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Happy Thursday, ladies! If you don’t feel like staying in this weekend, here are some wonderful activities perfect for letting loose, making new friends and just surrounding yourself with #goodvibes:

ACM Secret Party

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Doesn’t the name get you all intrigued and curious to find out more already? *Whispers* Indulge in an exclusive sensory feast at the Asian Civilisations Museum Secret Party, inspired by their special exhibition, Port Cities. For $99, you get to savour cuisines and flavours from different port cities, including Singapore, Nagasaki, Batavia, and Canton; sip signature cocktails; enjoy a character tour of Port Cities and revel in a series of exotic performances.

Now until Feb 19, 2017

2 sessions per night at 7pm and 8pm

http://acmsecretparty.peatix.com/?lang=en-sg

Swedish Film Festival

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Catch the second edition of the Swedish Film Festival at The Projector, our resident hipster cinema. You can look forward to the unusual and touching works of contemporary Swedish master Roy Andersson with a mega showcase of five of his films, including the highly-anticipated Singapore premiere of A Pigeon Sat on a Branch on Reflecting Existence – a black comedy-drama about the human condition in reality and fantasy. Be inspired by a range of other films such as Lukas Moodysson’s tween punk gurl-power comedy, Lilya 4-Ever and A Separation, a gritty documentary about divorce Swedish-style.

Now until Feb 19, 2017

http://theprojector.sg/category/sff2017/

Urban Ventures X House of Noise

Photo: Noise Singapore

The final showcase of 21 fantastic local acts from Noise Music Mentorship will make for a chill night that’s quite literally music to your ears. The streets of Keong Saik will be transformed into a wonderland complete with DJs, performances and a bustling bazaar. Talk about a party!

18 Feb, 2017

3.30pm-10.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659517144345362/

Love in Springtime at Sentosa

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If you’re still in the Chinese New Year mood and can’t get over Valentine’s Day, get the best of both worlds at Love in Springtime at Sentosa. Landmarks including Palawan Green, Merlion Plaza and Beach Plaza will be transformed into a festive playground of lights, entertainment and activities for everyone. Don’t miss the captivating showcase of 12 Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green, each stylised to showcase heartwarming love vignettes.

Also be sure to catch the Merlion Magic Lights, a mesmerising light show featuring projections of icons and colours coupled with music. There are other festive activities like pen-a-wish trees and prosperity drums as well. Sounds like an amazing weekend, indeed!  

Now until 26 Feb, 2017

http://www.sentosa.com.sg/cny?gclid=CjwKEAiAlZDFBRCKncm67qihiHwSJABtoNIgo02FUAV61cjaHVyEJ4NMVG2uUme0-h24K7kjvgGuMxoCWITw_wcB

Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder

Photo: ArtScience Museum

Want some food for thought? Check out the works of M. C. Escher, one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. Featuring over 150 original works, the exhibition at ArtScience Museum is a retrospective of his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs. Dive into Escher’s world of metamorphosis, where tessellation and transformation of shapes blend fantasy and geometry. His interpretations of infinity, in the form of mathematical masterpieces of optical illusion, are sure to amaze you.

Now until 26 Feb, 2017

http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/mcescher.html#gallery#rQLJhTUxk5sxOrRS.97

Super Social BBQ – Brazilian Carnival

Photo: Gillman Barracks

Weekend BBQ parties will never be the same again with Super Social BBQ. To quote the organisers of the event, Timbre at Gillman Barracks: “You bring the party and we’ll take care of everything else!” Themed differently each month, Super Social BBQ features a live station serving up fresh-off-the-grill barbecue, an array of refreshing beverages, live music to jive to, plus a variety of fringe activities for the kids – there’s definitely something for everyone. For this month, get ready to unleash your inner dance star at the Brazilian Carnival’s Samba Dance Party. Bounce castles, games and tents… we’re ready to be a kid again!

Every weekend in Feb 2017

4pm till late

https://www.gillmanbarracks.com/dining/timbre-gillman/1447

Art of the Rehearsal

Photo: National Museum of Singapore

This three-channel immersive video installation is the epitome of “the process is more important than the final outcome”. This artwork by multidisciplinary artist Sarah Choo Jing depicts Singaporean dancers across various cultures practising along the back lanes of cultural districts in the city. A reflection on the rigorous and intense training behind the performances, the artist seeks to highlight the consistent determination of the performers. What a timely reminder that sometimes, we need to take things easy and just enjoy the process instead of mindlessly focusing on the results.

 

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