Highlights of the Singapore Night Festival 2014

Highlights of the Singapore Night Festival 2014

The Singapore Night Festival returns this year at the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct from Aug 22 to 23 and Aug 29 and 30.

Performances and activities will take place between 7pm and 2am.

This year's theme, Bold and Beautiful, features more than 130 activities across 10 venues.

Organised by the National Museum of Singapore, this year's festival - like past editions - will include spectacular light installations and live performances.

The Night Festival is expected to see around 500,000 over both weekends.

Visit www.sgnightfest.sg for more details.

Here are some highlights of the festival:

1. Earth Harp

What: Musician William Close will transform the National Museum into a giant harp. Close has worked on other architectural sites, such as the Colosseum in Rome. The closing weekend with Austrian acrobatic troupe Phoenix will feature aerial stunts and a pyrotechnic show.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Front Lawn

When: Tonight, and next Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm to 11.45pm

2. Alsos* and Dresses of Memory

What: Armenian church will host two works: Alsos* by Scenoscosme (left), an interactive outdoor installation made of fluorescent flowers that emit musical notes when you wave flashlights at them, and Taegon Kim's Dresses of Memory (right), which consists of full-length dresses made from 40km of fibre optic cables.

Where: Armenian Church

When: Tonight, and next Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm to 2am; Sunday to Thursday, 7.30pm to 11pm

3. Afro Jogets

What: Peranakan Museum and The Substation join forces to present music by The Main Wayang Co being played alongside afrobeats by Afrobeat Orchestra, as well as Indonesian keronchong music alongside Jamaican ska beats.

Where: Armenian Street, Main Stage

When: Next Friday and Saturday, 8 to 9pm

4. Singapore Pro Wrestling

What: Watch a wrestling match at a live ring set up in the middle of Armenian Street. There will be three fights each night featuring male and female local wrestlers.

Where: Armenian Street

When: Next Friday and Saturday, 10.15pm to 10.45pm and 11.15pm to 11.45pm

5. Festival Village

What: Snack on pulled pork buns and cheese steaks at a chill-out area known as the Festival Village, located across the road from The Cathay. Those who prefer dessert can feast on duriam creme brulee and Dutch pancakes.

Where: Cathay Green

When: Tonight, and next Friday and Saturday, 7pm to 2am

 

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