Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao: Unhomed Belongings
You probably know her for her roles in the Charlie’s Angels films and television show Elementary, but Lucy Liu has another side to her as well — that of an artist.
The Asian American actress was in town yesterday (Jan 10) to hold an art exhibition with Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao.
Co-presented by the National Museum of Singapore and The Ryan Foundation, “Unhomed Belongings” will feature works such as Lost And Found, an installation of discarded objects which Liu picked up in her travels and has hidden in around 200 hand-made books.
They will also feature Rao’s “tongue-in-cheek” installations which include, in her own description, “creating archaeological archives of garbage” and “writing How To manuals for building a nation and a culture from scratch”.
When: Jan 12 to Feb 24
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Visit here for more information.
Chinese New Year Light Projection Show, ION Sky
Take a break from your festive shopping at ION Sky on level 56, where you can rest your feet and enjoy a multimedia project light show of Koi fishes swimming through a stream amidst a cherry blossom forest. Part of the mall’s festive theme of carp fishes this Lunar New Year, visitors can catch this special themed show from 10am to 10pm daily during the respective dates.
When: Jan 21 to Feb 19
Where: ION Sky at ION Orchard
Entry: To access ION Sky, visitors will have to spend a minimum of $20 at the mall for complimentary entry.
Keep yourself updated with the latest information by visiting ION Orchard’s website.
Pou by the River: Uniquely Cambodian Street Food Fiesta by Pou Restaurant & Bar,
Get a taste of what authentic Cambodia street cuisine is like in this Street Food Fiesta that is part of SPRMRKT’s three-month-long annual showcase, SPRMRKT Cambodia.
Held alongside the Singapore River near SPRMRKT from 6pm to 11pm, this food festival will offer tasty snacks created by a team of three Cambodian chefs who’re no stranger to the South-east Asian nation’s street food scene.
Expect tasty Khmer roadside delights such as beef skewers and pork and beef sausages. Need a tipple to wash down the savoury snacks? You can indulge in rum cocktails specially created by local bartender Din Hassan of Telok Ayer Arts Club using boutique Cambodian SAMAI rum for that unique taste.
When: Jan 25
Where: Singapore River near SPRMRKT at STPI
Entry: Admission is free, but the street food aren’t (prices range from $12 to $30).
For more details, visit SPRMRKT’s Facebook page.
i Light Singapore Bicentennial Edition, Several Locations
Returning for its Bicentennial Edition, i Light Singapore will feature sustainable light art installations that are curated to the theme ‘Bridges of Time’, where it invites artists and audience to reflect on Singapore’s history, growth, and her connection with the world in the last 700 years. This year, the art festival will expand its locations, from the original Marina Bay vicinity to include the Civic District, Singapore River, as well as the Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning.
When: Jan 28 to Feb 24
Where: Several locations including Marina Bay, Singapore River, Fort Canning and Civic District
Visit their website for more information.
Psyche! By Australia’s Top Mentalist and Mind Reader
Known for receiving a standing ovation from the audience and judges for his thrilling water tank escape in 2008’s Australia’s Got Talent, Phoenix is coming to Singapore to blow your socks off with a mind-boggling award-winning live show. Called ‘Psyche!’, this performance uses micro-expression training, psychological tricks, body language reading, lie detection and visual effects to trick your minds. Also, you’ll be treated with his astonishing water escape that will come with spectacular finale at the end of the show.
When: Jan 26
Where: Capitol Theatre in Capitol Piazza, 17 Stamford Rd
Entry: Tickets are from $48 for adults and from $40.80 for children.
Visit Apactix to get them now.
CNY Family Fun 2019
Spend a fun weekend out with the kids and usher in the year of the Pig through a series of Chinese New Year-themed craft and cultural workshops, from upcycling crafts to bento-making, terrarium making, story-telling workshops and even a crash course on lion dance. Organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), you’ll also be treated to performances by local wind percussion ensemble Reverberance (a ticketed event) and more fringe activities designed for all ages to enjoy. You can also be the first to redeem limited-edition red packets specially designed by local illustrator Ah Guo by participating in the events and contests.
When: Jan 12 and 13 (10am – 8pm)
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre at 1 Straits Boulevard
Entry: Free, certain activities are chargeable
For more information and to pre-register, go here.
Art workshops at Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
In line with the Singapore Biennale 2019, SAM will be holding kid-friendly craft drop-in workshops themed around the event. These hands-on activities are designed to inspire a deeper appreciation of Singapore’s beautiful landscape.
When: Jan 26 (1.30pm – 8.30pm)
Where: Workshop Space 1 & 2, Level 2, Singapore Art Museum
Visit here for more information.
Photo: SAM Facebook page
SSO 40th Anniversary Gala
Celebrate Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) 40th birthday with them as they pay tribute to one of Singapore’s pioneering composers, Leong Yoon Pin, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first ever Singaporean composition played by the SSO. As part of their Anniversary commemoration, they’ll be performing two pieces, Ives’ ‘The Unanswered Question’ and Beethoven’s ‘Emperor Piano Concerto’, that resonated in their inaugural concert in 1979.
When: Jan 18
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Entry: Ticket prices start from $25 to $98.
Get yours from Sistic now.