There are so many reasons why we celebrate International Women’s Day: Here’s how we’re doing it here in Singapore this year. Yaaas, queens!
Calling all besties, baes and sisters! We’re part of something big, and this is our moment. Each year on March 8, the world celebrates the achievements of women through International Women’s Day, and there’s a lot going on in Singapore too. Kickstart the celebrations by getting to know some inspiring ladies who are leading players in their fields, or be an inspiration yourself by volunteering at charities and social enterprises that resonate with you. Looking for more? Get on board with these fun yet meaningful events happening right here.
Girls Night Out 2nd Anniversary Party
The party’s at Bar Rouge with a blowout to celebrate the second anniversary of Girls Night Out. Come early ‘cos the first 30 ladies will enjoy amazing KVD Vegan Beauty gifts. Plus, the first 100 ladies will get a cocktail on the house. Hydrate yourself with free-flow house pour spirits from 11pm to 1am (yep they’re putting out all stops to give you the best time) and party with sick hip hop and R&B beats from resident DJ Partywithjay. Oh, and did we mention it’s free entry all night long?
Girls Night Out 2nd Anniversary Party, 10pm-3am, Bar Rouge Singapore, Level 71, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
International Women’s Day seasonal menu at Capella Singapore
Enjoy a gastronomical experience at Capella Singapore’s home-style kitchen, Chef Table. Specially helmed by Chef Carol, the three-course dinner features a complimentary cocktail along with heirloom tomato tartare, steamed barramundi topped with flowers and herbs from Capella’s garden, and a delectable dark chocolate hazelnut crunch dessert.
Seasonal menu at Capella Singapore, 6.30pm-10pm, $98++ per pax, reservations can be made via email at [email protected] or over the phone at +65 6591 5089; 1 The Knolls, Sentosa, Singapore 098297
International Women’s Day Music & Market
Gather all your soul sistas (kids and pets are welcome too!) and join the “kult” for one fabulous market. Shop local female businesses like Frecklesais Vintage, luia and Vivos Apparatus, munch on vegan bites by Taste Of Kult by Hana and bop your heads to rad beats by MissT, Suzy, Masia One, Nina Lestari and more! Proceeds will go to the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) Singapore.
Kult Yard, 4pm-10pm, #01-54, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, Singapore 168976
International Women’s Day 2020: An Ode to Ada Coleman
Stellar rooftop bar, Smoke & Mirrors, is celebrating IWD with an exclusive menu and guest shifts. Rub shoulders with four amazing female bartenders from Tess Bar, The Bar at 15 Stamford, Operation Dagger and Distilled who will pay tribute to Ada “Coley” Coleman, the creative mind behind the classic cocktail, Hanky Panky. Sip on signature drinks from the team as well as twists on the Hanky Panky itself and three interesting highballs.
Smoke & Mirrors, 5pm-12am, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
An International Women’s Day Brunch Party
Love to dine at Neon Pigeon, Fat Prince and Summerlong? It’s your lucky day as they are coming together to celebrate IWD. The counter-style buffet will see signature dishes like the vegetarian moussaka, spanakopita and strapatsada from Summerlong, Fat Prince’s caraway cake and Tokyo hummus from Neon Pigeon. Plus, try speciality cocktails like hibiscus sour and maracuya at $20++ each. It’s great to know that $5 from every order of the buffet and $2 from every cocktail will be donated to Aware Singapore. Shopaholics, you can also stand a chance to win a $1,000 shopping gift card and styling sessions from luxe streetwear designer Lisa Von Tang.
An International Women’s Day Brunch Party by The Dandy Collection, 12pm-4pm, $30++ per pax (counter buffet) Summerlong, #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, 238252
You Go Girl bottomless brunch
Pile on endless dishes like burratina and heirloom tomatoes, house-made tagliatelle in rich mayura wagyu ragout, ravioli stuffed with burrata cheese, tiramisu and vanilla panna cotta at Monti’s special bottomless brunch. Mixologists Christyne Lee and Macarena Rotger will be whipping out special cocktails just for the occasion! Also, half of the proceeds from brunch will go to Aware Singapore.
Monti, 11am-3pm, $68 per pax; $150 per pax with free-flow; $34 per child; The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
Women of Taste: A six-hands All-female Chef Collaboration
We’re all for culinary collabs and this one’s extra special as it’s a six-hands collaboration featuring some of the finest female chefs. Enjoy the work of Tono Cevicheria’s head chef Tamara Chavez, chef-owner of Morsels Petrina Loh, and sous chef Ashlee Malligan of Nouri as they dish out Mexican grub with a medley of fresh seafood and fusion tacos.
A six-hands All-female Chef Collaboration, 12pm-3pm & 6pm-9pm, Tono Cevicheria, #01-49/50, Duo Galleria, 7 Fraser Street, Singapore 189356
The Body Shop gives back this International Women’s Day
7 & 8 Mar
We’re obsessed with The Body Shop’s vegan and cruelty-free beauty goods. This IWD, the brand’s given us another reason to love it. The Body Shop’s donating $1 from every transaction made in stores and on Lazada in support of Daughters of Tomorrow. It’s an initiative that helps underprivileged women on their back-to-work journeys.
The Body Shop gives back, shop at 38 stores islandwide or on Lazada.
International Women’s Day special menu at Zafferano
2 – 7 Mar
Ladies, treat yourself to a scrumptious four-course meal featuring dishes like roasted halibut, house-made tagliolini, charcoal-grilled white asparagus and apple millefoglie at Zafferano. The party extends to a special ladies’ night on 7 March where you and your girlfriends can enjoy unlimited pours of spumante, house red and white wines and beers.
International Women’s Day at Zafferano, four-course menu at $68++ per pax (lunch and dinner), ladies night at $50++, 7pm-10pm, make a reservation via email at [email protected] or at +65 6509 1488 quoting International Women’s Day.
A two-day shopping treat at Pazzion
7 – 8 Mar
Contemporary footwear and accessory brand, Pazzion, is offering a special 8% discount on storewide purchases. Get two or more items online to receive 12% off. Are you a Pazzion VIP? Enjoy an additional 5% off.
Pazzion, shop at 11 stores islandwide or online.
International Women’s Day Jam Session
Enjoy a musical extravaganza as Crazy Elephant is paying tribute to blues and rock female musicians. Take a seat, sip on Hoegaarden Rosee pints and groove along to some amazing earworms backed by house band Bob Sauler & The Blues Rock Renegades. What a great way to end the weekend!
International Women’s Day Jam Session, 8pm-2am, Crazy Elephant, #01-03/04, Clarke Quay, 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
L’Espresso International Women’s Day afternoon tea
L’Espresso’s iconic English afternoon tea buffet celebrates IWD with a sinful chocolate-theme dessert spread from 8 March to 26 April. Forget about your diet for a minute and indulge in sweet treats like semi chocolate cream tart and jivara Earl Grey raspberry, and the star of the show, a rich chocolate fountain. Of course, the usual open-faced sandwiches, English scones, salads, shepherd’s pie, ricotta tortellini and a live carving of herb roasted chicken will keep you full. If you’re planning to go on 8 March, you can enjoy the tea at a discounted rate of just $38++ per lady with two servings of tea or coffee. What a steal!
L’Espresso’s International Women’s Day afternoon tea, Mon-Fri: 2pm-5.30pm; weekends and PH: 12pm-2.30pm, 3pm-5.30pm, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221