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20 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 6-10)

Low-key events like a permanent showcase at a new gallery and a film and food pairing session dot the weekend, followed by a string of parties to lead up to the weekend.

By Adam Kerr | Feb 03, 2017

  • 20 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 6-10)
    Headquarters by The Council. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

If you’re still recovering from the party- and booze-fuelled weekend, there's a bunch of low key activities taking place around the city this week, including a permanent showcase at National Museum’s new digital-only gallery, a film and food pairing session and poetry reading events. Then, prepare for the weekend with parties starting from Thursday night.

Monday, Feb 6


The Proof Flat

DRINK
If you’re always staring admiringly at the craft spirit collection at your favorite cocktail bar, well, there’ a one-stop shop for building your own. The Proof Flat is a gorgeous little retail shop stocking hundreds of small-batch bottles, bar tools, glassware, pantry items and recipe books. Feb 6

EXHIBITION
Visual artist Nicola Anthony works with poet and Young Artist Award-winner Marc Nair to explore the architecture of memory of three huge cities (London, Singapore and Yangon) through artworks that reflect (and sometimes embed) Nair's poems in an exhibition called Intersection. Through Feb 11

ART
This fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale, titled “Atlas of Mirrors”, is in its last couple weeks, showcasing 58 pieces and installations from 60 artists (10 of which are Singaporean) and three art collectives. Now you can rent a bike for free to cycle across the seven different venues. Through Feb 26

EXHIBITION
Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition is on display at the Science Centre. Pretend you're a recruit at The Avengers headquarters and go on a behind-the-scenes journey into the lives of Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow and Ant-Man. Through Mar 5

Tuesday, Feb 7


"Art of the Rehearsal" at National Museum's Gallery10

EXHIBITION
The National Museum just opened a brand new digital-only gallery. Check out Gallery10’s first permanent installation, Art of the Rehearsal, which showcases dancing performing various cultural dance forms like bharatnatyam and silat at the back alleyways of Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Feb 7

DRINK
Australia’s luxury tea brand T2 Tea has finally opened an outlet in Singapore. Get your hands on staples like English Breakfast Earl Grey and their signature Melbourne Breakfast and French Earl Grey. There’s even a specially tailored brew for Singapore—a mix of pu’er, coconut and pandan, which is reminiscent of kaya toast. Feb 7

EXHIBITION
Prolific Burmese artist Htein Lin dives into his past as a political prisoner who was put behind bars for his pro-democracy beliefs at his exhibition, Recovering the Past. Through Mar 5

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, Feb 8


Banquet of Stories

FOOD/FILM
Check out the second installment of film and food pairing sessions at the Banquet of Stories, hosted by two young travellers at the buzzing Keong Saik co-working space, The Working Capitol. Feb 8

FILM
Singaporean filmmaker and Cannes darling Boo Junfeng started out making many short films before eventually producing his very first feature in 2010. Catch the screening of Sandcastle, Boo’s debut feature that explores the issues of the individual and national identity through the eyes of an 18-year-old. Admission is free, and so is the popcorn. Feb 8

THEATER
The award-winning musical Chicago, based on events from the 1920s, has finally hit our shores. Go on a journey with nightclub singer Roxie Hart as she sings her way to become the star she always wanted, meeting characters like double murderess Velma Kelly and charming lawyer Billy Flynn, along the way. Feb 8-19

Thursday, Feb 9


Kilo Lounge

PARTY
It's going to be a sick night of trap, hip hop and R&B at Kilo Lounge as Canadian DJ Blaze drops some familiar tunes and mixes it up for a fresh sound. He's played alongside biggies like Flo Rida, Lil Jon and DJ Snake and regularly spins at huge clubs like Pacha Macau and Boujis Hong Kong. Feb 9

ART
Singapore Literature Prize winner Ng Yi-Sheng will be performing works from his spoken word collection, Loud Poems For a Very Obliging Audience, and a couple of other pieces that he felt were "too dangerous to print", at CityLink Mall's Booktique Where Writers Shop. Feb 9

PARTY
Headquarters continues to be the champion for all things techno as German DJ Discrete Circuit, the head honcho for the AWAY party series in Berlin, takes a break from a quick break from his holiday in Singapore to push a pumping set of house and techno. Feb 9

Friday, Feb 10


Journey. Photo credit: Travis Shinn

EXHIBITION
Local artist Ang Song Nian and photographer Robert Zhao come together to put up two exhibitions at DECK that focus on photography's role to document history; one explores his discomfort during the recurring haze in Singapore while the other showcases Singapore's natural history through his photo collection of the city's natural landscape from the 1900s. Feb 10

MARKET
Load up on artisanal items and crafts like well-designed terrarium plants in transparent containers, handwoven bags, classy wooden kitchenwares and more from labels like Fayy Terrarium & Gifts, Aiorimono and Wooderful at the Makers’ Parade at School of the Arts (SOTA). Feb 10-11

TALK
The famous Valentine's Day Edition of the Speakeasy poetry series is here again. Join a slew of writers and poetry lovers likes Cyril Wong and Marc Nair at Artistry as they share their favorite poems on love, heartbreak, steamy nights and more, with verses from anything from Rihanna and Snoop Dogg to Rimbaud and Shakespeare; everything is fair game. Feb 10

MARKET
LalooLalang is adopting an old-school theme for their upcoming market, inspired by the nation during 1960s-1980s. Although details are still vague for now, expect over 40 stalls selling nostalgic snacks you enjoyed as a kid, vintage fashion items and many other food and beverage vendors. Feb 10-12

CONCERT
One of the greatest American rock bands of all time, Journey, returns to Singapore after four years. Be prepared to be swept away by lead vocalist Arnel Pineda, as he and bandmates Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Steve Smith, and Jonathan Cain, perform crowd favorites like “Faithfully”, “Open Arms” and history’s biggest-selling digital catalog song, “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Feb 10

MARKET
Stay away from the usual flowers and chocolates and head down to this Valentine’s Gift Market, with more than 20 vendors selling giftable items like t-shirts decked out in black and white letterings by husband-and-wife duo Raisa and Hafiz; halal Korean cosmetic products from The Min List and a range of makeup products by Theliprouge. Feb 10-12

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