Culture vultures, we hope your multi-tasking skills are on point ’cos you’re going to need them this weekend.
#1: True Colours Festival
This inaugural Asia Pacific festival brings together some of the world’s foremost artistes and performing talents with disabilities. With performers hailing from Japan, China, New Zealand, and guest artistes from the UK and Canada, the festival comprises a multimedia concert experience with both indoor and outdoor activities. Among the performances is a contemporary street dance number from acclaimed Japanese dance group Dazzle of Japan (main pic). Other activities include talks and workshops with speakers from around the globe.
Mar 22–25. Various times. Singapore Indoor Stadium. Free & ticketed. Tix: $30 from Sports Hub Tix. www.truecolours.sg
#2: Gamarjobat Asia Tour 2018
Japanese comedians Ketch! and HIRO-PON bring their sketches to Singapore to entertain audiences with their brand of silent comedy. The duo will perform a series of mimes, including acts such as invisible stairs, robots and hide and seek, all presented with their explosive energy. Performed in English.
Mar 24. 3pm, 8pm. Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building. Tix: $40–$60 from Sistic.
#3: James Blunt The Afterlove Asia Tour 2018
The British crooner known for hits such as ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’ embarks on his Asia tour following the release of his new single ‘Love Me Better’. His upcoming fifth studio album The Afterlove follows his multi-platinum selling Moon Landing, and features lyrics by famed musicians such as Ryan Tedder and Ed Sheeran.
Mar 23. 8pm. The Max Pavilion @ Singapore Expo. Tix: $98–$188 from www.apactix. com/events/detail/jamesblunt-2018.
#4: Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia
This exhibition brings together 10 artists and collectives across Southeast Asia who work through the medium of the moving image, featuring works like hand-drawn animation to immersive video installations. It also examines issues of individual and collective memory, identity and politics, and offers insights into what the future of cinema, video, and the realm of moving images, may come to be.
Till Mar 25. Mon–Sun, 10am–7pm; Fri, 10am–9pm. SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street. Admission: $6 adult, $3 student/senior citizen. Free for Singaporeans/PRs. www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
#5: Café Asia 2018
Find out more about coffee and tea at this event where there will be a wide range of teas and coffee beans from all over the world. The latest beverage making equipment and new innovations in the café world can also be found here. With exhibitors from 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Japan and Sweden, Singapore’s top baristas and tea experts will also be present to fight for the honour to represent Singapore in international championships.
Mar 24. 10am–5pm. Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall B. Free entry. www.cafeasia.com.sg