Photo: National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
A festival of laughter, experiential learning and play, Happiness Festival workshops are designed to help you connect with your inner child through various activities and experiences. You’ll gain new insights of the meaning of ‘Happiness’. Make it your theme for 2019! The event is an opportunity for you to be part of the ‘happiness movement’, many of whom are volunteers who took time out to make this an meaningful and fun day. Join in, get tickets now at bit.ly/HFestSG
5 and 6 January
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-88 The Central, 059817
Parents, listen up. Gather your little ones and bring them to meet the minds behind the book, The Great Singapore Poo Sale and Other Beastly Business. Author Maureen Yeo will host a fun storytelling session of the book on January, while its illustrator Gracie Chai will conduct an interactive art session for your children. Also, 2017’s National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Jayaprakash Bojan will be giving a talk sharing some of his photography experiences and the amazing photos of Singapore’s wildlife that he had taken. That’s not it — there will also be an animal-theme singalong for your kids that will be led by Vivienne Wong and accompanied by guitarist Shawn Poon. Admission is free. Click here to RSVP. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
A collective dedicated to the love of music, Gimme Shelter parties brings back forgotten dance classics and are always digging for undiscovered gems. Carving a unique niche in Singapore’s nightlife scene, Gimme Shelter draws its musical and ideological inspiration from New York’s Loft, Paradise Garage, Zanzibar, Chicago’s Warehouse, Music Box…to London’s Rare Groove parties at the Africa Centre and Notting Hill…to the Bronx park jams of Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa.
9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Intermission Bar – at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, 199589
“Tell me how they kiss you, tell me how you kiss“, explores romance and intimacy, sexuality and sensuality, and the consuming gaze, by Singapore artists Megan Miao, Susie Wong and Zulkhairi Zulkiflee. The exhibition comprises drawings on paper, ceramic sculptures and photography, that together crafts the cultural codes, the gaps, the dangers, and the pitfalls of our desires and insatiable need for intimacy.
Telok Ayer Arts Club Exhibition
31 December 2018 to 12 January 2019
Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street, 069043
Kumar is undoubtedly one of the country’s leading comic and drag queen who’s been making a name for himself since the early nineties. Believe it or not, he’s spent 20 years in the entertainment industry – conquering television, film and the stage – and is primarily known for keeping locals humored at the now defunct Boom Boom Room.
After several years of cracking relentless jokes, performing lip-synching sets, doing traditional Indian dance, and getting jiggy with hunky go-go boys, we still haven’t had enough of Kumar. Besides this local legend’s entertainment talents, he is also admired for his bravery to speak up for queer issues and those pertaining controversial local politics.Not forgetting his love for poking fun at all things taboo in Singapore, Kumar never fails to humor us with his quirky racial and sexual observations… And the best part is, he always manages to get away with his comments from local authorities.
Old Habits will be hosting their first-ever Mini Flea Market / Swap Meet! Fitting to their theme, Old Habits have gathered a number of collector friends to layout their wares for trade and barter. This is an open event where everyone – collector enthusiast, new collector, inquisitive individuals – are welcome to check out the vintage wears, barter or share collecting experiences.
Mini Collectors Flea Market
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise, #01-315, 090038
Always wanted to try Craft Beer? A fan of Craft Beer? Here’s your chance to hustle for cheap ice cold beer! All day on 5 Jan, everything on their 12 taps will be going at $6.90+, while stocks last of course. Please make a reservation before coming! Whatsapp 9451 0821 or send a message at m.me/hustlecosg52
9 a.m. to 11.59 p.m.
52 Craig Road, 089690
Photo: Singapore Sports Hub
Chinese-American singer-songwriter Wang Leehom is finally coming to Singapore for a concert on 5 January, after a seven year absence. Titled ‘Descendants of the Dragon 2060’, fans will be able to relive nostalgic memories from Leehom’s old pop tunes from the 2000s, such as Descendants of the Dragon (2000), Ai De Jiu Shi Ni (2001) and Forever Love (2004). Ticket prices start from $188 to $328. Grab yours here.
Wang Leehom ‘Descendants of the Dragon 2060’ World Tour
5 January, 7 p.m.
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
By Muneerah Bee / Additional reporting by Mizah Salik, 31 December 2018
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