24 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 2)

How hectic was last weekend, right? With numerous parties happening at one go (we wished we could be at every one of them), foodie collabs that filled us with joy and B-grade films to catch, perhaps it’s time to slow down a little as we ease into a new month.

Monday, Feb 26

, 24 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 2)
Diva to the Death

Watch, dine and be part of the action in the upcoming theatrical dining experience, Diva to the Death. Held at Monti At-1 Pavilion, this 105-minute self-styled sexy comic romp showcases two characters with different music background—jazz and getai—working the crowd and entertaining them while they dig into some Italian/Singaporean fusion dishes. Through Mar 2

Get your adrenaline pumping at Singapore’s largest carnival. The massive Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will span across 25,000 sqm (or the size of three and a half football fields) at The Promontory and Bayfront, and boasts more than 40 rides and games—most of which are from the UK, Germany and Italy. Through Apr 1

Tuesday, Feb 27

, 24 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 2)
Fakkah Fuzz. Photo credit: Fakkah Fuzz’s Facebook page

Stand-up comic Fakkah Fuzz is one of Singapore’s biggest comedians, appearing regularly on TV spots and radio. He even has a show on Netflix titled Almost Banned. If you haven’t caught him live, head down to Hero’s for his first 2018 Comedy Masala headlining set. Feb 27

On the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore remembers 1942, with their first large-scale, blockbuster war exhibition featuring more than 130 artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions. It’s the biggest collection of war stories to date, but go because the exhibition explores events and portrayals of World War II beyond just your textbook syllabus. Through Mar 21

A cursed gem, a dodo and a giant stuffed sloth walk into a museum; the punchline is that they’re here to stay till the end of April. Treasures of the Natural World , the traveling exhibition from the Natural History Museum in London, makes its first and only stop in Southeast Asia at the ArtScience Museum, bringing over 200 of the London museum’s star artefacts Through Apr 29

Wednesday, Feb 28

, 24 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 2)
Kumar. Photo credit: Dream Academy’s Facebook page

Kumar is turning 50 next year, but he’s far from a mid-life crisis. In fact, he’s teaming up with Dream Academy Productions to celebrate his 50th birthday with Kumar50, a jubilee drag show at Capitol Theatre where he’ll look back on five decades of growth as fodder for the entertainment. Feb 28-Mar 11

It’s the perfect blend of lazy summer feels and teen angst. Canadian indie pop outfit Peach Pit may have been around since mid-2016, but they’ve already amassed quite a sizeable fanbase because of their crazy fun live set. They’ll be performing at SLED Productions x Decline, promising nothing but good fun. Feb 28

The problematic issues surrounding climate change and the ocean take center stage at this exhibition presented by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Featuring contributions by 12 artists, filmmakers, composers and researchers who made trips to islands in the Pacific, The Oceanic focuses on large-scale human interventions in oceanic ecospheres. Through Mar 8

Curated by acclaimed art historian Lorand Hegyi, The Artist’s Voice brings together the works of 34 contemporary artists from around the world to reflect on socio-political issues and the human conditioning through mediums ranging from sculpture to video. Through Mar 18

Hot on the heels of The Imaginarium of Disco David, local nomadic theater group And So Forth is back with a new pop-up feast planned. Adventures in Grimmsneyland will focus on the darker sides of fairy tales—as evidenced by the reference to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk tales were anything but pleasant—and take audience members through various worlds. Through Apr 21

Thursday, Mar 1

, 24 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 2)
Cast of Cut Kafka!

Pat of this year’s Huayi – Chinese Festival of the Arts, Cut Kafka! is the cross-disciplinary production of dance and theater and collaborative brainchild of T.H.E. Dance Company and Nine Years Theatre. The two performing arts companies interpret the poignant works of literary icon Franz Kafka and put on a dreamy display of human nature and its many masks. Mar 1-4

If you live a gluten-free lifestyle, this cooking class is for you. Here, you’ll learn how to how to make your own gluten-free bread and seeds-based crackers and other recipes for delicious dishes like beetroot tahini, white bean hummus and a sweet spread made of tahini and honey dates. Mar 1

Celebrate all things French at at Alliance Francaise’s Francophonie Festival. This year, they’ve teamed up with the French, Belgium, Canadian and Swiss embassies to bring you the best of Francophone culture through four conferences, nine premiere films, two workshops, an exhibition and a concert. Mar 1-28

Singapore’s most esteemed disabled artists exhibit oriental works in a three-parts series at Hail, Chinese Culture!, organized by local charity organization Very Special Arts Singapore and Pan Pacific Singapore. Through Mar 30

Lui Hock Seng, an 80-year-old self-taught photographer, will be showcasing more than 30 black and white photographs of Singapore from the ’50s to the 70s’ at Objectifs. It’ll be the first time he’ll be presenting his work; about 60 years after picking up the hobby. Through Mar 11

If you fancy yourself a cinema enthusiast, the Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia is a must-go. In a series of immersive, multi-medium installations, the exhibition brings together the works of 10 artists and art collectives from across the region. Here are five you should check out. Through Mar 18

Friday, Mar 2

, 24 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 2)
The Nanyang Club

After Bee Bee’s short-lived stint over at Boat Quay, The Nanyang Club, a new bar that focuses on Southeast Asian inspired cocktails, has opened up in its place. Join them in their grand opening for a night of tipples, craft beer and music courtesy of Tiko Disko. Mar 2

It’s one thing to take a walk through hell at Haw Par Villa during the day, and a whole other experience if you go at night. The twilight tour of Haw Par Villa is back—check out the infamous 10 Courts of Hell, King of Ghosts, the upcoming Hell’s Museum and the Aw family memorials. Mar 2

Minimal techno DJ-producer Jennifer Cardini grew up on the lo-fi box jams of late ’70s new wave, which has cemented her defining style of mixing up stripped down drum patterns and riveting grooves. She’ll be tearing up the dance floor over at Kilo this week. Mar 2

Calling all Star Wars fans who’re looking for a way to stay in shape—sign up for a SaberFit Fitness Class at Safra Toa Payoh, where you can reap the benefits of a full-on, high energy workout while living out your lightsaber-wielding and -fighting dreams. Mar 2

Local party series Gimme Shelter is throwing the next soiree at everyone’s favorite rooftop carpark haunt, The Great Escape. Indulge in deep and groovy funk, disco, house and more as selectas from Australia and France dig deep into their crates for a uniquely all-vinyl night. Mar 2

The iconic original West End and Broadway production of Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice is making its Asian premiere at The Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Even if you’re not a fan, you’ll definitely recognize classics like “Don’t Cry For me Argentina”, and “On This Night of a Thousand Stars”. Through Mar 11

In a stunning collab between National Gallery Singapore and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Claude Monet and his contemporaries grace our sunny island with over 60 Impressionist masterpieces in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay, featuring works like the dreamy Le Bassin aux nympheas, harmonie rose. Through Mar 11

You’d think a traveling exhibition from the London Natural History Museum would be hard to top, but ArtScience Museum’s upcoming shtick will trace 40 years of street art, from its controversial beginnings as expressions of counterculture, to its current standing as a major pillar of contemporary art. Art from the Streets will feature the works of the world’s top street artists, such as  Banksy, Shepard Fairey and more. Through Jun 3