A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Mar 15
Asia’s largest hip hop and street festival is back for its 12th edition, this time with more dancing from b-boys and b-girls from all around the globe. Besides dance competitions, look out for workshops, open dance classes, and parties with rap performances by local and international names.
Until Mar 17 at *Scape. $30-$35.
Before the Peranakan Museum closes for renovations, experience the true blue ways of Peranakan culture with music to dance to and popular dishes try. And if you haven’t yet seen a traditional Peranakan wedding procession, now’s your chance.
Until Mar 16; 6pm-11pm at Armenian St. Free.
Goodwood Park Hotel’s annual celebration of the King of Fruits features new creations such as D24 pandan lapis coconuts cake, D24 royale cheesecake, mini D24 ice cream bars, and D24 matcha mont blanc tart amongst its signatures like D24 mousse cakes and puffs.
Until Jul 14 at Goodwood Park Hotel.
Watch award-winning movies, attend workshops and topical talks, and more at this year’s Francophonie Festival. Titles on the line-up include Encordés, L’Opéra, and Nos Batailles.
Until Mar 30, various timings at Alliance Française. Free and ticketed.
DJ Ata (Atanasios Christos Macias) from Germany along with Singapore-based DJ Maurice Simon will be spinning beats at Brass Lion Distillery for one night. Come for the grooves and snap some pics in front of the interactive photo wall and digital graffiti station.
9pm-late at Brass Lion Distillery. $35.
Clarke Quay Streetfest, Magners International Comedy Festival and Nickelodeon Fiesta will be taking over Clarke Quay during the March holidays. Activities include circus acts, stand-up comedians, and Nickelodeon-themed games and photo ops.
Until Mar 24 at various locations at Clarke Quay. Free and ticketed.
Taking over the Jalan Besar ‘hood this weekend, the festival brings with it innovation talks, music performances, parties, workshops, bites, and booze. Highlights include a session on urban farming in underutilized spaces and a carpark roller disco.
Until Mar 17 at Jalan Besar Sports Centre Multi-Story Carpark. Three-day pass $40, one-day pass $10-$20, innovation talks $250.
Bounce around at tokidoki’s inflatable playground with the world’s largest Unicorno slide and check out a walk-through tokidoki show flat. Then wait in line for a meet-and-greet with SANDy and Donutella and get your hands on exclusive tokidoki x Changi Airport merchandise.
Until May 1 at Changi Airport T3 and T4. Free.
Saturday, Mar 16
Work up a sweat with activities such as boxing, barre, and yoga, then treat yourself to a drink from Four Pillars Pop-up Gin Bar and TBC’s Rosé Bar.
9am-noon at Tanjong Beach Club. $15-$45.
Learn about hawker centres and space shuttles amongst other things with hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Pick up a coloring booklet to channel your kid’s inner Picasso or perhaps have a go at popular children’s games from the ’60s.
10am-7pm at the National Museum of Singapore. $20/child.
Back by popular demand, this event wants you to celebrate your long-lasting relationship with your significant other at a picnic in the park. You can rekindle the romance with live jazz performances, waltz dancing, and a movie screening under the stars.
4pm-9:30pm at Empress Lawn, Victoria Theatre. Free.
Back with a wider range of music acts and a greater diversity of music, the performances feature 20 aspiring music acts that’re mentored by artists such as Akilesh and Tim De Cotta.
Until Mar 17 at L1 Outdoor Front Plaza, Plaza Singapura. Free.
Returning just in time for the March school holidays, this festival features over 800 Sanrio character inflatables, including the likes of Gudetama, Hello Kitty, and My Melody. Other activities include obstacle courses, outdoor movie screenings of animated films, and more.
Until Mar 24; 10am-7pm at Palawan Green, Sentosa. Free.
Reminisce the good old days with an interactive playground, try your hand at workshops where you can make your own kueh, and explore the many different art installations inspired by heritage and nostalgia at The Substation. Plus, check out the interactive art experience featuring dystopian hawker food and an audio-visual experience by Debbie Ding and chef Ming Tan.
Until Apr 7 at The Substation. Free and ticketed.
Sunday, Mar 17
This session by Mark Tay, Beverage Director of Jam at Siri House (and co-founder of Sunday Punch), spotlights everything from must-have spirits to garnishes to glassware that you’ll need to build your own home bar. Once you’ve got the basics down pat, there’ll be a DIY hands-on session with cocktail and punchbowl recipes.
4:30pm-6pm at Siri House. $150.