The Beat SGP Weekender Guide: Things to Do Feb. 17-19, 2023
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Weekender Guide SGP: Best Things to See, Do, Eat on Feb. 17-19, 2023

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the city! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Singapore’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Singapore to see what’s best in store for the weekend.

1. Rempapa Heritage Food Festival

Rempapa along Paya Lebar Road is Chef Damian D'Silva's brainchild, his "personal contribution to the ongoing story of cuisine in Singapore." To celebrate its first anniversary this Saturday, the restaurant will be holding the Rempapa Heritage Food Festival, which features five dishes conceptualised by special guest chefs William Low, Pang Kok Keong, Annette Tan, Vasunthara Ramasamy, and Jayce Ho. This curated menu includes dishes inspired by each chef's ethnicity and heritage. Don't miss this special tasting menu, book your reservations here.

When: 3 PM, Feb. 18

Where: 2 Paya Lebar Road #01-01 - 03, Park Place Residences

How much: S$80.80

2. Armenian Street Party

The Peranakan Museum is throwing an Armenian Street Party this weekend to mark its reopening! The museum has been closed to the public since April 2019 for some enhancements, so if you're psyched to see the brand-new institution, this party should be up your alley! From Friday to Saturday, visitors will be treated to performances, craft demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and workshops and tours from 5 PM-10 PM. Don't miss these fun events by booking your tickets here.

When: Feb. 17-19

Where: 39 Armenian Street

How much: Free and paid (depending on event)

3. Chok Kerong and Vanessa Fernandez’s ‘Spiral’ Concert

If you're up for a music-filled night this Friday, don't miss singer-songwriter Vanessa Fernandez and producer-composer Chok Kerong's concert. The two have spent the past two decades as independent artists before finally deciding to collaborate. The result? A genre-bending, eight-track album titled "Spiral" that encompasses hip-hop, rock, gospel, and classic soul. Don't miss this one-night concert, get your tickets here.

When: 8 PM, Feb. 17

Where: Singtel Waterfront Theatre, Esplanade Mall, 1 Esplanade Drive

How much: S$30-S$38

4. Hua Chen Live in Singapore

Another concert not to miss this weekend is Taiwanese up-and-coming singer Hua Chen's first-ever live performance in the city-state. Hua Chen will perform at the historical Lion Studios (the oldest recording studio in the city-state) where she will be joined by special guest Taiwanese jazz singer Yen-J on the piano. This event is for you if you want an intimate concert to cap off your Saturday. It is expected to last one hour, with studio doors opening at 6:30 PM. Get your tickets here.

When: 7 PM, Feb. 18

Where: 115B Commonwealth Drive

How much: S$68-S$128

5. Writing the City's Writer's Cove

Are you a budding writer living in Singapore and in need of guidance and feedback? Writing the City is a literary arts collective founded in 2011 with support from the National Arts Council Singapore and the British Council. It is committed to supporting new, emerging, and established writers in prose so they can improve and develop their craft even more.

This Saturday afternoon, Writing the City will be holding Writer's Cove, a workshop for new writers to read and discuss their works in a safe space. Participants must submit a fiction or non-fiction work up to 3,000 words. Reserve a spot here.

When: 2 PM-4 PM, Feb. 18

Where: Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central

How much: Free

6. My River Valley Heritage Tour

Local or tourist, this heritage tour by non-profit organisation My Community is bound to be educational, insightful, and fun! Get walking this Sunday morning with this My River Valley Heritage Tour, which will have you learning about the multicultural River Valley neighbourhood. This tour is expected to last three hours and will proceed rain or shine, so make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. As the tour will go through places of worship, it is advised to wear respectful attire, such as collared tops that cover the shoulders, long pants or jeans, skirts that cover the knees, and closed shoes. The tour will begin at Fort Canning MRT Station and end at Mohamed Sultan Road. Book tickets here.

When: Feb. 19

Where: Meetup at Fort Canning MRT Station Exit B (Street Level)

How much: Free

7. NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 FOOD

Nanyang Technological University's Centre for Contemporary Arts (NTU CCA) will be holding the "IdeasFest 2023 FOOD Eat. Secure. Sustain" this week. The event asks the crucial question, "How can we create a sustainable food system for our generation and future generations?" The IdeasFest will comprise lectures on sustainability, collective making, and microbial fuel cells, as well as workshops theon food crisis and novel materials. Go here to sign up for the summit.

When: Feb. 16-19

Where: Multiple locations

How much: Free and paid (depending on event)

8. 50% Off Discount on All Food at Marché Mövenpick

Craving something healthy and delicious that won't break the bank? Swiss restaurant Marché Mövenpick has an ongoing promo that entails 50% off on all food at select marketplace outlets from Monday to Friday. To avail of the discount, you must simply show your digital Marché Rewards membership at the entrance. Marché Mövenpick is known for its authentic homecooked rustic meals prepared in an open kitchen so guests can feel right at home.

When: 3 PM-6 PM, until Feb. 24

Where: Marché Mövenpick at Suntec City, ViviCity, and [email protected]

How much: N/A

9. The Gyu Bar’s Valentine's Maki

Valentine's Day may be over, but you can still taste The Gyu Bar's special Valentine's exclusive maki until Sunday! Although this maki can very much be shared, there's no crime in eating this all by yourself!

The Valentine's maki is comprised of ultra-tender, melt-in-your-mouth A5 Wagyu with sweet uni from Hokkaido. Of course, these rice rolls also come in the shape of a heart. You can get them via dine-in or takeaway, but it is recommended to pre-order the maki. You may order online via The Gyu Bar's website or contact the restaurant on WhatsApp at 9150 3164.

When: Until Feb. 19

Where: 30 Stevens Road

How much: S$48

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