4 super cool dance parties in Singapore this March

Forget the Zouk DJ fiasco—there are plenty of cool, non-clubby places to hang loose this March. From street parties at Armenian Street and Keong Saik to a tropical fusion rave, these are the places to hit.

Armenian Street Party (Mar 11-12)

The Peranakan Museum is holding a street party this weekend, with live drama and musical performances like Emily the Musical and Si Wanggeh and Baju Panjang by Pernankan Siblings, poetry readings, a mass outdoor exercise session with Upside Motion and even express manicures. Food and drink options include grub from Timbre, the Travelling Cow and Kerbside Gourmet. And if you’re up for a culture crash course, there’s a free guided tour of the museum at 6 and 8:30pm too. 7-11pm.

Urban Ventures (Mar 12)

Located right in the heart of Keong Saik, this outdoor event is held in conjunction with Singapore Design Week. It has plenty of wholesome activities like yoga workshops, terrarium-making classes, music performances by the Getai Group and a DJ set from 9pm onwards. If it all sounds a little too twee, there’s always the Singapore Cocktail Week to check out. Nearby bars and restaurants like Neon Pigeon and The Cufflink Club are just some names participating. 4-10:30pm.

The Unholy Masquerade (Mar 12)

A sequel (of sorts) to their vampiric birthday bash a few weeks back, indie cinema The Projector, Beats From Beneath and Jameson Whisky have come together for a supernatural-themed masquerade afterparty. It’s $20 at the door, and $15 for ticket holders to the screening of What We Do in the Shadows with a complimentary Jameson cocktail. Otherwise, it’s BYOB (bring your own bottle), or you can order up a tipple from the Golden Bar. 10pm.

Tropical Explosion with Hugo Mendez (Mar 18)

Blu Jaz Cafe is heating up the dance floor with Paris-based guest DJ Hugo Mendez of Sofrito Tropical Discotheque, a international collective of DJs, producers and artists with a weakness for tropical tunes and latin beats. It’s all about global sounds here, so audiophiles, this is one party you can’t miss. Tickets are at $15 each. 9:30pm.