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18 exciting things to do in Singapore this week (Mar 27-31)

Apart from Coldplay's gig and SingJazz, there's also a hodgepodge of exhibitions, markets and food events to check out.

By SG Staff | Mar 24, 2017

  • 18 exciting things to do in Singapore this week (Mar 27-31)
    Singapore International Jazz Festival

We’re on the final stretch of March; kudos if you’ve managed to stick to your New Year Resolutions. This week’s all about live music—Coldplay’s gig is finally here (hopefully you didn’t have to pay a ridiculous price for your tickets), SingJazz is kicking off their fourth edition, Paul Oakenfold is dropping by Attica on a Tuesday night, and more. But if loud music and anxiety-causing crowds aren't your thing, there are still a couple of markets, yoga classes and exhibitions to indulge in.

Monday, Mar 27

CONCERT
Scottish musical duo Honeyblood will unleash their brand of lo-fi and garage rock come Mar 27. Now with two albums under their belt, Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale and Cat Myers promise a raucous night of anger, humor and melancholy, all in one concert. Mar 27

NEW RESTAURANT
Your next trip to East Coast should include a stopover at Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse and Restaurant. This new rustic European bakehouse is a more "atas" version of a neighborhood bakery, providing a slew of European dishes and woodfire-baked sourdough bread.

Tuesday, Mar 28

FESTIVAL
One of Singapore's most anticipated food festivals has returned for its 21st edition. The World Gourmet Summit will feature top notch international and local chefs who will take take center stage to create bite-sized gastronomy and degustation dinners. Rest assured there'll be tons of events and workshops to sign up for, like a mescal degustation masterclass, an Argentine food workshop and more. Through Apr 16

PARTY
Before you lose yourself to Armin van Buuren on the weekend, English trance producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold is making a stop in Singapore to spin at Attica before making his way to Nepal. There, he plans to do some charity work before heading up to the Mount Everest base camp to play a set (fun fact: he doesn't even have any mountaineering experience). Mar 28

EXHIBITION
Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, time to ooh and aah over some Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

Wednesday, Mar 29

NEW RESTAURANT
The quiet little taxi stand area in Clarke Quay has gotten some action with the arrival of a a new retro American-style diner that proclaims to be the home of the iconic Philly cheese steak. Philly Shack is a cozy, unpretentious, no-frills resto where you can shamelessly get your hands dirty; a great option for a go-hard-or-go-home type of dinner.

EXHIBITION
Singapore photographers Liana Yang and Lavender Chang will be presenting Pet Me, Pet Me, Look at Me, Love Me—images exploring ideas regarding intimacy and longing, all inspired by written works. Along with the exhibition are workshops and conversations with other artists, held at The Arts House. Through Apr 12

Thursday, Mar 30

CONCERT
If you love being in the know about obscure bands, here’s one out of the Japanese port city of Kobe. The fin. (yes, the period is part of the band’s name) will be performing their style of synth-fuelled chillwave and dream-pop tunes at Millian this month. They’re currently signed to British indie music label Lost In The Manor and have performed at numerous major and iconic Japanese festivals. Mar 30

TALK
Allies Night is the LGBT-friendly networking party where you can meet new like-minded peers and allies from over 60 companies, ranging from Fortune 500's to startups. It starts from 6pm, and the first 25 people gets a free drink (alcohol, or otherwise). Best part about it? Free admission, 10% discount on small bites and happy hour pricing on drinks all night long. Mar 30

FOOD
This edition of Cooking Beats will see Gisela, executive chef of Grain Traders, who’ll be taking over Kilo Kallang's kitchen, to bring in the bold and vibrant flavors of Venezuela. You'll be able to gorge on dishes inspired by her hometown, such as Venezuelan corn bread, raw prawn ravioli with seafood salad, braised beef cheeks with white rice and coleslaw salad, and more. Mar 30

MARKET
Another week, another market. Get your hands on all things quirky and unique at the spring edition of The Fair held at Pan Pacific Orchard. Check out the batik dresses from Indonesian designer Yuana, a collection of bags from C'you, as well as various international craft whisky and spirits courtesy of Triskel Spirits. Mar 30

PARTY
If you're already in the mood to party on a Thursday, head over to Headquarters by the Council as they play host to Einmusik a.k.a. Samuel Kindermann, a German DJ who steers away from the usual conventions of techno music. Like painters to a blank canvas, let Einmusik paint the night with his dance-inducing, albeit raw and dreamy, tunes. Mar 30

HEALTH
Instead of having an after-work drink, join a hatha yoga class inspired by the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space to re-energize yourself before the weekends. Early registration is required. Mats will be provided. Mar 30

PARTY
It's going to be a long weekend of hip hop, house, R&B, reggae and bass music, as music collective Singapura Dub Club and Southeast Asia' queen of reggae, Mas1a, host a debaucherous four-day spectacle of parties, film screenings, music performances and barbeques, all laced with nothing but good vibes. Mar 30-Apr 3

Friday, Mar 31

CONCERT
Coldplay definitely caused a kerfuffle on the internet when tickets went on sale in Singapore. Due to an overwhelming response and with scalpers selling tickets at exorbitant prices, Coldplay announced a second date. All 100,000 tickets are sold out, but you can still try your luck on Carousell, Facebook or hop over to Taiwan for their tour there. Mar 31-Apr 1

FESTIVAL
Only in its fourth year, SingJazz already has earned a reputation of placing a heady mix of international and local artists on its bill. The fourth edition sees sets by Grammy Award-winning Corinne Rae Bailey, Esperanza Spalding, Gilles Peterson and many more. What's new this year is "The Late Show", where the party goes on indoors till the wee hours of the morning. Mar 31-Apr 2

CONCERT
L'arietta Productions, the same guys who brought us the whimsical "Operacalypse Now!!" event just four months ago, are back for the Southeast Asian debut of The Four Note Opera by American composer Tom Johnson, who's known for writing minimalist works based on logical and mathemtaical processes. Mar 31

FOOD
Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and and new creations like designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

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