August 2014 Happenings

Monday, 4 August 2014 & Tuesday, 5 August 2014

LASALLE Arts Market & Vendors Day
Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: LASALLE College of the Arts, Campus Court, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940

Friday, 8 August 2014

MAAD Pyjamas
Time: 5pm to Midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum (28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120)
Free Admission
Expect to find quirky, unique and designer buys for the festive season put together by local design & artistic community ranging from fashion, plush toys, art, illustrations, craft & accessories, literature, photography, industrial design, creative services, gifts, furniture to even food.

MAAD Pyjamas is hosted at the Red Dot Design Museum as part of on-going efforts to foster the design community and invigorate the creative environment in Singapore.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl
Time: 6pm till late
Venue: Kampong Glam
For the list of programmes, visit https://www.aliwalartscentre.sg/artsnightcrawl

Friday, 21 August 2014 to Saturday, 30 August 2014

Daydreams + Nightmares By Monster Gallery
Time: 12pm to 9pm
Venue: The Substation Gallery
Free Admission

Join them for the opening on Thursday 20 August 2014, 7.30pm

Showcasing original prints by: Michael Ng Mindflyer, Tilen Ti, Lee Ruixiang, Michy Witchy, Sidd Wills, Lindsey Bailey, Ong Lijie, Philip Hemnell, Joseph Chiang (Monster Gallery), Holycrap (Renn & Aira), and PHUNK.

“Show me your brightest daydreams and your darkest nightmares!” – Monster Gallery, the local creative printmaking studio, posed this challenge to a group of established as well as emerging artists and art collectives working in Singapore and invited them to produce two series of works each, one inspired by their brightest hopes and dreams (daydreams), the other their darkest fears and despairs (nightmares).

Working exclusively with various printmaking methods (both traditional and contemporary), the exhibition features an eclectic mix of print mediums such as woodcut, linocut, rubber stamp, silk screen (serigraphy), Risograph, and Print Gocco.

Join them from August 22 to 30 as these eleven artists and art collectives open their hearts and bare their souls to show you their most vivid daydreams and darkest nightmares through printmaking!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Malay Heritage Centre Hari Raya Open House
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate Singapore 198501
Free Admission 

Celebrate Hari Raya at Malay Heritage Centre this August with your family, friends and loved ones! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and enjoy a day of cultural performances at our Hari Raya Open House! Learn more about the various Hari Raya customs and practices and participate in fun craft activities like making kuih out of Play-Doh, creating your own kite and so much more! So don’t miss out and join us for this festive season!

July 2014 Happenings

Wednesday, 2 July to Monday, 28 July 2014

Cats of the World Photo Exhibition
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln 179429
Free Admission

Back for its eighth edition, Cats of the World returns with an artistic flair this year as local artists create cat-inspired artworks for sale at $100 each to raise funds for the Cat Welfare Society. These creations will be featured alongside a collection of purrfect cat photos taken internationally by both aspiring and professional photographers. Don’t miss the Saturday Purrzaar Market as well, a cat-themed flea featuring 18 vendors offering quirky feline merchandise ranging from stationary to accessories. Cat owners, keep an eye out for cat food freebies sponsored by Fancy Feast on all three Saturday Purrzaars.

Saturdays, 5, 12, 19 July 2014

Purrzaar Market
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln 179429
Free Admission

 

May 2014 Happenings

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 to Sunday, 25 May 2014

Makan Matters
Time: Tue-Sun 11am-8pm
Venue: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang 199149
Free Admission

Pushing the boundaries of the “food for thought” adage, Makan Matters explores Singapore’s food obsession presented as a mix of products, visuals and art pieces. Is a ban on the un-eco friendly Styrofoam “da bao” box implausible? Could we soon be a nation of tingkat toters? If you could chew on your words, are prawns really a good enough substitute for fish? Would we freak out if our beloved hawker centre became extinct? Just think: If global brands took over, your next teh tarik could be out of a Nespresso machine!

In the spirit of fun, expression and highlighting serious issues like food wastage, Makan Matters is a showcase of the creative talents at Chemistry, an experience design studio.

Certain exhibits and other Makan Matters items will be up for sale.

Friday, 16 May 2014 to Saturday, 17 May 2014

DBS Movies by the Bay
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Friday, 16 May 2014)
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Saturday, 17 May 2014)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: THE PROMONTORY@MARINA BAY
Free Admission

DBS Movies by the Bay is back once again, bringing us an outdoor cinematic experience at Marina Bay’s waterfront. This time, heart-pumping action movies Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol will be taking the big screens as you get cozy on picnic mats given out free on-site.

For more information, please click here.

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 18 May 2014

Blueprint Emporium 2014
Time: 11am – 8pm (Saturday) 11am – 6pm (Sunday)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Open to public. Free Admission

A two-day offshoot of a trade show, Blueprint Emporium is back for another year, offering shoppers a chance to score limited edition samples and sales merchandise from more than 200 exhibiting brands, most of which are not commercially available in Singapore yet. Shoppers can also gain insight into Spring/Summer 2015 forecasts of Pantone colour, key prints and materials from Trendstop.com’s Yvonne Kostiak (17 May, 11am), and learn to grow a fashion business from online store Inverted Edge’s Sophie Hennard (18 May) at Halls 401 and 402.

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 25 May 2014

making make exhibition
Time: 9am to 9pm daily
Venue: National Design Centre

A celebration of artisanal craftsmanship

Making Make, a design platform by the NUS Division of Industrial Design, explores the artisanal charm of a handcrafted product and the beauty of its making process. Students were to create instruments to aid a small batch production of artisanal products; products with qualities otherwise unthinkable with mass production techniques.

Join them at the exhibition to see unique making processes and purchase products you appreciate! Products will be available at www.haystakt.com from 17 May.

Head down to the National Design Centre to meet the makers on 17, 18, 24, 25 May, 11am to 6pm.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunday at the Training Shed
Time: 3pm to 10pm
Venue: 8 Port Rd 117540
Free Admission

As always, the Training Shed promises another Sunday perfect for a chill out session with friends and family. This month, live hip hop beats will be featured from the likes of DJ DSK & Gobshite, Masia One and DJs Ritz and Shellsuit. Be sure to catch street artists such as MUTONS and PEDMONS tagging the walls.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

ArtScience Late: Beat box it!
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue 018956
Free Admission

Chill out with music and bar offerings as the ArtScience Museum stay open past its bedtime. Explore the museum as it debuts its night-time platform for performance and new media artists to experiment and challenge their artistic boundaries. This month features beat box artist Charles “Stitch” Wong and VJ Quincy Teofisto of Achtung!Achtung!, combining vocal percussion and visual media for audiences to interact with.

Friday, 23 May 2014 to Sunday, 25 May 2014

Gradshow 2014 Division of Industrial Design
Opening Night: 23 May 2014, 6.30pm to 9pm
Exhibition: 24 – 25 May 2014, 1030 – 2100 hrs
Venue: The Plaza, National Library of Singapore
Free Admission

Friday, 30 May 2014

The Local People X GushCloud Night Market
Time: 7pm to 2am
Venue: 2A Hoot Kiam Road
Free Admission

Support our local craftspeople to the wee hours along the alleyway street party at Hoot Kiam Rd in this artsy night market that features young brands like Knuckles & Notch, Grapfeeks Room, Sarah Thursday, Ssek Jewelry and Teresa Lim (aka Teeteeheehee), among others. Also expect a line-up of local bands — weish, The Auditory Effect, Hell Low, The Little Giant, Dangerous Beans and Underground Schnanigens — to pump up the alley-sphere, along with a selection of supper bites from Morsels, Overdough, The Edible Company, Uncle Eric’s pushcart satay store and more to cheer up your restless tummy.

April 2014 Happenings

Friday, 4 Apr 2014

MAAD Pyjamas
Time: 5pm to Midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum (28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120)
Expect to find quirky, unique and designer buys for the festive season put together by local design & artistic community ranging from fashion, plush toys, art, illustrations, craft & accessories, literature, photography, industrial design, creative services, gifts, furniture to even food.

MAAD Pyjamas is hosted at the Red Dot Design Museum as part of on-going efforts to foster the design community and invigorate the creative environment in Singapore.

Friday, 4 Apr 2014

Kevin Matthews: 20 Originals
Time: 8pm
Venue: BIG BEAR BISTRO and BAR, 2 Tan Quee Lan Street #01-03, PRIMERO PLACE, Singapore 188091
Free Admission
Local veteran singer/songwriter Kevin Matthews is launching the 20 Originals showcase, his residency at Big Bear Bistro & Bar, to focus on original tunes. Expect two sets of ten original songs each, all swayed to the musician’s expert songwriting skills.

Saturday, 5 Apr to Sunday, 6 Apr 2014

We Are 10! Open House
Time: 10am to 8pm
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429
Free Admission
A fun-filled Open House weekend as you will get to enjoy a variety of free books-related arts activities and performances by the public, for the community! The wide variety of free activities includes dialect storytelling, fun-filled workshops, and exciting performances!
Click here for more details.

Saturday, 5 Apr 2014

The Big Pillow Bash
Time: 5pm
Venue: Haji Lane
Free Admission
Join the Singapore’s biggest pillow fight of the year! Held on the International Pillow Fight Day, The Big Pillow Bash is a celebration of a year of fun and irreverence! Free and open to anyone and everyone, come on down with your friends, let loose, and bash it up with them!

About the International Pillow Fight Day
On Saturday April 5th 2014, there will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world! While the focus is on fun and liberation, the following suggestions will help everyone enjoy a good time!
+ Soft pillows only!
+ Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
+ Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
+ Remove glasses beforehand!
+ The event is free and appropriate for all ages.
+ Wait until the signal to begin.
Learn more at http://2014.pillowfightday.com/

Sunday, 6 Apr 2014

Pencil Sharpener (Performance)
Time: 5pm to 6pm
Venue: Earshot Cafe at The Arts House
Free Admission

Presented by Chee Wei Teck
Venue supporter: The Arts House

An Interactive Performance Art Piece, Which questions our identity as the World changes. Our social identities are not as clearly defined as before.

If I hand you a Pencil Sharpener –
Can I label your job as a Pen Sharpener, due to the tool in your possession?

While Pencil is used for Creation of something, it’s dying; but it lives on via what was created.

Four Artists are invited to be part of this performance, each with a different way to sharpen their pencil.

This performance was designed for outcome to differ with different participants.

For more information about this performance & its participants: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pencil-Sharpener/1474689836077584

Sunday, 6 Apr 2014

Images! Where can they take us? (Performance)
Time: 6pm to 7pm 
Venue: Chamber at The Arts House
Free Admission

Presented by JSLN Dance Company
Venue supporter: The Arts House

“Images! Where can they take us?” deals with how we create individual images by reading.

4 individuals, 4 choreographies but only 1 story.

Each and every action got a reaction and this will often enough affect the outcome. How similar are the images that we create through reading? Will you be able to identify with one, or are all images unique?

Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2014
Venue: 4 participating Ben & Jerry’s outlets – Dempsey, Great World City, VivoCity and the Singapore Zoo entrance
Time: All participating outlets, noon to 8pm except Singapore Zoo’s entrance, from noon to 6pm
Turn up at one of the four participating Ben & Jerry’s outlets – Dempsey, Great World City, VivoCity and the Singapore Zoo entrance – and grab yourself a free cone of ice-cream on the house. This year, Free Cone Day is also going on wheels to ensure no hand is left un-coned. Refer to their Facebook page for details.

March 2014 Happenings

Friday, 7 Mar 2014

MAAD Pyjamas
Time: 5pm to Midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum (28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120)
Free Admission
Expect to find quirky, unique and designer buys for the festive season put together by local design & artistic community ranging from fashion, plush toys, art, illustrations, craft & accessories, literature, photography, industrial design, creative services, gifts, furniture to even food.

MAAD Pyjamas is hosted at the Red Dot Design Museum as part of on-going efforts to foster the design community and invigorate the creative environment in Singapore.

Friday, 7 Mar to Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

i Light Marina Bay 2014
Time: 7.30pm to 11pm
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
Free Admission
i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s only sustainable light art festival that showcases innovative content, the intelligent use of lighting as well as an international line-up of creative talents. Themed Light+heART, the festival this year features 28 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world. The Marina Bay waterfront will be transformed into a magical space of light and colour for the public to celebrate both public spaces and creativity.

To promote an environmentally-responsible behaviour for a sustainable future, the participating artists have incorporated the use of recyclable materials and adopted energy-efficient lighting technologies in the creation of their stunning light art installations. Every aspect of the festival will adopt a more effective and efficient management of resources to meet this commitment to the environment.

A full array of events, programmes and fun activities have been lined up from 7 to 30 March 2014 to create a dazzling, diverse and more enriching experience for the community. From free guided tours and entertaining performances, outdoor dining to educational talks and workshops, this festival will strive to build on the achievements of the previous festivals to bring you an even more enjoyable experience.

For i Light Marina Bay 2014 events listing, please click here.

Saturday, 8 Mar 2014

Ladies Night @ ACM
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Free admission all day (includes special exhibition)

The Asian Civilisations Museum celebrates International Women’s Day with a delectable selection of pampering pursuits. Nourish, discover, and indulge in a range of lifestyle programmes at their Beauty Quarters.

Click here for the list of programme.

Saturday, 8 Mar 2014

Garden Series – SSO at Gardens by the Bay
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Free Admission. Concert subject to prevailing weather conditions. 
Head down for an evening of beautiful tunes by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the fabulous Meadow. Bring your family and picnic mats along for an enjoyable time together.

Monday, 10 Mar to Sunday, 16 Mar 2014

Singapore Design Week
The Singapore Design Week (SDW) brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. To be held from 10 to 16 March 2014, the SDW is organised by the DesignSingapore Council.

Open to the design community, businesses, design students and the general public, the SDW aims to raise awareness of good design, deepen the appreciation and understanding of design innovation and encourage the use of design for innovation and productivity. Through this platform, the DesignSingapore Council also hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design.

The Singapore Design Week will feature local and international design trade shows, conferences, showcases, exhibitions and workshops that span various design disciplines. Many of the activities will take place at the National Design Centre, the hub of SDW. These activities will also provide opportunities for business, international collaboration and knowledge exchange.

The anchor event of SDW is SingaPlural 2014, a dedicated platform to celebrate Singapore’s design talents across creative industries which includes the Singapore Design Business Summit and the Singapore Good Design Mark Exhibition. Other design events that are part of the SDW include the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2014, Maison&Objet Asia 2014, Value of Design Forum, Design Thinking and Innovation workshops, Design Trails and Design Films.

For the list of free programmes, please click here.

Wednesday, 12 Mar to Sunday, 16 Mar 2014

30 LifeStories – Remembering Parks
Venue: Dhoby Ghaut Green & National Design Centre
Free Admission
Breathing new life to pruned tree logs salvaged and collected 30 LifeStories – Remembering Parks is a meaningful exhibition that enables Singaporeans to recapture memories of times spent in our many parks and gardens. A total of 30 creative installations by Singapore designers and artists will reflect themes of the park environment, communal spaces and social events.

30 LifeStories – Remembering Parks is presented by Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Sculpture Society (Singapore) and National Parks Board.

Part of the SingaPlural 2014 event.

Wednesday, 12 Mar to Sunday, 16 Mar 2014

Design Larger Than Life
Venue: Dhoby Ghaut Green
Free Admission
5 outdoor installations will invite visitors to immerse themselves into their works. Including a feature installation designed by Claudio Colucci titled “SPECTRUM”, these structural works of art are designed to interact as well as prompt visitors to engage in playful action and emotive expression.

Part of the SingaPlural 2014 event.

Wednesday, 12 Mar to Sunday, 16 Mar 2014

Design Arena @ Park Mall
Venue: Park Mall
Free Admission
Featuring pop-up stores by local design talents and studios showcasing an array of interesting works available for purchase, as well as workshops conducted by design institutions.

Part of the SingaPlural 2014 event.

Saturday, 15 Mar 2014

Farmers’ Markets at Loewen Gardens
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: 75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248844 (near Dempsey)
Free Admission
The main idea behind the Farmers’ Market is to capture a piece of home – the simple pleasure of people chatting about food and being passionate about produce. Find gourmet meats, wines, organic vegetables, cheeses, breads, and homemade baked goods. Pop in for cooking demonstrations and a wine talk in The Pantry Cooking School. The Markets are held on the first and third Saturday of each month.

This Saturday (15th of March 2014), ACRES is proud to be invited to set up booth, and spread their message of animal welfare. Be there to show them your support, and grab some local produce at the same time!

Saturday, 22 Mar 2014

Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour
Time: 10am
Venue: Green Pavilion at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission
Join this free (1 hour) tour by their staff to learn more about the Gardens’ research work.

Explore the hub of the Gardens’ research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to learn about botanical research. Find out about the urgency of plant exploration, collection and scientific documentation as species and habitats continue to be lost in the region. They will guide you through the Orchid Micro-propagation and hybridisation displays and you will also be able to enter the restricted domain of the Herbarium to learn about the valuable historical treasures they hold for science and posterity.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Green Pavilion, Botany Centre (max 20).

Saturday, 22 Mar 2014

PETS ‘N’ THE CITY
Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Free Admission
Following the success of the last two editions, 8 DAYS’ Pets ‘n’ The City is back! Spend a fun day out by the bay and meet your favourite MediaCorp celebrities, including radio deejays, and their pets. There will be plenty of fun activities lined up for you and your pets.

Sunday, 23 Mar 2014

Big Band Bash – Featuring Thomson Big Band & Thomson Swing Band
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission
Both bands are traditional big bands – saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a full rhythm section and their own crooner to bring you back to the good old days when they wrote beautiful memorable melodies. Do bring along a picnic basket and dine al fresco while they delight you with tunes from the Swing Era up to the present day.

Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 to Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

Public Garden
Time: 1pm to 7pm
Venue: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Level 1 Atrium
Free Admission
Public Garden operates a market comprising Singapore’s best independent businesses and creative individuals. Public Garden is an alternative to big-box retail with a free spirit.

February 2014 Happenings

Thursday, 13 Feb 2014

Performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific – Hawaii
Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm & 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Venue: Entrance of Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
Free Admission
A prelude to Valentine’s Day with Hana Hou!, the rock band of the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific! This twelve member ensemble will perform classic rock, R&B, Top 40, as well as Hawaiian favourites.

Thursday, 13 Feb 2014

Soundscapes by the Bay 音画
Time: 7.30pm & 8.45pm
Venue: Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade
Free Admission
United by their zest for experimentation, SA(仨) expands on their traditional Chinese roots and creatively infuses modern elements into Chinese music. In this evening that also features a live performance by Chinese calligrapher and painter Tan Jwee Meng, join the trio as they paint different soundscapes with their blend of traditional Chinese music instrumentation and electronic effects.

Thursday, 13 Feb 2014

New Generations: An SSO-YST Anniversary Collaboration
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Conservatory Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
Free Admission
Please go early to secure the best seats as seating in the concert hall is limited. This concert will last approximately one hour and is suitable for ages 5 and above. No admission for infants-in-arms.

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, together with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, presents a one-hour concert at the Conservatory Concert Hall on February 13, showcasing new orchestral compositions by Singaporean and Singapore-based composers under the age of 35. Admission is free.

Celebrating the SSO’s 35th anniversary and the Conservatory’s 10th anniversary in 2014, this concert follows an open call for new orchestral scores for inclusion in the SSO Young Composer Workshop held at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on February 11. Directed by SSO’s Associate Conductor Jason Lai, the concert will conclude with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, performed by the Grand Final Winner of the 2012 Conservatory Concerto Competition, Ge Xiao Zhe.

Friday, 14 Feb 2014

Gardens By The Bay: Valentine’s Day Special with Corrinne May
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Venue: Supertree Grove, Gardens By The Bay
Free Admission
Enjoy an evening out with your friends and loved ones and bask in the midst of the Supertrees with a beautiful performance by singer Corrinne May, one of Singapore’s most celebrated singer-songwriters.

Saturday, 15 Feb 2014

U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Free Admission
The primary performing group for the Air Force Band of the Pacific – Hawaii is the popular music ensemble, “Hana Hou”. Their shows and concerts have delighted military and civilian audiences throughout Hawaii and the Pacific. The band also spotlights “Papana”, an eight piece jazz ensemble that plays classic jazz standards as well as modern selections, “Small Kine”, a smaller acoustic group that plays local style music and today’s popular hits, and Individual Musicians, bringing forth a wide variety of sounds and styles for concert and protocol events.

The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific – Hawaii is led by Chief Master Sergeant Laura C. Noel. Chief Master Sergeant Laura Noel is a Vocalist and the Band Manager of the United States Air force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Chief Noel oversees the training, manning and utilization of 17 band members as they travel and perform their mission throughout the Pacific region.

Saturday, 22 Feb 2014

Farmers’ Market at at Loewen Gardens
Time: 8.30am – 2pm
Venue: 75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Free Admission
The Farmers’ Market is held from 8:30 am to 2 pm at The Pantry at Loewen Gardens. The main idea behind the Farmers’ Market is to capture a piece of home – the simple pleasure of people chatting about food and being passionate about produce. Find gourmet meats, wines, organic vegetables, cheeses, breads, and homemade baked goods. Pop in for cooking demonstrations and a wine talk in The Pantry Cooking School.

January 2014 Happenings

Friday, 10 Jan 2014

MAAD Pyjamas
Time: 5pm to 12 Midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum, 28 Maxwell Road Singapore 069120
Free Admission
107th MAAD promises your monthly dosage of great music, talented artistry, aspects of design and creativity, the irreplaceable booze, not to forget the late night shopping!

Expect to find quirky, unique and designer buys for the festive season put together by our local design & artistic community ranging from fashion, plush toys, art, illustrations, craft & accessories, literature, photography, industrial design, creative services, gifts, furniture to even food.

Saturday, 11 Jan 2014

The Walking Dead Live
Time: 11am
Venue: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally St 187940
Free Admission
Support the actors Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, who play Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon of the hit show The Walking Dead, as they navigate through obstacles, and attempt to save four human victims during their live zombie hunting trip in Singapore.

Saturday, 11 Jan 2014

Saturday Social BBQ at Timbre @ Gillman
Time: 4pm till late
Venue: Timbre @ Gillman, Gillman Barracks, 9A Lock Road 108937
Free Admission
Mainly romping grounds for the adults after dark, Timbre @ Gillman gets a little more family friendly with its new Saturday Social BBQ. Geared towards families and parents that are young at heart, activities include face painting and craft workshops. Soccer games will kick off at the field next to the venue and percussion workshops will be conducted by the Junior Academy of Music hourly.

A meat-heavy menu of barbecued dishes including baby back ribs ($17), sirloin steaks ($19) supplements Timbre’s popular wood-fired pizza selection, the restaurant caters a special a la carte kids menu for finicky young eaters featuring battered fish & chips ($10) and gilled minute steaks ($14).

Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 & Sunday 12 Jan 2014

Flea Speech by Public Garden
Time: 1pm to 7pm
Venue: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street  Singapore 188064
Free Admission
Public Garden features free-spirited vendors on vintage and the arts.

Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 to 28 Feb 2014

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2014 Street Light-Up
Time: 7.00pm – 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)
7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sunday – Thursday)
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge
Free Admission
Usher in the prosperous Year of the Horse with 88 illuminated lantern sculptures of horses galloping towards prosperity and countless gold coins suspended along the street. Combining traditions with modern design, be enthralled by the creativity of the contemporary street light-up design.The light-up features a refreshing and innovative Horse theme design conceptualised by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Sunday, 12 Jan 2014

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Free Admission
Get treated to infectious pop-rock tunes by celebrated local band, Goodfellas, indulge in infectious pop tunes by dynamic vocal band, MICApella, and swoon over soothing sounds by a cappella jazz vocal group, Key Elements. Also look out for fringe activities including face painting and creating your own exclusive wire art & sand art.

The event is organised by the National Arts Council and sponsored by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 to Friday, 28 Feb 2014

Snow by Rinat Voligamsi
Venue: 11.12 Gallery, 36 Armenian Street 04-02 36 Armenian Street Singapore 179934
Free Admission
In the wintery month of January, Rinat Voligamsi will bring elements of the Russian snow to tropical Singapore. Since his first exhibition in 1995, Voligamsi has developed a loyal following for his works. He is well known for his quirky use of humour embedded in his paintings and his skillful production of the photorealism genre inspired by his childhood in Ufa where soviet photographs were commonplace.

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 to Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014

Prudential Eye Awards
Venue: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd Singapore 038983
Free Admission
The inaugural Prudential Eye Awards celebrate and recognise emerging artistic talent from across greater Asia.

The Awards offer a platform for contemporary Asian artists from over thirty countries to participate in a global event which will recognise excellence in Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Installation and Digital/ Video. Additional awards will celebrate achievement by an exhibition of Asian art, an award for excellence by an emerging gallery in greater Asia, and outstanding contribution by an artist to Asian contemporary art.

prudentialeyeawards.com

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014

Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2014
Time: 5pm to midnight
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore, Singapore 199918
Free Entry
Split across two stages with live art in the carpark, Aliwal Urban Art Festival brings together some of the diverse sights and sounds of Singapore for a night of rock, rap, reggae, bass, funk and street art.

Curated by Sideshow
Supported by National Arts Council

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014

Farmers Market @ Loewen Gardens
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: 75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Free Admission
The main idea behind the Farmers’ Market is to capture a piece of home – the simple pleasure of people chatting about food and being passionate about produce. Find gourmet meats, wines, organic vegetables, cheeses, breads, and homemade baked goods.

Sunday, 19 Jan 2014

Singapore Chinese Orchestra Presents: Greetings of Spring
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Free Admission
Join SCO as we welcome the Year of the Horse at the lush green gardens. You will not to miss the ever-joyous Spring Festival Overture, A Well-matched Fight, Full Moon Blossoms, and the dashing Sturdy Steeds Gallop and Horse Racing. Come with your family and friends, along with your picnic baskets to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and enjoy a delighted evening!

Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 to Sunday 26 Jan 2014

minimArt5.0
Time: 25 January, Saturday 2 – 8pm, 26 January, Sunday 12 – 6pm 
Venue: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Into its 5th installment, minimART is a platform dedicated to young contemporary artists, to showcase original fine art works ranging from paintings, sculptures, photography, installation, performance and other forms of contemporary practices.minimART will showcase local artists’ works in response to an open call to transform a 1m x 1m x 3m space into a contemporary art. It is a representation on how the younger generation of local artists interpret and express contemporary ideas and issues through art. Themes explored by the artists cover aesthetic expression to conceptual ideas.

Visitors to minimART are welcome to offer their thoughts to exhibiting artists, all of whom will be present at their respective booths in this mini market style art show.

It is also a chance for visitors to collect works by up-and-coming artists. Works are priced below $1000.

You can sponsor an artist and get an artwork in return. Find out more info on www.minimartsg.com/supporters.php

December Happenings

Saturday, 7 Dec 2013

M’Ode Orchestra
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Venue: Bandstand at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission
A new voice in the orchestral music scene in Singapore, M’Ode is composed of dedicated musicians with many years of performance experience, excellent qualifications and, most importantly, a deep and sincere love of music. M’Ode orchestra’s extensive repertoire ranges from the whimsical to the macabre and even – the avant-garde.

Saturday, 7 Dec 2013

Movies Under the Stars: Avatar
Time: 8.30pm to 10pm
Venue: Lawn E (beside Swan Lake) at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Movie Screening

A must-watch science fiction film, Avatar is set in the year 2154, where humans are engaged in the mining of a precious mineral called unobtanium on ‘Pandora’, a fictional Earth-like planet. The expansion of this mining colony threatens the existence of a local tribe of Na’vi – a humanoid species living on Pandora. Will their resistance successfully save the Pandoran ecosystem?

Sunday, 8 Dec 2013

M’Ode Orchestra
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Venue: Bandstand at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

A new voice in the orchestral music scene in Singapore, M’Ode is composed of dedicated musicians with many years of performance experience, excellent qualifications and, most importantly, a deep and sincere love of music. M’Ode orchestra’s extensive repertoire ranges from the whimsical to the macabre and even – the avant-garde.

Sunday, 8 Dec 2013

Open House at Singapore Philatelic Museum
Venue: 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807

Singapore Philatelic Museum is the first of its kind in the region, showcasing Singapore’s philatelic heritage and postal artefacts since the Straits Settlements era. At the museum’s colourful and cosy galleries, families and children can find out how stamps are a window to discover many themes such as nature, culture and heritage.

Monday, 9 Dec 2013

Sounds from the Undergrowth – Shaun Sankaran
Time: 8pm
Venue: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore 199149
Free Entry

Shaun Sankaran is a Singaporean musician, who has presented his brand of experimental sound works across the globe under various incarnations such as Mindfuckingboy, Chöd, Elekore, Wu Wei & Dream State Vision. While mostly based in Singapore, he has also performed in Europe as well as neighbouring Asian countries.

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013

Residue by Marcel Heijnen, book launch & exhibition opening
Time: 7pm
Venue: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore 199149
Free Entry

Residue is a photography series that Marcel Heijnen has been working on and exhibiting for the past 4 years. This year, he will be launching his first Residue book – a stunning 140-page hardcover of new and signature works – as well as his fourth solo exhibition, at Artistry on 12 December.

Even at third glance, Marcel’s surreal, organically detailed images resemble abstract paintings but they are actually photographs of buildings seamlessly reflected into backdrops of weathered walls – singly captured with just a camera and an untreated clear glass panel. No double exposures or digital trickery, just pure photography.

Art writer Bonnie Engel, who wrote the book’s foreword, describes, “Just as Japanese philosophers contemplated that human life is as ephemeral as a drop of dew, Heijnen explores the inevitability of impermanence in Asia’s cities through their residue of history. Many of these cities are centuries old; and yet they are as impermanent, in the end, as that drop of dew.”

Come reflect on the beauty that resides in the residue of life and the impermanence of all things.

The exhibition will run until 19 January 2014

Friday, 13 Dec 2013

MAAD Pyjamas
Time: 5pm to 12 Midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum
Free Entry

The year-end MAAD session strikes again with our beloved artistic and design community gathering at the Red Dot Design Museum with a creative showcase of original works, heartfelt compositions and 100% local creative community spirit.

Expect to find quirky, unique and designer buys for the festive season put together by our local design & artistic community ranging from fashion, plush toys, art, illustrations, craft & accessories, literature, photography, industrial design, creative services, gifts, furniture to even food.

13 December’s 106th session of MAAD promises your monthly dosage of great music, talented artistry, aspects of design and creativity, the irreplaceable booze, not to forget the late night shopping!

OIC- Organisation of Illustrators Council will also be at MAAD with some 50 illustrators, artists, painters and hobbyist with “Portraits After Dark”, an activity that allows visitors to be “posers” for 20 minutes and have their portraits drawn by the community.

Saturday, 14 Dec 2013

The A Capella Society Youth Voices
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Venue: Bandstand at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

(The A Cappella Society) Youth Voices has been developing young singers in the last decade, and is today the only youth-centred training centre for young A Cappella singers. Youth Voices is made up of a select group of singers who have come together to make joyful music with each other, bringing together their own experiences from a vast variety of musical backgrounds. The Youth Voices training programme has a stellar portfolio of awards and accomplishments and they have recently come in second at the annual A Cappella Championships.

Saturday, 14 Dec 2013

Movies Under the Stars: Wall-E
Time: 8.30pm to 10pm
Venue: Lawn E (beside Swan Lake) at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Movie Screening

Wall-E is a heartwarming science-fiction romantic comedy centred around a robot named WALL-E and another robot, Eve who he falls in love with. Set in the future, Wall-Eis designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth and follows Eve into outer space on an adventure of epic proportions that could possibly change both his destiny as well as ours.

Sunday, 15 Dec 2013

The A Capella Society Youth Voices
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Venue: Bandstand at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

(The A Cappella Society) Youth Voices has been developing young singers in the last decade, and is today the only youth-centred training centre for young A Cappella singers. Youth Voices is made up of a select group of singers who have come together to make joyful music with each other, bringing together their own experiences from a vast variety of musical backgrounds. The Youth Voices training programme has a stellar portfolio of awards and accomplishments and they have recently come in second at the annual A Cappella Championships.

Monday, 16 Dec to Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013

The Legend of Hagoromo by Grigory Novikov
Time: 7.15pm – 7.45pm, 8.15pm – 8.45pm
Venue: Concourse at The Esplanade
Free Admission

Award-winning classical guitarist Grigory Novikov learnt to play the guitar at 16. The Kirov native’s distinctive style of playing sets him apart from the pack, showcasing his mastery of the classical guitar perfectly.

Having pursued music at the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, Grigory has toured around extensively, most recently having performed at the International Guitar Festival in Malaysia this year.

Join Grigory as he shares with you the compositions that have inspired him throughout his journey in music together with guest guitarist Kevin Loh, a 15-year-old Singaporean student of the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. Be enchanted by his emotive interpretations of works by composers such as J. K. Mertz, K. Fujii, V. Kozlov and many others.

Sunday, 22 Dec 2013

Latino Dance Fiesta by Los Cucurrus
Time: 6.15pm – 6.45pm, 7.15pm– 7.45pm, 8.15pm – 8.45pm
Venue: Concourse at The Esplanade
Free Entry

Los Cucurrus delights you with a selection of energetic Mexican traditional music given a contemporary twist. This lively band plays a diversity of Latin American and Spanish music such as the Mexican mariachi, rhythmic Cuban music, romantic mellow serenades, rumba Catalan music of Gypsy Kings, as well as popular dance music like salsa.

Saturday, 28 Dec 2013

Sand Artist Lawrence Koh with Tze n Looking Glass Orchestra
Time: 7.30pm – 8.15pm, 8.45pm – 9.30pm, 10pm – 10.45pm
Venue: Outdoor Theatre at The Esplanade
Free Entry

Inspired by their interest in Asian mythology and nature, the artists present a story of hope and celebration. Through their art forms of sand art and music, they bring audiences of all ages on a surreal and imaginative journey. Watch amazing images drawn in sand evolve before your eyes, with original music by composer-pianist Tze Toh, performed by soloists from the Tze n Looking Glass Orchestra.

Lawrence Koh is an international sand artist based in Singapore who has performed widely across TV, theatre, film as well as at local and international corporate events. Enter into Lawrence’s surreal world of sand art where destruction is a way to creation and impermanence becomes a new language of storytelling.

Tze n Looking Glass Orchestra is Singapore’s unique fusion orchestra which plays original music inspired by science, nature, Asian mythology and the simple beautiful stories in life. Described as the sound of contemporary Asia, the music combines film score, jazz, Chinese, Indian and European classical music.

October Happenings

Saturday, 5 Oct 2013

International A Cappella Festival ’13 Opening Concert
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

Celebrate the wonder of the human voice in this opening extravaganza of vocal performances to whet your appetite by showcasing segments from this annual month-long festival.

Guest artistes include Africa Entsha from South Africa and Mezzotono from Italy and from Singapore, Urban Harmony, Nanu, Tropicappella, Tas Voices, the Asia Pacific Youth Choir for Peace, Acappucinno, SP Vocal Talents, That A Cappella Group and Vocablends.

No instruments, just voices.

Sunday, 6 Oct 2013

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In the Park
Time: 4pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

Polkadot + Moonbeam is a jazz and contemporary music acoustic duo. Juliet Pang and Didi Mudigdo are most loved for their intimate vocal duets that feature their chemistry through their creative vocal harmony arrangements.

The Sam Willows are made up of siblings (Benjamin & Narelle Kheng) and their friends Jon Chua and Sandra Tang. They burst onto the scene in May 2012 with their soul-folk music.

53A is a unique combination of musicians from diverse musical backgrounds. They are Vocalist Sara Wee, lead guitarist Alvin Khoo, bassist Bani Hidir, drummer Helman Kamal, keyboardist Ying Chng and percussionist Serena Chen.Their distinct charm, personality and sense of humour will bring you back for more!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

GREEN TURF PRESENTS THE ARCHIFEST 2013 URBAN PICNIC & THE EXPERIENCE MARKET
Time: 4pm to 10pm
Venue: Archifest Pavilion, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road Singapore 238469
Free Admission

Featuring a series of programmes from late afternoon till evening, come on down and have an Urban Picnic in the city centre, enjoy the tunes and talks by ‘Basically,’ and be inspired by designers at SA Sessions.

Also lookout for Singapore’s first ever Experience Market, conceptualised as an alternative retail and F&B experience which puts the spotlight on the small retailers, independent makers, and the stories behind their craft. Co-curated by Tyrwhitt General Company, see them make demonstrations and share their experiences as you pick up quality, thoughtfully made products in a unique retail environment specially created at Archifest 2013.

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013

Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

With conductor Moses Gay En Hui at the helm, let the Singapore Chinese Orchestra dazzle you with their last performance in the Gardens for 2013. With pieces such as Tiger Setting Off the Mountain, Animal Suites, Burung Kakak Tua, Horse and Buggy, let their World of Animals series end your weekend on a high!

Saturday, 19 Oct 2013

Farmers’ Markets at Loewen Gardens
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: 75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Free Admission

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013

Dr Samuel Wong and his Pipa Quartet
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Free Admission

The grand dame of Chinese plucked stringed instruments, the pipa is a four-stringed lute endowed with a highly expressive character and sound likened to pearls falling on a jade tray. Find out more about its true history, techniques and classic works in this lecture-concert by Singapore’s premier Pipa Quartet.

Led by the TENG Company’s artistic director and award-winning pipa player Dr Samuel Wong, the Pipa Quartet consists of his students: Goh XueQi, Ivan Chng and Jeremy Wong.

September Happenings

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Hilltop Hijinx II
Time: 2 to 11pm
Venue: The Green Door, 13A Dempsey Hill
Free Entry

A family-friendly all-day BBQ and garden party at a great new venue on Dempsey Hill. Away from the crowds and slightly surreal, the Green Door is the spot to kick back and enjoy some good music and food with friends.

Jazz, soul and funk from DJs X’Ho, Chunk and Shellsuit, Aidan on percussion, and live art by eeshaun. Activities during the day include giant bubbles and a build your own terrarium workshop (garden in a bottle).

Sunday, 1 September to Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sydney Surfing Exhibition
Time: 1 to 5pm
Venue: ArtScience Galleries (Level 4)
Free admission to the showcase. Register on the day at the ArtScience Museum lobby.

A showcase of experimental and participatory mixed media works around the theme of ‘Lights’, drawing inspiration from Sydney by Singapore Polytechnic Design School students.

Check out these projects and more:

  • The Train. Experience a journey quite unlike any other through an orchestra of sounds and noises to find a new appreciation for your daily commute on board the Sydney metro.
  • Rainbooth. Grab an overturned umbrella and smile for the camera and have your fun moments in the crazy Sydney rain gets capture on camera.
  • Nightlife. Step onto the platform and get connected to the person standing next to you. The more people on the platform, more of Sydney will be revealed.
  • Light Stories – The Sydney Opera House. Tell your own story against the backdrop of the famous opera house using lights, shadows and puppets.

Sunday, 1 September to Sunday, 22 September 2013

Malay CultureFest 2013
Time: Various Timings
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
Free admission to galleries and programmes in September

MHC is proud to commemorate the first anniversary of its re-opening with its Malay CultureFest! The festival will feature a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary programmes by local and regional performers! Visitors can enjoy Malay films in an outdoor setting, or take their pick from a variety of workshops, lectures, concerts and cultural performances.

In conjunction with the festival, MHC will also offer free entry for all visitors to its revamped permanent galleries which feature a new storyline focusing on Kampong Gelam’s history as a bustling port town and its significance to the Malay community.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Singapore 3D Printing Meetup IV
Time: 7pm
Venue: Lowercase Cafe, 1 McNally St, Blk D #01-01, Singapore 187940
An open meetup for everyone with an interest in 3D printing, design, modelling and everything else 3D. (regardless of experience)

Thursday, 5 September to Friday, 6 September 2013

Absolutely Thai
Time: 7.15 – 7.45pm, 8.15 – 8.45pm
Venue: Esplanade Concourse
Price: Free
Absolutely Thai specialises in Thai and Southeast Asian traditional performing arts under the leadership of Ms Paphutsorn Wongratanapitak, a Thai music and dance expert. Affectionately known as “Koong”, she studied Thai classical music in Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, before receiving a scholarship in 2002 to do her Masters and PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of London.

The group have been invited to perform at various events including the Singapore Heritage Fest and Thai Festivals organised by the Thai Embassy.

Join them for a taste of traditional Thai folk songs!

Friday, 6 September 2013

LETS GET MAAD
Time: 5pm to 12 midnight
Venue: Red Dot Museum, 28 Maxwell Road

Saturday, 7 September 2013 to Wednesday, 9 October 2013

EKO NUGROHO, WE ARE WHAT WE MASK
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Monday by appointment only.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Venue: Singapore Tyler Print Institute Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay Singapore 238236
Free Admission (Please note: The gallery will be closed on 9 September 2013)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: Loewen Gardens

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Pianobotanica – Piano recital by Caio Pagano
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Garden, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Recognised by classical music aficionados worldwide as a master of Classical Piano, the much-travelled maestro Brazilian pianist Caio Pagano will play in the Botanic Gardens’ Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on 8 September 2013, from 6pm to 7pm.

Sponsored by Keppel Corporation and supported by The Embassy of Brazil, the Recital is expected to attract a turnout of over a thousand classical music lovers on the lawn of Palm Valley.

As a Professor of Piano at Arizona State University, Pagano has treated appreciators of music from across four continents in 900 performances as a recital soloist, chamber musician or orchestra soloist.

In Asia, he has performed in Tokyo, Beijing and Kyoto, as well as at The Esplanade and SOTA Theatres in Singapore.

Pagano is also a Professor at the University of Brazil in Sao Paulo and was the creative mind behind the successful International Biennial in Brazil. Since its inception, the Biennial has attracted many luminaries from the world of classical music, and continues to grow.

As part of an exclusive group of Steinway Artists, Pagano joins the ranks of Sergei Rachmaninov, Artur Rubinstein, Igor Stravinsky, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Billy Joel – renowned artists who perform only on Steinway pianos.
Of the 36 works Pagano has premiered worldwide, 25 were written especially for him. His solo performance at the Botanic Gardens will feature some 11 works, most of which will be known to his audience as pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Weber, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Moonfest Opening 艺满中秋开幕礼
Time: 7pm
Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre
Price: Free
A visual treat with performers from Zhejiang Wu Opera Research Centre as they showcase their martial arts prowess.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Instruments Can Talk! 乐器•说
Time: 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
Venue: Esplanade, Concourse
Price: Free

Sa (仨), which means ‘three of us’ in the Northern Chinese dialect, depicts the coming together of three different personalities united by their zest for music and life. The trio’s music expands on their traditional Chinese roots by creatively infusing modern elements through a tasteful use of electronics.

Bring your children along for an afternoon of interactive storytelling, with music trio Sa and theatre actor Rei Poh leading you into a world of wonders and dreams through musical conversations.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Lantern Walkabout 提灯会
Time: 7.45pm (Gather at the forecourt, 7.30pm)
Venue: Esplanade, Forecourt

This Mid-Autumn, come with your family and friends, and take a walk under the moonlit sky along Esplanade Waterfront with your favourite lantern.

Saturday, 14 September to Sunday, 15 September 2013

Let’s Print with Woodblocks! 木刻版画印制工作坊
Time: 1.30pm, 3.30pm & 5.30pm
Venue: Esplanade, Concourse
Price: Free

Experience one of the earliest printmaking processes – woodblock printing. Create your own masterpiece and bring it home with you!

(Conducted in English and Mandarin. Recommended for children aged 5 and above.)

Friday, 20 September to Sunday, 22 September 2013

Hidden Finds by Public Garden
Time: 1pm to 7pm
Venue: TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset Road Singapore 238164
1 min walk from Somerset MRT
Free Entry

Taking place in a surprising, unexpected venue, this three-day festival pulls together pop-up concepts from industry players within fashion, film, dining, retail, arts and craft, design, music and publishing. Visitors will be able to uncover noteworthy projects happening within Singapore in one place at the same time, showcasing the best entrepreneurial projects and ideas in the city-state.

Friday, 27 September to Sunday 13 October 2013

Archifest 2013
A Festival of Ideas for the City
Check out their calendar for the list of events here.

Archifest – Singapore’s annual Festival of Ideas for the City by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is here again. Through the lens of a new theme “Small is Beautiful”, Archifest 2013 will explore and celebrate projects, design studios, communities and ideas that might be small by choice and circumstance but are large in ambition and impact. The festival will also invite visitors and guests to pause and notice the small, humble and respectful things around us that make living in the city wonderful.