Weekends are for intensive retail therapy, neon jungle wanderings, film-ceptions and water gun parties!
Can’t wait to wear your weekend face? We know how you feel! In the meantime, get the down low on the best things to do this weekend and it’s got it all from shopping sprees and the best bars to parties that you wouldn’t want to leave.
Enter the Hermès universe at the Carré Club
Now this pop-up event blows everything out of the water. Hermès has brought its sublime Carré Club to Asia for the first time by taking over a mansion in Lady Hill. This is one full-immersion step into the Hermes Universe for a celebration of its iconic square scarves. There’s an exhibit of exceptional scarves (and of course you can treat yo’self to a piece), artists at work block printing silk scarves, creating embroidery and working on epic illustrations. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your portrait sketched on the spot by artist Saw Keng – it’s worth the wait. From the Hermès themed arcade games to the cocktails, karaoke booths and skate ramp (with skaters from Paris showing off a few tricks) this is one epic experience. And it’s all free.
Complimentary shuttle buses run to and from Hermès Carré Club every 15 minutes from 11am to 8pm daily from Liat Towers taxistand (next to Hermès at Liat Towers and Plaza Singapura taxi stand. (Or head straight to 3 Lady Hill by cab: no parking is available)
Hermès Carré Club, Open 11am – 8pm; 3 Lady Hill Road, Singapore 258672. For priority access, register at here.
Love local at Keepers Designer Trunk Show
19 – 21 Oct
Look who’s back! Get your hands on one-of-a-kind designs, learn the craft behind your fave pieces and catch up with local designers and craftsmen at the Singapore Designer Trunk Show. Running all weekend, it’s the place to support local talents like Thomas Wee, Carrie K., Ying the Label, Butterknife Folk, Ginlee Studio and more.
Keepers Singapore Designer Trunk Show, 11am – 7pm, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Vibe at the Festival for Good pop-up
20 – 21 Oct
This just might be the biggest social enterprise pop-up market in Asia and you bet we’re swooning over the lineup. Make your way to Marina One this weekend to understand the minds behind socially impactful fashion, lifestyle, technology and fitness businesses through workshops, conversations and food. Expect 90 odd brands and a whole lotta shopping…
Festival For Good 2018, 11am -7pm, Marina One (The Heart), 5 Straits View Singapore 018935
Wander in a Neon Jungle
There’s something for everyone at Gardens by the Bay this weekend. Catch the Supertree Groove turn into a neon jungle with endangered species from Southeast Asia. Light installations aside, stock up on eco-friendly, handmade creations and organic bites at the night market and catch circus street performances too. Listen to music, chill with OutcastSG who uses the human body and recycled materials to make sweet music and dance to the tunes of DJ Fadz under the stars.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Go shopping by the river
The Singapore River Festival is back! Head over this weekend for its first leg – Lah Bazaar. A local loving pop-up by the river is the perfect spot to check out homegrown labels, indie food brands and some carnival games for kicks!
Singapore River Festival, Till 11 Nov, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street #05-162 The Central, SOHO 2, Singapore 059819
Witness a film-ception with Shirkers
Film buffs, this ought to be on your list. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Singapore Film Society (SFS) is screening Shirkers – an award-winning documentary about a fictional film that was made 20 years ago. Did that sound weird? Well, because it is! A film-ception kinda documentary, it’s directed by Singaporean filmmaker Sandi Tan and based on a film she made when in 1992 with Georges Cardona, her American film school teacher… who disappeared with the reel. Two decades later, it was rediscovered and this documentary was made.
FYI, this movie won Sandi the Best Director for World Cinema Documentary award at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
SFS 60th x Shirkers Premiere, Capitol Singapore 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Go red with Chanel
Chanel loyalists are seeing red (in a good way)! The Le Rouge pop-up has landed in Singapore and we were there front and centre. A major celebration of Coco Chanel’s signature shade, head over to catch Chanel shaped world in shades of red – everything from most iconic perfume to lipsticks and nail polishes. Try on the makeup and maybe invest in the limited edition, crimson-hued No 5.
Chanel Le Rouge Pop-Up, Friday: 11am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-10-pm (last admission at 9 pm), 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239007
Grocery run at a farmers’ market
Regular farmers’ market junkie, are we? Head down to Loewen Gardens Farmers’ Market to fill up your reusable totes with veggies, greens and small batches produced by Singaporean makers. You can also find honey, olive oils, grains, handbags, chocolates, breads and more.
Loewen Garden Farmers’ Market, 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Boogie at the Golden Mile
It’s gonna be a hip-hop funk-soul-afrobeat-drum n’ bass kinda night at The Projector’s Intermission Bar. Expect MC SWTLKR and the Golden Mile all-stars RAH, Ramesh, Ashidiq and Shellsuit to bring it and keep you dancing way into the night!
Straight Outta Golden Mile, Intermission Bar – at The Projector 6001 Beach Road, Singapore Singapore 199589
Actually Affordable Art Fair is back
Can’t help it, we’re drawn towards art. Good thing, the guys at Actually Affordable Art Fair heard our prayers and are back with round two. Bring home some awesome art by local and regional artists like SheenuStudio, Reza Hasni, Room To Imagine and Laugh and Belly. Best part? It’s all under 300 dollars! And since it’s at Camp Kilo, you bet there are hearty roasts, great tunes and good vibes all around.
Actually Affordable Art Fair, 2pm – 7pm, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Say goodbye to Prince of Wales
19 – 20 Oct
We get royally bummed out when we hear of restaurant and bar closures, especially ones that have been around for a while. Like Prince of Wales at Boat Quay, that’s shutting shop after six years. Head over this weekend for the last leg of a week-long closing party – a live band on Friday and DJ spinning tunes on Saturday. Oh, and yeah it’s a water gun party so come prepared!
Prince of Wales Boat Quay, 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
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