15 exciting things to do in Singapore starting Monday (Mar 14-18)

This week, drink all the beer and cocktails, attend a workshop and get a dose of thought-provoking theater (not necessarily in that order).


Mon, Mar 14

Singapore Cocktail Week is in full swing with workshops, brunches, pop-ups and more at 60 bars around town. We’ve listed all the events you should check out.
Think you have what it takes to start your own magazine? Then you’ll want to hear what Jeremy Leslie (of MagCulture fame) has to say.

Tue, Mar 15

Organised by Alliance Française de Singapour, Francophonie Festival 2016 is a celebration of the art, cinema and music of French-speaking communities from around the world. Tuesday’s film screening features Timbuktu, the story of a Malian family living under an oppressive fundamentalist regime.

Wed, Mar 16

You’ve seen him on America’s Got Talent and now Tom Cotter is here to perform live for one night only. Catch the comedian at The Projector from the comfort of a bean bag seat.
Catch Sharul Channa and Azeem Banatwalla in the latest edition of Talk Cock Comedy, Singapore’s favorite open mic night.
Presented by Drama Box and The Necessary Stage, Manifesto delves into the role of artists in history and politics across 70 years.

Thu, Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Festival goes on through most of March, but the 17th marks St. Patrick’s Day itself. Of course, we’ve got the highlights curated for you.
Fresh off a tap takeover from Vietnam’s Pasteur Street Brewing Company, TAP will now be pouring beers from some of the best craft breweries in the UK. Look out for Pressure Drop Brewing, Weird Beard Brew Co., Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. and many more.
Produced by Cake Theatrical Productions in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Ophelia explores the psyche of its titular character, inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Co-created by seven actor-students at the Intercultural Theatre Institute, Simplicity draws inspiration from the poem of the same name by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Master the art of wine and cheese pairing at this workshop led by Shalom Chin, a Certified Sommelier with 13 years of experience.

Fri, Mar 18

Malaysia’s Queen of Jazz Sheila Majid marks three decades in the business with the My Inspiration, My Love, My Legacy 30th Anniversary Concert. Expect to be treated to hits from her debut album Dimensi Baru all the way to her latest single, “Sinaran Cinta”.
Blu Jaz Café is heating up the dance floor with Paris-based guest DJ Hugo Mendez of Sofrito Tropical Discotheque, an 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.
Singapore Pub Crawl is organizing two St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls, with the one on Mar 18 being a walking one and the other on Mar 19 being a journey by bus. Like nearly every pub crawl they’ve done, there will be happy hour deals all night long, free entry to every club, and of course, you’ll be visiting three Irish bars along the way.
Learn how to take vibrant photos of cyclists in motion at this workshop conducted by professional photographer Danial Hakim.