Weekend Warrior: Aug 31-Sept 2

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, Aug 31

Bae Watch: Juicy M

This new quarterly party series is meant to spotlight female DJs, musicians, dancers, and performers so that they can collaborate and do their collective thing for the Zouk crowd. DJ Juicy M from Ukraine will headline on its opening night, spinning her mix of electro and house.

10pm-late at Capital, Zouk. Online $30-$35, at the door $40-$50.

Ballet Under The Stars

Yet another edition of this outdoor ballet event is here, with performances of classic works like George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, François Klaus’ Midnight Waltzes, and Edwaard Liang’s 13th Heaven, as well as masterpieces by local choreographer and dancer Choo-San Goh.

Until Sept 9; 7:30pm at Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Green. $35.

Beerfest Asia

The beer festival returns with plenty of booze, live music, food, beer workshops, and comedy performances over the weekend. This year marks its tenth anniversary, so they’ve beefed up the usual routine — this time adding another 100 beers to the roster (last year was at 500), including ten limited edition brews made just for this event. Expect local breweries like Archipelago and RedDot Brewhouse, plus hundreds from across the globe — Vietnam’s Heart of Darkness, Kona from Hawaii, Stark from Indonesia, just to name a few.

Until Sept 2; Fri 4pm-midnight, Sat 3pm-midnight, Sun 2pm-11pm at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. One-day pass $20, includes 1 beer. 

Chang Sensory Trails

Eat your way through the best of Thai flavors in Singapore at this festival, with bites provided by Thai restaurants such as Aroy Dee, Baan Ying, Gin Khao, Long Chim, Tamarind Hill, and more.

Until Sept 1; 4pm-10pm at The Lawn at Marina Bay. Free.

Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn: A Celebration of Love

There’s magic in the air at VivoCity’s rooftop park, where Disney tsum tsums have invaded to transform the space into an adorable Mid-Autumn celebration. More than 2,000 tsum lanterns will light up the night sky, with themed zones like a fairytale garden with Disney characters, a tunnel of love with Disney and Pixar tsums, a Frozen-themed wishing wonderland, and a massive, 10m-tall Mickey and Minnie centrepiece.

Until Sept 30; daily 10am-10pm at L3, VivoCity Sky Park. Free.

Knock It Down: An Exhibition on National Service

Explore a no-holds-barred view of Singapore’s national service system, including the good, the bad, and everything in between, featuring artists such as Dan Wong (from A Good Citizen), Jerry Teo, Weijing, and more.

Until Sept 24; Tues-Sat noon-7pm at Artblovk Gallery. Free. 

Penang Hawkers’ Fare

Munch on Penang street food at this two-week buffet, with classic hawker dishes such as Penang laksa, char kway teow, nasi lemak with chicken kapitan, Penang roti canai, and oyster omelette.

Until Sept 16; daily noon-2:30pm & 6:30pm-10pm at White Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore. Adults $29-$33, children aged 5-11 $20-$23.

Science Buskers Festival

One of the highlights of the Singapore Science Festival, this event will feature Singapore’s first bilingual science show (in English and Mandarin) titled Incredible Edibles, The Chemistry of Cookies. Guests can also vote for the performances of the best buskers as 50 groups do their science-themed “show-and-tell”, with experiments ranging from recreating Harry Potter spells to snow-making.

Until Sept 1; Fri noon-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm at Outdoor Plaza, Plaza Singapura. Free. 

Sunflower Surprise Floral Display

Check out this cheery reinterpretation of the road to Emerald City (the one from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), with more than 10,000 sunflowers of all shapes and sizes scattered around the air-conditioned Flower Dome.

Until Oct 21; daily 9am-9pm at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Admission charges apply.

Tiffany x Tiong Bahru Bakery 

In line with Tiffany & Co’s new Paper Flowers collection, the brand is collaborating with Tiong Bahru Bakery to serve Breakfast at Tiffany’s complimentary coffees and croissants in Orchard. Just take note that you’ll have to hashtag #tiffanypaperflowers and #tiongbahrubakery on your social media posts of the Tiffany Blue coffee cart to get your freebies.

Until Sept 3; daily 10am-2pm in front of the Tiffany & Co Ion store on Orchard Rd. Free.

Wu Guanzhong: Expressions of Pen & Palette

In commemoration of the centennial year (2019) of the artist’s birth, this exhibition explores the connection between Wu Guanzhong’s artistic creations and his literary writing.

Until Sept 2019 at Wu Guanzhong Gallery, National Gallery Singapore. Admission charges apply.


Saturday, Sept 1


LOL all night long when seven local and international comedians take the stage for stand-up, with names like Malaysia’s Dato Afdlin Shauki, Daniel McGrath and Jocelyn Chia from the US, as well as Singapore’s Judee Tan, Sam See, Jacky Ng, and Dzar Ismail on the line-up.

8pm at Esplanade Theatre. $28-$88. 

Future World: Where Art Meets Science 

Singapore’s largest digital art exhibition is getting a major overhaul, with 10 new digital artworks bringing the total number of displays to 19. The opening gallery now features a new concept called Transcending Boundaries, which consists of six works that explore the relationship between people and nature. The fifth gallery, now named Sanctuary, is like a journey into an oasis of calm, while the third gallery Park hosts two new works, including one where visitors can get hands-on in creating a virtual world of people and animals.

Ongoing at ArtScience Museum. Admission charges apply.

Guinness Mooncake Crafting and Styling Workshop

If you’re interested in the art of mooncakes, this two-hour session consists of creating and customizing your Guinness-infused mooncakes and learning tips on food styling and photography.

Until Sept 16; various timings at CulinaryOn, One Raffles Place. $20. 

M1 Asian Netball Championships 

The regional netball tournament returns with 12 Asian nations competing for the title, so if you’d like to cheer on the Singapore team, tickets are available for the preliminary rounds all the way to next week’s finals.

Until Sept 9; various timings at Singapore Sports Hub. Adults $6-$20, students/seniors $4-$12, children aged 5-12 $2-$6.

Malt Friction: A Craft Beer Premiere

This craft beer launch party features a range of bespoke Mexican-inspired bottles by The Loco Group, with fringe activities such as live (arm) wrestling, an ultra violet disco loco, beer pong, and piñata bashing to keep you entertained.

7pm-late at Lucha Loco. Free.

My Family Weekend Picnic

Join other families for a mass picnic at the Botanic Gardens, with games, activities, music performances, and more.

3:30pm-7:30pm at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Free.

SAD: Going, Going, Gone…??

The Substation’s first Sub After Dark (SAD) party, which coincides with the Hungry Ghost Festival, will take place amidst a Chinese opera stage created by artist collective Post-Museum. Look forward to a line-up of engaging activities, including performances, panel discussions, and an auction, as you recline around mahjong/Monopoly tables throughout the night.

6pm-midnight at The Substation. $25, includes two drinks.

Sentosa Sandsation: Marvel Edition

The sand sculpting festival’s Marvel edition features 15 larger-than-life superhero icons, including the likes of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk.

Until Sept 16; daily 10am-9pm at Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Free.

Spooky Seas 

Catch a glimpse of the weird and wonderful marine creatures this Halloween, including aquatic species new to the aquarium such as the bumphead parrotfish, elephant fish, vampire fish, and paddlefish. Kids can also join in a scavenger hunt to learn about the marine species.

Until Oct 28 at S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa. Admission charges apply.

The Origins and Heritage of the Asian Games

With the 18th Asian Games held this year in Jakarta and Palembang, historian Stefan Huebner will discuss the event’s origins from its YMCA-founded predecessors of the 1910s to the 1930s.

2pm-3pm at National Museum of Singapore, The Salon. Free with registration.


Sunday, Sept 2


Big festival covering all things wellness — vendors will be selling products such as toxin-free mineral makeup, superfruit drinks, and of course, all kinds of essential oils targeted for helping with anxiety, sleeplessness, energy loss, etc. There will also be free health and wellness workshops (such as a beginner’s guide to essential oils and eco-friendly home cleaning products), a kid zone, a showcase of the top 10 most versatile essential oils, and free fitness workshops. The schedule for that is available here.

9am-7pm at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403. Free.

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