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The best things to do in Singapore this week (Feb 26-Mar 3)

Discover the biggest and best things to do in Singapore over the next seven days

Cheryl Sekkappan
Written by
Time Out Singapore editors
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Cheryl Sekkappan
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The short month of February sped by in a dazzling flash of Chinese New Year festivities and Valentine's Day celebrations. While March is quieter on the festive front, it packs a punch with mega concerts and massive conventions. This week, the pop queen herself – Taylor Swift – will be sending fans swooning left and right at six nights of concerts on her Singapore leg of The Eras Tour. Elsewhere, Sneaker Con is taking over with rare and unique kicks from top sneaker brands. There's even a huge party taking over four venues in the CBD. Ready for the week? Scroll down for more fantastic events. 

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Best events in Singapore this week

  • Music
  • Kallang

It's finally here: Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour in Singapore is kicking off on March 2 with six days of concerts. The mega popstar will be performing a whopping 44 songs at all of her sold-out shows – if you're one of The Lucky One(s), prepare your most comfortable shoes and fits to last through the marathon performance. Speaking of preparations, Swifties are all in a tizzy preparing friendship bracelets and themed concert outfits. If you want to join in the fun, check out our nifty hype guide to get you all pumped and prepared for the tour. 

  • Shopping
  • Shopping & Style

Sneakerheads, go gaga over all things sneaker and street culture at Sneaker Con 2024, back after a highly raved debut in April 2023. This year's edition will see over 2,000 vendors from all around the world presenting an insane collection of cool kicks. Think exclusive rare models and custom pieces from brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma, Fila, and other big brand names. Swap items in your collection with other sneaker enthusiasts at the Trading Pit, attend panel talks by sneaker influencers and trendsetters, or join a game show to snag some big prizes. Either way, there's a high chance that you'll be walking out in some amazing new sneakers. Tickets are now on sale here

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  • Music
  • Music

Hey Shawols, get your lightsticks ready because SHINee is performing very soon at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The South Korean boy band will be here on March 2 as part of its SHINee World VI: Perfect Illumination tour. Having debuted in 2008, these veterans from SM Entertainment need no introduction – they are best known for innovative earworms like Lucifer, Replay, and Ring Ding Dong. Expect amazing live vocals, flashy dance moves, and stellar stage production from Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin – just wear your most comfortable shoes because you'll be dancing and jumping along. 

  • Music
  • Folk, country and blues
  • City Hall

Get ready to be mesmerised by ethereal Japanese folk singer-songwriter Ichiko Aoba’s hauntingly beautiful music. Born in Tokyo, Aoba rose to prominence with her debut album Kamisama no Iu Toori in 2010, showcasing her unique blend of traditional folk elements and contemporary sensibilities. Her delicate guitar arrangements, coupled with poetic lyrics, evoke a sense of serenity. Aoba's discography, which includes albums like 0 and qp, reflects her evolution as an artist, with each release revealing new layers of depth and emotion. Till date, Ichiko Aoba continues to enchant audiences worldwide, solidifying her place as a visionary in the realm of modern folk music. Tickets are available from $58.50 and can be purchased here.

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  • Theatre
  • Immersive
  • Outram

Calling all theatre enthusiasts: Secret Theatre is back in Singapore with a new production titled The New York Secret. Established by Richard Crawford in 2008, this show will challenge everything that you know about theatre. This immersive experience is modelled on "forum theatre", where the audience is encouraged to interact with the sets, props, and performers to influence the course of events. The show begins the moment you purchase your tickets, when you will be added to Whatsapp group with information hinting at important plot points that will unfold during the performance. Piece the clues together or surrender yourself to the element of surprise!

  • Things to do
  • Sentosa

GrooveTop Garden Party is taking the party outdoors on March 2. Head down to Panamericana's stunning venue on Sentosa Island for a groovy shindig featuring a hard-hitting line-up of international DJs. Headlining the event is New York City DJ The Whooligan, former resident DJ of Los Angeles-based music collective Soulection and founder of Room Service International. Supporting him are Roshan, the founder of Saturday Selects in Kuala Lumpur and Nicolette, the multi-talented co-founder and designer of local fashion label The Salvages. Stick around for the afterparty, when Bengaluru-based DJ Kampai takes over with mesmerising Indian electronic.

Panamericana is also known for a colourful grill menu that pulls inspiration from 14 countries along the Pan-American highway. If you're keen to try signatures like octopus tentacles and Butcher's steak cut, you can opt for the dinner and party package ($148) which will include an eight-course communal dinner. If you're just there for a vibey weekend with top-class music, then get the party-only tickets starting at $30. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Eating

You’ve heard of NOX Dine in the Dark, the popular dining experience that gives you a taste of what eating is like for the visually impaired. This year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS), European restaurant Atout, and pharmaceutical company Roche are collaborating on a dinner experience spotlighting the challenges faced by individuals with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Titled the Rare & Share Dinner Journey, the four-course dinner ($138) will include thoughtfully-designed dining elements like weighted spoons and syringes to realistically emulate the day to day experiences of SMA patients that are often overlooked. Apart from generating awareness and giving attendees a glimpse into the lives of SMA patients, the dinner will also raise funds for MDAS to support its caretaking efforts and resources. Book your seats at this month-long campaign here

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Asia's 50 Best Restaurant's Best Female Chef in 2017 is coming to Singapore for an exciting collaboration. From February 28 to 29, you can expect to enjoy dishes from chef and restaurateur May Chow's Hong Kong restaurant Little Bao, alongside a curation of drinks by head bartender Hazel Long from Junior the Pocket Bar. Celebrated for her flair at putting a creative spin on classic Chinese dishes, Chef May's pop-up menu will feature fan-favourites from Little Bao: scrumptious Fried Chicken Bao and the shareable ‘Stir Fried Beef Noodles’ Fries, and a local interpretation of the signature Ice Cream Bao (with help from Apiary Ice Creamery). On the drinks list are savoury-forward cocktails like the Mushroom Peppercorn Martini and Pineapple Soy Sauce Highball. 

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  • Music
  • City Hall

Explosions in the Sky, the instrumental rock band from Texas, is about to grace the Capitol Theatre on February 28. These guys started their music career from opening for Fugazi, to owning iconic venues like Radio City Music Hall and the Sydney Opera House. 

For 24 years, the same four members have been dishing out bold, emotional tunes that scored major motion pictures. Get ready to sing to hits like Your Hand in Mine, Moving On and Ten Billion PeopleThey've also shared the stage with everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Death Cab for Cutie. Tickets are priced at $98 and can be purchased here

 

  • Music
  • Raffles Place

Out with the work and in with the play at Kaos in the CBD, a blockbuster party by Thugshop taking place across four venues in the business district. Strap in for 12 hours of non-stop music, kicking off at the open-air venue at 30 Maxwell Road before moving to Headquarters, Tuff Club, and MDLR at sundown. Expect an electrifying lineup of headliners including Soft Crash (Pablo Bozzi and Phase Fatale), Mac Declos, Bog, and Clara Cuvé, supported by familiar names in the scene such as Deen, Boon Shao, EJ Missy, and Vaibs.

You have two options: to soak in the sun at the daytime party on the Half Day Pass ($85) or go all out on a day-to-night adventure with the Full Day Pass ($120). Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite

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  • Restaurants
  • Eating

If you can't get enough of matcha, then this collaboration is for you. Mister Donut has teamed up with a famed teahouse from Kyoto to produce a series of matcha-flavoured doughnuts. The teahouse is none other than Morihan, an establishment that's been around for almost 200 years. It specialises in Uji matcha, the highest grade of matcha that is prized for its vibrant colour and rich flavour. From February to June this year, Mister Donut will be selling four variations of matcha doughnuts: Uji Matcha Pon De Ring, Uji Matcha Old Fashion, Uji Matcha French, and Uji Matcha Cream. They'll be available during different periods between now and June, so do check Mister Donut’s Instagram Page for the latest updates. 

  • Music
  • Jazz
  • Tanjong Pagar

Celebrate the art of jazz at the annual Lion City Jazz Festival, hosted by Jazz Association Singapore (JASS) and the Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra (JASSYO!). This year’s festival is a week-long affair, featuring Dizzy Gillespie Big Band leader John Lee, trumpet master Frank Greene, and Sharel Cassity, a saxophonist who is also a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award. Alongside performances, the festival will also feature workshops and lectures, hoping to educate the public about the rich history of jazz.

Check out the festival’s workshops to delve deeper into the legacy of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and the incredible accomplishments made by women in jazz. Alternatively, join the “The Consolidation, Expansion and Longevity of Jazz” symposium, where speakers from the region will explore the evolution of the genre, and the significance of composing music that aligns with jazz standards. Finally, don’t miss out on the festival’s grand finale – a spectacular concert titled “Celebrating the Music of Dizzy Gillespie”, a collaborative performance between the local youth musicians from JASSYO! and acclaimed international and local mentors.

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  • Restaurants
  • Eating

We're counting down the days to the closure of Sunday Folks at Chip Bee Gardens. The beloved dessert café announced last week that it is shutting down its Holland Village outlet at the end of the month. You still have time – until February 29 – to head down to its charming Chip Bee Gardens spot to enjoy its hand-churned ice cream, fluffy waffles, elaborate parfaits, and more sweet desserts. Sure, its ION experience store and online shop is still around, but many will miss its laid-back venue in Holland Village. 

  • Kids
  • City Hall

Kids can enjoy world-class theatre as much as anyone, and there’s no better time and place to do so than at KidsFest! 2024. This year, families can look forward to a line-up of four theatre productions based on popular children’s books: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Spot’s Birthday Party, I Believe in Unicorns, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Organised by ABA Productions, some of this year’s plays feature talented cast members from the United Kingdom – and tons of catchy songs, interactive scenes, and engaging props to keep the kids hanging onto every word and scene.

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