Showstopper, Shop Hopper

Atherton’s Arrival

Jason Atheron, who helms Michelin star restaurant Pollen Street Social (London), is in town for only two nights and will be heading dinner service at the super packed Esquina. Patrons will get to sample new menu ideas, including baked bone marrow with snails and squid saffron and red pepper paella.

When: Fri 23 – Sat 24 Mar 2012

Where: Esquina, 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, p. 6222 1616

Talk the Talk

Our favourite creative guys at Kennel. are at it again! Join them for an all day storytelling workshop and learn how to tell your story, create your own video, and even showcase it later at night.

When: Sat 24 Mar 2012, 930am-630pm (and later), $380 inclusive of lunch, register here

Where: Kennel., Dempsey Hill, Blk 8D #03-03

Walk the Walk

Ever wondered what goes behind closed doors? Peek into 14 studios in the charming Wessex Estate (beautiful black and white converted bungalows) and talk to artists – both local and international – about their work. It’s an annual affair so don’t miss out!

When: Sat 24 – Sun 25 Mar 2012, 11am-7pm

Where: ArtWalk@Wessex, Portsdown Road, Wessex Estate

London Calling

London’s ROUS ILAND is showing in Singapore with an exclusive capsule collection. This innovative members’ only boutique is showing for three days only – email ahead for an appointment with the founders.

When: Thu 22 Mar – Sat 24 Mar 2012, RSVP appointments@rousiland.com

Where: ROUS ILAND, Naumi, 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396

Savvy Source Sponsored Listing

Art maven Source 53 has a new exhibition space and is opening with a real kicker: Sydney-based emerging Artist Alistair Drake. The exhibition, titled “Mirage Series”, features fascinating optical illusions that he creates using acrylic on linen or ink and oil on paper. Don’t miss the opening reception – Drake himself will be present!

When: Opening Reception Thu 29 Mar 2012, 630-9pm, RSVP gina@source53.com; Exhibition Fri 30 Mar – Sat 31 Mar 11am-5pm, Sun 1 Apr – Wed 18 Apr by appointment

Where: Source 53, BW Furniture, 33 Niven Road Singapore 228382, p. 9771 1102

VIP Fashion Night

More news to break the bank: enjoy up to 70% off selected items at some retailers at Marina Bay Sands in a special VIP Fashion Night bonanza. Participating outlets include Anne Fontaine, Paul & Joe, and French Connection. Also take 50% off all hair and beauty services at Action Hair Boutique, urbanhair, and Salon 360°. PS. There’s free champagne…

When: Thu 22 Mar 2012, 6-11pm

Where: VIP Fashion Night, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Play it Back

Esplanade Park comes alive this weekend with a brand new outdoor music fest celebrating old school Singapore. Play and buy traditional games like Five Stones and hopscotch, have some satay, listen in on great storytelling sessions (in various languages too!), and dance to great music like Jeremy Monteiro Big Band.

When: Sat 24 Mar 2012, 5-11pm, Sun 25 Mar 2012 4-10pm

Where: Esplanade Park (Along Connaught Drive, opposite Padang and City Hall)

A Shop Called Moth

Great news, shoppers, Melbourne-based A Shop Called Moth is flying into Singapore for a special two-day sale. Shop select pieces from the summer collections of brands like Rachel Pally, Joie, Sophie Maran, BCBG, and Graham & Spencer. It’s a cash only event, so load up, ladies.

When: Tue 27 Mar 2012, 2-9pm, Wed 28 Mar 2012, 10am-2pm, 4-9pm

Where: Studio M Hotel, 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910. Ask reception for room details: Jocey Davidson, A Shop Called Moth.