Movie screenings, art exhibitions, an indie music fest and a sake party – a serious case of FOMO is on the cards if you skip these events.
Hit the biggest shopping event of the month, a photography playground and game night with a liquid buffet. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t stay in this weekend.
RIP wallets, it’s time to shop up a storm
Shopaholics, this one’s for you. Make your way to the Pit Building for a mega shopping spree featuring 250 local and indie brands across fashion, accessories, home and decor, art and lifestyle goods. Discover the latest collections and snap up items with slashed prices if you’re quick enough. Oh wait, there’s more. The gifting edition of Boutiques will also host an interactive workshop space by Matter should you need a break from all the shopping.
Boutiques at the Pit Building, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Picture this photography playground
Wanna expand your photography skills but Instagram just won’t cut it? You might wanna pick up some cool skills at the Leica Foto Festival. With a lineup of workshops, exhibitions, talks and a chance for you to unleash your creativity, it’s going to be one helluva photography crash course (the fun kind of course!).
Leica Playground, Wheeler’s Yard, 28 Lor Ampas, Singapore 328781
Get acquainted with the beauty of French cinema
Forget Netflix, the French Film Festival will be screening, not one, not two but 30 celebrated masterpieces at various locations including The Projector and you’re invited. Movie buffs can expect all genres including comedies, dramas, something for kids and a brand new segment of spine-tingling thrillers and horror films. Bring on the popcorn!
French film festival, various locations including Alliance Française, Shaw Theater Lido, The Projector and Our Tampines Hub
Swipe right in real life
Saturday, 10 Nov
Put that tub of ice-cream away, you don’t have to celebrate singles day alone. Get into the dating scene this weekend as GaiGai’s speed paktor sesh gives you a chance to find love – in the air. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and have a tête-à-tête with like-minded individuals 300 ft. above sea level as Sentosa cable cars take you across Siloso Beach’s romantic skyline. Now that’s one for the books.
Love in the air, Sentosa Siloso Point Station, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Soak up the electrifying energy
Music junkies, the moment has arrived. Singapore’s crème de la crème indie music and arts fest is back to light up your lives with three days of local and international acts, art installations and more. Expect a stellar lineup including R&B queen Yuna, dream-pop band Cigarettes After Sex and local indie fave, Riot !n Magenta. You know where to find us.
Neon Lights, Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179618
#Throwback to kampong style
Vibe hard on So Gelam’s kampong style as Baghdad Street transforms into one lively market. Get a chance to meet entrepreneurs and shop for lifestyle, fashion and beauty goods. Oh and don’t forget to show some love to talented street performers and local singers. Cancel all other plans, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the day.
So Gelam Market – Festival of Lights, Baghdad Street Singapore
Shake it like a Polaroid picture – or maybe not
We’ve used Polaroid cameras for a quick-fix instant snap but here’s something to think about: before the rise of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, the Polaroid was how folks captured moments in an instant. Mind-blown? Unearth more discoveries with a wide range of Polaroid artworks and artefacts at the beautiful National Museum. You might want to show some love to your handy Polaroid camera at home after this.
In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology, 10am-7pm, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Sake showers at one of the best bars in the city
Sunday, 11 Nov
Celebrate all things sake as Shukuu Izakaya showers you with a mix of Japan’s legendary brews. Aficionado or not, everyone’s in for a boozy treat with Shukuu’s three in-house sommeliers serving 50 newly curated sakes divided into sweet and dry, East and West, rice type, and hot sake stations. Are you ready?
Sake Sake 2018 by Shukuu Izakaya, 1pm-6pm, ShuKuu Japanese Izakaya & Sake Bar, 8 Stanley Street, Singapore 068727
Art installations right under your nose
Don’t be surprised if you encounter some exciting art installations and music, theatre and dance performances at your neighbourhood this weekend and all through the month. The National Arts Council’s come up with a stellar series of over 45 art activities for culture vultures. Living in Woodland, Bedok, Tampines, Ang Mo Kio or Clementi? Look out for memory capsules, puppet shows, storytelling and art installations.
Arts In Your Neighbourhood: available at various locations
Get on board memory lane with Bishi-Bashi, Daytona and Time Crisis
Saturday, 10 Nov
Can’t get enough of arcade night? Channel your competitive spirit at Woobar’s game night for unlimited rounds of old-school classics like air hockey, Bishi-Bashi, Daytona and Time Crisis. Bring your best buds and enjoy a liquid buffet of beer, wine, prosecco and house spirits – though we suggest you start after trying a hand at the claw machine.
Game Night at Woobar, 6pm-9pm, W Hotel Singapore, 21 Ocean Way Sentosa, Singapore 098374
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