A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Jan 11
The first solo exhibition by local video artist Toh Hun Ping comes after a six-year hiatus and incorporates ceramics into his work, which revolves around the topics of death, faith, time, and the possibility of the afterlife.
Until Feb 17; Tues-Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon-4pm at Objectifs, Chapel Gallery. Free.
The F&B version of Artbox, this inaugural festival brings in 50 local and regional brands housed in re-purposed shipping containers to feed you over the weekend. There’ll also be entertainment in the form of wall art murals and music performances curated by Eatmepoptart’s Bacon Beats ($15), which will get you grooving to the beats of indie pop, electro, and retro guilty pleasures by local talents like Riot in Magenta, Joie Tan, Pleasantry, Subsonic Eye, and more.
Jan 11-13 & Jan 18-20; 3pm-11pm at Downtown East, Open Plaza 1 & 2. Free.
With works by Lavender Chang, Sophirat Muangkum, Pokchat Worasub, and Yatender, this photography exhibition takes a look at our place in our environment and the world.
Until Feb 17; Tues-Sat noon-7pn, Sun noon-4pm at Objectifs, Lower Gallery. Free.
The homegrown designer sale returns with more than 50 local lifestyle, beauty, and fashion labels offering discounts up to 90 percent. Names on board include Epigram Books, Artisan of Sense, Alcheme Skincare, Frank Skincare, Aijek, Dotted Line, and Weekend Sundries. Plus, you can refuel with bites and drinks by Demochoco, Fossa Chocolate, Intermission Bar by The Projector, and Spatula & Whisk.
Until Jan 13; 11am-7pm at National Design Centre, L1 & 2.
Watch award-winning movies from the Middle East with a line-up of titles like The Insult, Wajib, Sheikh Jackson, The Wild Pear Tree, and more.
Until Jan 16 at Golden Village VivoCity.
Sprmrkt’s Cambodian cultural showcase returns to showcase the best of the country’s cuisine, produce, and art, in support of numerous social enterprises and NGOs based there. Look out for kitchen takeovers (at Sprmrkt at STPI), retail pop-ups (at both locations), and art exhibitions (also at both locations) that offer a glimpse of Cambodian life and heritage over the next few months.
Until Mar 31, various timings at Sprmrkt.
Saturday, Jan 12
Showcasing the best of African music, this night features DJ Rushmo and DJ Sadat spinning a medley of afrobeat mixed in with street funk.
10:30pm-late at Intermission Bar, The Projector.
The first big music festival of 2019 promises to school you in all things local music. Singaporean talent — both established and rising — assemble at the Scape Indoor Ground Theatre, where attendees are encouraged to come in their best school-inspired outfits. Features the likes of Charlie Lim, Caracal, Yung Raja, Fariz Jabba, Inch Chua and more.
5pm-10:30pm at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre. $5-$30.
Local illustrator Lee Kow Fong, otherwise known as Ah Guo, commemorates his 10th anniversary in the industry with this exhibition featuring over 50 quirky original works drawn between 2016 and 2018.
Until Feb 7; daily 10am-8pm (except CNY) at SCCC Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, L2. Free.
The solo exhibition by Chinese artist Cheng Ran displays video works and mixed media installations inspired by a poem written by Qu Yuan during the Warring States period of ancient China.
Until Feb 23; Tues-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm at Ota Fine Arts.
Featuring Hollywood actress Lucy Liu and local artist Shubigi Rao, this free-to-enter exhibition explores cultures, histories, identities, and relationships over a creative dialogue between the two “visual penfriends”, with both artists drawn to the repurposing of found objects in their works.
Until Feb 24; daily 10am-7pm at Stamford Gallery, National Museum of Singapore. Free.
Besides more than 25 yoga classes, including mass yoga and aerial yoga, for you to participate in, this festival also offers a craft workshop section with topics like leather craft and aromatherapy.
Until Jan 13; Sat noon-9:15pm, Sun 9am-7pm at Urban Park @ Tanjong Pagar Centre.
Sunday, Jan 13
Blending music and fashion, the Sunday market features house tunes, bakers, crafters, fashion labels, and roast meats.
Noon-10pm at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Free.