15 unmissable things to do in Singapore this week (Mar 21-25)

A tropical dance party at Kult Kafe, a play about mothers, and a super-indie film festival are just some of the joys life has in store after Singapore Cocktail Week.


Mon, Mar 21

One of Bordeaux’s legendary First Growths, Château Haut-Brion will feature at an exclusive dinner at the Fullerton Bay Brasserie. The focus will be on wines from Haut-Brion’s “cousin”, Clarendelle, paired with dishes like trout tartare with avruga caviar and citrus cream, and grilled sea bass fillet with ratatouille and fennel salad. The highlight will be the tasting of a 1993 Haut-Brion.


Tue, Mar 22

Triple Ready is organising a free workout in partnership with Virgin Active. Armour@The Bay features two sessions, a ZUU workout from 6:30pm to 7:15pm and a Pulse workout from 7:30pm to 8:15pm.
Comedy Masala favourite Vivek Mahbubani is back in town for his first headline show of 2016. Catch him at Hero’s.

Wed, Mar 23

You might know your Sauvignon Blancs from your Chardonnays and your Merlots from your Pinot Noirs, but how do you approach a wine from an unusual grape variety? Find out at this workshop.

Thu, Mar 24

Catch Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed’s latest play, Recalling Mother, where both playwrights talk about their evolving relationships with (who else?) their moms, as they move out of the house and have to deal with the ageing process.
Feminists, the Singapore Committee for UN Women is having a fun, nerdy discussion about Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale.
If you liked indie film mini-festival Scumscope last year, the boys from SCUM Cinema have a second edition on starting tonight with NZ horror-comedy Housebound. On the roster at Scuff 2016 is German horror flick Goodnight Mommy (Mar 25), a doc about kitschy Turkish remakes called Remake, Remix, Ripoff (Mar 26) and Raiders (Mar 27), about obsessed fans remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark.
If you haven’t been to the new, semi-outdoor Kult Kafe (extension of the gallery), go tonight. Tropical Temple is joining forces with Revision for Organika, involving beat-heavy music, African funk, dub and more. Free entry.
The working week ends early with a pickle-themed party over at Mariko’s. Free fried pickles, $10 pickleback shots, deep house by  EJ Missy—what’s not to love.
This edition of ArtScience Late involves a collaboration between electro producer Kiat, artist Brandon Tay and dancer Mun Wai, who will be in the Museum lobby doing contemporary dance and soundscapes. Also a good chance to catch i Light Marina Bay.

Fri, Mar 25

Spend your Friday off at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, which will be hosting The Local People X Express Market, an art market by The Local People and the Singapore Land Authority. Expect lots of 90s retro art, airmock-lounging, movie screenings and digital art installations.


It’s almost Easter, guys. Have you planned your meals? Here are some ideas.
Shown through the eyes of four gay men, theinteractive play, Grind, shines the spotlight on protagonists who have to deal with issues of acceptance.
If Good Friday is too wholesome for you, sign up for a decadent F1-level party at Alibi, Catalunya’s new club night series with the Podium Lounge peeps. DJs Shigeki (JP) and Farhan C (UK) are spinning house.
It’s coos and cuddles at the Pet Expo over at Singapore Expo Hall, with an adoption drive, games, workshops, fancy pet products and more.