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This Week: Harujuku Style, SMU Film Fest

Events - 25 January 2010 9:23 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

This Week: Harujuku Style, SMU Film Fest

Monday, 25 January


100 Icons

Discover the origins and design evolution of some of Singapore's most familiar visual icons through static and interactive displays. The exhibition marks the first effort by The Design Society to compile and document Singapore's modern design history. Free admission.

Until 29 January, National Library Building Level One Plaza.

Singapore Short Film Awards screenings

These awards will fete the best local short film produced in 2009. Watch all those in contention everyday from today until 31 January, when the awards will be handed out. Entry by donation.

Until 31 January, The Substation Theatre.

TANGS Japanese Pop-up Store

A one-stop shop for Japanese street fashion brings you some of the latest styles and designs from 11 brands of the Harajuku and Ginza ilk. Labels such as Urban Research, Beauty & Youth United Arrows, COEN, MOMOTARO JEANS and KBF are among those featured.

Until 31 January, PlayLab at TANGS Orchard.


Tuesday, 26 January



An exhibition of the works of Australian artist Natalya Hughes, initiated during a two-month residency in Singapore. Engaging a personal stock of imagery as well as forms and ornamental motifs sourced here, the works trace the incongruous experiences of being immersed in an unfamiliar environment and the difficulty of attempting to locate oneself therein. Free admission.

Until 4 February, at The Substation Gallery.

Centerpoint Lunar New Year Fair

From today until 4 February, there will be a Chinese New Year Flower Fair, by Robinsons, at The Centrepoint. While you’re there, find out how you can win shopping vouchers, and even a car!

Until 4 February, at The Centrepoint.

Andrew Bird ‘Live’

American musician Andrew Bird is known for being a multi-instrumentalist who may fluctuate between the violin, guitar, glockenspiel, pre-recorded sound samples and loop pedal, among others. His songs are coloured by his interest in a wide range of musical styles and traditions, and his performances reflect his left-of-centre take on things, and his penchant for quirky lyrics and whistling. Tickets from $40 to $60.

Tuesday only, at Esplanade Concert Hall.


Wednesday, 27 January


Room on the Broom

A British production of the beloved children’s story of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. About a witch, her cat, her broom and the perils of broom hitch-hiking. Tickets from $38 to $58. 

Until 31 January, at DBS Arts Centre.

Impossible 4D Prediction, part 2

Illusionists JC Sum and ‘Magic Babe’ Ning follow up on their bold attempt to predict lottery numbers. Tonight, from 6.30pm, see for yourself, as lottery numbers are revealed ‘live’, whether the pair’s week-old prediction rings true.

Wednesday only, at The Boiler Room, St James Power Station.

Journey of Love

A mini-photo exhibition, featuring works by Ling Ziyi Rebecca and Poh Yong Hui Pamela, which explores different interpretations of love. Free admission. Held in conjunction with Re:Kindle Love, an original Mandarin dinner-theatre musical by Ko-Nen Creative at The Arts House from 5 to 14 February.

Until 15 February, at The Arts House.


Thursday, 28 January


Eternity by Fuchsia Lane

Showcase featuring a series of eight gowns, to celebrate art in fashion and weddings. It aims to highlight Asia’s rich wedding cultures and shed new light on ‘wearable art’. Free admission. You may bid for gowns and jewellery, which are up for auction, with proceeds going to good causes.

Until 16 February, at ION Orchard Art Gallery.

Mini Orchard Road Parade

Held in conjunction with the Chingay Parade, this is the first of four outdoor mini-parades to be held in January. It will feature dancers from a multi-ethnic, contemporary performing group, stilt walkers, as well as cosplay and pop culture characters.

Thursday only, along Orchard Road, from ION Orchard to Meritus Mandarin hotel.


BoysLikeGirls concert

American pop-rock band BoysLikeGirls play this gig at the brand-new Resorts World on Sentosa. The band is known for the hit singles The Great Escape, Hero/Heroine and Thunder. Tickets from $78 to $98.

Thursday only, at Resorts World Sentosa.


Friday, 29 January


Spinning Singapore

Arguably the largest static cycling event in Singapore, this event invites participants to join in a 50-minute ‘spinning’ workout. Part of the proceeds from the event goes to the Society for the Physically Disabled. Registration costs $40.66, including GST.

Until 31 January, at Downtown East.

SMU Film Festival

Themed “PSYCH!”, this year’s SMU Film Festival opens with local filmmaker Han Yew Kwang’s 18 Grams of Love and closes with the documentary Afghan Star. The festival includes feature films, shorts and documentaries, and aims to showcase local works, as well as little-seen productions. Free admission.

Until 6 February, at Singapore Management University.


Amit 'Live'

Taiwanese megastar Amei, going under a new persona based on her aboriginal name, Amit, rocks the house in this stop of her current world tour. Due to overwhelming response, the one-night-only event now consists of two shows. Tickets from $88 to $168.

Until 30 January, at Singapore Indoor Stadium.