tallest inflatable water slide standing at 16 metres tall. Come evening, drop by the Art Market for homegrown goodies like jewellery, cosmetics and art, or feast on treats such as Asahi Bingsu over at the Chow House food village.
Keong Saik Carnival
The people behind Potato Head Folk are bringing an inaugural street bazaar to Keong Saik Road featuring live music, curated goods from Made by Legacy, streetwear labels like the exclusive Fergadalic x Three Buns collection, performances from Hok San Lion Dance Troupe, and a pop-up record store (called #vinyloftheday – easy to guess what its Instagram hashtag is). Bop along to a nonstop lineup including DJ collective Attagirl! while you admire Tell Your Children’s art installation. Or make for the Uncle Ringo carousel and relive your childhood.
ACT3i Festival for Children
The all-new festival organised by arts company ACT 3 International brings theatre from all over the world to our shores. Highlights include All On A Summer’s Day, a reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the circus-themed Marmalade from Sweden.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Sing’theatre brings back the beloved off-Broadway musical revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which was first staged here in 2008. Twenty-three songs by the late Belgian singer are performed by four actors, each with a mini storyline woven into it. Listen out for classic hits like ‘Le Moribond’, which was translated into ‘Season in the Sun’ and covered by Terry Jacks and Westlife, as well as ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’, known as ‘If You Go Away’ and made famous by Frank Sinatra.
If Kamasi Washington’s acclaimed debut record last year proved anything, it’s that cosmic jazz is well and alive decades after its heyday in the late-’60s. And we’re super stoked that Flying Lotus, the producer extraordinaire who counts the Alice Coltrane as his grand-aunt, is bringing his (interstellar) space cadet jazz to town. Born Steve Ellison, the LA-based musician has five studio albums that brew bass music, John Coltrane’s Ascension-era jazz and modern hip hop into an ectoplasmic goo. But it ain’t all erudite, noggin-twisting tunes. FlyLo’s latest LP, You’re Dead!, is a 20-track opus whose agility and vitality are as well-built for the dancefloor as they are for an arena. So set the controls for the heart of Sentosa, people – you don’t wanna miss this.
Asian Festival of Children’s Content
The seventh edition of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is back to celebrate children’s books and content with a slew of activities and fringe events, this time with a focus on Japan. Whether you’re a writer, librarian, illustrator or a parent, the AFCC introduces children’s stories, with Asian themes, through conferences, workshops, master classes and a book fair, among others. Literary figures attending the event include Japanese author and illustrator Kazuo Iwamura and USA’s Calef Brown, whose book Flamingos on the Roof topped the New York Times bestseller list.
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