No public holidays in March? No worries, we’ve got these events to help us unwind.
After Chinese New Year, we truly are in a dry spell when it comes to public holidays. We have to wait until April for the next one, since, March hasn’t blessed us with a “free” day of reprieve. But no worries, the March calendar is filled with events to make us forget that fact.
From theatre productions to cafe pop-ups, festivals and outdoor carnivals, mark your calendar for these events you’ll want to be part of.
Late Company, Victoria Theatre — till March 10
A study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that Singapore has the second highest rate of cyberbullying in the world. It is this endemic issue that the play Late Company wants to address. The play from Pangdemonium and directed by Jordan Tannahill centres around two families, where the son of one seemingly has caused the son of the other to lose their life. The trigger: A bout of cyberbullying. Stars Adrian Pang, his son Xander Pang, and Janice Koh. Tickets are available from Sistic at $25 and up.
Pop Up Cafe, Design Orchard — till March 17
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Experience an intriguing fusion of food and fashion with the collaboration between Jewels Rock Sugar and Ying the Label at Design Orchard's very first pop up cafe! Be blown away by a plethora of delightful options and immerse yourself in an artistic affair unlike any other. Tag your friends, and make their day! #shopdesignorchard #designorchard #designorchardsg #kombynationco #yingthelabel #thequarters #Jewelsrocksugar #popupcafe #sgcafe #rainbowlapis #sixfourcoffee #artisancoffee #fashionmeetsfood #sgfoodblogger #eventsg #sgfoodies #igsg #expatsingapore #supportlocalsg
Design Orchard, a new mall dedicated to showcasing local designs and labels, is hosting a weekend-only pop-up cafe. Helmed by sugar manufacturer Jewels Rock Sugar and fashion brand Ying the Label, the event is also supported by food and beverage brands Kombynation Co., Six Foot Coffee, Rainbow Lapis and The Quarter, so you can take a break from shopping with some kombucha, coffee or local treats. Best of all, you get to #supportlocal. For more information, click here.
Singapore Design Week, Multiple Locations — March 4 to 17
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[Contest] What the Frame? 🖼️ Contest time! Singapore Design Week starts in less than a month and we're really excited! . 🎟️We want to spread some love by giving away one pair of access passes to workshops and activities during the Singapore Design Week, including the opening night party on 4 March!👗🎩 . To win, tell us in comments below one event from the festival that you are looking forward to, and tag one friend you would like to bring along. (Tip: check out bit.ly/sdw2019lineup). . One winner will be picked on Instagram at random and contacted by 28 Feb! May the most enthusiastic SDW fan win!
Now in its sixth run, the Singapore Design Week touts itself as one of Asia’s premier design festivals that challenges design thought by bringing together local and international designers to showcase, discuss and engage in meaningful conversations. Activities include getting your portfolio critiqued by creative directors (Creatives Against Humanity), visiting artwork exhibitions to attending master lectures and networking sessions (such as SingaPlural). Most events are free with registration required, and you can get more information here.
Arts In Your Neighbourhood, Islandwide/Tampines — March 7 to 24
National Arts Council’s Art In Your Neighbourhood is back for their 12th run and the focus is Tampines — Singapore’s third largest new town and a former rubber plantation and site to sand quarries. While most of the festivities are occurring in Tampines, such as pop-up music stage Tiger in Tampines and a roving music truck by Ding Yi company, there are activities lined up islandwide as well. For full programme information, click here.
Uniqlo Keeping The Balance, In Style Styling Workshop. Suntec City — March 8
Done in conjunction with the International Women’s Day (March 8), Japanese fast fashion label Uniqlo is conducting a styling workshop to commemorate women who strive to find a balance between work and life. Conducted by stylist Lena Kamarudin, the workshop is happening at the brand’s Suntec City store and there will be three sessions for 30 pax each. Admission is free but registration is required due to limited spaces. Get your slot here.
Garden Beats Festival, Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park — March 9
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Presented by Sunshine Nation, Garden Beats Festival is the first carbon neutral music festival in Singapore. Revel in music from a slew of performers including American pop music producer Yung Bae, British indie rock band The Kooks, and South African DJ Black Coffee. There will also be talks on topics like conscious eating, sustainable fashion, and zero waste living. More information can be found on the official website. Tickets are $128 and up, and can be purchased here.
Sakura Matsuri, Garden Dome, Gardens by the Bay — March 9 to 31
Lovers of all things Nihon, listen up. Soak in three weeks worth of Japanese culture and entertainment at the Sakura Matsuri, a cherry blossom festival, at Gardens by the Bay. View blooming sakura blossoms at the Flower Dome while enjoying Japanese food, products and games from the country at the Nippon Street, where you can even rent the traditional yukata (a summer kimono). Moreover, you can immerse yourself with cultural programmes such as the wadaiko (Japanese drums) and chado (tea ceremony). Finally, end the celebrations with performances by celebrity cosplayers, anime singers and pop culture performances. For more details, click here.
Singapore Festival of Fun, Clarke Quay — March 14 to 24
Last held in 2017, the family-friendly event is held in three parts. The festival kicks off with The Street Fest, on from March 14 to 19 at the Clarke Quay Fountain Square. Expect street circus and acrobatic performances from local and foreign artists. Don’t miss the International Comedy Festival on March 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, and where comedians like Imran Yusuf and Tom Green are set to take the stage. The Nickelodeon Fiesta will take place on March 23 and 24, and kids will be thrilled with the game booths featuring themes from familiar shows like Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants. Events are free, except for the comedy shows. More information can be found here.
World Down Syndrome Day celebration, Our Tampines Hub — March 16
Show support for persons with Down syndrome by attending this event at Our Tampines Hub. With the theme “Leave No One Behind”, the event is organised by the Down Syndrome Association Singapore (DSA), and it marks the 14th year the World Down Syndrome Day has been commemorated in Singapore. Aimed at raising awareness and building a more inclusive society, the event will begin with a community walk launched by Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung. A family carnival will also be held, with activities and entertainment that include aikido and zumba performances by members of the DSA. The funds raised will contribute to the DSA’s support services, educational and enrichment programmes. More information can be found at their Facebook page.
Kiss92’s Pets’ Day Out – March 24
If your furkids are everything in your life, don’t miss Kiss92’s first pets carnival at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. Through this fun-filled event, the radio station hopes to raise awareness on responsible pet ownership and to reach out to the general public to foster love to the animals. Meet celebrity pet owners, show off the brilliant tricks your pets can do and keep a lookout for the hourly giveaways. Prizes worth at least $100 include pet salon services, staycays and dining experiences at pet-friendly restaurants. The first 500 to register here will tote away a free goodie bag. More information can be found here.