On the 5 February 2017, Radio Heatwave treated the public to eight hours of heavenly music thanks to its annual event, Originals Only Open Mike for Youths (OOOMY), in collaboration with OOOM Singapore. Acts such as Gareth Fernandez, Falling Feathers, and Disco Hue came down to the The Star Vista, enchanting the crowd with their strikingly different yet commonly breathtaking music styles.
Chicago opened in Singapore on the night of the 8th of February at the MasterCard Theatres for its latest international tour. For this production, Chicago had an overall stage setting that was sophisticated; comprising of elevated platforms in the middle of the stage that featured an 11-piece orchestra and a rousing conductor. The platforms function as entrances and exits of various locations in the musical, with most of the action taking place on the forestage. Having watched musicals such as Wicked and Hairspray, which boasted elaborate, colourful and continually-changing sets, the set of Chicago may look dull at first glance. However, as the musical progresses, the set is brought alive by the effervescent characters and vaudeville dancers.
Japanese music blasted throughout the convention centre as photographers ran around trying to snap pictures of cosplayers dressed as various characters from their favourite animes and mangas. Fans squealed at the sight of their favourite characters and the sound of the favourite music. These are the various activities that usually go on at the annual Anime Festival Asia (AFA). For the eighth year running, AFA was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from 26 November to 28 November 2016.