Things to do this weekend (13 – 15 January)

This upcoming weekend, get into the Chinese New Year mood with the Chinese New Year light-up at Chinatown, Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks, DJ Diplo spinning the decks at the spanking new Zouk nightclub and more. Read on to find out what’s on and about in Singapore this weekend.

1. Chinatown CNY Light-upchinatown-heritage


With Chinese New Year just around the corner, there’s no better place to get into the festive mood than in Chinatown itself. Soak up the atmosphere with their dazzling lights and performances at the CNY Light-up that along the streets around New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street. As its the year of the Rooster this Lunar New Year, visitors can expect to see beautifully handmade lanterns of roosters, hens and chicks decorating the skyline. Do be extra sure that your phone has enough memory and battery during this trip, because you will want to take lots of pictures and Instagram stories here.
Date: Now – 25 February 2017
Venue: Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Rd
Singapore 059413
Time: 10AM – 10PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
2. Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks x Singapore Art Week 2017


A highlight event of Singapore Art Week 2017, Gillman Barracks’ signature Art After Dark event is back. All of the Barracks’ galleries will be open to public free of charge, along with 16 public showcases throughout the venue by LOCK ROUTE spanning from murals, sculptures and installations by world-renowned, emerging international and Singapore artists. Add to the visual feast with some on the go grub from these event food vendors: The LAB (halal), Park Bench Deli, Handlebar, My Little Spanish Place, Iskina Cebu, Gattopardo and more. If you are in a TGIF mood, top it all off with the event’s after party till late featuring electronic music label Darker than Wax at Sundaram Tagore Gallery.
Date: 13 January 2017
Venue: Gillman Barracks
9 Lock Road
Singapore 108937
Time: 7PM – 11PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
3. State of Motion 2017: Through Stranger Eyes


Taking you across five film locations around Singapore, the 2017 edition of State of Motion endeavours to explore the history of Singapore cinema. Each selected film location is home to an artwork that responds to both the film and its site. During the tour, Singaporeans are encouraged to take a trip down memory lane and see things via someone else’s eyes.
Date: Now – 5 February 2017
Venue: National Library
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064
Time: 10AM – 9PM
Admission: $15 – $18
(more information here)
4. Collecting Magic: From stamps to wands


Calling all Harry Potter fans! Step into the magical world of Hogwarts at Singapore Philatelic Museum’s Potter-themed exhibition this year. Fans will be spellbound by the collection of Harry Potter stamps from all over the world. Also part of the exhibition are movie memorabilia and collectibles from private collectors. Visitors can look forward to viewing a collection of first licensed Harry Potter stamps, First Day Covers, postcards, special cancellations, unusual stamp labels, limited edition books and DVDs, prop replicas, movie posters, toys and more.
Date: Now – 30 June 2017
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
23B Coleman Street
Singapore 179807
Time: 10AM – 7PM
Admission: Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Adult: $8, Child: $6.
(more information here)
5. EP!C Presents Diplo at Zouk


After saying a tearful goodbye to its first home at Jiak Kim, Singapore’s darling nightclub Zouk is officially reopening its doors in Clarke Quay. Kicking off their launch with a bang, revered musician/DJ/producer Diplo will be dropping some heavy bass and beats that will have you grooving and partying till late at Zouk’s spanking new home like never before. It’s definitely gonna be an epic night!
Date: 13 January 2017
Venue: 3C River Valley Road
The Cannery
Singapore 179022
Time: 9pM – 3AM
Admission: $45
(more information here)
6. Pokémon Run SG


Start burning some extra calories by taking part of the first ever Pokémon themed run in Southeast Asia. Pokémon fans will be thrilled at the chance to be be immersed in the Pokémon filled running route. Just like a Pokémon trainer would, expect to see the well loved Pikachu, along with the newest Pokémon from the latest Nintendo 3DS instalments, Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon. And don’t worry too much about the running distance – this run is officially a fun run so no timings or anything too crazy! Running shoes are recommended though, along with a healthy dose of Pokémon trainer attitude.
Date: 14 January 2017
Where: The Promontary @ Marina Bay
Time: 9pM – 3AM
Admission: $70 for one ticket, $130 for two tickets
(more information here)
7. YHFlea: Come Lepark Edition


If you are looking to wear something unique this Chinese New Year, make a mark to check out the YHFlea with a friend this weekend. YHFlea is one-of-a-kind collective flea market that brings together more than 100 curated local brands and independent designers. Visitors can shop through three different segments, depending on what they are looking for. For starters, the Brands Only Market features handcrafted and locally made items by local brands. Or head over to Car Boot Sale and Flea Trade Zone and thrift shop through the unique preloved offerings.
Date: 14 – 15 January 2017
Venue: Lepark
1 Park Road Level 6 People’s Park Complex Singapore 059108
Time: 9pM – 3AM
Admission: $45
(more information here)

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