The best things to do this weekend in Singapore

If you don’t have plans to hole up with your significant other, gear up for another fun weekend in Singapore, with plenty of parties, arty events, book launches, improv comedy and more.

Fri, Feb 12

The hugely popular V-Day edition of the Speakeasy poetry series at Artistry involves the city’s literary types reading their favorite love poems by everyone from Shakespeare to Snoop Dogg. 

Refuge’s DJs Andrew Chow and Titus will spin hip-hop, R&B and reggae at the Reminisce party on Circular Road.

Peace out of the office early to catch Lasalle’s intriguing queer-themed exhibition, Fault-lines: Disparate and desperate intimacies, where artists from Singapore, Hong Kong and the US present video, installation and performance.

Online Asian art retailer The Artling is having a three-day pop-up gallery, which opened the day before. There will also be books on sale from Books Actually. 

The wait is over. Bali-based ribs and martini-dealing restaurant Naughty Nuri’s is finally open at Capitol Piazza.

Catch a screening of two supernatural-themed Korean art films at the CCA at Gillman Barracks: Night Fishing and Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits.

Sat, Feb 13

Lucha Loco is doing another anti-Valentine’s Day party. Designed to hook you up with Mr/Ms Right Now, Hearts Go Loco will involve complimentary tequila shots, arrow shots and Tinder match-ups. 

Or just go for this Haji Lane V-Day street party and dance the night away. 

The Projector is turning one with full-on party a party starting at 4pm. Expect a Kapok pop-up, prints and totes for sale, food at The Great Escape and more. It all culimates with a screening of vampire movie What We Do in the Shadows. Come dressed as a vampire or a werewolf if you dare. 

Meet a cute fellow cynic at the Cupid is Stupid pub crawl. 

Story Slam is back with a school days theme. Expect hilarious anecdotes of teenage shenanigans.

History nerds, there’s an edgy book launch of revisionist historian Poh Soo Kai’s book, “Living In The Time of Deception.” 

The Improv Company is staging We’re So Lonely, a Whose Line Is It Anyway type show where they make fun of love.

Mr Punch is having a murder mystery-themed game night. Dress like you’re a high school student in the ’50s and solve a mystery in groups of eight.

Sun, Feb 14

The Single Cask’s bartenders are having a cocktail fight, so make a reservation, come for the drinks and judge who did better.

You won’t be forever alone at this cat adoption drive at East Coast Point’s Pet Lover’s Centre. Who needs a lover when you can have a cat?

Montreal-based synth pop band Stars is playing today at Victoria Theatre.

Artist Muhammad Izdi from the Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered collective will show you how to decorate your skateboard with sharpies in this workshop