They may be a regular appearance now, but we're not complaining
Feb 23, 2017|
It’s going to be another packed weekend as we head towards the end of February. Get ready for non-stop, back-to-back fun with events like an annual alternative film festival, a trio of live concerts, a food pop-up and more.
SCUFF: The Eyes of My Mother
After two successful editions, the Singapore Cult and Underground Film Festival (SCUFF) is back once again to showcase a slew of eclectic, not-for-the-mainstream type of films on screen. This year’s line-up has an untamed mix of films across a spectrum of genres, like American horror film The Eyes of My Mother and famous Blaxploitation flick Coffy. Feb 24-26
Australian DJ Juliet Fox, who's made her rounds on the European club circuit and is currently based in Berlin, helms the deck at Headquarters by the Council with her unique combination of deep, dark techno and tech house. Feb 24
Start the day with a quiet one-hour session of classic yoga at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, led by Saakalya Yoga instructor Alexandra Schmutterer. Tickets are $35 for one session and $300 for 10. Feb 24
Many of the dishes at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore's wildly popular Colony are inspired by the route that the British took to travel to the East Indies back in the 18th century. That means heritage cuisines from seven different conservatory kitchens, each showcasing signature Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Western and of course, Singaporean dishes. Alternatively, you can head over to the hotel's Chihuly Lounge for an eight-course afternoon tea, which starts off with a tea mocktail and segues into an assortment of sweet and savory delights like homemade scones and pralines. UOB cardholders get 10% off their total bill at each outlet. Terms and conditions apply. More here.
Freehouse is giving some love to lagers by showcasing a handful of them on tap, such as the earthy and spicy Maisel Landbier from Germany, the fruity and slightly malty Adnams Dry Hopped Lager, Rauchpils from the esteemed Danish brewery, Mikkeller HQ, and more. Feb 24
Learn a thing or two from Cheryl Wu, who'll be taking over Lime House to hold a bachata class for their Latin Fiesta: Afro Dance Edition. Following that, enjoy a night of social dance as DJs May May, Manu and Roger take you through a night of Afro beats, reggaeton and hip hop on the second floor, and bachata, cha-cha, kizomba and of course salsa music on the third. Feb 24
Local embroidery artist Jamie Teo brings two mediums together for the upcoming SingLit Stitch Exhibition, as she showcases 15 different stitchworks, each with an excerpt taken from a work of Singapore literature. Feb 24
If you’ve been inspired by last weekend’s London Fashion Week, look to local renowned retailer Love, Bonito. They have a variety of classy dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and playsuits that are perfect for work and definitely cover your casual brunch dates. Check out with any UOB card and use the promo code “LBXUOB<first six digits of your card>” for 10% off your online purchases (valid for one-time use per customer till Mar 31). Terms and conditions apply. More here.
Chopsuey Bar's doing a pop-up at Ann Siang's PS. Cafe, dishing out specialty cocktails like the Ann Siang Lady, Eastern Dragon and more, and small plates like chargrilled octopus and Wolfberry leaf & chicken dumpling to go along. Feb 24
Singapore film festival Red Dot Cinema, dedicated to Asian shorts, is bringing seven award-winning titles from Singapore and the region, touching everything from issue-based documentaries to animations, to stylish co-working space, JustCo. Free popcorn will be served at the festival. Feb 24
It's the final weekend to check out the works for this year's Singapore Biennale, and they're going out with a bang by throwing a closing party, turning Singapore Art Museum's courtyard into a melting pot of art and music. Resident DJs of Woo Bar and electronic musician Jeff Hue will be on music duty for the night. Feb 24
Chef-owner Maksut Askar of esteemed Istanbul restaurant Neolokal is taking over Maggie Joan's for two nights to create a repertoire of dishes made using traditional Turkish home recipes and flavors. Reservations can be made exclusively via Chope. Feb 24-25
Book nerds and lovers of all things literary, check out all the book fairs and other literary activities lined up for the #BuySingLit weekend, an event organized by the NAC more than 30 literary non-profits, publishers and booksellers. More details here. Feb 24-26
Travel deals and cute trinkets by local and international makers come together at Fleawhere’s three-day Wanderlust Market at Marina Bay Sands. Get inspired and load up on jewelry, accessories and other unique knick-knacks. Feb 24-26
More than 30 local and international artists and designers will be showcasing their work of objects made from dismantled existing toys at Kult’s new show, Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys, which explores the controversial issues that’s linked to the world of toys like mass production, consumerism and gender. Through Mar 18
Legendary LA rockers Guns n’ Roses are coming to Singapore for the first time. Though we already know what to expect from Slash after witnessing his sizzling guitar performance during Singfest in 2010, we are stoked to have them perform as a band at Changi Exhibition Center. Feb 25
Have a nostalgic evening on the lawn outside Victoria Theatre and catch the seminal 1998 film The Teenage Textbook Movie, which topped the Singapore box office for four weeks after being released. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Adrian Tan, the light-hearted film tells the story of four Singaporean students dealing with relationships and teenage angst. Feb 25
Give your inner introvert the night off as Ladies District is throwing a “traffic light” singles party, promising the same great drink deals, except this time it’s DJ Riot Fingers spinnig hip hop, trap and R&B. You also have the option of sporting a color: Red means "I'm taken", amber means "Ask me to see" and green means "I'm available". Feb 25
Feast like a king over lunch at PARKROYAL on Beach Road's Plaza Brasserie, and dig into their buffet spread of regional and continental favorites such as the soft shell crab with tobiko and other fresh seafood, signature local delights like Hainanese chicken rice and laksa, as well as a wide selection of Asian and Western desserts like meringues and nonya kueh. The health-conscious can request brown rice for all rice-based dishes at no extra cost. Make your payment with any UOB card for 50% off (valid only for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays till May 31). Terms and conditions apply. More here.
Hard Rock Cafe is going to be filled with a bunch of late twenty- and early third-somethings as Canadian pop band of brothers The Moffatts drop by for a one-night-only live performance. Rewind to 19 years ago and have a nostalgic weepfest to “Miss You Like Crazy” and “I’ll Be There For You”. Feb 25
We hope you're all registered for the Marina Run because it's happening today. Or just head to Gardens by the Bay and cheer on those who got their act together. Feb 25
If you prefer your parties more massive than cozy, the She+Pride folks are teaming up with VLV for a huge blow-out, with DJ Mass Ramli visiting from Dubai, some live acoustic music by the dreamy Zsa Zsa Scorpion and Amanda Tee, a drag show by Miss Chili and more. Feb 25
Melbourne-based rock outfit My Disco is no stranger to Singapore. Part of a seven-show Southeast Asian tour, Rohan Rebeiro, Liam Andrews and Ben Andrews will perform their intense minimalist brand of music at a completely DIY venue in some industrial building in Geylang, alongside supporting acts Amateur Takes Control and Forests. Feb 25
Singapore Fighting Championship teams up with Trifecta Martial Arts for a kickboxing event, Fight For Hope, which will feature nine fights in total, with Singaporean fighters like Muhammad Ashiq from Juggernaut Fight Club, Swaswani from Singsiam Fitness and Anthony Musang representing Trifecta. Feb 25
The people behind Brunch Bandits are back, this time they’re launching their Global South series at Mexican dive bar Chimichanga. They'll be serving up delights like cerviche aguachile, chicharron tacos and more. There'll also be free-flow frozen margarita to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Feb 26
This pop-up yoga session, a collaboration between Urban Yogis and local based platform GIVE50 which supports and raises funds for Nai Disha Education and Cultural Society in India to help them achieve their goals, will be led by Kathy Gabriel, who will lead the session with a blend of Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa yoga. Feb 26
Add a splash of color to your office attire. Local clothing and accessory retailer Her Velvet Vase presents designs inspired by contemporary fashion trends from the streets of Paris, Stockholm and New York, like pastel colored knit tanks, pinstriped shirts, peplum tops, classic midi and off-shoulder dresses, long pleat skirts, basic culottes, palazzo pants, jump suits, gladiator lace-up sandals and more. Just check out using any UOB card and enter the promo code “UOB<first six digits of your card>” to receive 20% off all in-stock and backorder items. Terms and conditions apply. More here.
What’s more relaxing than doing yoga by the beach accompanied by the sea breeze and a beautiful sunset? This one-hour session of classic yoga will be led by Saakalya Yoga instructor Alexandra Schmutterer. The session happens every last Sunday of the month, so keep an eye out for it. Tickets are $35 for one session, and $300 for 10 sessions. Feb 26
Probably the OG of all running events, the Terry Fox Run is back this year and will be held at East Coast Park. Organized by a group of local volunteers, this run will raise funds for cancer research in Singapore in honor of the legendary Terry Fox, who kept running even with an amputated right leg, all in the name of fundraising. Feb 26
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