This weekend in Singapore: Madonna, flea markets, concerts and nature outings

Music fans, if you haven’t already booked tickets to Madonna, Bon Iver and Kool & The Gang, this is your last chance. Besides big-name concerts, there are flea markets, nature trails and a play to catch, too.

Fri, Feb 26

Kult Kafe is having a silkscreen print exhibition, Hot Mesh, featuring work from local artists like Adeline Tan and Chris Chai.

Hard Rock Cafe is hosting Leap Back In Time, with bands like London Fog and Jive Talkin’ playing songs by dearly-departed folks like David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

Indie music fans, you really need to get your tickets for the arrival of swoony, synth-heavy Bon Iver at the Star Theatre.

Go pig out as Tap is having a beer tasting with cakes from Lady Cake Boss.

There’s a tequila masterclass at Hombre Cantina, where you’ll get to taste a Don Fulano tequila that has a legacy of five generations.

Get drunk at this Lick My Pop party with boozy popsicles and music by local DJs like EJ Missy and Seng Wei.

Fans of Eats Beats and Treats at Meatliquor SIN will not want to miss this party featuring guest DJ duo Younotus from Berlin. There will be 11 types of burgers available.

There’s a night cycling event today, so go explore Singapore’s streets tonight.

Help indie bookstore Booktique make rent by buying a book with your friends.

Sat, Feb 27

The 1960s soul/funk sensation Kool & The Gang is coming through town,so take your dad to hear  “Summer Madness” and “Get Down on It”. 

Music nerds, head to the Vinyl House Masters party that has DJs Jackster and Sean Doyle as well as Chris Colombus playing house music on vinyl.

Hip new gastrobar Oxwell & Co. is having their first Four Floors of Frolicks event, a brunch party with lots of food on all floors of the place, Oxtail and Mash Pasties on the first floor and Old Fashioned cocktails on the third.

Open Farm Community is back with its third Social Market. Bring your own tote and load up on wares by The Wright Cheese Company, and acai power berry bowls from Selva Foods.

In Touch Concepts is also having a farmers’ market, where you’ll network and talk shop with the Foodscape Collective about growing your own herbs and vegetables.

Sign up for this hike at the Green Corridor, which starts at 8:30am at Kranji MRT Station and ends at Kampong Bahru near SGH. 

The environmentally conscious can go on a forest clean-up at Pulau Ubin, organized by the Nature Society of Singapore.

The Effect is in full swing, so go see Adrian Pang and Tan Kheng Hua, who play scientists who make Connie and Tristan, two students who are complete opposites, fall in love in an experiment.

If you’re the sporty type, the Green Race Ultra Challenge may be the event to up your running game. The 9.3km route goes through some parts of the Green corridor, the Berlukar hills and Kampong trails around the island. 

Remember the 40,000 book collection that made the news? The books are being sold at a charity book carnival, so buy these second-hand titles to help needy students.

Sun, Feb 28

Madonna, the Queen of Pop/Material Girl, is finally here for the first time in Singapore, ever. You should already have your tickets to rock out.

Watch Singapore’s emerging writers fight it out at this competition, Human Writes, where spoken word poets will address the inequalities of society.

History buffs, head to smaller, lesser known hills of Bukit Brown to uncover the stories behind the graves.

Give back to the community at the Singapore Really Really Free Market. Besides bringing pre-loved stuff, you can also provide services like haircuts, writing poetry and more.

Champion athletes, save your strength and energy to kayak to all of Singapore’s seven islands at the Southern Islands Dash.