Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week: 24th February – 2nd March

Another week, but what to do lah? We’ve cherry picked the best of the best events this week to tickle your tastebuds, entertain your eyes, serenade your ears and get your booty shaking; with film, theatre, food, wine, jazz and even a carnival. Get planning your week here:

1. Discover the joy of short films at The 5th Singapore Short Film Awards

Forget sitting in a cinema for hours and discover some tiny nuggets of film creativity this week with a mix of documentaries, dramas, experimental films and more, being screened throughout this week long event. Be taken on a journey around short films as you devour bite size movie morsels – perfect for all you “I’m just too busy” folk or anyone with an attention deficit problem…and of course…all film lovers!

The 5th Singapore Short Film Awards takes place from 24th February –  2nd March at The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936. For more information and screening schedule see The Substation website here.

2. Fill your face with fab food and wine at Australasian and Argentinian wine dinners

Sea bass ceviche with a Sauvignon Blanc and Caramelised Pork Belly with a Pinot Noir are just some of the yummies you can look forward to at The Argentina Wine Experience dinner at Bochinche. Otherwise look forward to playful takes on Laksa, Rendang and Chicken Rice paired with fine Aussie wines at Intrepid Gastro Bar’s G’Day! Shiok Aussie-Sing Wine Dinner. Full tummies and happy faces here we come!

The Argentina Wine Experience Dinner takes place on 26th February at 7pm at Bochinche, 22 Martin Road #02-01, Singapore, 239058. For more information see here.

The G’Day! Shiok Aussie-Sing Wine Dinner takes place on 27th February at 7pm at Intrepid Gastrobar, 40 Pekin St, Singapore, 048770. For more information see here.

3. Watch road rage on stage with Poor Thing

You might be guilty of it, you might have been a victim or it or just been an innocent bystander; but now you can watch it on stage with The Necessary Stage’s latest production, Poor Thing, which grapples with the issue of road rage. In a quirky, interactive twist, audiences will be invited to view video clips through social media before and during the performance adding to the true-to-life feel of this innovative play. Just not toooo interactive please!!!

Poor Thing is showing from 26th February – 2nd March at The Necessary Stage Black Box, 278 Marine Parade Road, #B1-02 Marine Parade Community Building, Singapore 449282. For more information and ticketing see here.

4. Make like a beatnik at Sing Jazz Festival

Four days of scintillating performances descend on our little red dot for the inaugural Singapore International Jazz Festival. We are beyond excited to see the likes of Incognito, James Morrison, India Arie, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire take to the stage, and so should you be! Expect toe-tapping, soulful goodness all round.

The Sing Jazz Festival takes place on 28th February – 2nd March at Marina Bay Sands. For more information and ticketing see the ShowBiz Asia website here.

5. Soak up carnival vibes at Liming Carnival

Feel the vibes of Trinidad and Rio at Lime House’s Sunday carnival party. The folks at Lime House will be heating ‘tings up with rhythm, culture and costumes thanks to a live Caribbean band, Brazilian Samba, DJs playing a medley of carnival sounds, Jerk chicken (YUM!) plus a rum-ilicious cocktail selection. Get ready to shake up your bam bam!

Liming Carnival takes place on 2nd March from 3pm at Lime House, 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089260. For more information see here.


Written by Ms Demeanour

Emily Seow

Managing Editor

Emily heads the editorial team on City Nomads by being a stickler for details, a grammar Nazi, and a really picky eater. Born and bred in Singapore, she loves cats, the written word, exploring new places, and all things Harry Potter. Easily bribed with good cocktails.

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