Get set for a culture bonanza and festive celebrations this weekend, with a host of arts events and performances taking place, plus an annual party ushering in the Lunar New Year.
1. Art Week at SAM
18 to 27 Jan
Singapore Art Museum
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Immerse yourself in contemporary art with the various programmes and experiences on offer, including a community carnival, outdoor movie screenings, craft workshops and an art market. Learn more.
2. Chinatown Chinese New Year Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
20 Jan, 6 pm to 10 pm
Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge
Kick off your Lunar New Year preparations with a bang! On top of booming firecrackers and awesome fireworks, visitors can also look forward to entertaining performances and the start of the festive street bazaar. Details.
18 Jan to 24 Feb, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
This popular floral exhibition makes its return, boosted by elegant pavilions, a 40-metre long red lantern archway, a water wheel and even adorable pig sculptures. Find out more.
4. KidsFest 2019: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
16 to 29 Jan
KC Arts Centre
Join this charming family of adventurers and their musical dog on their quest to find a bear in this smash-hit production adapted from the modern classic children’s book by Michael Rosen. Find out more.
5. Light to Night Festival 2019 Art Week Edition
18 to 27 Jan
A special edition of the Light to Night Festival is being held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week. View the historic Civic District come alive with a diverse range of light and art installations, programmes and performances. More info.
6. The Nutcracker
18 to 20 Jan, 8 pm to 10 pm
Fusing Chinese culture with Tchaikovsky’s classical music, this performance by Chinese ballet dancers works a range of Asian folk customs and cultural elements into the well-known story of The Nutcracker. Learn more.
7. Gardeners’ Day Out
19 Jan, 9 am to 3 pm
This edition of HortPark’s signature event has something for everyone in the family, from a garden walk and fun upcycling workshop to talks and demos on gardening and nature. Details.
8. The Great Sing-Off Finals
20 Jan, 2 pm to 6 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of music, free snacks and other goodies at this singing competition grand finale, where hundreds of contestants have been whittled down to the last 11 to battle it out for top honours. More info.