5 Things to do this weekend: 27 - 29 January

5 Things to do this weekend: 27 - 29 January

Lighting up the island

Text: Meera Navlakha

This Chinese New Year, there's plenty of celebration and reason to be festive

National Gallery is offering free admission to all its exhibitions, opening up a world of art for everyone. From the Artist and Empire exhibition, featuring the best of colonial works, to Art of Southeast Asia from the 19th century, there is a range of possibilities to indulge in.
National Gallery 

28 to 30 January, at the National Gallery. For more information, click here.

FESTIVAL | River Hongbao
Both a look into Chinese culture and a way to celebrate the beauty of Singapore, River Hongbao is Singapore’s annual lantern festival. Set in a picturesque location, the event displays the best and brightest of lanterns, all while giving viewers a charming platform to bring in the new year.

26 January to 4 February, 2 pm to 11 pm at Marina Bay. For more information, click here.

PARTY | Gone Down Under: Australia Day Celebration
Head to Tanjong Beach Club to celebrate everything Australian this Sunday. The venue has arranged for several Aussie DJs, including Dave Does and Adam Sky, to perform. Book your daybeds to enjoy a trip to the land down under.


29 January from 11 am to 10 pm at Tanjong Beach Club. For more information, click here.

EXHIBITION | LASALLE: The World Precedes the Eye
In their latest exhibition, Lasalle features the work of nine emerging and mid-career artists who explore the ideas of time, space and history in their unique works. Among these artists are Zou Zhao, Cheng Ran and Nabilah Nordin. The idea of realism is central to this exhibition, with paintings, texts and a series of films focusing on the topic.

26 January to 1 February, 12 pm to 7pm at Lasalle College of the Arts. For more information, click here.

PARTY | Interstellar + Sonic Lunar New Year
The self-proclaimed otherworldly concept of Interstellar never fails to disappoint. Described as "cosmic madness", Interstellar provides music and entertainment which is quite literally out of this world, and for this weekend, they’ve organised for two DJs, Patrik Skoog, based out of Sweden, and Angela Flame, one of Singapore’s own.

28 to 29 January, from 9pm to 3am at CATO. For more information, click here.