Don’t miss the last days of Singapore Art Week. While you’re preparing for the lunar new year, you’ll find plenty of pop-up markets selling locally-grown food and handmade artisanal crafts. And i Light Singapore returns this year with a special Bicentennial Edition.



*Please note this is a partial listing. And there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Source: Singapore Art Week‎
Singapore Art Week [SAW]
ends 27 Jan
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Singapore Art Week is a key visual arts event bringing together a range of quality art experiences in a 9 day celebration taking place all around Singapore. Highlights include ART STAGE Singapore 2019, Light to Night Festival 2019, Art x Tech for Good, ArtWalk Little India, Art After Dark, and more.
Source: Singapore Art Museum‎
SAW: Art Week at SAM
Ends 27 Jan
10am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Art Museum, SAM at 8Q
Part of Singapore Art Week (19 – 27 Jan), explore the wonders of contemporary art with a range of art experiences at SAM. Highlights include SAM Community Carnival, SAM Late Nights, a special effects makeup workshop, outdoor movie screenings, art immersive AR & VR workshops, and more.
Source: Esplanade
Esplanade Presents: All Things New
Ends 31 Jan
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Esplanade
Celebrate new music and welcome fresh faces as Singapore artists embark on brand new chapters of their musical journeys.
Source: National Arts Council
SAW: Memories of Singapore River ACM Screenings
Ends 2 Feb
Various 1-hr slots
Cost: Free
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Memories of Singapore River is a documentary film (Mandarin with English subtitles) that transports us back to the days where thousands of bumboats bustled about the Singapore River and labourers toiled diligently while drenched in perspiration. For free tickets, click here.
Source: Chinatown Festivals
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019
Ends 4 Feb
Cost: Free
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
The Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony marks the opening of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019. Other highlights during this festive period include the Chinatown Walking Trail, the Festive Street Bazaar, Nightly Stage Shows and the Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party.
SAW: Adaptations
Ends 9 Feb
Tue - Sat: 12pm - 7pm | Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gillman Barracks
Part of Singapore Art Week (19 – 27 Jan), Adaptations features artists who work with technology in different capacities and formats. From high-tech Artificial Intelligence to low-tech mechanical devices, these artworks implement tech as an artistic medium.
Source: National Gallery Singapore
SAW: Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes
Ends 24 Feb
Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District & Marina Bay
Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. Experience artworks and events inspired by histories and stories across the various indoor and outdoor festival locations.
Source: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Ends 24 Mar
4pm - 11pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back with new thrilling rides and carnival games. There will also be special themed nights and performances on the weekends. Entry is free, but games cost $5 - $8 to play, and rides are $9, except for the Mach 5 which is $14.


Upcoming Events

Source: Todo Todo
Todo Todo Skills Marketplace 2019
25 Jan
12pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bugis+ Atrium Level 2
Hear industry talks, attend masterclasses and mentorship sessions, and learn how Industry 4.0 will present new challenges and opportunities. Remember to dress to impress as employers will be recruiting on-site.
Source: Gillman Barracks‎
Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2019
25 Jan
7pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gillman Barracks
Don’t miss this bumper edition of Art After Dark - the flagship night-time open house event by Gillman Barracks that’s a heady combination of stimulating visual art by over 90 artists, including electrifying live music by Intriguant, Vandetta, MAS1A and Metzdub.
Source: La Kopi‎
La Kopi Singapore
25 Jan - 27 Jan
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre
La Kopi is the event where you can catch up with family and friends over a cup of kopi o kosong or handcrafted pour-over specialty coffee, and kuehs or pastries, whichever combination you prefer.
Source: Loewen Gardens‎‎
Frank Food January Market
26 Jan
9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 75E Loewen Road
Kickstart 2019 with Loewen Gardens‎‎' first market of the year, bringing you a wide array of vendors, new and old, to their monthly farmer's market.
Source: Honeycombers
Live Better - A day out with Virgin Active and Honeycombers
26 Jan
10am - 4pm
Cost: $10
Venue: Sofitel City Centre Hotel
Start the year with Honeycombers and Virgin Active with a day packed with provoking talks and fitness activities that will leave you inspired to live better. Sign up for sessions of yoga, pilates, express core and GRID Bodyweight. There will be over $3000 in prizes up for grabs along with goodie bags.
Source: SAFEF
SG Farmers' Market - CNY Edition
26 Jan - 27 Jan
9am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Cairnhill Community Club
Over 18 Singapore farmers will gather at Cairnhill Community Club to bring their best produce to you. Buy the freshest veggies, eggs, fish, mushrooms and more to celebrate Chinese New Year early.
Source: The Green Collective SG
New Year Kampung Market
26 Jan - 27 Jan
11am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Green Collective SG, KINEX Mall #01-36/41
The Green Collective SG is all about the local food movement - choose from microgreens, locally grown vegetables and fruit, vegan cheeses, bulk grains and nuts! Grab your biggest reusable bag, and bring your family and friends down to this event.
Source: The Local People‎‎
Community Art Market by The Local People X Singapore Art Museum
27 Jan
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
Browse homeware, accessories, unique crafts and delicious goodies - all handmade by local artisans - while enjoying live music performances by budding artistes in this specially curated art market experience by The Local People.
Source: Ice Cream Sundays‎
Ice Cream Sundays: Boogie at the Barracks #2
27 Jan
2pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 9 Lock Road
Looking for a boogie this Singapore Art Week? Ice Cream Sundays presents Boogie at the Barracks #2, a family and dog friendly event featuring Ice Cream Sundays resident DJs, a live and open-participation mural hosted by Mural Lingo, and pop-up food, ice cream, and drinks stalls.
Source: Tanjong Beach Club
Smack My Beach Up: Australia Day 2019
27 Jan
2pm - 10pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Tanjong Beach Club
Celebrate all things Oz with a beach party that's serving up sizzling hot barbecue bites and mouthwatering roast meat platters. Aussie DJ favourite Andrew M will be dishing out beach beats for you to boogie to.
Source: Gita Reading Society
Hare Krishna Festival - Ratha Yatra 2019
27 Jan
3pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Yiu Chu Kang Stadium
Come take part in pulling the chariots at the Hare Krishna Festival. From game stalls, to live music and dance performances, henna and face painting, and activity corners, there's something for everyone!
Source: URA
i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition
28 Jan - 24 Feb
Sun - Thu: 7:30pm - 11pm | Fri - Sat: 7:30pm - 12am
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay, Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning
i Light Marina Bay returns with a special Bicentennial Edition curated to the theme "Bridges of Time". Explore a larger Festival area as Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning will all be illuminated with light art installations. Admission to the festival is free.
Source: NParks
Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore
28 Jan - 24 Feb
6pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Come to the second edition of Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore as we celebrate Singapore’s rich heritage at one of the most historical places in Singapore. This year’s Festival focuses on the life and legacy of Sir Stamford Raffles.

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