Shopping, a book launch, stalking Nick Jonas, a pool party… these things should be on your agenda this weekend in Singapore!
No way are we staying at home this weekend. Not when there are pop-ups and markets to go to (and drop some cash), films to watch in the park, books to read and more. See you out in the great outdoors!
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
The Summerhouse Marketplace is back!
Come celebrate all things local at the National Day edition of The Summerhouse’s marketplace. Get those creative juices flowing with an art jamming session by Utter Studio or work those green fingers with The Green Co. and build a terrarium. Other vendors include Antea Social, Meliponini Honey, Want Skincare and The Grateful Dog – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The Summerhouse Marketplace, 5 Aug, 10am-5pm, The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
The ultimate indie pool party
Our favourite indie music dance party is swapping dancing in the moonlight to an evening fiesta by the pool. For the very first time, Eatmepoptart is throwing a special poolside daytime party. Grab your friends, your floaty things, your sunscreen and swimsuit for a fun day of tunes and dancing. Brighten your sunny disposition with a cool selection of indie pop, indie disco, pop, rock, and your favourite Eatmepoptart anthems. Then maybe later in the evening it’s out of the dance floor, and into the pool!
Permanent Vacation // A Rock n Roll Pool Party, 4 Aug, One Farrer Hotel, Sunset Bar, Level 6, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
With sustainable living comes sustainable bars?
It pays to be green. How? Well, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore is hosting Singapore’s first sustainable pop-up bar to celebrate International Beer Day. And they’re giving away free beers and snacks in exchange for a recyclable glass or plastic bottle or an aluminium drink can. And we love that the bar itself is green – it’s solar powered and constructed with repurposed materials from their Tuas brewery.
A Pop-Up Bar by Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore, 3-5 Aug, Kult Kafe, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
In search of Infinite Happiness?
Yes, we’ve already raved about Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness, but you will too if you get a chance to mingle with over 100 local designers and artists at this pop-up. Bring the whole fam bam, all your friends and loved ones along to this fashion, retail and food wonderland. Be sure to have some cash on hand, we’re pretty sure you will be going home with your hands full of Singapore-design goods home.
Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness, 27 July to 5 August, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Get to know Singapore art!
True blue art lover? It’s Singapore’s birthday month and the perfect time to get an insight into the nation’s art scene. Spent half a day with historians, curators and artists to learn about the key moments and influences in Singapore’s art. BRB, catching some culture…
Art in Singapore: Evoking a National Art, 4 Aug, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
A Summer Fête in Tiong Bahru
If you’re like us, you’re always waiting for an excuse to wander around Tiong Bahru. And now you have one. This weekend, flower experts Ask a French is hosting a garden party to launch the Perk by Kate x Esse capsule collection. Call your best girls, take home a darling hand-bouquet, pick beautiful, consciously crafted pieces by Esse and try on dainty bralettes from Perk by Kate for a luxurious afternoon.
A Summer Fête: Esse x Perk by Kate Capsule Launch, 10am-6pm, 73 Eng Watt St, #02-05
Get hyped up at this gaming and music festival
Still got the hots for the Jonas Brothers? Well one of them will be in town for Hyperplay, an e-sports and music festival in Singapore. Witness the first ASEAN League of Legends competition which will see youths from all 10 countries compete for glory but also bop along to the tunes as MTV Spotlight will take over the Hyperplay stage on both days with live performances by Alessia Cara, Nick Jonas, CL, Afgan, Slot Machine and The Sam Willows.
Hyperplay, 4-5 Aug, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Not your average Suicide Club
If a homegirl is launching a much anticipated and international first novel in the middle of Gillman Barracks, hell yeah we’ll be there. Singaporean Rachel Heng’s debut novel is set in a near-future dystopia where the average life expectancy is 300 years and society is obsessed with wellness and genetic perfection. Adding it to our reading pile!
Launch — Suicide Club, 4 Aug, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937