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Turn down the lights – the Irish spinner of slow-burning yarns, Damien Rice, returns to Singapore to headline his own show after storming the Neon Lights festival stage last year. His soulful, stripped-down tracks need no introduction, but we’re hoping he belts out the hits from his latest album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy.
MasterChef meets Stomp in NANTA (Cookin’), a South Korean theatrical show that made its Broadway debut in 2004. Skilled chefs combine their expertise with samulnori (a genre of percussion music) for a high energy performance. Score 30 percent off tickets for this show when you purchase it with The Painters: HERO, which'll be taking place the weekend after.
Mark the (play)date: Aviva Superfundae promises 30 activities spread over five zones – think a Ninja Quest inflatable obstacle course, a Mega Candy Cannon that blasts gummies, and squiggly cars and skate scooters. And just for the adults, there’s also a ‘beer dash’, which we can only hope is exactly what it says on the tin.
Mikkeller Running Club Singapore #1
Despite the national obsession with jogging, we're not particularly fond of tightening our trainers to go on an evening amble – well, unless there's the promise of a cold pint waiting at the end of the slog. With the launch of Mikkeller Bar's Running Club here in Singapore, we've now run out of excuses. To become a lifetime member of this run-and-chug crew, buy a t-shirt ($25) and join marathoner and craft beer drinker Desiree Koh at the start of the 3-kilometre run (it's at the Prinsep Street bar). Sprinters and stragglers alike get a free glass of a house brew for completing the course. Not a bad way to kick off an evening of more beer chugging, we think.
If your kid is seven and above, bring them down to River Safari for a chance to be up close and personal with their manatees. See how the slow marine mammals undergo medical training, prepare food for them and learn about their diet and behaviour with on-site manatee caretakers. Don’t forget to take photos with the manatee mascot, and take part in the specially-prepared craft activities. Every three children aged seven to 14 must be accompanied by one adult. Online registration required. Each group takes a maximum of 30 people.
Project Plait: The Daily Grind
Project Plait is a dinner-and-dance concept – literally. Chow down on a three-course meal at Portico as dancer and choreographer Naomi Tan weaves a narrative integrating food and dance. Participants can watch the dance performance up-close and even grab the chance to participate in the experience. Open to both adults ($68/person) and children ($28/children aged four to ten).
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