The last weekend of February is jam-packed with Singapore’s largest street parade, award-winning production Evita’s premiere and even the return of everyone’s favourite funnyman Russell Peters with a whole new comedic act. Chingay Parade The annual parade of dazzling floats, dancing dragons and stilt walkers is back. The largest street performance and float parade in Asia extends from the original F1 Pit Building, via the back of Singapore Flyer, to the Marina Bay floating platform, where River Hongbao is also held. The parade route will also make its way across the heartlands. ...
If you love hot yoga, there’s a new a place in Singapore where you can break a sweat and improve flexibility sans the stuffiness of a heated room. At Jal Yoga, the newly-opened studio at 911 Alexandra Road offers Infrared Heat Yoga, which allows participants to perform the exercise underneath infrared panels. According to founders Pardeep Fogat, 30, and Jasmine Loh, 49, it is the same technology used by many dermatologists and physiologists, who use them to improve skin’s radiance and relieve muscle pain, respectively.
The Civic District was transformed into a nocturnal wonderland for Singapore Art Week’s marquee event Light to Night Festival. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the festival features facade projections titled Art Skins on Monuments across four cultural institutions – the National Gallery, the Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Another projection is Chromascope by Spinifex Group at the City Hall facade where visitors can interact with the work by stepping on stomping pads at the Padang.
The Light to Night festival transforms the civic district with light installations, house of mirrors, music and dance performances. The facades of the four cultural institutions in the area are also lit up with projections of artworks by local creatives. (Video: Md Al-Hafiz Hosni)
If you find yourself missing the year-end partying, this weekend has a series of parties lined up for you to get your groove back. From indie music bonanza Laneway Festival or the all-night party and launch of visuals arts festival DISINI, to the Singapore Art Week closing party at The Parkview Museum, this weekend promises to be lit. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018
Singapore Art Week runs till 28 January so there is still time to head down for some selfies. Light to Night Festival includes light installations, a house of mirrors, food and retail stalls and live music performances and runs from 19 to 28 January. Curated by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari, these images light up the facades of four major cultural institutions in the area and can be enjoyed from scenic spots at Empress Garden or the Padang.
“Empress Wu” by YZ is one of the works at the Art from the Streets exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Two portrait works in ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition Art from the Streets that might stand out as you enter the gallery are “Empress Wu” and “Empress Ngatini” by French artist YZ (pronounced “eyes”). One of the female street artists showing works in the exhibition, YZ (the pseudonym used by Yseult Digan) is known for urban art that is focused on women and full of raw emotion.
Get ready to be bombarded on your social media newsfeed with edgy images of street art from around the world. ArtScience Museum begins 2018 with yet another Instagram-worthy exhibition, Art from the Streets, as part of Singapore Art Week 2018. Running from 13 January to 3 June this year, Art from the Streets celebrates 40 years of street art, from its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise as a global contemporary art trend.
“Together is a beautiful place to be” is one of the neon signs available for rent by Confetti Dreams. Sixty years ago, neon signs were used to brighten the streets of Poland during the bleak Cold War era. Since then, two start-ups have begun to sell customised neon signs and offer the rental of neon signs in Singapore, allowing certain pockets in the country to undergo a “glow-up”.
Singapore’s Civic District will be transformed into a nocturnal wonderland later this month during the second Light to Night festival. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the festival will see the district bedecked with light projections, colourful spaces and mirror illusions from 19 to 28 January 2018. More than 80 food and craft stalls will operate at The Padang, while there will also be programmes such as readings, music performances, poetry recitations and artist talks. National Gallery Singapore’s City Hall façade will become a dazzling interactive canvas.
If the New Year’s Eve celebrations were not enough partying for you, the first weekend of 2018 brings yet more fun with Imagine Dragons concert and indie music performances at Marina Bay. For those looking to imbue your life with more culture and an active lifestyle this new year, there are also fun events for you. Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour Live in Singapore If you’re in the mood for partying to good music, this concert is right up your alley. ...
The last weekend of 2017 promises to take partying to a whole new level, with events at locations like the ArtScience Museum, along with an expanded visual display for the annual Marina Bay Countdown.
K-pop groups SHINee and Red Velvet are back in Singapore for the Shilla Beauty Concert, less than four months after the two performed in here for TV show Music Bank. How do you feel about being back in Singapore?