Things To Do This Weekend (31 March – 2 April 2017)

This weekend is filled with renowned international acts flying down to our shores – think Coldplay, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Armin van Buuren. If the music scene is not for you, take part in the historical tour of the iconic Raffles Hotel, or explore the issues of gentrification in a photo exhibit on the soon-to-be redeveloped neighbourhood of Bidadari.

1. Singapore International Jazz Festival

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Girl (or dude), put your records on because this year’s SingJazz is hosting a variety of internationally acclaimed acts like Corrine Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, Gilles Peterson and many more. Look out for this year’s “The Late Show”, featuring a line-up of artists and DJs like Incognito, Basement Jaxx and Rudimental, where you can party along to the jazzy tunes throughout the night.

Date: 31 March 2017 – 2 April 2017
Venue: 2Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018972
Time: –
Admission: $88 – $288
(more information here)

2. Coldplay

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8 years after their previous sold out concert here, Coldplay is back again. In case you forgot about the mad rush for their tickets back in November, the British rock band announced a second show date. Although their tickets are completely sold out, fans can try getting resale tickets on Facebook, or Carousell.

Date: 31 March 2017 – 1 April 2017
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Singapore 643685
Time: 7:30PM
Admission: Tickets required
(more information here)

3. Bidadari and Beyond

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This photo exhibition explores the Bidadari neighbourhood’s journey as it transitions from a quiet neighbourhood into a bustling residential hub. The estate, which used to house a cemetery, stretches over smaller neighbourhood clusters, and will be forced to embrace new developments, as 10,000 new living units are to be built, including a community mall and a 10-hectare park

 

Date: 1 April – 2 April 2017
Venue: The Plaza, National Library Building
Time: 10AM – 8PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

4. Walk of Fame – History Tour

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For its 130th anniversary, the iconic Raffles Hotel is inviting you to take a tour of its grounds to learn about its rich history. Famous celebrities have graced the hotel, including Liz Taylor, Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham, when it used to be a very popular British colonial bolt-hole back in the days. The tour is $20 per head, and you can get tickets at the hotel’s gift shop, restaurants or bars. It runs every first Saturday from February to August this year, three times each day (10AM, 2PM and 5PM).

Date: 1 April 2017
Venue: 1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
Time: 10AM
Admission: $20
(more information here)

5. Soul Movie Nite

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Celebrate and remember the life of one of the most troubled British artists, Amy Winehouse. Known for her deep expressive vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, R&B, and jazz, the songstress died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011. The Projector is collaborating with Soul Island Singapura and INTERMISSION BAR to showcase a docu-film on her life, and toast to her in the afterparty at the foyer bar.

Date: 31 March 2017
Venue: The Projector
6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589
Time: 8:30PM – 1AM
Admission: Standard tickets at $13.50, available here.
(more information here)

6. The Fair – Spring 2017

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With 50 international vendors from over 6 countries, patrons are privy to a wide variety of unique items at this specially curated fair. From hand-made jewellery to unique home decor and art pieces, there is definitely something for everyone.

Date: 30 March – 31 March 2017
Venue: Pan Pacific Orchard
10 Claymore Road
Singapore 229540
Time: 10AM – 6PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

7. Armin Only Embrace – Singapore

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The Armin Only Embrace world tour is closely related to Armin van Buuren’s latest artist album, ‘Embrace’. This solo set by him will be accompanied by live performances of internationally acclaimed artists as Mr. Probz, Kensington, Eric Vloeimans, Cimo Fränkel, Betsie Larkin, Angel Taylor and BullySongs.

Date: 1 April 2017
Venue: The Meadow
Gardens by the Bay
Time: Doors open at 4PM, main show at 7PM
Admission: Tickets available here
(more information here)


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