Weekends are for tiki parties, vintage flea markets, clean living and legit frights at Fort Canning
Bring out your calendar, it’s getting busy out here. We’ve officially swaggered into the tail end of the year and we’re already swamped with a long list of things to do – from raging parties and Halloween shenanigans to purely curated popups and the newest places to eat. Can you keep up?
Hold on to something old
12 – 14 Oct
Say hello to another edition of Singapore’s favourite vintage market. Time to get spendy at Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market and cart back vintage watches, gorgeous jewellery, vinyl records, retro haute couture, collectable home decor and heritage keepsakes. And like always, there’ll be something extra. Street magician Ednergy and house DJs like Vinyl Heavy, Seung, Aceman and others will be there to keep you entertained.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market, 2pm – 10pm, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road Singapore 423371
Trade everything for tiki
‘Cos we’ll never get tired of tropical island escapades! One of Singapore’s most iconic rooftop bars, Ce La Vi is celebrating Polynesian culture the only way they know how. Head up there for Tiki-Lah, a vibrant party with tiki-inspired cocktails, a special menu and tropical beats. Best way to wind down on a Friday night, we say!
Tiki-Lah at Ce La Vi, 4pm – late, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Get a look-see and a little tipsy
Singapore’s first warehouse-turned-micro-distillery is opening doors soon but you can totally get a special sneak peek this Friday. Head over to Brass Lion Distillery to try out their locally distilled dry gin that blended with 22 botanicals. Blackout Agency will be there for the music and we’ll be there for those gin and tonics…
Brass Lion Distillery x Blackout Agency’s Bloc Party, 6pm – 2am, Brass Lion Distillery 40 Alexandra Terrace, Singapore 119933
Get inside info on the sustainable life
When you hear someone say ban plastic or go zero-waste, do you find yourself thinking it’s an impossible task? A TedX talk and citizen hackathon in equal parts, the #RealGreenLiving sesh asks the hard questions. Rest assured, you’ll leave inspired and with a realistic sustainable living plan that’s devised by… you. Sign up to meet eco-warriors who’ve got it right and other conscious folks who want to be green too.
TEDxPickeringStreet Salon – #RealGreenLiving, 1 – 4pm, 60 Jln Penjara Singapore 149375 Jalan Penjara, Singapore
Play it up at the theatre
Last weekend to catch the six Tony Award-winning play Kinky Boots that’s running at the MBS’ Sands Theatre. Based on a movie and real-life events, this musical is about Charlie Price, who’s trying to keep his father’s business afloat, Lola, a glamorous drag queen and their adventures. Oh, did we almost forget to mention that all the songs are written and composed by pop icon Cindy Lauper?
Kinky Boots, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Take out the trash
If you’ve been to the beach lately, you’ll be surprised to see the impact of plastic and improper waste removal has had on our oceans. This weekend, volunteer your time and effort to clean up the underrated Changi Beach Park. Led by International Coastal Clean-up Singapore, this sunset clean-up will not only tidy up our shores but also put a great many things into perspective.
Coastal Clean-Up: Changi Beach Park, 4.30pm, Meeting point: Moe Changi Coast Adventure Centre, 9 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499741
Brighten up your nights
The built up to Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights, is always gorgeous. Hit up Campbell Lane to shop for ornamental decorations, wood carvings, intricate ethnic wear and stock up on Deepavali sweets. While you’re at it, indulge in traditional henna art and admire the pretty pretty lights.
Deepavali Festival Village, till 6 Nov, Campbell Ln, Singapore
Spend a day at the museum
When one of the oldest museums in the country turns 131 years old, you bet there’s going to be a celebration. National Museum of Singapore, an iconic cultural institution, is going big this weekend with various activities, dialogues and performances. Expect guided tours of the gallery, a chance to Facetime with people and objects from the past, a special dining menu inspired by an exhibit, live music and more.
National Museum of Singapore, 11am – 5pm, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Watch a scary movie at Fort Canning
It’s almost Halloween y’all! There are plenty of parties and “spooky” events to attend but if you’d rather ease into the craze, this one’s for you. Head over to Fort Canning Green this Saturday for a horror movie night under the stars. Bring your own picnic basket, pillows and a bottle of wine for some liquid courage. The good guys at B.Y.O_Cinema will bring the projector, popcorn and cotton candy!
BYO_ Cinema Presents: Scream SG with 23:59, Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Green, River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Look beyond the obvious
Two local photographers from different generations have come together to create an immersive photo exhibition that involves a smartphone! Yik Keat and Geoff Ang have collaborated with Leica (the camera brand) to bring their art, techniques, imagery to an Augmented Reality (AR) exhibit. That’s correct – before you enter, you’ll need to download the Artivive app on their phones and scan the images exhibited to watch them come alive!
Leica Galerie, One Fullerton Square #01-07, Singapore 049178
Like this story? Check these out
Our October beauty haul looks something like this…
Uncover these secret dens and speakeasies in Singapore
Art: The Sucklord is a jerk but wants to toy with your emotions
Six hands dinner: Three fab Amoy Street restaurants are ganging up to feed you