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Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (6-8 March)

A cherry blossom floral display, all-you-can-eat brunch and more!

1. Sakura Matsuri: Tale of the Peach Boy

Source: Gardens by the Bay

Spring is here, but you don’t have to travel all the way to Taiwan or Japan to marvel at cherry blossoms. Find over 20 pink and white varieties at Gardens by the Bay’s annual floral display set. Also get to discover the tale of the legendary Momotary, a boy born from a peach and take pictures at Japanese tea houses and torii gates. 

Date: 6-29 Mar 2020

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Opening hours: From 9am

Admission: From $8 

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2. Life in Pop

Source: Avant Gallery

Want to know what A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence have decked on their walls? Go to French artist Auguste’s first solo exhibition here. He’s known for bold experimentations and quirky takes on materials such as aluminium. 

Date: Till 11 Mar 2020

Location: Raffles City Shopping Centre #01-36E/F 

Opening hours: From 11am

Admission: Free

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3. Dare to Love: Romeo x Juliet

Source: Singapore Dance Theatre

Are you a sucker for romance, especially for Romeo and Juliet? You won’t want to miss out on the Singapore Dance Theatre’s rendition of the world’s most classic romance with choreography by Choo-San Goh. Music performed by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Grab your tissues, you’ll need it. 

Date: 5-8 Mar 2020

Location: Esplanade Theatre 

Opening hours: Various timings

Admission: From $40 

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4. Ocean Clean Up

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Do good this weekend by saving Lazarus Island from marine trash and plastic waste. Organised by the Singapore Asia Development Network and Aquapak Polymers Inc, join other environmentally friendly individuals in cleaning up the ocean! However, you’ll need to have diving experience in order to join this event. 

Date: 7 Mar 2020

Location: Lazarus Island 

Opening hours: 12.30pm-5.30pm

Admission: Free 

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5. Sprout Fest

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Escape the humdrum of city life and immerse yourself in urban nature with City Sprout’s first official event. Get to munch on yummy delights, shop for fresh produce, find out more about sustainability and lots more! There will also be an urban farm tour and workshops. 

Date: 7 Mar 2020

Location: 100 Henderson Rd 

Opening hours: 10am-2pm

Admission: Free

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6. International Women’s Day Music & Market

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Kult Yard’s lineup of female DJs, live entertainment, makers and creators! Enjoy music, tasty food and refreshing drinks in the historic surrounds of Kult Yard while promoting gender equality and women’s rights by raising money for AWARE Singapore. Feel free to bring your pets along too! 

Date: 8 Mar 2020

Location: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace #01-54

Opening hours: 5pm-12am 

Admission: Free 

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7. The Great Escape presents Kampong Boogie

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Kampong Boogie returns to Victoria Wholesale Centre for a no-frills rooftop discotheque. Come by for some reggae and funk, tuck into delicious Carribean food by Jamdown Jerk and enjoy cheap drinks! All drinks go at $10 before 10pm. 

Date: 7 Mar 2020

Location: 101 Kallang Avenue, Victoria Wholesale Centre

Opening hours: 6pm-1am

Admission: Free

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8. You Go, Girl

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There’s no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by supporting other women. Sample cocktails by female bartenders like Christyne Lee from Tess Bar & Kitchen, get your nails painted by The Nail Social, listen to tropic beats and indulge in an all-you-can-eat brunch! 50% of profits will go to AWARE Singapore. 

Date: 8 Mar 2020

Location: 82 Collyer Quay, MONTI

Opening hours: 11am-3pm

Admission: $68++

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9. Old School Pie, Tart, Quiche

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Learn how to make a good ol’ pie from the experts at Julie Baking Lab. This is a full hands-on class, so be prepared to get your hands dirty. You will learn how to bake a Mixed Fruit Custard Tart, Chocolate Feuilletine Tart, Manago Crumble Pie and Quiche Lorraine. 

Date: 7 Mar 2020

Location: 163 Bukit Merah Central #03-3597, Singapore 150163

Opening hours: 1.30pm-5.30pm

Admission: $118 

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10. Good Dates/Bad Dates

Source: HAFI

Everyone has their share of bad dates — confront and relive those moments through Javanese illustrator HAFI’s solo art show. Her exhibition will showcase vibrant illustrations of real dating disasters she experienced in Singapore; from struggling to stay interested in the conversation and waiting to go home. There’s bound to be something you can relate to. 

Date: Till 15 Mar 2020

Location: Oxley Bizhub Singapore

Opening hours: 7.30pm-10.30pm

Admission: Free

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11. SUPER-TRAJECTORY: Life in Motion

Source: ArtScience Museum

The ArtScience Museum has an exclusive new exhibition, and it’s running for a limited time only. At SUPER-TRAJECTORY, reflect on how technology has affected media and art, as presented through a series of artworks from Taiwan and Singapore. Find pieces influenced by new-age trends like ASMR including a live ASMR performance by sound artist Olifa Hsieh

Date: Till 8 Mar 2020 

Location: ArtScience Museum Level 4

Opening hours: 10am-7pm

Admission: Free

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12. Love Stories

Come see an exhibition on family, love and togetherness by renowned Spanish artist Eva Armisen’s first solo exhibition at the Ode to Art gallery. Titled Love Stories, this exhibition takes the everyday mundane and transforms them into mindful living, such as different generations having meals together and playing with pets. 

Date: 23 Feb – 7 Mar 2020

Location: 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103 

Opening hours: 11am-9pm 

Admission: Free

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13. The Son

Source: Pangdemonium

Local theatre company Pangdemonium steps into their 10th year anniversary with The Son, a play about an increasingly erratic teenager shuttling between his divorced parents. With little help nor solutions from the adults, his mental health takes a turn for the worse. Starring Shona Benson, Serene Chan, Nazray, Zachary Pang, Adrian Pang and directed by Tracie Pang. Get your tickets here

Date: Till 7 Mar 2020

Location: Drama Centre Theatre

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: From $30 

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14. Every Step Counts

What if we told you that you could walk with a Benesse Prize winner? Join multidisciplinary artist and winner of the 12th Benesse Prize, Amanda Heng, as she revisits her Let’s Walk series, first performed in 1999. In her projections along the Esplanade Tunnel, she moves forward, looks back, turns inwards and ventures outwards — feel free to join along. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: Esplanade Tunnel 

Opening hours: All day 

Admission: Free 

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15. Will You Do You?

Are you ready to defend Singapore, especially with current issues like digital threats, climate change and trade wars? This special exhibition by the Singapore Discovery Centre explores how everyone can be better prepared to deal with these challenges. The exhibition will also cast a spotlight on three pillars of defence in Singapore: Digital Defence, Economic Defence, and Psychological Defence. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365

Opening hours: 9am-6pm 

Admission: Free 

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16. Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Cao Fei 

 

Source: National Gallery

Take a walk up to National Gallery’s rooftop and admire not just the view but an exhibition by Cao Fei, one of China’s leading contemporary artists. Cao will be presenting Fu Cha, a large-scale kinetic sculpture installation that studies Asia’s history on migration and Singapore’s identity as a port city. This installation is also Cao’s first presentation for the new year before her exhibitions in London and Beijing. 

Date: 17 Jan – Oct 24 2020

Location: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957 

Opening hours: 10am-7pm
Admission: Free

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17. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020

Source: Geylang Adventures

Geylang is notorious for its sleazy reputation — but is there more to this neighbourhood? Find out more about Singapore’s red light district through a tour by Geylang Adventures, a social initiative that focuses on the different dimensions of Geylang. Part of the Singapore Biennale, this tour involves a 3-hour walk performance to discover Geylang in a new light. Find out more here

Date: Multiple dates

Location: 1 Lor 23 Geylang Road, Singapore 388352

Opening hours: 7pm-10pm

Admission: From $53 

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18. We Bare Bears x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears (WBB) will be taking over Kumoya Cafe with their first ever pop-up. Look forward to a WBB-themed food menu designed by bento artist Shirley Wong and the Kumoya kitchen team. Get to purchase exclusive merchandise and stand to win a giant 90cm plush Ice Bear worth $199 when you spend $108 in a single receipt. 

Date: 4 Jan – 12 April 2020 

Location: 8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320

Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays), 12pm-10.30pm (Fridays-Saturdays). Closed on Mondays. 

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19. #FutureTogether at Gardens by the Bay

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In honour of Singapore’s bicentennial, Japanese art collection teamLab and Gardens by the Bay has come together to present #FutureTogether, a futuristic light exhibition. Egg-shaped structures light up and change in colour when touched, and seasonal flowers scatter and change hourly. While #FutureTogether officially runs from 16 Jan next year, the outdoor artworks are available for viewing from 15 Dec. 

Date: From 15 Dec 2019 

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr 

Opening hours: 9am-late 

Admission: Free for Singaporeans, $10 for foreigners 

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20. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience

Source: Science Centre

Learn more about the wild at Living Worlds, the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition. Created and produced by Kingsmen in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore, this exhibition brings the animal kingdom to life with cutting edge multimedia storytelling and immersive experiences. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Address: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Road Singapore

Opening hours: 10am-6pm

Admission: From $18

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21. 2219: Futures Imagined

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Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change. 

Date: Till 5 Apr 2020 

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue

Opening hours: From 10am 

Admission: From $16

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22. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

Source: Frozen

Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. 

In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down.

Date: Till 29 Mar 2020

Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Admission: From $19

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