This week in Singapore, get your hands dirty with the clay pottery workshop of Beyond Pottery, or get down on Hip Hop beats on the Friday at the Blu Jaz Cafe. Looking for something slower in pace? Go for a stroll at the annual sustainable light festival, I Light Marina Bay.

Beyond Pottery

Part of M Social Communities, which hopes to bring the Singapore’s arts scene into the quintessential M Social experience by providing an experiential setting for local creatives and artisans to share their craft, Beyond Pottery is bringing together three of the finest professional potters – Delphine Sng, Eddie Yee and Mark Less – for a showcase. Learn more about the different techniques and pottery processes with their latest creations on exhibition, or get more involved at the hands-on pottery class on Saturday.

Beyond Pottery is happening at M Social Singapore, 5-16 March 2018, 9am-11pm daily. The pottery workshop is happening 10 March 2018, 11am-12.30pm. Admission is free, register here.

Tough As Nails: International Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day falls on 8th of March, and on this day, several successful, remarkable women will be taking the stage to share their journey with other aspiring men and women. Moderated by Rachel Dance (Head of Content at StashAway), attendees will hear Val Yap (CEO and Founder of PolicyPal), Olivia Allaway (Director at Highbury Consulting), Pam Chuang (Country Director at GoBear), and Aditi Kohli (General Manager SEA & HK at Near.co). Drinks, light bites, and great music will make for a great day of celebration.

Tough as Nails is happening 7-10pm, 8 March 2018 at WeWork Beach Centre, 15 Beach Road, Singapore 189667. Book your spot here.

I Light Marina Bay 2018

The iconic landmark of Singapore will shine bright this week. Asia’s leading sustainable light and art festival returns for the sixth edition with 22 light art installations from 14 countries. A key focus of the festival is to raise awareness regarding our energy consumption; and three of these installations will be created using used bottles and containers contributed by the community and corporate partners. Next to the amazing showcase of visual art, the festival will also feature an exciting line-up of programmes and activities for everyone, from music performances and an interactive art inflatable park to delectable outdoor dining options and a pop-up bar.

I Light Marina Bay is running 9 March – 1 April 2018, 7.30pm-11pm on weekdays and 7.30pm-12am on weekends. Free admission, but charges apply for some attractions.

Get Real

The Blu Jaz Cafe celebrates the good old days of Hip Hop and R&B, and will be a regular event every second Friday of the month! This week, it’s featuring the best of the 2000’s Hip Hop with DJ Jag & Special Guest DJ Zart, as well as MC Aubz on hype duties for extra flavour. If you miss the times when the sounds of 50 Cent, Daddy Yankee, Ja Rule and Ashanti was the soundtrack of good vibes, this will be your night of nostalgic throw back good fun!

Get Real is happening at Blu Jaz Cafe, 9 March 2018, 9.30pm-3am. Standard ticket $10.

District Design Dialogue Holland Village

Held for the first time as part of Singapore Design Week 2018, District Design Dialogue Holland Village (DDDHV) is an experiential platform dedicated to creating design dialogues, inviting people to engage in design within and beyond their everyday environment. Across 10 black-and-white terraces at Chip Bee Gardens, a series of installations, workshops, exhibitions, F&B and retail concepts will showcase the best of local and international design. The  from across categories such as design, visual graphics, fashion, music, lifestyle and food. Together with a series of programmes comprising installations, panel talks, workshops and exhibitions, the Holland Village district is transformed into a temporary gathering of independent creative businesses and vendors this week!

District Design Dialogue Holland Village is happen 10-18 March 2018. For more information and to book a seat in one of their programmes, see here. Also see the overview of the numerous houses to visit during the week.