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SG Weekend: 26 fun things to do in Singapore this weekend (Mar 31-Apr 2)

Live music gigs, the start of SingJazz, exciting parties and a whole bunch of non-music stuff to check out.

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By Adam Kerr | Mar 29, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 26 fun things to do in Singapore this weekend (Mar 31-Apr 2)
    Armin Only Embrace at Marbella. Photo credit: Raul Barcia

Coldplay’s gig is finally here! If you’re still left without tickets, there’s a bunch of people selling some on the Facebook event page. But besides this huge-deal concert, there’s plenty to do this week in case you’re not a fan of their music—we’re talking a massive trance spectacle at The Meadow, underground techno parties and a good mix of introspective exhibitions to keep things interesting throughout the weekend.

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 all sold out, but you can still try your luck on Carousell or Facebook. Mar 31-Apr 1

PARTY
Amsterdam-based DJ Shinedoe will be helming the decks at Kilo Lounge’s Ladies In The Dark series. Head over to Tanjong Pagar’s eclectic hole in the wall as she turns the night into a dance frenzy with her brand of techno and house music. Mar 31

MARKET
Mix your wardrobe up with unique accessories and dress your home with one-of-a-kind decor and art pieces from 50 international independent brands like Manacika Bali, Arti Mittra pure fabrics and Mila at Pan Pacific Orchard's spring edition of The Fair. Mar 31


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FOOD
Over at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to having a satisfying dinner. There's Shang Palace, which has been serving Cantonese, Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisine since 1971; The Waterfall for authentic Southern Italian nosh; and one of Singapore's go-to buffet restaurants, The Line, featuring International cuisine cooked at 16 theater kitchens and an array of wines, juices and smoothies. UOB cardholders are entitled to 10% off your total bill at The Line (only on Sat-Sun), The Waterfall and Shang Palace, and 15% off at The Line on weekdays. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
Headquarters by the Council’s Foreign Affairs night features some of the best underground DJs and producers from Asia. This edition sees one of Bangkok’s rising talents, Ellie, who'll be brandishing her canvas of house cuts and bangin’ techno well into the wee hours of the morning. Mar 31

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

FESTIVAL
Only in its fourth year, SingJazz has already earned a reputation for 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. New this year is "The Late Show", where the party goes on indoors till the morning. Mar 31-Apr 2


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SHOPPING
If you've been looking for a reason to go out on a shopping binge, then you'll be happy to know that Southeast Asia's leading luxury goods and retail specialist Valiram Group, which has a number of internationally renowned brands under their belt, is organizing their annual Friends & Family Sale. Get up to 80% off your favorite luxury fashion and beauty brands like Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Victoria's Secret and more. UOB Cardmembers will receive additional 10% off luxury timepieces and 5% off fashion and beauty branded items. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


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. Through Apr 2

THEATER
A critically-acclaimed production that had a sold-out debut run in 2015, Normal tells the story of two Singaporean students who don’t achieve conventional academic success. Through Apr 16

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 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

Saturday, Apr 1

CONCERT
Your nightlife patron saint Armin van Buuren returns to Singapore, bringing his Armin Only Embrace World Tour to The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay for a one-night-only visual and aural spectacle. Apr 1

PARTY
If Armin van Buuren's epic show at The Meadow still isn't enough for you, there's an official afterparty at Ce La Vi where he'll be spinning for another full hour. Apr 1

HEALTH
Join in Masters' Yoga's fifth anniversary celebration and cleanse your mind with an evening yoga session held at Gardens by the Bay, Silver Leaf. All you need to bring is a yoga mat, some water and an open mind. Apr 1


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FOOD
American junk food enthusiasts should head over to Clarke Quay and check out new kid on the block Philly Shack. Taking a break from endless burgers, this retro American-style diner proclaims to be the home of the iconic Philly cheese steak. The star dish features thinly sliced ribeye steak, caramelized onions and a choice of provolone cheese, American cheese or Cheez Whiz. Gather the troops for a nice get-together over lunch or dinner and enjoy 15% off your total bill (minimum spend of $60) and one-for-one on mains when you use any UOB card. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


DANCE
Dress up and make sure whatever you’re wearing is salsa-friendly as Post Bar is going to have an electric Latino Night. Have a boozy-fuelled night with their selection of drinks like the Cuban Mojito, classic margarita and, if you’re a go-getter, tequila shots. Apr 1

PARTY
Turn the clock and be transported back in time as DJs Sha, Gravity and Alvin bring the hottest 90s R&B, gangsta rap and hip hop tracks to the table at Blu Jaz's Rewind Shophouse Party. Apr 1

BOOK
Veteran photographers like Paul Yeung and Chan Dick will be showcasing their photobooks (they're also up for sale) and exhibiting some of their works at HK/SG Photobook Exchange. There'll also be artist talks, slideshow presentations and forum sessions between Hong Kong and Singaporean photographers. Apr 1-2

BOOK
With #BuySingLit fronting the support local movement, at least on the literary front, it seems more bookstores in Singapore are surfacing and staging their own events. This time, BooksActually is having a pop-up. They’re gathering 11 local artists for a two-day literary talk, where you’ll also get to purchase their books. Apr 1-2

Sunday, Apr 2


Mao Shan Wang durian designer cake

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 a designer cake shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

HEALTH
The pop-up yoga initiative is all about stretching and mingling with fellow free spirits in Singapore’s version of the great outdoors. Immerse yourself in nature while sweating it out at Singapore Botanic Gardens as Kathy Gabriel leads a Hatha yoga class. Apr 2

POETRY
If you missed January’s reading of Migrant Tales, a collection of poems from 18 Bengali migrant poets who currently reside in Singapore, here’s your chance. The poems have been translated by Debabrota Basu, who will also be reading them. He’ll be joined by fellow poets Mohar Khan, Monir Ahmod and Md Sharif. There’ll also be a Q&A session at the end of the reading. Apr 2


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TRAVEL
Forget short weekend trips and plan your next major holiday. Whether you're planning on taking in all the culture, history and food that Madrid has to offer, seeking to bask in awe of the pyramids in Cairo or checking out the dramatic and jaw-dropping engineering feats of Dubai, do it in comfort and fly Emirates. UOB cardmembers can enjoy 5% savings on Saver fares and 10% savings on Flex and Flex Plus fares to more than 150 gorgeous destinations when you use the promo code "SGUOB16" upon checkout (valid till Jul 31). Terms and conditions apply. More here.


FILM
Head over to The Artistry to catch the screening of Singh In The Lion City, a short film that documents a Singaporean Sikh's self-discovery on a heritage trail, followed by a discussion by a panel of storytellers from the film, technology, theater and writing industries. Apr 2

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

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


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