Workshops, pop-up sales, concerts and one seriously worthwhile exhibit. Here's how to spend your weekend in Singapore...
How are you spending your weekend ? Whether you’re a history buff, a design fan, music junkie or love fresh flowers, plan it right with our top picks happening around Singapore.
Instagram Worthy Floral Workshop with Ask A French, 9 Sep
Love flowers? Love food? Love photography? Develop your floral and food styling skills at this workshop led by florist and food reporter, Aude, of Ask A French Flowers. You’ll learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet, and learn the basics of styling food and flowers together for that perfect shot on your phone.
Instagram Worthy Floral Workshop with Ask A French, 9 September, Shop Wonderland, 134 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068600, Tickets available here.
Witness to War: Remembering 1942, from 1 Sep
This special historical exhibition at The National Museum of Singapore will delve into the six-month period leading up to the Fall of Singapore, exploring the impact that it has had on Singapore and the region. The exhibition will also present artefacts from Singapore and from the different regions in the Pacific, as well as personal war stories not commonly featured.
Witness to War: Remembering 1942, from 1 Sep, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
The 99 hour sale, 5-9 Sep
Double 9s, mean double the discounts! Count down to September 9 with 99 hours of exclusive sales on your favourite beauty and wellness services from Vaniday (you can shop from anywhere). From manicures to massages, you’re 99.99% guaranteed to find a treatment you love. Treat yo self this weekend.
The 99 hour sale, online or on the app.
Marimekko x Equilibrium – When Fashion Meets Food, 7-17 Sep
In a special collaboration to celebrate Finland’s 100-year anniversary, modern Italian bacaro and restaurant Equilibrium is joining Finnish design house Marimekko to create a new Finnish-inspired lunch and dinner menu that combines Nordic cuisine with its Mediterranean origins. Marimekko will take over the restaurant with its new Home Fall/Winter 2017 collection, decorating the interiors and table settings with its unique prints, home accessories and tableware.
Marimekko x Equlibrium, Equilibrium, 15 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178906
Glamorous Giving sale, 8-9 Sep
Shop for a good cause! Fashion, accessories and homewares clearance sale, Glamorous Giving, founded by by jewellery brand Stones that Rock, is back for its eighth edition. Held at The Ballroom of Orchard Parade Hotel, you can shop from over 50 local boutiques, brands and designers (think The Wyld Shop, Simone Irani Resortwear, FairPrice Antique, and more) who will all be selling their products at clearance prices in support of the Singapore Committee for UN Women. Shoppers will be able to buy quality pieces at great prices – end of line, end of season and sample stock – bargains galore!
Glamorous Giving, The Ballroom, Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247905
Dashboard Confessional, 9 September
This gig is, hands down, nostalgia central. Emo-rockers from yesteryear, Dashboard Confessional, make their way back to Singapore on September 9 at D’Marquee at Downtown East, and this time as a full band. The last two times, only frontman Chris Carrabba was present to perform the band’s greatest hits Vindicated and Stolen for acoustic sets.
Kapok Bazaar, 9-10 Sep
If you’re a fan of brands like Maison Kitsune, Common Projects, Norse Projects, Sandqvist, and more cult luxury brands, Kapok at the National Design Centre is holding their massive sales which will see discounts of up to 90%. Prepare to spend.
Kapok, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, #01-05, Singapore 188969
The Great Singapore Replay Showcase Concert, 9 Sep
Essentially, this pop-up project is a time machine that transports ardent listeners into an era of Singapore music that many have forgotten – a time of triumph for Goldies-crooner Shirley Nair (and The Silver Strings), the alt-rock of Humpback Oak, and the glossy indie-rock of Serenaide. Selected by public vote, these anthems from the 1960s to the 2000s will be reinterpreted by modern-day musicians – including .gif, Charlie Lim, Jasmine Sokko and more.
Music Matters Live, 9 – 12 September
Why catch one musical act when you can let loose to the music of more than 40 artists from 12 countries over four days? Music Matters Live teams up with Apple Music for the ultimate independent music festival in Singapore. #supportlocal with stellar roster of talented artists like Ffion, M1ld L1fe, Sam Rui and Tabitha Nauser, and discover new music by international bands at CHIJMES, as well as the various Timbre Music venues, CANVAS and Hard Rock Cafe.
DIIV, 10 September
In a soundscape saturated with electronica, these Brooklynites stand out with their guitars. The prolific pet project of Zachary Cole Smith, DIIV is a carefree dive into the hazy, lackadaisical soundtrack of summer road-trips, lifted by an elegant cacophony of reverb-soaked guitars and echo-y vocals.
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