Five things to do this weekend (Feb 10-12)

Tour an Italian exhibition or catch a music performance featuring both Asian and Western instruments.

Fitri Mahad

Probably the only person that likes to hear the koels go ‘uwu’.

Published: 10 February 2023, 11:54 AM

Even with Valentine’s around the corner, some might not have made up their minds on where they should go or what they can watch while they are on that date.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Feb 10-12), with some of these options running through Valentine’s Day as well.

1. Shop at up to 180 stalls at the Chatuchak Night Market Singapore




The Chatuchak Night Market Singapore is set to return from Feb 7 to Apr 2 with 180 food and merchandise vendors, including 60 from various provinces in Thailand.

There are also 20 vendors from the Bangkok Chatuchak Weekend Market that will be featured.

Spanning 25,000 sq ft, the open-air night market will take place at The Grandstand at Turf Club Road.

Some of the classics that are featured at this year’s night market include Cha Chak (Thai Teh Tarik), spicy pork ribs, coconut pancakes and Hat Yai desserts. There are also local vendors selling Thai fare such as boat noodles, Thai-style chicken satay and pork skewers.

There will also be 15 to 20 vendors offering halal-friendly options at the night market.

Apart from food, Thailand’s fashion and culture will be on show too, with costume rental stalls, retail, manicure and massage services available at the night market.

The night market will operate from 4pm to 10pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. All-day free parking is available at The Grandstand.

2. Gaze at Frozen-themed displays at MBS




Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and presented by Base Entertainment Asia, is playing at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands from now until Mar 19.

Alongside the musical are three Frozen-themed activities that are free to the public: A fountain and sound display, the Marina Bay Sands light-up and an experiential pop-up.

The Frozen-themed Fountain and Sound Display is a light and water show with music and images from the musical. This is held at the Waterfront Promenade, along The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

From Feb 5 to 11, lasers and lights will illuminate the underbelly of the Sands SkyPark and The Shoppes. The light-up will take place every night, from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Those interested can also visit the Frozen experiential pop-up located at the Event Plaza along The Shoppes. The pop-up sells exclusive merchandise and provides photo opportunities.

3. Catch Nanyang Collective’s second major production




The Nanyang Collective is set to present its second major production, Life, at the Esplanade Recital Studio on Feb 10 at 7.30pm.

The multicultural, three-movement production is composed by Dr John Sharpley, Jon Lin Chua and Dr Chong Kee Yong, and aims to evoke the emotions of attendees through music, which in turn would make them reminisce their memories, said the Nanyang Collective in a press release.

Led by music director Dedric Wong, Nanyang Collective is known for experimenting with cross-disciplinary elements such as theatre while producing fresh tunes through new music that is inspired by Singapore, life and humanity.

Its inaugural production, Project 2020, focused on the impact the pandemic had on Singapore’s society in five movements, and garnered positive reviews from critics.

Tickets are priced at $30 and can be purchased on SISTIC.

4. Tour an Italian contemporary art exhibition at its international debut




The Grand Italian Vision: The Farnesina Collection will make its first international stop in Singapore from Feb 7 to 25.

Organised by the National Arts Council in partnership with the Italian Embassy in Singapore, the exhibition will feature some of the most important artworks in the Farnesina Collection.

The collection features various styles present during different time periods, including Futurism and Metaphysical Art.

Among the works that will be on display is Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, a futuristic bronze sculpture by sculptor Umberto Boccioni which has been displayed in many museums across the globe.

These sculptures, along with most of the other works, will be on display at The Arts House Singapore, with selected pieces displayed at the Embassy of Italy in Singapore.

Admission to both venues is free, but visitors must register before visiting the displays at the Embassy of Italy to enjoy free admission.

5. Catch Gentle Bones’ new single The Right Words




Local artiste Gentle Bones announced his return to the music industry just seven months after his retirement.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Joel Tan, also took it to his Instagram account on Thursday (Feb 2) to share the news with fans.

Joel also shared that he will release a new single titled The Right Words on Feb 10, under his Gentle Bones moniker. The song will be part of an upcoming four-track EP set to be released in the third quarter of 2023.

In July 2022, he had declared the retirement of the Gentle Bones project from the local scene. Following his announcement, he held his “last ever concert in Singapore” at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands on Jul 22, 2022, alongside acts like JJ Lin and Tay Kewei.

Joel was first discovered through his covers on YouTube, before he released multiple chart-topping singles like Until We Die, Save Me, and Elusive. He is also the first Singaporean to be listed on the inaugural Forbes 30-Under-30 in 2016.

He signed with Universal Music Singapore in 2015 before going on to found his own label Yung Lee Records in 2019.

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