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Heads up, no time for Netflix this weekend ‘cos there’s plenty to do! Our weekend guide includes a Game of Thrones-themed pub crawl, markets that celebrate local talent, the debut of a certain highly-raved New York nightclub, chocolate truffle making, a whimsical exhibition and balancing your chakras with crystal singing bowls. Are you ready for this?
Party: Crawl of Thrones – A Game of Thrones-themed pub crawl
13 April, Saturday
Can’t wait for the final Game of Thrones premiere? Instead of counting down the hours by yourself, join fellow fans a day before it premieres for an evening of pub-hopping quests, GOT style. Begin your night at Chimichanga and proceed to three different pubs (Chimi’s Cuba Libre and Get Juiced) where you can sip on GOT-inspired drinks and take pictures with costumed fans at the GOT wall. Come dressed as your fave character (we know you’ve done it before!) and you might just walk away with exclusive memorabilia.
Crawl of Thrones – A Game of Thrones Bar Crawl, 7pm-4am, the evening begins at Chimichanga, 36 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209364
Shop: The Moon’s first art market
Our fave indie book store, The Moon, is finally throwing its first ever art market and it’s no ordinary affair. Rub shoulders with some of Singapore’s best local artists, illustrators, musicians and creatives, take home unique crafts and wares and attend talks by local artists.
The Moon Market Vol.1, 13 April: 2pm-8pm; 14 April: 11am-4pm; The Moon, 37 Mosque Street, Singapore 059515
Shop: Katong Square Lifestyle Market
The one shopping event we look forward to each month is happening this week. There’s everything – curios, trinkets, vintage gems, collectables, jewellery, home decor and quirky gift ideas… we could go on all day. But if you can’t make it to the market, resident vendor Gary Tan of The Retro Factory and four other collectors have opened a cool new antique and vintage artefacts store for treasure hunting.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market April Edition, 1pm-10pm, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
Party: Marquee Singapore opening weekend at MBS
Are you ready for this? Singapore’s largest club is all set to open doors this month. Making its Asian debut, the highly-raved New York nightclub will have a sprawling space of 2,300 metres, dramatic 70-feet-high ceilings and an eight-armed Ferris Wheel which you can actually ride on. To celebrate the opening, over 10 popular names in the clubbing scene including Afrojack, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Above and Beyond and Kaskade will be strutting their stuff all through the month! One thing’s for sure, this is going to be MASSIVE. Online ticket sales are sold out for opening weekend but you can still get them at the door.
Marquee Singapore’s grand opening weekend, various timings, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, Singapore 018972
Sports: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019
13 –14 April
Whether you’re a long-time lover of rugby or a new fan who loves a solid match, you are bound to take back some memorable moments from this game. A quick recap on what’s happened so far: over the past three editions of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019, underdog teams Kenya and Canada have won the first two editions. But it all changed in 2018 when Fiji won by a hairsbreadth in one of the great Sevens matches. This year, Japan is joining the mix as the Asian Qualifier Hong Kong rounds up the roster of 16 competing nations.
Besides the match, it’s fun for the full fam – there’ll be free all-day screenings and line up of Dreamworks characters like Poppy and Branch from Trolls, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and the Minions to chill with. Plus, there’s a Splash-N-Surf, live gigs by local acts, fun contests and *drum roll please* American rock band Smash Mouth – that gave us hits like songs like ‘All-Star’ and ‘I’m a Believer’ – headlining on Saturday.
HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019, National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub ‐ 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Nature: Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay
14 April, Sunday
It’s floral mania at Gardens by the Bay. Yas, there’s a brand new dome to check out and it’s filled with the prettiest blooms from around the world. We can’t wait to check out how the flowers, artistry and technology come together. There are four amazing landscapes – the lush and vibrant of Dance, the bubbling brook in the Float, the rain oasis and waterfall in the Waltz and the cave-like space of the Drift… and a 4D ride titled Flight of the Dragonfly. Makes for a great dating idea – boys, you know what to do!
Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Plaza, Singapore
Art: Hello Wonderland and goodbye Minimalism: Space. Light. Object
When one door closes, another opens – it happens quite literally at the ArtScience Museum this week. It’s your final chance to check out the coolest minimalistic art exhibition as Minimalism: Space. Light. Object bids farewell. On the brighter side, fans of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland can squeal with joy as this whimsical fairy tale is taking over the museum through a stunning, playful and interactive exhibition. Titled Wonderland, follow Alice’s journey through popular culture as she transcends generations, gender and geography to become a subcultural icon. Expect impressive, magical and theatrical sets, bold interactive environments, fun props and incredible audiovisual artworks. We just can’t wait.
Wonderland debuts on 13 April; Minimalism: Space. Light. Object ends on 14 April, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Workshop: Truffle making & appreciation workshop at Siri House
13 April, Saturday
Fellow sweet tooths, it’s about time you discovered the art of a perfect chocolate truffle. Learn to identify the good stuff with a guided tasting session by Fossa Chocolate, Singapore’s first bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker. Once you’ve learnt the techniques, take it a step further by handcrafting your own truffles. Made with quality ingredients and a spiced spirit infusion made by Jam at Siri House, your customised chocolate box is sure to make the perfect gift or a great keepsake. Psst..no prior knowledge is required – the only prerequisite you’ll need is the love for these nuggets of heaven.
Siri House Dempsey, 3.30pm-5.30pm, 8D Dempsey Road #01-02, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249672
Play: Have a splashing good time at Songkran Music Festival
13 April, Saturday
With this perennial 34-degree weather, celebrating Thailand’s iconic water festival by cooling off at a water park sounds divine. Come dressed to get wet ‘cos Wild Wild Wet is transforming into a wet party arena complete with water and light effects and blasting water jets. Rave in the tsunami pool with hip hop tracks spun by local DJs and fuel up with craft beers and food trucks. It’s going to be one helluva party.
Songkran Music Festival, 5pm-11pm, Wild Wild Wet, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Relax: Balance your chakra crystal singing bowls
13 April, Saturday
If things are getting a little crazy for you, it’s time to put all the noise (figuratively and literally) aside and get your chakras in check. Join Jaslyn from The Reiki Chapter as she cleanses and balances your chakras using seven singing bowls. Lie down on your yoga mat, immerse in the soothing tones and healing vibrations and let your body recharge. Say ‘om’.
Chakra Balancing with Crystal Singing Bowls, 37 Tembeling Road, Singapore 423580