5 Things To Do In January 2017

1. M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017

Back for its 13th year running, the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival returns once again for a curated presentation of theatre, music, dance, visual arts and mixed media by both local and international artists. This year’s theme, Art & Skin, explores the representation of skin in society and how it relates to concepts of beauty, identity and intimacy.

Highlights of the event include a theatre performance by burlesque troupe Skin in SIN, as well as the Asian premiere of award-winning solo show Labels. Other activities include storytelling, showcases of works in progress, artist-led talks and dance performances.

Dates: 4 to 15 January 2017

Time: Varies. See here for details.

Venue: Varies. See here for details.

Admission: From $12 (certain performances are free to the public though). All M1 staff and customers can enjoy exclusive discounts. See here for more details.

Skin in SIN will present Foreign Bodies, a long table about diversity on stage, at the festival. (Source: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival)

2. Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore returns to our shores this January, with over 120 galleries from 27 different countries showcasing a diverse collection of contemporary art. The leading art fair in Asia, which is in its seventh year as part of Singapore Art Week, aims to connect audiences with the best of Asian contemporary art.

Following last year’s lead, the event will also host the second edition of the Southeast Asia Forum, an exhibition and series of talks centred around the topics of capitalism and the value of art, imagination and progress. Visitors can also look forward to the Collectors’ Stage, an exhibition featuring exclusive artwork owned by prominent local collectors.

Dates: 12 to 15 January 2017

Time: 12pm to 8pm (12 to 14 January), 11am to 6pm (15 January)

Venue: Sands Expo And Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands

Admission: From $25. Get your tickets here.

(Source: Art Stage Singapore Facebook)

3. Pokémon Run

Just when you thought that the Pokémon craze was dying down…someone decides to organise an entire run dedicated to the game. As its name would suggest, the Pokémon Run is a fun run about well, all things Pokémon.

Besides a 5km route with various Pokémon along the way, participants can also look forward to a carnival, gourmet treats and plenty of other Pokémon-themed activities. Avid Pokémon fans can also get first dibs on experiencing the latest Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games.

Date: 14 January 2017

Time: 8am

Location: The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Admission: From $70. See here for more details.

(Source: Pokémon Run SG Facebook)

4. National Geographic Live!: Wild Seas, Secret Shores

Ever wondered about the secrets of the sea? National Geographic Live! invites you to join marine biologist turned National Geographic Photographer Thomas Peschak, as he presents his experiences with some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures. From kayaking alongside Great White Sharks in South Africa to swimming among Manta Rays in the Maldives, the photographer will unveil a whole different world through his award-winning photographs.

Date: 22 January 2017

Time: 3pm   

Location: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

Admission: From $39. Get your tickets here.

(Source: Thomas P. Peschak Facebook)

5. River Hongbao 2017

Held annually to celebrate the Lunar New Year, River Hongbao is a festival with fun, games and entertainment for all. Besides a colourful (and noisy) fireworks display, the iconic Chinese New Year event will also have parades, performances and of course, plenty of good eats.

Dates: 26 January to 4 February 2017

Time: 2pm to 11pm daily (Extended to 1am on Chinese New Year Eve on 27 January.)

Location: The Float @ Marina Bay

Admission: Free

(Source: River Hongbao Facebook)

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