Thumping parties, the return of the biennial Singapore Airshow and a couple of live gigs to keep you occupied

If our weekly round-ups aren’t proof enough that Singapore is indeed not a boring place to be (still can’t believe), we don’t know what is. It's yet another party weekend for us this Feb. Unfortunately, technology that allows us to be in two places at once has not yet been invented. But if we had to choose, ours will look a little like this: running out of the office when the clock strikes 6pm on Friday to watch Incubus live, followed by dinner and tipples at Crackerjack (before it shutters for good on Mar 1) and then walk down the back alley to catch Swiss techno DJ-producer Deetron drop some bombs at Kilo Lounge. We’ll leave Saturday and Sunday to your imagination.

Friday, Feb 9


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

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 9

PARTY
Known for tropical smash hit, “The Ocean” which burst through the top tiers of worldwide charts and remained a mainstay anthem since 2016, is dance music maestro Mike Perry. The Swedish DJ/producer will be packing an arsenal of psychedelic hits laden with summery punches and positive vibes at Zouk, including surefire melodies like “Inside the Lines”, “Body to Body” and “Hands”. 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


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FOOD
As one of the pioneers of all-day dining in Singapore, The Marmalade Pantry serves up more than just desserts, with a wide selection of excellent comfort food for the soul. If you haven’t already checked them out, their latest 1-for-1 on pasta dishes promotion is the perfect opportunity to try out signature dishes like Spicy Crabmeat Pasta, Lala Clams Vongole, and Seared Scallop and Prawn Pasta. It is also the perfect place to wrap up your dinner date this weekend with some of their latest cupcake additions, including Red Velvet and Salted Caramel Pecan Tart. The 1-for-1 Pasta  promotion is valid for all MasterCard holders from now till Apr 30, 2018. Promotion is available daily for dinner only and available at The Marmalade Pantry at Oasia Hotel Downtown only. Terms and conditions apply. Through Apr 30

 

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PARTY
There’s a new party place in town and it’s called Wan Nightclub, a multi-concept establishment located beside Suntec City’s Pasarbella. Be part of their official opening celebrations on Friday as they bring in top South Korean DJ Flash Finger to keep things upbeat all night long. Feb 9

MARKET
Better known within the farmers market community, Market by Fuego is a roving farmers market that was founded on the love for all things good and edible. With a focus on reducing food waste, the market lineup typically showcases food and ingredients grown from artisans around the globe—such as organic teas from Agora Products, and fresh fish from local specialty food shop Kuhlbarra. The sixth edition of the market takes place at Changi City Point over three days. Through Feb 10

DANCE/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 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

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

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 10


Singapore Air Show 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

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
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
The trusty Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens is back with a good mix of organic vegetables, bread, wine, olive oil and fresh honey on sale. This month, pick up some healthy treats to whip up the perfect Valentine’s meal for your loved one. Brands to catch include The Frank Food Company, Salut-Lebanon and SPGranola. Fitness group Body Temple will be holding a free 30-minute session of their Temple Circuit class on-site too. Feb 10

HEALTH
Yoga people Freedom Yoga are switching things up and adding a little retail therapy to their usual healing, in their very first boutique fair at their Cecil Street studio. You can still expect a series of special classes—like choreographed yoga flow, Blindfold Yoga, and even a healing Sound Bath session—but there’ll also be a mini market of products and food. Vendors include Grain Traders, Candles of Light, Gorilla Press and more; plus, pick up some pre-loved yoga attire if you aren’t fussed. 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

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
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 11


5 Rehearsals for a Wedding. Photo credit: Kray Chen

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

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
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