Apart from the upcoming Singapore Cocktail Festival, there’s also a smorgasbord of parties, exhibitions and food events to check out this week.

  • By Adam Kerr
  • | Mar 10, 2017

It’s hard to decide what to do after office hours and on weekends, especially when there are big events like the i Light Marina Bay, Singapore Cocktail Festival and Francophonie Festival all happening in the same week. But these events brighten up our week, or motivate us to pull through till the weekends arrive. Here are 24 must-go events you might want to schedule in for some post-work fun.

Monday, Mar 13

Reporting Europe's Refugee Crisis. Photo credit: Sergey Ponomarev

Check out some of the best works of visual journalism at the upcoming World Press Photo exhibition held at the National Museum of Singapore. Through Mar 26

We know that Silent Disco is a thing at i Light Marina Bay this year, but they’ve also collaborated with local health and fitness community platform Soulscape to launch Silent Yoga. You’ll be given your own set of wireless noise-cancelling headphones for the yoga session. Mar 13-26

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 Figaro. Through Mar 24

Tuesday, Mar 14

More than 30 local and international artists and designers will be showcasing objects made from dismantled existing toys at Kult’s new show, Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys, which explores controversial issues in the world of toy-making, like mass production, consumerism and gender. Through Mar 18

Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beats, 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 15

Montreux Jazz Cafe

Luke and Tess, otherwise more known as the prodigious electronic music duo from Canada called Tennyson, are making their Singapore debut at Montreux Jazz Cafe. They both started out busking and covering jazz music, which explains some of their jazz-influenced rhythms amidst the electronic wonderland in their current music. Mar 15

Learn how to make three delicious gin cocktails at this masterclass hosted by Hendrick's Southeast Asia brand ambassador Tashu Lu, as she incorporates some botanical herbs and spices that were lovingly grown at Oxwell & Co's very own rooftop garden. Mar 15

Sitting snug on the crossroads of Orchard and Scotts Road is this sidewalk bar and cafe that's always brimming with lost tourists and weary shoppers like. As St Pat's Day draws near, dig into Crossroads Cafe's beef Guinness pie, Irish stew and a couple of pints of Guinness. Mar 15-18

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

Thursday, Mar 16

i Light Marina Bay

Sustainable light installation fest i Light Marina Bay is back to light up the waterfront and our Instagram feeds for the fifth year in a row with massive, dazzling displays by design studios from around the region and 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

Urban Yogis is at it again with another pop-up yoga session, this time at the MBS Boardwalk. Join in the hour-long Hatha Yoga session and enjoy the backdrop of mesmerizing sunset amid Singapore's beautiful skyline. Mar 16

Hailed as one of the most important music tastemakers in Europe, renowned radio DJ Lefto will be helming the decks at Kilo Lounge. He's had over two decades of experience in the music business, bringing a voice for alternative music in Belgium. Mar 16

This month's edition of ArtScience Late sees one of Singapore's most exciting audio-visual collective Syndicate SG. Like all of their previous performances, they'll bring with them mindblowing interstellar visuals, coupled with their riveting experimental music. Mar 16

If you prefer a smaller class when it comes to anything fitness-related, Amaranth Meadow is holding an intimate yoga session (only five participants), where you'll get practice hatha yoga postures inspired by the five elements. Mar 16

Nothing beats a good laugh, so have yourself four days worth at the fourth edition of Magners Singapore International Comedy Festival, which will take place at Clarke Quay. This year's line-up include 16 comedians including Aiden Killians, Martin Mor, Matthew Giffen and more. Mar 16-19

After two successful editions of Singapore Cocktail Week, the organizers have decided to turn it into a full-fledge festival. Highlights include the usual cocktail bar tours, exciting parties, workshops and masterclasses to participate in. What's new this year is a massive festival village housed in a the former police station on Beach Road housing cocktail rooms, a food street and a live music stage. Mar 16-21

Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming series, Stories That Matters. Over nine days, there will be screenings, talks and workshops investigating societal and cultural issues surrounding human consumption and its catastrophic effects. May 16-25

Friday, Mar 17

Mao Shan Wang durian designer cake from Goodwood Park Hotel's Durian Fiesta

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

Get your dancing shoes on and head to Kilo for a night of techno and minimal tech house from the likes of Jerusalem-born music producer Roy Rosenfeld. Mar 17

The famed Boat Quay pub crawl is back for a shamrock-themed affair. There will be an open top party bus that will chauffeur you to three Irish pubs (Molly Malone's, Molly Roffey's, McGettigans) and VLV—all with free entry—along the river to celebrate St Pat’s Day. Enjoy special drink deals and freebies while you're at it. Mar 17-18

Join in the sea of green at the St Patrick’s Street Festival happening on Circular Road, with traditional Irish food from Molly Malone, live performances by Singapore’s original Irish band, The Alterboys, and other musicians, and a parade of bagpipe players and drummers. Mar 17-19

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in song and dance as McGettigan’s plays host to three different musicians and a bunch of Irish dancers to perform over their three-day extravaganza. Dig into their Irish breakfast set which consists of two eggs, black pudding, sausage, rashers, tomatoes, baked beans and toast. Mar 17-19

Check out the Greek photographer Panagiotis Kotsidas's journey in Singapore  who's made a home out of our homeland for the past decade by grinding his teeth in the engineering sector, coupled with poetry by local poet and spoken word artist Shivram Gopinath. Mar 17-24

Part of this year’s i Light Marina Bay, Gastrobeats will see 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