Things To Do This Weekend (27 – 29 January)

January has passed so quickly and we’re in to the last weekend of the month, and Chinese New Year is here. With the flurry of activities coming up, wind down with these currently ongoing art exhibitions that will be showing throughout the month. Don’t miss the Istana’s open house as it is only open to the public 5 times a year, and check out the lights and performances at Chinatown to get in the festive spirit.
1. On Sharks and Humanity 


Marking the launch of Parkview Museum, On Sharks and Humanity will be the first exhibition at the new art space in Parkview Square. Addressing pressing environmental issues like the protection of sharks and ocean conservation, the exhibition highlights the effects humans have had on this species and the environment. More than 30 art pieces by local and international artists will be exhibited.
Date: Ongoing till 31 March 2017
Venue: Parkview Museum
L3 Parkview Square
600 North Bridge Rd
Singapore 188778
Time: 11AM – 7PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

2. Istana Open House


The Istana is only open to the public 5 times a year – during Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day, National Day and Deepavali. For a small fee, you can tour the Istana Main Building and also take guided tours through the gardens.
Date: 29 January 2017
Venue: 35 Orchard Rd
Singapore 238902
Time: 8:30AM – 6PM
Admission: $2 – 10
(more information here)

3. Chinatown CNY Light-up and Opening Ceremony


Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and just like how we go to Orchard Road to look at Christmas lights, we head to Chinatown to see the Chinese New Year decorations. New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street will be set up with bright lights and handmade sculpted lanterns, and performances by local and international artists will be on show for the public.
Date: Ongoing till 25 February 2017
Venue: Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Rd
Singapore 059413
Time: 10AM – 10PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

4. _hyp3


Javanese artist duo Indieguerilla’s exhibition is a collection of pieces on their view on the socio-economic state of the Indonesian society. It is a fusion of modern art with aspects of their local culture – a critique on society’s materialism and greed, as well as the global consumer phenomena.
Date: Ongoing till 19 February 2017
Venue: Gillman Barracks
22 Lock Road
Singapore 108939
Time: 11AM – 6PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

5. State of Motion 2017: Through Stranger Eyes


The 2017 edition of State of Motion brings participants to different locations around Singapore to learn more about the history of Singaporean cinema, and at each site, there will be an artwork responding to both the film and the location. There will also be screenings, talks, workshops and exhibitions for everyone to take part in.
Date: Ongoing till 5 February 2017
Venue: National Library
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064
Time: 10AM – 9PM
Admission: $15 – $18
(more information here)

6. Intersection


A collaboration between poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony, this exhibition is an amalgamation of two talents, where Nair’s poems are transformed into tangible art pieces by Anthony. Poems written on a ship in a bottle, laser-cut letters in a cabinet of oddities, and drawings hand burnt with incense sticks – these are a few things you can expect from the exhibition.
Date: Ongoing till 5 March 2017
Venue: 34 Kandahar Street
Singapore 198892
Time: Monday – Friday 2PM – 7PM, Saturday & Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
7. Gone Down Under: Australia Day Celebration


Tanjong Beach Club is having an Australia Day celebration, where 3 DJs from down under – DJ Dave Code, Dave Does, and Adam Sky – will be spinning tunes throughout the day. There will be nostalgic Australian dishes on the barbie like the Aussie burger, sausage sizzles, egg rolls and chocolate Lamingtons up for grabs, and some Australian beer like the James Squire Golden Ale.
Date: 29 January 2017
Venue: Tanjong Beach Club
120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa
Singapore 098942
Time: 11AM – 10PM
(more information here)

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