Five things to do over the weekend of Mar 3-5

It's been a sleepy week and the events for the weekend are looking more chill than usual as well. 

Celebrate the 50th birthday of Singapore's most iconic drag queen Kumar at the Capitol Theatre – if there is one person who can make you laugh without fail, it's sure to be Kumar. Or else, learn more about the eight limbs of yoga with yoga master Yiannis Mukta Om, who is visiting Singapore this weekend. 

Another highlight is the Garden Beats Festival, which will be held at the Fort Canning. Gather your friends, bring your picnic mats and bob to some electronic tunes!

1. Kumar50

Photo courtesy: Dream Academy
Photo courtesy: Dream Academy

This is the 50th Birthday Celebration of Singapore’s most iconic stand-up comedian, Directed by Selena Tan.

Spilling the beans, dishing out the dirt, and showing us his hard truths, you’ll be loving his hilarious romp through the decades.

Regaling us with stories from his bouncy birth, to his beautiful girth, and his lifetime of sharing mirth, KUMAR will touch on everything that makes us tick and tickle our funny bone. 

When: Mar 3-4
Where: Capitol Theatre
Entry: S$65-125

2. Garden Beats Festival 

Photo courtesy: Garden Beats
Photo courtesy: Garden Beats

This year, Garden Beats – an annual electronic picnic festival – is back this March with a multi-sensory experience of music, food and games at Fort Canning Park! Expect an eclectic line-up of your favorite international and local DJs, including Youngr, Pomo and .gif. 

When: Mar 3
Where: Fort Canning Park
Entry: S$85-125

3. The Eight Limbs of Yoga with Yiannis Mukta Om

Photo courtesy: The Yoga School
Photo courtesy: The Yoga School

Yiannis Mukta Om spent over 10 years studying daily under Sri Dharma Mittra, one of the greatest yogis of our time. Since 2013, Yiannis travelled the world, sharing what he has learned at the side of his teacher, so more can experience the true essence of yoga.

He returns to Singapore this March with four special workshops focussing on yoga as The Art of Living and Realizing the True Self. Learn about all Eight Limbs of Yoga that are designed to bring a harmonious unification when practiced continuously.

When: Mar 3
Where: The Yoga School
Entry: S$108

4. Stitch by Stitch

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Create your own embroidered wood ornament! In this parent-child workshop, participants learn basic stitching with provided templates and make their own tassels to complete their wood ornament.

When: Mar 3-4
Where: Esplanade
Entry: Free

5. Un/Changing Landscapes – a walk from Da Men Lou (Ann Siang/Club St) to See Pai Por (SGH)

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

For many, a visit to Kreta Ayer (also known as Niu Che Shui) is a must-do as part of the annual preparations for the Lunar New Year.

This area has been a key part of the collective consciousness of local Chinese over the centuries. It sits between two hills — Ann Siang Hill and Mount Farquhar (now disappeared from maps) — and has seen many changes since urban renewal commenced in the early 1960s. Today, Kreta Ayer is one of the key conservation areas of Singapore and a showcase of the various styles of the vernacular Singapore shophouse. Let us go on a stroll from Da Men Lou, through Ngau Chair Shui to See Pai Por, and reflect on the un/changing landscape of one of our key conservation areas.

When: Mar 4
Where: library@Esplanade 
Entry: Free

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