Weekend Guide (26-28 January): Jerome's Laneway Festival, DISINI, CNY Light-up

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

(Photo: Laneway/Facebook)

Calling all indie music fans, your Saturday is officially booked. This year’s festival held at The Meadow at Gardens By The Bay returns with indie artists Mac DeMarco, Anderson .Paak, Slowdive as well as acts closer to home such as rapper THELIONCITYBOY and hip-hop emcee and singer MAS1A. 

When: 27 January 2018
Where: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay
Price: From $158 (via online)


DISINI Visual Arts Festival

(Photo: Jacques Greene/Facebook)

Party the night away at  the launch of DISINI, a brand new visual arts festival at Gillman Barracks. Headlining the all-night party is French-Canadian DJ and cult hero, Jacques Greene, joined by other local musicians and DJs.

Among a variety of F&B partners, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, the laid-back roast meats joint in Kampong Bugis that has fast become a favourite weekend hangout for many will offer the best off their grills for the day.


When: 26th January 2018
Where: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Rd
Price: From $40 (via online)


One Thousand Millennials Crying 

(Photo: Kenneth Chia/Facebook)

As part of the Singapore Fringe Festival, this performance features millennial characters celebrating Halloween indoors in true glamping tradition – with a blanket fort in an air-conditioned room, an en-suite toilet and a humidifier casting an eerie mist. The whole performance is set in a very local context that is bound to entertain the whole family. 

Where: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
When: 27 January 2018
Price: $12 (via online)

PVM Live! Singapore Art Week Closing Party

(Photo: Parkview Museum)

Even if you missed Singapore Art Week 2018, you get to party on its last night at The Parkview Museum after official museum operating hours. Audiences can expect a series of live performances and a live DJ session throughout the night by Rah (Darker Than Wax).

When: 27 January 2018
Where: Parkview Museum
Price: Free 

Official Chinese New Year Light-Up

Chinese New Year light-up. Photo: http://chinatownfestivals.sg/

The Official Light Up and Opening Ceremony marks the opening of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018. The event continues to awe visitors with entertaining performances by leading performing troupes. Together with spectacular firecrackers and fireworks display, it will bring the opening ceremony to a greater height as we usher in the Year of the Dog.

Where: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
When: 27 January 2018
Price: Free