March 17, 2016

Rail Collidoscope

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If you’re all about that #supportlocal vibe, check out Rail Collidoscope this weekend, a joint event by NOISE Singapore and Lush 99.5FM’s LushLovesLocal (speaks for itself, huh). It’s a full afternoon of local music and good art, within the art space of Rail Corridor and its surrounding nature. There’ll be street food, craft beer, live street art jams, and sets by local music acts like Joie Tan and JAWN. Honestly, they had us at ‘craft beer’, but do pop by to visit the Rail Corridor Art Space for the last time before it closes for upgrading work.


Date: 19 March 2016
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Venue: Rail Corridor Art Space, Holland Drive Block 44 Carpark, Singapore 270044
Admission: Free
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Arts In Your Neighbourhood

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It’s shaping up to be quite an artsy-fartsy weekend. The National Arts Council initiative is already in full swing, but of the 27 activities across 17 locations island-wide, there’s still much reason to swing by. Particularly, if you’re a born-and-bred Toa Payoh-ian, you’ll be pleased (and proud!) to know that six exciting arts programmes take place and revolve around Toa Payoh itself – as a tribute to its rich legacy as Singapore’s second oldest satellite town.

From 10 to 25 March, The Real Estates, a photography installation comprising familiar sights and scenes from your beloved Toa Payoh neighbourhood will be up on display, featuring works from our very own homegrown young photographers. Yes, it’s the perfect way to soak in that Toa Payoh pride, and no, it does not consist solely of that dragon playground. And this Sunday, the visual celebration of Toa Payoh’s heritage takes on a musical element, with Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood – a music and storytelling trail transforming iconic landmarks in Toa Payoh into fun pop-up performances.


Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood
Date: 20 March 2016
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub
Admission: Free (registration required)
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GARDEN BEATS: Singapore’s Electronic Picnic Festival


This Saturday, it’s Laneway-meets-Zoukout at Fort Canning Park, where Sunshine Nation brings to you GARDEN BEATS – an epic electronic picnic festival that almost sounds too cool to be true. EDM lovers can look forward to the impressive lineup of international and local DJs, including Alle Farben, LOVRA, KlangKuenstler and many more. Don’t forget your Coachella flower crowns too – there’ll be a Zalora photobooth and many other photo-worthy moments you’ll want to be looking your best for.


Date: 19 March 2016
Time: 1pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Fortgate, Fort Canning Park
Admission: $85/$105
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Bash-Up 11: Glitterati Paparazzi

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Done with GARDEN BEATS but itching to keep on dancing? Conveniently happening right after, CATO and local streetwear designers Mash-Up are hosting a fashion fantasy-themed party that’s promising all glitz and extra glamour. Expect a trippy illustrated photo wall that changes every few minutes, face painting, and a ton of themed props for you to go nuts with in your pictures. This year’s theme is Glitterati Paparazzi – which can only mean that the dress code is: all out. You might wanna bring along a pair of shades too – as a photo prop, and to hide those massive hangover bags you’re gonna be tackling the next morning.


Date: 19 March 2016
Time: 10pm to 3am
Venue: CATO 237, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058786
Admission: Free
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