6 Things To Do In March: Recess Week Edition

By Spriha Mishra

It’s finally here. The seven days of bliss that punctuate each semester and provide a much-needed break from the frantic pace of school. This recess week, while you catch up on studies and cram for your midterms, do use this time to try out new things so you return rejuvenated and recharged when Week 8 comes.

1) Life in Pop

Photo Credit: Instagram @augusteartiste

Have you wondered what kind of art works deck the walls of A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio?

French artist, Auguste, brings his first solo exhibition, Life In Pop, to Singapore to Ode to Art gallery this March.

With a unique urban angle, the artist melds pop culture references from different times in his street art styled works. His body of work, ‘Generations’, conjures memories of previous eras and uses pop culture icons, such as celebrities, cartoon characters and commercial logos for a striking socially-resonant effect.

Date(s): 4 to 11 March

Venue: 252 North Bridge Road 

Price: Free

2) Singapore Rockfest II

Photo Credit: Instagram @scorpions

The Singapore RockFest is returning with a double-bill headliner – Scorpions and Whitesnake. German rock band Scorpions are fresh out of Rock in Rio 2019, where they were voted Best Show. Meanwhile, English hard rock band Whitesnake will be playing fresh tracks off their latest album Flesh & Blood released earlier this year.

Date(s): 5 March

Venue: The Star Theatre

Price: $78 onwards

3) Romeo and Juliet 2020

Photo Credit: Instagram @singaporedancetheatre

This March, Singapore Dance Theatre is bringing the classic tale of love and death to Singapore. Romeo and Juliet will be performed to Russian-Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev’s heart-rending music played by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. With drama at its core, this ballet coalesces swordplay, humour, and stunning choreography into a strikingly beautiful performance.

Date(s): 5 to 6 March

Venue: Singapore Dance Theatre

Price: $40 onwards

4) #BuySingLit

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BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore. Following the central motto of ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits come together at this event to encourage more people to discover and embrace Singapore’s literature. 

Choose from the wide variety of events this movement has to offer – such as theatre adaptations of text, lively debates with your favourite author as well as guided tours on poetry and prose.

Date(s): 6 to 8 & 13 to 15 March

Venue: Various bookstores

Price: Free

5) Sakura Matsuri: Tale of the Peach Boy

Sakura Matsuri Gardens by the bay
Photo Credit: Facebook @ gardensbythebay

Can’t travel during recess week? Don’t fret – be transported to the land of cherry blossoms at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome.

Amidst a quaint backdrop featuring Gassho-style farmhouses with distinctive, steep thatched roofs, a Japanese tea house and the quintessential torii gates, soak in the beauty of 20 varieties of cherry and peach blossoms in this beautiful floral display.

While you’re at it, follow the adventures of the legendary Momotaro, a boy born from a peach, and meet the three adorable warriors that fought alongside him.

Date(s): 6 to 29 March

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Price: From $8

6) 2020 Metasprint Series

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This friendly three-race series welcomes first-timers and experienced athletes to the sport of triathlon. There are three races to choose from: The Aquathlon, Duathlon, and the Triathlon. 

The Aquathlon is a Swim-Run challenge held at Sentosa – perfect for the entire family. The Duathlon offers a Run-Bike-Run routine on wide roads for thrill-seekers. Meanwhile, the Triathlon at East Coast Park combines all three activities with running, biking, and swimming.

Date(s): 8 March

Venue: Depends on sport

Price: From $83

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