Weekends are for rooftop carpark parties, using the Force, exploring art in Joo Chiat and early Xmas with your doggo
Party: Gear up for a great escape
Friday, 14 Dec
Newsflash: The Great Escape is back! That didn’t take too long, did it? After shutting shop at the iconic Golden Mile Tower carpark back in September, this unconventional club has found a new home. Drop by Shaw Towers’ rooftop carpark on Friday, 14 Dec for the unofficial comeback party. Hosted by Misshapes, DJ11 and Sham and Baba Crucified will be taking over the music. Go on and dance the night away.
The Great Escape presents Misshapes: The Resurrection, 100 Beach Road, Shaw Towers, #11-00, Singapore 189702
Concert: Unmissable episode of Star Wars
Friday and Saturday, 14 – 15 Dec
Star Wars fans, bring out your Jedi robes! The unforgettable soundtrack of Star Wars: A New Hope, the movie that started it all, will be performed live by an orchestra of 70+ musicians at Esplanade Theatre this weekend. Catch the entire movie on the big screen while John Williams’ iconic and powerful score is played right in front of you. We’re getting goosebumps just thinking about it!
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Concert, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Festival: Do Christmas at Katong
We’re heading to Katong Square this weekend for some festive fun. The lineup is bright and sparkly at Go Katong Live Christmas 2018 – think performances, fun activities and a flea market for the whole gang. Saturday is a big day, packed with shows by Wolfgang Maestro Orchestra, a chance to burn some holiday weight with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class by Gentle Arts and Olympic Tae Kwan Do and Dojo Judo Demo demos among other things.
Go Katong Live Christmas 2018, 14 – 16, 21 – 23 Dec, 3-10pm (Christmas Flea Market), Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
Festival: To get you in the (eco) loop
December is filled with fun things to do and this month-long festival townside is something you cannot ignore. Loop Singapore 2018 is all about the sustainable life and proudly features local crafts and wellness experiences. There’s never a dull moment here – hit the workshops, festive pop-ups, masterclasses of all kinds, picnic parties, 100 local eco-conscious makers and more.
Loop Singapore 2018, weekend 10am – 10pm, The Incubator, Esplanade Park (off Connaught Drive), Singapore
Art: A trail to remember
Now, you’ve got to make a trip east side this weekend too! Explore an art trail, titled Mini Extraorddinary, that will take you to forgotten back alleys of Katong and Joo Chiat. What’s new? Well, these bylanes will come alive with art installations and experiential activities by artists such as Adeline Loo, Alk Beng Chia, Dahlia Loren and others. Play an impromptu game at a pop-up mini-croquet court, bring home postcards made using a window-stamping station, jump on a ten-seater swing or swap stories at a hidden backyard tea bar!
Mini Extraorddinary, Joo Chiat Road, Singapore
Concert: Fa la la, la la la, la la la
Christmas without some music is like hot chocolate without…well, chocolate! Good thing Singapore Symphony Orchestra has everything under control. With a special guest, singer Mandy Dickson, SSO will be playing familiar favourites like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bell Rock and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year all weekend.
SSO Christmas Concert, Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
Festival: Bow wow X’mas
Dog parents, this one’s a treat for you and your fur baby. Singapore Dog Festival 2018: A Canine Christmas, SG’s first night market for dogs, is coming to town. Meet and share your stories with fellow pet parents, bring your doggo along for fun activities and shop some goodies for your best-behaved baby!
Singapore Dog Festival 2018: A Canine Christmas, 14-15 Dec (3-11pm); 16 Dec (11-7pm), The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space (North Carpark), 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Festival: Celebrate unsung heros
The inaugural edition of the Global Migrant Festival will be held this weekend. As a platform to promote broader, critical, human-centric perspectives and dialogues on migration, this cultural festival celebrates low-wage migrants and refugee communities from around the world. Catch a stellar lineup of events including performances, talks, films and panel discussions. A must attend? The finals of the annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition (Singapore) at National Gallery Auditorium from 4 – 6pm.
Global Migrant Festival, various locations
Art: Look back at S’pore
Speaking of the National Gallery, it’s also hosting a stunning exhibiting with over 60 definitive works of one of Singapore’s pioneer artists Lim Cheng Hoe. A renowned plein-air (the practice of painting outdoors) watercolour artist, his creations artfully capture the country’s evolving landscapes and people across almost four decades! See kampongs (villages), boat traffic on the Singapore River, hilltop views, fishing villages, land reclamation and construction sites and more…
Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, till June 9, 2019, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Event: Ride the X’mas high
Count on Universal Studios Singapore to do Christmas with a bang. After a rocking Halloween Horror Nights, the folks are back with over 11 exciting Xmas events. Plus, there’s plenty of photo opps at Elf Town and Santa’s Snow Sleigh Parade, and perf and meet-and-greet sessions with your fave characters dressed in their Christmas best.
A Universal Christmas, operation hours vary, Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
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