Join the Cities Change. Print Exhibition & Fundraiser, an event showcasing this year’s printmaking initiative—HandJob.
Part celebration of things handmade and analogue; part rejection of the commercialised and over-produced trend of nostalgic branding in Singapore, HandJob sought to expose the grittiness, spontaneity, and sheer splendour of this infinitely adaptable medium. Available for purchase will be editioned prints from our eight Associate Printmakers: Mojoko, Tell Your Children, Sam Lo (SKL0), Joseph Chiang, Muhammad Izdi, Aliff Osman, Ong Lijie, and Eitaro Ogawa.
Ten specially-customised Box Sets featuring all eight artist’s prints will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from this exhibition will go to supporting The Substation, to ensure that truly unique programmes such as this, can continue. And if you enjoyed the HandJob Printmaking Studios this year, helmed by our Master Printmaker Aliff Osman, there will be a printmaking booth set up at the exhibition. Come down to The Substation and get your hands dirty! #citieschangepeopledie
Cities Change. Print Exhibition & Fundraiser
19 – 22 January 2019 (Opening Reception: 19 Jan, 4pm – 6pm)
Daily: 12pm – 8pm
Bras Basah & Bugis, The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, 179936
Admission: Free Admission
The renowned EtonHouse is opening their doors (and gardens!) on Saturday, 19 Jan 2019. Visit the beautiful garden pre-school for children 18 months to 4 years of age at EtonHouse Mountbatten 717 in the East Coast. RSVP here and you will receive a registration fee waiver ($535)!
Their gardens are magical learning spaces, specially designed as outdoor living laboratories and nature classrooms. The outdoor environment blends seamlessly with the cosy and charming indoor spaces housed in 2 blocks of colonial bungalows.
- Highly successful child-responsive bilingual programme
- Innovative facilities including a treehouse, cycling track, nature construction atelier and early years science lab
- Horticulture and sensory gardens designed in collaboration with the National Parks Board
Garden Pre-School Open House
717 Mountbatten Road, 437737
Come and check out their new digs at the Tan Boon Liat Building, meet the team over a glass of bubbles (or two) and bag yourself a bargain from our ceramic vase collection. They will be giving away free hand-tied posies to the first 20 guests to arrive. BONUS: PoptsiePaperCo will have their bespoke wedding stationary and botanical illustrations available for sale too.
Grand Opening of Charlotte Puxley Flowers
5pm – 9pm
315 Outram Road, #08–07, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Celebrate Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) 40th birthday with them as they pay tribute to one of Singapore’s pioneering composers, Leong Yoon Pin, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first ever Singaporean composition played by the SSO. As part of their Anniversary commemoration, they’ll be performing two pieces, Ives’ ‘The Unanswered Question’ and Beethoven’s ‘Emperor Piano Concerto’, that resonated in their inaugural concert in 1979. Ticket prices start from $25 to $98. Get yours from Sistic now.
EarthFest will be celebrating its 4th edition in 2019 to encourage the new EarthLife – Happiness through Responsible Living habits. Expect over 130 stalls with something for everyone and all interests at this sustainable, fun, and inspirational festival for all ages.
20 January, 11 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951
Enjoy a special series of late night solo comedy shows with Singapore and international comedians who will have you roaring with laughter throughout January at the Merry Lion — the only full-time comedy venue in Singapore.
Get up close and personal with each of the acts and see them do what they do best — make you laugh!
5 January – DeeCee
11 January – Chris Henry
12 January – Jinx Yeo
18 January – Jacky Ng
19 January – Artur Akhmetzyanov
25 January – Liam ‘Lemon’ McDonald
26 January – Stephanie Chan
Tickets: $15 (early bird), $20 (online advance), $25 (at the door)
Photo: National Gallery Singapore
The Civic District, where modern Singapore started, invites visitors to embark on experiential journeys to gain deeper insights into who we are and the world around us come January 2019. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore together with its precinct partners, Light to Night Festival returns for its third year with a bumper edition. With close to 50 programmes, the Festival promises to immerse audiences in an adventure filled with thought-provoking art and historical encounters from day to night.
Light to Night Festival
18 January to 24 February
Several locations in the Civic District
EATMEPOPTART will be kicking off 2019 with Bacon Beats, a music festival to be held over two weekends in January. Presented in collaboration with Eatbox, the event will see headlining acts Riot !n Magenta, Subsonic Eye, Joie Tan and Pleasantry. Highly-anticipated artists Houg and YAØ will be bringing fresh sounds to festival goers. The lineup also includes alternative rock bands Coming Up Roses and Mannequins as well as indie pop outfit Oddshore.
On the decks, EATMEPOPTART DJs weelikeme & KiDG along with Sabrina and Hedger will be involved in the opening and closing sets with a repertoire of Pop, Indie, Disco and Rock selection.
Overall, expect an immersive experience with games, food, family and friend activities lined up for the crowd! Eatbox is a boutique selection of of Artbox, Singapore’s largest pop-up creative market. Tickets available here.
Though tickets are sold out, it’s worth mentioning that one of the most iconic K-pop boy bands, BTS, will be taking Singapore by storm with their Love Yourself World Tour this January.
If you’re a fan and managed to get your seats (lucky you!), be prepared to be charmed by some of their hits, such as Blood Sweat & Tears (2016), Spring Day (2017) and Fake Love (2018). Who knows, organisers might release more tickets? Here’s hoping. Visit Apactix for more information.
BTS World Tour ‘Love Yourself’ Singapore
1 Stadium Drive, 397629
7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Taiwanese Mandopop singer Angela Zhang is back in Singapore with another mesmerising concert after three years. Expect her to wow the crowds with her impressive vocals as she croons some of her all-time top charting classics, like My Lost Happiness (2004), Aurora (2004) and Invisible Wings (2006).
The best part? This concert falls on her birthday, so you would literally be her birthday gift. How memorable. Tickets are from $108 to $238. Click here to get them now.
Angela Zhang Journey World Tour 2019
1 Expo Dr, 486150
7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
By Mizah Salik, 14 January 2019
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