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Singapore's streets continue to be the choice venue for huge, exciting parties in the coming weeks

A little party never killed nobody.

By Tay Shi Ting | Feb 21, 2017

  • Singapore's streets continue to be the choice venue for huge, exciting parties in the coming weeks
    The Bloc Party @ Armenian Street

We've said it once, and we'll say it again—street/block parties are a thing in Singapore, and it'll continue to be that way as long as they prove to bring nothing but great vibes, delicious food and drinks, an exciting line-up of activities and banging tunes for a night of silly dancing. If you want to escape the crowd and sometimes claustrophobia-inducing four-walled space of nightclubs and bars, then take to the streets for a bit of fun in Singapore's humid climate at these five street parties happening in the coming weeks.  

The Courtyard (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 W Singapore's WooBar and electronic musician Jeff Hue will be on music duty for the night as you break out those moves on the open-air dance floor. Food and drinks will also be provided by the maestros behind WooBar.

How much: Free

Where: The Courtyard, SAM

Armenian Street Party 2017 (Mar 10-11)

The Peranakan Museum is closing off the street they're on for their second annual Armenian Street Party. Details are still in the works at the moment, but if last year's colorful spectacle is anything to by, you can expect a celebration of the Peranakan culture, with a program line-up of drama productions, musical performances, dance sequences, literary events, drinks and Peranakan food fare. 

How much: TBC

Where: Peranakan Museum Singapore

Hipster Festival 2017 (Mar 10-12)

Despite all the backlash the self-proclaimed “Singapore’s first trendsetting festival” got from the netizens, it’s really happening. Among the line-up announced on their Facebook page are local bands like Wicked Aura, Emerald Street, The Sunset Strip Sg, Cosmic Child, Bakers in Space, The Pinholes and Summer Citrus playing a range of genres from rock to duvet pop. However, there is no information on the vendors that will be at the festival, nor the activities planned for the three-day event.

How much: Free

Where: 225C Queen St.

Aware Block Party (Mar 11)

If you want a break from all that daytime hedonism and have a true community block party, you'll be excited to know that longtime feminist non-profit AWARE is throwing one in honor of International Women's Day. It's a wholesome affair, with good community vibes. Instead of crazy booze and all-day DJs, there's a pre-loved clothing swap, cupcakes and brownies to eat and handmade jewelry for sale. If you're looking to get more involved, there's a workshop on AWARE's many projects and volunteer opportunities at 2pm, and a workshop on unconscious biases at 3:30pm.

How much: Free

Where: 5 Dover Crescent

St. Patrick's Day Street Festival (Mar 18-19) 

Join in the sea of green at Circular Road for the street festival celebrating St Patrick's Day, featuring Irish pub Molly Malone who'll be serving food like Boxty, a traditional Irish potato pancake with sausages and bacon for $12 and half pints of Guinness going for $20, and a couple of live performances from the likes of Gan Anim (Mar 19, 10pm), Singapore's leading Irish band; The Alterboys, a duo consisting of Irish musician Gerry Cox; local whistle and flute musician James Chan (Mar 15); and Rock Rosettes, an all-female quartet who will be playing U2 songs. Join the parade happening on the 19th with the herd of bagpipe and drum musicians making their way from Asian Civilisation Museum to Circular Road. 

How much: TBC

Where: Circular Road

Sundown Night Festival (Mar 21-25)

Part of the lead-up to the OSIM Sundown Marathon this year, the five day festival will be filled with fun activities including live performances by Singaporean dark noir pop duo TOMGIRL and up-and-coming soul artist Gareth Fernandez, alongside tons of other fitness-related activities like master pilates class by gym CELL, yoga sessions by renowned yoga instructors like Lynn Yeo and Sumei Shum from Space & Light Yoga and COMO Shambhala. To replenish your energy, get some grub from F&B vendors like Coffee Bandits, Momolato and The Juicy Way.

How much: Free

Where: F1 Pit Building

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