1. Chingay Parade 2017
Themed Soundwaves Chingay, WeCare Singapore this year, Chingay Parade 2017 will feature a whole host of spectacular performances to celebrate the event’s 45th year. Besides multi-ethnic performances and magnificent floats, the audience can also look forward to dazzling displays, belting out classic parade tunes and stunning fireworks to cap off the night.
Dates: 10 and 11 February 2017
Time: 8pm to 9.30pm (Pre-parade activities begin at 7pm.)
Venue: F1 Pit Building (next to the Singapore Flyer)
Admission: Tickets start from $28.50 (20% discount available with the PAssion Card). Get your tickets here.
(Source: PAssion Chingay Club Facebook)
2. Detention Katong
Selena Tan (of Dim Sum Dollies fame, of course) is back again with a new musical comedy about bad girls who do good, and good girls who are well, not always good. Starring industry heavyweights like Neo Swee Lin and Sebastian Tan, as well as fresh faces Valerie Choo and Melissa Gan, the musical tells the story of star student Amanda Chin, who gains new perspectives after getting sent to detention for the first time. If you grew up as a teen in Singapore, this is one relatable story that will bring back memories of your younger years in school.
Dates: 17 February to 5 March 2017
Time: 8pm (Additional 3pm show on Saturdays and Sundays.)
Location: Esplanade Theatre
Admission: Tickets start from $35. Get your tickets here.
(Source: Dream Academy Singapore)
3. Relay For Life
Guilty about all that festive feasting you’ve been doing? Burn some calories for a good cause at Relay For Life, a fitness event that celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers. The run, which will also feature guest appearances by Nathan Hartono and Benjamin Kheng, aims to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society in support of cancer patients and those who have lost loved ones to the disease.
Don’t worry if you’re not a serious runner though – the event is not a competitive one, so you can walk the distance if you want. There will also be plenty of fun and games for the entire family after the run.
Date: 18 to 19 February 2017
Time: 5pm to 10am (overnight)
Location: Bukit Batok Stadium
Admission: Tickets start from $15. Get your tickets here.
(Source: Singapore Cancer Society Relay For Life Facebook)
Back for its second edition this year, EarthFest seeks to raise awareness about sustainability in our community. The festival, which is held at Marina Barrage, will feature a Farmer’s Market with sustainable products, as well as a food fair with vendors like HIC Juice, Vegan Burg and more. Coupled with the picturesque background at Marina Barrage, EarthFest promises a fun – and healthy – day out for all.
Dates: 12 February 2017
Time: 11am to 3.30pm
Location: Marina Barrage
Admission: Free. Register your interest here.
(Source: EarthFest Singapore Facebook)
5. Guns N’ Roses – Not in This Lifetime Tour
For the first time ever, legendary band Guns N’ Roses will perform in Singapore for one night only. If you’re a fan of the American band, don’t miss this chance to relive your favourite hard rock tunes, as band founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan reunite for this highly-anticipated comeback tour.
Dates: 25 February 2017
Location: Changi Exhibition Centre
Admission: Tickets start from $199. Get your tickets here.