Fill your weekend with St Paddy's Day events, a smashing drag party and the return of OH! Open House

It's mid-March and we're packed back-to-back with things to do. This weekend, you'll find us at Brass Lion Distillery for a warehouse party of epic proportions, celebrating St Patrick's Day at not one but two major festivals, and getting our fill of insightful experiences at Passport, a new concept from the guys behind fan-favourite OH! Open House. What's not to love?
 

Friday, Mar 15


PARTY
When Blackout Agency throws a party, you know it's gonna be good. And on Friday, in a collab with German fashion brand Hugo, they're taking over the warehouse space of Brass Lion Distillery for a night filled with infectious tunes, unbridled self-expression, and of course, lots of locally-made gin. Tickets to the Hugo X Blackout Party are limited, so act fast. Mar 15 

FESTIVAL
Come dressed in a Shamrock suit or just something green and revel at the 14th annual St Patrick's Day Street Festival that's taking over Circular Road with live music and games once again. Whatever you do, make sure to grab a pint of Guinness. Mar 15-17 

FOOD
There never needs to be a reason to gorge on durian, but Goodwood Park Hotel gives a mighty good one every year regardless. Come celebrate their annual Durian Fiesta, this time with six new exquisite D24 durian desserts, four perennial favourites, and a majestic appearance from the Mao Shan Wang in the form of a cheesecake. Mar 15-Jul 14
 

Saturday, Mar 16


DRINK/FESTIVAL
It's St Paddy's day once again, and this year, Guinness will be throwing a dedicated St Patrick's Festival at 30 Maxwell Road in honor of the grand Irish tradition. Expect to drink lots of creamy, smooth stout, and if you got a 'Pat' in your name—calling all Patricks, Patricias and Patsys—you'll get $5 off Guinness pints at participating bars all over Singapore for the whole month of March. Mar 16 

FESTIVAL
As part of observing International Women's Day, global women's network SheSays will be throwing their first ever festival in Singapore. Titled Create Your Own Balance, the event will bring together prominent women speakers across various industries for a panel session sure to get you inspired. Mar 16  

PARTY 
This month, Electric Feel makes its first return of 2019, with the rad duo of weelikeme & KiDG bringing you a night of 80s sonics by the kings, queens and assorted royalty the likes of Kylie, Cyndi, Maddie, Rick, Michael, Prince, Janet, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Culture Club, and a whole load of one-hit wonders and forgotten gems over at the Kinki rooftop. Mar 16

PARTY/DRAG
Girls, boys, and eveyone in between, London's Sink the Pink is coming to Singapore for one of the trashiest, most debaucherous nights you're ever gonna have. There'll be drag royalty on stage, DJs spinning up the dance floor, performances from local regulars Becca D'Bus and more. Mar 16

DRINK
Wine bar Ginett has a new sommelier, and she's throwing a big welcome by organising the first in a series of wine workshops. This debut session will focus on Bordeaux wines, where she'll go through five of the finest labels paired with nibbles. Mar 16 

MUSIC 
Noise Music Mentorship Final Showcase by Noise Singapore returns with a diverse line-up of music genres from R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, indie, folk, rock, EDM and more. Witness original music from 20 aspiring music acts mentored by established artists like Sai Akilesh, turntablist DJ KoFlow, Tim De Cotta to name and more over this exclusive weekend at Plaza Singapura. Mar 16-17

FOOD
In celebration of International Pi Day which falls on every March 14, Komyuniti at Yotel Singapore is throwing a sumptuous lunch buffet spread that weekend featuring a live pie station. There, guests can unleash their mathematical supremacy or their creative genius upon the humble pie, creating pies of any equation they fancy. Mar 16-17 

ART
OH! Open House returns, but this time, there is no art walk, no tour, and no neighbourhood. In a departure from all previous editions, the arts collective now presents Passport, where six pop-up art experiences will be held at six different homes across Singapore, all presenting a work surrounding the themes of citizenship, identity, belonging and privilege. Mar 16-31  
 

Sunday, Mar 17


FOOD/DRINK
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore's ultra decadent SuperBrunch is back, and in this special edition, they're letting alll guests have a go at their newly launched, bespoke, ritzy version of Monopoly (yes, the board game). Enjoy dance performances, magic shows and more as you dine and down limitless servings of Champagne, and even bring home a Monopoly game set for every booking of four persons. Mar 17   

BOOK/FESTIVAL
#BuySingLit 2019 is here, with this third edition bumped up to take place over two weekends. From kopi sessions with local authors to interactive storytelling, the line-up of more than 50 programmes is set to make SingLit more accessible than ever. Start stockpiling your GrabRewards points too—you'll be able to use them to redeem local lit titles at partner bookstores as part of the festival. Through Mar 17

FESTIVAL
Annual international break-dancing competition and pioneering street dance festival in Singapore *Scape Radikal Forze Jam returns for two eclectic weeks of workshops, dance battles and even a beach party to end it all with a bang. Get ready to let loose. Through Mar 17

FESTIVAL
It's the start of Singapore Design Week 2019—that actually takes place over two weeks—and this mighty sixth edition once again brings the various design industries and public sector organisations together to advance the use of design for good. There are lots happening for the public, from exhibitions big and small to talks and fairs and even a block party. Through Mar 17 

EXHIBITION
Local art gallery Utterly Art is throwing its own party in recognition of International Women's Day. The space on Mosque Street is bringing together 10 of its best female artists for an art show aptly titled Utterly Woman, that’s as empowering as it is often lacking in the scene here. Through Mar 17

ART/FESTIVAL
A brand new arts festival, The Future of Our Pasts Festival, hopes to bring Singapore’s micro-narratives to life, reimagining communities and places of the past and present. Nothing is off the table; the festival will explore various facets of Singapore history—from more well-worn icons like the Sungei Road Thieves Market, to lesser-known stories like the history of classical composition by Singaporean composers. Through Mar 17

FESTIVAL
The annual Singapore Festival of Fun returns to Clarke Quay for its third edition, this time featuring a total of 108 shows—making it the biggest installment yet. There will be street acts, music performances and more, and of course the return of the Magners International Comedy Festival to look forward to. Through Mar 24

EXHIBITION
Tampines gets to be the focal point for the latest edition of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, and this 12th edition of the programme is paying homage to the booming New Town's roots. Over 50 activities have been planned to take place at 16 locations islandwide, spanning the genres of dance, literary arts, music, theatre and visual arts. Through Mar 24

CARNIVAL
The second coming of the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is here, set to transform the Marina waterfront into a colossal fairground filled with rides, games, food, and of course, plenty of pretty lights. This time, entry is free, and with more rides to check out than before. Through Mar 24

FILM
Your annual dose of French culture is back again. Alliance Francaise’s staple event Francophonie Festival is ever-ready to celebrate the diversity of the French language and intercultural dialogue on our sunny island. See some of our picks hereThrough Mar 30

FESTIVAL
It's cherry blossom season, and the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is blooming with beautiful pink petals for Sakura Matsuri 2019. Throughout the month, the different weekends will offer different fringe activities too (like carnival games, anime concerts and more), so you got reasons to go back more than once. Through Mar 31  

TALK
Leading ladies in their field—the likes of Rita Ora, Pooja Nansi and Inch Chua—are making an appearance at the month-long Made by Women series happening at Apple Orchard Road. All sessions are free to attend, with registration required. Through Mar 31

EXHIBITION
Trace the Polaroid camera’s fascinating history at the National Museum of Singapore’s latest exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology, featuring over 200 Polaroid artefacts and artworks from the original collection. Through Mar 31

EXHIBITION
What do national service, shamans and an apocalyptic Singapore have in common? They’re all tied to some form of mythic tradition—and are each explored in this year’s edition of Stories That Matter. Look out for the highlight of the programme—four feature-length documentaries from Brazil to Singapore that interrogate the role both traditional and contemporary myths play in our lives today. Through Apr 14

EXHIBITION
The ground-breaking Minimalism: Space. Light. Object exhibition spanning National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum traces the origins and evolutions of the Minimalist art movement, in more than 150 works loaned from all over the world. Check out our quick picks hereThrough Apr 14

EXHIBITION
Asian Civilisations Museum and London’s British Museum are coming together to present Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman, to illuminate the different sides of founding father Sir Stamford Raffles himself. Peer into the historic Raffles Collection on loan from the British Museum, that comprises largely Javanese and Sumatran objects Raffles personally collected during his time in the region. Through Apr 28

FOOD
In need of good steak at reasonable prices? Pop-up steakhouse The Feather Blade is where you need to be. The London's Flat Iron-inspired restaurant will be setting up shop at where Club Street stalwart Zui Hong Lou operates, dishing out quality cuts for just $21 every weekend for a limited time; chow down while you can. Through Apr 29

EXHIBITION
One of Singapore’s smallest minority communities is finally having their moment in the spotlight at Chetti Melaka of the Straits: Rediscovering Peranakan Indian Communities. Come hear the lesser-known stories of the Chetti Melaka, also known as Peranakan Indians—descendants of early South Indian migrants who to Singapore in the 15th and 16th centuries, and married local Chinese or Malay women. Through May 5