Festivals and events in March
Before we know it, March is just around the corner again – that’s a quarter of the year gone. And with all of us caught up in the hustle of our everyday lives, it’s no surprise if you’ve only just realised this now.
So take a breather from the daily grind and let yourself loose this weekend – there are music festivals, stand-up comedies, a dance party, and a yoga workshop in store for you to relax and recharge:
1. Garden Beats 2018
For those of you who love festivals, you’re in for a treat at Garden Beats 2018 – an annual electro-picnic festival that has famous DJ acts, art installations, games, and pop-up food stalls.
The main stage will see both international and local acts like Andhim, Youngr, Pomo, and .gif, where you can groove to unique “super house” beats, electronic pop, and haunting indie-electronic tunes.
Wooden art installations and garden games like sack racing and lawn bowling will also be present at the Social Field and Play Field, where you can roll out picnic mats to chill on when you need to rest your legs!
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a picnic basket prepared as well, because crowd favourites such as Grain Traders and Fat Prince will be at the venue with delicious chow for you to refuel with.
Plus, as an added bonus, there’ll be an after party at Mao, with both free shuttle service and free entry!
Note: While the festival officially kicks off at 1PM, head down at 10AM to join in for some morning yoga and mediation.
Date & Time: 3rd March 2018 | 1PM – 10.30PM
Address: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park
Ticket Pricing: $85 – $125
2. Kindred with Oliver Osborne & JonnyVicious
If you’re looking to party this weekend, paint the town red with some quality house and techno beats at Kilo Lounge’s Kindred with Oliver Osborne & JonnyVicious.
Source: Kilo Lounge
With Osborne being a veteran DJ who has played at various festivals all over the world, including Ultra Singapore 2016, you can be sure that he’s a heavyweight in the nightlife industry – and that you’ll be in for a great time.
What’s more, entry is free-of-charge before midnight, so make sure to arrive early!
Note: You have to be 21 years old and above to enter Kilo Lounge.
Date & Time: 3rd March 2018 | 10PM – 4AM
Address: Kilo Lounge, #01-02/04, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088444
Cover Charge: $20
Telephone: 9824 9747
3. Kim Chi & Naomi Smalls
Whether or not you’re an avid fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Kim Chi & Naomi Smalls are a comedy duo that you don’t want to miss, with lots of hilarious antics and sassy shade thrown around.
Great for a pick-me-up after a long week at work, their comedy and lip sync show (75 mins) will be performed in Singapore for the first time ever on 4th March. And on top of these two witty divas who were also part of the top 3 finalists in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, you can expect extra entertainment from special guest Lady Bunny – the legendary drag queen of improv and stand-up comedy!
Date & Time: 4th March 2018 | 8PM
Address: Kallang Theatre
Ticket Pricing: $88 – $188
4. HSBC Women’s World Championship
Source: HSBC Women’s World Championship
Sports fans and party goers, this one’s for you – the annual HSBC Women’s World Championship is back again, and with it comes games, fitness workshops by Under Armour, pop-up food stalls, lucky draws and music acts after the competition.
Source: HSBC Women’s World Championship
Keep your ears peeled for homegrown talents Jack and Rai, who were behind the extremely catchy The Fa La La Song, as well as a special show by Monsta X if you’re into K-pop.
When you’re feeling peckish, dig in to a wide array of food from The Travelling C.O.W., The Golden Duck Co., and the Sentosa Golf Club Catering! Popular cafe Coffee Bandits and COLOLOCO will also be around, so that you can quench your thirst with some cold brew coffee and coconut water.
Find out more about the programmes here.
Note: Tickets to Monsta X’s special show are sold separately, and can be purchased here.
Date & Time: 1st – 4th March 2018 | 10AM – 8PM
Address: New Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club
Ticket Pricing: $22 – $221
5. The Eight Limbs of Yoga With Yiannis Mukta Om
Health nuts, you’ll be pleased to know that reknowned yogi Yiannis Mukta Om will be here in Singapore once more to conduct 4 exclusive yoga workshops.
Having been a student of over a decade under Sri Dharma Mittra, the revered yoga master who created the famous Master Yoga Chart teaching tool, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.
Source: The Yoga School
And while the first two workshops will be conducted on Friday, Saturday’s sessions will teach you how to use inversions to improve the flexibility and health of your spine, along with some meditation that aims to allow you to clear your mind and achieve your goals better.
Plus, mats, towels, and props will be entirely provided, so all you’ll need to do is to simply turn up!
Note: Each session is limited to just 20 people, so reserve yourself a mat ASAP here.
Date & Time: 3rd March 2018 | 10AM – 1PM, 2.30PM – 4.30PM
Address: The Yoga School, #39-01, 65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513
Ticket Pricing: From $108
Source: Dream Academy
When it comes to local stand-up comedy, it’s no secret that Kumar remains undefeated. Treat yourself to a night full of laughter at Kumar50, a show that celebrates his jubilee with his trademark wit, unforgiving dirt-dishing, and tongue-in-cheek comments about everyday life.
Expect to be entertained by a repertoire of skits, dance performances with glamourous showgirls, and lip-syncing to songs by Whitney Houston and Taylor Swift.
Source: Dream Academy
Plus, since it’s held at Capitol Theatre, which houses a total of 5 theatre bars and an ice-cream vendor, you can also enjoy pre-show and interval snacks and drinks!
Be sure to snag yourself a seat soon, because Saturday’s 3PM show has already sold out, and the other 2 slots left are selling fast.
Date & Time: 28th Feb – 11th March 2018 | Tues – Sat: 8PM | Sat – Sun: 3PM
Address: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907
Ticket Pricing: $55 – $125
7. Japanese Film Festival
If you’re a movie buff, the Japanese Film Festival 2018 is the place to be this weekend. Back again after a year’s hiatus, the festival will be screening a wide variety of Japanese productions, most of which are underrated indie films.
The line-up includes feel-good film Survival Family by acclaimed director Yaguchi Shinobu, whose previous works include Swing Girls and Waterboys, black and white masterpiece Sansho The Bailiff, and the Japanese remake of the chilling thriller, Memoirs of A Murderer.
Even if you aren’t a film connoisseur, tickets to each flick are only at $13, and will be screened at the classy Gallery Theatre in the National Museum of Singapore – it’s a great change from the usual movie dates at a cinema!
Check out the programme schedule and details here.
Date: 2nd – 18th March 2018
Address: Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Ticket Pricing: $13