Are you thinking of staying in and cosying up the whole weekend? While that might not be a bad idea, finding fun and new things to experience are also high on our weekend to-do list. Besides, we’ve got major events happening this weekend, it’ll be a shame to miss them.
Think Singapore Night Festival (we talked about it before) where you get to take a romantic stroll while viewing the epic light installations, Beerfest that showcases a whole range of craft beers including an oyster stout and more. Sounds pretty fun to you? Then read on to find out which five events have we specially picked out for you.
Singapore Night Festival
The annual Singapore Night Festival is back again! Starting tonight till Aug 26, you get to enjoy multiple light shows and performances throughout the Civic District. Immerse yourself in GLOBE’s fantasy theatrical world or have a look at the roving Bulb Heads and The Time Minders display. It’s going to be a real pretty sight with all the night lights, be sure to bring your beau along.
In light of the Singapore Night Festival’s tenth year anniversary, Aesop will celebrate such a joyous occasion with an evocative experience, initiated by light, titled ‘Nostos: Records of the Self’. So what exactly is this event about? A unique scent is offered to mark the occasion and inspire the festival, it celebrates the intrinsic link between scent and memory. Light is used to heat up essential oils in ten handcrafted steel wells while the scent permeates the space to create a soothing and relaxing environment.
Where: Civic District (Heart of Singapore - consisting of buildings, memorials and parks of historical interest)
When: Fri - Sun, Aug 18 - Aug 26, 2017
Calling all craft beer lovers, the ninth installation of Beerfest is back. Featuring boutique beers from various breweries that you cannot find in the local market, such as the Iwatekura oyster stout from MTC Sake booth, or the four new Singlish beers from Archipelago Brewery - Ah Ka Ji Craft Lager, Tok Kong American IPA, Ki Siao Brown Ale and Sibei Ho Witbier.
If you’re looking for some food and fun, we’ve got you sorted out with our Beerfest highlight guide that tells you on what other things you can do apart from drinking copious amount of craft beers.
Where: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive S(018947)
When: Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2017
Festival For Good
Want to shop and support social good at the same time? Then head down to Lyf@SMU for the annual Festival For Good event where vibrant social enterprises will celebrate their passion to do good through their businesses. You can expect socially-conscious products, interactive workshops, live performances and yummy food from over 50 social businesses across diverse sectors.
Grab yourself some hand-crafted accessories produced by social enterprises that help marginalised people or drop by Nomad for a statement necklace for the office that is made by artisans from disadvantaged backgrounds. You have to try out their Experience Capsules where you get to immerse yourself wholly in sensory adventures. Thereafter, have some tea at the meditative tea appreciation session facilitated by the hearing-impaired and satisfy your sweet tooth with The Ugly Cake Shop that contributes to school nutrition funds in Timor Leste.
Where: Lyf@SMU, 71-77 Stamford Rd, S(178895)
When: Sat Aug 19, 2017
Tacos Beers Beats
Like Mexican food? Like partying even more? Then keep your Saturday night free for Chimichanga’s Tacos Beers Beats night. Lawyer by day, mean DJ by night, DJ Jared Kong will be helming the decks with deep house and techno beats for you to groove along to.If you listen hard enough, you might spot the occasional vocal trance that is real uplifting.
Here’s another good news for you: Stella Artois bottles are going at $6 each. So get ready to stuff yourself silly with tacos and beers while grooving to progressive beats.
Where: Chimichanga, 36 Dunlop Street, S(209364)
When: Sat 19 Aug, 2017
Run X Yoga
Do you have a passion for running? Then wake up early this Sunday to begin the day with a run along Singapore River Heritage, where you will pass by Clarke Quay, Esplanade and Marina Bay. The distance? 6-8km.
Following after, stretch your muscles thoroughly through yoga, restoring the body’s balance in the process. Suitable for beginners, you will be taught the fundamental yoga poses and how it will aid your run training.
Where: Muve Fitness, 20 Devonshire Rd, S(239850)
When: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:30am