Events and activities surrounding local and international arts reign supreme this month, and we take a look at some of the events that will be sure to get you feeling arty farty all through the month.
Marvel At Sustainable Light Art Installations
For the first time in it’s five year edition, beyond the light art installations that will illuminate the Marina Bay waterfront, there will also be three themed festival hubs – Art-Zoo, GastroBeats and The Fantastical World of eco.me that will elevate your experiences at the festival all while contributing to community causes. Be sure to fully charge your phones and pack an extra powerbank before heading down, we promise lots of Insta-worthy shots to fill up your feed!
Date & Time: 3 – 26 March 2017, 7:30pm – 11pm
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
Free admission, visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg for more info
Make The Future Singapore 2017
Making strides to curb climate change, reduce CO2 emissions and work towards an energy-efficient, low-carbon future, Shell is kicking off Make The Future Singapore 2017, a 4 day festival showcasing new ideas and innovations in the world of energy. Marking its Asia debut with a series of exciting activities, from the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, where students compete to build the world’s most energy-efficient cars, to exhibitions and interactive zones where you’ll learn all about renewable energy and the latest technologies, there’ll even be special performances from Pixie Lott, Nathan Hartono, Disco Hue and more!
Date & Time: 16 – 19 March, 9am – 6pm
Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre
Free admission (register online for priority access), visit www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg for more info.
Celebrate Our Feline Friends
See the works of nine designers (and slaves to cats as they like to call themselves) as they tackle and come up with furniture designs for cats staying in compact living spaces. While the exhibition is only on display for three days at the VAC, the works will continue to be shown at both the Cat Cafe Neko No Niwa and at The Company of Cats!
Date & Time: 4 – 6 March 2017, 10am – 9pm
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road #01-02, S (238469)
Free admission, visit www.9livesdesignshow.com for more info
Explore The History Of Holland Village
We all know Holland Village as one of the most popular shopping and dining destinations in Singapore, but do you know the history behind the enclave? Embark on any of these art tours and learn about the people and the stories that make Holland Village what it is today.
Date & Time: 4 – 19 March 2017, 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Various Stops Along Holland Village
Tickets from $27.50, visit www.ohopenhouse.org for more info
Design Your Own Identity
Take a page out of artist and illustrator Mary Bernadette Lee’s book and learn to design your own collograph plate using shapes, textured media and other materials. Remember to be true to your own identity when creating the prints, after all, there is no other person better at being you than you.
Date & Time: 5 March 2017, 2pm – 5pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, S (178957)
Tickets from $50, visit www.sistic.com.sg for more info
Live A Life Of Infinite Possibilities
Ever wondered how different timelines will affect your relationships? Follow Marianne and Roland as they navigate their lives across an infinite number of realities. A sophisticated play that shows us how true love can transcend time and space.
Date & Time: 8 – 25 March 2017, 8pm
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home Of SRT
Tickets from $45, visit www.sistic.com.sg for more info
Take A Trip Beyond Reality
With the rising popularity of virtual reality headsets around the world, augmented and virtual reality have been at the forefront of almost every industry you can think of. Now, you can experience for yourself how AR and VR have infused themselves into our analog world – think exploring the Apollo 11 command module that brought Neil Armstrong to the moon and flying around buildings as if you were a drone. Bonus, you’ll get to bring back your very own personalised VR cardboard viewer!
Date & Time: 9 March 2017, 7pm – 10pm
Venue: MAD Museum, 10 Tanglin Road #02-01, S (247908)
Tickets from $10, visit www.eventbrite.sg for more info
Have You Hipster Yet?
If a name like the ‘Hipster Festival’ (yes they’re hipster like that) doesn’t get your interest piqued, then the fact that they aim to bring the community together to celebrate the best of local food, music, art and businesses should! After all, it never hurts to start #Supportinglocal.
Date & Time: 10 March 2017, midnight – 12 March 2017, 3am
Venue: The Foothills @ Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, S (179037)
Free admission, visit www.hipsterfest-sg.com for more info
Mingle With The Write People
Image credit: all-in.bookcouncil
Calling all budding writers between the ages of 13 and 25, come meet and mingle with other young writers and gain insight from established mentors on what it takes to be successful in the industry! With workshops, writing competitions and panel discussions, your writing skills will bound to improve after the three days!
Date & Time: 10 – 12 March 2017, 11am – 6pm
Venue: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link #04-01 S (237978)
Prices from $50, visit www.all-in.bookcouncil.sg for more info
Munchies And Music
The first ever mass picnic and outdoor concert in Singapore, come join the North-siders for a fun-filled day snacking on sumptuous snacks and listening to great local music! Ticket prices will also entitle you to a picnic snack box filled with awesome goodies, so if you ask us, there’s no better way to enjoy a lazy Saturday out in the sun.
Date & Time: 11 March 2017, 4:30pm – 7pm
Venue: Grand Lawn, Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park
Tickets from $15, visit www.facebook.com for more info
See Singapore Through Different Eyes
Our different life stories mean that we all look at life differently, and this exhibition will allow us to view at life in Singapore through the eyes of 14 young artists through photography and film. From nostalgic urban landscapes to intimate portraits that pierce your soul, follow their journey as they set out on a search for self and belonging.
Date & Time: Till 12 March 2017, 12pm – 7pm
Venue: Visual Arts Centre
Free admission, visit www.objectifs.com.sg for more info
Go All Out In A Battle
If you think you have some skills with the mic, why not test them out against other beatboxers? Brush up on your methods with either the one day or three days training workshops, and then put it all on the line at the final Battle Royale!
Date & Time: 12 March 2017, 9pm – 15 March 2017, 10pm
Venue: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link #04-01 S (237978)
Prices from $10, visit www.facebook.com for more info
Get Inspired To Save Endangered Species
We’ve all seen countless news of endangered animals facing imminent extinction, but Australian contemporary artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have decided to do something about it. Teaming up to create a meaningful exhibition that includes 20 paintings and 15 animal sculptures, see how the two artists got inspired by their determination to save these animals.
Date & Time: Till 16 March 2017, 11am – 10pm
Venue: Ode To Art Gallery, 252 North Bridge Road #01-36E/F, S (179103)
Free admission, visit www.odetoart.com for more info
Celebrate The Joys Of The Arts
The fourth edition of the annual youth festival that aims to make the arts more accessible to the public, try your hand at a myriad of programmes available and gain a new appreciation for the arts. Make your own desk lamp out of recycled materials, learn how to create a kaleidoscope of colours, jam out to local musicians and get inspired listening to local artisans talking about their works.
Date & Time: Till 18 March 2017, 11am – 8pm
Venue: Various locations across Singapore
Free admission, but registration is required for some workshops, visit www.nlb.gov.sg for more info
Get Your Fill Of Multi-Sensory Experiences
Put on your best summer outfits and get ready to dance the night away to the hottest electronic dance tracks out there right now! Expect lots of good food from the hippest restaurants in town, games that will allow you to prove your sporty skills and of course an eclectic line-up of international and local DJs – Autograf, Ava Asante, Tube and Berger, Teenage Mutants and so much more!
Date & Time: 18 March 2017, 1pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, S (179037)
Tickets from $85, visit www.gardenbeats.com for more info
Trace The Roots Of Singapore’s Theatre Scene
Our local playwright and theatre scene has been garnering major traction and exposure over the past few years, but the foundation of contemporary theatre can be traced all the way back to the ’50s. Get inspired as you read through the drafts and manuscripts of acclaimed local playwright Kuo Pao Kun – perhaps Singapore’s greatest dramatist and arts activist.
Date & Time: Till 26 March 2017, 10am – 9pm
Venue: National Library Level 7 & 8, Promenade
Free admission, visit www.nlb.gov.sg for more info
Try Your Hand At Silkscreen Printing
From clothing to product displays, textiles to posters, silkscreen printing is everywhere, and you can now get the chance to learn the traditional art of this process. Plus, at the end of the workshop, you’ll get to bring back your very own uniquely designed tote bag – wear it with pride!
Date & Time: 26 March 2017, 1pm or 3:30pm (2 sessions available)
Venue: Chong Wen Ge Open Air Pavilion, 168 Telok Ayer Street, S (068619)
Tickets from $65, visit www.facebook.com for more info
See Nature Come To Life
Explore the intriguing relationship between man and nature as you walk through 69 of William Farquhar’s drawings that have been brought to life. PS: remember to download the Story of the Forest app on your phone before heading down to ensure a more engaging experience!
Date & Time: Till 31 March 2017, 10am – 7pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, S (178897)
Free admission, visit www.nationalmuseum.sg for more info
Jazz The Night Away
Whether you’ve been a long time jazz aficionado or only got into it after watching La La Land (we’re not judging, we loved the movie too!), get ready to enjoy three exhilarating nights of extraordinary live jazz music from acts like Corinne Bailey Rae, David Foster, Chaka Khan and more!
Date & Time: 31 March 2017, 5pm – 2 April 2017, 10:30pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall F
Tickets from $108, visit www.sistic.com.sg for more info
Feature image credit: ASM Projection
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