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The Scene What to Do in January 2020: Attend The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, The Singapore Motorshow And More

What to Do in January 2020: Attend The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, The Singapore Motorshow And More

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By Amelia Yeo
January 06, 2020
Here's a line-up of events for you to attend with friends and family this month
Kebaya Homies (Image: Tuckys Photography)
Kebaya Homies (Image: Tuckys Photography)

1/12 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

When Till January 19

What Taking inspiration from Lee Tzu Pheng's poem, My Country and My People, the 16th edition of the theatre festival this year comprises 11 shows, each performed at several different locations, including the production of Kebaya Homies, performed by veteran actors Siti Khalijah Zainal and Aidli Mosbit. 

(Related: A Drink With... Actress Siti Khalijah Zainal)

Guinness World Record holder for parallel parking in the tightest space, Russ Swift, will be returning to the Singapore Motorshow this year to enthral crowds with his impressive driving manoeuvres  from behind the wheel
Guinness World Record holder for parallel parking in the tightest space, Russ Swift, will be returning to the Singapore Motorshow this year to enthral crowds with his impressive driving manoeuvres from behind the wheel

2/12 Singapore Motorshow

When Till January 12 

What More than 30 automotive brands will be showcasing their latest cars at the sixth edition of Singapore's biggest motoring event. Held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event is organised by the Motor Traders Association of Singapore. 

Haw Par Villa Re•Mix (Image: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Kult 3D)
Haw Par Villa Re•Mix (Image: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Kult 3D)

3/12 Re•Mix 2020

When Till January 12 

What Gain a better understanding of Chinese culture through performing and visual arts activities at this festival for youths, organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, including a reimaged Haw Par Villa park in the Central Business District. 

Five Stones (Image: Vincent Twardzik-Ching)
Five Stones (Image: Vincent Twardzik-Ching)
Light to Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities (Image: National Gallery Singapore)
Light to Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities (Image: National Gallery Singapore)

4/12 Singapore Art Week 2020

When January 11 till 19

What During the eighth edition of the country's anchor visual arts season, experience more than 100 events, including the Five Stones public exhibition and annual Light to Night Festival

(Related: 5 Artists That Caught Our Eyes At Singapore Art Week 2019)

Lewis Capaldi (Image: Lushington Entertainments Singapore)
Lewis Capaldi (Image: Lushington Entertainments Singapore)

5/12 Lewis Capaldi

When January 11 

What Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi makes his Singapore debut at the Capitol Theatre for one night only, where he will perform a medley of songs from his album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, including his chart-topping pop ballad Someone You Loved.

Yevgeney Sudbin (Image: Nikolaj Lund)
Yevgeney Sudbin (Image: Nikolaj Lund)

6/12 Piano Recital by Yevgeney Sudbin

When January 11 

What For one night only at the Victoria Concert Hall, Russian-born British concert pianist Yevgeney Sudbin will perform his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's overture of Romeo and Juliet, among many others. 

Finalists of the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize: (from left) Lu Huiyi, May Seah, Yeoh Jo-Ann (who was the eventual winner) and Anittha Thanabalan, with publisher Edmund Wee (centre)
Finalists of the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize: (from left) Lu Huiyi, May Seah, Yeoh Jo-Ann (who was the eventual winner) and Anittha Thanabalan, with publisher Edmund Wee (centre)

7/12 Epigram Books Fiction Prize Gala

When January 16

What It is safe to say that Singapore’s literary scene has been on a steady rise in the past decade. As global audiences grow more curious about literature from Southeast Asia, homegrown authors such as Balli Kaur Jaswal and Rachel Heng have been gaining accolades and making waves on international platforms, casting a notable spotlight on the country’s literary talents.

To acknowledge the efforts of excellent writers, independent publisher Epigram Books will host the Epigram Books Fiction Prize Gala on January 16 at the Conrad Centennial Singapore. The winning manuscript from four shortlisted English-language novels will be announced that evening, with the finalists hailing from the wider Southeast Asian region—a first since the prize debuted four years ago.

Justin Rose
Justin Rose

8/12 54th SMBC Singapore Open

When January 16 to 19

What Olympic medallists Justin Rose (pictured), Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar are among the elite golfers who will be vying for the champion title and prize purse of US$1m at the 54th SMBC Singapore Open. The tournament will be held from January 16 to 19 at Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong Course.

(Image: Marc Chang)
(Image: Marc Chang)

9/12 Singapore International Latin Festival

When January 17 till 19 

What Participate in over 40 dance workshops helmed by world-renowned artists at one of Asia's largest Latin dance festivals. Held at SCAPE, the event features 3-days of Salsa, Bachata, and other Latin dances, proudly organised by En Motion Dance School.

(Related: The Best of Latin American Cuisine At Latinada 2019)

(Image: Ray Tarantino)
(Image: Ray Tarantino)

10/12 Ludovico Einaudi: Seven Days Walking

When January 28 

What Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi will be performing for the first time in Singapore for one night only at the Esplanade Theatre, taking to the stage pieces from his seven-volume project, Seven Days Walking, coupled with atmospheric visual projections to create a multi-sensory immersive experience.

7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove by Toy Factory Productions Singapore
Singapore Chinese Orchestra's music director Tsung Yeh helms  the orchestral concert, Unspoken Melodies—Silent Film Classics in Concert—featuring reimagined classics by the Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton era
Musician Jessica Lu debuts her concert Strings of Time— a celebratory milestone performance that marks two decades of being centrestage
 

11/12 Huayi 2020

When January 31 till February 9

What Celebrate Singapore's multicultural heritage at the annual Chinese festival of arts. This edition will include a newly commissioned theatre piece, 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove, which is staged by Toy Factory Productions and stars veteran thespians such as Nelson Chia. 

(Image: Australian Chamber of Commerce)
(Image: Australian Chamber of Commerce)

12/12 ANZ Australia Day Ball

When February 8

What The Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore will host the annual ANZ Australia Day Ball at the Swissotel the Stamford on February 8. The organisation’s anchor black‑tie event of the year will bring together the Australian, Singaporean and broader expatriate communities for an evening of revelry.

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