April 28, 2016
Singapore HeritageFest 2016
The Singapore HeritageFest is back! And more nostalgic than ever, or so we’ve heard. This year, it’s all about sharing in the hidden, little-known stories about our shared spaces and ways of life. Look forward to trails, open houses, and performances that celebrate the stories of Singapore’s diverse communities, because a vibrant cultural heritage is always something worth celebrating. More specifically, the Singaporean foodie in you can enjoy a gastronomic stroll down memory lane and relives the 1960s street food culture at the National Museum, where food stalls used to line the grounds hawking local favourites like rojak and wanton mee. (Come dressed in 1960s vintage wear and you’ll even get a free drink with purchase of two drinks at the Joo Gwee drink stall!)
There’re also exciting workshops like Ondeh Ondeh-making, but if food isn’t your thing (are you even truly Singaporean then), you can still be a part of the festivities with the lineup of film screenings, musical and theatre performances, and guided cultural tours. It’s three weekends of hearty, patriotic fun and frankly, we couldn’t be more excited.
Date: 29 April to 15 May 2016
Venue: Various venues
More info at heritagefest.sg
Gallery After Hours
Night at the museum, anyone? Well you won’t exactly get to slumber party at National Gallery Singapore, but you will be treated to a lineup of live electronic music, featuring local acts like Linying and .gif. Makes sense, seeing as this is a partnership between the National Gallery and Getai Group – we’re already anticipating a heady crowd of hipsters and pseudo scene kids.
Date: 29 April 2016
Time: 6pm to 12mn
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
More info at facebook.com/events/224737031221030/?active_tab=highlights
And if you’re feeling a little peckish, treat your palate to an impressive cheese and wine tasting right by Gallery & Co., the museum’s resident café. On the menu are exquisite wines from KOT selections and imported cheeses from Cheese Artisans – flown in all the way from France. Proper connoisseurs can seize the chance to speak with pairing experts about wine and cheese appreciation too.
Date: 29 April 2016
Time: 6.30pm / 8.30pm
Venue: Gallery & Co.
Admission: $50 nett
Tickets available at gallerywinetasting.peatix.com
Urban Ventures #2: Transforming Keong Saik Road
What better venue to carry out an epic reimagining of public space than the orientally hip Keong Saik Road? In this second installment of Urban Ventures, Keong Saik Road gets transformed into an arts carnival with interactive installations, art performances, and creative workshops. The day kicks off with a public yoga session amongst art and the colourful shophouses of Keong Saik Road, before progressing into a rousing lineup of public dance sessions, dancing and painting workshops, and musical performances. And when the sun goes down, groove your heart out to the Street DJ Set Party, where everything from soul dub reggae to jazz funk boogie keeps the vibes pulsing all night long.
Date: 30 April 2016
Time: 4pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Keong Saik Road, duh
More info at facebook.com/events/1723113947968706/