Only 28 days, but still full of hot parties, heart-wrenching musicals and the return of the biennial Singapore Airshow

It’s #AquariusSeason! Here’s to all the quirkiest, highly misunderstood and most aloof people among the 12 signs (that’s if you believe horoscopes, of course). Otherwise, the month of love is upon us (don’t forget to take our annual Sex Survey if you haven’t already). Whether you're celebrating the umpteenth anniversary of your singlehood, having a cheesy AF dinner or totally avoiding the highly commercialized day altogether, the month is awash with fun activities for the single and taken alike. February is chock full of techno and trance parties, reunion dinners (check out our all-encompassing Chinese New Year 2018 Guide) and so. much. more. Where do we even begin?


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's At-1 Pavilion, this 105-minute self-styled sexy comic romp showcases two characters with different music backgrounds—jazz and getai—working the crowd and entertaining them while they dig into some Italian/Singaporean fusion dishes. Feb 2-Mar 2

PARTY
Join UK producer Third Son and be a voluntary prisoner of great music as he steps into the infamous cage at Headquarters to bring you into a world of arresting melodies, body-snatching grooves and pulsating beats. Feb 2

PERFORMANCE
Get your dose of jazz, funk and R&B at Lulu's Lounge as Singapore-based musicians The Pocket Watchers take the stage. Feb 2


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FOOD
It doesn't matter if you're out on a date with your lover this Valentine's Day or simply having some good ol' me-time; end the day with a satisfying, saccharine-filled note at Cold Stone Creamery. You can get two servings of their signature creations—like the Chocolate Devotion (chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, brownie and fudge), Founder's Favorite (sweet cream ice cream, pecans, brownie, fudge and caramel) and more—in a special "Love It" size for the price of one. 
Promotion is valid for all Mastercard® cardholdersFeb 1-Mar 31  

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DANCE
Learn a thing or two about salsa from resident instructor Cheryl Wu as Kult Kafe's Salsa Under The Stars returns after a long hiatus. Once you've got the groove of things, flaunt your stuff to the tunes of DJs May May, Shellsuit and Stew Bamrah. Feb 2

PARTY
Singapore's coolest parking lot bar, The Great Escape, will be popping off with a delicious cauldron of classic funk, soul, latin, jazz, afro, hip-hop, house and disco music, freshly prepared and dished out by the likes of MC SWTLKR and a number of "Golden Mile all-stars" for this edition of Kampong Boogie. Feb 2

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 2


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Margherita al Mozzarella Di Bufala

FOOD
Why stop at one pizza when you can have two? Gather the troops, because our favorite upscale deli and gourmet food retailer from New York City, Dean & Deluca, is offering 1-for-1 pizzas for two whole months. Whether it's the delectable Margherita al Mozzarella Di Bufala ($16) or the seafood-laden Frutti Di Mare ($18), as well as any of the other four pizzas on the menu, they've got you covered. Promotion is valid for all Masterard
® cardholders. Not available at the Far East Square outlet. Feb 1-Mar 31

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PARTY
All hail the godfather of techno. German producer Sven Vath, or more affectionately known as Papa Sven by fans, will be in town to do what he does best on the decks of Zouk's main room. Feb 3

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 mojitos, classic margaritas and, if you’re a go-getter, tequila shots. Feb 3

PARTY
Traverse the deeper and darker side of the underground as UK-based techno producer Stephanie Sykes pulls out all the stops behind the cage at Headquarters. Feb 3


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Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill

FOOD
If you haven't been pampering your partner enough for the whole year, take it up a notch and bring him/her to the romantic and tranquil marina-front setting of Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove this month. Enjoy a dozen oysters and clink glasses of Paul Goerg Sparkling Reserve Champagne at Greenwood Fish Market (from $128, Feb 9-14 only), or stuff yourselves silly with a full five-course set meal for two at Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill (from $98, Feb 10-12 & 14 only). Other participating restaurants include Miska Cafe (three-course meal with a bottle of wine from $120 per couple, Feb 14 only) and Two Chefs Bar (four-course set dinner with a bottle of Prosecco or Black Cottage Rose from $199, Feb 14 only). Terms and conditions apply. 

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WELLNESS
Calm your mind and join a bunch of like-minded individuals in an Open-Air Meditation session at Botanic Gardens in the morning before you go on about your day to prepare for the upcoming festive season. Feb 3

PARTY
For the first time, the raucous Emo Night will be held on a Saturday instead of the usual Thursday slot. So dust off your Chucks, black jacket and eyeliners, because now there's no reason to indulge in a little screaming, moshing, drink promos and potentially tear-jerking memory-pegged songs of yesteryear. Feb 3

FILM
There seems to be an influx of outdoor screenings (and on the beach, no less) in Sentosa. This one's taking place at Emerald Pavilion, and focuses on Asian titles. Up this weekend is the hilarious Thai rom-com by Mez Tharatorn, I Fine..Thank You Love You, which unfolds the love story between a student and his English tutor. Feb 3

PARTY
While the view of Singapore's skyline from Ce La Vi at night is stupendous, you should also take the chance to see it during the day. And what better than to swing by their hectic and super fun daytime Sky High Brunch party, where you can sip on endless glasses of boozy and get your munchers on delicious grub while resident DJs Brendon P and Joshua P dish out them groovy tunes. Feb 3

EXHIBITION
If you have a penchant for urban exploration but have nowhere else to go, you might want to drop by Raid; a three-week-long exhibition taking place at the historic Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter. Eight promising artists will be presenting their interpretation of the site through sculptures, installations and conceptual art. Through Feb 3

WELLNESS
After two days of hardcore partying, you'll probably need a hard body reset. If you can get out of bed in the morning, detox and take a nice stroll with a couple of friends to find hidden gems of the culturally diverse Jalan Besar neighborhood at this heritage walk. Feb 4


SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century by Ng Yi-Sheng. Photo credit: Taken from BooksActually's Facebook page 

BOOK LAUNCH
The first edition of SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century by local author Ng Yi-Sheng won The Straits Times non-fiction book of the year in 2006. The book, a collection of coming out storeis, has since been out-of-print for almost a decade. But this latest reprint comes with fresh material, including an interview with Ng himself and a foreword by the book's editor, Jason Wee. Feb 7

WORKSHOP
Cryptocurrency is all the rage now, and if you've ever been the slightest bit interested in learning how it works and start investing, then you'll want to sign yourself up for this panel. Panellists include the chairman of the board for Access, the Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association; a rep from KPMG Cybersecurity Advisory Practice and more. Feb 8

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. Feb 8-Mar 11


Incubus

CONCERT
Californian alternative rock band Incubus has been breaking, melting and mending hearts with their music since their formation in 1991. And they'll be doing that again when they return to perform in Singapore for the third time as part of their current world tour. Expect to sing/scream/cry along to hit singles "Drive", "Love Hurts", "Anna Molly" and a whole repertoire of other songs from their 26-year-long career. Feb 9

PARTY
It's another edition of Midnight Shift at Kilo Lounge, and you know what that means—fuss-free, no-nonsense music for an unadulterated fun night out. Helming the decks this round is Deetron, a Swiss DJ-producer who's been busy creating soulful techno masterpieces for more than two decades. Feb 9

CONCERT
American singer-songwriter Julie Byrne has been on a roll the past year. And rightly so, because her latest record Not Even Happiness earned her a spot on "album of the year" lists on notable publications like Pitchfork and The Guardian. She'll be performing for one night at SLED Productions x Decline. Feb 9

HEALTH
It’s a strange world we live in, where many view running as a romantic couple activity. So this year, ditch the expensive dinners and head to Siloso Beach instead for a leisurely sunset 5km on the beach at V-Run: Run with Love. Feb 10

MARKET/PARTY
Kyo may have shuttered but that won't stop local party maverick Zig Zach from reigniting his party night, Ritual. It's going to be a full day affair, starting with The Blvck Market where you can either go batshit crazy at the artisanal market or chill out with craft beers from Pirate Life Brewing, Garage Project, Little Creatures Singapore and Stockade Brew Co. Otherwise, swing by at night as Ritual takes over both The Great Escape and The Intermission Bar to bring a double bill extravaganza from music label Multi Culti, Lithuanian producer Manfredas and label owner-DJ-producer Thomas Von Party. Feb 10

HEALTH
Alternatively, there’s the no-frills heavy duty Marina Run at Marina Barrage on the same day—perhaps for those who prefer their workouts devoid of romance. There’s a 5km fun run, 1-km, 21km and the newly added 30km. Feb 10

PARTY
Germany has a melting pot of great dance producers, and the latest to arrive our to our shores is trance producer Alex M.O.R.P.H.. He'll be gracing the decks at Canvas to whip up some of his best uplifting and hard-hitting tracks. Feb 10


Singapore Airshow 2016

CONVENTION
The biennial Singapore Airshow returns to Changi Exhibition Centre this month. Look to the skies and catch the jaw-dropping and butt-clenching aerobatic flying displays, or trot around the massive outdoor display area to get close to commercial aircrafts, fighter planes, private jets and more. Feb 10-11

THEATER
Just how much do you know about the cultural, social and collective expectations of a traditional Chinese wedding? Visual artist and 2018 Young Artist Award recipient Kray Chen takes that perceived knowledge and puts a twist on the usual rituals in 5 Rehearsals for a Wedding, to shine a light on the anxieties and behaviors that come with weddings of today. Through Feb 11

ART/FILM
Asian Film Archive’s (AFA) annual flagship and visual art series, State of Motion, is back for its third edition. This time, they’ll be exploring film as a medium of cultural and ideological changes of Singapore during 1955-1965, featuring 10 films that were produced in that decade such as Seniman Bujang Lapok (1961), Hang Tuah (1956) and Hang Jebat (1961). There’ll also be exhibitions, public art walks, panel discussions and guided film location tours to give a deeper perspective on the topic. Through Feb 11

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

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


DJ Sutorius of Dash Berlin

PARTY
A regular in Zouk's line-up, Dutch electronic music outfit Dash Berlin (fronted by DJ Sutorius) is back once again to serve their loyal EDM-hungry fans with their signature platter of bangers. Feb 17

FILM/PARTY
Last year, The Glory Hoes accused The Necessary Stage, organizers of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, of censorship, after their event "The Glory Hoes present Paris is Burning (1990), was withdrawn just as the official program brochure was going to print. Nonetheless, the show must go on, with the film that brought to the mainstream voguing, shade and all out realness from the Harlem's drag houses and balls in the '80s being screened at The Projector, followed by a fashion catwalk and a campy, fun and debaucherous after-party. Feb 23

MUSICAL
The iconic original West End and Broadway production of Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice is making its Asian premiere at The Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Even if you're not a fan, you'll definitely recognize classics like "Don't Cry For me Argentina" , and "On This Night of a Thousand Stars". Feb 23-Mar 11


Russell Peters

COMEDY
A year after his sold-out Asia tour, global comedy sensation Russell Peters is back to take the international stage as part of his Deported World Tour 2018. Aside from his usual call-and-response type crowd banter, the tour will of course feature all-new material he's been building and refining over the past year. Feb 24

COMEDY
Kumar is turning 50 next year, but he's far from a mid-life crisis. In fact, he's teaming up with Dream Academy Productions to celebrate his 50th birthday with Kumar50, a jubilee drag show at Capitol Theatre where he'll look back on five decades of growth as fodder for the entertainment. Feb 28-Mar 11

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
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

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 condition through mediums ranging from sculpture to video. Through Mar 18


"Maze Out" by oomleo. Photo credit: Singapore Art Museum

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

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. Check out the exhibition to explore events and portrayals of World War II beyond just your textbook syllabus. Through Mar 21

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 boast more than 40 rides and games—most of which are from the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Through Apr 1

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

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 Magda Danysz, Banksy, Shepard Fairey and more. Through Jun 3