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SG Weekend: 36 exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend (Jul 28-30)

Apart from the Singapore International Festival of Arts kicking off this weekend, there’s a whole barrage of parties, film screenings and foodie stuff going on

By Adam Kerr | Jul 26, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 36 exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend (Jul 28-30)
    Car-free Sunday. Photo credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

We’re back to being spoilt for choice on what to do this weekend. From a fun and debaucherous film screening at The Projector to new street art exhibitions to Singapore's first ramen festival, you owe it to yourself to cook up a fulfilling weekend. Also, this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) will be in full swing, so buckle up.

Friday, Jul 28


Keisuke Ramen, one of the participants at Ramen Revolution 2017

FOOD
Singapore's getting its first large-scale outdoor ramen event at Resorts World Sentosa, bringing about 10 popular ramen brands from Singapore and Japan under one roof. Jul 28-30

MUSIC
Celebrate a night of music, art and design on The Hive's rooftop as they gather vinyl collectors and enthusiasts for their annual Sights & Sounds series. Jul 28

PARTY
Spanish DJ/producer Cleave Martinez who currently has residences at Woobar and Jenja in Bali is bringing all those amazing Balinese vibes to Headquarters as he dishes out his signature deep house and techno tracks from his own recently-released EP, Vision Air, and beyond. Jul 28

EXHIBITION
Singapore's own doodling community, Band of Doodlers, will be showcasing 52 artworks based on popular and infamous Singaporean tales, myths and idiosyncrasies to celebrate Singapore's 52nd year of independence at Capitol Piazza. Jul 28

FOOD+FILM+PARTY
The Glory Hoes trio are back at it again, this time they’ll be taking you down the familiar yellow brick road. Fill yourself up with some BBQ nosh to start the night before yelling and singing along to songs from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz at The Projector. There’ll be a bar in the theater to get you sufficiently lubricated for the debaucherous disco afterparty. Jul 28

PARTY
Singapore's coolest parking lot bar just behind The Projector, The Great Escape, is throwing a party filled with classics, dancefloor anthems and other nostalgic music, courtesy of DJ11, Sham and Baba Crucified. Jul 28

THEATER
While technically more a forum than theater as it requires deep interaction from the attendees, nothing is stopping you from passively observing the discussion taking place at Art as Ares Publicae, SIFA 2017’s opening piece, simply play out. There are no actors on stage and no script; discussants (comprised of industry leaders and lay public) only have a central question to guide them with: “What is the intangible value in an artwork?” Jul 28-29

FESTIVAL
Previously known as the 100 Bands Festival, 100 Festival returns with the same format, this time taking over the school hall and school library of the former Bedok Town Secondary School. The final line-up is still being finalized, but you can expect acts like The Analog Girl, In Each Hand A Cutlass, MasiaOne and many more. Jul 28-30

FOOD
The famed food truck-themed gastropark, Timbre+ is hosting Open Stoves once again, where more than 10 food partners and eight invited chefs will come together at the inaugural “Wok This Way” outdoor beer garden to create culinary treats that will be paired with craft beer. Jul 28-30

FOOD
Local satay masters from Haron Satay, Power Satay and Sri Geylang Sate are collaborating with the chefs at Fullerton's Town Restaurant for a grill-off to celebrate the venue's newly refurbished al fresco patio. Have your fill of the skewered meats as part of their daily dinner buffet offering. Through Jul 29

FOOD
Singapore-themed culinary event Singapore Food Festival 2017 returns for its 24th edition. Expect the usual chef collabs, masterclasses, food trails, cocktail pairings, and more. Through Jul 30

FOOD/DRINK
What's better than an evening of pairing hawker food with boutique wines from Australia and New Zealand? Hosted once again by Merchants Wine Store, five carefully curated wines will be paired with delicious hawker fare from Bib Gourmand stalls at Singapore Food Festival’s Hawker Wine Safari. Through Jul 30

FOOD
If you love your oysters and just can't seem to get enough of it, then head to Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro's fifth World Oyster Festival, where you can find their seasonal selection of more than 20 types of cult oyster brought in from around the world. And if you can't make up your mind on which to try first, get the Tasting Platter for $99, which includes their chef's 16 personal picks of the day. Through Jul 31

EXHIBITION
Lego has teamed up with the Piece of Peace executive committee (made up of Parco Co. Ltd., Lego Japan and Bau Communications) to showcase the various UNESCO world heritage listed sites built using Lego blocks as part of ASEAN’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Singapore is the first Southeast Asian country to host this once-in-a-lifetime UNESCO world heritage art exhibition. Through Sep 3

Saturday, Jul 29


My Feral Heart. A film screening at the MINDS Film Festival 

FILM
Singapore Film Society and MINDS are partnering up once again for the second edition of the MINDS Film Festival, featuring films that will help to promote social inclusion and "advocate the advancement of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities' (PWID) contributions to society". Jul 29-Aug 5

SPORT
The final match of International Champions Cup's debut in Singapore will see European football giants Chelsea and Inter Milan fighting it out on it the pitch. Jul 29

PARTY
The guys behind the epic Poptart parties are taking their carefree attitude and sunny disposition to the Kinki rooftop bar for a special summer edition of playing nothing but their usual mish-mash of Britpop, classics and feel-good anthems. Jul 29

CONCERT/PARTY
Canvas is putting together their very first Sweet Summer Sweat Fest, featuring Malaysian and UK hip-hop and R&B musicians like Alextbh and REQ. Jul 29

FESTIVAL
Wheeler's Estate is finally throwing a housewarming party (though they've been opened since Dec last year) in the form of a two-day outdoor bash filled with music, drinks, food and, of course, bicycles. Jul 29-30

FOOD
Following the success from last year, Chinatown Food Street's 50 Cents Festival returns with a classic 80s' makeover. Have a slice of the past and savour authentic local hawker food made using familiar and traditional recipes, all for 50 cents each. Jul 29-30

FOOD
We’re still a while away from the truffle season, but Monti is starting early by bringing Australian winter black truffle for a month-long, seasonal dinner menu. Through Jul 31

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

FOOD
The annual claypot menu at Kopi Tiam, Swissotel The Stamford, is back for a season, filled with tried-and-true dishes such as Claypot Chicken Rice ($22), Claypot Fish Head ($35) and Claypot Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs ($24) that are served sizzling and in generous sharing portions. If in a smaller group, the tender Claypot Frog Legs ($26) and satisfying Claypot Seafood Crispy Noodles ($24) are solid choices too. Through Jul 31

PERFORMANCE
The signature big top circus tent of Cirque du Soleil will be erected once more in Singapore next month, this time, bringing their new production Kooza to our shores for the first time. This will mark the world famous Canadian troupe’s fifth foray here. Through Aug 20

EXHIBITION
Asia's largest mirror maze has landed in Singapore as a new permanent installation at Science Centre Singapore. The visually-appealing maze features 105 mirror cells, more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, a bunch of holograms and fake exits. Admission is free but you'll still have to pay admission charges to the center itself.

Sunday, Jul 30


Pusang Gala by Auggie Fontanilla, one of the art works at Kult's new "From the streets" series

EXHIBITION
Kult Gallery's launching a new series to showcase the urban art scene from other countries. Titled "From the Streets”, the first of its series will shine the spotlight on the Philippines, featuring the works of more than 20 artists. Jul 30-Aug 26

FESTIVAL
Car Free Sunday is back with a slew of activities. Expect food from The Farmer's Market; free bicycle rentals from Mobike, oBike and ofo Singapore; free trishaw rides; a treasure hunt; open mic performances and more at Telok Ayer, the civic district and parts of the CBD. Jul 30

PARTY
Who doesn't love a good block party? The guys at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club are pros at throwing them, and this Sunday, get ready to dance, eat and shop your day away at their After Dawn BBQ Block Party, featuring DJs Amy Dabbs, Brendon P and more, independent brands like Maketh Project and Susy + Bae at the artist market. Otherwise you can take part in workshops and carnival games. Jul 30

FOOD
As if Royal Plaza on Scott’s halal buffet restaurant Carousel doesn’t have enough of a spread, it is now introducing food inspired by Taiwan’s night markets to its lineup. The usual suspects like oyster mee sua, crispy chicken thigh with spices and sweet lap cheong are all there to be enjoyed as part of their high tea meals (weekdays $42; weekends $48) happening from 3:30pm-5:30pm daily. Through Jul 31

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

FOOD
While there's an undying love for Goodwood's durian fiesta among Singaporeans, we're also excited about the durian offerings at Marriott Cafe. This year, they're running a durian-centric version of their highly popular local high tea buffet where you can try a slice of their durian strudel, durian swiss rolls and more. Through Aug 9

EXHIBITION
Enter the whimsical world of Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore, the first big-scale survey of her work in Southeast Asia. Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow curated by the Gallery's Russell Storer and Adele Tan, will showcase more than 120 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations spanning over seven decades—some of which have never been shown before. Through Sep 3

ART
Now that The O.P.E.N. is over, check out the 90 different talks, workshops, plays and other boundary-pushing performances at this year's Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA). Through Sep 9

FOOD
After a great first run, local Szechuan cuisine pioneer Si Chuan Dou Hua is bringing back last year’s well-received vegetable-based menu. This time, expect dishes rarely seen in a Chinese restaurant, like the Portobello Mushroom with Truffle and Orzo Pasta served with Szechuan Chilli Sauce, served as part of a course menu ($78-$98) that is filled with meatless (not strictly vegetarian) creations. Through Sep 15

FOOD
The popular Singapore Restaurant Month is now a full-fledged festival, thanks to the Restaurant Association of Singapore bringing together more than 200 chefs who will be preparing a locally-inspired dish at their respective eateries for the very first Singapore Restaurant Festival. Through Sep 30

EXHIBITION
Robots have invaded the ArtScience Museum and everyone’s invited to take a peek at what the future of cybernetics, artificial intelligence and genetic modification might look like at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species exhibition. Come with an open mind as you interact with life-like humanoids and find out how robots are already living among us. Through Oct 15

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