Things To Do This Weekend (10 – 12 February)

This weekend is a particularly eventful one – Chinese New Year comes to an end, and every couple’s favourite occasion, Valentine’s Day, makes its appearance. Whether you’re happily on your own or joyfully attached, you are bound to find a place in this list that you won’t mind spending your weekend at.

1. Valentine’s Day At The Projector

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It’s okay to stick to the classics once in awhile in your relationships. But if you want to take it up a notch, forget the commercial theatres at the shopping centres near you. Instead, take a little trip to the Golden Mile Tower on Beach Road, sink into the bean bags, and enjoy films that won’t be screened anywhere else in Singapore.

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This Valentine’s, enjoy the critically acclaimed romantic drama film Southside With You, a film inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. If romance isn’t your thing – odd, considering that it is date night – then jive to the musical numbers of the timeless musical film, Moulin Rouge! this Friday night instead.

Date: 11 – 14 February 2017
Time: Timings for screenings are available here.
Venue: The Projector
6001 Beach Road #05-00
Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589
Admission: $13.50 (Standard), $11.50 (Concession). Get tickets here.

 

2. Singapore Biennale 2016, Create A Scent Workshop

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Part of Singapore Biennale 2016 – An Atlas of Mirrors, this home-fragrance workshop invites you to customise a scent based on an artwork from the exhibition that you have selected. Organized by Je T’aime Perfumery, a perfumery specialising in bespoke fragrances, this workshop will provide you with only the most exquisite oils for your concoctions, ultimately allowing you to contain your imagination in a 30ml bottle you can bring home.

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If you have yet to pay the Singapore Biennale a visit, here’s your chance this weekend. As part of a Valentine’s Day promotion, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) will be having 1-for-1 admission fees and extended museum opening hours this Saturday, 11 February. Who says only couples are entitled to Valentine’s Day promotions? Grab a good friend or even a sibling, and use this promotion to your advantage. Simply get your tickets here.  Live portrait drawing sessions, organic coffee on tap, and local music – the Singapore Biennale isn’t just for the museum buff.

Date: 10 February 2017, 11 February 2017
Time: 7PM
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189555
Admission: $80. Get tickets here.

 

3. Market Of Artists And Designers (MAAD)

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Possibly the most well-known creative marketplace in Singapore, the Market Of Artists And Designers (MAAD) is not your usual flea. MAAD serves as a platform for creatives to showcase their artwork, and is home to innovation, originality, and inventiveness. This month, the flea will be happening this Friday, 10 February.

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Expect live performances, live portrait drawing sessions, and artistic talent everywhere you turn. Or you could even be one of those talents – just sign up here.

Date: 10 February 2017
Time: 5PM – 12AM
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum
28 Maxwell Road
Red Dot Traffic Building
Singapore 069120
Admission: Free
(more information here)
4. Viper Challenge

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You may be familiar with the Spartan Race. The mere mention of its name can make even the fittest sweat a little. But if you’re new to the obstacle race scene in Singapore and would like to test its waters, consider stepping up to the Viper Challenge – Asia’s largest obstacle course running event.

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Mentally, and physically, prepare yourself to get down and dirty as you run, crawl, and jump through the sand and the sea. Just be thankful that Singapore’s Viper Challenge isn’t organised on mud pits, unlike other countries.

Date: 11 February 2017
Time: 7PM – 11AM
Venue: Beach Station
51 Imbiah Walk
Sentosa
Singapore 099538
Admission: $149. Get tickets here.
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5. Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

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Most of the younger Chinese generation may shun anything that may remotely remind them of their dreaded mother tongue – except MandoPop, because no one in their right minds shun MandoPop – but Huayi is here to drastically change mindsets.

Many may assume that Chinese artistic expression is limited to the Chinese operas we watched as kids, but Huayi properly showcases the multitude of Chinese art we may not be familiar with. Shakespeare plays, modern dance, orchestra music, pop music, theatre… the list is endless, and one can only wish that he could afford to attend every last one of the programmes.

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Ongoing since the start of February, most programmes featured in Huayi have long passed. However, there are still a couple you can catch, one of them being Li Xiaoyi’s interpretation of Offending The Audience, the classic “anti-play” that features four anonymous actors who spend most of the play addressing the audience directly.

Date: 3 – 12 February 2017
Time: Various
Venue: Esplanade
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981
Admission: Get tickets here.
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6. Yellowcard Final World Tour

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For the millennials, seeing their favourite bands last the test of time are probably rare occurrences – what with the amount of publicity a disbandment or the exit of a member can produce. But for the older ones, we know the bittersweet feeling that comes when you see the band you love finally decide to take a break after years of being together – and it’s no different with Yellowcard.

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After nearly two decades of playing shows in six different continents, the rock band has finally decided to make a graceful exit with the release of a final album – produced by their lead singer and lead guitarist Ryan Key and Ryan Mendez – as well as a final world tour. If you’re a fan, don’t miss your last opportunity to see them live at The Coliseum this Sunday.

Date: 12 February 2017
Time: 7PM
Venue: The Coliseum
1 Garden Avenue
Singapore 099621
Admission: $98. Get tickets here.
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7. Art at Curate

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Admit it, we had all clambered for the iconic Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles once it was awarded one Michelin star. It’s no secret that Singaporeans love trying the best food. With Art at Curate, you will be given the opportunity to do so, many times over.

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The annual Art at Curate is a series featuring various Michelin star chefs helming the kitchen at CURATE for a week. Chef Masayasu Yonemaru, a one-star Michelin chef specializing in French cuisine with a Japanese twist, have kicked off this series this week, and will be present at CURATE until 11 February. Savour Chef Masayasu Yonemaru’s carefully curated menu, which will come paired with top sakes as well.

Date: 4 – 11 February 2017
Time: 6.30PM – 10.30PM
Venue: CURATE
26 Sentosa Gateway
Forum, #01-231 & 232
Singapore 098138
Admission: From $180. Get tickets here.
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8. LalooLalang Bazaar – Singapore Classic Revival

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The Geyland Serai Bazaar was a massive hit with Singaporeans last year, leaving Singaporeans yearning for the arrival of yet another bazaar to quell their cravings once again. This weekend, the popular market series, LalooLalang Bazaar, will be back with a heritage-themed facelift.

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Expect over 40 stalls selling a myriad of food, fashion, and merchandise that will send a wave of nostalgia over you as you lament the fact that you’re no longer as young as you use to be. But no matter – at least you’d get to relive your youth for just a little while.

Date: 10 – 12 February 2017
Time: 12PM – 10PM
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 0178897
Admission: Free
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9. Singapore Really Really Free Market 47

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As part of Singapore’s green festival, EarthFest, the Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM) will be back with their 47th edition of a marketplace that welcomes people from all walks of life to give away their items or services at absolutely no cost. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community with whatever little you might have, then this might be the perfect chance for you to do so. Everything is welcomed – old books, CDs, compost worms, or hair cutting, poetry writing, and even tarot card reading services.

Date: 12 February 2017
Time: 11AM – 3PM
Venue: Marina Barrage
8 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018951
Admission: Free
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10. Chingay Parade

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The last day of Chinese New Year will be on this weekend. What better way to close the festive season with the annual Chingay Parade? This year’s theme is going to be “Soundwaves Chingay, WeCare Singapore”, and will feature performances based on the themes of caring for Singapore’s past and present.

The grand finale will involve effects from four elements – water, fire, lightning, and snow – as well as a lot of pyrotechnics and fireworks. Feast your eyes on the brilliant and bright floats that grace the parade every year, and sing along to melodious Singapore Songs “Xinyao” (新谣) while you’re at it.

Date: 10 – 11 February 2017
Time: 8PM – 9.30PM
Venue: F1 Pit Building
1 Republic Boulevard
Singapore 038975
Admission: From $28.50. Get tickets here.
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