Looking for fun things to do this weekend in Singapore? This weekend is for vintage fashion, retro disco-shop, Mexican fiestas and Star Wars day
And just like that, it’s May! And we’ve handpicked the best and brightest weekend plans for you. Brace yourself for one crazy ride filled with parties, shopping and a-may-zing things to do. (Psst: tons of retro nostalgia on the menu this weekend…)
Party: Cinco De Mayo
Saturday, 4 May
Save the date: Long before it was christened Star Wars Day, 4 May historically has been Cinco De Mayo – a celebration of the Mexican army’s triumphant win over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war in 1862. So what’s in it for us? A grand excuse of partying, dancing and drinking like the Mexicans. It’s a fiesta: Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar will be putting together a special menu of Espolõn margaritas, shots and Mexican tiraditos; Piedra Negra will be giving Haji Lane a Mexican makeover complete with free tequila shots, a lucky draw, Latin salsa beats, a photo booth and Mexican grub (duh!).
Come dressed in your wildest retro outfits ‘cos Lucha Loco’s got disco fever with a Mexican twist. Spin the loco wheel, smash the disco pinata, fuel up with tacos and tequilas and groove to the beats of DJ Tyler Made. Chimi’s is hosting a weekend-long fiesta – an adult-only Saturday with Afro and Latin electro beats by DJ Abdelux and Labaude, Mexican carnival games, tarot card readings and piñatas smashing. Got kids? Bring them here for family-friendly celebration on Sunday for live performance, Latin pop music, carnival games and more.
Cinco De Mayo, various locations and timings
Experience: 22 Stories
Andsoforth is back with another immersive, theatrical, artsy and OOT experience that’s worth a visit. Spread across 22,000 sq ft, navigate through 22 Instagrammable rooms and travel through ‘four lands’ – Grimmsneyland, Land of Nights, Storyland and Wonderland. You’re bound to bump into characters and scenes from your favourite childhood stories.
Andsoforth’s 22 Stories, 1 May – 30 June, PeopleUp @ Pandan 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
Party: May The Fourth Be With You at Nineteen80
Saturday, 4 May
Chew on this! Nineteen80, a retro arcade discotheque in Tanjong Pagar, is taking us to a galaxy far far away. Yup, it’s a trap for all us Star Wars fan to bring our light and dark sides to one fun party. Resident DJs Ollie Des and Bobos will be storming the space with a mix Vader would be proud of. Think Star Wars inspired mashups, tunes from the ‘80s and early noughties. Come in costume for free entry and practice your Chewbacca roar for fun!
Nineteen80’s May The Fourth Be With You, #01-05 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444
Shop: A Vintage Tale’s Spring Sale
How can we say no to a vintage fashion sale? The Great Singapore Sale might be a month away but A Vintage Tale is already teasing us with its spring sales. Spend some quality time at the Joo Chiat store and take home fun and vibrant vintage pieces at up to 70% off.
A Vintage Tale’s Spring Sale, 11.30am – 7.30pm, 277 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-01, Singapore 427531
Eat & drink: Sunday Sessions at Little Creatures
Sunday, 5 May
We need a damn good reason to trek all the way to the CBD on a weekend. And from the looks of it, Little Creatures has just given us one! Sunday like the Ozzies at this Club Street bar with booze, tunes and good vibes only. Bringing Australian Sunday Sessions to our island, expect live music from Christo Alexander & Friends, DJs, a Sunday roast and all-day $8 lane brews.
Sunday Sessions at Little Creatures, 3pm – 11pm, 6 Club Street, Singapore 069469
Party: Afrodisia 04
Saturday, 4 May
On a scale of one to 10, how open are you to new tunes? If exploring new music makes you happy, chances are you’ll love this party at The Projector’s Intermission Bar. Celebrate African beats inspired by an old and rich culture infused with electronic tunes. Hosted by the Afrodisia Collective and featuring guest DJ Anand N(Beatroot), spend the night moving to melodic tunes that are probably brand new to your senses.
Afrodisia 04, Intermission Bar at The Projector 6001 Beach Road, Singapore Singapore 199589
Shop: Chanel’s new pop-up Coco Flash Club
Chanel’s newest range is dropping this Saturday. Make like a true fangirl and hit up this retro disco pop-up this weekend for first dibs. Reserve a slot, spot the vinyl record storefront and pop into the 80s club-like space for a good time.
Coco Flash Club, Esplanade Annexe Studio Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
Music: Troye Sivan’s The Bloom Tour Singapore
Friday, 3 May
Troye Sivan, the Youtube sensation and critically acclaimed singer, will be in town for his first-ever live concert. Sure he teased us with a few fan meet-and-greet sessions this year, but we will finally see him perform this Friday. The Aussie pop artist has enjoyed quite a year with charting-toppers, a platinum album and a cameo in Ariana Grande’s Thank u, next’ music video.
Troye Sivan: ‘The Bloom Tour’ Singapore, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Watch: The Phantom of the Opera
Fun fact: It’s been over three decades since this musical first opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London! Gaston Leroux’s novel comes to life once again in Singapore this month and we can’t wait. With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal score, you’ll feel your emotions rise and fall with the haunting love triangle that ensues.
The Phantom of the Opera, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Food: Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel
Sunday, 5 May
Drooling over durian? Make your way to Durian Fiesta 2019 at Goodwood Park Hotel and dig into some of the most divine durian creations using only the best D24 and Mao Shang Wang durians. If you’ve been a regular, you’ll notice six new D24 desserts on the menu.