If you’re reading this: Congratulations, we’ve made it through 69 days of 2019! Now that reality has settled back in and you need a break from the monotony of life, we’ve got loads of parties and events lined up this week, from our very own Naked Nights, to performances by the legendary DJ Ata. We know you’re always up for a boozy good time, so we threw in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Street Festival, too.

Naked Nights Presents: Personal Transformation

In an era where anything more than double texting our crush appears to be social suicide, running for the hills when someone tells you to open up to them might seem like the most logical thing to do. If you can relate, Naked Nights celebrates vulnerability – because it’s usually when and how real growth, creativity, and connections coccur – by making it fun, inclusive, and celebratory. Inspired by International Woman’s Day and an event theme “Personal Transformation”, look forward to an all-female lineup of storytellers that will be exploring the embrace of change, shifting of narratives, and becoming the best versions of ourselves. Need a little inspiration before embarking on your own Eat, Pray, Love journey? Then pop by for an inspirational yarn or two.

No, not in the physical sense  we’re talking emotional vulnerability. To most of us, doing  But don’t go running for the hills when  — it doesn’t have to be a sombre affair.

Naked Nights Presents: Personal Transformation is happening at Distrii Singapore, Singapore 048619, from March 13 2019, 7pm — 9.30pm. Admission is free. Want to share your own stories? Click here.

Singapore Design Week 2019

Design isn’t just for artsy people or LaSalle graduates — it’s for anyone and everyone: budding entrepreneurs, self-taught artists, or people just looking for a way to inspire their community. Singapore Design Week is in full swing this week, with more than 80 events happening around town. Gamers will appreciate Chemistry’s Don’t Play Play. Play! (D3P), an arcade-style event that articulates the connections between gaming and design while craft lovers can also get their hands dirty with unique workshops like typography letterpressing, hosted by TYPESETTINGSG.

Singapore Design Week 2019 is happening at National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969, from 4 March 2019 to 17 March 2019, 9am — 9pm. For more information on ticket prices and event locations, visit their website here.

St Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2019

We may not be Irish, but we know a good party when we see one! This weekend, get down and jiggy at the 14th edition of Singapore River One’s St Patrick’s Day Street Festival. Don your greenest garb and join in the festivities with a day that promises to be one for the books with live musical performances (bagpipes!), games aplenty, and, because no St. Patty’s Day celebration is complete without Guinness Stout on tap.

The St Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2019 is located at Circular Road, Boat Quay, from 15 March 2019 to 17 March 2019. Admission is free.

HUGO X Blackout Feat. Ata (Robert Johnson / DE)

Pasir Panjang gin producer Brass Lion Distillery is set to be the next venue for the party that hosts the biggest names in music and fashion. The party people at Blackout Agency have teamed up with German fashion giant HUGO for a massive take-over with booming house and techno. Along for the ride includes powerhouse Maurice Siman with a guest appearance by the one and only Ata (@atamacias), owner of Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson club and a well-respected selector of his own right. HUGO’s presence also showcases its transformative merchandise for this exclusive one-night event.

HUGO X Blackout Feat Ata is happening at Brass Lion Distillery, 40 Alexandra Terrace, Singapore 119933, from 15 March 2019, 9pm — 3am. Tickets are available here.

tAFROsessions with Maksibs

Lime House is transforming its casual Caribbean lounge into a dancefloor this Saturday with thumping tribal beats and soulful music in its first installation of tAFROsessions by DJ and AfroBeat expert MAKSIBS on the turntables. Set out for a night of tracks from all corners of the African continent from classic house with the hypnotic backing of traditional African drums, to fresh vibrations that set the mood for a night of revelry and dance. Early birds enjoy $10 Jamaican mules from 9pm  10pm and ladies are treated to free shots before 10.30pm, with bottles going for $190 nett all night long.

tAFROsessions with Maksibs is happening at Lime House Caribbean, 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089260, 16th March 2019, 9pm — 6.30am. No cover charge. Make a reservation at Lime House to dine for a free welcome drink.