Looking for the best things to do in Singapore? This weekend is for crushing on ethical beauty brands, partying like a Brazilian, re-watching Harry Potter with a live orchestra and more.
We could curl up into a ball and contemplate the rate at which time flies (How is it already March!) or we could make the most out of our days off. Of course, we’re picking the latter. March comes with a hella crazy line-up of events, parties, pop-ups and art exhibits. So dive right into the weekend with our curated list…
Shopping + Beauty: Drool over ethnical beauty brands
Saturday, 2 March
Visual Arts Centre at Dhoby Gaut is the place to be this Saturday. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to connect with several local ethical beauty brands and learn a thing or two about your skin and the environment. Attend talks, sit through workshops, swap beauty products and listen to local musicians croon. See ya there…
The Ethical Beauty Marketplace, 12 noon – 7pm, Visual Arts Centre Singapore 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
Explore: Wander around Haw Par Villa
One of the kookiest and spookiest spots in Singapore,Haw Par Villa has been closed since December 2018 for repair works. But the gates are set to open this Friday and wethinks a trip to this Asian cultural park to long overdue. Oh and FYI Haw Par Villa now lets you host weddings and parties in there too. That’s one way of making sure it’s unforgettable…
Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
Party: Gear up for Gingapura
Saturday, 2 March
Trek up Emily Hill to Kult Kafe for a Brazilian carnival party this Saturday. Back for its fifth edition, this street carnival promises to be mighty fun. Anticipate amazing Brazilian music that will make it impossible not to dance, tons of great drinks, delicious Brazilian grub and good company. Sure you can dress up in costume but it’s not entirely mandatory.
Gingapura, Kult Kafé 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Movie: Watch Harry Potter in concert
Friday & Saturday, 1 – 2 March
Fellow Potterheads, listen up. This Friday and Saturday, catch a special HP screening at Esplanade Theatre that’s extra magical. More than 100 musicians will perform live as you watch Harry, Ron and Hermione meet Sirius Black for the time in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. Dementors and werewolf aside, you’ll be entranced by John Williams’ incredible score, which takes reliving this film to whole new levels. Here’s one way of blending your love for JK’s Harry Potter and classical music…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Party: Party and Purpleism
Friday, 1 March
Have you been to Monti yet? Even if you have, go party at one of the sexiest rooftop bar in town this Friday. Kick off with irresistible happy hour on house pours (one-for-one deals till 9pm, say wat!) and take it to the main event. Italian act Lowheads will be in town for the first time, scratching a mix of New York’s funky-disco-afrobeat and 80s to 90s electronics.
Fat Fish Presents: Purpleism, Monti, 7pm-4am, 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327
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Workshop: Make your own natural scent
Sunday, 3 March
All you need is two hours on Sunday to learn how to make and bottle your own perfume. Karyen Chai of Sol.Plus is hosting an interesting workshop at The Green Collective where you’ll learn the basics of making an alcohol-free perfume to suit your personality with natural plant-based ingredients. Smells like keen spirit…
Make Your Own Natural Perfume, The Green Collective SG, Kinex Mall #01-36 to 41, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157
Party: Groove to Drum Tao at 1-Altitude
Sunday, 3 March
So you couldn’t make it to Japanese martial arts and drum extraordinaire Drum Tao’s performance at MES? Don’t worry about it. Catch the incredible group at the after-party at 1-Altitude. There’s going to be an exclusive meet and greet sesh along with a special show by the troupe. And the cover charge is on the house for Drum Tao Singapore Tour ticket holders, if you want to catch them again.
1-Altitude Presents: Drum Tao Rhythm Of Tribe After Party 2019, 6pm-4am, 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Level 63, Singapore 048616
Event: Cheer your favourite golfer
The HSBC Women’s World Championship 2019 is teeing off in Sentosa and any self-respecting golf enthusiast has tickets for the finals this weekend. It’s one of the most prestigious titles on the LPGA tour and 63 top female golfers (including 48 of the world’s top 50) have been battling it out since 23 Feb. Oh and on Saturday 2 March, don’t miss The Island Exchange Session (free for tournament ticket holders) – it’s got morning yoga with Denise Keller, talks on upping your social media game, speed pitches for startups, the lowdown on sustainable living by Stephanie Dickson of Green Is The New Black and more.
HSBC Women’s World Championship 2019, New Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club ‐ 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892
Mini Flea Market March
Sunday, 3 March
So you’re a sucker for vintage toys huh? This one is going to be a treat – head down to vintage shop-cafe hybrid Old Habits for Mini Flea Market March. We’re talking vintage Ninja Turtle, Transformers, Ultraman and Karmen Rider action figures, vintage bootleg toys, tin toys and more. Collectors can even exchange their vintage items or just hang out with enthusiasts to share special stories.
Mini Flea Market March, 10am – 2pm, Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise #01-315, Singapore 090038
Festival: Look at our future and our past
Well, The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) aims to explore lesser-known stories of Singapore. Its got it all from installations and interactive musical and theatrical performances to a zine and graphic novel, film screenings, walking tours and more. This weekend, hit up the launch of the first graphic novel in Singapore about local Eurasian history, culture and identity, attend a Cherki class, learn about the history of Kristang community in Singapore and more.
The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest), various locations