27 events to go to this weekend (3-5 March)

It’s a well-known fact that Singapore never sleeps, but given the lineup of events of this weekend, it seems the city doesn’t even rest, either.

Spoil yourself this weekend with an array of events stretching from a lights festival at Marina Bay to the highlight of the weekend – a Super Rugby match.

1. Blossom Bliss @ Gardens by the Bay

Photo: Gardens by the Bay

With cherry blossom trees spread out around the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, visitors to this year’s Blossom Bliss floral display can look forward to several varieties making their debut at the show.

The pale pink flowers of the Prunus Accolade and the Prunus Subhirtella Pendula trees form the picturesque Japanese-inspired landscape, perfect for that photo if you can’t make it to Japan for sakura-viewing season.

When: 3 March – 24 March

Where: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome

Price: $8 – $12


2. i Light Art Festival 2017 Marina Bay

Photo: Associated Press

Into its fifth year, the i Light Marina Bay light art festival will be featuring 20 sustainable light installations by artists from Singapore and around the world. Also, for the first time the festival will be playing host to three themed hubs.

The art installations are designed with environmentally-friendly materials and energy saving materials to promote sustainable habits amongst festival goers.

When: 3 – 26 March

Where: Marina Bay Waterfront

Price: Free


3. Super Rugby 2017

Super Rugby, a professional men’s rugby union football competition involving Japan and the Southern Hemisphere, will see its 22nd season being played out over several countries across the globe, with Singapore being one of them.

The SUNWOLVES, a team co-based in Japan and Singapore, will be playing three home games at the National Stadium. Pump up your adrenaline at the nail-biting opening game this coming weekend.

When: 4 March

Where: National Stadium

Price: $15 – $153


4. Sekai No Owari – Live in Singapore

Photo: Live Nation Lushington SG

One of Japan’s most popular and creative acts, Sekai No Owari are making their debut appearance in Singapore this coming weekend at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa.

Formed in 2005, the group comprises of four members; Nakajin the guitarist, Fukase, lead vocalist, Saori on the piano, and the masked clown DJ LOVE adding to the entertainment with some stage banter. Having toured countries like US, Korea, China and Taiwan, the band’s popularity is on the rise, with plans to release an English-language album this year.

When: 5 March 2017

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa

Price: $118 – $168



Photo: Toy Factory Productions Ltd – Toy 肥料厂

PRISM is an offbeat play that aims to invoke thoughts and explore the limits of one’s threshold for pain and loss. Progression and development bring with them counter-effects such as eroding a nation’s culture and heritage, and PRISM explores just that, mirroring the current state of affairs in Singapore. The play is the brainchild of Toy Factory’s Chief Artistic Director Goh Boon Teck, who penned it in 2003. 

When: 23 Feb – 5 March

Where: National Library Building, Drama Centre Theatre,

Price: $42 – $75



Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

Into its last weekend, the MARVEL’S AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will be wrapping up its showcase after having been opened to public since last October. The exhibition provides visitors an opportunity to embark on an immersive adventure with their favourite superheroes such as Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America through interactive exhibits. The final weekend also brings along with it extended hours till 8pm, from the usual 6pm closing time.

When: 3 – 5 March

Where: Annex Hall, Science Centre

Price: $18 – $38


7. World Press Photo 16: Singapore

Are you a budding photojournalist? This is the perfect opportunity to hear from industry professionals themselves. The showcase will feature some of the best visual journalism pieces collated over the past year. Also, visitors will be able to speak to photojournalists and get insights on the stories behind the images.

When: 3 – 26 March

Where: The Concourse, Level 1 and The Canyon, Basement, National Museum of Singapore

Price: Free


8. ASTRO the 1st Showcase in Singapore

Photo: MyMusicTaste

The up-and-coming Korean boy band ASTRO are set to hold their first showcase in Singapore this Sunday at the Resorts World Theatre. The group, famous for their variety show appearances, consists of six members: MJ, Jin Jin, Cha Eun-woo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Yoon San-ha. They released their first album in February last year.

When: 5 March

Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Price: $138 – $238


9. Singapore Design Week

Photo: Design Singapore

Happening for the fourth year, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) is a collaboration between DesignSingapore Council and several key and fringe partners. Featuring a collection of local and international design activities, the SDW aims to raise awareness about good design. The event also hopes to deepen the appreciation and understanding of design innovation.

When: 3 – 12 March

Where: Various

Price: Various



First staged a decade ago, the 2017 season of the play will see the reunion of three of the four original leads – Adrian Pang, Daniel Jenkins and Shane Mardjuki. Described as “absolutely unmissable” by The Flying Inkpot, the play has two Tony Awards and Oliver Awards. The story revolves around an imprisoned writer, whose stories bear grim semblance to the killings in the streets outside.

When: 24 Feb – 12 March

Where: Victoria Theatre

Price: $45 – $75


11. Human Library SG #2

Photo: Human Library Singapore Facebook

How does the thought of borrowing a human sound? Though out of the ordinary, the concept behind this event is rather a modest one, where participants can “borrow real people instead of books”. These people come from all walks of life and will be at the event for honest conversations with participants. So if you’re looking for advice or just someone to talk to, you know where to head to this Sunday.

When: 5 March

Where: The Red Box


12. Mixed (Performance Tour)

A short 40-minute play, Mixed scrutinises the difficulties faced by Anika Lee, a Chindian (Chinese-Indian) growing up in Singapore. The award-winning play brings to light issues faced by individuals of mixed ethnicity, having bagged the TheatreWorks 24-Hours Playwriting Competition 2016.

When: 23 Feb – 9 March

Where: Various

Price: Free


13. Open Farm Community Social Market

Photo: Open Farm Community Facebook

Into its 8th edition, the Social Market by Open Farm Community (OFC) features several local farmers, producers, makers and bakers for an afternoon of fun, entertainment and socialisation. Things you can purchase at the event include house plants, homemade jam and even sweet and sticky honey.

You can even grill your freshly-purchased produce from the Market at the live grill. There will also be an open air screening of My Dharma – a collaborative documentary by Dharma Bums and Italian filmmaker Alessandro Sigismondi.

When: 4 & 5 March

Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road

Price: Free


14. POP UP YOGA: Botanic Gardens

Photo: Urban Yogis

A recurring concept where organisers organise classes at various locations around the island, POP UP YOGA aims to make the practice and fun and interesting one while staying in shape. This event also aims to introduce various styles of yoga during every pop up session, rotating through its database of teachers.

When: 4 March

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Price: $8


15. A World Full of Stories

Catered to children between the age of one and twelve, this exhibition features unique installations that allow kids to get creative and make their own stories. It aims to feed the imagination of kids while promoting creative literacy, together with social and emotional development.

When: Now till 30 April

Where: Gillman Barracks

Price: $22 per child (allows entry for one adult)


16. Electronic Music Workshops Singapore & Free Masterclass

Are you a music enthusiast or an aspiring DJ? Well, listen up. Loop Electronic Music Academy will be in town to host a series of electronic music production and DJ workshops. Participants can choose to either sign up for weekend workshops or five-day intensive course. A free masterclass is scheduled this coming Sunday to allow enthusiasts to get a taste of the process before delving into the five-day workshops.

When: 5 March

Where: Aliwal Arts Centre

Price: Free


17. Escape 56: The Red Axes

Photo: Zig Zach SG Facebook

Making their Southeast Asia debut, Red Axes will be playing at Escape 56 this Friday.  The group has been ranked No. 35 in Resident Advisor’s Top Live Acts and has strong support from many other DJs. Get ready to groove your night away to some epic beats.

When: 3 March

Where: Escape 56, St. James Power Station

Price: $45


18. Cool Shorts @ LASALLE

Facilitated and directed by Matthew Grey, catch the students of LASALLE’s Diploma in Performance course act out short contemporary scenes by various playwrights. The event takes place at the Creative Cube located on the school’s grounds this coming Friday.

When: 1 – 3 March

Where: Creative Cube @ LASALLE

Price: Free



19. TechnoSFERIK#3

Photo: Around Earth

Fancy a techno party with a good cause? TechoSFERIK is organised by Around Earth, a non-profit organisation whose members travel around the world playing music, gathering and distributing old belongings while spreading joy and happiness. This party features the perfect recipe to enjoy and have fun while giving back to society.

When: 4 March

Where: Aryaa Lounge

Price: $15 – $20



20. Eatmepoptart presents: Lovelive feat Disco Hue, Subsonic Eye

Photo: EATMEPOPTART Facebook

A brand new concept night at the Montreux Jazz Cafe, LongLive launches its inaugural night with Disco Hue and SUBSONIC EYE.

Disco Hue, whose music is influenced by acts like Daft Punk and CHVRCHES, is a four-piece band that gives a fresh mix to electronic dance music, while being characterised as a live band.

SUBSONIC EYE on the hand, is a dream pop band whose sounds combine the soothing algorithms of a synth, a catchy guitar and vocal lines. This unique blend creates a great atmosphere to enjoy your Saturday night.

When: 4 March

Where: Montreux Jazz Cafe

Price: $15


21. Superfly: The Prequel

Photo: The Multiply

If LoveLive isn’t your thing and you want a little mix of some varieties, the Superfly urban music festival may just be your thing. Highlights of the event include AOS Collective, Bangkok Invaders and DJ Nashd.

When: 4 March

Where: Millian Singapore

Price: $11 – $53


22. SPD Open House

Photo: SPD

An event with a good cause by the SPD (formerly known as Society for the Physically Disabled), this Open House aims to build a more inclusive society and encourage understanding and acceptance towards individuals with disabilities.

Visitors will be able to learn from the stories of persons with disabilities while building new relationships. Some other highlights of the event include an Inclusion Trail around the Tiong Bahru Estate, discovering cafes and other locations in the area, along with a flea market and a photo booth.

When: 4 March

Where: SPD Ability Centre

Price: Free

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23. Camp Kilo x Commoner Creatures Presents Art Club #02

Photo: Commoner Creatures

A day of fun, music, and perhaps a drink or two, but not forgetting art, of course. Art Club promises to satisfy your creative needs while supporting and grow the community of makers, doers and craftspeople. The event features names such as WANT Skincare, Juls, Forest Child and Reza Hasni.

When: 5 March

Where: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club


24. Singapore Bike show X Bikezilla Mass Ride

Led by a team of Bikezilla riders, this mass ride is scheduled to take place on the newly-opened Chestnut North mountain-bike trail. Fret-not if you think you don’t have the skills, as the guys from Bikezilla will be looking out for all participants in this mass ride.

When: 4 March

Where: Chestnut Point, Chestnut Nature Park

Price: Free

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25. Good OH’ Holland Village

Photo: OH! Open House Facebook

If Holland Village has always been a mystery to you, this is the perfect opportunity to sort that out. Good OH’ Holland Village offers participants the option to go on three different art tours, each offering differing viewpoints on this gem of an estate. The three tours include the THE CHIP BEE TOUR, THE HDB TOUR and THE HAKKA CEMETERY TOUR, with each lasting about 45-minutes.

When: 4 – 19 March

Where: Holland Village

Price: $25



Photo: VIVA O SAMBA Facebook

If you think you’re knowledgable enough about local history and culture, and wish to expand your horizons, then VIVA O SAMBA might just be the event. Based on Brazilian culture, audiences will get to enjoy live showcases by SMU’s resident percussion band, Samba Masala, along with other local Samba bands, dancers and Capoeira artists.

That’s not all. The event also boasts a list of fun games, foods and activities.

When: 4 March

Where: Singapore Management University

Price: Free



27. Latino Night – Post Bar

Photo: Nightdowhat

After you’re done with VIVA O SAMBA, why not head down to Post Bar at Fullerton Hotel to continue the Latino festivities? Groove to salsa beats by a 3-piece band or enjoy the refreshing drinks at the bar while you make new friends. It’s the perfect party to wrap up the weekend.

When: 4 March

Where: Post Bar, The Fullerton Hotel

Price: $20