February has passed by in a whizz – and festivities aside, we welcome the arrival of March. With a week-long school break and a public holiday weekend, it’s time to start planning for the month of March 2016. Here are some of SHOUT’s recommendations for interesting events and things to do for the month of March.
1. Singapore International Jazz Festival
Returning for its third consecutive year at Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore International Jazz Festival will be held beneath the iconic Singapore skyline against a picturesque backdrop of the Marina Bay Waterfront. With an impressive lineup featuring homegrown musician Charlie Lim and Grammy Award Winner Joss Stone, the festival promises three nights of good music and more. Ticket prices start from SGD$85 and are available on the Sing Jazz website.
Date: 4th to 6th March 2016
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
Admission: Tickets at SGD$85++
More information on www.sing-jazz.com
2. iLight Marina Bay
iLight Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, returns for the fourth time to illuminate Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay. With the theme ‘In Praise of Shadows’, the 2016 iLight Festival will be featuring 25 light installations by creative talents from all over the world. Other than that, the festival will also offer a series of pop-up events over the course of four weekends for people of all ages to enjoy.
Date: 4th to 27th March 2016
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
More information on www.ilightmarinabay.sg
3. Club Berlin: An Exhibition of Electronic Music and Photography
Named after Germany’s capital, ‘Club Berlin’ is an exhibition of photography works alongside techno music which closely mimics Berlin’s club culture. The exhibition will be held at Singapore’s pioneering container art space DECK, and will showcase photography by Martin Eberle. Each art gallery will also be accompanied by the music from renown DJs such as Answer Code Request, Head High and David August. Admission fees apply.
Date: 5th March to 3rd April 2016
Venue: DECK, 120A Prinsep Street Singapore 187937
More information on www.facebook.com/events/1511389599167466
4. WEEKEND WARRIOR Pop Up Market
Newly-established retail collective and craftsmen The Weekend Warrior will be organising their first ever event, a pop-up market located in TripleOne Somerset – where artisans and craftsmen gather as a collective dedicated to the community of makers. Retailers include HappySocks, illustrator Typevan and womenswear The Finders Label, as well as 40 over small local businesses. Other than indulging yourself in shopping, food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
Date: 5th March to 6th March 2016
Venue: TripleOne Somerset, #01-10A
More information on https://www.facebook.com/events/704272649710200
5. MAAD Market @ Red Dot Design Museum
Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD) is Singapore’s largest creative marketplace initiated by Red Dot Design Museum in 2006. Unlike typical flea markets, the MAAD monthly marketplace attracts about 3000 attendees every month for a night of artisanal goods, creativity, shopping as well as musical performances by homegrown musicians.
Date: 5pm to 12am, 11th March 2016
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum, 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
More information on www.museum.red-dot.sg/maad
6. Star Wars and Beyond (Orchestra)
One for the music and film lovers, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Singapore’s home-grown professional symphony orchestra will be performing a series of music from iconic films including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and more. Ticket prices start from $65 and are available on Sistic website.
Date: 11th to 12th March 2016
Venue: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Admission: Tickets at SGD $65++
More information on www.sistic.com.sg/events/star0316
7. Urban Ventures @ Keong Saik Road
In conjunction with Singapore Design Week, the stretch of Keong Saik Road will be closed for half a day where it will be transformed into a public space design with interactive art installations, hammocks and even foosball game. Activities such as a yoga workshop, terrarium-making classes and musical performances by fellow local musicians Joie Tan, Keith Soo-Tho and more will be available for a fun-filled Saturday at Keong Saik Road.
Date: 4pm to 10:30pm, 12th March 2016
Venue: Keong Saik Road
More information on www.facebook.com/events/1496231360678455
8. Garden Beats Festival 2016
Presented by Sunshine Nation, the Garden Beats Festival – or electronic picnic festival – is an annual music festival held in Fort Canning Park where festival-goers settle down and enjoy a picnic with the accompaniment of lineups, performances and fun. This year, the lineup includes DJ Alle Farben and DJ Lovra.
Date: 1pm to 10:30pm, 19th March 2016
Venue: Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate
Admission: Tickets start from SGD $75
More information on www.gardenbeats.com
9. Singapore Cocktail Week
The annual Singapore Cocktail Week is back once again this year, where cocktails and drinks from world-famous bars are made available, and local-international bartenders get together to create a unique cocktail experience. From $38 a wristband, event-goers get to enjoy the full Singapore Cocktail Week experience by trying out the wide array of cocktails available. Other than wristbands, event-goers can also opt for workshops or bar tours at other rates.
Date: 12th to 19th March 2016
Venue: Various bars (refer to website)
Admission: Tickets start from SGD $38
More information on www.singaporecocktailweek.com.sg
10. ‘Food For The Eyes’ Photography Workshop
As Instagram now becomes part of our daily lives, many often yearn to take the perfect #foodporn picture to fill up their Instagram profile. Here is how you can do it with the ‘Food for the Eyes’ photography workshop where you can learn the tips and tricks of styling food as a work of art.
Date: 20th March 2016
Venue: Turf Club Road
Admission: $50 for adults, $40 for children aged 10-17
More information on sg.funzing.com/funz/4035