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From hot Comedy Festivals to Mesmerizing Theatre to iconic Classical music at Esplanade and beyond; From a Spanish Garden Fiesta to an Italian Cooking Extravaganza; Plus Indian-meets-Greek lunches, Invites to the Alibi’s opening night, and Yoga on the Beach... All Complimentary for SC Members
Because you deserve it ;)!

We’ve also included plenty of tempting pop-up offers at SC’s 50+ handpicked Restaurant Partners, where Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol…
plus SC Birthday perks at SC Partner Pepenero!

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'Survival Chic (SC) Selects‘ Newsletter, 24 February 2016
Exclusive SC Birthday Perks - February

Birthday Bubbles at SC Partner Pepenero (until 29 February): While retaining the traditional essence of Italian cuisine, Pepenero adds a modern touch to your favourite dishes, including quintessentially Roman fare. Managed by the same all-star team that brought you Burlamacco, 2 Italian chefs in the kitchen show off their culinary experience perfectly, serving up al dente pastas, like the flavourful Black Squid Ink Spaghetti Pasta with Crab Meat Sauce and Boston Lobster Linguine, and mains like the tender and robust Lamb Rack ‘Milanese’, or the beautiful marinara soup. An ideal setting for lunch with colleagues or clients, or to unwind with family or friends in the evening. @ SC Partner Pepenero, simply make a reservation to dine by booking here or calling 6222 5808, mentioning that you are an SC Member and flash your SC Card, as well as a valid ID confirming your February birthday on arrival, and SC Members with February birthdays enjoy 2 complimentary glasses of prosecco - 1 for you, 1 for a guest. When you dine at Pepenero - Birthday or not ;), SC Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol

SC Ambassador Rewards
Chic cooking at CulinaryON - Night in Rome - Complimentary invites for SC Foodie & Ambassador (28 February): Whether you’re an accomplished chef or just an enthusiastic foodie, get ready to whip up Italian delicacies in this stylish, state-of-the art new culinary studio! Travel to Southern European gastronomic paradise with this Italian masterclass, as CulinaryON’s charismatic top chefs share the secrets of cooking pasta and pizza, helping you feel the flavor of sunny Italy. Learn how to prepare Fettuccine Bolognese, continue with tasty Saltimbocca alla Romana, and finish with a knockout Tiramisu! With favorite SC Events Partner CulinaryON, from 6PM. Complimentary pair of invites (worth $236) for the SC Top Ambassador & foodie to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here.
Grammy & Emmy-Nominated Margaret Cho, Live in Singapore! - Complimentary tickets for SC Entertainment-lovers (5 March): Ready to be thoroughly entertained by a pioneer amongst women in Comedy? Three-time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho will take the Kallang Theatre stage on her new 'THE PSYCHO TOUR!'. From singlehood to Boko Haram to Bruce Jenner's transition to female empowerment (plus a magical music performance), Margaret tackles difficult subjects with sensitivity and razor sharp insight, without taking anything for granted. With LAMC Productions @Kallang Theatre, 3PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $132) for 1 top SC Ambassador to RSVP to SC. More info & ticketing here.
SC Restaurant Partners - Offers, Updates & Events
SC Partner OCF - Calling all the (Foodie) SC Ladies (Every Wednesday)!: Named after Sir Stamford Raffles’ first wife Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt, this charming French 60-seater inside the historic The Arts House offers an amazing view of the Singapore River. The daily change of menu means fresh products according to the season, served up in a sophisticated space. Maitre’d Novalan Dorasamy curates an extensive list of wines, focusing on European and French labels. The restaurant also showcases Singapore’s first whisky highball machine, plus live music with a jazzy twist. Don’t miss their new Ladies Nights every Wednesday from 6-9PM, which feature Scrumptious Menus, with free-flow red & white at 98++, and free-flow Champagne at 138++! In case you can’t enjoy this offer, dine anytime at SC Partner OCF, and SC Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol! 
SC Partner Chef’s Table - exquisite Set Menus, and why not a whiskey (or 2)?: After working in 4 different Michelin Star restaurants, and earning over 18 years of experience, Chef Stephan Zoisl has developed his own unique technique of modern cooking, with an emphasis on fresh combinations, pleasing presentations, and embracing customers with an open kitchen concept. The  exceptional food is served in casual ambiance by a chef who knows his way around the kitchen, along with fine wine, and good spirits. If you haven’t been to try Chef’s Table yet with your SC card, This is a perfect timing to try one of the chef’s exquisite set menus, while checking out their tempting new whiskey arrivals! @ SC Partner Chef’s Table, SC Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol! 
SC Partner Shun Ka Shuu Tou - 4 Seasons, and 5 new Lunch Menus: Shun Ka Shuu Tou (which translates into ‘Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter’) is extremely popular with Japanese expats,  a testament to its authenticity. Only the choicest ingredients are used, imported from Japan at the peak of flavor and freshness. In case you need a little Japanese rejuvenation at lunch time, don’t miss their new menus for 2016! Two include delicious assorted tempura and grilled Eel or Grilled fish, while for the sushi and raw-food lovers, three other menus also feature sushi, udon and other healthy, yet mouthwatering specialties. Don’t forget to check out their Sake list to accompany the perfect meal! And even if you can’t make it to enjoy these lunch specials, @ SC Partner Shun Ka Shuu Tou, SC Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol! 

SC Partner Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - Romantic Alfresco BBQ’s are back!: Located atop Telok Blangah Hill, Alkaff Mansion Ristorante is surrounded by tranquil greeneries and overlooking the unending pastures of a 19-hectare park. With live Latin music, enjoy the serenity & dine with a magnificent sunset. Due to popular demand, Alkaff is bringing back their al fresco BBQ a la carte buffet dinner, served on the lovely terrace. Experience a friendly or romantic night under the stars with a salad buffet, along with meat grilled perfectly right before your eyes. Don’t miss a sweet ending to the dinner with free flow of Italian gelato & a platter of assorted desserts, best shared with someone special. And even if you can’t make it for the special BBQ evenings, @ SC Partner Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, SC Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol! 

Other Epicurean Delights
While these aren’t SC Partners - yet - we think they’ve got something special…
UNA - Spanish Extravaganza at Rochester Park - Complimentary invites for SC Members (26 February): Get ready to take the concept of ‘Garden Party’ to a new - and Spanish-inspired - level, with the much-awaited upcoming ‘UNA Noche Festival’! Nestled in a gorgeous haven in Rochester Park, UNA attracts foodies with an impressive alfresco setting, and a chic yet unassuming style. For this special event, get ready to enjoy live music, a tempting selection in the form of a Spanish marketplace extravaganza, and endless fun in the greenery! Including all-you-can-eat paella, select oysters, and much more - all accompanied by great vibes. At UNA, 6PM. Complimentary pair of invitations (worth $130++) for 5 SC Spanish-food lovers and Members to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here and here.
Aryaa Kitchen - where Greek meets North Indian - Complimentary lunches for SC foodies (until 30 April): Aryaa honours the breadth of traditional Greek and North Indian cuisine, bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece, Turkey and India to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the heart of the CBD. The restaurant transforms into a bar and lounge by night, for patrons to feast and make merry all night. Enjoy bespoke cocktails by the in-house mixologist and great music by gorgeous DJs at night. For SC Members who love to lunch, don’t miss their yummy set lunch menus! @Aryaa Kitchen, with SC Events Partner Vanilla Luxury, Complimentary pair of Lunch Set Menus (worth $30++) for 5 SC Members to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here.
SC Theatre, Dance & Music

The Stage Club presents ‘The Savage/Love of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’ - Complimentary tickets for SC Members (24-27 February): SC Theatre and entertainment lovers, don’t miss this mesmerizing double-bill by award-winning playwrights, which invites you to take a voyeuristic peek into the healing and hurtful power of love. This production is directed by Kamil Haque and is performed by an internationally-acclaimed cast of twenty plus actors -- a captivating mixed media experience (live theatre as well as film) which integrates two plays into one shared and unforgettable universe. With The Stage Club @Alliance Française Theatre, 7.30PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $74-$84) for 5 lucky SC members to RSVP to SC (please specify your preferred date - 24, 25, 26, OR 27 February). More info & ticketing here.

Hagen Quartet Recital - Salzburg’s Four World Class Strings! - Complimentary tickets for SC Members & Music-Lovers (1 March): The Hagen Quartet's current season builds on the success of the previous years. Following the triumph of their Beethoven cycle, and their internationally celebrated 30th anniversary season, Salzburg's four world class strings focus their renowned musicality on Mozart. A cycle of the 10 major quartets, spanning two seasons, brings them to the world's leading musical centers –Tokyo, London, Hamburg, Vienna and Salzburg, to name just a few. This world- famous quartet's (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) rendition of the Mozart cycle has been described as 'the purest musical universe' by the Kölnische Rundschau. With Yong Siew Toh Conservatory @ the Music Concert Hall, 7.30PM. Complimentary pair of tickets for 10 SC music-lovers to RSVP to SC. Photo Credit to Harald Hoffmann. More info & ticketing here.

Maya Dance Theatre - Release 5.0 - (Stage 1: 4 & 5 March; Stage 2: 10-12 March): SC dance and culture lovers, this is for you! The emerging choreographers’ platform returns with Maya Dance Theatre’s upcoming event - Release 5.0. Featuring acclaimed performers from the US, Indonesia, Germany, Israel, Denmark, Norway and Singapore, Release 5.0 combines exciting cross-cultural collaborations with dynamic contemporary dance. In case you can’t make it to one of the shows, there is also a free fringe programme available to the public on 27 February from 2-4PM! With SC Event Partner Maya Dance Theatre, @10 Square and The Substation, 9:30PM. Watch this space for complimentary tickets for SC Members! More info & ticketing here.

Pangdemonium presents ‘The Effect’ (25 February - 13 March) - Complimentary tickets for theatre-loving SC Members (3 March):  Connie and Tristan are both 'guinea pigs' in a clinical experiment for a new 'super-drug'. Sealed off from the real world and monitored by two bickering doctors, the attraction between them becomes increasingly intense, passionate and out of control. A brilliant examination of the human brain via the heart, ‘The Effect’ explores questions of sanity, the ethical minefield of neuroscience, today’s pill-popping culture, and the very nature of this thing we call 'LOVE'. With longstanding SC Event Partner Pangdemonium @Victoria Theatre, 8PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $74-$84) for 3 SC stage-lovers to RSVP to SC. More info & ticketing here.

Classical Ballet & literary legend Don Quixote at Esplanade Theatre (10 - 13 March): originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, this literary tour-de-force has also become well known as a classical ballet of a unique sort. This captivating production garnered rave reviews during its premiere in 2014, and fronted the cover of Dance Europe in Jan 2015! If you are in for a classical ballet coupled with fun, humor and quirkiness, not to mention historical gravitas, this is the ballet not to be missed! With Singapore Dance Theatre @Esplanade Theatre, 8PM, 10-13 March. Watch this space for special perks for SC Members! More info & ticketing here.

Beethoven’s Last Years at Esplanade with Tee Khoon Tang Grand Series (11-12 March) - Complimentary tickets for SC Members (12 March): SC Music lovers, travel on a journey through the last years of monumental composer Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring internationally renowned artists as well as homegrown solo violinist Tee Khoon Tang. On this journey, the second night (12 March) will highlight Beethoven's final 2 Cello Sonatas Op. 102, presented by the renowned Carr-Sauer duo, and his first late string quartet, Op. 127, where the audience will be able to see firsthand his late style and outlook emerging. SC Music lovers are encouraged to join the pre-concert talk, for more insights into Beethoven's craft, as well as the post-concert chat with the artists, which will focus on their journey as interpreters of Beethoven's iconic music. With Tee Khoon Tang Grand Series @Esplanade, 8PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $132) for 2 SC music-lovers to RSVP to SC, and a Special Perk for 5 additional SC Members. More info & ticketing here.

SC Entertainment & Nightlife
Stand-up Comedy & Entertainment - SC Members enjoy free tickets! (24 & 25 February): Don't miss the Comedy Club’s ‘Talk Cock’ evenings, Singapore’s Original stand-up comedy open mic night. The show will include comics in the local stand-up scene and a special guest. On 24 February, the headliner will be Daniel McGrath, hailing from the US, while on 25 February it will be Scott Mitchell, from Scotland. Come relax, unwind, and share a good laugh or 10 with a friend, while enjoying fantastic drink deals! With longstanding SC Event Partner The Comedy Club @Blu Jaz Café, 8:30PM. Complimentary pair of tickets for 5 SC comedy-lovers to RSVP to SC. RSVP here for 24 February. RSVP here for 25 February. Regular ticketing here for 24 February and here for 25 February.
‘The Alibi’ Opening Weekend Extravaganza - Complimentary Entries for SC Members (26 & 27 February): Enticing themed nights to indulge any mood, a chic indoor / outdoor setting with VIP booths, and a spectacular circular island bar… what better setting to serve as the ideal waterfront spot for champagne cocktails, socializing, and revelry? The Alibi welcomes chicsters with week-long parties! Appealing to the more discerning late night Singapore crowd, the setup features 4,000 square feet of extravagant design, spread over two floors, and is set to welcome a VIP guest list that reads like the who’s who of creative talent in Asia. Setting the standard for elegance and style, providing an unrivalled nightlife experience, this is a go-to spot for glamorous fun-lovers! With The Monarchy @The Alibi (Located at Catalunya), 10PM ‘til late. Complimentary pair of opening weekend entries, including 1 drink per person (worth $100) for 10 festive SC Members to RSVP to SC, specifying which date you prefer (Friday 26 OR Saturday 27). More info & ticketing here and here.
Indie-Rock legends ‘Death Cab For Cutie’ Live at WOAH Fest - Complimentary tickets for SC (7 March): Indie-rock icons Death Cab for Cutie are coming to Singapore for the very 1st time, bringing something extremely special... their eighth album, 'Kintsugi'. Kintsugi is a philosophy derived from the Japanese art of repairing cracked ceramics with gold to highlight flaws, instead of hiding them… an intriguing theme for this group of extremely talented musicians to  build on. For SC Music lovers, this will be an unparalleled moment! Don’t miss this performance, at WOAH Fest 2016 with Symmetry Entertainment @ The Coliseum, 8PM. Complimentary tickets (worth $198) for 2 SC Members and lovers of Rock & Indie music to RSVP to SC. More info & ticketing here.  
PS: SC Music lovers, keep an eye out for Of Monsters And Men's upcoming show on on 10 May, info here.
Magners International Comedy Festival returns (10-12 March) - Complimentary tickets for SC (10 March): Magners International Comedy Festival is back again, to the delight of Singapore comedy and entertainment lovers! The event is set to captivate audiences across Asia in 5 different countries over 10 days, featuring 20 outstanding comedians. Rocking 6 stages over 3 days, the internationally-acclaimed performers are ready to make you laugh ‘til your sides hurt, a ‘sport’ best shared with friends. With the unprecedented diversity and quality of this year’s talent pool, this festival is a MUST! With SC Event Partner Vanilla Luxury @ Various Venues. Complimentary tickets (worth $60) on 10 March (for the show at Harry’s Boat Quay) for 5 fun-loving SC Members to RSVP to SC, plus a special deal for SC Corporate bookings! More info and ticketing here.
SC Beauty & Relaxation
Get Gorgeous with Privé Aesthetics - complimentary ‘Elite Eyes’ for SC (until 30 March): A one-stop medical aesthetics centre catering to your skin, face and body needs, this state-of-the art studio is equipped with advanced, clinically proven techniques and uses only medical-grade products, for safe and effective treatments designed by medi-aesthetics experts and doctors. The non-invasive programmes help to unlock true beauty, from inside out. The ‘Elite Eyes’ treatment uses radiofrequency energy to smooth wrinkles, reduce under eye bags, lighten dark circles and tighten the skin around the eyes by boosting collagen production, making eyes tired by stress, age or climate brighter, rejuvenated, and more alert. @ Privé AestheticsComplimentary ‘Elite Eyes’ Treatment (worth $321) for 5 lovely SC ladies to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here.
 
Yoga on the Beach with Sakaalya - Complimentary invites for SC Members (Sundays Until 30 April): Start of the year got you a bit stressed or overwhelmed? Need a fun, rejuvenating way to relax and unwind? There’s nothing like yoga to to make you feel vibrant, healthy and in good spirits. Make your weekend special by taking time out for classic yoga on Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach. Relax and recharge, enjoying the beach and the sunset, while you enjoy a satisfying session of yoga! With Sakaalya @Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, 6PM. Complimentary pair of invites (worth $60) for 2 SC lucky Members (each Member can bring 1 guest!) to RSVP to SC. More info here & booking here.
 
SC Arts & Culture
Mid-week screening - Our City Dreams (24 February): This film is an invitation to visit the creative spaces of five women artists, their triumphs and their journey towards New York, the city they now call home. Featuring artists Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon. In Central Singapore, 7PM-8h30PM. Free admission: RSVP to SC.
Eyes on Black & White - Gallery Opening Night (25 February): ’The muse is the half-light.’ This photographer depicts the scenes & denizens of the Central Coast, Australia, inspired by the natural beauty of the spectacular landscapes, and lending a familiar yet exotic touch. In Central Singapore, 6-8PM. Free with limited invite: RSVP to SC.
Solo exhibition - Digital and Painted Imagery - Opening Night (26 February): ‘Femme’ and its association with cuteness and beauty is often perceived as excessive artifice next to the ‘neutral natural’ nature of masculinity -- this artist’s works hone this uncomfortable facet of the feminine and push it to its creative edge. In Central Singapore, 7PM. Free with limited invite: RSVP to SC.
Events by SC Affiliate Partners
Expat Auctions - Fab furniture & decor to spice up your Home! (27 February & 5 March): Looking for that one missing piece that will perfect your living room? Moving into a new place? Or just want to spice up your decor with a new and original touch? These live auctions - highly recommended by SC Members in the know - feature a wide range of furniture and home décor items (both brand new and used) that will make a fabulous addition to the place you call home. With SC Affiliate Partner Expat Auctions @#01-01 Citilink Warehouse, 102F Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118530, 10AM on both dates. More info here.
 
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