A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Mar 17
Strap on your cowboy boots and get jiggy wit it to the tune of country music with fellow line dancing enthusiasts. Old school bands like Matthew and The Mandarins, Rani and Mel, Leonard and the Country Riders, and Salt will take the stage to provide the melodies.
Until Mar 18; Fri 6pm-10pm at The Pavilion, Far East Square, Sat 3pm-10pm at Amphitheatre, Goodman Arts Centre. $40-$50.
Get crunk on cocktails this weekend with concoctions by guest bartenders, workshops and masterclasses, and a festival village housed in a former 1930s police station with live music, a food street and 10 cocktail and mocktail rooms.
Until Mar 21 at various bars and a festival village at 99 Beach Rd. Free entry to the village.
Soak in the lucky vibes at the annual St Pat’s Day street fest, featuring Irish rock ‘n’ roll tunes, green dishes and drinks galore, Irish dance performances and fun stuff like balloon sculpting activities.
Until Mar 19; Fri 6pm-late, Sat & Sun 2pm-10pm at Circular Rd. Free.
Let loose your inner child/Disney freak as old school House of Mouse stars Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy take you on a walk down nostalgia lane with appearances by everyone from Frozen sisters Elsa and Anna to Toy Story‘s bickering buddies Buzz and Woody to The Lion King‘s Simba, Timon and Pumbaa doing their Hakuna Matata thing.
Until Mar 19; various times at Singapore Indoor Stadium. $25-$120.
Saturday, Mar 18
Dig into a five-course meal with dishes like miso salmon gravlax, wagyu beef striploin and black sesame brownies — since it’s a boozy brunch, you’ll get 90 minutes of free flow drinks like slushie cocktails, daiquiris and beers. There’ll also be DJ beats and retail spaces by names like Louise Hill Design and theWYLDshop. (No worries if you can’t make it this time; the brunch series takes place every third Saturday of the month.)
Noon-4pm at Ding Dong. $100 for five-course menu and 90-minute free flow on selected drinks; additional $50 for all-day free flow.
The fest is back for another day of feel good tunes by the likes of Autograf, Tube & Berger, Nils Hoffmann, Teenage Mutants and more. To make the most of the all-day outing, pack your own picnic to lounge on the grassy fields, pick up a couple cocktails at the Tiki bar, join in the fun at Singapore’s largest Twister game, and get festival-ready at the styling corner with floral goodies and metallic tattoos.
1pm-10.30pm at Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park. $105-$125.
Dance to house and techno zingers by Octave One, and toast to the fourth anniversary of your favourite underground club.
10pm-late at kyo. $28 for non-members, includes two drinks.
Throw on your liveliest green outfit and join fellow party-goers to clink glasses and down free shots at three Irish bars and a nightclub (where you’ll get complimentary entry).
7.30pm-11.30pm, meet at UOB Plaza, near the fat pigeon statue by the river. $50-$90.
Sunday, Mar 19
For the ultimate champagne brunch, make a date at The Clifford Pier and ready your stomach for an afternoon filled with seafood, meats, European breakfast dishes, cheeses and desserts. Dishes on the line-up include steamed mussels with white wine, yuzu foie gras terrine and crackling pork rack.
12.30pm-4pm at The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Adults $108-$198, children $60.
Indulge in BBQ bites and beats at this all-day rooftop shindig that’ll blast out old school vibes with the grooves of hip hop, reggae, funk, soul, house and electronica.
Noon-midnight at The Great Escape. $20-$30.