What’s On: Jan-Feb

Welcome the New Year with a fresh calendar of exciting events - singalong to Jim Morrison’s best tracks at The Doors Reimagined, take the kids to fun plays at KidsFest! 2020, watch the world’s top golfers in action at SMBC Singapore Open, and join the multicultural spectacle of the Chingay Parade.

8 – 19 Jan
Singapore Fringe Festival
Various locations
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual arts festival of thought-provoking theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media by international and local artists. This year’s theme is “My Country and My People”. singaporefringe.com

Light to Night comes to the Civic District

10 – 19 Jan
Light to Night Festival
Civic District
This year’s festival takes on the theme “Invisible Cities”, drawing inspiration from the novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino. Visitors can contemplate literature as they enjoy artworks that evolve from day to night.

17 Jan
Bon Iver – Live In Singapore
The Star Theatre
Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The iconic indie outfit from Eau Claire, Wisconsin will be showcasing their unique sound, and songs from their recently released fourth album, titled i,i. Tickets from $89, Sistic.

SMBC Singapore Open

16 – 19 Jan
SMBC Singapore Open
Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club
The SMBC Singapore Open returns with some of the world’s top golfers. England’s Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson from Sweden and American Matt Kuchar – the gold, silver and bronze medallists respectively at the Rio 2016 Olympics – are the star players in this US$1 million event. Tip: kids under 12 can watch the event for free. smbcsingaporeopen.com

Chingay Parade 

31 Jan – 1 Feb
Chingay Parade
F1 Pit Building
Chingay 2020 is themed “Colours in Harmony” – expect a dynamic, rainbow-hued showcase of Singapore’s multiculturalism and diversity. About 6,000 volunteer performers will be involved in the vibrant floats and performances, which include a flying dragon, lights, lasers, fireworks, stilt walkers and art displays. chingay.org.sg

Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

31 Jan – 10 Feb
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Usher in the Year of Rat with performances by Chinese artists or take your little one along to Parent-Child Workshops, designed for families to learn more about Chinese music, drama and craft. Check the website for details. esplanade.com

29 Jan – 16 Feb
Kidsfest! 2020
Victoria Theatre
Annual children’s theatre festival, KidsFest! is back with The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, and Mr Men and Little Miss by Roger Hargreaves. kidsfest.com.sg

Justin Burford sings The Doors biggest hits

7 – 8 Feb
The Doors – Reimagined
Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
An orchestral concert, weaving through the songs of the revered band, The Doors – including Light My Fire, Touch Me, LA Woman, Riders on the Storm, Break on Through, and more. Bringing the collective memory of Morrison to life for this special occasion is End of Fashion frontman, Justin Burford.

Hamburg Ballet – The Lady of Camellias

21 – 23 Feb
Hamburg Ballet – The Lady of Camellias
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
The Hamburg Ballet presents one of choreographer John Neumeier’s most beloved works. This unconventional ballet performance tells the tragic tale of Marguerite, a beautiful courtesan secretly suffering from tuberculosis, whose life takes a turn when she falls in love. esplanade.com

Singapore Urban Polo 2020

22 Feb
Singapore Urban Polo 2020 – Presented by FWD Insurance
Marina Bay South
Set against the iconic Marina Bay Sands, this polo event offers a collision of sporting adrenaline and great music, as top polo players compete alongside beats from Singapore’s leading DJs. Put on oversized sunnies and get ready to stomp the divots, view some of the world’s best polo players in action and enjoy the finer things in life. Tickets at urbanpolo.com.sg