Take an out-of-this-world voyage to the edge of the galaxy and beyond! This multimedia experience will take your breath away with stunning interstellar scenes and a flying saucer ball pit. Strike a pose in space and twinkle brightly against the night sky as part of this fully immersive temporary exhibition. Tickets at $7.
Looking for quality bedding products for Chinese New Year? Check out European Bedding’s range of natural organic latex Mattresses, bed bases and accessories — all made of natural materials!
Over two weekends, celebrate, share and enjoy stories from Singapore and beyond at the Arts House. In conjunction with the Light to Night Festival, this year’s Prologue will turn this historic space into an intimate gathering of words through multi-disciplinary performances, installations, and interactive activities. Get ready to embark on a journey away from the bustle of the Civic District through urban landscapes of cities new and old, past and present, real and imagined. Check out the ticketed and free programmes here.
French Electronic music producer and DJ, Bob Sinclar is back in Singapore to start January off with a bang. You know him from his hits “Love Generation” and “World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)” which topped charts across the world. Get ready for a night of high energy and endless dancing! Tickets from $40.
Here’s your chance to catch art from the private collections of prominent Singaporean and international collectors. The show aims to bring together the “market, the makers and the masses”, and to cultivate and support emerging art talents, as well as encourage art collectors and the public to understand, appreciate and support local visual art communities.
Featuring works by artists including Yinka Shonibare, Kehinde Wiley, Bharti Kerr, El Anatsui, Eko Nugroho and indieguerillas, this edition of the IMPART Collectors’ Show celebrates the transgressive spirit of artists boldly transforming materials into strange, odd and exhilarating forms. Free admission.
This year, the Asian Film Archive’s annual film and art event for Singapore Art Week’s theme reflects on the relations between ideas of time, bodies of memory and the moving image through commissioned artworks and site-specific performances from Singapore and beyond. Featured artists include Rajendra Gour, Sriwhana Spong, Toh Hun Ping, Koh Nguang How, Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Tada Hengsapkul, Sriwhana Spong, Patricia Toh, Russell Morton, Sonya Lacey and Liyana Ali. Free admission except film screenings.
State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time
10 January to 2 February (except 24 to 27 January)
National Archives of Singapore, 1 Canning Rise, 179868 and Central Warehouse, 20 Depot Lane, 109763
Are you intrigued by the vibrant flavours of Southeast Asia? Go on this unique tour and explore a variety of island flavours and ingredients found on this side of the equator. Tempt your taste buds with meat-free dishes and drinks prepared with a tropical twist, explore the flavour profiles of coffee beans in a specialty coffee roastery and gain an insight into the use of flowers and fruits in traditional and modern cuisine. You’ll also get to walk through one of Singapore’s oldest districts, which is home to a tapestry of colourful cultures.
Also, 100% of proceeds from this tour will be donated to Australian organisations helping wildlife affected by the bushfires — South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) and NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES). Tickets at $99.
Tropical Tasting Tour (Veganuary Edition)
2 pm to 5.30 pm
Various venues around Bras Basah
Join the first edition of Pets’ Day Out this year at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and shop for tasty treats and cute pet accessories. Or say “Hi” to the animals and chat with volunteers at the animal welfare groups adoption drive. Plus, don’t miss the BirdCraze bird interaction and dog agility demonstrations. For the little ones, kids from seven to 12 years old can learn basic pet care to be responsible pet owners through role-playing activities at Petzmania (sign up here)! Free entry and all pets are welcome.
The famous Dutch pancake night will be in Singapore this weekend! Robin Vogelaar from the Netherlands started this fun pop up event more than 10 years ago during his studies in Hong Kong as a simple gathering to bring his friends together. The concept grew into a movement across the globe where people from all over the world can meet up and eat pancakes for free! Don’t worry about the pancake ingredients, but you are encouraged to bring your favourite pancake toppings to share at this free event.
Witness the first poetry night in Singapore with an environmental focus at Marina Barrage! It’s going to be a celebration of creative writing related to the environment and sustainability so come with a piece of writing and take the stage on the open mic (sign up for a slot here) or just sit back and listen to the performances. You’ll also get to hear from spoken word artist Venezia May, who is heavily inspired by environmental activism. Free entry and free guided tours around the Sustainable Singapore Gallery will also be available during the event.
Calling all Northerners in Singapore! Get a first look at the new Thomson-East Coast Line 1 (TEL1) before it officially opens! Take unlimited free rides between the three stations — Woodlands North, Woodlands, and Woodlands South — and enjoy the architectural features and unique public artwork as you explore each station. It will be full day of immersive, fun and interactive activities for the whole family, including carnival games, family activities, and community performances. Free entry.
Thomson-East Coast Line 1 Open House
9 am to 6 pm
Woodlands North, Woodlands, and Woodlands South MRT stations
From the rhythmic beat of the drums to the jaw-dropping stunts, the art of lion dance often evokes a sense of awe and majesty. Want to watch them in action? Head over to Chinatown to witness more than ten reputable lion dance troupes from Singapore and Asia Pacific compete for the grand prize and showcase their skillful stunts and intricate manoeuvres. Tickets from $15 at Kreta Ayer Community Club (28A Kreta Ayer Rd, 088995).
13th International Lion Dance Competition
11 and 12 January
From 6 pm
Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, 30A Kreta Ayer Rd, 088997
Want more? Check out other Singapore events happening in January!
By Muneerah Bee, January 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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