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21 exciting things to do in Singapore this week (Mar 20-24)

The last week of i Light Marina Bay, boozy parties and artsy events.

By Tay Shi Ting | Mar 17, 2017

  • 21 exciting things to do in Singapore this week (Mar 20-24)
    Kilo Lounge. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

If you’re still energetic after a whole day of work and want something to spice up your evening, you can look forward to boozy parties, exhibitions, film screenings and the last week of i Light Marina Bay.

Monday, Mar 20

The Power of Nature. World Press Photo

Attention aspiring bartenders, gather a few friends and join Fastest Hands in the East a speed cocktail-making contest on the last night of the Singapore Cocktail Festival. Or if you just want to watch the teams compete and have a drink, drink tickets are priced at $15. Mar 20

Check out some of the world's best photojournalism at the World Press Photo exhibition held at the National Museum of Singapore. Through Mar 26

Good ol' Alliance Francaise is at it again, bringing back its Francophonie Festival to celebrate all things French over 13 days, with a host of film screenings, talks, exhibitions and concerts. Opening the festival is an exhibition that pays tribute to the famed Nicole Lambert comic strip in Madame FigaroThrough Mar 24

Tuesday, Mar 21

Dandelier at i Light Marina Bay. Photo credit: COLOURS

Feel like you need a workout session after work? If you’re near The Star Vista, head down to their one-hour Zumba session. Mar 21

The 49th session of local talk series The Journey features two speakers—Singapore’s one and only female ventriloquist Vivien Goh and computer programmer turned "accidental artist" Eugene Soh. Mar 21

Sustainable light installation fest i Light Marina Bay is in its last week with massive, dazzling displays by design studios from around the world. And that's not all, the festival is also known for its festival village, market, food options and other fun activities. Through Mar 26

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 at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

Wednesday, Mar 22


STPI’s regular Wednesday film screening series will see the screening of Magritte: Day & Night, exploring the highs and lows of the Belgian painter’s life and career. Mar 22

Fancy a whisky and chocolate pairing masterclass? Here’s a super concise workshop where you get to taste four selected whiskies and four types of handmade chocolate truffles, and learn how to pair them. Mar 22

The Singapore Committee for UN Women is hosting a screening of the film Great Unsung Women of Computing followed by a panel discussion on the past, present and future of women in the STEM industry. It will be held at Trehaus, an office space in Orchard, and tickets are $10 for non-members. Mar 22

Making its premiere in Singapore thanks to the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Constellations, sold out on Broadway and in the West End, focuses on the story of Marianne and Roland, a brilliant physicist and a beekeeper, as they try to fall in (and out of) love with each other despite differences in social statuses. Through Mar 25

Part of the lead-up to the OSIM Sundown Marathon, the five day Sundown Night Festival will be filled with live performances from the likes of TOMGIRL and Gareth Fernandez, alongside tons of other fitness-related activities and F&B vendors like Coffee Bandits, Momolato and The Juicy Way. Through Mar 25

Thursday, Mar 23

Kilo Lounge. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

Ce La Vi’s Sunset Sessions
from 6-10pm will see UK DJ David Howarth turning up some house and disco tunes, and you can get some grub with $20 entry. Mar 23

Kilo Lounge will host a sick night of hip hop from Dubwill, a resident DJ at Bali nightclub series Jenja Urbanized. If you head there early, there’ll be special drink promotions like one-for-one Sapporo beers, wines and house pours; and cocktails are under $20. Mar 23

Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming series, Stories That Matter. Over nine days, there will be screenings, talks and workshops investigating societal and cultural issues surrounding human consumption and its catastrophic effects. Through Mar 25

Friday, Mar 24

D24 matcha cake at Goodwood Park's durian fiesta

If you spent your fair share of nights at Zouk’s former premises on Jiak Kim Street, you’ll love One More Time. A tribute to the old location by The Henderson Project, One More Time will see a 50-piece orchestra perform a 90-minute concert at Capitol Theatre, which will be transformed to a dance floor. Mar 24

Hip hawker stall 3rd Culture Brewing Co will be hosting The Empire Pours Froth: Her Majesty's Beers, bringing you beers from breweries like Siren, Beavertown and Tiny Rebel. Mar 24

This is your last chance to check out the Greek photographer Panagiotis Kotsidas's journey in Singapore coupled with poetry by local poet and spoken word artist Shivram Gopinath. Mar 24

Gastrobeats will be on at i Light Marina Bay for its last week, featuring the old school Uncle Ringo carnival, F&B options from Skewer Bar, A Poke Theory and Starker, and on the weekends, performances by Tomgirl, Clarence Liew and more. Through Mar 26

The National Library Board will be showcasing more than 100 works from Singapore’s established Chinese calligraphy artist Tan Swie Hian for a week-long exhibition. It encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia performances, and personal manuscripts and notebooks. Though Mar 26

Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, bringing back all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes, and other creations like designer cakes modeled after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

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