10 Events in January to kick start 2018

TL;DR – What better way to start the year?

From concerts and festivals to exhibitions and marathons, there are heaps of events in January to start of the year on a good note.

Have a fantastic 2018 ahead!

1. Singapore Art Week 2018

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From exhibitions and performances to graffiti art and film screenings, Singapore Art Week 2018 is an annual festival in celebration of art. Organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board, it is a visual arts extravaganza with more than 100 installations happening including a range of home-grown, regional and international art. If art is your jam or updating your ‘gram, there will be heaps to enjoy at this 12-day event.

Date: 17 – 28 January 2018
Website: https://www.artweek.sg 

2. EarthFest 2018
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If you have not heard of EarthFest, it’s time you check it out. Bringing to you its 3rd edition this year, EarthFest is an eco-carnival that is all about sustainability and fun. From a food fair to a Farmer’s Market to talks and screenings, there are over 100 stalls to explore in one of the most sustainable venues in the world, Marina Barrage.

Date: 14 January 2018
Time: 11am – 4:30pm
Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Website: http://earthfestsingapore.com/

3. World Snack Fair 2018
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Do you love your snacks and enjoy trying different ones when you travel? World Snack Fair 2018 is the LARGEST snack fair ever and for 3 consecutive days, you can sample thousands of snacks from Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia and Asia. We’re getting hungry already!

Date: 19 to 21 January 2018
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/125975731396631/

4. Music For A Cause 2018
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Organised by Love Action Project, Music For A Cause is a two-day music festival that aims to raise awareness and funds for welfare organisations. In support of local musicians and community, there is also a flea market and F&B booths, so you can enjoy good food while basking in the good vibes.

Date: 20 January 2018
Address: Singapore Management University, Campus Green
Website: http://mfacsg.com/

 5. Run For Hope 2018
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If one of your new year resolutions is to exercise more, why not do it for a good cause? Join Run For Hope and help raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Run For Hope has been operating for more than 30 years and it is the longest running cancer awareness run in Singapore. Go for the 10 km if you are an avid runner or for a shorter run, join the 3.5 km!

When: 21 January 2018
Address: Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Website: http://www.runforhope.sg/

6. Clean Bandit Live in Singapore
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It’s time to start singing along to ‘Rockabye’ and ‘Symphony’. With over 13 million singles and 1.6 million albums sold worldwide, Clean Bandit will be bringing to you it’s refreshing and unique sounds – think, a mix of dance beats, electronic synths and mashups of classical music – this January.

Address: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Website: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cclean0118 

7. Pokémon Run Carnival 2018
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I choose You! If you are a Pokémon fan or have friends still into training and searching for Pokéballs, this event is for you. Enjoy an awesome Pokémon journey by running along the waterfront while collecting Pokéballs and stopping for photos with various Pokémon. We’re expecting a large crowd again, since last year’s edition drew as many as 6000 participants! 

Date: 27 January 2018
Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Website: http://pokemonrun.com/sg/

8. St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2018
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Returning this year on 27 January 2018 is Singapore’s biggest indie music festival – Laneway Festival! The Australia-originated fest held will be featuring notable artists including Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Bonobo and the returning hero Mac Demarco.

Date: 27 January 2018
Address: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay
Website: http://singapore.lanewayfestival.com

9. Chinatown Chinese New Year 2018 Light-Up
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Usher the Year of the Dog in Chinatown with the Chinese New Year Celebrations. An annual celebration, the Official Light Up and Opening Ceremony marks the opening of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018. The 7 weeks of street lights will stretch along the streets of Chinatown and feature both traditional and contemporary designs and other art installations. With a stunning display of handmade lanterns, fireworks, firecrackers and festive performances, the annual celebration is organised to bring both locals and tourists together.

Date: 27 January to 16 March 2018
Address: Various
Website: www.chinatownfestivals.sg

10. Global Face Art 2018
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Calling ALL makeup junkies! Whether you are a fan of makeup tutorials on youtube or you are a professional makeup artist in the field, this event is for you. Global Face Art 2018 is organised to bring together world-renowned and award-winning makeup artists to share their expertise and skills from the fields of beauty, fashion, theater, SFX, TV & film as well as body art. You’ll leave this two-day event enthralled and inspired by the world of makeup!

Date: 30 to 31 January 2018
Address: The Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Website: https://us.kryolan.com/gfa

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Author: Lynette K

Taking on the world on Cocktails, Coffee and Carbs.


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