Beat the heat: 6 things to do this weekend to keep cool during Singapore’s longest-ever dry spell

Singapore Jazz Festival 2014

Bringing in some of jazz’s biggest names, the likes of Natalie Cole and Jamie Cullum, the weekend-long shindig is housed in the grand and, more importantly, air-conditioned MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. February 27 to March 2

Timbre Saturday Social BBQ

Timbre’s monthly BBQ party is back for another round this weekend. With lots of sizzling meats and craft beer on offer under the nicely shaded awning, the best part is that it’s all free! What’s not to love? March 1

House of Dandy’s Groove Therapy

The popular gentlemen’s den kicks off a new series of monthly parties. Revel the night away with music from matteblacc and some well-crafted drinks to help stifle the heat. March 1

W Hotel’s Endless Summer featuring The Cuban Brothers

Cool off at Sentosa Cove’s W Hotel special edition pool party. With DJ act, The Cuban Brothers’ soulful and funky beats, you can seek shelter in one of the private cabanas or take a dip in the outdoor pool complete with a swim-up bar. March 2

Liming Carnival

To Lime [verb]: sit or stand around talking with others. Colorful costumes and everything the sunny Caribbean has to offer, from mouthwatering food to live calypso music. Lime House transforms itself into a carnival this weekend—and if anyone knows a thing or two about beating the heat it’s the folks from the Caribbean. March 2

Pre-Oscar Movie Weekend

Make for a darkened room and catch up on all the films nominated for the 86th Academy Awards before film’s biggest night this Monday. Saving Mr. Banks, which includes Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, hits cinemas this weekend. If the Oscars aren’t your thing, the historical blockbuster, Pompeii also premieres February 27.