Lots of shopping to be done, films to watch and some National Day things still left to do this weekend. Start planning!
With films to watch in the park or pub this weekend, it’ll feel just like you’re chilling at home. But if you fancy something more hectic, drop by one of the pop-ups and markets happening this weekend and get your hands dirty digging for loot!
Go on a curator’s tour
Comprising over 60 definitive works of Singapore artist Lim Cheng Hoe, the latest exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore showcases Lim’s inspiring journey towards becoming Singapore’s leading plein-air (the practice of painting outdoors) watercolour artist, as he captured the country’s evolving landscapes and people across four decades. Sign up for a curator’s tour that will take you on a journey of his key pieces where Lim documented subjects around him through motifs such as kampongs (villages), boat traffic on the Singapore River, hilltop views, fishing villages, land reclamation and construction sites, as the country moved towards modernisation during a period of decolonisation, self-governance and independence.
Curator’s Tour: Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore, 11 Aug, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
An excuse for a picnic…
National Day might fall on an awkward midweek, but the celebrations don’t stop there. Over the National Day weekend, get your crew to Marina Barrage for a picnic and a show. To mark its 50th anniversary, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will conduct an impressive aerial flypast. Pack a picnic, and let’s go!
RSAF50@Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Dig through someone’s luggage
Probably the biggest flea market in the scene, The Luggage Market is back with a series of flea markets to help us shop responsibly throughout the month of August. Not for the faint hearted, the hoards of clothes may be intimidating at first sight but if you’re fine with getting your hands dirty and elbow-deep rummaging through other people’s stuff, you may just find some jewels in the crowd.
The Luggage Market, 12 Aug, Tanjong Katong Complex, 845 Geylang Road, Singapore 400845
Catch a film in the park
Time to turn off that Netflix, and go outdoors once in while! This month, the folks behind Peroni Sunset Cinema are screening award-winning movies at Fort Canning Park. Grab a cute picnic mat and your favourite friends and head over to amphitheatre to catch movies like Game Night, A Quiet Place, The Disaster Artist and The Notebook under the stars. The Providore will be there with great grub… so you don’t really have to prep anything from home.
Films at the Fort, Fort Canning, Singapore
Shopping with a side of nostalgia
Make your way to Capitol Piazza over the weekend for a special National Day popup at the outdoor plaza. Expect a mix of nostalgic gems like old school delights (expect some old-fashioned ice lollies and kacang putih), vintage tiffin carriers, old Singapore currencies and home-bred fashion labels.
National Day Popup Market at Capitol, 9-12 August, Outdoor Plaza at Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Time to suit up!
Colony Clothing will be presenting Osaka’s sensationally popular menswear label, Ring Jacket at its latest trunk show. Come, try and have a feel of Ring Jacket’s signature pieces and bag fashion tips from Mr. Sasamoto, a key fashion figure at Ring Jacket. You’ll also get to try suiting cloths from all over Europe including Vitale Barberis Canonico, Loro Piana & Holland Sherry – all of which are specially curated by Colony Clothing.
Ring Jacket Trunk Show, 10-11 Aug, 01-37 UE Square 83 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239920
Still avail? Can nego? Meet up? Carousell goes offline! The online marketplace will come to life with…wait for it, over 500 Carousell sellers. Keep a lookout for top sellers from Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and Hong Kong. Partake on a treasure trail to win Carouselland merchandise and pick up a skill at one of the workshops.
Carouselland 2018: Trails & Treasures, 11-12 Aug, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Halls B & C, 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
Check out cool furniture you’ll never have
Checked out Wallpaper* Handmade on Tour yet? Somewhere in the exhibition, you’ll probably be treading gingerly on the reflexology path made with vintage tiles from Villeroy & Boch or checking out an elaborate dresser/medicine cabinet and wanting to bring it home. Witness these bespoke and well-crafted objects up close at the exhibition, fresh from Milan Design Week. With a focus on mental and corporeal wellbeing, expect objects that helps with self-improvement, exercises the mind and replenishes the body.
Wallpaper* Handmade On Tour 2018, 12 Jun-26 Aug, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Get to know the legend Ryuichi Sakamoto
A musical legend descends onto Golden Mile. Come catch a peek of life and times at arguably the world’s most prolific artist, composer and experimental musician in the planet, Ryuichi Sakamoto. This is an invitation to the maestro’s quiet vulnerability after surviving cancer, the documentary CODA is Sakamoto’s heart-on-sleeve portrait where he discusses mortality and also a profound curiosity that informs his art. After the film, stay for some never-before-seen live recording of Sakamoto’s goosebump-inducing first performance since his battle with throat cancer.
Projector Culture Docs: Ryuichi Sakamoto Film + Live Performance, 11 Aug, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Wes Anderson fans, where you at?
Pop-up cinema seems to be a recurring thing in Singapore and we’re not complaining. Catch acclaimed film director Wes Anderson latest creative project, Isle of Dogs at the cosy Blu Jaz Cafe. When it comes to his films, you can expect nothing less than masterful and detailed aesthetics.
Popcorn Pop Up Cinema | Isle of Dogs, 12 Aug, Blu Jaz Cafe, Bali Lane 11, Singapore 189848
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