1. CÉ LA VI’s Picnic In The Clouds
This is chasing the golden hour…sky-high picnic style! Grey Goose x CÉ LA VI presents an adults-only, alfresco affair in the clouds. Come adorned in casual blue & white attire and soak in the views with free-flowing drinks, a picnic-inspired Asian spread, games and good company. View the menu here. Bookings are available in tables of up to 8 pax (pending availability). Reservations and credit card hold for the full amount per person are required for this event. Full payment will be made on the day of the event in person. Please note that there is a NO REFUND cancellation policy for this event except in the case of the venue cancelling due to inclement weather*. [*In the case of wet weather expected 24 hours prior to the date, the event will be postponed until 24 April. You will be contacted by email or phone in this case.]
CÉ LA VI’s Picnic In The Clouds
27 March 2021 (Saturday); 5 p.m. – 8 p.,. Sky Lounge
Price: $168++/pax includes 3 hours free-flowing Grey Goose cocktails, spirits, Martini Prosecco and beer plus an array of picnic dishes with an Asian twist.
Dress Code: White & Blue
For reservations, click here.
CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue. Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 018971
2. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2021: Public Awareness Webinar
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is organising a free, online webinar this Saturday in view of Colorectal Cancer Month 2021. Some popular FAQs that will be discussed by leading medical practitioners include: tell-tale signs of the disease, when to worry, family history of cancers and more. Get all your questions about colorectal cancer answered at the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2021: Public Awareness Webinar.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2021: Public Awareness Webinar
27 March 2021; 8.30 a.m.
Free online event. Register your interest here.
Singapore General Hospital, Outram Rd., 169608
3. Francophonie Film Festival
Alliance Française de Singapour presents the 2021 edition of the Francophonie Film Festival! Starting from the 11 to 27 March 2021, a diverse line-up of films revolving around this year’s theme of “Gender Equality” has been prepared.
From paying homage to revolutionary French feminist activists in “Delphine and Carole”, to celebrating the life of one of the greatest Greek lyricists in “My Name is Eftihia”, to following the journey of a Mexican transgender opera singer in “Made in Bangkok”, this festival takes you through a series of thought-provoking films that feature heroes and heroines from all around the world in their glorious fight to assert their true identities, honouring both the triumphs and failures in their struggle to carve out a place for themselves in society.
Francophonie Film Festival
Now till 27 March 2021 (see here for film screening schedule)
Tickets are priced from $15 per person. Book your tickets here.
Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd., 258130
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia: A Live, Guided Virtual Tour
Thanks to Embassy Experiences, you can now virtually travel to Croatia to visit the most historic and visited city, Dubrovnik! On the Dalmatian Coast is the Pearl of the Adriatic, otherwise known as Dubrovnik Croatia. Join our virtual guides for a historic and modern visit to this extremely popular destination! From the 7th Century to the Byzantine Empire, the Napoleonic Wars, the 20th Century Balkan Wars to the heart of 21st Century Tourism (and filming site of Game of Thrones).
This event will be using live guides from Croatia and will take you into this walled city and show you highlights such as the Old Town’s Bell Tower, and its many churches, palaces, and markets. You will also explore the present-day streets of Placa Stragum, the island of Fort Lovrijenac and much more.
Note: Live guides will be using photos, art (and perhaps other media) during the tour. They will cover the history and modern significance of each location we visit.) All Zoom links to attend the tour will be sent 30 minutes before the event (to the email you register with).
5. PAZZION x Earth Hour Special 2021
On Saturday, 27 March 2021, PAZZION and PAZZION Café joins more than 7,000 cities and towns across 152 countries to commemorate Earth Hour to raise awareness on the various issues that our Earth is facing. And to take action to impact a change.
All PAZZION stores will turn off all non-essential lights (such as cashier’s till and display window lights) from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and PAZZION Café at Jewel Changi Airport, #B1-243, will also turn off non-essential lights from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.. Candles will be used to light up the tables for diners to continue their meals.
From 26 to 28 March 2021, all shoppers who bring their own bag will receive $5.00 off with minimum $50* purchase in a single receipt at all PAZZION stores. At PAZZION Café, customers will be receive a free collapsible cup** when they spend a minimum of $10 in a single receipt!
*Not valid in conjunction with other promotions or offers, terms and conditions apply
**Valid for only 1 redemption per customer, while stock lasts with terms and conditions apply
6. Public Art With SAM Hoarding Commission: An Unnatural History
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) at 8Q resides in the former Catholic High School. This site-specific mural draws on imagination and heritage to question the histories surrounding the area, and reflect on the museum’s role as a re-teller of official narratives. An Unnatural History explores the struggle between man and nature within the heart of Singapore, the world’s greenest city. The mural is complemented by a website, an ever-growing, living archive with contributions from local interest groups and experts. The dialogue between the mural and website serves to expand the exchange of knowledge.
The work is a combination of Darel Seow’s passion for natural history and storytelling, and Lee Xin Li’s interest in heritage and architecture. By capturing Singapore’s cultural and natural history, the work challenges the viewer to consider what heritage means to them and to question the authenticity of the presentation in front of them.
Visit the An Unnatural History website, where you can further engage with Singapore’s natural and built environment.
SAM Hoarding Commission: An Unnatural History
Now till 6 June 2021
Free public outdoor works. Accessible at all times.
Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd., 189555 (Hoarding around SAM’s building on 8 Queen Street)
7. The Rescue Project by Swapaholic
313 @ Somerset and Swapaholic have come together again – this time with The Rescue Project! This two-part event aims to rescue pre-loved items, giving them a second life before they are thrown into Singapore’s Semakau landfill (where all our trash go). Drop off your pre-loved items at its Declutter Collection Drive from 26 March to 4 April 2021 (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.). On 17 and 18 April, head down to sift through thousands of pre-loved items and rescue a bagful of items. Use your imagination to re-wear, repair, or repurpose these one-of-a-kind gems.
The Rescue Project by Swapaholic
Collection Drive, 26 March to 4 April 2021; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Event: 17 & 18 Apr 2021, timing will be given based on registration. Tickets are priced at $15 per person. Buy them here.
By Willaine G. Tan, March 2021 / Images: Courtesy of the respective events’ social media pages and/or websites credited.