Are you a budding entrepreneur? Join this fireside chat and hear from celebrity baker Dean Brettschneider who will share how his hard work, hard-knocks, and fair share of rigorously long hours have moulded him into the successful baker, businessman, mentor and TV personality that he is today. Tickets at $5.
End the month with a bang as American musician, DJ and record producer Steve Aoki returns to Singapore this weekend to amp up the carnival-like atmosphere at Marquee Singapore. Not familiar with his work? His legendary dance/electronica collaborations with artists include Afrojack, LMFAO, and Linkin Park. $68/$78 at the door.
Want to improve your skills on drawing the human form? Join the Singapore International Artist Collective (SiAC) — a not-for-profit collective of international artists based in SG — for a figure study session guided by a SiAC docent while you chomp on great food and drinks at Shake Farm HQ. Bring your own drawing supplies and beginners are welcome too. Registration required here.
Celebrated yearly in Japan on 3 February as part of the spring festival, Setsubun is sometimes referred to as the Bean-Throwing Festival. Why? Find out here at the event! Besides learning about the story behind the festival, your kids will also get to make delicious ehomaki sushi rolls and create exciting demon masks. Free admission, register here.
Where can you find colourful floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different ethnicities in their traditional costumes and much more? This annual street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore’s vibrant and multicultural society and is the largest street performance and float parade in Asia! Tickets from $17.10
Chingay Parade 2020
31 January and 1 February
F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, 038975
Usher in the year of the Metal Rat and be the first in Singapore to catch the spark-tacular Golden Pyro Dragon Dance under a shower of firework-like sparkles. P/S: Special metal granules are used to create these pyrotechnic displays!
Check out other fun events happening at Gardens by the Bay this weekend here.
KidsFest! 2020 is back featuring four fun theatre productions adapted from well-loved children books that are thoroughly enjoyed by people of all ages – The Gruffalo, Stick Man, The Gruffalo’s Child and for the first time, Mr Men and Little Miss. Your young theatre lover will be in for a treat! Tickets from $42.
One of the Philippines’ best international stand-up comedians GB Labrador will be performing in Singapore to showcase Filipino humor on the red dot. The writer, actor and founder of Comedy Manila was the first homegrown Filipino to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and was also featured on the BBC Arts Hour. He will be joined by his countrymen James Caraan, Nonong Ballinan and Ramon Francisco. Tickets at $15.
Kampong Boogie returns to Victoria Wholesale Centre for a no-frills rooftop discotheque! Come boogie down to some funk, soul, hip hop, house, tropical, disco, bass, kuduro and sounds from beyond with special guest inter-disciplinary artist The DONN aka Don Wang and the KB all-stars.
Expect an all-day music event at this Bachata pool party where the dancing never stops with the best Latin music. There’ll also a separate Salsa room (from 5 pm to 8 pm) bringing you the best of Havana D’Primera, Maykel Blanco and others! When you need a break, take a dip in the pool, or have a burger and cocktail to rest your feet. Tickets from $27.15.
Looking for feline company for your life in SG? Want to give a furbaby a forever home? Make your way down to The Pet Safari at Vivocity and view the adorable cats and kittens for adoption! Cat Welfare Society adoption guidelines apply.
This weekend is an important date for many of our American friends. That’s right, it’s the Super Bowl weekend! You can catch the action live on Monday morning as at these places in SG as you root for the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers.
Super Bowl 2020 screenings in SG
By Muneerah Bee, January 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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