The party scene is back in full throttle this weekend, but not without the presence of low-key events like markets, yoga sessions and workshops.

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Keep calm and party on as we head into the tail-end of February. This weekend sees an endless list of both small and big parties (including a block party!) across the city, peppered with other fun stuff like markets, film festivals and workshops to fill your time.

Friday, Feb 17

Progress shot of upcoming work by local sculptor Daniel Yu at Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys

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. Feb 17-Mar 18

Here's your chance to meet Singapore's Sticker Lady a.k.a. Sam Lo (SKL0), who recently released the postcard book Greetings from Singapore  features some of her street artwork. During the session, she'll discuss her book, her love for cats and give you an exclusive preview of her upcoming work. (She's also super dreamy.) Feb 17

Fans of UBO boxing should catch The Roar of Singapore, where a whopping four titles will be up for grabs. Canadian light heavyweight Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford will be going glove to glove with Kiwi Sam “The Terror” Rapira, but we’re most excited about Singapore’s first female pro boxing champion Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie, who we spoke to last year. Feb 17


Valentine's Day doesn’t have to be the only day you show you care. Take ‘em out this weekend to Carlton Hotel's Café Mosaic to gorge on a delicious buffet spread and a la carte dishes of oysters, tiger prawns, salmon sashimi and more, alongside the familiar flavors of rojak and laksa. UOB cardholders can enjoy a one-for-one promotion on the buffet dinners or a four-for-three promo over the buffet lunch. Terms and conditions apply. More here.

Get your dose of quality hip hop as Belgium DJ Azer, resident DJ for party series All Eyes On Hip Hop in the city of Ghent and Editor-in-Chief of Belgian music and lifestyle online platform Chase, brings his A-game to Kult Kafe. Feb 17

Part of Centre 49’s basement workshop, For the Record uses ethnodrama and spoken word poetry to explore a complicated old friendship between two young Eurasian women. Feb 17-18

Part of the New Majestic Hotel's 10th birthday party, Majestic Market aims to energize Bukit Pasoh with community cheer and will have everything from terrarium and accessory-making workshops, womenswear from Weekend Sundies and ceramic homeware from Euphoramics. A few other restaurants from the umbrella group, the Unlisted Collection, will provide the nosh. Feb 17-19


With over 300 carefully curated brands, HBX has become the go-to place for street apparel, footwear, accessories, prints and even tech goods. Founded in 2012, they source and feature cult brands from all over the world, such as Stussy, Undefeated, mastermind JAPAN and more. Shop now at HBX and enjoy 15% off full-priced times using the promo code “HBXUOB15” upon payment with any UOB card at checkout (valid till Jul 1). Terms and conditions apply. More here.

The Swedish Embassy is collaborating with The Projector for the second edition of the Swedish Film Festival, with a big focus on iconic Swedish director Roy Andersson, famed for his Living Trilogy and a style marked by absurd, comedic social commentary. Through Feb 19

The weekend's going to abuzz with all things reggae as music collectives Singapura Dub Club and Global Grooves (Manchester) come together to hold a series of dance and percussion workshops, followed by a pulsating after party featuring live performances by MAS1A and Reggae Remedy at The Projector. Through Feb 19

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

Saturday, Feb 18

Acro Polates at Urban Ventures

Keong Saik’s now-regular block party Urban Ventures is back again, with 21 local musicians and acts from Noise Music Mentorship, as well as pole dancers, a street party, an exhibition of infamous local artist SKL0’s new work and more. Feb 18

Join in the fun Safari Zoo Run on either a competitive or non-competitive level across various distances, but make sure you pick one of the four animal icon team as each one supports the conservation of that specific species. Tickets are priced from $40. Feb 18

It's going to be a raucous night filled with tacos, beers and great beats at Little India as our favorite Mexican joint Chimichanga holds the next edition of their celebrated food and party night, featuring deep and bass-y techno tunes courtesy of local DJ Jared Kong. Feb 18


Goodman Arts Centre’s beloved Café Melba now has an outlet at Mediapolis@One-North. Besides staple dishes like the eggs Benedict and chicken Parmigiana, they also serve their signature Melba Burger (juicy Australian beef patty with a spread of bacon jam, Swiss cheese, pickled beetroot and pineapple), some vegetarian-friendly options and even local offerings like their take on the beef rendang. Get 10% off your total bill and 15% off bottles of house wines when you pay with a UOB card. Terms and conditions apply. More here

Say goodbye to East Coast Park's long-standing Breeze Bar as they close its door with a huge celebration and a flea market and car boot sale selling pretty much every vintage item you can think of, from old typewriters and gramophones to old banknotes and collectible crockery. Feb 18

Local music collective and label Midnight Shift presents Swiss DJ Deetron, who'll be helming the decks to drop his whimsical take on techno and house at the swanky new Kilo Lounge in Tanjong Pagar. Feb 18

Put those Spanish lessons to good use at Tete-a-Tete, a social event where you can dine with new people and practise new languages you've picked up like Mandarin, Japanese, German, Spanish and French with them. The English language is strictly not allowed here. Feb 18

Local sultry singer Ffion takes over the stage to fill library@esplanade with a mellow air of alternative R&B, chill vibes and melancholic verses from her slice-of-life songs for this edition of Airplay. Feb 18

Every few weekends we'll get a quality trance night worth going for, and this weekend, Dutch trance music producer Mark Sixma, who's known for his collabs with other industry biggies like Armin van Buuren and W&W, drops by Canvas to dish out a night of uplifting tracks from his catalog of music. Feb 18

If you've always been fascinated by astrology, ArtScience Museum is holding a free program where you can gaze at the sun and stars, learn how astronomical instruments evolved and pretty much everything you need to know about space across two days. Feb 18-19

Sunday, Feb 19

Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar

Dreaming of having happy hour all day long? The super pretty European bistro Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar serves French wines for $6 a pop. All. Day. Long. You can also match your wine along with salads, sandwiches, pastas and mains. Feb 19


It’s never too early to plan your well-deserved annual holiday. Head over to National Association of Travel Agents Singapore’s (NATAS) massive annual travel fair from Feb 17-19 at Singapore Expo Halls 7 and 8 to get some inspiration on where to visit this year. Get up to 50% off travel packages, $250 discount per couple for selected Japan packages at UOB Travel and other great deals when you charge your holiday to UOB cards. Redeem a free suitcase and duffel bag after you’re done at Booth B04. Terms and conditions apply. More here.

Meat Smith, one of the first restaurants in Singapore to focus on smoked briskets and all things meat, turns two this weekend, and they're roping in Ross Magnaye, the head chef of Melbourne's Rice Paper Scissors to step in during the celebrations to work with Meat Smith's Andrew Baldus to dish out three modern Asian dishes each, such as the Filipino Hot Dog and Banana Spring Rolls. Feb 19

The award-winning musical Chicago, set in 1920s Prohibition-era, 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. Through Feb 26

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

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