Tired of ordinary weekends? These 22 events will have you out and about, laughing, grooving and drinking the good stuff.
Fri, Mar 4
The world’s best women golfers are in town for the HSBC Women’s Champions. Expect fireworks as World Number 1 Lydia Ko and World Number 2/defending champion Inbee Park renew their rivalry. Koh Sock Hwee will be flying the flag for Singapore at the tournament.
Returning for the third time at Marina Bay, the three-day SingJazz Festival 2016 brings together both new and classic soul and jazz acts like local musician Jeremy Monteiro, British singer Joss Stone, Havana band the Buena Vista Social Club and Singapore music collective Darker Than Wax Sound System.
i Light Marina Bay 2016 kicks off and Marina Bay’s glittery waterfront will once again be the backdrop to a spectacular light show with fringe events ranging from workshops to concerts, street performances and talks.
The Guinness St. Patrick’s Festival 2016 has kicked off with 20,000 free pints up for grabs and themed events at bars all around the country.
The annual Café Asia hosts both suppliers and cafe owners from the coffee and tea industries in Singapore and from around the region. This year’s participating cafes include local favorites Maison Ikkoku, The Fabulous Baker Boy, Chye Seng Huat Hardware and Australian chain Toby’s Estate.
Photography gallery DECK is hosting Club Berlin, an exhibition about the ’90s electronic music scene from Mar 5-Apr 3 with the Goethe Institut, but we’re particularly excited about the opening night afterparty. The infamous bouncer of Berlin’s Berghain nightclub Sven Marquardt will be there, along with DJs like Debbie Chia and EJ Missy.
The Studio Lam takeover at Potato Head Folk will involve Thai country beats, potent herbal ya dong shots and cocktails, and lots of dancing. Sadly, there won’t be any visits from 1970s and 1980s molam legends or any back-up from the semi-electric Paradise Bangkok International Molam Band, but here’s hoping it’ll be at least half as fun.
Sat, Mar 5
It’s time to revisit the 90s as British band Take That performs in Singapore for the first time in 20 years. They’ll be playing all their hits as part of the music and food festival on the sidelines of the HSBS Women’s Champions.
Expect a night of Margaret Cho’s side-splitting observations about the latest happenings in celebrity culture, hot-button issues and her own personal life in the Singapore leg of the comedian’s Psycho Tour.
The latest sunset Sunset Pasar is happening at Canvas with fashion and lifestyle wares from 16 local personalities and designers like Singapore IT girl Linda Hao, Bobby Luo (formerly of Butter Factory) and independent jewelry designer Mia Jessamine.
The Weekend Warriors are debuting their first flea market, with indie designers like local crafter Finnicky Nature and hand-crafted leather wallets and pouches by Second Natvre.
Sofitel So’s LIGHT Pool Party is back with a line-up that’s big on soul, RnB, funk and hip-hop. DJs Titus, Brendon P., Louis Baduge and Oliver Osborne will feature with drink specials available through the day.
Artistry promises a Wild Weekend as they team up with craft beer distributor Applehops. They’ll be pouring a series of one-off and seasonal offerings from Somerset brewery Wild Beer Co.
BluJaz hosts the REWIND Shophouse Party, a one-stop do for 90s RnB and hip-hop
Urban sketcher Zaihan Kariyani takes aspiring artists on a tour of Emerald Hill to sketch its iconic shophouses. Stationery is provided.
There’s a new brewer in the house at TAP – the craft beer bar will be hosting Vietnamese brewery Pasteur Street Brewing Company. They’re famous for their Jasmine IPA, Passion Fruit Wheat and Cha Cha Coffee Porter.
Sun, Mar 6
Head to Craft Singapore, Singapore’s first ever festival dedicated to craft beer where more than 200 brews will be on show (including many from seven Singaporean microbreweries).
Known for their “electronic power ballads”, Australian band Panama hits the Substation as part of their 2016 Asian Tour.
The folks at The Organic Grocer have organised Friends of Farmers to give you a better idea of where your food comes from. Stop by to learn about ethically-farmed chicken, organic matcha and organic olive oil. There will be samples.
You should have already trained for the Green Corridor Run, and it’s probably your last chance to check it out before its revamp.
The NUS Toddycats, the Cicada Tree Eco Space and the BES Drongos will be conducting tours at MacRitchie, so go tour the various nature trails before the construction of the Cross Island Line is underway.
Always wanted to explore Kampong Buangkok but never got around to doing it? This photowalk is your chance to see Singapore’s last surviving kampung.