With January gradually getting closer every day, it’s out with the old and in with the new as we enter 2018. Luckily for us, the coming month is jam-packed with everything you need to keep boredom at bay. So gear up to have some fun, because whether you’re keeping an eye out for the hippest upcoming marathon or wondering when oppa is coming on tour, there’s something for everyone to begin the year on a high note. Scroll through the gallery for the must-go events of the month.
“The Invincible 2” Jay Chou Concert Tour 2018
The King of Mandopop will be back for part two of his “The Invincible” Concert Tour. Having sold out every single show in the first part of his tour, Jay Chou and his powerful team of musicians and dancers will return to perform at the National Stadium on January 6. Expect to be charmed by Jay’s classic and new hits in this one-night only affair! Grab tickets here.
Image: The Invincible 2 Jay Chou Concert Tour 2018 Facebook
Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour
Whether or not you’re into alternative rock music, you’ve probably heard of Imagine Dragons – the band behind anthemic tracks like “Demons”, “Radioactive” and “Warriors”. The multi-platinum, Grammy-award winners will be bringing their Evolve World Tour here to Singapore on January 7 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in support of their third album, Evolve. Grab your tickets here.
Image: Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour Facebook
Singapore Art Week 2018
It’s all about the Arts as Singapore Art Week takes center stage between January 17 to 28. Expect art fairs, talks, film screenings, art exhibits and galleries popping up. The annual festival is larger than ever in its eighth edition, with Art Stage Singapore as its centerpiece – an art fair that combines works from over 100 galleries all over Southeast Asia.
Other highlights include the Light To Night Festival, which celebrates the Civic District by lighting it up with multimedia installations, live performances and a Festival Food Street. DISINI is also a must see at Gillman Barracks, featuring outdoor sculptures and murals.
Be sure to check out galleries and museums like the ArtScience Museum and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, as well as heritage spots like Little India for special exhibits during this time. Find out more at https://www.artweek.sg/.
Image: Singapore Art Week Official Website
World Snack Fair 2018
From January 19 to 21, you can head down to the World Snack Fair at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, where thousands of snacks from all over the world will be available for purchase!
Grab a free sample of Doraemon Yoghurt at the front entrance before making your way to the character cafes or checking out the cosplay competition. And of course, shop till you drop at the five snack zones: Japan, Korea, Euro, Australia and Asia (includes Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and the Philippines).
Image: World Snack Fair 2018 Facebook
Foster the People Live in Singapore
Foster The People have come a long way since they first burst onto the indie scene with “Pumped Up Kicks”. Headlining tours in stadiums worldwide and rocking at massive international music festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella, the band is no stranger to thrilling audiences. Armed with hits from their newest album Sacred Hearts Club, the quartet will be performing at Zepp@BIGBOX on January 20. Grab your tickets here.
Image: Foster The People · Live in Singapore Facebook
2018 Wild KARD Tour In Singapore
Touring internationally and topping charts even before their debut, KARD has taken the Kpop world by storm with bops like “Don’t Recall”, “Oh NaNa” and “Hola Hola”. The co-ed group is made up of male rappers BM and J.Seph and female vocalists Jeon Ji Woo and Jeon So Min – a quartet that boasts high energy, chart-topping melodies and choreography that has captured the eyes of fans and critics alike. They’ll be performing at Zepp@BIGBOX on January 21, and there’s no reason for you to miss this highly anticipated show. Grab your tickets here.
Image: MyMusicTaste Facebook
Clean Bandit Live In Singapore
Catch Grammy award winners Clean Bandit at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on January 22 as they kick off their I Miss You Tour 2018. The Electronic-Classical trio consists of strings player Grace Chatto and brothers Jack (bass, guitar, keyboard and piano) and Luke Patterson (drums), the global sensations behind monster hits like ‘Rather Be’, ‘Rockabye’ and ‘Symphony’. What’s more, local pop sensations The Sam Willows will be opening the show! Grab your tickets here.
Image: Aureus Productions Facebook
Pokémon Run Carnival Singapore 2018
This one’s for the Pokémon fans! Grab your friends and family on January 27 and head down to the Marina Barrage for a race at this fun themed run, complete with Pokémon zones and inflatable obstacles. Try being a trainer for a day at the Pokémon carnival area, where you can immerse yourself in games and activities. Each registration comes with a goodie bag full of Pokémon goodies, so don’t miss your chance and claim your spot here.
Image: Pokémon Run Carnival Singapore 2018 Facebook
Super Junior World Tour "Super Show 7" In Singapore
ELFs rejoice! After two years, Super Junior is making their highly-anticipated return to Singapore with their seventh world tour, Super Show 7. Get ready to see the magic on January 27 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, as these shining stars take you on a one-night only visual and aural spectacle. Singapore is the first overseas stop of their tour, so we’re very excited to see them perform tracks off their eighth album Play, as well as fan favourite hits from over the years. Super Junior is known to put up a high-energy show, so better come with a full stomach so you can party with them! Grab your tickets here.
Image: ONE Production Facebook
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Back for its eighth year in Singapore, the wildly popular indie festival promises to start off your year with a bang. Indulge in 14 hours of nonstop music, food and visual fanfare on January 27 by letting your hair down at Gardens By The Bay. This year’s lineup includes Billie Eilish, Bonobo and Slowdive among many rising stars in music. Grab your tickets here.
Image: Laneway Festival Singapore Instagram
Global Face Art Singapore
Perfect for makeup junkies or anybody keen to learn more about the magic of makeup, Global Face Art is the place to be on January 30 and 31. Held at the Capitol Theatre, makeup experts from all over the world will gather to share their experiences and professional tips in the fields of beauty, fashion, theater, SFX, TV, film and even body art. Guests will include the likes of Jabe from France (beauty), Howard Berger from the US (SFX & film) and Amazing Jiro from Japan (facepainting).
Image: Kryolan Professional Makeup Official Website