More than just Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, this week doesn’t skimp on parties, film screenings and fitness events too

Rejoice! It's a short work week. Hopefully you’ve already made your reservations for all the dinners you’ll be having, but if you’ve been stuck in the thick of the daily grind, you can check out a couple of places and ideas for Valentine’s Day here, or find out where the hottest spots for a big reunion dinner (and lo hei) are among other festive things in our Chinese New Year guide. But if you’re not celebrating either, there are still many other activities you can do this week.

Monday, Feb 12


Diva to the Death

THEATER/DRINK/FOOD
Watch, dine and be part of the action in the upcoming theatrical dining experience, Diva to the Death. Held at Monti At-1 Pavilion, this 105-minute self-styled sexy comic romp showcases two characters with different music background—jazz and getai—working the crowd and entertaining them while they dig into some Italian/Singaporean fusion dishes. Through Mar 2

HEALTH
Before indulging in all the Valentine's Day and CNY goodies this week, you might wanna join a group fitness workout class so you won't feel so guilty after the weekend. Go for a free trial Tabata class at Mahota Singapore on Monday. Feb 12

WORKSHOP
Make your dreams of producing your own dance or theater work for the stage a reality and learn the ropes of what it takes to be a producer at the "Where Do I Begin? Producing for the Stage" workshop. Now in its final session, the workshop is led by by Singaporean creative producer and arts educator Mohamad Shaifulbahri. Feb 12


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FOOD
Kinki has been shaking up the dining scene with an ambience that defies tradition and serves Japanese cuisine with a twist. Munch on their interpretations of traditional Maki such as Spider, Rainbow and Dragon, which uses fresh and rare season items brought in directly from Japan. From now till Mar 31, enjoy their new one-for-one Maki promo every Monday and explore their full selection. Promo is only available from 6-8pm (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays) and valid for all Mastercard cardholders. Terms and conditions apply. Through Mar 31

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EXHIBITION
Alternative gallerists kult have collaborated with German cultural organization Goethe-Institut to curate a sartorial exhibition on games and politics as a reflection of the political nightmare that was 2017, and the conversations we should continue to have. Open your mind and have your hand at the Games and Politics over at Kult Studio & Gallery. Through Feb 12

EXHIBITION
Pop art meets street culture, as local gallery Lumas Singapore teams up with NGO The Skateroom to present an exhibition of unique skate decks designed using images from legends Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Through Feb 20

CARNIVAL
Get your adrenaline pumping at Singapore's largest carnival. The massive Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will span across 25,000 sqm (or the size of three and a half football fields) at The Promontory and Bayfront, and boasts more than 40 rides and games—most of which are from the UK, Germany and Italy. Through Apr 1

Tuesday, Feb 13


A model of a dodo bird at Treasures of the Natural World

EXHIBITION
A cursed gem, a dodo and a giant stuffed sloth walk into a museum; the punchline is that they’re here to stay till the end of April. Treasures of the Natural World , the traveling exhibition from the Natural History Museum in London, makes its first and only stop in Southeast Asia at the ArtScience Museum, bringing over 200 of the London museum’s star artefacts Through Apr 29

COMEDY
If you've ever happen to chance upon Channel 5's comedy panel series "Ok Chope", you would've seen this bespectacled young man serve quick-witted punchlines that will leave you going "Oh no he didn't!". As part of a new wave of stand-up comedians, drop by Hero's this Tuesday to see what Sam See is all about, and to take a break from the daily grind. Feb 13

COMEDY
Catch everyone's favorite drag queen comedian Kumar as he dishes out his usual antics, politically incorrect rants and Singapore issues-based jokes at Canvas. Feb 13


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DRINK
Out and about in town this week? Stop by Oriole Coffee + Bar at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard (next to 313@Somerset) to refuel yourself for the day and enjoy their one-for-one promo on all specialty coffee, including their well-loved Taisho cold brew coffee. From now till Mar 31, bring a fellow coffee lover and explore their entire range of specialty coffee. Promo is only available on Mondays to Thursdays (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays) and valid for all Mastercard cardholders. Terms and conditions apply. Through Mar 31

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EXHIBITION
On the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore remembers 1942, with their first large-scale, blockbuster war exhibition featuring more than 130 artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions. It’s the biggest collection of war stories to date, but go because the exhibition explores events and portrayals of World War II beyond just your textbook syllabus. Through Mar 21

Wednesday, Feb 14


Bar Rouge Singapore

PARTY
Forget fancy dinners and cute dates; head over to Bar Rouge Singapore this Valentine's Day for a round of '80s and '90s hits, and you might just find love in a hopeless place, just like Rihanna did. Feb 14

THEATER
Hot on the heels of The Imaginarium of Disco David, local nomadic theater group And So Forth is back with a new pop-up feast. Adventures in Grimmsneyland will focus on the darker side of fairy tales—as evidenced by the reference to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk tales were anything but pleasant—and take audience members through various worlds. Feb 14-Apr 21

FILM/WELLNESS
Take it to the beaches of Sentosa on this over-commercialized day and take up a yoga class led by District 1 Yoga as the sun sets on the horizon. After that, they'll be screening the 2008 Academy Award-winning British drama Slumdog Millionaire. Feb 14

TALK
If you missed the launch of SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century last week, don't fret. There's a special edition book party organized by the book's editors you can look forward to, where the contributors share how their lives have been since and how the book has impacted everyone. Feb 14


If you're still the midst of finding something to do on Valentine's Day, head here for some fab ideas.


EXHIBITION
The problematic issues surrounding climate change and the ocean take center stage at this exhibition presented by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Featuring contributions by 12 artists, filmmakers, composers and researchers who made trips to islands in the Pacific, The Oceanic focuses on large-scale human interventions in oceanic ecospheres. Through Mar 8

EXHIBITION
Curated by acclaimed art historian Lorand Hegyi, The Artist’s Voice, brings together the works of 34 contemporary artists from around the world, to reflect on socio-political issues and the human conditioning through mediums ranging from sculpture and video. Through Mar 18

Thursday, Feb 15


Part of Lui Hock Seng's exhibition at Objectifs

EXHIBITION
Lui Hock Seng, an 80-year-old self-taught photographer, will be showcasing more than 30 black and white photographs of Singapore from the '50s to the 70s' at Objectifs. It'll be the first time he'll be presenting his work; about 60 years after picking up the hobby. Through Mar 11

EXHIBITION
In a stunning collab between National Gallery Singapore and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Claude Monet and his contemporaries grace our sunny island with over 60 Impressionist masterpieces in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay, featuring works like the dreamy Le Bassin aux nympheas, harmonie rose. Through Mar 11, 2018

EXHIBITION
If you fancy yourself a cinema enthusiast, the Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia is a must-go. In a series of immersive, multi-medium installations, the exhibition brings together the works of 10 artists and art collectives from across the region. Here are five you should check out. Through Mar 18, 2018

EXHIBITION
Singapore's most esteemed disabled artists exhibit oriental works in a series of three parts at Hail, Chinese Culture!, organized by local charity organization Very Special Arts Singapore and Pan Pacific Singapore. Through Mar 30

Friday, Feb 16


Kramer vs. Kramer

FILM
The Projector will be screening 1979’s multiple-Oscar winning hit Kramer vs. Kramer. Catch powerhouse performers Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep as a married couple going through divorce, and how they navigate love lost, and later found in unexpected ways. Feb 16

PARTY
You may know him for the 2003 seminal hit "Les Djinns", but that's just one of this Norwegian DJ-producer's many big accomplishments. Djuma Soundsystem, now a solo act, is bringing his signature all-rounded, warm sound to Headquarters this weekend. Feb 16

DRINK
Once the dust settles from the first day of reunion dinners, visiting and casual gambling, gather your closest relatives and head out for a four-hour pub crawl where you'll get to booze it up hard at four different bars before ending up at a club to top off the night. Feb 16


Not settled on a spot for your reunion dinner? Let our all-inclusive Chinese New Year e-guide help you.


PARTY
Soak in nothing but good vibes at Kult Kafe up on Emily Hill as the talented UK selecta Beejoux goes on deck duties with her eclectic sets of disco, house, afro-latin music and more. Feb 16

HEALTH
Calling all Star Wars fans who're looking for a way to stay in shape—sign up for a SaberFit Fitness Class at Safra Toa Payoh, where you can reap the benefits of a full-on, high energy workout while living out your lightsaber-wielding and -fighting dreams. Feb 16

PARTY
American DJ-producer Clinton Sparks will be hitting the decks at Avry, playing an open format set from his discography. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the game, like Lady Gaga, Ludacris and T-Pain. Feb 16

EXHIBITION
You'd think a traveling exhibition from the London Natural History Museum would be hard to top, but ArtScience Museum's upcoming shtick will trace 40 years of street art, from its controversial beginnings as expressions of counterculture, to its current standing as a major pillar of contemporary art. Art from the Streets will feature the works of the world's top street artists, such as  Banksy, Shepard Fairey and more. Through Jun 3