Jan 06, 2017|
Singapore Art Week is spilling into the weekend, which only means more art exhibitions, art festivals and theater productions to indulge in, with a spot of concerts and parties worth checking out while you’re out and about painting the town red.
PJ Harvey (Photo credit: Maria Mochnacz)
King of the hill Kult Kafe will be hosting a special guest from Shanghai, vinyl selector, collector and founder of Groove Bunny Records, Endy Chen. He'll be on the decks for an all-vinyl set and putting some records on sale too. Jan 13
Gillman Barracks’ Art after Dark gets the Art Week treatment. They’re launching Lock Route, Gillman Barracks’ public art showcase, as well as featuring resident artists from NTU CCA Singapore and Supermama’s exhibition “Design New Standard”. Jan 13
Passenger will be performing live for first time ever in Singapore, singing hits like “Somebody’s Love,” “Heart’s on Fire,” “The Wrong Direction” and “All the Little Lights.” Jan 13
New Year might be done, but Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and we have a feeling chic updates on traditional wear are going to be a thing. Local mother-and-daughter label The Happy Cheongsam makes contemporary, casual cheongsam, qipao and Chinese dresses that incorporate traditional tailoring and cuts with fun prints and fabrics. UOB Cardholders will receive 15% off regular-priced items when you check out using the promo code “UOBCNY15”. Valid till Jan 31. Terms and conditions apply. More here.
PJ Harvey joins other big names as part of Esplanade's Mosaic Music Series, promoting her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project along with her 10-piece band. Jan 13
After moving from Jiak Kim, Zouk has finally reopen its doors officially at Clarke Quay. They’re kicking off their official launch with the revered music producer Diplo, who’ll be dropping some heavy bass and bangin' tracks at the club’s new home. Jan 13
Catch everyone's favorite drag queen comedian Kumar as he dishes out his usual antics, politically incorrect rants and Singapore issues-based jokes at The Bank Bar + Bistro. Jan 13
Take everyone out to Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore for a Chinese New Year reunion dinner, where you can enjoy an eight-course selection of festive dishes at Shang Palace, such as their specialty yu sheng with poached lobster, smoked salmon and grape vinegar dressing, braised bird's nest with crab meat and roe, braised whole abalone and more. Cap it off with something sweet from their considerable dessert buffet spread. If you're a UOB cardholder, you'll get 18% off (requires pre-booking and payment before Jan 20) or 15% off (valid from Jan 21-27) your bill. Terms and conditions apply. More here.
Go on a shopping bonanza on Baghdad Street and sift through a variety of fashion items from vendors like Batique who are selling slim fit batik for men, jewelry from ZenRock Accessories, Yolky Chips’ salted egg potato chips and more. Jan 13-15
It’s the final stretch for the 13th edition of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. There’s been some controversy in the lead-up, with two shows not getting ratings due to “excessive nudity”. But you can still catch Tan Liting’s envelope-pushing show, Pretty Butch. Through Jan 14
If the whirring sound of car engines and all things automotive get you going, the Singapore Motor Show is back to enthrall with a slew of top vehicle brands, accessories, lifestyle products and services, and more at Suntec City. Through Jan 15
Art Stage Singapore is back for the seventh year. It will be showcasing 173 galleries from 30 countries. And for the first time, they are presenting The Collectors’ Stage, a collaboration with online retail portal The Artling, which will feature works from six leading Singapore-based collectors. Through Jan 15
Grab your selfie stick and head to Serangoon Road, where ArtWalk Little India begins today. The various stations around the neighborhood boast large-scale murals, storytelling sessions and other activities. The Pongal market and carnival is also ongoing at Campbell Lane and Hastings Road. Through Jan 17
Loewen Gardens' Farmers' Market is back again, this time with a wide variety of fresh food, coffee and wine from the likes of OrganicHimalayaNepal, Papa’s Grove, The Meat Club, BottlesXO and more. Jan 14
LocoMole launches Exploring Singapore for a Cause, where you will follow curated trails on the mobile app to explore Singapore and learn more about charities. A series of charities are paired with each event, and the first one is this Saturday, where you will learn about Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jan 14
Amid all the high art of Singapore Art Week, Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2017 is celebrating international street cultures with music performances, a curated "urban gym" and a hip-hop block party held at the center's carpark. Jan 14
If you're the sort of person that supports smaller, more niche labels, then you should head down to check out Maven's recently opened brick-and-mortar store. This multi-label beauty and grooming store carries some of the most underrated, high quality brands of make-up, skincare and hair, nails and body products from around the world for both men and women. Make your purchases with any UOB card and spend a minimum of $70 on regular-priced items to get 10% off your total bill. Terms and conditions apply. More here.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware is bringing in the Chinese New Year in a big way—they're throwing a party to launch a new coffee beer called Calamity Coffee Ale, created together with Innocence Brewing. Also, try the limited edition seasonal CNY beer while enjoying the a repertoire of hip hop tunes, courtesy of The Analog Vault. Jan 14
It's going to be another great night of deep house music and tipples as American music producer Osunlade stops by Kilo Lounge to enthrall the crowd with his brand of layers of melodic synths atop a pulsating bassline. Jan 14
Head over to Singapore’s most popular rooftop at People’s Park Complex for the Lepark Edition of YHFlea, especially if you’re in the midst of shopping for the coming CNY. Here, you’ll find more than 100 curated local brands and indie designers such as Books Actually, oh!eaf, Visual Mass, Naked & Ubound, and more. Jan 14-15
Asian Civilisations Museum is hosting the two-day Rojak! Weekend Market, with heritage trails, outdoor film screenings, live music and more. Jan 14-15
"Our Grandfather Road" by Sam Lo
Get up bright and early on a Sunday and join the Bukit Brown Heritage Trail. The sign-up is technically closed, but you're encouraged to leave your name on the waitlist. Jan 15
The Art Week Conversations will be bringing together 12 speakers to discuss about the views of art market and buying and collecting from a Southeast Asian perspective over three talks. Through Jan 17
Part of Singapore Art Week, Contemporary Printmaking Festival will have live demonstrations, music performances and exhibition. Learn all about silkscreen, letterpress and Intaglio printing. But the highlight will definitely be an artists’ book exhibition showcasing works from 20 artists and printmakers. Through Jan 22
For Chinese New Year, J65 at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is serving an unapologetic buffet spread of the chef's signature braised rock sugar pork belly, char siew, roasted pork belly, Chinese fish maw with crabmeat and mushroom soup and other goodies. Complete your CNY meal with some DIY yu sheng, pan-friend nian gao, CNY cookies and glutinous rice sesame balls. UOB Cardholders get a slew of benefits: 15% off total bill for weekday lunch, one person dines free with two paying adults for Sunday brunch and daily dinner (valid till Feb 11) and 20% off your total bill for brunch and dinner (Jan 27-30). Terms and conditions apply. More here.
Singapore's Dassai pop-up sake bar over at Japan Food Town is finally wrapping up, and this Sunday is your last chance to try their wonderful selection, including the three-glass tasting set for just $20. Jan 15.
Also part of Singapore Art Week, Fantasy Islands is an exhibition curated by Kin Chui and Mitha Budhyarto, comprising work seven artists from Indonesia and Singapore, looking at the manifold relations between Batam and Singapore. Through Jan 26
You probably know Sam Lo a.k.a. Sticker Lady for her witty and subversive placements of stickers with text like "Anyhow paste kena fine" and "Press to time travel", as well as the spray-painted words "My grandfather road" on roads in the CBD. Take a look at some of her past and present works at Greetings from Singapore. Through Jan 31.
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