Weekend Guide (5-7 January): Imagine Dragons concert, Can You Walk the Singapore Island

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

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If you’re in the mood for partying to good music, this concert is right up your alley. The band known for smash hits “Radioactive”, “It’s Time” and “Thunder”, Imagine Dragons is performing in Singapore this weekend as part of their Evolve World Tour. They last performed at the Indoor Stadium in 2015, followed by another appearance at the Formula 1 SIA Singapore Grand Prix in 2016.

This weekend’s concert is a good chance to catch the popular band following the release of their latest album Evolve.

When: 7 January 2018
Where: Singapore National Stadium
Price: From $98 (via online)

Popping Up Part 1

(Photo: Marina Bay Carnival/Facebook)

In the mood for more partying? Are you a fan of local indie music? As part of the Prudential Marina Bay carnival, check out emerging indie acts from Singapore’s underground music scene perform at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Acts include Causeway Youth, Lincoln Lim and Amberhill.

Where: The Promontory@Marina Bay
When: 5 – 7 January 2018
Price: Free

 Why Impressionism (Still) Matters 

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If you would like to start 2018 on a more cultural note, this talk in conjunction with National Gallery Singapore’s Century of Light exhibition is worth checking out. Dr Kevin Chua, Associate Professor of 18th and 19th-century European and Southeast Asian Art, Texas Tech University, talks about the history of Impressionism and why it matters in a globalised world.

When: 6 January 2018
Where: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (City Hall Wing, Level B1)
Price: Free

Can You Walk the Singapore Island?

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If staying active is one of your New Year resolutions, this walk is definitely for you. Hosted by SGTrek Expeditions & Adventures and inspired by the idea of walking the whole of Singapore island, this leisure walk covers various checkpoints across the island such as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Marina Barrage and East Coast Park. Participants can join the walk halfway and stop at any time.

When : 6 January 2018
Where: Raffles Mrt Exit A
Price: Free

Singapore Palestinian Film Festival

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In the mood for more culture this weekend? This film festival showcases the work of Palestinian film makers and artists, allowing audiences to become more aware about the evolving diversity of Palestine.

When: 4 – 7 January 2018
Where: The Projector
Price: From $11 (via online)