Arts & Entertainment

Your complete guide to Singapore's art exhibitions, theatre plays, musicals, comedy, movie reviews and film trailers

Upcoming theatre shows in Singapore
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Upcoming theatre shows in Singapore

There's no business like show business. With a plethora of stage takeovers in Singapore, it's fair to say that the performing arts scene here is having a moment. From Broadway and West End international tours to high-quality productions by local theatre companies in our backyard, here are the best upcoming dance performances, plays, musicals and revivals bursting with glittery costumes, catchy scores, captivating choreography, and Grade A entertainment. RECOMMENDED: The best theatre companies in Singapore and upcoming stand-up and comedy shows in Singapore

Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes

Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes

The Civic District comes to life once more with vibrant artworks and performances during Light to Night Festival 2019. This year's bumper edition spans six weeks from January 18 to February 24, making it one festival, but with two unique experiences. The Singapore Art Week edition (Jan 18-27), which focuses art inspired by personal narratives and memories, and the Singapore Bicentennial edition (Jan 28-Feb 24) that sees artists, writers and performers reinterpret our country's past and retell Singapore's story in their own special way. This year's theme, Traces and Echoes, is the first to incorporate Singapore's historical narrative in celebration with the Bicentennial. National Gallery Singapore teams up with precinct partners to present close to 50 programmes that showcase art and history through all the five senses, capturing the hearts and minds of guests from day to night. Explore The Odyssey (Jan 18-27, 8pm-midnight), a new commission co-developed by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari with 14 other multimedia illustrators and digital artists to form part of Singapore's biggest façade light show, Art Skins on Monuments. Go on an epic voyage through the Civic District's seven façades as an explorer sojourns the worlds of duality in search of his identity. Be a part of his journey by activating an interactive wall using sound and movement at National Gallery Singapore’s Padang Atrium. While you're there, take a trip down memory lane by flipping through personal and archival

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Create new art experiences at the Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition
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Create new art experiences at the Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition

To call Southeast Asia’s first minimalism exhibition exhaustive would be an understatement. Spanning across two iconic locations – National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum – from now until April 14, Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. is dedicated to experiential and immersive art by celebrated artists from all over the world. Organised by National Gallery Singapore in collaboration with ArtScience Museum, the exhibition presents approximately 150 installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and sound works by over 70 artists and 40 composers. These works push the boundaries and definitions of Minimalism, championing the art of less is more. They allow viewers to create new experiences and discover the rich possibilities that emerge from the relationship between the art object, the space around it, and themselves. Not just for minimalists and art enthusiasts, the exhibition also makes a great photo opportunity for maximalists and selfie junkies. A treat for the eyes, works by heavy hitters such as Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Frank Stella and Kim Lim, amongst others, provide the perfect backdrop for an Instagram post. But looking beyond the surface, trace the development and legacies of Minimalism from the 1950s to the present day in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The exhibition is filled with works that explore various ideas of presence and absence, with many drawing on Asian philosophies such as Zen Buddhism. Each artist takes a distinct approac

The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore
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The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore

Are you sick and tired of conventional cinemas? If the answer’s yes, then it’s time to escape those stuffy, cold theatre walls and hit up these alfresco movie spots in Singapore. Grab some popcorn – buttered or unsalted, that’s up to you – and strap in for a blockbuster night under a blanket of stars. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming movies in Singapore and the best alternative cinemas in Singapore

The best upcoming movies in Singapore
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The best upcoming movies in Singapore

With some of the biggest titles slated to debut in cinemas this year – we're talking the reboots of Disney's The Lion King and Aladdin, superhero flicks Captain Marvel, Dark Phoenix and Avengers: Endgame, as well as the highly anticipated sequels of It, Zombieland and The Lego Movie – 2019 is looking bright for the movies. And January is kicking things off with plenty of action-packed movies and feel-good films. From yet another Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly comedy flick to thrillers and dramas, add these hottest movies to your list of things to do this month. RECOMMENDED:  The best alternative cinemas in Singapore and the best outdoor cinemas in Singapore

Latest film reviews and releases

Second Act
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Second Act

In cinemas January 3

The Mule
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The Mule

In cinemas January 10

On The Basis Of Sex
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On The Basis Of Sex

In cinemas January 10

Escape Room
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Escape Room

In cinemas January 10

Instant Family
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Instant Family

In cinemas January 10

Time Out says
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The Upside
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The Upside

In cinemas January 17

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The best museums in Singapore
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The best alternative cinemas in Singapore
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The best alternative cinemas in Singapore

The best contemporary art galleries in Singapore
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The best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore
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The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore

The best free museums in Singapore
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The best free museums in Singapore

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