Savvy Local's Guide: Fill Your Calendar To 15 Jan With These Must-Not-Miss Events!

Rise and shine, peeps! It’s time to add another resolution to your list, “to make 2017 the greatest year ever” (if you haven’t already done so). In keeping with that, our calendars are fully marked till 15 January and we’re GOOD TO GO!

Calendar of Events (1 – 15 January 2017)

1. Singapore Art Week 2017

The fifth edition of Singapore Art Week is back with a dazzling array of installations ranging from visual treats, exhibitions, art workshops, to tours and performances.

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All this will be take place across art galleries, museums and exhibition spaces across the island.

Singapore Art Week 2017
When: 11 January 2017 – 22 January 2017
Where: Various venues
Explore: https://www.artweek.sg and http://a-list.sg

Also, read Into The Looking Glass: A Local Exhibition You Must Not Miss!

2. Legend of the Moon 3D Musical

Known as the first 3D musical of its kind, the Legend of the Moon showcases the life, culture and art of the Dong people, a minority race in China.

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Notably, it’s directed by Zhang Jigang – the choreographer of Beijing Olympics’ opening ceremony.

Legend of the Moon 3D Musical
When: 6 January 2017 – 7 January 2017
Where: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green #04-01
Explore: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/legend0117

3. Chinese New Year 2017 happenings at Chinatown

Usher in the year of the Rooster with a bang!

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Captivating light-up, nightly stage performances, international lion dance competitions, heritage walking trails and festive bazaars await you.

Chinese New Year at Chinatown
When: 7 January 2017 – 25 February 2017
Where: Various venues
Explore: http://chinatownfestivals.sg/

4. M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017: Art & Skin

Through theatre and visual art, this sexy yet serious art festival explores the profound relationship between art and skin, and examines the dynamics of culture and the thorny issue of xenophobia.

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Don’t miss Foreign Bodies, a burlesque performance by a local troupe Skin in SIN.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017: Art & Skin
When: 4 January 2017 – 15 January 2017
Where: Various venues
Explore: http://www.singaporefringe.com/fringe2017/index.php

5. Pongal Festival 2017

With its name derived from the Tamil term “pongu”, meaning to “boil over” or “overflow”, this Tamil harvest festival is traditionally celebrated from 14 – 16 January in India.

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As a symbol of overflowing abundance and wishes fulfilled, rice and milk, raisins and spices such as cardamom are cooked in a claypot until it froths over.

Pongal Festival 2017
When: 7 January 2017 – 12 February 2017
Where: Campbell Lane
Explore: http://www.littleindia.com.sg/events-calendar

6. DIY Prosperity Yu Sheng With Vegan ‘Raw Fish’ Class

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If raw fish was never your thing, there’s no better time than now to learn how to DIY this Yu Sheng dish. What’s best is, vegans can dig in too.

DIY Prosperity Yu Sheng With Vegan ‘Raw Fish’ Class
When: 14 January 2017, 10.30 am – 12 pm
Where: Mahota Commune, Kitchener Complex, Level 3, 809 French Road
Explore: Eventbrite – DIY Prosperity Yu Sheng with Vegan Raw Fish

7. Simply Organic Brunch (Cooking Class Series)

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Skip those pricey cafes and learn how to DIY your own awesome, cost-saving brunch!

Simply Organic Brunch
When:
8 January 2017, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Mahota Commune, Kitchener Complex, Level 3, 809 French Road
Explore: Eventbrite – Simply Organic Brunch

8. Thaipusam Festival 2017

Join throngs of devotees as they partake in a traditional kavadi ceremony

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Witness kavadi-bearers carrying semi-circular canopies on their bodies on the way to the temple and skewer their tongues or cheeks with metal rods.

Thaipusam Festival 2017
When: 9 January 2017
Where: Little India to Tank Road
Explore: http://www.littleindia.com.sg/

9. Art Stage 2017

Singaporeartstage

Touted as the flagship art fair of Southeast Asia, this ground-breaking fest melds the best of Asian contemporary art with insightful portrayals of diverse social issues in our chameleonic local landscape.

Art Stage 2017
When: 12 January 2017 – 15 January 2017
Where: Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Explore: http://artstage.com/singapore/site/home

10. PJ Harvey (Mosaic Music Series 2017)

Musician, poet and artist PJ Harvey started out two decades ago, earning numerous Grammy and Brit awards nominations along the way. That’s not all – the iconic master of all trades has also worked alongside Thom Yorke, Nick Cave, Björk and more.

Esplanade Mosaic Music Series

Stopping over in Singapore for her international tour, she and her band present music from her latest release The Hope Six Demolition Project.

PJ Harvey
When: 13 January 2017, 8 pm – 9.15 pm
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Explore: Esplanade Mosaic Music Series 2017 – PJ Harvey 

11. Michelin Guide Local Chef Showcase: Chen Kentaro

Michelin Guide SG

In this fifth instalment of the Local Chef Showcase, pursue the legacy behind renowned Szechuan delicacies with 2-star Michelin chef Chen Kentaro.

Michelin Guide Local Chef Showcase: Chen Kentaro
When: 13 January 2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Shisen Hanten, 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Explore: Eventbrite – Michelin Guide Local Chef Showcase (Chen Kentaro)

12. CNY Japanese Sake Warehouse Sale

Ready for a tipple or two, or heaven forbid, three?

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It’s never too late for tipple shopping especially when this Sake Sale is all out to hit you with a few good glasses at great prices.

CNY Japanese Sake Warehouse Sale
When: 15 January 2017, 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: 16 Kallang Place, #05-05
Explore: Eventbrite – CNY Japanese Sake Warehouse Sale

If you thought this was all, well… We’re right smack in the middle of the Singapore Biennale which winds up on 26 February.

On top of that, Mulan the Musical is currently in full swing at the Resorts World Theatre till 5 February. Now, the countdown begins… Here’s to ticking off these unmissable activities on your bucket list!

Header image credits: Blacklimosg

Also, read Into The Looking Glass: A Local Exhibition You Must Not Miss!

 
 
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