5 Things To Do In January 2016

1. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016

Back for its sixth edition this year, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival will see international acts like Battles (US), Thundercat (US), Purity Ring (Canada) and Hermitude (Australia) rolling into town for the popular outdoor music festival. Local acts like Cashew Chemists, Intriguant and RIOT !N MAGENTA will also be reppin’ Singapore at the event, so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out.

Dates: Saturday, 30 January

Time: 10am

Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Admission: $180 (Standard). Get your tickets here.

Laneway Festival Singapore(Source: straatosphere.com)

2. Singapore Art Week

Art enthusiasts have something to look forward to in 2016, as Singapore Art Week returns once again with an impressive lineup of exhibitions, talks, gallery openings, art tours and more.

The 9-day event, which focuses on the visual arts, will showcase local artists alongside international names. Highlights include Singaporean artist Tang Da Wu, whose well-known art installation Earth Work will be recreated at the newly-commissioned National Gallery Singapore.

Don’t forget to check out Art Stage Singapore as well, which runs from 21 to 24 January at Marina Bay Sands. The event, which is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest art fairs, will explore contemporary art from the region.

Date: 21 – 24 January

Venue: Various locations. Download PDF guide here for details.

Admission: Varies based on activity or event.

Singapore Art Week(Source: Singapore Art Week Facebook Page)

3. M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

Unlike Singapore Art Week, the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival tends to court more controversy with their avant-garde approach to celebrating the arts.

Back for its 12th installation, this year’s theme Art and the Animal will explore humankind’s relationship with animals through dance, theatre, art installations and photography. If you want to take a walk on the wild side (figuratively speaking, of course), the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival just might be the perfect place to do so.

Dates: 13 – 24 January

Time: From 8pm onwards.

Venue: Multiple locations. See here for details.

Admission: $22. Get your tickets here.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival(Source: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival Facebook Page)

4. National Geographic Live: Ocean Wild with Brian Skerry

Ever wondered what lies beneath the deep, dark sea? For one afternoon only, award-winning National Geographic photojournalist Brian Skerry will share stories and incredible images of the world beneath the waves. The seasoned photojournalist, who has spent over 10,000 hours underwater with his camera, will give you an intimate look at the creatures that inhabit the world’s oceans – from the Arctic harp seal to the world’s most endangered whale, the Right Whale.

Date: Sunday, 24 January

Time: 3.00pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

Admission: $39 – $69. Get your tickets here.

National Geographic Live Brian Skerry(Source: brianskerry.com)

5. Walk The Moon Live in Singapore

You may have been singing their infectious tunes in the shower, but how about singing along to the band in person for once? For the first time ever, American pop rock band Walk The Moon will perform live in Singapore for one night only. With several notable concerts under their belt (including the popular Lollapalooza music festival) and a lineup of seriously catchy songs, this is one concert you won’t want to miss. Just shut up and dance already.

Dates: Tuesday, 19 January

Time: 8pm

Venue: Fort Canning Green, 51 Canning Rise, Singapore 179872

Admission: $78 – $194. Get your tickets here.

Walk The Moon in Singapore(Source: sistic.com.sg)

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