Critically acclaimed Australian stand-up comedian, writer and TV presenter Fiona O’Loughlin has overcome a well-documented ‘battle with the bottle’. This, like the other aspects of her life, has become ‘material’ for her stand-up. And Fiona is even funnier sober. Don’t miss your chance to catch her in SG! Tickets from $30.
Feel like dancing this weekend? Let your hair down and hit the dance floor with electrifying salsa beats by a talented three-piece live band and groove to the sexy rhythms all night long at Singapore’s most sought after Latino Night, happening every first and third Saturday of the month. $20 at the door.
Let your kids play on the street with various games and activities and adults are welcome to join in on the fun too! To promote outdoor physical activity and encourage inclusive play, Play Streets SG takes place three weekends a month at various venues. The first edition for the year will be at Kampong Glam and you can check out the full schedule for 2020 here. Free admission.
4 pm to 7 pm
Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen Lisa Ono is back in Singapore and this time she will bring more well-loved classics such as ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’, ‘Jambalaya’, ‘Catupiry’ and ‘Quizas Quizas Quizas’. It will be a musical journey with music from Spain, France, Brazil and Japan! Tickets from $68.
The Year of the Rat is almost here! The Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 kicks off with the Official Light Up and Opening Ceremony with entertaining performances by local and overseas performing troupes. Stick around for the spectacular firecrackers and fireworks display!
Don’t worry if you can’t make it this weekend. The light-up along the streets of Chinatown, with handmade sculptured lanterns, will go on until February. And drop by the Festive Street Bazaar and Nightly Stage Shows happening until 24 January. Check out the full line up of exciting programmes here.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
6 pm to 10 pm
Chinatown, New Bridge Rd and Eu Tong Sen St
It’s already 2020 but it’s still the 2000s when you step into Cherry this Saturday! This tribute party to the last decade will have all the hits you used to jam out to on your iPod Nano. We know you had some Britney Spears, Akon, Nelly, Sugababes, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls, Michelle Branch, Snow Patrol and Jordin Sparks in there. Tickets from $27.15.
Planning to participate in Veganuary? Finding it hard to locate affordable, healthy and easy-to-prepare plant-based food in Singapore? Join two veteran veggie eaters (for over 20 years), as they lead an hour-long tour of the supermarket where they’ll tell you where you can source for nutritious plant-based ingredients and food products for your meals. Tickets at $20.
Blessings in a Bag strives to provide every under-resourced child in Singapore with the essentials they need. This Jumble Sale is one of their signature events and 100% of proceeds from the sale of items will support its facility maintenance and operation costs. Prices start from as low as $1, and you can also pick up new soccer balls at $15 or new inflatable pool products $15 and $30. Bring cash and your own recyclable tote bag for your purchases.
Heritage, nature and art lovers, here’s how you can explore the beauty of the area around the Singapore River and sketch your sights with some guidance by a local artist. You’ll get the best locations from Marina Bay, Boat Quay, Victoria Theatre and National Gallery to create your art. $98, including an A4 sketch pad and rental of all materials. Register here.
Singapore River Heritage Art Excursion
4, 11 and 18 January
2 pm to 6.30 pm
Meeting point: Raffles Place MRT station, Exit G (UOB Plaza)
Does your baby love to boogie to upbeat music? Spend a fun afternoon with your little one learning basic grooves and simple Hip Hop moves with dance instructor Faliq Rais. Register here to discover what it’s like to sync your moves with your tiny dancer. $20 per adult and child (three months to seven years old), additional adult or child at $10 each.
Start 2020 right by showing your love for nature. Join Seven Clean Seas, which organises monthly international beach clean ups, to remove ocean plastic from SG’s coastline. Do bring your safety gloves (or buy cotton ones for $5 on the day) and wear your closed toe shoes for this family-friendly (yes, your kids can help too) event. Register your interest here.
Here’s your last chance to immerse yourself in the world of Disney’s Frozen 2 at Changi Airport! Enjoy exclusive Frozen 2-themed light show, special treats at the Jewel Festive Market, and the sparkling festive light-up. Head over to the public areas of Terminals 2 and 3 and witness the airport’s transformation into a Frozen Wonderland right before your eyes!
Want more? Check out other Singapore events happening in January!
By Muneerah Bee, December 2019 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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