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Singapore Night Festival 2016

The highly anticipated Singapore Night Festival returns this August for its ninth edition to light the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct up.

This year's Night Festival has something for everyone – be it performances, light installations, music, food galore, market places, workshops, and a myriad of activities at the heart of the republic's arts and heritage district.

Here are the top 12 events not to be missed:

Invasion by Close-Act (Netherlands)

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Invasion by Close-Act (The Netherlands). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

A mythical world comes to life with large-sized animals wandering among the crowds and a prehistoric bird soaring high. When chaos ensues, will you run away or be immersed in this magical atmosphere?

Showtimes: 26-27 August 9.45pm, 11.30pm
Venue: Front lawn, National Museum of Singapore (NMS)
Cost: Free

House of Curiosities by Sweet Tooth (Singapore)

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House of Curiosities by Sweet Tooth by Cake. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Be entertained by this 2-hour long theatrical performance with mechanical props, and a magic show. It's based on the story of The Mechanical Heart about the adventure of Professor Chambers, a celebrated explorer and inventor, and his son, Christopher.

Showtimes: 19-20, 26-27 August 6pm, 8.30pm, 11pm
Venue: Cathay Green (field opposite The Cathay)
Cost: $16/adult, $13/concession from SISTIC

Journey featuring soundtrack by Ed Carter by NOVAK (United Kingdom)

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JOURNEY by Novak, ft soundtrack by Ed See (UK). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Catch the interpretations of Jules Verne's seven novels in this magical and dynamic projection-mapping show fitting the facade of Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Check out full programme here.

Showtimes:
19-20, 26-27 August 7.30pm-2am
21-25 August 7.30pm-11pm
Venue: SAM
Cost: Free

KEYFRAMES by Groupe LAPS (France)

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KEYFRAMES by Groupe LAPS (France). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Catch this installation of 98 LED figures with various body movements on the National Museum's facade.

Showtimes:
19-20, 26-27 August 7.30pm-2am
21-25 August 7.30pm-11pm
Venue: Facade of NMS
Cost: Free

The Bloc Party@Armenian Street (Singapore)

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The Bloc Party @ Armenian Street. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Armenian Street will be closed over both weekends to host a street festival. Highlights include Rrready to Rrrumble! and The Peranakan Museum Variety Show. Do visit Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery and Beadwork in the Peranakan World for free. Find out more here.

Showtimes: 19-20, 26-27 August 7.30pm-2am
Venue: Armenian Street
Cost: Free

Suaveciclo by VJ Suave (Brazil)

Suaveciclo by VJ Suave
Suaveciclo by VJ Suave. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Be mesmerised by the characters from animated stories projected from a tricycle. It'll be a playful interactive with the public.

Showtimes: 26-27 August
7.30pm – 8.15pm: NMS to PoMo
9.00pm – 9.45pm: PoMo to National Design Centre
10.45pm – 11.30pm: National Design Centre to NMS

Will the Night Away! by Centre Stage of the Arts (Singapore)

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Will the Night Away! by Centre Stage of the Arts. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary! SPM offers free entry for all. Find out more here.

Showtimes: 19-20, 26-27 August
Town crier at Armenian Street 9.30pm, 10pm, 10.30pm
Skit at Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) 9.45pm, 10.10pm, 10.40pm
Cost: Free

The Wheel House by Acrojou (United Kingdom)

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The Wheel House by Acrojou (UK). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Be enchanted by this acrobatic theatre show performed in a roving circular home.

Showtimes: 19-20 August 8pm, 9.25pm, 10.50pm
Venue: Mainground, NMS
Cost: Free

The Substation Rubble Project: Murmuration (Singapore)

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The Substation Rubble Project: Murmuration. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Murmuration is an interplay of light and shadow inside the obsolete box office to explore different ways of encountering space.

Showtimes: 19-27 August 10am-10pm
Venue: The Substation
Cost: Free

Into Pulsar by Ryf Zaini (Singapore)

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Into Pulsar by Ryf Zaini. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

It is inspired by wheeled and mechanical artefacts in the Singapore History Gallery. Visitors could pedal the bicycle, tricycle, and hand-cranked device to transform the colours of the lights, and to activate the gears and the wheels fitted at the top of the structure.

Showtimes: 19-20, 26-27 August 10am-2pm
21-25 August 10am-10pm
Venue: NMS, Rotunda, Level 1
Cost: Free

The Ink Mapping by Oskar & Gaspar (Portugal)

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The Ink Mapping by Oskar & Gaspar (Portugal). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

The artists create a work of arts with tattoos coming alive on human canvases.

Showtimes: 26-27 August 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm, 11pm
Venue: Gallery 10, NMS

Les AquamenS by Machtiern Company (France)

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LeS AquamenS. Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016

Audiences will find two men whose heads are stuck inside an inverted bowl of live goldfishes. With this absurd roving performance, it hopes to raise the question how do we connect with others through various barriers to communication?

Showtimes: 19-20 August
8pm–8.30pm: From NMS to SOTA and SAM
9.30pm – 10pm: Festival Village at SMU
11pm – 11.30pm: Armenian Street to NMS
Cost: Free

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Why? Many impressive performances, light installations, artist talks, workshops and a myriad of immersive activities held in Bras Basah-Bugis precinct
When: 19 August to 27 August
Where: Bras Basah and Bugis vicinity
Cost: Many free and ticketed performances
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