From immersing yourself in light art installations, to swooning over cherry blossoms, to partying it up on the streets, we’ve got your March hit list covered!
“Re-Embrace” Charity Drive Returns
International Women’s Day may be over, but there are still other ways you can celebrate womanhood. Following the success of their charity drive last year, homegrown jewellery store Embrace Jewelry once again partners up with the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) to empower and help women in need. And what better way to support a good cause than donating your pre-loved jewellery? Simply drop off your old accessories at the locations below – proceeds will go towards Star Shelter, a crisis shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
Date: 8 March – 8 May
1. Embrace Jewellery, Takashimaya Level 3, Singapore 238873
2. Kai Life, Holland Road Shopping Centre #02-04, Singapore 278967
3. Embrace+, Tanglin Mall #02-27, Singapore 247933 (opens 8 April)
Find out more about Re-Embrace Charity Drive Returns here.
Make The Future Singapore
Back for its second edition, Make the Future Singapore is a four-day festival packed with tons of exciting activities and interactive games. From showing off your moves on the kinetic dancefloor to building your own mini saltwater cars, you’re in for an electrifying good time. Plus, you get to enjoy live performances by homegrown darlings Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim and Jasmine Sokko. The best part? Tickets are free!
Date: 8 – 11 March
Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre
Get your tickets to Make The Future Singapore here.
Textures – A Weekend With Words
Calling all wordsmiths and art geeks – head down to this new literary festival to enjoy a weekend with words at The Arts House. With a myriad of enticing programmes specially curated for you, there’s sure to be something for everyone – think dramatised performances, film screenings and even a workshop that allows you to personalise your own poems!
Date: 9 – 11 March
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Check out the full programme lineup for Textures – A Weekend with Words here.
i Light Marina Bay
With its massive lineup of stunning light art installations, one would never have guess that these Instagram-worthy masterpieces are actually made up of used products such as plastic bottles and containers in an effort to promote sustainable living. Apart from the visual treats, there’s also a plethora of food options, music performances and art workshops to check out.
Date: 9 March – 1 April
Time: 7.30pm – 11pm (Mon to Thurs & Sun), 7.30pm – 12am (Fri and Sat)
Venues: Marina Bay Waterfront, Esplanade Park
Admission is free, find out more about i Light Marina Bay here.
National Addictions Awareness Day
In a joint effort to encourage an addiction-free lifestyle, this enriching one-day event features a series of talks, activities and performances – all in the name of raising awareness of the various types of addiction and preventive measures. Local celebrities Irene Ang, Rafaat Hamzah and Nat Ho will also be coming down to share their perspectives on substance abuse and recovery.
Date: 10 March
Time: 9.30am – 3pm
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
RSVP for National Addictions Awareness Day here.
Singapore Improv Festival
If you’re searching for four days of fun-filled, totally unscripted entertainment, the Singapore Improv Festival (SIF) is sure to bring you truckloads of laughter. Now in its second edition, SIF18 features both local and international improv troupes that will bring their unique blend of hard-hitting, show-stopping performances to the stage. For those who are curious about theatre, there will also be workshops to attend if you’re looking to develop some improv skills yourself!
Date: 15 – 18 March
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre
Find out more about Singapore Improv Festival here.
Urban Ventures 9
As part of the Singapore Urban Design Festival, Urban Ventures 9 will turn Keong Saik Road into a mega street party featuring the likes of local acts Disco Hue, The Fleurist, Killedbythecircus, Spacedays etc. What’s more, there are artisan pop-up stores, yoga workshops and even a space age augmented reality photobooth that’s sure to give everyone major ‘gram envy – while DJs spin the decks into the night.
Date: 17 & 18 March
Time: 2pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Keong Saik Road
Find out more about Urban Ventures 9 here.
Why travel to Japan for the sakura blooming season when you can welcome Spring right here in Singapore? For the first time ever, our very own Gardens by the Bay will be holding a Japanese-themed festival to showcase its annual cherry blossom floral display. Aside from the hanami experience, anime enthusiasts can also look forward to a host of activities such as free anisong concerts, appearances by celebrity cosplayers and even a Pikachu dance parade!
Date: 16 March – 8 April
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Find out more about Sakura Matsuri here.
Talk about March madness! What will you be up to this March? Tell us in the comments below.