This weekend fall in love with totally affordable artworks, experience Indian arts and culture, bond with your doggo, turn shades of green and indulge in f-ing good fried chicken!
Hold up, this weekend is insane. Get a load of this list incredible things to do in Singapore – we’re talking self-care sessions, installations on the beach, a non-snobbish art fair, quality puppy time and sustainable shopping. Here are 10 legit reasons why you should not just Netflix all weekend. Go out and play…
When art gets affordable #ForReal
Art snobs are not allowed. Affordable Art Fair is back this weekend with its signature non-judgemental and purse friendly approach to the world of art. Catch 80 local and international galleries, invest in artworks all under $15k (most of them cost less than $7.5k), sit through free talks, workshops, live painting demos and whatnot. We love that it’s an inclusive event filled with a plethora of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography by emerging young artists as well as the heavyweights – minus the stiffness!
Affordable Art Fair, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Indulge in self-care at Sensorium – say what?
Chant your ohmmmms and open up your chakras at a sensory playground of self-care this weekend. You know you need to! Take a train to wellness town at this two-day festival where you can try your hands at mixology and candle-making sessions, a bubble parade and a tickle room (huh?). Art installations that cater to the senses aside, sign up for the perfumery workshops by Oo La Lab, coffee cupping by Hook Coffee and K-beauty brand Mamonde’s skincare session.
Sensorium Festival, 9-9pm, Funan Showsuite, 1003 High Street, Singapore
It’s freaky fry-days
The best fried chicken from Australia is here for one weekend only. Melbourne and Sydney’s fave Belles Hot Chicken will be frying up a storm at Andaz Singapore with spicy chicken with a heady side of natural wine. If there’s a cheat day worth scheduling this weekend, this is it!
Belles Hot Chicken x Andaz Singapore, Alley on 25, 5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354
Beach bumming with a side of art
Been to Palawan Beach lately? Culture vultures, it’s the time of the year to hover around this area. Palawan Beach is turning into an art gallery with eye-popping installations. Catch the coolest landscapes built by local artists Sam Lo, Teng Kai Wei, and Tina Fung and groove with your crew to a live band.
Island Lights 2018, till 31 Dec, 7-11pm, Palawan Beach, Sentosa Singapore 099981
Channelling your inner minimalist (you know it’s in there)
Pay homage to the first minimalistic art exhibition this side of the globe. Titled Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, expect to see 150 artworks from some of the renowned artists from across the world like British sculptor Anish Kapoor, Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei and the late Donald Judd (who’s considered the pioneer of the Minimalist movement). Get an insight into the movement that’s slowly but surely taking over the world.
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, till 14 April 2019, National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Calling it a green day
Our fave eco-warriors at The Green Collective are going all out this weekend. This lifestyle store has moved to a new spot… technically, it’s on the same level as its previous space but it’s much, much bigger. They are throwing a big launch party on Friday, 16 Nov and you can be sure the mingle with community and change-makers. On Saturday and Sunday, The Green Collective is hosting a conscious Christmas bazaar. Get your hands on gifts and goodies from sustainable brands among the likes of Matter, August Society, Zhai and Wellness Within. Plus, you can even sign up to learn the art of batik printing, get into worm farming, or master the technique behind African-style head wraps!
The Big Bang Launch Party and A Merry Conscious Christmas #01-36 to 42, The Green Collective SG, Kinex (formerly OneKM), Singapore 437157
Let the (organic) feasts begin
Saturday, 17 Nov
The only thing that excites us more than the pretty lights this season is the food! And where better to stock up on artisanal delights and the freshest produce than an organic farmers’ market. This regular event at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is back: expect to find everything from pillowy sourdough bread to organic veggies and refreshing kombucha. Bring the family and make a day out of it – plenty of fun arts, craft, face painting activities and performances by acoustic musicians on the agenda.
Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market – Celebrate the Year, 9.30am-4pm, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road #10-01, Singapore 238858
Make every bit Matter
Sunday, 18 Nov
We’ll admit it, we’re slightly obsessed with local, ethical brand Matter. So when The Fashion Pulpit decides to throw an all-Matter pants swap, you know we’re registering pronto! This Sunday, you’ll find us sipping on organic Champagne, swapping old clothes for points and eyeing 40-odd Matter pants that are up for grabs.
Matter Sunday Special at The Fashion Pulpit, #02-08 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179030
Soak in all kinds of Indian arts
Little India aside, Esplanade’s annual Kalaa Utsavam might just be the best way to experience Indian culture. The 10-day Indian Festival of Arts starts this weekend with one vibrant line-up of gigs, plays and performances. A shadow puppetry show, a play about a valiant warrior sage, dancing monks of Majuli, paper puppet making and woodblock printing workshops are only some of the things you can catch this weekend.
Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2018, 16 – 25 Nov, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
You let the dogs out
Sunday, 18 Nov
Paws up if you haven’t been spending enough quality time with your doggo. Redeem yourself by treating your fur baby to a fun day out. Meet fellow pet owners and dogs at a fur-tastic social event this Sunday. Plus, get a free vet consultation, catch up with a doggie trainer for tips (and tricks!), a pay-what-you-want grooming sesh for your pet, go outfit shopping and bag tons of treats.
PupVentures, 11-6pm, Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road Singapore 288000
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