The annual St Patrick’s Day Street Festival will not take place as planned this year to protect the health and safety of the Circular Road community and visitors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your favourite Irish holiday in SG. Check out these alternative activities around the city to get your dose of green and Guinness this year.
2 to 17 March: St Patrick’s Festive at The Stamford Brasserie
7 March: LAVO Party Brunch *St. Patrick’s Edition*
13 March: St Patrick’s Celebration at 79 After Dark
14 March: Celebrate St Patrick’s with The Souls
14 and 17 March: Singapore St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
17 March: St Patrick’s Day Party at Empire
17 March: St Patrick’s Day at The Drunken Poet
St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Singapore
2 to 17 March
Do we really need to tell you how this world-renowned tragic romance goes? With drama at its core, this ballet coalesces swordplay, humour, and stunning choreography into a sensational statement of the true essence of beauty in ballet. Tickets from $40.
Romeo and Juliet presented by Singapore Dance Theatre
5 to 8 March
Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, 038981
Witness the blossoming of spring as the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay transforms into a Japanese springtime landscape. Follow the adventures of the legendary Momotaro, a boy born from a peach, and meet the three adorable warriors that fought alongside him. Spot the Gassho-style farmhouses, a Japanese tea house, and over 20 varieties of pretty cherry and peach blossoms. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.
Sakura Matsuri – Tale of the Peach Boy Floral Display
6 to 29 March
9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
Award-winning American comedian and former biologist Robyn Perkins effortlessly combines scientific research with personal stories from her ridiculous life. We heard she lost half of her pants on her first night on Mount Kilimanjaro. Say what?! Tickets at $20.
Step into the historic red-brick facade of the Pasir Panjang Power Station, and be whisked away into an electrifying world of everything SingLit (Singapore Literature). Indulge in the spine-chilling Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales from Singapore – a live performance that melds film, theatre and writing from some of Singapore’s most haunting contemporary novels. Or immerse yourself in the hidden history of the building with Modern: Resonance II. Register and purchase tickets here.
SingLit Power House
6 and 7 March
5 pm to 9.30 pm
Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Rd, 117537
Inspired by The Incredible Basket, a delightful book by local children’s author Quek Hong Shin, this fun show is a dance theatre performance for kids aged four to eight. You can expect two talented dancers with lots of baskets and baskets full of imagination as you interact with them. Tickets at $12.
Get ready for a fun Holi celebration on Sentosa with your family and friends! This famous “festival of colours” is an ancient Hindu religious festival but it has gained popularity with the general public in recent years. There will be street food, drinks and lots of fun! And don’t worry, the colours used are eco-friendly and non-toxic, according to the organisers. Tickets at $25. (7 March: https://tinyurl.com/rdh-7mar; 14 March: https://tinyurl.com/rdh-14mar)
Experience something new (or expect sounds you miss from home) every first Saturday of the month at Lime House with Soul Vibes Saturday, where DJ Justo will be dishing out Soca, Dancehall and Afrobeats all night long.
Celebrate the first Saturday night of March with Black Coffee – South African DJ and record producer who’s featured in Drake’s hit Get It Together, and David Guetta’s recent hit Drive. Expect an unforgettable night with nothing but the best hits to reward yourself after a long workweek. Tickets from $38.
Join a kult of female DJs, live entertainment, entrepreneurs, makers and creators this International Women’s Day! Enjoy music, tasty food and refreshing drinks in the historic surrounds of Kult Yard while raising money for gender equality advocacy group Aware Singapore. (Read about other empowering things to do in honour of International Women’s Day this year here!)
Want more? Check out other Singapore events happening in March!
In line with the current health advisories, do rest at home if you are feeling unwell, have travelled to China within the last 14 days, or are placed on a Leave of Absence.
By Muneerah Bee + Sara Lyle Bow, March 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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