We hope your resolutions are going strong because it’s February, baby! And the second month of the year means heart-shaped chocolates, bakkwa and lots of festive feasting galore. As always, we’re not going to disappoint; this week’s Weekender makes sure your Filofax doesn’t have a blank space in sight.
In celebration of Chandeleur or, Crêpe Day in France, Le Comptoir indulges your sweet tooth with a complimentary sweet crêpe for every glass of cider purchased. Chandeleur happens annually on 2 February, which represents the end of cold winter months. This means that farmers to go back to work in the fields. It was believed that if you didn’t make fresh bread, or crepes on this day, bad luck would come for the rest of the year. These days, this day is another celebratory day to gather friends and family for a sweet afternoon snack. We could totally get on this bandwagon.
When: 2 February, 11am – 11pm
Where: Le Comptoir, 79 Circular Road Singapore 049433
How much: Free to attend; cider chargeable.
Lily Allen in Action
After her five-year hiatus since 2009’s It’s Not Me, It’s You, British pop singer Lily Allen returns to the airwaves (or, errr… Spotify?) with her third album, Sheezus. Catch her in concert at The Star Theatre.
Chinese New Year Street Bazaar
The annual must-visit Chinese New Year street market in the heart of Chinatown kickstarts tonight! Shop for your favourite traditional festive cookies, decorative items and other knick knacks to celebrate the new year.
When: 30 January–18 February
Where: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
How much: Free to attend
Lepak One Corner
Jio your kakis to lepak one corner at the National Museum of Singapore tomorrow for Lepak At The National Museum. Enjoy a movie screening of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie at 8pm and enjoy food from their food and retail market happening at the same time. There’s also an indoor picnic space on the second floor of the museum. Vendors include The Secret Mermaid, Fish Sh-nack, Park Bench Deli and more.
When: 31 January 6pm-Midnight
Where: National Museum of Singapore
How much: Free to attend
Ain’t no party like a Blu Jaz party, and this Friday night, celebrate hip hop with DJs Ko Flow and Ollie Des. Come with a spirit to party stashed in your back pocket, because it’s going to be a rockin’ night, we promise.
When: 30 January 10pm till late
Where: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848
How much: $10 cover charge
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