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Banish boredom this Good Friday long weekend with these 8 awesome activities

Hello there, long weekend! Whether you want to go shopping, pick up a new skill or cuddle furballs, there are loads of activities to keep yourself occupied in the next few days
 

Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market

Photo: Angela Wong/ Facebook

Vintage lovers, take note: Get your hands on vinyl records, vintage jewellery, haute couture and more in a Bohemian flea market ambience. Touted as the Portobello Market of Singapore, this popular flea market is now a regular monthly event.

April 14-16, 2017, Friday-Sunday

1pm-10pm

Free

8 East Coast Road Singapore 423371

https://www.facebook.com/events/188974984931727/

CITY65 Music Festival

Photo: Astronauts/ Facebook

This is an exciting new festival that celebrates original music made in Singapore. From established acts to up-and-coming bands, you can look forward to an eclectic mix of genres that are music to your ears indeed. The festival will showcase 13 bands on two separate stages – one acoustic and one electric. Get pumped up with a full day of live music and rock out with headliners KINGS, Dru Chen and Stopgap till past midnight.

April 15-16, 2017, Saturday-Sunday

2pm-2am

From $25 to $50

Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar, 100 Turf Club Road

http://city65musicfestival2017.peatix.com

Flea Your Mind

Photo: Sara Wee/ Facebook

This one’s for you, yogis! Get your new workout #OOTD and check out the jewellery, food and pre-loved clothing available at the flea.

14 April, 2017, Friday

12pm-8pm

Free

The Yoga Mandala Singapore, 134B Telok Ayer Street

https://www.facebook.com/events/290005754753304/

ALSO CHECK OUT: Artbox Singapore, Bangkok’s hipster container market that’s here from April 14-16 and April 21-23

Pet Expo 2017

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Enter pet haven at the fourth edition of the Pet Expo, which showcases educational and engaging activities focusing on pets and their well-being. Mingling with fellow pet owners and cuddling furballs sounds like a paw-fect day, doesn’t it?

April 14-16, 2017, Friday-Sunday

11am-8pm

$5/day, $12 for 3-day pass

Singapore Expo Hall 7, Expo Drive

https://petexposg.com

Tulipmania @ Gardens by the Bay

Photo: Gardens by the Bay

Drop by the Flower Dome and be enthralled as it transforms into a floral gallery where one of Netherland’s most celebrated artists, Vincent Van Gogh's self-portrait and famed art piece, The Starry Night, come to life with the vivid hues of tulips. More than 100 varieties of tulips and hyacinths are on display in a myriad of colours. Our Instagram feed is ready, so ready.

Now till May 7, 2017

9am-9pm

$12-$20

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/2017-tulipmania.html

The $200 Show: Actually Affordable Art

Photo: The $200 Show: Actually Affordable Art/ Facebook

If you missed the Affordable Art Fair which happened from April 7 to 9, here’s one where you can bring home quality art for $200 or less. Organised by Kult Gallery, this intriguing exhibition is a tongue-in-cheek jab at the expensive art industry.

Now till April 30, 2017, Monday to Friday only

11am-7pm

Free

Kult Gallery, 11 Upper Wilkie Road

https://www.facebook.com/events/649235868597520/

Eatmepoptart Presents: LoveLive

Photo: Eatmepoptart Presents: LoveLive/ Facebook

What’s a weekend without good music and #vibes? Let your hair down and groove to captivating songs by Jasmine Sokko, who borrows elements of deep house and blends them together with ghostly vocal abstracts, and Ffion, a chill and melancholic R&B songstress to look out for.

April 15, 2017, Saturday

10pm-3am

$15 with first drink

Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road

https://www.facebook.com/events/1341380739254381/

Calligraphy class

Photo: The Letter J Supply/ Instagram

Because weekends are for winding down, why not take the chance to learn a new skill? Calligraphy sure makes for a therapeutic activity, and there’s just something about creating pretty art that’s incredibly satisfying. In this 3.5 hour modern calligraphy workshop by The Letter J Supply, you’ll be equipped with fundamentals of letterforms to get a head start in creating your very own style of calligraphy. What’s more, you’ll get a lovely complimentary notebook by Bynd Artisan.

April 14, 2017, Friday

2pm-5.30pm

$150

Bynd Artisan, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-54

http://byndartisan.com/workshop/modern-calligraphy-workshop.html
 

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