Still riding the new year high – you’re gonna totally fall in love with February!
And just like that, we’ve sashayed into the second month of 2019. January started off on a high, but we’re glad to report that February is equally epic. We’ve done the homework and cherry-picked the best events, festivals, parties and concerts. Take your pick…
Art: a Parisian artist explores our lush gardens… and bitcoin
If you haven’t heard yet, Hermès’ Liat Towers store is home to more than French high fashion. Up a small staircase is Aloft at Hermès that serves up thought-provoking exhibits and works by contemporary artists. All month (until 10 March), catch Parisian artist Xavier Antin’s installation, Vanishing Workflows. Taken by the art, we caught up with the Frenchman who was inspired by the contrast between Singapore’s financially-driven culture that jostles against lush nature. His installation that includes fabrics (that somehow remind us of Ikat textiles) and a bitcoin ‘worker’ machine programmed to send flowers to Aloft at Hermès when a profit is made. This means the space evolves over the course of the exhibit with a sweet peppering of fresh and wilted flowers.
Aloft at Hermès, till 10 March, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Sports: Cheer your favourite golfer
23 Feb – 3 Mar
Golf lovers, you’ve probably heard the news. The HSBC Women’s World Championship 2019 is teeing off in Sentosa and any self-respecting golf enthusiast has tickets. Competing on one of the most prestigious titles on the LPGA tour, catch 63 top female golfers (including 48 of the world’s top 50) battle it out. Yes, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu will be there, along with defending champion Michelle Wie! And bring the fambam – there’s a neat Fan Village with a Beat The Pro lounge, a Putt-Putt Pinwheel, food trucks and Peroni Beer Garden! Not a dull moment in sight…
HSBC Women’s World Championship 2019, New Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club ‐ 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892
Festival: Chinese New Year celebrations
While most of the fun is over, Chinatown, our favourite neighbourhood is still decked up in red and gold for the most auspicious festival of the year. Thousands of handmade lanterns line the roads while a big family of pigs welcomes everyone on the main street. Don’t want CNY to end? You can even Adopt a Lantern this year (apply between 14 – 28 Feb) and take it home on the last day.
Chinatown Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations, various locations in Chinatown.
Find more CNY events you can still hit up.
Shop: Markets to raid
How to squeeze in a workout on weekends? Hit up these flea markets and put those arms to work. On 17 & 24 Feb, visit The Luggage Market at Grandlink Square (near Paya Lebar MRT) for what just might be the largest and most regular preloved market in Singapore. And you can also refresh your wardrobe at a fraction of the cost at FleaWhere, hosted by Invade at Lucky Plaza. This flea party is raging all month, every day from 1 to 7pm.
The Luggage Market & FleaWhere
Read here for more markets and pop-ups in Singapore.
Theatre: Meet Matilda
21 Feb onwards
Time to dig up your or your kid’s copy of Matilda. The Roald Dahl classic turned into an award-winning musical by Royal Shakespeare Company is coming to town and we can’t wait. Catch an endearing coming-of-age tale of a bookish little girl with the courage and the smarts to stand up for herself and others.
Matilda The Musical, till 10 March, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Shop: Visit Crate and Barrel’s pop-up
Interiors addicts, this one is for you! We’ve got eyes on home decor and furniture brand Crate and Barrel’s pop-up space at Peranakan Place. Located right beside its Orchard Gateway@Emerald outlet, you’ll find lovely things like cocktail party essentials, locally-inspired gift ideas and souvenirs and card games. But you might want to drop by on a Friday when you can snag home accessories for just $2! Yes, we did a double take too.
Crate and Barrel pop-up store, Peranakan Place 180 Orchard Road, Singapore 238846
Event: Thrill out at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
There’s so much going on at Marina Bay area this month. But there’s no ignoring the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival that’s back with a bang. Get set to shriek – we’re counting 40 rides and games for thrill-seekers out there. What more? Play non-stop for plushies, stuff your face with fun carnival food, pick up a skill from local artisans manning art and crafts workshops and take tons of Insta-worthy pictures and videos, of course.
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, till 24 Mar 2019, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront Event Space, Singapore 018970
Read here for more things to do this weekend.
Trail: Download BalikSG
As a part of Singapore Bicentennial, National Heritage Board and the National Parks Board have developed an augmented reality trail app. Download BalikSG and follow the instructions – head to significant locations and scan the code on the floor to see important historical events in AR. Watch the bridges evolve, see the signing of the 1819 treaty between Sir Stamford Raffles, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and Sultan Hussein Shah, see Singapore’s first town plan and more.
Concert: Josh Groban Live
For the first time ever, the baritone singer-songwriter is landing island side and we’re admittedly excited. Hear him hit those goosebump-worthy notes with a full orchestra and choir for full effect. We will do everyone a favour and quietly lip-sync in the corner…
Josh Groban: Bridges Tour, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Read here for more concerts and gigs in Singapore this February.
Party: Dance into a Ladies’ Night
Senor Taco is hosting a Ladies’ Night that’ll teach you a lesson. A salsa lesson, of course! Bring your girls to a salsa dance session follow it up with one-for-one passionfruit mojitos.
Senor Taco Ladies Night, Señor Taco Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023
Read here for the best amazing Ladies’ Nights in Singapore.
Art: Minimalism: Space. Light. Object
One of the most talked-about art exhibitions in town is being held across two locations – the National Gallery and ArtScience Museum. Spend your public holidays or a leisurely weekend and catch 150 artworks based on the trending philosophy of minimalism. It’ll be good!
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, till 14 April 2019, two locations, National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Art: Artwalk Little India
Till 4 Feb
Artwalk Little India has been adding a handsome helping of spice to an already vibrant prescient. This exciting multi-disciplinary public art project includes a trail, traditional dance performances, tons of interesting workshops, a documentary film screen and more.
Artwalk Little India, 18 Jan – 4 Feb, various locations in Little India.
Film: Japanese Film Festival
Till 10 Feb
Whether you’re a fan or just curious about Japanese films, this festival welcomes you. We’re particularly intrigued by the opening film ‘One Cut of the Dead’, a horror comedy that offers a cheeky take on the usual terror of typical zombie flicks. Bloody scenes, not your thing? There are 30 other films to choose from.
Japanese Film Festival, Shaw Theatres Lido, 350 Orchard Road Shaw House Level 5/6, Singapore 238868
Concert: Jon Hopkins Live
Electronic music lovers need to flock to Capitol Singapore for pre-Valentine’s day treat. Electronic music god Jon Hopkins will be there for an epic night bringing us everything from techno to transcendent choral music. And he will be spinning hits from his latest album Singularity that dropped after a six-year gap.
Jon Hopkins: Live in Singapore, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Meet-and-greet: Captain Marvel Fan Event
MCU fans, this might just be the perfect V-day! Oh, the Endgame might be near but no before we meet Captain Marvel. And before we catch the much-anticipated movie in the cinemas on 7 March 2019, the cast and directors are making their way to Marina Bay Sands. Meet Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, and Directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on 14 February. Although it’s a free-to-public event, you need register (limited tickets only) at 10 am on 10 February, Sunday. Save the date, Y’all!
Captain Marvel Fan Event, Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre Level B2, Hall F
Food & Parties: Get your cheese on this Valentine’s Day
No, we don’t need a special day to tell our partners we looooove x heart eyes them. But we do wanna do something nice for V-day, don’t’ we? Plan the perfect date night at one of these romantic spots in Singapore – there’s something for every kind of couple. This year, restaurants and bars around town are going all out with special dinner menus, elaborate deserts and V-day love potions. If you’d rather celebrate by partying it up with your S.O and friends? We hear ya – check these hot V-day parties, ‘cos we all just need an excuse to unwind, no?
Festival: Chingay 2019
15 – 16 Feb
This year’s theme ‘Dreams Funtasia (Bicentennial Edition)’ promised to be bigger, brighter and more extravagant. Back at the F1 pit building for its 47th edition, the Chingay Parade finale is absolutely lit with performances, floats and fireworks. Get those tix, asap!
Chingay 2019, F1 Pit Building 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Shop: Treasure hunting at Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market
15 – 17 Feb
Oh, our fave vintage market is back with its February edition and we’re psyched as always. Expect to find vinyl records, vintage jewellery, retro watches, haute couture and objets d’art from resident vendors like A Vintage Tale, Vinyl Kakis, My Record Place, The Wishing Well and plenty more. Our latest finds? A Swedish board game from the 70s and bakelite egg cups from the 50s.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market February Edition, 1pm-10pm, Katong Square 88 East Coast Road, Singapore
Read here for more markets and pop-ups in Singapore.
Sustainable: Seeing green at PlantsActually Pop-Up Market
16 – 17 Feb
To offset their printing (or tree-killing karma as they call it) from publishing books at Math Paper Press, BooksActually is hosting a plant pop-up market. They’ve been growing and selling little plants in a bid to slowly but surely cancel or at least reduce their carbon footprint. Head down to this Tiong Bahru bookstore to pick up a plant baby!
PlantsActually Pop-Up Market, BooksActually, No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645
Sustainable + Shop: Swap your accessories at The Green Collective SG
Our favourite sustainable swap shop The Fashion Pulpit is holding its first pop-up outside Liang Court. Collaborating with our go-to eco store The Green Collective SG, this Accessories Swap lets you trade up to five pre-loved accessories like necklaces, bags, shoes, hats, bracelets, and rings. Up for grabs are handmade, upcycled items from Taikensonzai, You Living and Zhai Eco. Register online, drop off your items between 12 noon and 3pm and start swapping at 4pm.
Bling it On! Accessories Swap, 4pm-7pm, The Green Collective SG, Kinex Mall #01-36 to 41, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157
Food: The tiniest chef at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Till 24 Feb
Ratatouille, ain’t got nothing on the world’s smallest chef who’s in town right now! A part of i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition, Le Petit Chef is taking over La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel for one special dining experience. Get tickets and watch the famous lil’ chef battle creatures and beasts on your table, all to serve you one incredible four-course meal.
Le Petit Chef at La Brasserie, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Art: i Light Singapore 2019 – Bicentennial Edition
Till 24 Feb
You know i Light Singapore is back and it’s bigger than ever for the Bicentennial Edition. Start plotting your trail. We hear it might take five good hours to hit up all the 33 amazing artworks including the multimedia show on the river. Here’s everything you need to know about the SG Bicentennial and i Light Singapore 2019.
Side note: Where the after party at? Silent Disco is doing regular sessions at ArtScience Museum with three DJs playing on different channels. Grab your headphones pronto!
i Light Singapore 2019 – Bicentennial Edition, various locations.
Festival: Light to Night Festival
Till 24 Feb
The second edition of Light to Night Festival is one of the three events kickstarting Singapore Bicentennial commemoration. Catch specially curated reflections from artists, writers and performers who will reimagine Singapore history! Take a looksee… Here’s something you absolutely must not miss: Shadows In The Walls is an after-hours “heritage tour” where you cross paths with historical characters (ghosts, even?) who grant a glimpse into their glorious past. Catch the immersive performance/storytelling between 11 – 14 Feb and 18 – 21 Feb (tickets at $20).
Light to Night Festival 2019, across various locations in Civic District.
Concert: Nickelback is here
Find yourself crooning to ‘How You Remind Me’ and ‘Far Away’ every time it plays on the radio? You’re in luck – Nickleback who gave you those adolescence anthems are coming to Singapore for their first-ever concert. About time don’t you think? Rock out with Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair on 20 February.
Nickelback: Live in Singapore 2019, 8pm-10pm, Zepp BigBox Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Art: Explore the Future of Our Pasts
16 Feb – 17 Mar
For the next month, you are bound to spot some interesting art around the island. Catch by The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) that aims to explore lesser-known stories of Singapore. Organised by Yale-NUS College festival, it features striking art forms that reimagine our history. It’s got it all from installations and interactive musical and theatrical performances to a zine and graphic novel, film screenings, walking tours and more.
The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest), various locations.
Event: Find your balance with SheSays Singapore
Wanna spend a Wednesday connecting with like-minded folks? SheSays Singapore’s next Social Night is all about finding the perfect balance in life. Meet interesting people from F45, WeBarre, UFIT and Fitbit and learn how to effectively juggle work, personal life and fitness/wellness.
A Night With SheSays SG!, free but prior registration required, Monte Carlo Boys 42 Club st, Singapore 069420
Shop: Glamorous Giving Fashion & Homewares Clearance Sale
20 – 21 Feb
Love a good bargain? Check out Glamorous Giving Fashion & Homewares Clearance Sale for amazing items by over 60 indie and local brands. Selling their past collections at clearance prices, this is where you are bound to find some true treasures. Best part? A sum of the proceeds will be going to the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
Glamorous Giving, 20 Feb, 6pm-9pm; 21 Feb 10am-7pm, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (formerly Orchard Parade Hotel), 1 Tanglin Road, Orchard, Singapore, Singapore 247905
Food: Savor everything at the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival
22 – 24 Feb
If you fancy yourself a foodie, you need to score tickets to this annual event. ‘Cos where else can you find Michelin-starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand establishments in one spot? Expect 15 eateries serving up their award-winning dishes at affordable prices starting from $3!
Michelin Guide Street Food Festival, ticketed, The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa, 1 Garden Ave, Singapore 099621
Party: Get your beach on at FOC Sentosa
Slap on a ton of sunblock, FOC Sentosa’s beach party is back! Spend Saturday brunching, floating away in the pool, lazing in a beach cabana with a cocktail to cool off and grooving to chillout beats. Fill up on bites, tapas and grub from five different live cooking stations. Oh, yea and free-flow Delamotte Brut Champagne, signature G&Ts, Aperol Spritz and Pure Blonde Beer.
Beach Brunch Beats by FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
Event: Fast forward to the Future
The future can be a scary place but not if you’re prepared. FastFwd by NewCampus, a lifelong learning school, wants to help you stay relevant. Catch three keynote speeches dishing it out on topics like Future of Work, Technology & Humans and Future of Creativity. Dive into discussions, make plenty of mental notes, learn from eight mentors and network with changemakers. Well worth a Saturday, wethinks!
FastFwd Festival – What’s Next?, ticketed, WeWork Suntec Tower 5 5 Temasek Blvd Singapore 03898
Nature: Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay
Till 24 Feb
Heads up! Gardens by the Bay is pulling all the stops in the Flower Dome for #CNY19. Prance around blooming dahlias along with other auspicious plants like narcissus, cymbidium and chrysanthemum.
Dahlia Dreams, 9.00am – 9.00pm, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Art: Unhomed Belongings by Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao
Till 24 Feb
Hollywood actress Lucy Liu is also a visual artist. And she has collaborated with her visual penfriend Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao to present their creations at the National Museum of Singapore. Liu’s installation Lost and Found and Rao’s Pulp (Volumes 1 and 2) aim to give new meaning and peculiar characteristics to seemingly ordinary objects.
Unhomed Belongings by Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao, National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Read here for more art shows and exhibitions in 2019.