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)
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.