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SG Weekend: 23 exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend (Apr 21-23)

No, Artbox isn't the only thing happening this weekend

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By Dannon Har | Apr 18, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 23 exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend (Apr 21-23)
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Still not feeling like making your way into the crowds at Artbox this final weekend? Not to worry. There are plenty of other things to keep you occupied, including the much-awaited return of Amoy Street's block party, a food festival taking place on Orchard Road, screenings of Kirsten Tan's Pop Aye at The Projector (plus a reggae party at the secret bar outside), and more.

Friday, Apr 21


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MARKET
One of Bangkok's most popular outdoor markets, Artbox, will be making its way to Bayfront Event Space (next to MBS). As its first outpost, they've teamed up with Invade to host the market across two weekends, so expect to find all the trendy clothes, drinks, food and craft stalls, along with live music and photo spots, that made it so successful in Bangkok. Apr 21-23

FOOD
As part of Orchard Road's Fiesta on a Great Street month-long campaign taking place from Apr 21-May 21, a kick-off food pop-up festival titled Local Gourmet Fiesta will be taking place this weekend, where for the first time, foodies can feast on culinary signatures by six well-known restaurants like Good Chance Popiah and Keng Eng Kee Seafood all in one place. Apr 21-23

PARTY
Chill out at Ce La Vi as you begin the weekend right with a beautiful sunset, great company and plenty of drinks, set to the tunes of DJ KFC. Apr 21


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FOOD
If you’re looking for protein bowls in the heart of Telok Ayer, look to Japanese restaurant Mojo Singapore, a new F&B venture by MediaCorp actor Shane Pow and Sin Lee Food founder Sean Lim. Pair your servings of meat like Norwegian salmon beef steak and shrimp with your pick of carbs, as well as yakitori sticks like sea salt mid wings and diver scallop to go along with cocktails by night. UOB cardmembers will receive 10% off the total bill with a minimum spend of $50. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


FOOD
The first-ever Siloso GrillFest is a two-weekend beachside BBQ party that brings together 20 mobile booths operated by F&B establishments from Amara Sanctuary Resort, Wave House Sentosa, Ola Beach Club, and more. Be sure to check out the 4.5 meter-long BBQ pit, the longest in Singapore, as you chow down on hearty meats and as local music acts play live. Apr 21-23

CONVENTION
Get yourself a permanent piece of body art at this year's Singapore Ink Show, with about 150 tattoo artists coming from all over the world, such as Nikko Hurtado, who specializes in colored portraits; Horei Shinshu, the Japanese artist who is famous for his vibrant four seasons designs; as well as our very own Kelvin Leow of The Standard Tatoo Company and Red Sun Tattoo Art's Weifong Daniel who’ll be repping the Singapore contingent. Apr 21-23

FILM
Challenge yourself and take part in this year's 48 Hour Film Project, where you'll be given only two days to conceptualize, cast, shoot and edit a short film with a super tight timeline of two days. The winning film will compete against other films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival next year. Apr 21-23


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FOOD
If you haven’t had the time to check out the exciting program at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, here’s your last chance. There’s a huge mishmash of events to check out, including a hangover brunch with free-flow tapas, desserts and selected beverages from $59.90 per person from Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill to copious amounts of booze from New York-style delicatessen Schmear (five craft beers for $55). Terms and conditions apply. More hereThrough Apr 23

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PARTY
The Barbershop Music and The Panic Room (yes, that hip barber on the outskrits of Geylang) are working together to celebrate this year's Record Store Day with a mash of food, drinks, and merch, as well as live performances by bands like Riot !n Magenta and Windtree. Apr 21

FILM
If you didn't manage to catch Kirsten Tan's highly acclaimed feature film Pop Ayea Sundance Film Festival-winning movie–you'll be able to do so at everyone's favorite indie film cinema The Projector this weekend. Be sure to book early. Apr 20-25

THEATER
Wild Rice has pulled all the stops for the Singapore adaptation of iconic musical, La Cage Aux Folles. Starring Ivan Heng in fabulous drag, the play is set in La Cage, a famous nightclub in Tanjong Pagar, which a conservative politician wants to shut down. Confusion and hilarity ensues when the son of the nightclub’s host decides to marry the politician’s daughter. Apr 19-May 2

Saturday, Apr 22


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HEALTH
Local support group Oogachaga is organizing a fundraising yoga session at Yoga Inc where instructors Amanda Koh and Tom Condon will lead two different classes. All proceeds will help the organization to continue supporting Singapore’s LGBTQ+ community. Apr 22

PARTY
Jiggy to roots, reggae and dub tunes at Root Down held at uber cool The Great Escape, where heavyweight selectors like Lion Steppaz Sound System will fill your night with soulful Jamaican sounds till the wee hours of the morning. Apr 22

PARTY
Party for a cause at Only Vinyl: The Fashion Revolution, where seasoned revelers Kampong is partnering upstarts Fashion Revolution SG to bring you live DJ sets, fresh BBQ and cheap drinks, all while spreading awareness of ethically sourced clothes. Apr 22


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TRAVEL
If you want the best deals on hotel rooms, look no further than Agoda, one of the world’s most comprehensive and used accommodation website. Make your bookings to Europe, Hong Kong, Macau or Malaysia with any UOB card to get up to 75% off, and an additional 8% off hotel stays. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


SPORT
Should you spend your night dancing away or should you go for a run instead? Why not do both at Singapore Electric Run, a 5-km energetic marathon where runners can continue to burn the calories at the post-run concert while lighting up the night with LED bracelets. Apr 22

DRINK
Serious drinkers can hang out with fellow beer afficionados at The Great Singapore Brew-Off 2017 Afterparty, where homebrew enthusiasts, experts and those who just want to find out more about their beers can mingle with like-minded individuals over limited-edition pints at Freehouse. Apr 22

MUSIC
Join trained sound therapists at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio for an hour and a half of soulful, healing music played on Tibetan singing bowls at A Tapestry of Sacred MusicApr 22


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FOOD
When it comes to extravagant Cantonese style yum cha, Mitzo’s glorious selection of over 40 dim sum, roasts and seafood delights will amplify your dining experience. Opt for their new signature Specialties 7-course set (starts from $168 per person), which features a tantalizing variety of premium seafood and meat dishes such as Chef Nicky Ng's black truffle crispy roast duck, spicy chili live lobster and poached abalone noodles in pork consomme soup. UOB currently has the biggest collection of 1-for-1 deals in Singapore. Use any of their cards when ordering Mitzo’s Specialties set to receive another complimentary set. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
Sometimes it just doesn't get any better than having Tacos, Beers and Beats to while the night away. Dunlop Street's Chimichanga promises all that–no more, no less–so put on your dancing shoes and head on over. Apr 22

CONCERT
Part of Singapore Maritime Week, Sea Dreams is a musical performance that tells the story of a woman's struggle to join the maritime industry despite family objections. It's held at the VivoCity Amphitheatre. Apr 22-23

ART
Treasures and artifacts from Korea's Joseon dynasty have made their way to Southeast Asia for the first time at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Other than the displays, the art exhibit, titled Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life, also features a mixed-media installation by award-winning Korean artist Ran Hwang. Apr 22-Jul 23

Sunday, Apr 23

PARTY
The exciting Amoy Street Block Party returns after a successful edition in last Nov, featuring friendly neighbors like Ding Dong, Birds of a Feather, Employees Only, Le Binchotan, Burger Joint and more on-site serving up delicious bite-sized food and tipples. There’ll also be a line-up of exciting local and international names who’ll be performing. Apr 23

SPORT
First launched in Taiwan in 2007, the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017's proceeds go to an environmental organization, and this time it's to WWF Singapore. You'll be able to join a variety of runs of varying distances. You can even chill out after your run at their accompanying carnival with food, drinks and merch on sale. Apr 23

DRINK
Craft beer pop-up event Sunday Beers on the Hill returns this month with an Anzac Day edition featuring breweries from Australia and New Zealand like Stocktade Brewing Co., Little Creatures and Yeastie Boys. It's held at the charming Kult Kafe. Apr 23


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SHOPPING
If you've always loved shopping at Bangkok’s markets because of their eclectic selection of apparels at affordable prices, now you can do the same without leaving the house. Enter Zilingo, a Thailand-based online marketplace that has partnered with many small independent sellers from both Thailand and Singapore who don’t have the means to create an online presence for themselves. But besides shopping for the cutest dresses and the sharpest-looking shirts from these retailers, Zilingo also lists pieces from the latest collections of big names like Michael Kors, Emporio Armani and Zadig & Voltaire. Use any UOB card and the promo code “UOB10<first six digits of UOB card>” when you check out to receive 10% off regular-priced items. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


MUSIC
From the SSO (Singapore Symphonic Orchestra) Chamber Series comes an ensemble bringing you rousing masterpieces from tango master Astor Piazzolla titled Four SeasonsApr 23

FOOD
Bring your Instagram game to the next level while learning how to best use matcha to make and style your desserts at this four-hour workshop held at the TOTT kitchen on Dunearn Road. Apr 23


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