Art After Dark, another HopHeads party, a massive ArtBox-scale market, and much more

Buckle up, because this weekend is chock full of parties, festivals, exhibitions and markets to send you reeling. Hang where the arts kids are at Gillman Barracks’ Art After Dark, take home a piece of Kilo Kallang at their moving out sale, or spend your dollars at CMYK Market, a massive affair that looks suspiciously like ArtBox. Your pick.
 

Friday, Sep 21


FESTIVAL
Previously an event dedicated to craft beers, Craft Singapore is back with its third edition in 2018 with an expanded interest in craft spirits and food, as well as bringing together the best local musicians, DJs and artists to form a festival that celebrates the broader craft movement here. Sep 21-23

ART/PARTY
Gillman Barracks’ popular Art After Dark nighttime open house event is back in celebration of the district’s sixth birthday bash, and you can bet it’ll be one heck of a party. Head from gallery to gallery or just drink and chill by the streets as the entire enclave transforms into a heady mix of art, music and F&B. Sep 21

PARTY
All-new multi-concept bookstore, cafe and lifestyle space The Moon is officially open, so come celebrate with them with tarot card readings, hand-lettered bookmarks and your very own poem. Sep 21

COMEDY
What happens when a gang of funny people take on the world’s most offensive card game? Guess you’ll have to risk your common decency and find out at Comedians Against Humanity. Sep 21-22

THEATER 
Singapore’s premier traditional Chinese arts festival Moonfest–A Mid-Autumn Celebration is back for its 14th edition at Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay. Explore an array of traditional Chinese arts performances inspired by stories of timeless legends such as Ji Gong, the Living Buddha,Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man & Huayin Shadow Puppet Band Concert’s repertoire of instrumental folk music, and stories from classic novels including Romance of the Three Kingdoms, The Creation of Gods and Journey to the West. Along with 60 other free programmes, an immersive cultural experience awaits the young and the young at heart. Sep 21-23

SHOPPING
Activewear, activewear; spend money in your activewear—on more activewear, at the Lorna Jane warehouse sale with discounts of up to 60 percent. Sep 21-23

DRINK
What better way to sit back and watch drama unfold than with a cup of tea, really. If that sounds good to you, check out Singapore Tea Festival as they make a return to ION Orchard’s basement four, following its successful inaugural launch last year. Sep 21-23

EXHIBITION
Six independent female artists explore the meaning of mortality, transience and the futility of pleasure for one girl power-packed weekend at Kult Gallery. A group show curated by illustrator Sarah Thursday, VANITAS will also be selling merch like stickers and t-shirts featuring the artists’ prints. Sep 21-23

FILM
Are we even surprised that another film festival is screening at The Projector? This time, it’s the inaugural Argentine Film Festival, with six acclaimed films from Argentina covering animation to comedy. Through Sep 23

MARKET
More than 200 street vendors hawking mooncakes, tea and decorative ornaments will fill the streets in Chinatown—stretching from Pagoda Street to Smith Street for the Mid-Autumn Festival period. Through Sep 24

EXHIBITION
Before It All Goes: Architecture from Singapore’s Early Independence Years is local photographer Darren Soh's latest solo exhibition, which showcases his long-term documentation of sites in Singapore slated to disappear, or that already have. Through Sep 29


Saturday, Sep 22


PARTY
For the ‘90s kids who spent their 2000 to 2018 in school, swing into HopHeads for a night of noughties pop hits, electronic dance pop, and radio station favorites. What can we say? High school never ends. Sep 22

PARTY
21Moonstone is throwing another daytime rooftop party, this time turning into a hipster kopitiam serving up beer, cocktails, food from LAD & DAD, alternative tattoos, and on-demand poetry. Sep 22

MUSIC
Local dream pop band Subsonic Eye is releasing their second album, Dive Into; so come celebrate with them at the launch party with live performances from fellow local acts Fauxe, Spacedays, and DJ sets from Middle Class Cigars. Sep 22

MARKET
More than 20 Singapore farms—the likes of Allegro Aqua, ComCrop and Sustenir—are gathering at the rooftop of myVillage at Serangoon Gardens for the second edition of the SG Farmers' Market, a weekend market featuring only the freshest local produce. Buy some home or enjoy it there at the live cooking demonstrations. Sep 22-23

PARTY
Expect a fun mash of colors, energy, groove and attitude as Ginette Chittick & Linda Hao helm the decks at Intermission Bar for a revelry with no rules to hold you back. Come dressed in socks and sandals and dance like no one’s watching. Sep 22

THEATER
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears. Julius Caesar isn’t coming to town, but the world-renowned company that’s staged his namesake play many times over, is. Shakespeare’s Globe from London is returning to perform three of the playwright’s most loved comedies. Through Sep 22

FESTIVAL
Have a crack at the island's largest mooncake at the Wan-Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018, where they'll be attempting to break the record for largest mooncake in Singapore. Sep 22-23

MARKET
Kilo is moving out of its iconic Kallang home, but not before a massive garage sale inviting you to take a piece of them home with you. Get your hands on items like kitchenware, furniture and decor from Kilo Kallang, Kilo Lounge and Grain Traders; but you can only pick them up after their last day of operation at the end of the month. Sep 22-23

EXHIBITION
The Substation kicks off the next installment of its 2018 exploration of the topic Heritage’. En Bloc, or Buildings Must Die will feature an exhibition, talks and panels discussing the hot-button topic of conservation in Singapore. Through Sep 23

MUSICAL
We're just as excited as you are about the return of The Lion King to our shore for its 20th anniversary It's been more than two decades since the epic musical film about lions in Africa first came into our lives, and again in 2011 when the musical made its Southeast Asian debut. Immerse yourself in the magnificent world of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Timon, Pumba and company when it returns for a two-month run. Through Sep 23

ART/FOOD/DRINK
Craft purveyor The General Co and and Scottish whiskey distillery Balvenie have partnered up for an epic four-weekend pop-up of crafts workshops, supper club dinners, indie film screenings and more. At the Balvenie House of Craft, you can also get stellar drinks at the pop-up bar by guest mixologists from the likes of Junior and Manhattan. Through Sep 30

EXHIBITION
Dutch artist Theo Jansen is sending his prized Strandbeests to our shores. In fact entirely non-living, his world-renowned creatures made of PVC and wood are powered by wind, and spend their days moving gracefully across beaches (hence their name, which translates to “beach animal” in Dutch). Head to the ArtScience Museum for an exclusive look at this new species, where you can look at “fossils” of past beests, and even walk alongside 13 original Strandbeests. Through Sep 30


Sunday, Sep 23



Singapore, by Nguan

EXHIBITION
The dreamy pastel-hued shots of our city come to life in an exclusive exhibition by Nguan of his latest photobook, Singapore (2017), as part of the annual Singapore International Photography Festival. Get up close and personal with the homegrown photographer himself (who rarely takes interviews) at a book signing on opening day. Through Sep 28

MARKET
It seems like just yesterday ArtBox packed up and left, and the Bayfront event space was finally empty for once. In the blink of an eye, the waterfront space is turning (back) into a flea market of 500 booths from Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia at the first-ever CMYK Market. There will also be a beer garden, live music, and Instagram-friendly photo walls. Sounds familiar? Sep 20-23

DRINK
After three fruitful years at Smoke & Mirrors, it's time for One Last Shift with Yugnes Susela before he takes a break from being Head Bartender at the renowned rooftop terrace cocktail joint. For his final night there, enjoy his Negronis and G&Ts for just $15 a pop. Sep 23

FESTIVAL
Feel the Mid-Autumn Festival vibes as Gardens by the Bay adorns its entire grounds with beautiful lanterns big and small. Come check out the bustling marketplace too, where performances, food, and traditional Chinese craft showcases await. Through Sep 24

EXHIBITION
Have you heard? The Great Escape is closing, but not without one last shebang that includes a participatory memorial for the public to leave a piece of themselves with the place. Come by to contribute your stories, photos, knick-knacks and more in this collaborative mixed media installation. Through Sep 30

EXHIBITION
2018 has shaped up to be a fantastic year for Marvel. Besides the two epic movies releasing to staggering global success, they're also presenting Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes at ArtScience Museum, which delves into the science and tech behind the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through Sep 30

FILM
In partnership with the Singapore Film Society, the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) Film Festival is screening six films from around the world to raise awareness for persons with intellectual disability (PWIDs). An added highlight, two original shorts commissioned by MINDS and produced by Royston Tan’s Chuan Pictures will have their premiere, and be screened before the start of the six films. Through Oct 7


Check out all the film festivals happening till the end of the year here.


EXHIBITION
Peranakan Museum's latest exhibition, Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, delves into the Southeast Asian history of photography through the pictured lives of the Peranakan community in the region. Through Feb 3, 2019

EXHIBITION
From Cold Storage to Tiger Balm, come chart the evolution of print advertising in Singapore from the 1830s to 1960s at Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore. Aside from just print advertisements, the exhibition at the National Library also includes interactive multimedia stations for you to experience life as a consumer in early Singapore. Through Feb 24, 2019

TOUR
The Singapore Zoo will be transformed into a lush and luminous universe to mark the attraction’s 45th anniversary this year. Experience Rainforest Lumina for yourself, where a whole stretch of tropical rainforest will be lit with multimedia visual effects come nighttime. You can even spend your night there by a campfire, if you so wish. Jul 1 onwards