Monday blues? Not when the highly-decorated jazz doyenne Alemay Fernandez is here to entertain with her sultry tone and powerhouse vocals. If that’s not enough, enjoy the powerful rendition of blues and jazz tunes as you indulge in hearty French bistro classics at Bistro Du Vin.
Start your week right with rejuvenating Monday yoga at 50-20-30 Yoga to move, breathe and meditate. The 60-minute yoga practice references the 50-20-30 principle for a balanced and optimised approach to mind and body wellness. Tickets from $25.
2, 9, 16, and 23 March
7 pm to 8 pm
Bishan Active Park, Bishan St 23, 570210
The annual St Patrick’s Day Street Festival will not take place as planned this year to protect the health and safety of the Circular Road community and visitors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your favourite Irish holiday in SG. Check out these alternatives around the city to get your dose of green and Guinness this year.
2 to 17 March: St Patrick’s Festive at The Stamford Brasserie
7 March: LAVO Party Brunch *St. Patrick’s Edition*
13 March: St Patrick’s Celebration at 79 After Dark
14 March: Celebrate St Patrick’s with The Souls
14 and 17 March: Singapore St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
17 March: St Patrick’s Day Party at Empire
17 March: St Patrick’s Day at The Drunken Poet
St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Singapore
2 to 17 March
(We just got news that this event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can get updates here.)
This first generation Mexican-American singer is only 22 and has completed back-to-back sell-out headline tours throughout North America in 2019. He counts Benny Sings, D’Angelo, Los Panchos, John Mayer, Elliott Smith, Cuco Sánchez, Paul Simon, Gary Numan, and João Gilberto as his biggest influences. Tickets at $80.
Do we really need to tell you how this world-renowned tragic romance goes? With drama at its core, this ballet coalesces swordplay, humour, and stunning choreography into a sensational statement of the true essence of beauty in ballet. Tickets from $40.
Romeo and Juliet presented by Singapore Dance Theatre
5 to 8 March
Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, 038981
Get ready for a head banging good time as Singapore Rockfest II is back with renowned German hard rock and metal band Scorpions and British hard rock band Whitesnake (on 5 March), American heavy metal band Slipknot and American metal band Trivium (on 24 March), gracing the stage over two days. Bonus: Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil will perform at Singapore Rockfest II The Afterfest Party (on 27 March)! Get your tickets here.
Singapore Rockfest II
5, 24 and 27 March
Sound therapy is said to bring about stress reduction. This sound healing meditation, designed for adults and children, will let you experience meditation techniques to stimulate and balance the nervous system to deepen relaxation, improve sleep, increase vital energy flow, creativity, intuition, remove blockages and toxins, cleanse negative energy and emotions. Does it really work? Try it for yourself. Tickets at $37.61.
Witness the blossoming of spring as the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay transforms into a Japanese springtime landscape. Follow the adventures of the legendary Momotaro, a boy born from a peach, and meet the three adorable warriors that fought alongside him. Spot the Gassho-style farmhouses, a Japanese tea house, and over 20 varieties of pretty cherry and peach blossoms. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.
Sakura Matsuri – Tale of the Peach Boy Floral Display
6 to 29 March
9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
Award-winning American comedian and former biologist Robyn Perkins effortlessly combines scientific research with personal stories from her ridiculous life. We heard she lost half of her pants on her first night on Mount Kilimanjaro. Say what?! Tickets at $20.
Step into the historic red-brick facade of the Pasir Panjang Power Station, and be whisked away into an electrifying world of everything SingLit (Singapore Literature)-inspired. Indulge in the spine-chilling Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales from Singapore — a live performance that melds film, theatre and writing from some of Singapore’s most haunting contemporary novels. Or immerse yourself in the hidden history of the building with Modern: Resonance II. Register and purchase tickets here.
SingLit Power House
6 and 7 March
5 pm to 9.30 pm
Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Rd, 117537
Inspired by The Incredible Basket, a delightful book by local children’s author Quek Hong Shin, this fun show is a dance theatre performance for kids aged four to eight. You can expect two talented dancers with lots of baskets and baskets full of imagination as you interact with them. Tickets at $12.
Get ready for a fun Holi celebration on Sentosa with your family and friends! This famous “festival of colours” is an ancient Hindu religious festival but it has gained popularity with the general public in recent years. There will be street food, drinks and lots of fun! And don’t worry, the colours used are eco-friendly and non-toxic, according to the organisers. Tickets at $25. (7 March: https://tinyurl.com/rdh-7mar; 14 March: https://tinyurl.com/rdh-14mar)
Experience something new (or expect sounds you miss from home) every first Saturday of the month at Lime House with Soul Vibes Saturday, where DJ Justo will be dishing out Soca, Dancehall and Afrobeats all night long.
Celebrate the first Saturday night of March with Black Coffee – South African DJ and record producer who’s featured in Drake’s hit Get It Together, and David Guetta’s recent hit Drive. Expect an unforgettable night with nothing but the best hits to reward yourself after a long workweek. Tickets from $38.
Join a kult of female DJs, live entertainment, entrepreneurs, makers and creators this International Women’s Day! Enjoy music, tasty food and refreshing drinks in the historic surrounds of Kult Yard while raising money for gender equality advocacy group Aware Singapore.
Anyone born in the ’70s has probably sung their hearts out to the iconic rock classic Hotel California by the multi-award winning band The Eagles. This March, let local tribute band Johnny Come Lately relive the tunes you used to rock out to as they perform their greatest hits at a serene countryside surroundings that will set the right mood for The Eagles.
Combining lyricism with dark humour, 4.48 Psychosis — written by renown English playwright Sarah Kane — is an unvarnished look at the difficulty of questioning and communicating with the outside world through the lens of depression. Don’t miss this multicultural interpretation of a modern classic directed by Andy Ng Wai-shek. Tickets at $25.99.
Believe in what’s possible as popular Disney characters spark the courage inside us! See how far Moana goes on a quest with demigod Maui to save her island and find her own identity. Anna’s devotion to her sister Elsa sets her on a journey to stop an eternal winter. Rapunzel goes to great lengths to realise her dream. Fearless Belle befriends the enchanted castle staff and uncovers the Beast’s gentleness. Cinderella is determined to make her wish come true. With music, Miguel knows that love will never fade. Join Mickey and Minnie to uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our destiny.
Tip: Arrive early for a warm welcome from special guests Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Tickets from $20.
Celebrating Singapore literature and its diverse community, the third edition of the festival takes on the theme “These Storied Walls” inspired by The Arts House’s many identities. Drop by the venue to enjoy performances, installations, and workshops that will take you on a trip through the literary worlds of local authors.
American rock band Jimmy Eat World will be serving their hits in SG at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore this month. Catch Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Tom Linton and Zach Lind as they dish out sounds from their tenth studio album Surviving as well as some familiar favourites. Tickets from $99.
This hands-on holiday programme, designed for kids from six to 12, will show them how art and science can come together through gemstones. They will get to experience the “Mine to Market” journey through multi-sensory learning aspects of seeing, touching, feeling such as mining and using of tools like microscope. Tickets at $30, which includes a goodie bag!
Lining up your lunchtime plans? Swing by the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) for free concerts! The Lunchtime Concerts programme happens on selected Fridays with music inspired by ACM’s galleries, featuring strings, piano, voice, jazz, and more. You can look forward to well-loved classics played by students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music for a soothing musical interlude to your day.
Every month, a group of dedicated volunteers organises a cleanup on Pulau Ubin to make the rustic island cleaner and a better place to live for the wildlife. Join them to do your part and get to know like-minded people. Bring your own equipment and tools such as garbage bags, tongs, gardening gloves, good shoes, water, mosquito repellent and sunscreen. Register here by 18 March.
Norwegian pop icons A-ha will perform their first ever show in Singapore (and only show in Southeast Asia!) and you can expect to rock out to all their hits. Stay for the after party after the concert as Zouk brings their wildly-popular signature Mambo Jambo event with Zouk resident DJ Hong playing 80’s music onsite! There’ll also be 80’s themed activities and a festive festive beer garden. Tickets from $148.
Who says you can’t have a fun farming experience in SG? Explore where the food on your table comes from by getting closer to the food source at this programme. You’ll harvest vegetables from Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)’s organic farm, and prepare the land for the next planting. Tickets from $80 for two.
Maybe you know him as Van Howard on the Netflix original series Easy, but do you know that he is also the voice of Jax in the Mortal Kombat video game, and was the former in-arena host for the Chicago Bulls? He was recently featured in the NBC, Universal TB ‘Break Out Festival’ at Second City in Chicago, and headlined the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Tickets at $20.
Embark on an exhilarating gin adventure with guest speaker Chris Marshall, who is a cocktails and boutique spirits specialist, as you discover the heritage of Old Young’s gin and be guided through the tasting of three premium gin labels. Can you taste and identify the unique flavours and botanicals in each gin? Tickets from $55.
Gin Masterclass 2020 Edition 1 (with guest speaker Chris Marshall)
4 pm to 8 pm
CIN CIN, Oasia Hotel Downtown, #01-02, 100 Peck Seah St, 079333
Don’t miss the only opportunity to run alongside wildlife with your family and friends in SG! It will definitely be a fun morning of family bonding and learning more about wildlife conservation. This will be the final edition of the Safari Zoo Run as the preparation for upcoming Mandai Project kicks in soon. Register before 15 March here.
Discover the big deal behind Singapore’s hawker culture with street food, gorgeous street art and world-famous chendol! Savour the most authentic tastes of local food and drink as you dive deep into food streets, busy local markets and back-alley food stalls. Along the way, you’ll uncover some of the most Instagram-worthy street art, each offering a colourful escape from Singapore’s concrete jungle. Tickets at $89.
Singapore Shiok – Street Food Trail (Vegetarian/Vegan)
12 pm to 3.30 pm
Tired of shopping at the usual malls? Local entrepreneurs will be offering their sustainable products and services at this market in town. Drop by for some retail therapy and get to know how these eco-warriors in SG are doing their part for earth. Don’t forget to bring your own bag for your haul.
By Muneerah Bee, February 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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