Cooping up at home should be the last thing you do this weekend.
This is one way to Zen out this weekend before the mayhem that is Chinese New Year begins. This boutique fair organised by Freedom Yoga studio will see vendors like Grain Traders, Gorilla Press, Soicoco, Kombucha and Petit Cuchina serving up wholesome food and drink. On the retail therapy front, there’s a plethora of home, beauty and yoga products from Utama Spice (main pic), calligraphy pieces from Pastel & Pines and Nafihenna, accessories from Ahimsa, and delicious lighted scents from Candles of Light. Treat your body to massages from The Posture Lab or Pepperminted, or sign up for classes such as Blindfold Yoga (additional charges apply to non-members).
Feb 10. 1pm-5.30pm. Freedom Yoga, 137 Cecil Street, #12-01. http://bit.ly/FYSoulFest
#2: Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens
This market celebrates the simple pleasures of fresh and organic food, and features vendors selling organic vegetables, bread, olive oil and fresh honey, among other goodies. There is a trampoline, playground and face painting for the little ones.
Feb 10. 9am–2pm. 75E Loewen Road. Free entry. www.facebook.com/Farmersmarketatloewengardens
#3: MAAD, Market of Artists and Designers
Organised by the Red Dot Design Museum since 2006, this is a grassroots initiative to promote local designers and artists by giving them a platform to showcase and sell their original works to the public. Original products being sold include jewellery, artwork, fashion, literature and furnishings.
Feb 10, 24. 3pm–10pm. Red Dot Design Museum, 11 Marina Boulevard. Free entry. www.facebook.com/RedDotDesignMuseumSG
#4: SOTA MOX Parade
Head to the MOX Parade to support creative types and budding innovators. Handmade crafts and jewellery, local handmade natural beauty products, vintage collectibles, original art and antique furniture can be found at this flea market. There will also be brand new products with a creative twist as well.
Feb 9–11. 1pm–9pm. School of the Arts (Sota), Level 1, 1 Zubir Said Drive. Free entry. www.fleawhere.com
#5: Singapore Airshow 2018
Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence events is back. Members of the public can look forward to an exciting lineup of aircraft and spectacular aerobatic displays, including commercial aircraft and business jets. Witness stunning aerobatic flying displays, get up close with the aircraft and view the latest aerospace technologies and innovations. Catch Captain Leo and Captain Leonette, the official Singapore Airshow mascots, and meet the pilots.
Feb 10–11. 9.30am–5pm. Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road. Tix: $22 adult, $9 child from Sistic. www.singaporeairshow.com
#6: Kumar for Beyond
Beloved Singapore comedian Kumar hosts a special, one-night-only show in support of Beyond Social
Services, a charity dedicated to helping children and youths from less privileged backgrounds. In this show, Kumar addresses social disadvantages and explores the lives of the less fortunate, all with a humorous twist. Each invite is given at a minimum contribution of $100, and every dollar goes to Beyond Social Services.
Feb 8. 8pm. Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery. Minimum donation of $100, entry includes two standard drinks. bit.ly/2pRPNfp
#7: Jacky Cheung “A Classic Tour”
Deemed the “God of Songs” in Hong Kong, Cantopop legend Jacky Cheung brings his previously sold-out
‘Classic Tour’ to Singapore. Fans can expect a visual extravaganza as well as Jacky’s greatest hits, such as
‘Goodbye Kiss’ and ‘Just Want to Spend My Life with You’.
Feb 9–11. 8pm. Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tix sold out at press time. www.sportshub.com.sg
#8: Dance Appreciation Series: Introduction to Giselle
As a lead-up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s production of Giselle in April, the classic tale has been condensed into an hour-long special for young audiences. A breathtaking yet heart-wrenching tale of romance and betrayal, it features choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, set to a rich score by Adophe Adam.
Feb 10, 4pm. Esplanade Concert Hall. Tix: $14 from Sistic. www.esplanade.com
#9: Five Rehearsals of a Wedding
2017 Young Artist Award recipient Kray Chen’s new project turns a playful eye on the rituals of an average Singaporean Chinese wedding, in a quest to understand the anxieties and behaviours associated with weddings today.
Till Feb 11. Tue–Sat, noon–7pm, Sun, noon–4pm. Closed Mon & PH. Objectifs Chapel Gallery, 155 Middle Road. Free. www.objectifs.com.sg
#10: SCAPEs: David LaChapelle solo exhibition
This solo exhibition by acclaimed American photographer David LaChapelle brings selected work from New World, his latest photographic series. The exhibition also highlights themes throughout the artist’s three-decade-long career, including selections representing his early editorial projects and return to fine art.
Till Feb 25. Daily, 11am–8pm. Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore, Dempsey Hill, 15 Dempsey Road, #01-08. Free. www.pearllam.com