Just because the streets were awfully quiet last week due to Chinese New Year celebrations doesn’t mean that it will stay that way forever. Au contraire: there’s always something exciting to do or see from week to week on our little island. After all, who needs to spend all weekend at home when there’s an exciting concert and some major shopping to be done in this week’s Weekender? Now we’re talking!
Callixto & Vaughan
Enter Callixto and Vaughan’s first ever trunk show in Singapore – the Hong Kong-based brands are in town for a one-day only expo of all their unique baubles and luxe silk shirts. You’ll be able to browse Callixto’s gorgeous selection of statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets as well as Vaughan’s beautiful vibrant silk shirts. Excuse us for being really excited, but this sounds like the most perfect Saturday ever!
When: 28 February, 12-7pm
Where: 54 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088646
How much: Admission is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chingay Parade 2015
Almost every major city in the world has its own glorious parade and Singapore’s rendition is known as the Chingay Parade. It’s a traditional annual Chinese New Year procession showcasing beautiful multi-cultural performers coming together for a bewitching combination of sound and dance. In light of the SG 50 (our beloved nation is five decades this year!) celebrations, the grandest-ever parade in Chingay’s history, performances will be specially choreographed around the theme “We Love Singapore.”
When: 27-28 February 2015
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
How much: $28.50 – $60. Click here to purchase your tickets.
The Growell pop-up
Urban farming is steadily gaining popularity, and further advocating the message of growing edible gardens are the folks behind the Edible Garden City Project. Back with a brand new concept and mission to showcase homegrown innovations, farming initiatives and collaborations, the pop-up event will also host exhibitions, a retail space and even a café stocking homegrown artisanal food products.
When: 27 February-27 March 2015, Tue-Sun, 11am-9pm
Where: 107/109 Rowell Road, Singapore 208031
How much: Admission is free. Visit here for more information.
You probably know American singer-songwriter Christina Perri from her triple-platinum single, “Jar of Hearts” and will be happy to know that she’s back for her sophomore concert on 27 February as part of her Head or Heart Tour. Experience her strikingly compelling music and powerhouse vocals live at The Coliseum at the Hard Rock Hotel.
When: 27 February 2015, 8pm
Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Harbourfront, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: $118 (Standard) and $138 (Event Day). Click here to purchase your tickets.
“Lepak” is a Malay word that translates to chilling out and you’ll be doing just that at the Lepark Sessions. This intimate concert session will feature performances by local musicians like Disco Hue, TAJ, .gif, Spacedays as well as accomplished singer-songwriter Bani Hidir and new-soul quintet The Steve Mcqueens. A live recording will be done in a makeshift studio in front of the audience, which will be streamed online after the event. Enjoy a night out under the stars with a bottle of beer above the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. Ahhh… Sounds perfect.
When: 28 February, 3pm-6pm & 1 March, 3pm-6pm
Where: People’s Park Complex (Rooftop Carpark), 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108
How much: $15 for 1 day + 1 drink, $25 for 2 days + 2 drinks
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