Countless parties to let loose at, exhibitions to ponder over, workshops and more

Now that Valentine’s Day is out of the way, it’s the season to hang out with family and close friends. While you fill the day with visiting houses in parts of Singapore you’d otherwise not go at all, friendly spats of gambling and casually boozin’ with the fam, it gets a little more debaucherous once the sun sets. Whether or not you’re actually celebrating Chinese New Year, the selection of parties this weekend are varied and equally wild.

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 booze it up hard at four different bars before ending up a club to top off the night. Feb 16


More Chinese New Year ideas in our e-guide here.


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

PARTY
Looking for some post-CNY activities that involve more boozing, dancing and lots of fun? Peaches is going all out with a double extravaganza with top 40s and EDM on the first night and a throwback to the noughties on the second, complete with drag performances. Feb 16-17

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

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 sides 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

DANCE/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

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
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

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

Saturday, Feb 17


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

PARTY
It's been a while since Hi-So Rooftop Pool & Bar threw a pool party. They're about to close for renovation, but not without one final hoorah. Housed amidst the cozy private cabanas and sky setting, the party will see Greek techno duo Dizharmonia on turntable duty with the usual great drink deals and BBQ nosh starting from 3pm. Feb 17

PERFORMANCE
Singapore-based group Havana Social Club takes over The Projector's Intermission Bar for a live performance of music from Cuba and Latin America. Vaporize the dancefloor, shake that booty and have unadulterated fun with your buddies. Feb 17

PARTY
Have a drink or 10 at Upstairs as Melbourne music journalist-turned-DJ Jmcee provides the soundtrack and atmosphere to this Chinese New Year's after-hours binge drinking. Feb 17

PARTY
Herstory's celebrating the festive season with their own annual CNY soiree at Canvas. Besides music from DJs Roy and Special K, they'll also be giving away ang baos and booze throughout the night, and those born in the Year of the Dog get free entry. Feb 17

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
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

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

Sunday, Feb 18


A piece by Teresa Tan at "Hail, Chinese Culture!"

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

WORKSHOP
Owning and flying a drone can be a pretty pricey new hobby, but if you're looking to try it out before actually investing, this eight-hour workshop will cover the principles, rules and regulations of flying one, as well as the basics and various techniques to maneuver one. Feb 18

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 conditioning through mediums ranging from sculpture and video. Through Mar 18

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