Weekend Warrior: Jan 12-14

Previous edition of EarthFest. Photo: EarthFest

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, Jan 12

Games and Politics

Play digital computer games, watch short documentaries, and view artworks on political and social issues such as migration, democracy, war, and surveillance at this interactive exhibition.

Until Feb 12; Mon-Thurs 2pm-7pm, Fri-Sun 4pm-9pm at Kult Gallery. Free.

SAM Late Nights

Kick off the weekend with a free trip to the Singapore Art Museum, as it opens its doors past curfew to offer meet-the-curator sessions, as well as visual and music performances by the likes of Evanturetime. Even if you miss it this time, the pop-up event happens every second Friday of the month.

6pm-9pm at SAM at 8Q. Free. 


Saturday, Jan 13

Art from the Streets

Street art comes to town at this five-month exhibition, which showcases works by some of the most iconic artists in the field, including the likes of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, and Vhils. Expect to see mural paintings, videos, prints, sketches, and archival material as you stroll through the space, as well as on-site commissions by 10 street artists who’ve taken over the galleries with their pieces.

Also look out for actual street art on the streets, with local artist Speak Cryptic’s mural on SBS bus 502, as well as Remi Rough’s street art intervention for Artwalk Little India.

Until Jun 3; daily 10am-7pm at ArtScience Museum. Adults $14-$17, children/seniors $10-$12.

Remembering Bowie

In a David Bowie tribute, The Projector will be screening Labyrinth and The Prestige across two weekends.

Jan 13, 5:30pm; Jan 20, 7:30pm at The Projector. $13.50.

SG Cares Carnival

The family-friendly carnival features 28 booths housing social enterprises and social service organizations alongside activities such as a fashion runway, an exhibition that focuses on kind acts, and more.

Noon-8pm at Our Tampines Hub. Free.

Witness to War: Memories and Screens

For the first time ever, the National Museum of Singapore is screening a selection of 13 films that document WWII and its aftermath in the Pacific, to complement its ongoing exhibition Witness to War: Remembering 1942. Some highlighted titles making their debut here include Spirit of the Overseas Chinese, Devils on the Doorstep, and Three Godless Years.

Until Jan 27 at the National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre. Free, registration required.

Yoga and Movie Under the Stars

The chance of rain aside, grab your yoga mats and picnic baskets for an evening under the starry sky at an open-air rooftop. The event includes an hour of yoga, free flow snacks and green tea, and a screening of Argo.

7pm-10pm at Suntec City. $29.


Sunday, Jan 14


The third edition of this sustainable fair features a farmers’ market, an eco-carnival, talks, music performances, workshops, a book swap, and loads more.

11am-4:30pm at Marina Barrage. Free.

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