Armenian Street Party

Armenian Street
11 Mar 2016 - 12 Mar 2016
7 to 11pm
Free admission
Armenian Street Party 11 and 12 Mar 2016

Put on your best kebayas and batik shirts and chill under the stars. Immerse yourself in live drama and musical performances. Join in with our mass outdoor exercise session. And enjoy food and drinks and more out on Armenian Street.

Check out the event schedule (updated 9 March) for more information.
*Note: Programme schedule is subject to changes. Please check the website for any updates.

This event is organised by Peranakan Museum and Singapore Management University.

Programme Partners: Singapore Writers Festival, Music Theatre Limited, Upside Motion, Vilara Nails

Supported by: Streets for People (Urban Redevelopment Authority), National Parks Board

Held in Bras Basah Bugis precinct.

Xtend the Night Upside Motion Armenian Street Party 11 and 12 Mar

Xtend the Night by Upside Motion
Fri and Sat, 11 and 12 March 2016
7 to 8pm

Featuring a 45-minute Xtend Barre workout under the stars, Xtend the Night takes Hollywood’s hottest fitness trend out onto the streets in the form of a massive community class. Join the Barre movement – with Upside Motion as your guide – and experience a life-changing workout.

Xtend Barre is a ballet and Pilates-based workout designed to sculpt the body. This fast-paced exercise is set to top hits for added fun. Gear up for some after-dark body conditioning.

Register for the free workout here: 

Session 1 (11 Mar): http://goo.gl/FQTQxP
Session 2 (12 Mar): http://goo.gl/9CJecv

*Participants are reminded to bring your own mat, and arrive 30 mins before the workout starts for registration.

Peranakan Siblings

Baju Panjang by Peranakan Siblings
Fri and Sat, 11 and 12 March 2016
7.30pm

Enjoy singing, dancing, and drama in “Baju Panjang”. This comical skit features three women discussing the history of the baju panjang (long tunic), a traditional Peranakan outfit.


Si Wanggeh by Peranakan Siblings
Fri and Sat, 11 and 12 March 2016
8.45pm

Catch this excerpt of the play before its official  debut in April!

In her quest to connect with the netherworld, a young nyonya invokes a deity called Si Wanggeh. With the help of female colleagues, she performs a séance in which the deity leads her into a deep trance. When she awakens, she shares her intriguing experience.

Peranakan Siblings was formed in 2003 by a group of Peranakan friends. They perform songs and sketches, primarily for charity. Past productions include “Taik Judi” (2012), “Oh Singapore…” (2013), and “Anak Mak Satu” (2014).


Emily the Musical

Emily The Musical by Musical Theatre Ltd
Fri and Sat, 11 and 12 March 2016
9pm, 10pm

Nyonya matriarch Emily Gan has been a winner since she appeared 30 years ago in Stella Kon’s acclaimed play, Emily of Emerald Hill. Well-loved by audiences in Singapore and Malaysia, Emily returns as a musical, with songs by award-winning composer Desmond Moey 

Set against the glory days of a bygone Peranakan era, this is the story of one woman’s fight to hold onto love. No longer performed by just one actress (or actor), now we see nyonyas and babas of the 1930s come to life. Through their songs, their pains and passions are revealed, tribute to the colourful Peranakan love of life. 

Motifs Traces Dance Ensemble Singapore

Motifs Traces by Dance Ensemble Singapore
Sat, 12 March 2016
9pm

DES Arts explores the beauty of Peranakan ceramics in this colourful contemporary dance. From dragon kilns to porcelain pieces, marvel at the transformation of plain clay into resplendent objects. The key message of this dance? Life begins in simplicity and, through complexities, leads to experience over the passage.

DES Arts is a contemporary-Chinese dance company founded by Mdm Yan Choong Lian in 2004. The group marries the swift dynamism of Wushu techniques with classical Chinese dance practices in its performances for both local and foreign communities.


Main Wayang Company at Armenian Street

Peranakan Song & Dance by The Main Wayang Company
Fri & Sat, 11 and 12 March 2016
8pm (Peranakan Museum Facade) | 8.15pm (Stage)

Joget to Peranakan tunes with Main Wayang!

Uber Duber at Armenian Street Party

Uber Duber by Timbre Artiste and Academy Pte Ltd

Fri, 11 March 2016
9.30pm, 10.30pm

Who says you need a group to form a band? Uber Duber started as an unlikely partnership between two very different musicians. Huimin trained classically in voice and piano from a young age. Luke started later, as a mostly self-taught drummer who dabbled in guitar. Uber Duber packs big, full sound into a small format band, while the varied backgrounds of its musicians lead to a wide range of genres and sounds.


Johan and Jerome at Armenian Street Party

Johan & Jerome by Timbre Artiste and Academy Pte Ltd

Sat, 12 March 2016
9.30pm, 10.30pm

Two solo performers, Johan and Jerome, crossed paths in 2014, and things have never been the same.

The chemistry of the duo’s vocals and instruments will wow you. Their witty (and sometimes crude) jokes add to their unique act. Johan and Jerome are intensely passionate about music, and having fun on stage is second nature to them. Hear them play a huge range of genres, from the 80s and 90s to the current top 40s.


Other Live Performances

Music Interactive Club, SMU
Fri, 11 March 2016
6.30pm, 11pm
Stage

Mystery Performance, presented by Redbull
Fri, 11 March 2016
9pm
Redbull Truck

Kenneth Qua, SMU
Sat, 12 March 2016
6.30pm
Stage

Camp Fire, SMU
Sat, 12 Mar 2016
11pm
Stage

My Literary Heroes 
by Singapore Writers Festival and Singapore Management University
Fri, 11 March 2016
7pm, SMU Labs

Poets and fiction writers discuss their literary heroes and how they have influenced them in their own writing. Featuring Ng Yi-Sheng, Robert Yeo, Clara Chow, Nirosette, and others.

Highlight tour of Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives
by Museum Volunteers
6pm, 8.30pm
Peranakan Museum Lobby

#ArmenianStreetParty Instant Photo Prints
by Vividsnaps
7 to 11pm
Peranakan Museum Level 2

Express Gel Manicure
by Vilara Nails
7 to 11pm
Peranakan Museum Level 2

Eat, Drink and Be Merry
7pm till late

Check out our F&B partners along Armenian Street and the food trucks, including: 

  • Timbre
  • Redbull bar
  • Travelling C.O.W
  • Kerbside Gourmet
  • Old Chang Kee