All That Jazz
Remember those few years we were all stuck indoors due to that thing called Covid? It played havoc on the livelihoods of local jazz musicians, and many artists had to rely on social media to get their work out there. The Eden Jazz Festival at Blu Jaz Café is a two-day event showcasing many of those musicians who are now able to perform live again. There will be four bands per night playing as you enjoy a few pints, so head along to show some support.
6 & 7 October. Jazz Loft (3rd floor Blu Jaz Café), 11 Bali Lane, 189848 Tickets available at the door and from eventbrite.sg
Head to Clay Camp
If you’ve enjoyed a drink or nibble at the Art Science Museum, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, National Gallery of Singapore, or with the late Queen Elizabeth II (the studio crafted a tea set for her 90th birthday), you might know Mud Rock. This local ceramicist brand, founded by Michelle Lim and Seok Har Ng, are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a five-day Clay Camp at the end of September. Participants can take part in masterclasses (ranging from Porcelain Throwing to Glaze and Lustre-making) and lectures, all led by award-winning ceramic masters including Greg Daly, an Australian ceramic artist.
27 September – 3 October claycampsingapore.com
In The Running
Anyone feeling energetic? The biggest race in Singapore, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, takes place on 1 – 3 December 2023. Runners thread through the heart of the city, passing by Singapore’s heritage sites, iconic skylines and landmarks such as Chinatown, Little India, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens by the Bay. Opt for the marathon, half marathon, 10KM, 5KM or Kids’ Dash.
F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, 038975
Design For Life
Singapore Design Week 2023 is back this year with more than 50 different events including design exhibitions, fairs, marketplaces, tours, showcases, talks and symposiums. Keep your eyes peeled for flashes of creativity around Bras Basah, Bugis, Marina Bay and Orchard Road.
21 September – 1 October
Mad For It!
Madagascar – The Musical will be in town throughout January, so if you (or the little ones in your life) fancy an animal adventure, get booking. This gorgeous story follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and more as they escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on a journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. What else to do but sing and dance? Pure joy!
18 – 28 January 2024
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981