The return of ArtBox this weekend, Julius Caesar wraps up, and lots of sandwiches and bagels to enjoy. See you out there this weekend!
French movies, say goodbye to 2018’s season of Shakespeare in the Park and welcome the most hyped-up market around, ArtBox as it returns this weekend to Singapore. Come on, no time to be lazing around when there’s loads to do this Sunday
The popular Bangkok art market returns…
Remember the crowds and all the hype for last year’s instalment? Well, be prepared: ArtBox is making a comeback this year. Promising a space three times bigger than last year (phew), the event will see Thai creatives and entrepreneurs showcasing their various wares. There’ll be plenty of street food 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)
Et tu, Brute?
It’s the last weekend of Shakespeare in the Park! Catch the political thriller Julius Caesar against a backdrop of modern-day relations and current global affairs. Expect nothing less than spectacular stage design, costumes and acting. Did we mention? The supreme role of Julius Caesar will be played by actress-director Jo Kukathas. Check out our interview with her.
Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar, 2-27 May, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Taking brunch very seriously…
We already know Park Bench Deli makes the best sandwiches on the street but if you rope in bagel experts from Two Men Bagel House, and coffee connoisseurs from Working Class Coffee and Manila’s Yardstick Coffee – that’s a full-on brunch party! No one celebrates collaboration like Park Bench Deli does and when they do, we get to enjoy the harvest. Tuck into sandwiches, bagels and bagel platters, breakfast plates and good coffee all Sunday!
Brunch Time Party, 27 May, Park Bench Deli, 179 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068627
This used to be my playground
As part of the Singapore Heritage Festival, it’s time to get sentimental and wax nostalgic about the iconic Singapore playgrounds at this exhibition. From the iconic dragon playgrounds of the 1970s to today’s modern, inclusive and community-built versions, playgrounds have played a part in our collective experience of growing up in Singapore. Kicking off this weekend, the exhibition will have activities for you to design your own playground, bouncy castles in the form of the iconic playgrounds, original blueprints to examine and in-depth talks about these playgrounds. We take our play spaces very seriously it seems!
The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, 20 Apr – 30 September, National Museum of Singapore, 3 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Cleaner beaches? It won’t coast you a thing
It’s major cleanup time this weekend at East Coast Park as a group of volunteers (you can join in too!) team up to cover 1.5km of East Coast Park and aim to pick up at least 100kg of beach litter. Organised by the Amriteswari Society Singapore youth wing, AYUDH, everyone is invited for a morning of cleaning the coast. While you do have to BYO rubbish bags, tongs, gloves and slug it out under the hot sun all morning, you’ll be rewarded with a vegetarian barbecue lunch afterwards.
The Big Coastal Cleanup, 26 May, Area B, BBQ Pit 1 (near Big Splash), East Coast Parkway
Everyone’s an artist at this annual art fest
Back again by popular demand, the annual Faber-Castell Art Festival is where you can unleash your inner artist and show it off at the workshops (for adults and kids) or enjoy art as an enthusiast at the exhibitions or even sit in for a portrait session. If you’re feeling a little competitive, enter your kid in one of the art competitions – or you know, you can sign yourself up to relish some first-hand victory.
Faber-Castell Art Festival, 25 May-3 Jun, Marina Square Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
If you like your 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
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!
Dragonflies, 18 May-3 Jun, Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
Join in the fun by the Bay
The seventh edition of the DBS Marina Regatta returns this year, and for two weekends this time! 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
Another Ramadan bazaar to check out
Yup, the Geylang Ramadan Bazaar ain’t the only one in town. Over in the deeper East side, Downtown East are also having their own bazaar with over 100 curated stalls including local food vendors like Jenggood (you have to try their laksa udon lobster), halal cuban sandwiches from El Cubanos, some classic Haig Road Putu Piring, and spicy noodle experts Mkuking.
KB Raya Fest, 25-27 May, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
More than just French New Wave
Think French film is all artsy and neurotic? The French Animation Film Festival is on this weekend to change your mind about that. Embark on a fun cinematic journey with a selection of innovative animated short films over the weekend.
French Animation Film Festival, 25-27 May, Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
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