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SG Weekend: 30 fun things to do in Singapore this weekend (May 12-14)

Mother’s Day events are aplenty, along with lots of parties and arts events

By Tay Shi Ting | May 11, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 30 fun things to do in Singapore this weekend (May 12-14)
    Skyline Rooftop Club & Lounge.

It's been a really short week, what with a public holiday falling in the middle of it all to give us a quick breather. But now, it's back to the weekend. Check out the rest of the activities happening at the on-going Singapore Heritage Festival or spend the entire weekend with the leading woman (ahem, your mom) in your life at a nice restaurant (we've got a couple to recommend!). Otherwise, there's a couple of parties and workshops that warrant your attention this weekend.

Friday, May 12

Skyline Rooftop Club & Lounge

PARTY
The monthly Industry Night at Skyline Rooftop Club & Lounge is back with the theme—Doctors & Nurses. Besides partying alongside mesmerizing views, those who are actually doctors and nurses will enjoy happy hour till midnight. May 12

HEALTH
Spice up your Zumba session with a glow party where you’ll experience a 90-min workout with two glow wristbands, held at Marina Bay. Tickets are $18. May 12

FILM
Part of the Alt Screen series of Asian films offering critical perspectives on global issues is Journey to the West, a movie about Chinese tourists visiting Europe for the very first time. The Singapore premiere will be followed by a post-screening talk by Assistant Professor Sin Harng Luh from National University of Singapore. May 12

PARTY
Phat Cat Laundry’s monthly Full Moon Party
 returns with birthday boy, David Howarth, Erin Khan and Shane O’Neill helming the decks, while Shallum Manguiat Recto from Mandarin Oriental serves you as the guest bartender. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is filling your glasses that night, and you can meet tattooists from Bada Drink Tattoo Firm. May 12

THEATER 
Local multidisciplinary arts collective The Kaizen M.D. explores divorce and acceptance from a man’s perspective with their production, Move, As We MoveTickets are $30, held at Centre 42. May 12-13

FESTIVAL
Singapore’s only conscious festival Green is the New Black returns for the third year with a collaboration with Spark, Asia’s pioneer festival. Expect inspiring talks, live performances from local musicians and buskers and marketplaces where you'll be able to meet more than 20 makers from around the region, all of whom will be displaying their mindful goods. May 12-13

CONCERT
The French synth-pop band Yelle, who inspired the Tecktonik dance movement that swept Europe (and later, the world) in mid-2000s with their song "A Cause Des Garcons", will be here for two nights as part of Voilah! French Festival 2017. Tickets are priced at $88 via Ticketbox. May 12-13

MARKET
In collaboration with One Kampong Glam, Fri-nally Fete Street Art Market returns with Mother’s Day Flea Market on Baghdad Street this May. Source out your ideal Mother’s Day gifts at more than 20 stalls selling jewelry, beauty products, knick-knacks, snacks, and more. You can also find cute hair accessories from Ny and Lu and patterned socks from The Alley. May 12-14

Tanjong Beach. Photo credit: Flickr user Ian Low (@ilow87)

FILM
Sunset Cinema Tanjong Beach, organized by the same people who do Films at the Fort (and in partnership with Peroni Brewery), is having a multi-day beachside film festival over two weekends featuring blockbusters like Arrival and Jackie, alongside food by Tanjong Beach Club. May 12-14

MARKET
Not into minimalistic and hipster trends? Dig out vintage goods at Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market where 18 resident booths including batik craftspeople MoroBatik, vinyl collectors Karang Unique and vintage costume jewelry outfit Shoubijoux will be displaying their goods. May 12-14


Check out other markets happening in Singapore here.


HEALTH
Not all moms are about manicure sessions and high teas. Head over to The Arena for an array of fitness class options coupled with a Mother’s Day promotion where $25 also entitles you and your mother to an Element Wellness spa voucher and complimentary dessert at Cafe Football (when you order a main course). Through May 14

FOOD
Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

Saturday, May 13

Singapore Heritage Festival

WORKSHOP
Want to learn about herbs and its medicinal possibilities? NONG by Edible Garden City is organizing a workshop led by an experienced herbs specialist who will teach you how to identify them as well. You'll get to try herbal tea and bring home a pot of cuttings from the garden. Tickets are $46. May 13

DRINK
Are you below 35 years old and have lots of questions about your generation? Ask away at the National Youth Council X IPS Social Lab pop-up cafe and be rewarded with a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Spot them outside The Cathay. Register early to be the top 50 to receive a tumbler. May 13

ART
Parkview Museum kicks off their inaugural outreach program with Art After Dark, featuring performances by local musicians like Charlie Lim, Jasmine Sokko and DJ Haili Bin. Enjoy tunes alongside food and drinks. Admission is free. May 13

MARKET
Local Japanese-inspired aprons and workwear maker, FIN Crafted Goods Co. is celebrating their 5th anniversary with OKINI The 5th Trunk Show, where you’ll get to purchase limited SBTG X FIN bags, a denim jacket collaboration with Japan-based Two Cats Brand and Javanese cuisine by Reza from Yuno & Family. Photographs by local artist FARN, ceramic items by Thailand’s Cone No. 9 and silkscreen prints from Nelson and JZ will also be showcased at the event. May 13-14


Not sure where to bring your mother for brunch or dinner? Check out our recommendations here.


FESTIVAL
The annual Singapore Heritage Festival is back this year, with a myriad of activities taking place in various neighborhoods. Catch Behind The Screen: A 'Wayang Kulit' Weekend at Malay Heritage Centre where folk tales of Kampong Gelam come alive with the puppets. You can even have a go at it too. May 13-14

FESTIVAL
The six-day Tua Pek Kong's birthday part of annual open house Pesta Ubin at Pulau Ubin has reached its last day. Don’t miss the chance to witness the entire island transformed into a colorful cultural ground for the celebrations, with flags and beautiful lanterns adorned at the Ubin Jetty, traditional opera performances at the Wayang Stage near all the bicycle rental stores and lion dance performances. Through May 14

EXHIBITION
Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, time to ooh and aah over some Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

FOOD
Ah Hoi's Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin is throwing a Festival of Crabs where you can feast on not one, not two, but 10 different styles of meaty Sri Lankan crabs. There’s no way to eat all of them (at one go at least), so be smart and get your claws on the Salted Egg and Crispy Yam Crab, Glass Noodles and Chinese Wine Crab or Claypot Crab Beehoon. Through Jul 31

Sunday, May 14

Kampong Carrot Cake

FOOD
This is your last chance to catch the eight hawkers of Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre at The Clifford Pier at Fullerton Bay Hotel, which includes the likes of Tiong Bahru Jian Bo Shui Kueh, HarriAnns, Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh and Tiong Bahru Lor Mee before the beloved hawker center reopens. May 14

WORKSHOP
Pamper your mom with the first of Within Studio’s Art & Tea series where you’ll learn how to paint orchid flowers from watercolour artist Lucinda Law at The Lighthouse. Then, enjoy a three-course afternoon tea set with savories like smoked salmon mille-feuille and salted caramel chocolate tart. Tickets are $168. May 14

FOOD
Feast on the sumptuous lunch buffet for $58 at Hotel Fort Canning where your mother can dine free with three other paying adults. Enjoy dishes like black pepper smoked duck, chicken piccata and New York cheesecake. May 14

EXHIBITION
Photographer Stefen has teamed up with his long-time collaborator, economist Lin Huiyi, for a project aimed at highlighting social inequality, Equivalence. Earlier versions have been done in Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and in Singapore’s edition, 1000 aluminium cans from familiar brands like 100PLUS, Coca Cola and Haywards are photographed and presented in a grid. Today is the last day to catch it at Chapel Gallery in Objectifs. May 14

FILM
The long-running European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns for its 27th edition with a snazzy new home—the National Gallery. The festival brings together 27 thought-provoking, captivating and hilarious films from across the continent. Through May 21

FOOD
The Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel may be known for its Taiwanese porridge menu, but from now till the third week of May, satisfy your love for laksa as they create six decadent and delicious renditions using homemade rempah (spice paste), other high quality ingredients and garnished with daun kesum (laksa leaves). Think laksa with crab leg, laksa in claypot form, and the like. Through May 21

(Left to right) Hey Mikey You're So Fine by Kimiaki Yaegashi / Animals by Mojoko

ART
Kult takes a light jab at fancy art fairs with their own tongue-in-cheek version, The $200 Show: Actually Affordable Art. You can expect to see a variety of artworks spanning across mediums like risograph prints, art on vinyl, resin-cast sculptures and original illustrations from local and international artists like Kult's founder Mojoko, local multidisciplinary creative agency fFurious and illustrator Mindflyer. Through May 22

FOOD
Salon de Royal, a chocolatier cafe from Kyoto that was founded in 1935 is having a pop-up store at Japan Food Town, bringing their limited-edition pecan nut flavored ice-cream that's specially made for Singapore and other popular sweets by them. Through May 31

EXHIBITION
The photography series "Hong Kong Shop Cats" by Dutch visual artist and photographer Marcel Heijnen has garnered quite a following since 2016. This year, the exhibition will be held outside of Hong Kong for the first time, right here at Artistry. Through Jun 4

EXHIBITION
Eitaro Ogawa, Tamae Iwasaki and Tomohisa Miyauchi have turned their 700-page soft cover photobook HDB Homes of Singapore into a photo exhibition of the same name, which will be showcased at SPRMRKT. Through Jun 27

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