Heads up, there’s a lot of shopping to be done this weekend at fairs, pop-ups and markets so best be prepared!
It’s a family sort of weekend coming up where you can bring the whole gang to Art Zoo for a bounce sesh, check out the District Design Dialogue happenings at Chip Bee Gardens in Holland Village, or shop over 200 booths at the returning Boutiques Fair. See you out there!
Our favourite street party is back!
Once again, the great Keong Saik Road will be grounds for another Urban Ventures street party – and we’re not complaining. As always we’re looking forward to some great food, music, entertainment and this round, design as the street party will be part of the Singapore Urban Design Festival 2018. See you all out on the streets!
Urban Ventures Street Party – Vol. 9 (by Lopelab), 17 Mar, Keong Saik Road
Bounce off the walls at Art Zoo
If you’re a fan of bouncy castles and all things bright and colourful, you’ll love Art-Zoo, the giant inflatable park at The Float @ Marina Bay and a part of i Light Marina Bay, the annual affair is a visual adventure for the young and the raging kidults out there. Inspired by childhood fascinations, it’s a great way for kids to learn about plants, animals and even mythical creatures. Attractions include the Bubbly Bear Bath, which is filled with 150,000 balls and the towering Magical Rainbow unicorn.
Art Zoo, 9 Mar-1 Apr, The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Shop till you drop at Boutique Fairs
Championing local fashion brands and independent labels since its inception, Singapore’s prestigious weekend bi-annual shopping event, Boutique Fairs presents a stronger, highly curated fashion-focused list of vendors this round that will be showcasing their spring and summer collections, with some, exclusively launching their collections at Boutique Fairs. With over 230 booths and brands like Mmerci Encore, Esse, Anothersole and Africology, you’ll probably spend some time (and money!) there so gear up this weekend!
Boutique Fairs March 2018, 16-18 Mar, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Cheers to Saint Patrick!
St Patrick’s Day is around the corner so it’s time to drink up and be merry. Circular Road will be party grounds for the weekend as the St Patrick’s Day Street Festival commences. Enjoy live performances, fun street games and children’s activities. And of course, it would be complete without some Guinness!
St Patrick’s Day Parade, 16-18 Mar, Circular Road, Singapore
Sprawling around the precinct
Until 17 March
As part of their efforts being the place manager of arts and heritage district, Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB), The National Heritage Board (NHB) will be organising the BBB Arts Sprawl which is a regular event series where a sub- zone is activated for each edition of the event. Held over two-days, NHB aims to create a vibrant, energetic and inclusive arts and heritage district through an array of exciting programmes, street art and many more within the sub-zones of Bras Basah.Bugis. Taking on a design slant, Arts Sprawl returns to Queen Street as part of Singapore Design Week 2018 with a variety of activities ranging from performances, art workshops, art market, interactive installations and many more.
Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl x Singapore Design Week, 16-17 Mar, all along Queen Street
Shop artisanal with the fam
The Family Artisanal Market is a family bonding event with activities that bring out creativity and expression to both adults and children alike. Do a family yoga sesh or get your little ones interested on how to grow veggies at home before slipping away to learn how to make smoked cocktails. Be serenaded by the live acoustic music and visit the 27 artisanal booths serving wholesome food and handicrafts.
Family Artisanal Market, 17 Mar, Novotel Singapore on Stevens, 28 Stevens Road, Singapore 257878
It’s open house at Chip Bee Gardens!
As part of Singapore Design Week 2018, Holland Village will be turning 10 of its terrace houses into caves of fashion, food, music, writing and craft. Head over to The Lounge for some wellness activities and crafty workshops such as creating hanging natural wooden shelves with Dabble Studio, an embroidery and colouring session with Inez Design, a gemstone jewellery workshop with Liz B, and plenty of drop-in workshops by Art@Home. Don’t forget to check out other installations going in the neighbourhood!
District Design Dialogue Holland Village: The Lounge, 10-18 March 2018, 7 Jalan Kelabu Asap, Singapore 278203
Batik and… feminism?
The exhibition will feature at least 15 traditional and contemporary batik textiles including new commissioned works by contemporary textile artists Ratih Artika Dewanti and Tjiplies Pudji Lestari. Held in conjunction with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, batik textiles on display will be used to explore contemporary femininity. Leveraging on an occasion that celebrates the various achievements of women, this exhibition will attempt to redefine femininity into qualities that resonate with the wider community who subscribe to the broad spectrum of womanhood.
inVISIBLE: Exploring and Redefining Femininity Through Batik, 17-25 Mar, That Spare Room, The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Rd #01-15, Singapore 179037
Light up the bay area!
i Light Marina Bay will see the iconic Marina Bay light up with 22 enthralling light art installations and heaps of activities that the public can look forward to. This year’s festival will also see a bigger focus on sustainable artwork. Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the sixth edition of the sustainable light art festival will feature installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world and designed with energy-saving lighting, recycled or environmentally-friendly materials.
i Light Marina Bay, 9 Mar-1 Apr, Marina Bay district
Get MAAD creative
As part of i Light Marina Bay, Singapore’s longest-running design marketplace will not only give you some late-night shopping goodness from over 50 makers but over 10 art, craft and design workshops conducted by local and international creatives from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia. Try your hands on binding sustainable materials into notebooks via hand-stitching with CY Chen, discover new art at the Zentangle workshop by Kit Low, or create customised paper seed balls that can germinate into plants with Jennifer Mong.
Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD), 16-18 Mar, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
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