St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the last stretch for a couple of musicals, a film series showing the best in Scandinavian design and more

 

Put your best green outfit together and go to town cause the St. Patrick’s Day weekend is here. Irish pubs and local restaurants unleash their own parties and celebrations that you can join in over the three days, like the massive street fest along Circular Road or the one at McGettigan’s in Clarke Quay. But if that’s not your cup of tea, indulge in a bit of Scandinavian design at the first ever Danish Film Festival, catch the iconic West End and Broadway production of Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber (pretty sure they won't cancel because of technical difficulties again) or head up to the 45th floor of Singapore Land Tower for a smashing time with Italian "groovy techno” DJ-producers Marvin & Guy.
 

Friday, Mar 16


Guinness St. Patrick's Festival

FESTIVAL
Celebrate the annual St Patty's Day at the roaring Guinness St. Patrick’s Festival 2018 at this three-day revelry along Circular Road. This year, they're making sure your friends don't bail on you by making you sign the St. Pat's Pledge and offering a 1-for-1 Guinness e-voucher as bait. Mar 16-18

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. Mar 16

TOUR
It’s one thing to take a walk through hell at Haw Par Villa during the day, and a whole other experience if you go at night. The twilight tour of Haw Par Villa is back—check out the infamous 10 Courts of Hell, King of Ghosts, the upcoming Hell’s Museum and the Aw family memorials. Mar 16

FILM
Co-presented with the Royal Danish Embassy, The Projector is curating their first ever Danish Film Festival with the support of the Danish Film Institute. Catch a glimpse of the best in Scandinavian furniture craftsmanship, contemporary installations of artist Olafur Eliasson and more art and design-focused films over one weekend. Mar 16-18

PARTY
Celebrate all things Irish at McGettigan's Clarke Quay as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day with award-winning dishes and tipples, live music and more. Mar 16-18

MARKET
A regular feature, the Red Dot Design Museum’s Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD) is presenting a special two-weekend edition in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2018. Over 50 makers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia will showcase their products at the market, held along the boardwalk at i Light Marina Bay 2018. There will also be workshops by overseas makers covering craft and design, for you to get hands-on while you shop late into the night. Mar 16-18

FILM
Not all films are just for entertainment. Enter Stories That Matter, an annual program held by Objectifs to address critical issues through both film and photography. This third edition's theme is borders, tackling matters of physical, social and political borders that both define and restrict communities and laying out on the table possible ways of collaboration and change. Apart from exhibitions and seminars, this program will also be screening Singapore premieres of five documentaries. Mar 16-Apr 29

FESTIVAL
Fancy yourself a creative creature with no outlet to express it all? Well, take it out on a bunch of seasoned improv performers at the Singapore Improv Festival. In its second edition, the festival celebrates the best of local improvisational theater, with a series of shows as well as workshops for those eager to get their toes wet. Through Mar 18

FILM
It’s the final weekend for the 21st edition of the Japanese Film Festival. You can still catch the remaining films ranging from action to romance, comedies and even anime at the National Museum of Singapore. Check out our picks here. Through Mar 18

FESTIVAL
Some of London’s best street performers will be entertaining crowds at Clarke Quay's Fountain Square throughout the week. Catch contortionist Bendy Em twist and turn her body to fit into a small perspex box, be wowed by the stunts of Jump Stilts Extreme, Pancho Libre and escapologist Rob Roy Collins; or simply take selfies with The Tree. Through Mar 18

THEATER
Pangdemonium’s next play, a staging of French playwright Florian Zeller's The Father, is a gripping look at dementia from the sufferer's POV. It will explore the deteriorating mind of 70-year-old Andre, who begins to feel as if something sinister is happening in his home. Expect family drama, suspense, and a puzzling narrative, as Andre starts to bend under the weight of dementia. Through Mar 18

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 25

FESTIVAL
Celebrate all things French at at Alliance Francaise's Francophonie Festival. This year, they've teamed up with the French, Belgium, Canadian and Swiss embassies to bring you the best of Francophone culture through four conferences, nine premiere films, two workshops, an exhibition and a concert. Through Mar 28

FESTIVAL
Your favorite sustainable light art festival is back this month. i Light Marina Bay 2018 will once again bring together a vibrant display of innovative and sustainable light art installations. Artists from Singapore and around the world have been invited to transform the waterfront precinct for a visual showcase, along with music performances, a carnival, outdoor food fair and an interactive art inflatable park. Through Apr 1
 

Saturday, Mar 17


Escape 56: Marvin & Guy. Photo credit: Marvin & Guy's Facebook Page

PARTY
Party non-conformist and organizer Zig Zach is at it again. Hot on the heels of his last party at The Great Escape, he's been busying himself with the fifth edition of Escape 56. The last one saw us rolling down the hill and into a warehouse at Henderson Road to get lost in techno stalwart Roman Flugel's world, and we're confident this one’s gonna be just as fun. This time, ride up to the 45th floor of Singapore Land Tower where Italian “groovy techno” DJ-producers Marvin & Guy will be gracing the night with Singapore’s skyline as the backdrop. Mar 17

ART
Also part of Singapore Design Week, Gillman Barracks' daytime open house soiree Art Day Out! is back with a plethora of ongoing and new gallery exhibitions like the Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat exhibition and the launch of a new D/SINI outdoor installation, hands-on activities, tours and more. Mar 17

MARKET
The open, green spaces found within Novotel and Mercure Singapore on Stevens are being put to good use with an artisanal market happening throughout the day. Expect 27 booths offering wholesome eats and beautiful crafts, as well as activities like a smoked cocktail class and a balloon sculpting class. Mar 17

PARTY
From the incredible duo that brought you the raucous Poptart nights, comes the return of Rebel Yell! Last held in 2016, Adrian Wee and KiDG take on the newly minted Nanyang Club on Boat Quay for a night of all the kinds of rock you can think of (we’re talkin’ Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, KISS and more). Mar 17

MARKET
The trusty Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens celebrates Easter this month, with a good mix of organic vegetables, wine, olive oil and fresh honey on sale. Brands to catch include BottlesXO, The Meat Club, Avo & Co. and more. There’ll even be an Easter Egg Hunt—you know, if that’s your thing. Mar 17

PARTY
If it's one thing we love, it's block parties. And party people Urban Ventures are coming through with the year's first one by shutting down Keong Saik and Jiak Chuan road as part of Singapore Urban Design Festival 2018. You can expect live music, an artisans market, free workshops, food and booze, and so much more. Mar 17-18

MARKET
Live in the depths of Pasir Ris and not keen to venture out for fun this weekend? TGIF Bazaars is holding its monthly outdoor weekend flea market at the covered walkway around White Sands shopping mall. Look out for wares ranging from handmade crafts and gifts to fashion apparel, electronic accessories and even Henna services. Mar 17-18

TOUR
OH! Open House is no stranger to immersive art experiences. Since 2009, the company has garnered a name for itself—for its art walks and tours that go deep into unexplored neighborhoods, and illuminate the heritage of the place from inside people’s homes. This year, however, OH! takes to Emerald Hill, for a provocative discussion of Singapore’s relationship with colonialism. Mar 17-18, 24-25

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 25

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

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 planned. 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. Through Apr 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, Mar 18


Evita

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". Through Mar 18

HEALTH
If you're the kind that prefers spending Sundays sweating it out, grab a buddy and join in Camp Kilo and Broc & Bells' fun fitness special, (Beat) The Rat Race. Get in a stretch or two with The Posture Lab, kickbox with Uppercut Boxing or take part in some good ol' HIIT with Haus Athletics. Or you know, just eat, drink, be merry and faun over everyone else's sheer determination. Mar 18

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

ART
We've already seen a insiders' look at Jurong, but the upcoming bi-annual Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) returns this March and will spotlight the northside heartland of Ang Mo Kio. AYN celebrates its 10th anniversary in this neighborhood with nearly 50 activities, a third of which will draw inspiration from this district's rich history. Through Mar 25

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

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