This is the festival’s 10th edition, so you bet the stakes are high at South East Asia’s biggest Japanese Pop Culture event. J-pop, anime, cosplay and gaming fans can expect specially-curated, Singapore-exclusive anniversary initiatives such as a celebrity red carpet event, and an online star-studded charity auction. Get a glimpse of stars such as Tokimeki Jump and YuNi, the world’s first virtual singer along with a stellar lineup for the I Love Anisong Concerts, and catch celebrity cosplayers such Angie and Hakken at the World Cosplay Summit Singapore Preliminaries.
No time for that romantic getaway to France? Schlep to Ion Art and Ion Sky to the Virtually Versailles digital exhibition to soak in French culture, art and history. You heard us right. Thanks to an immersive and interactive technology, visitors are teleported to the iconic Palace of Versailles to discover the wonders of the finest in French art, culture and history dating from the 17th century to today. Meander through the digital palace via a multimedia gallery, get lost in 360-degree views of the Palace rooms, or even cycle through the manicured gardens…virtually, of course.
Up your street cred at Culture Cartel 2018, Asia’s first-of-its-kind street culture convention where the different subcultures of art, toys, tattoo, and fashion come to play. Visitors can expect panel discussion sessions about street culture, as well as live stage performances by local musicians such as rapper Masia and Eden DJ. Take a look at special exhibitions, including a private collection exhibition featuring KAWS and Bearbrick from local collectors, and witness a showdown between local and regional tattoo artists, giving visitors a chance to see the best tattoos created over the convention weekend.
Dec 1-2, at the F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, S038975. Tickets from $20. For more info, visit https://culturecartel.com/.
Go green at LOOP, Singapore’s first ever plastic-free pop-up event, bringing together over 100 local craft makers, food and beverage vendors and beauty companies that focus on eco-friendly products. Visitors can visit a farmers’ market with live cooking stations, and also sign up for experiential workshops to make your own chopsticks from discarded wood, and learn calligraphy using eco-friendly ink. ‘Tis the perfect time to gather your family and friends for a jolly good time.
Here’s how you can make your Christmas home party a little fancier, perhaps with foie gras terrine from db Bistro & Oyster Bar, handmade pastas from Nostra Cucina or yakitori tare sauce from Adrift? You’ll be spoilt for choice with this wide array of festive goodies from MBS’ 12 signature restaurants available here. Snag branded merchandise and autographed cookbooks that’ll make perfect gifts. Parents can shop in peace with a dedicated area for kids, including an arts & craft corner, a bouncy castle, photo opps with Santa Claus and carollers belting out classic Christmas tunes.
Look forward to jaw-dropping acrobatic stunts by competitive gymnasts, trampolinists, and free runners at The Yard, Singapore’s biggest gymnastics and urban sports arena. Parents of little ones, don’t fret - there’ll also be Christmas Camps held over the holidays to introduce them to gymnastics.
Dec 2, The Yard, 10 Science Centre Road #01-03 Bestway Centre, S609079. Tickets from $10, admission is free for children under 3. For more info, visit https://www.theyard.sg/xmas2018/.