19 unmissable things to do in Singapore this weekend (Mar 11-13)

From comedy to immersive theater and breakdancing to heritage tours, here are the events you should check out this weekend.

Fri, Mar 11

The third edition of the Magners International Comedy Festival hits Singapore with comedians like Paul Morrissey, Matthew Giffen and Ria Lina performing at bars around town.
After a successful run in 2014, Singapore Dance Theatre’s production of Don Quixote is back with its dreamy protagonist and his sidekick as they embark on their chivalrous adventures.
Revisit the legendary work of composer John Williams at The Iconic Film Scores of John Williams: Star Wars and Beyond. Conducted by Anthony Inglis, the 80-piece Metropolitan Festival Orchestra will perform music from Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and many other classic films.
Looking for a healthy alternative to your usual snacks? What you need is some dehydrated fruit. Learn how to make your own dehydrated food at this workshop organized by Rawlicious.
NUS professor Kelvin Low discusses the samsui women of Southern China who came to work in Singapore, distinguishable through their red headscarves and other clothing, and how they have made their way into literature and art.


Sat, Mar 12

This year’s edition of Singapore Cocktail Week features over 50 pop-up bars, workshops, parties and other fringe events, with new sponsors like Absolut Elyx showcasing at the event.
If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of becoming a street artist, check out the graffiti workshop with ANTZ organized by Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris.
Organised by Alliance Française de Singapour, Francophonie Festival 2016 is a celebration of the art, film and music of French-speaking communities from around the world.
MBS is organizing the Craft to Taste series, where the Executive Chefs and Head Bartenders will share their recipes and with you. Restaurants like Cut and Long Chim are in on this, go sign up while you can.
The folks at OH! Open House are known for bringing artists into Singapore’s tucked away neighborhoods to discover stories of past and present. This time, they’re heading to Potong Pasir and are also organizing a special “Director’s Cut” tour.
Go green with Urban Ventures, an event held in conjunction with Singapore Design Week. It’s made up of DIY workshops and performances by Charlie Blouse and Keith Soo-Tho.
Armenian Street gets on the street party bandwagon for a two-night extravaganza under the stars, involving performances, food and even an outdoor barre class. Dress in your batik shirts and kebaya.
The folks at Black White productions are organizing Atlantis Paradise Island again, with Asia’s top female DJ Leng Yein, TRIPL from Illinois, local DJ T-FRESH and more at the Sentosa Wavehouse.

Sun, Mar 13

This month’s edition of Artwalk @ Wessex has 10 studios opening their doors to display prints, photography and ceramics.
The SG B-Boy Championships are here, so catch breakdancers bustin’ their best moves while DJ ZlexiiFlow and turn tablist Pittaya R of RomeZerious Crew from Bangkok take on the deck.
Part of Singapore Design Week’s flagship event, Singaplural, the Dakota Adventures Walking Tour has the Ah Mas and Ah Gongs of Dakota Crescent taking you through the areas flats before they move out in 2016.
If you missed the U Symposium last year, it’s here again. You’ll get to meet Omar Sosa, founder of interior design magazine Apartamento and Rosa Park, editor and founder of style and travel mag Cereal.
Presented by Drama Box and The Necessary Stage, Manifesto delves into the role of artists in history and politics across 70 years.
Want to experience a different kind of theater? Check out No Man’s Land, an immersive theater performance taking place in secret locations around Joo Chiat. You’ll have to figure out what’s going on based on the clues in a hotel room and learn about the history of the area along the way. Viewers will also confront issues like racism, and have to separate fact from fiction.