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February has been such a busy month! There was Chinese New Year and the endless Yu Sheng dinners, Valentine’s Day… and now, here are 13 cool activities you should know about from 15 to 28 February. They’ll chase away your post-festive blues!

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1. Urban Ventures x House Of Noise

Our favourite street party is back! And this time round, it’s all about #supportlocalSG.

For their very first road transformation of the year, Urban Ventures partners up with Noise Singapore to transform good old Keong Saik into a one-night only, feet tapping , head banging music party!

Image source: Lopelab

Featuring 21 fantastic local musicians and acts from Noise Music Mentorship 2016 (programmed by Thunder Rock School), your ears are in for a real treat!

On top of that, you can party your night away with DJs Brendon P, Oliver Osborne and Sivanesh, with free manicure and face painting sessions, thanks to Vaniday.

Urban Ventures x House of Noise
Date: 18 February  2017
Time: 3:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Keong Saik Road
Admission: Free
Facebook page: Urban Ventures x House of Noise

2. Choking Hazard : An Exhibition About Toys (Launch Party)

No one is ever too old or too young for… toys!

Unlike any other toy exhibition, Choking Hazard is…visually different. The toys here look a little odd and you probably won’t be able to find them elsewhere.

Image source: kult

This is because the artists involved in this show have dismantled existing toys sourced from toy markets and remixed them into new objects.

While you’re at it, you can also try making your own toys. An assembly line of pre-loved toys will be available for you to tear apart and rebuild. Whether you’d like to make Chucky, or your own little Frankenstein, we’re sure you’ll have a blast!

Choking Hazard: An Exhibition About Toys
Date: 17 February  (Exhibition from 17 February – 18 March)
Launch Party Time: 7:00-11:00pm
Exhibition Time: Mon-Fri (11:00am-7:00pm), Sat (2:00pm-7:00pm)
Venue: kult, C2-5, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Admission: Free
Facebook Page: Choking Hazard

3. Talk Cock Comedy feat. The Latecomers (Improv)

Need some laughter to get through the week? Just sit back, relax, and let The Latecomers entertain you.

They may be late to the game but the Latecomers sure are on time with punchlines.

Image source: The Latecomers
For this show, they’re going to cook up a pot of improvised frenzy that would cure and rid all the boredom and frustration you have experienced during the week.
Sharp, witty and a little inappropriate, forget chicken soup, this is the kind of healing we all need.
Talk Cock Comedy feat. The Latecomers (Improv)
Date: 16 February 2017
Time: 8:30 – 10:30pm
Venue: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 bali lane, Singapore 189848
Admission: $15 via Peatix
Facebook page: Improv wit The Latecomers

4. Say It With Love

February is the month of love and here’s how you can spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Love is in the air at Gardens by the Bay – but with a special twist. For two days, Say it with Love will take centre stage with an assortment of activities you can enjoy with family and friends.
There will be art jam sessions with artists from Band of Doodlers, handcrafted items for sale, a series of fun workshops, an evening picnic and you can also catch a movie under the stars.
If packing your own picnic is too much of a hassle, picnic bags (priced between $60-$65) are available. Each kit comes with a mat, snacks and choice of either wine, a platter of finger food or a box of sandwiches.

Say It With Love
Date: 24 & 25 February, 2017
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Venue: Meadow, Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Admission: Free
Picnic Bag: $60 (Online pre-sale), $65 (On-site)
Facebook Page: Say It With Love 2017

5. Red Dot Cinema ~ Asian Short Film Screening

Need new inspiration? How about rediscovering Asian narratives that have shaped our values and culture?

Image source: Red Dot Cinema

There are many independent film festivals in the world, but not many focus on Asian films. Fortunately there’s Red Dot Cinema – they amplify the Asian voice, one screening at a time.

Founded in 2015, Red Dot Cinema curates inspiring Asian short films and organises screenings around the world. They aim to bring Asia’s culture, social issues and entertainment to the global audience.

In this second edition, they’ll be screening 7 shorts from 5 different countries including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and our very own award winning “Hentak Kaki” by James Khoo.

Red Dot Cinema~ Asian Short Film Screening
Date: 24 February, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Venue: JustCo 6 Raffles Quay #16-01 Singapore 048580
Admission: $15 (Early bird), $18 (All tickets are inclusive of a popcorn)
Ticketing Website: Peatix
Facebook Page: Red Dot Cinema

6. Holi 2017

The official Holi festival only takes place in March but in Singapore, we’re celebrating it a little earlier this year!

Image source: Holi 2017

Singapore’s biggest Holi Festival will be organised at Wavehouse Sentosa and it’s gonna be an experience like no other.

A line up of DJs, including the all time Holi favourite DJ Milan, will keep the festival rolling while water jets, rain dances and live performances will keep you entertained and Instagram-busy.

If you’re concerned about the coloured powder used at the festival, fret not as the organisers had it lab tested and it’s certified to be safe.

Holi 2017
Date: 25 February, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Wavehouse Sentosa
Admission: $20.00 via Eventbrite
Facebook Page: Singapore’s Biggest Holi Returns


In the spirit of #supportlocalSG, here’s another local production to check out!

Image source: PRISM
Originally penned in 2003 by theatre veteran Goh Boon Teck, PRISM is a timeless presentation that highlights the erosion of our nation’s culture, and the urgency to preserve heritage.
Starring Fir Rahman from ‘The Apprentice’, the production tells the tale of Aman, an urban city development official, who questions his work of demolishing old buildings to make way for new cityscapes.
A struggle between progression and loss…doesn’t that sound relevant to what we’re experiencing today?
Date: 23 February – 5 March, 2017 (no show on Monday)
Time: 3pm (all days except 23 February), 8pm (all days)
Venue: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3
Admission:  $75 (Cat 1), $65 (Cat 2), $55 (Cat 3), $42 (Cat 4) via SISTIC
By Toy Factory

8. Crossings

Remember Britney Spear’s ‘Crossroads’? Here’s one that is more relevant, realistic and…updated.

The new young & W!LD cohort will be staging their very first public performance- Crossings, at Centre 42’s Black Box!

Bold, dark and funny, Crossings follow characters who have arrived at a critical crossroads in their lives. (Not your daily what to wear, what to eat kinda decisions).

The choices they make will change their journeys forever – its either a road to self-discovery or self-destruction.

If you need a fresh perspective about how the decisions we make will change our lives, Crossings will only be staged for 7 performances and 4 shows are SOLD OUT already! Grab your tickets now before its too late!

Date: 15 – 19 February, 2017
Time: 3pm (18 & 19 February), 8pm (15-19 February)
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42, 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951
Admission: $30.00 via Peatix
Website: W!LD Rice

Also, read CROSSINGS – A Play Dark And Bold Enough For A Different Kind Of Valentine’s Day


9. An Afternoon of Art + Food with Mamakan

Have a thing or two for heritage food? This is a culinary journey that you won’t wanna miss!

Featuring an 8-course taster menu, the Mamakan Art Collective will inspire you to get creatively in touch with nature. You’ll taste your way through botanical treasures available locally in Singapore.

They will also be serving cocktails ranging from Bathing Princess on the Hill, a purple liqueur made from Fort Canning flowers, to SpiceBomb of Diversity, an infusion of native spices.

If you’re hesitating because you overate during Chinese New Year, all taster items served are vegetarian, gluten-free and free of pesticides. It’s guilt free and delish at the same time.

An Afternoon of Art + Food with Mamakan
Date: 18 February, 2017
Time: 3-5:00pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd
Admission: $49.00 (Individual), $490.00 (Table of 10) via Peatix
Website: Mamakan Art Collective

10. Oh Crab, it’s a Party!

Oh crap! How could anyone ever say no to crabs?

Image source: Dapur Melaka Singapore

Crab lovers, raise your claws! A crab party is happening this February and everyone is invited!

All crabs are handpicked from Dapur Melaka’s very own crab farm and go at $18 each. Freshness of every crab is guaranteed or you get your money back.

It’s based on a first come first served basis so do make your reservations to avoid disappointment!

Dapur’s Crab Party
Date: 16 & 17 February, 2017
Time: 5:30pm onwards (last order at 8:30pm)
Venue: Dapur Melaka Singapore 56 Sembawang Road, Singapore 779086
Contact number: +65 6455 0857
Admission: $18 via Peatix
Facebook Page: Oh crab, it’s a party


11. Majestic Market

You’ve probably done a whole lot of shopping for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s. One more pop-up market doesn’t harm right?

Image source: Majestic Market

In conjunction with their 10th anniversary celebration, New Majestic Hotel will be hosting a collaborative 3-day pop up weekend bazaar!

Set in a 1928 shophouse, the market aims to celebrate and revive Bukit Pasoh’s heritage by showcasing local design, culture and its rich colourful history.

The hotel rooms will also be transformed into carefully curated retail spaces for vendors to display their products.

Heritage and shopping? That sure sounds like a pretty refreshing retail experience.

Majestic Market
Date: 16-19 February, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: New Majestic Hotel 31 – 37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
Admission: Free
Facebook Page: Majestic Market

12. Wanderlust Market

You probably have a million reasons to save your angpao money but here’s one good one for you to spend ’em!

Image source: Fleawhere

Don’t worry about coming back from Travel Revolution empty handed because this year, the organiser actually included Wanderlust Market, a curated artisanal market by Makers Market at the event venue.

There will be a variety of products ranging from artisanal creations to mouth-watering food, children products and many more adorable items that will make you go “take my money!”.

Wanderlust Market
Date: 24-26 February, 2017
Time: 11:00am to 9:30pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands L1 Expo Halls A & B 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
Facebook Page: Wanderlust Market

13. EMU Australia Pop-up

Fans of Aussie fashion and shoes, EMU from the land down under is finally on our Singaporean shores!

Image source: EMU Australia Singapore

Pronounced as eem-you, EMU is a premium lifestyle brand best known for their super comfy yet stylish footwear and accessories for women and children alike.

This 3-weeks special pop-up event will showcase the brand’s Spring Summer 2017 collection. There are strong bursts of colours, exotic prints, metallics designs with sports-inspired elements.

The collection, ranging from heels, sandals, summer wedges, slip-ons to covered shoes, is functional yet chic.

Women’s shoes start from $79, while children’s sneakers start from $59.

EMU Australia Pop Up
Date: February 10, 2017 onwards
Time: 10:30am – 10:00pm daily
Venue: Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Raffles City, Metro Paragon
Facebook Page: EMU Australia Singapore

With 13 funtastic activities to explore, it seems like life is not slowing down at all this February! And there goes our ‘hard earned’ angpao money!

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