For the first time in many years, Singapore will be able to witness the annular solar eclipse, where the sun will be reduced to a ring of fire in the sky! What actually happens is, the moon will cover the sun’s centre, leaving the sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus (“annular” comes from the Latin word for ring, “annulus”) around the moon. Telescopes will be set up in the Science Centre’s Ecogarden so you can experience this amazing phenomenon for yourself! (Admission fee to Science Centre applies and find out all you need to know about the event here.)
The Boxing Day Test match is an institution in Australia, and it’s coming to Singapore at Mohamed Ali Lane this year. Indulge in some great cricket, good vibes and brilliant beers as Australia and New Zealand go head to head at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Make your way down and bring some mates!
Love music and food? Head over to Geylang Serai for a four-day event featuing some of the most popular street food vendors in Singapore, joined by talented musical acts and a vibrant array of the arts. Admission is free so just bring your good vibes and relax.
Bond with your kid in a therapeutic session of making your own one-of-a-kind jewellery! Discover the multiple possibilities that can be created out of polymer clay and create a fun and memorable experience crafting cute matchy-matchy accessories. All tools and materials provided, suitable for children aged six and up. Book your seats ($88 per parent and child) here.
Design Matching Jewellery with your Child
27 and 30 December
10 am and 2 pm on both days
Floral boutique in Tai Seng (Details will be provided in an e-mail upon registration.)
Laugh much you will at this cosy monthly comedy showcase with co-hosts and founders Ram and Judge Jerry. Over 20 comics will be given three to four minutes to hit you with their best and sharpest material so you can be sure it will be a fast and furious affair!
After that, join the special After Show Late Night Reggae Party with guest selector DJ Ken Ito and Jerry Judge himself for a night of reggae music with a heavy sound system vibe. ($11.24 per person)
Join dance and drum master Nii Tagoe (Ghana/UK) of Sankofa Singapore as he explores movements from across the African continent, accompanied by a mix of infectious music and rhythms! Prior experience is not necessary so get ready for a fun and engaging session whilst getting a good workout. ($40 per person)
Looking for party with feel-good, unpretentious music for you to get up and dance? Expect sounds from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s in a night of raucous debauchery and unapologetic homosexuality with drag performances and a guest go-go dancer. Twirl with those songs you love to sing along to for a Friday night of hot camp chaos! ($10 at the door.)
The party happens right after a screening of Kinky Boots at The Projector from 8 pm. ($30 for screening + after party)
Record your impression of SG’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site with Urban Sketchers Singapore, a network of artists who draw from observation on location. Go up the treetop walk and sit with the trees, sketch the wetlands from the comfort of the shaded pavilion, or chill at the Halia restaurant as you spend the morning working on your art.
If you’ve always wanted to be a music maestro and try your hands at turntablism, here’s your chance to enrol in a three-hour hands-on workshop in Katong this weekend. ($25, email email@example.com to sign up.)
This cosplay and youth community event is an annual avenue for J-pop and anime lovers in Singapore to congregate and parade their passion through self-made performances, cosplay, illustrations, photography and more. Don’t miss your chance to join one of the largest Japanese sub-cultural festivals here with more than 130 exhibitors and 150 artistes from Singapore, Japan and other parts of Asia! (Tickets from $11.90.)
Looking to update your wardrobe for 2020 in a sustainable way? Bring your used clothes, jewellery and accessories (in good condition) to this independent bookstore and café to give them a new lease of life. You can swap up to six items or register as a vendor for up to 20 items (more details here) and leave with a new outfit without spending a cent!
If you have kids between one to three years old, here’s your chance to bond with your little ones through songs, rhymes and stories that come alive at this free session! To support your toddler’s early development and get to know other parents with young children at this fun and interactive programme, register here.
Indigenous musicians KAYNA, a six-piece ensemble from Ecuador, will be in town to entertain you with an extensive repertoire that goes across traditional Ecuadorian Kichwa music, North American meditation music, Bollywood ballads, Latin tropical music as well as world music. They’ll take you on a musical adventure which preserves the best of traditional music while combining it with present urban rhythm. (Tickets at $21.92)
Want more? Check out other Singapore events happening in December for your year-end fun!
By Muneerah Bee, December 2019 / Photos: respective events, Wikimedia Commons and Facebook
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