A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Mar 1
Kicking off the weekend, Charlotte de Witte spins her beats of techno for Soulfeed.
10pm-late at Zouk. Men $45, ladies $35.
The Japanese martial arts and drum collective returns for an evening of music and dance.
Until Mar 3; various timings at MES Theatre at Mediacorp. $58-$138.
A theatrical installation by Sean Cham, the artworks on display include repurposed found objects and artefacts gathered by him as part of the fictitious housing development office he created. Visitors are encouraged to participate in a theatre experience in the space, where actors will lead them to different rooms to showcase the process of resettlement.
Until Mar 10 at 300 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, former Bukit Ho Swee Community Centre.
The Harry Potter film concert series is back at the Esplanade Theatre, with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra performing the score from the film while it screens in high def.
Until Mar 2; Fri 8pm & Sat 7pm at Esplanade Theatre. $79-$249.
Based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, this musical tells the tale of a little girl who changes her own destiny with her vivid imagination and powerful mind. Endearing and witty, the production features four actresses playing the titular Matilda, including Sofia Poston from Singapore.
Until Mar 17; various timings at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. $68-$198.
Two-time acrobatics pizza world champion, Pasqualino Barbasso, creates a limited edition menu of pizzas at Fratelli, available for lunch or dinner. You can also watch pizza acrobatics demonstrations at 1:15pm or 7:45pm daily, or sign up to learn how to make pizzas at classes conducted by the chef himself.
Until Mar 9 at Fratelli Pizzeria. Classes: adults $38, children $28.
Here from Ibiza, Jon Sa Trinxa brings his Balearic beats to the rooftop of Potato Head for a night alongside DJ Paul T and Matty Wainwright.
5pm-late at Potato Head Singapore, rooftop L4.
Saturday, Mar 2
Expect feisty melodies, boozy drinks, and Brazilian snacks at the Brazilian carnival’s fifth edition. Masks and costumes encouraged.
2pm-11pm at kult kafe. Free.
For International Women’s Day and its theme of #BalanceForBetter, the homegrown fashion brand is putting together a panel of inspirational women to share their experience with young graduates. Names on the panel include Vivy Yusof (co-founder of FashionValet), Dione Song (Chief Commercial Officer of Love, Bonito), artist/bassist/freelance DJ Ginette Chittick (co-founder of FruFru & Tigerlily), and Crystal Widjaja (co-founder of Generation Girl).
10am-1pm at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Summit 2.
Hailed as the first of its kind in the country, this marketplace features ethical beauty brands on display, with talks by the likes of FrankSkincare and Luxe Botanics, as well as music performances and workshops teaching you how to make lip balms, lotions, and DIY scrubs.
Noon-7pm at Visual Arts Centre Singapore.
A new festival held alongside the HSBC Women’s World Championship, this one-day event features speaker sessions, panels, a morning yoga session, and workshops with industry leaders on everything from Instagram marketing to green business. Speaker highlights include Love, Bonito founder Rachel Lim and TV host/UN Environmental Goodwill Ambassador Nadya Hutagalung.
8am-4pm at Sentosa Golf Club. Free for tournament ticket holders with Saturday access.
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