Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE CULTURE -

Very Spe­cial Arts Sin­ga­pore is a lo­cal char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing artis­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. To cel­e­brate its 25th an­niver­sary,VSA has part­nered with Pan Pa­cific Sin­ga­pore to present “Hail, Chi­nese Cul­ture!”, a group ex­hi­bi­tion that show­cases mixed me­dia paint­ings based on Chi­nese po­ems p by Chng Seok Tin and ink paint­ings by Teresa Tan and Lee Mun Choong. TILL 20 MARCH Multi-con­cept restau­rant, creative work­shop and gallery, SPRMRKT has launched launc its first-ever cul­tural show­case, SPRMRKT Viet­nam. This three-month long mini fes­ti­val will high­light the coun­try’s flavours, art, de­sign and be­yond, with the help of bou­tique brands and a en­trepreneurs like Authen­tique, which up­holds the fine crafts tra­di­tions of Viet­nam, and so­cial so­cia en­ter­prise One4One, which de­vel­ops sus­tain­able liveli­hood projects and ac­tiv­i­ties to help fam­i­lies in poverty. 4 MARCH Two more queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are de­scend­ing upon our shores— Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls, the larger-than-life fi­nal­ists of sea­son eight. Ex­pect a show­down of un­apolo­getic un­apolo­get jokes and crazy com­edy skits, as well as bold per­for­mances of your favourite dance-pop hits at Kal­lang The­atre. T 8-18 MARCH Some­thing for the en­tire fam­ily, the Sin­ga­pore Fes­ti­val of Fun re­turns this year as a nine-day ex­trav­a­ganza span­ning a Nick­elodeon Fi­esta, Street Fest and In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val around aro the Clarke Quay dis­trict. Look out for lots of en­ter­tain­ing buskers and street per­form­ers too. 14 MARCH Fifth Har­mony is bring­ing their sexy swag­ger to Zepp@BigBox Sin­ga­pore—think hit dance-pop chart top­pers like “Work from Home”, “All In My Head (Flex)” and “That’s My Girl”. And if you’re not the danc­ing type, this free-stand­ing con­cert has a Chill Zone for you to just, well, chill in. 22-25 MARCH One of the most mean­ing­ful events of the year, the True Colours Fes­ti­val is Asia Pa­cific’s first and largest-ever cel­e­bra­tion of artistes with dis­abil­i­ties, held at the Sin­ga­pore gp In­door Sta­dium. Be­yond y in­spir­ing p gp per­for­mances by y 15 p per­form­ers and troupes from around the world, there will also be an Arts and Dis­abil­ity In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence 2018—the first in ASEAN—at the Ma­rina Bay

Sands Con­ven­tion Cen­tre and En­abling Vil­lage next door.

Clock­wise from left:

A Teresa Tan mas­ter­piece at “Hail, Chi­nese Cul­ture!”. Naomi Smalls of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Fifth Har­mony. A piece from Richard Stre­it­mat­ter-Tran’s “Prophilia” ex­hi­bi­tion at SPRMRKT Viet­nam. Dancers Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei for the True Colours Fes­ti­val. Saigon Art­book at SPRMRKT Viet­nam.

RuPaul Drag Race’s Kim Chi

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