What’s on this weekend: 20 – 21 January 2018

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Gaze at street art from around the world
Art makes the leap from the streets to the museum in Art from the Streets, Southeast Asia’s biggest street art retrospective. Exhibiting at Singapore Art Week, it features over 200 projects, paintings, installations and sketches by some of the world’s best-known street artists such as Banksy, Shepherd Fairy, Invader, JR and Vhils. Learn the history of street art, from its countercultural beginnings to its current incarnation as an urban art form.

From now until 3 June 2017, 10am – 7pm daily, ArtScience Museum. Click here for more information.

Explore the complexities of childhood
Also on exhibit as part of Singapore Art Week, IS ANYONE HOME? explores childhood through the eyes of six different children through mixed media artwork. Aimed at promoting inclusiveness, the artworks encourage curiosity and imagine a future where children of all abilities can grow and learn together.

From now until 31 January 2018, 10am – 7pm, Stamford Gallery, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore. Learn more here.

Catch a special orchestra-meets-film screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Revel in the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score live, while the movie plays on a 40-foot high-definition screen. This special orchestra and film screening is the second in the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. Featuring over 80 musicians, this is a treat that Potterheads won’t want to miss!

19 & 20 January 2018, 7pm, Esplanade Theatre. Get your tickets here.

Check out a street festival in the heart of Kampong Glam
Expect plenty of good vibes at the fifth edition of Aliwal Urban Art Festival this Saturday. Let dance group ScrachMarcs wow you with their moves, go on a street art tour of Kampong Glam, watch skaters show off their tricks, and enjoy live performances from rapper Mean, indie pop band Sobs, psychedelic rockers Bakers in Space and more. Check out the full schedule here.

20 January 2018, 5pm onwards, Aliwal Arts Centre. Click here for more information.

Get your fill of art and culture all day and all night
Expect over 30 art and cultural events, performances and installations when the Light to Night Festival returns to the Civic District this weekend. Highlights include an interactive artwork that tells the story of Singapore using the Malayan tiger, an immersive exhibition that transforms your reflection into various beings, artist talks, tours and even stage readings of classics like 1984 and The Great Gatsby. Registration is required for some events.

19 – 28 January 2018, 10am – midnight, Civic District. Check out the official website for the full programme.

Create a cute origami puppy
Mark the Year of the Dog with a special craft activity and take home your own adorable origami puppy.

From now until 11 March 2018, 11am – 6pm, PIP’s PLAYbox. Find out more here.

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