Singapore International Festival Of The Arts - Events To Explore Spaces You Won't Usually Visit

Joy Ou (The Smart Local)

March 27, 2018

Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018


Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 is back in town, with activities that’ll be letting you explore obscure locations that are not normally accessible to public, as well as low-key areas in SG you might have never thought of visiting.

Whether you simply love exploring or have a great interest in all things artsy - or both -, here are 3 events to check out that anyone can enjoy.

P.S: Some of these events are free!

 1. Watch The Greatest Showman come to life for free

For those of you who still can’t get over Zac Efron and Zendaya’s romance in The Greatest Showman, feed your movie withdrawal symptoms with ...Sodade…, an aerial circus all the way from the wonderful land of crêpes and baguettes.

Watch as the protagonists attempt to rewrite the stars and tell the tale of impossible longing - all while teetering precariously on a tightrope, showing just how much life’s one big balancing act.

Date/Time: 27 - 29 Apr 2018
7.30PM & 9.30PM
Sat & Sun
7PM & 9:30PM
Venue: Empress Lawn
Price: Free

 2. Enter the unseen passageways of the former Supreme Court

We might be familiar with National Gallery Singapore as the home of gorgeous installations and IG-worthy exhibitions, but not many know that what used to be the Old Supreme Court that witnessed hearings of offences - some punishable by death.

0600 takes you on an interactive mixed-media tour, imagining the voices of those that would have been involved in death penalty cases. Inspired by interviews and coverage on some of the most high-profile cases in Singapore, participants will get to visit the former Supreme Court’s holding cells, to a hidden trap-door that led those on trial to the courtrooms.

Date/Time: Performances take place on selected dates from 27th Apr 2018 - 12th  May 2018. For the full schedule, click here.

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 1
Price: $20*

Get your tickets here.

*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors

 3. Enjoy a chill night in town with these International Jazz Day shows

Watch The Play Den at The Arts House transform into a cosy jazz club, featuring acts like the acclaimed Christy’s Communication Artists and local powerhouse Alemay Fernandez. Jazz aficionados wouldn’t wanna miss the international acts that’ll be there too, including Malaysia’s WVC Jazz Ensemble and Australia’s Deixa.

Plus, this spot is located near the CBD, so sit back and relax with your pals with a glass of wine, and let the music take over.

Jazz at Play I
28 Apr 2018 (Saturday) | 9PM

Jazz at Play II
29 Apr 2018,  (Sunday) | 8PM

Jazz at Play III
30 Apr 2018, (Monday) | 8PM

Venue: Play Den, Festival House
Price: $25*

Get your tickets here
*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors

Note: Alcohol will only be served to those aged 18 and above, so remember to bring your identity cards.

 4. Discover hidden spaces at SIFA 2018

You don’t need to be all artsy fartsy to appreciate SIFA’s seemingly endless line-up. Good news for students, NSFs and seniors - you get to enjoy ticketed events at a 20% discount! SIFA will run from 26 April - 12 May 2018, so you’ll definitely be able to fit in a visit despite your busy schedule.

For the full calendar of events, click here.
Visit The Smart Local to read the full article here.

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