More eco-friendly shopping coming up this weekend and the last leg of the Peroni Sunset Cinema and Singapore Cocktail Fest has arrived… you know what to do.
We hate it when things are ending. Like catching a film by the beach at the Peroni Sunset Cinema or trying our exotic cocktails at the Singapore Cocktail Festival. But don’t get misty-eyed, there’s still heaps of things to do around town. Read on for what’s on this weekend and on our radar, but just don’t overdo it when it comes to hummus…
Chill vibes at Sunset Cinema
Last weekend’s launch was all about chill vibes and lush scenes: if you were one of the few people in town who weren’t there, The Peroni Sunset Cinema is down to its last weekend! Settle yourself in a deck chair on the beautiful Tanjong Beach Walk and enjoy some films on the beach and let the end of Singapore’s “summer” sink in. Check the site for tickets: we’re catching the epic I, Tonya – seats are limited and can sell out easily. We aren’t surprised, it’s the summer event to be at.
Peroni Sunset Cinema, 1-13 May, Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa
The composer you need to know: Nico Muhly
Take a break from noisy concerts and getting moshed in the crowd and enjoy a quiet and sophisticated evening with New York-based classical music composer Nico Muhly. Not familiar with the name? He’s responsible for more than 80 works including notable contributions for cinema and stage, such as the 2013 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie and scores for the films Kill Your Darlings; Me, Earl And The Dying Girl and the award-winning film, The Reader. He’s also collaborated with musicians like Bjork, Hilary Hahn, Emanuel Ax and the Paris Opéra Ballet. Intrigued now?
Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes, 12 May, SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
Hummus where the heart is
For real, there’s a hummus festival happening in town. But, there’s a reason why this is one of the world’s best-selling dips. Count yourself a fan? Take things to a serious new level at this homage to the legendary chickpea dip… and try it out in new unexpected flavours. Now would be the best time for the cravings to hit…
Singapore Hummus Festival, 10-17 May, Beirut Grill Fine Middle Eastern Cuisine, 72 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199485
Two parties for the price of one
Ready for some all-night dancing? Our favourite local indie music party Eatmepoptart will be collaborating with hip Japanese joint Kinki and we’ll be seeing two parties happening on different levels of the establishment. Choose between the scenic rooftop or go grungy underground. Don’t worry, the music will be good on both levels.
Kinki x Eatmepoptart present: The Upside Down, 12 May, Kinki, 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
Happy eco-friendly Mother’s Day!
It’s good to see the eco-friendly movement really spreading in Singapore. Bring your mum out to get some bamboo straw, linen shirts, woven necklaces, some zero-waste groceries or even a portrait of her painted this weekend at the Eco Lifestyle Bazaar for Mother happening at Tanglin Mall with over a dozen of eco-brands offering their wares and good. Chocolate and coffee also available!
Eco Lifestyle Bazaar, 1-13 May, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933
Cocktail o’clock all day
If your perfect weekend consists of guzzling down delicious cocktails and getting the best from Singapore’s restaurant and bar scene, the Singapore Cocktail Festival is the place to be this weekend (and it’s the last weekend!). Grab your Cocktail Passports and check out all the highlights of the festival including special cocktails at participating bars, workshops from celebrity bartenders and freebies. Take us to the drinks…Singapore Cocktail Festival 2018, 4-13 May, various locations
An excuse to go clothes shopping: it’s for a good cause!
Always making the wrong choices when it comes to shopping? You can trust the tastes of these folks! In case you might not know, Pasar Glamour is a pop-up charity sale of pre-loved clothing and accessories donated by local fashionistas, celebrities and Singapore designers. For this edition, they have raided the wardrobes of actresses Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim, personalities like Anita Kapoor, Aarika Lee, Benjamin Kheng, Narelle Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang and Singapore designers Sabrina Goh, Carrie K, Ong Shunmugam and more will be contributing some pieces from their line. Empty those wallets for a good cause!
Pasar Glamour, 12-13 May, National Design Centre, Level 2, 111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
Blend with other tea lovers
Chronic tea drinkers, level up your love for this beverage by learning to make your very own tea blends. Best part, you’ll be taking lessons from the tea master himself, the founder of Gryphon Tea. Recreate your own personalised blend according to your tastes, or mood even. Mother’s Day gift, settled.
Artisanal tea blending workshop with Gryphon Tea and Sunday Folks, 12-13 May, Sunday Folks, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-52, Singapore 27811
More sustainable shopping!
Kudos to the folks at Terra Village for keeping fun, creativity and innovation in sustainable living! Check out the community of crafters, designers and upcyclers at the event at Marine Cove where they you can shop for unique designs, buy an earth-friendly item or join in on a maker’s workshops. Trends come and go but sustainable living is something more and more people are looking to. It’s only right that you get on the movement too!
Terra Village @ Marine Cove, 12-13 May, 100 East Coast Park, Singapore 449876
Le Dîner en Blanc
It’s that time of the year again when you can dress in all white and bring your picnic table and kit to a secret location for the annual popup picnic Le Dîner en Blanc, which now descends on some 80 cities around the world. This is Singapore’s 6th edition, and promises live music from local acts, exclusive menus from top chefs and Perrier-Jouët you can pre-order for that next-level picnic. (Although we weren’t lying about the picnic table: you do have to BYO.) Don’t have a ticket yet? It’s because they’re released in three phases: first, to members from the previous year; then to guests referred by Phase 1 members; and finally, Phase 3 is for those new to the event and have joined the waiting list. Tickets are $46 + $12 membership per person.
Le Dîner en Blanc, Secret Location
Pass time with Lui Hock Seng
Managed to catch the exhibition by 81-year old self-taught photographer Lui Hock Seng last year? This time he’s releasing a book that will showcase some 80 black and white images by him. Titled Passing Time, the photographs from the 1960s to 1970s is a glimpse of life in Singapore in the past. The event will also feature a book signing session and meet-and-greet with Mr Lui so if you have any questions about nostalgic Singapore or DIY photography, ask away!
Passing Time Book Launch, 12 May, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
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