Weekend guide (2-4 February): Chinese New Year-themed markets, Bob Marley tribute party

It’s a great weekend for those looking to refurbish their homes and indulge in retail therapy ahead of Chinese New Year. Look out themed pop-up markets and family festivals that are great for an outing with friends or family.

W Market presents CNY Pop Up Market

W Market presents CNY Pop Up Market. (Photo: Facebook)

If you’re looking for unique red envelopes and Lunar New Year-worthy accessories and home decor, head over to W Market’s pop-up market at the Capitol Piazza this weekend for an afternoon of retail therapy. They will be having Cai Shen Ye roving the market as well as LED Lion Dance in the evening on Saturday and Sunday. Held at the Outdoor Plaza, this fair jumpstarts the festive celebrations to welcome the year of Dog.

When: 3-4 February
Where: Capitol Piazza
Price: Free admission

Crate and Barrel New Home Fair 2018

If you’re thinking of refurbishing your home ahead of the Lunar New Year, furniture retailer Crate and Barrel is hosting a furniture and home decor fair this weekend. Shoppers can explore more home options from 14 other vendors such as ShadeSpace and The Curtain Boutique and rub shoulders with home stylists in case you need any design advice.

When: 3 Feb 2018
Where: orchardgateway@emerald
Price: Free

Soulfeed presents Sven Vath

(Photo: Zouk)

Award-winning German electronic DJ Sven Väth will be manning the decks at Zouk Singapore on Saturday after an opening set by Ferng, also known as DJ Hong. Known for his unpredictable sound since 1981, revelers can expect the veteran to lay down perfect cuts of beats and melodies that will leave all techno-heads in bliss.

When: 3 Feb 2018
Where: Zouk Singapore (3C River Valley Road, The Cannery)
Price: $35 (ladies), $45 (men)

FamFest 2018 (Chinese New Year edition)

Enjoy a full day of music, food, drinks, shopping, dance and play at the open field of Cafe Melba at Goodman Arts Centre on Saturday. Programmes lined up for this weekend’s FamFest event include a flea market, bouncy castle, face painting and kids games.

When: 4 Feb 2018 from 11am to 9pm
Where: Cafe Melba (Goodman Arts Centre)
Price: Free admission

City Evening Cycling Trail

Explore heritage sites within Singapore’s central district on two wheels during the sunset by participating in this cycling trail. The trail will begin at Chinatown and proceed to the Singapore River, Marina Bay and Kampong Glam. Each cyclist will be given a cycling guide, bicycle, helmet and a receiver set and ear piece.

When: 2 February from 7 to 10pm
Where: Chinatown (335 Smith Street)
Price: Unavailable

East Side Story

You can never really go wrong with delicious food, good music and great company. Happening for the first time at The 1925 Brewing Co. Restaurant along Jalan Besar, expect Teochew-inspire dishes and a groovy playlist consisting of funk, soul, disco and house.

When: 3 February 2018
Where: 261 Joo Chiat Road
Price: No cover charge

Shostakovich Cello Concerto

Spend an afternoon listening to dark and eerie soundscapes by the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 and symphonic melodies by Dvorak.

When: 3 February
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Price: $15 to $88

A Mindful Moments Retreat

(Photo: Mindfulness Moments/Facebook)

If you keep coming across the the idea of mindfulness and would like to give it a short, this retreat is for you. Held in a setting close to nature, participants will be guided by Erin Lee, the founder and mindfulness coach of Mindful Moments Singapore. The highly experiential retreat encourages participants to take time out of their busy schedule and connect with themselves.

When: 3 February
Where: Hort Park Singapore
Price: From $110 (via online)

Bob Marley Burfday Film + Reggae Afterparty

The king of reggae music would have turned 71 on 6 February if he were still alive. Ahead of his birthday, local independent movie theatre The Projector is hosting an event to pay tribute to Bob Marley with a screening a documentary by Kevin Macdonald and a reggar after-party to conclude the night.

When: 3 February
Where: The Projector and Intermission Bar
Price: $13.50 (standard)

Latino Night

(Photo: Fullerton Singapore)

Hit the dance floor with salsa beats by the 3-piece band & groove to the rhythm from 7pm till late. Get into the partying mood with drinks include Mojitos, margaritas or El Optimista Tequila shots.

Where: Post Bar, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
When: February 3
Price: $20

Straits Family Sunday: Tahun Baru, Baju Baru!

Learn about Peranakan traditional clothing and enjoy an interactive drama performance at the Peranakan Museum on this Sunday.

When: 4 February
Where: Peranakan Museum Singapore
Price: Admission is free

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