Looking for fun things to do this weekend in Singapore? This weekend is for inclusiveness, oodles of art, Zulu ballet and an overnighter at a bookstore
Six months till 2020. Yup, shortest horror story ever. Don’t waste a minute and make the most of this year/month/week with these incredible events. From pop-ups to parties, there’s something for everyone…
Things to do this weekend in Singapore
Shop + Art: Fair Play – Inclusive Community Fair
Saturday, 22 June
Support marginalised communities and local craftsmen this Saturday at an interested community fair in a car park. Parklane Shopping Mall’s car park will morph into a bustling marketplace with handmade crafts and accessories by Millet Market, a book grab corner and several art sessions like a community art mural and a postcard painting workshop. Don’t forget to adopt an artwork from the pop-up art exhibit featuring the works of inmate-artists from Visual Arts Hub at Changi Prison Complex.
Fair Play – Inclusive Community Fair, 1– 6pm, Parklane Shopping Mall 35 Selegie Road Singapore 188307, Singapore 188307
Art: Goodman Open House 2019: The Play-full Edition
22 June, Saturday
Singapore’s largest art enclave is hosting an open house and attendance is mandatory for culture vultures. Spend a ‘play-full’ day out at Goodman Arts Centre filled with 20 different workshops and performances by Goodman’s resident artists and arts groups. The theme: Music, dance and play.
Goodman Arts Centre, 11am – 5pm, 90 Goodman Rd, Singapore 439053
Theatre: Inala – a Zulu Ballet
Friday & Saturday, 21 –22 June
This one’s a sight to behold. Straight from London’s West End, Inala is the multi-award-winning Zulu ballet that everyone’s raving about. With only five performances from 19 – 22 June, it’s your only chance to catch Grammy award-winning South African choral legends Soweto Gospel Choir with award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE. An impressive theatrical experience fosho!
Inala – a Zulu Ballet, 19 – 22 June, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Shop: Great Singapore Street Pop-up: The Conscious Concept
The season of The Great Singapore Sale has us beaming with excitement but take note – shopping consciously is the way to go. No idea where to begin? Hop over to the GSS Street pop-up to adopt a conscious tag. Meet sustainable brands like Coral Secret, Greenie Genie, The Sustainability Project, Want Skincare and more.
Great Singapore Street Pop-Up: The Conscious Concept, 21 – 30 June, 11am-10pm, Outside Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
For more GSS deals you can’t afford to miss.
Culture: The Peranakan Festival
Put on your best nyonya kebaya and get ready for buah keluak overload – The Peranakan Festival is back for a third run, featuring a massive lineup. Didn’t make it to the gala? Don’t worry, there are plenty of events to keep you cultured. This weekend, attend a cultural talk on porcelain, a workshop with Brass Lion Gin Distillery and another to learn to cook apom bokwa.
The Peranakan Festival, 7 June to 31 July, 11am to 6pm, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Pride Month: Queer Media Mixer & 1880’s Project: [Pink] Cocktail Reception & After Party
Queer Media Mixer: Friday & Project: [Pink]: Saturday 22 June
Are you queer and in the media industry? Join in the Queer Media Mixer where queer media and communication professionals gather in an informal setting to discuss how to work within the current media environment. There will be insights on queer conversations in Singapore, a panel session and of course, a networking session.
Come dressed to express and in your most glamorous pink outfit as Project: Pink is back for a third run. Organised by Man about Town, part of the proceeds from the cocktail reception will be going to Oogachaga, a non-profit organization working with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families; and the after-party to Pink Dot. The cocktail reception includes three hours of free flow Prosecco, red wine, white wine and soft drinks as well as canapes served from 7pm to 8pm. Held at the swanky and spectacular Club 1880, it’s essential that you bust out that tuxedo and feather boas – brownie points if they’re in pink!
Queer Media Mixer, 21 June, 6.30pm-9pm, Mutant Communications, 41 Craig Road, Singapore 089679 and Project: [PINK] – Cocktail Reception + After Party, 6.30pm-2am, Club 1880, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Know more about Pink Dot 2019 and other LGBTQ+ this June…
Workshops: World’s 50 Best Restaurants events and masterclasses
23 June, Sunday
Leading up to one of the most anticipated awards in the culinary industry (yea, it’s almost time to announce the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019) are a plethora of exciting events. Food lovers and worshippers, listen up! Sizzling Sunday up is a cool #50BestTalks session tiled Kitchen Karma. Catch live discussion with some of the world’s finest chefs – Massimo Bottura, Ana Roš, Eric Ripert, Tetsuya Wakuda and Daniela Soto-Innes. On the menu is a flavorful talk about their careers, the revolution in cooking culture and their endless efforts in nourishing people – mind, body and soul – with their food.
If you’re in a mood to learn a thing or two from the best, these 50 Best Masterclasses might suit your taste. The Sunday line-up of culinary workshops includes Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium (Denmark) session on wild and organic seafood dishes, Virgilio Martínez and Pía León of Central (Lima) will teach some cutting-edge Peruvian fare and Gaggan Anand of Gaggan (Bangkok)’s vision on merging space-age techniques with centuries-old traditions.
World’s 50 Best Restaurants events and masterclasses, Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Event + Reading: BooksActually’s 24-Hour Bookstore
21 June, Friday
Pulling an all-nighter has never been more fun! BooksActually is back with its annual 24-hour Bookstore sesh where they are open overnight from 21 – 22 June. Bring your own pillow and curl up with a book and attend performances, panel discussions and readings. Yes yes, there will be food to munch on too!
BooksActually’s 24 Hour Bookstore, BooksActually No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645
Party & Live Music: Maduro’s Tiara Friday Club
21 June, Friday
Maduro, the newest listening lounge in town, has made it a mission to make live music, jazz and classical a regular affair. Head to the lush Dempsey Hill area for Tiara Friday Club and see some of the best local chanteuses and crooners working magic with first-call musician counterparts. This Friday, Nicole Duffell (sax) is taking centre stage with Chok Kerong (piano), Ben Poh (bass) and Soh Wen Ming (drums). Read all about Maduro here.
Maduro, 40C Harding Road Singapore 249548
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Drink: Best of Beers craft beer party at Wheelock Place
Here’s one way to cool down in the blazing heat. Wheelock Place is throwing a craft beer party and everyone’s invited. Sip on a curated mix of local and international cold brews at amazing prices brought to you by the folks at The Great Beer Experiment. Pair it with succulent roast pork from Uncle G’s Handmade and you’ve got the perfect combo! Finally, move along to the beats of vinyl lover DJ Rico as he spins the greatest dance-worthy tracks. It is a party, after all.
Best of Beers, 4pm-10pm, Wheelock Place, Level 1 outdoor area (take the Marks & Spencer exit facing Orchard Boulevard)