Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of January 17-19

Look forward to a cultural and musical feast this weekend. From Esplanade's annual Noise Weekend to The Great Singapore Replay which celebrates made-in-Singapore tracks, and a Chinese food trail, you'll be spoilt for choice .

Details below: 

1. Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2020

Photo courtesy: Aliwal Arts Centre
Photo courtesy: Aliwal Arts Centre

Kampong Glam will be getting a whole lot edgier in January as subculture takes centre stage once again at the seventh edition of the Aliwal Urban Art Festival.

Artists from the periphery will gather at Aliwal Arts Centre in a radical showcase of visual art, alternative music, dance performances, and skateboarding that confronts you with the question “What if”.

When: January 18
Where: Aliwal Arts Centre
Entry: Free

2. The Great Singapore Replay Season 2: Showcase Concert

Photo courtesy: The Great Singapore Replay
Photo courtesy: The Great Singapore Replay

Weeks of collaboration culminate in a spectacular showcase as aspiring young talents perform their original ‘Made-in-Singapore’ song at Gardens by the Bay under the scenic backdrop of the Supertrees.

Celebrate music and heritage through the mashups of times and tunes, and enjoy the evening with special appearances by the established artists and activities.

When: January 18
Where: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Entry: Free

3. All Things New X Noise Weekend

Photo courtesy: Noise Singapore
Photo courtesy: Noise Singapore

It is a weekend full of new and exciting music presented by Noise Music Mentorship mentees at Esplanade. Be prepared to be wowed by the incredible talent from the programme, and expect to dance and groove along to a wide range of genres from pop to rock and even electronic.

When: January 17-19
Where: Esplanade
Entry: Free

4. Public Discussion: Salvage Stories in Art & Ecology

Photo courtesy: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Photo courtesy: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

This discussion features two panels. The first one, titled "Salvage as Artistic & Ecological Method" explores how processes of salvage as artistic and ecological methods can complement advocacy. Are salvage practices merely band-aids? Or could they be means of creating new, more-than-human, or monstrous alliances, intertwined with queer ecologies including intersectional and interspecies communities of care.

This second session "Storytelling like Shadows through Leaves" explores strategies for collaborative memory-work through more-than-human contact zones. How can memory-workers replay the echoes and retrace the shadows of vanishing urban lifeforms in ways that are transformative and forward looking? 

When: January 18
Where: Esplanade
Entry: Free

5. Heritage Food Trail

Photo courtesy: Chinatown Festivals
Photo courtesy: Chinatown Festivals

On this guided tour along the culturally-rich streets of Chinatown and the Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery, experience the vibrancy of the Chinese enclave. Learn about its colourful past while taking in the many sights and sounds of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Indulge in delectable Cantonese cuisine from five famous hawker stalls in Chinatown Complex Food Centre and Tai Thong Cake Shop for Cantonese pastry.

When: January 18-19
Where: Chinatown
Entry: SGD 13.50

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