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Experience Asian Contemporary Art at its best at Art Stage Singapore, or join MediaCorp and Community Chest in their inaugural volunteering event to show your care, concern and support for the less privileged. You can also catch a free movie screening at 112 Katong. All this, and more for you during this week….

Wednesday 21 Jan

  • The Fringe Festival, 14 – 25 Jan – The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, in its 11th year, will feature a total of 18 events from eight countries. Audiences can look forward to a diverse array of works curated around the theme of Art and Loss, an intimately familiar concept that is an inevitable part of our human experience. Highlights include the world premier of “With/Out” by Loo Zihan (Singapore), “The Duchamp Syndrome” by Por Piedad Teatro, El Trapo Teatro & The Play Company (Mexico & USA) and “How Loneliness Goes” by Nguan (Singapore). There will also be a number of Live Fringe events such as “The Malay Man” and “His Chinese Father” by ponggurl, “Under Pressure -Temporary Title” by French theatre group “Groupe ACM” and “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. The festival has a mix of free and ticketed events and activities. Tickets are $19 and $22, with a 20% discount for M1 employees and customers. (venue: multiple venues – click here for a calendar of events and venues)
  • Singapore Art Week, 17 – 25 Jan – Singapore Art Week is a 9-day festival celebrating the visual arts with a myriad of quality art experiences including blockbuster art fairs, exciting gallery openings and lifestyle events, world class exhibitions at non-profit spaces, public art walks and enriching discussions. The festival will cover visual arts beyond contemporary practices to include modern and traditional visual arts, and aims to reach out the wider public. (venue: multiple venues – click here for a guide of events and venues)

Thursday 22 Jan

  • Art Stage Singapore, 22-25 Jan – Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair, in its 5th edition is more than just a market platform for collectors; it is a temporary museum housing the best contemporary art from the region for everyone to see and experience. Artworks at Art Stage Singapore range from the expensive to the affordable. Among the many highlights of the fair is the Southeast Asia Platform with an exhibition titled “Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock”. The 5th edition of the Fair also introduces “Video Stage”, with more than 40 international video artworks featured. Other highlights include the special exhibitions for Russia, Malaysia, Korea and Modern Art. Students with a valid student pass, NSFs and seniors aged 60 & above can get in for $15, while the rest of us have to pay $32 for a 1-day pass. (venue: MBS Expo & Convention Centre)artstagesg
  • CPF Board Life @ 55 Talk, registration starts at 6.15pm, talk from 7 – 8.30pm – This free talk is for CPF members who are approaching age 55. In this talk, you’ll find out how much you can withdraw from your CPF at age 55, what is CPF LIFE, how much you can receive monthly starting from age 65, and what happens if you still have an outstanding housing loan. As seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, registration is required. (venue: CPF Building – Basement 1 Conference Room, 79 Robinson Road)

Sunday 25 Jan

  • Care & Share Day, 1 – 5pm – A joint collaboration between MediaCorp and Community Chest, SG Care & Share Day is an inaugural volunteering event to promote awareness and volunteerism and to continue the good work started by the Care & Share @ SG50 Movement, a national fund-raising and volunteerism movement spearheaded by Community Chest. With the involvement of over 20 charities and their beneficiaries, the public can opt to learn a new skill, experience what it is like to be a volunteer, understand more about social causes or just come for an enjoyable afternoon of fun activities featuring heart-warming and energetic performances by volunteers, beneficiaries and popular MediaCorp TV and Radio personalities. There will also be free hands-on activities conducted by the charities which the public can sign up for, such as learning a dialect, floral arrangements, arts and craft, and using Braille to make products like name cards and drawings. (venue: Singapore Sports Hub)careandshare
  • 112 Katong Free Movie Screening, 7:30pm – 112 Katong will be screening the movie “Epic” at the rooftop garden. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or mat. (venue: 112 Katong level 4)

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