You’ve probably got your hands full of Chinese New Year goodies and duties this week. No? Take some time to visit new exhibits up around town, from night tours at State of Motion 2019 to revisiting old flames with Off Centre. If you’ve not much else to do, check out some parties – classical house music and drag performances – in the interim.

Of Fear and Longing: Art Exhibition Tours

Are you intrigued with all things horror? Step into an interactive tour led by the Asian Film Archive and their collaborator, the performance artist ila, and you may just get to know yourself a little better. Of Fear and Longing takes guests on anxiety-inducing night tour of exhibitions by artists such as Heman Chong and Ho Tzu Nyen, with two themes to choose between. ‘Fear’ utilises its namesake as a medium, exploring shared fears and anxieties to reveal more about our inner selves. ‘Longing’ delves deeper into why the horror genre appeals to so many, and how they act as metaphors in our journey of self-empowerment.

Of Fear and Longing is happening from 1 to 2 February 2019 and 8 to 9 February 2019 at 11 Kampong Bugis. Tickets available here, with 10 tours per night. For more details, check out the event page here.

Off Centre Returns

1993 staging of Off Centre. Photo courtesy of The Necessary Stage

More than 25 years since its premiere in 1993, The Necessary Stage’s Off Centre returns for a much-anticipated encore. The bold remake brings back original actors Abdulattif Abdullah and Sakinah Dollah to resume their original roles, again shedding light of the importance of understanding mental illness and the stigma faced by many in Singapore. Take a friend and start a conversation with this acclaimed landmark play.

Off Centre is happening from 7 to 10 February 2019 and 13 to 17 February 2019 at Victoria Theatre. Tickets available here. For more details, check out the event page here.

Two Queens x Hypermkt Grrls

Two Queens is bringing you a Chinese New Year event that’s probably not going to sit well with your grandparents. Along with a slew of talents like DJ Mc Nara, Amy VDB, Fasha Anderson, and drag queen YeastMonster, make some literal waves and party hard surrounded by the bright lights of Marina Bay. Be sure to snag all the attractive drink deals, with bubbly going at three bottles for $400, 1-for-1 housepour jugs, and more. The first 88 guests to enter get discounted entry and a free shot!

Two Queens X HyperMKT Grrls: CNY Special is happening on 5 and 6 February 2019 at Monti at 1-Pavilion, from 11pm onwards. Tickets available here. For more information, check out their event page here.

The Council presents Rey & Kjavik

Forget Zumba and jogging — work off the New Year chub with a night of hardcore grooving with DJ Rey & Kjavik, the Frankfurt producer known for his mesmerising trance-like tunes and strong pulsating rhythms. Having played at the legendary Burning Man festival, you can bet it’s going to be an electrifying night of thumping beats, featuring delicious basslines and Middle Eastern influences inspired by his travels.

The Council presents Rey & Kjavik is happening on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, from 12am to 4am at TUFF Club. Cover charge is priced $25. For more details, check out the event page here.

Get Rowdy at Chaos In The CBD

If you’re a droning CBD zombie and need some soul pumped back into your veins, bust those office doors open and paint the town red this Friday. Helmed by New Zealandbrothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales, Chaos In The CBD is stealing the spotlight with their version of underground house blended with jazz, so you’ll always have something to bop out to. Spending their time travelling the globe and infecting cities with their contagion, there’s no doubt about the quality of their earworm-inducing beats.

Chaos In The CBD is happening on Friday, 8 February 2019, from 10pm to 3am at Kilo Lounge. Tickets available here. For more details, check out the event page here.