Paella parties, beating the crowds at ArtBox again, hanging out with some dinosaurs… how’s your weekend plans looking?
Film trilogies in a cool cinema, trying to work your way through the crowd at ArtBox 2018, or just chilling with some dinosaurs from Jurassic World, the weekend can turn out any way you want. So are you gonna stick indoors or head out into the humid, humid heat?
Indulge your desires
Italian film director Luca Guadagnino may be a name more recently recognised for his recent coming-of-age masterpiece Call Me By Your Name but here’s a chance to familiarise yourself with his other work. A successful woman gives up her privileged life for a young chef, a vacation gets upended by an old flame, and if you missed out on the earlier screenings of Call Me By Your Name, catch the flick in this Desire Trilogy at The Projector.
Desire Trilogy, 1-3 June, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Art, Then and Now
We get a little nostalgic this weekend with the 25th anniversary of Very Special Arts Singapore. Then and Now is a group exhibition by three Singaporean artists from three different generations. Chang Kim Ngoh, Raymond Lau and Isabelle Lim will be showcasing their perspectives of Singapore through their artwork of various mediums – from traditional oil and acrylic paintings to modern photography.
Singapore, Then and Now, Public Art Space, 2 Jun-30 Jul, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
It’s the last weekend of ArtBox Singapore!
It’s time to say goodbye to this super popular night market: ArtBox is into its last weekend this week. With a space three times bigger than last year (phew) and over 160 vendors, the event will see the crowds flocking in over the weekend. There’ll be plenty of street food (80 stalls!) too to tuck into after a good round of shopping.
ArtBox 2018, 25-27 May and 1-3 Jun, Bayfront Event Space (beside Marina Bay Sands)
Need some drama for your weekend?
In need to catch some culture at the theatre? Dragonflies is the story of a family fighting for survival in a hostile world, looking for somewhere to call home, and something that might look like hope. Commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), Dragonflies was first performed at SIFA last year but the themes remain relevant this year. Time to get introspective, it’s the last weekend of the play’s run!
Dragonflies, 18 May-3 Jun, Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
Hang out with dinosaurs
With the latest Jurassic World flick coming out in the cinemas soon, here’s a little bit of pre-film fun you might want to indulge in this weekend. Dinosaurs come to life at the Jurassic World exhibit in Plaza Singapura with multi-sensorial experience of sight, sound and touch through a series of fun and interactive activities, including some VR play, Jurassic World Lego sets & group building activity, a Natural History Museum Show & Tell and Sandpit Dino Fossil Excavation & Workshop. The main attraction? A startlingly realistic 1.83m-tall and life-sized sculpture of the movie’s star velociraptor, Blue, weighing 170kg.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Adventure Experience, 25 May-17 Jun, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Hang out with more dinosaurs
Kicking off this weekend, the dinosaur stars from Jurassic World will make an epic debut at Universal Studios Singapore™ as the theme park presents Jurassic World: Explore & Roar where guests can expect a variety of dinosaur adventures including an all-new live action show, cutting-edge augmented reality experience, and an interactive raptor training programme. Get your cameras out, you’ll definitely want photos with these prehistoric fiends (or friends).
Jurassic World: Explore & Roar, 2 Jun-22 Aug, Universal Studios Singapore
The Regatta’s sailing away…
The seventh edition of the DBS Marina Regatta is also on to its last weekend. Adrenaline junkies, fitness buffs, family people and water sports athletes – everyone will get a piece of fun. One of the highlights this year includes the Battle Bay Extreme (which Joseph Schooling will take on), the most technically challenging land and water obstacle course in Southeast Asia, dragon boating at the Bay and a Creators’ Market if everything else is too action-packed.
DBS Marina Regatta, 25-27 May and 2-3 Jun, The Promontory@Marina Bay
It’s a Paella Party!
On the quest for the biggest paella in Singapore (or if you’re just really hungry…)? Join the Tardeo team as they attempt to cook up the biggest dish of paella you can find in town. To make the occasion merrier, there will be drinks, music, great company, and of course: delicious paella.
La Fiesta – the Biggest Paella in Singapore, 3 June, El Tardeo, Craig Place #01-01, 20 Craig Road,, Singapore 089692
The end of carnival season
The NAFA Arts Festival 2018 draws to an end but they’re not going to go out without a proper party! The Arts Festival will end with a final series of festivities, with visual arts as the focus of course. Enjoy a spectrum of art making and creative workshops, outdoor screenings of animated and short films by our students, as well as delicacies from a host of F&B stalls.
CLOSING Arts Festival, 2-3 June, NAFA, 80 Bencoolen St, Singapore 189655
Say goodbye to this mega street art exhibition
Like all good things, Art from the Streets is coming to an end. Tracing 40 years of Street Art, from its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise as a major phenomenon in contemporary art. The show features the world’s best known street artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey (aka Obey), Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, Swoon and Vhils among others. Art from the Streets reflects the evolution of street art, charting the diverse artistic techniques employed by artists through the decades and showing how technology has created new expressive avenues for artists.
Art From The Streets, Until 3 Jun, ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956