15 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (10 to 12 May)

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Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend:

Jason Mraz Good Vibes 2019 

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Jason Mraz is yours for the weekend! This Saturday, look forward to the singer’s light and breezy vocals at The Star Theatre. While we aren’t exactly sure what songs he will perform during the concert, there are song lists floating around in the web for a preview of what’s to come. Check them out here!

Jason Mraz Good Vibes 2019
Date: 11 May 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: The Star Theatre
Admission Fee: $98 – $198

An Evening With Katya Zamolodchikova: Help Me I’m Dying

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Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, or simply known as Katya, is coming to Singapore! She is most known for being on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 (and winning Miss Congeniality title), All Stars 2 (runner-up) and being one half of UNHhhh, a show where Katya and her BFF Trixie Mattel talk about anything and everything. For a preview of what Katya could bring to her show in Singapore, we highly suggest you watch any episode of UNHhhh to get a taste of her absurdist, fatalistic and highly relatable humour.

An Evening With Katya Zamolodchikova: Help Me I’m Dying
Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Shine Auditorium
Admission Fee: $88 – $248

Singapore Cocktail Festival

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This is the festival to be at if you like your alcoholic drinks. The Singapore Cocktail Festival  is not only about the drinks, but also the experience as well. Lounge around at the festival village while you enjoy your drink and chat with other festival goers. If your timing is right, you can get headliner bartenders doing their alchemy, and maybe, you get to drink their clever concoctions!

This festival also has workshops and bar tours if you’re into that sort of thing, so check out their website for more details.

Singapore Cocktail Festival
Date: 10 – 18 May 2019
Time: Check here for details
Venue: Check here for details
Admission Fee: Check here for details

DRIP, a Sneaker Night at Bar Rouge

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Just what is a sneaker night, you ask? This Friday night, head on over to Bar Rouge for a tequila and sneaker party. Those who show up with a nice pair of sneakers get free entry, and once you’re in, it’s time to get the party started! Beats from DJ Rattle will keep you entertained, while Mr. Boo will give you his brand of high octane hip-hop and R&B.

Peter Tay meets a Genie who helps him wipe off three of his past mistakes. You won’t have expected what he wished for for his third wish. Watch it here:

Everyone loves free stuff. If you ride it out until 2:00am you stand a chance to win a grand lucky draw containing these prizes:

  • 1 bottle of Patrón
  • $200 worth of Converse vouchers
  • 1 pair of limited edition Converse shoes
  • 2 pairs of Freshly Pressed socks(from their Sole Superior Collaboration and theirSesame Street Collaboration)
  • 4 sets of Slickies laces aglets
  • Jason Markk products including a Travel Shoe Cleaning Kit (10z Cleaning solution,Travel Brush, and a Quick Wipe), drawstring bag, and stickers

DRIP, a Sneaker Night at Bar Rouge
Date: 10 May 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 5:00am
Venue: Bar Rouge
Admission Fee: Free entry for guests in sneakers after they’ve followed Bar Rouge’s social channels; $25 per pax after 10:30pm

Mother’s Day Weekend at MERCI MARCEL

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It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, so how about writing her some words of affirmation in style at a lettering workshop held by MERCI MARCEL at Club Street? You’ll get to learn about layouts and compositions, what makes a card looks good and you can even develop your personal library of typefaces and styles!

It doesn’t just stop with the lettering workshop on Saturday though. On Sunday, MERCI MARCEL at Tiong Bahru will give away customised napkins lettered by Robyn, a master typographer. It’s perfect if you want to give something heartfelt to your mother this weekend!

Mother’s Day Weekend at MERCI MARCEL (Lettering Workshop)
Date: 11 May 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Merci Marcel Club Street 7-9 Club Street, Singapore 069403
Price: $95 per person, slots limited

Mother’s Day Weekend at MERCI MARCEL (Limited Edition Custom Napkins)
Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 8:00am – 11:30pm
Venue: Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056
Price: Free

DIY Mask Workshop with alche{me}

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You’ll get acquainted with the natural and vitamin-enriched active ingredients that help your skin achieve that fresh, healthy look. Their skin expert will take you through the process step by step and explain the origins and effects of the ingredients, so it’s all not just superficial knowledge.

Take note that this workshop will be held in the eastside, namely at Paya Lebar’s KINEX mall. The great news is that it is open people of all genders – as long as you can appreciate a good skin pampering session!

Also, there will be a free flow of coffee and vegan pastries provided.

That leaves us with a parting question – if you were to share the same mask as your mum and you experience a glow-up, can you say that you got it from your mama?

The Take-Home Things

  1. 15ml personalised Face Mask
  2. $35 voucher redeemable on alche{me}’s website

DIY Mask Workshop with alche{me}
Date: 
11 May 2019
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: KINEX Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-36 to 41
Price: $45 (1 pax mask), $80 (couples mask)

Treat yourself to these promos!

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert 

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If classical music is up your alley as well as mum’s, this is one concert you both don’t want to miss. The SSO Mother’s Day Concert will be held at the Botanic Gardens and partnering with official radio station Symphony 92.4. You can expect to be regaled with colourful dances and songs of love by various Singaporean talents like young violin prodigy Chloe Chua and burgeoning singers Johnathan Charles Tay and Martin Ng.

You don’t have to pay a single cent to get in – and it’s a great opportunity to have a picnic with mum whilst enjoying some wonderful music! Find out more about the song list and performers here.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert
Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Botanic Gardens (Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage)
Price: Free

More concerts in our master list here!

PawRentsWeekend

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PawRents and prospective PawRents alike, this is the place to be this weekend! Stock on your pet’s supplies here and have fun while you’re at it with PetFies (pet selfies, get it?)! If you and your little fur child manage to look the cutest, you stand a chance to win prizes as well!

But what if you’re on the fence about getting a pet? This weekend might just be the sign you need to get one. PawRentsWeekend is having an adoption drive where you could find your future fur-kid for that happily-ever-after fantasy.

PawRentsWeekend
Date: 11 – 12 May 2019
Time: 11:00am – 4:30pm
Location: City Square Mall
Price: Free

Check out these pet-friendly places to bring your little ones to this weekend!

European Union Film Festival 

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The annual European Union Film Festival is back with a selection of some of the finest films from around the European Union. 27 films have been handpicked for the 29th edition of this film festival to give local audiences a taste of Europe’s diversity and creativity. Notable films include Sing Street (Ireland) and A Fortunate Man (Denmark), among other critically acclaimed films. This is a fantastic opportunity to catch some of the best films from the more obscure European countries, including Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia and more!

European Union Film Festival 2019
Dates: 10 – 19 May 2019
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Price: $11

Check out the film festivals happening in Singapore this year!

The Phantom of the Opera

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When you think of musicals, the first thing that probably comes to mind is The Phantom of the Opera. What makes it roll off the top of your mind, you ask? It’s because it’s the longest running show on Broadway, where it has been shown for 30 years in 2018. Now it is continuing its legacy on our shores, detailing the trials and tribulations of ‘The Phantom’, a disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera House.

What’s a story without a little drama, though? The Phantom is obsessively trying to court Christine, a young Soprano in the opera house. Christine, however, has a crush on Raoul, a childhood friend of hers. Watch as The Phantom does whatever he can to court Christine and the consequences following his actions, and you’ll be on your seats thinking to yourself, “Wow, he did that?”

The Phantom of the Opera
Date: 24 Apr – 26 May 2019
Time:Tue – Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm & 6:00pm
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Admission Fee: $75 – $780

Tickets are quite expensive, but it doesn’t have to be at the cost of your social life! Here’s some Cheap Date Ideas Singapore: 10 Hacks To Make Your Dates More Affordable!

Hari Raya Light Up 2019

Ramadan starts on 6 May 2019, so naturally Geylang Serai would be awash in the lights of night a few days before. You’re in for a treat because it’s happening on the Friday before because that means you get the weekend to experience it! For Muslims, it means that they get to walk around with energy, because fasting is very taxing on the body.

For this Friday only (3 May 2019), Mdm Halimah Yacob will be making an appearance to commemorate the launch of the light up. Also expect other local celebrities to make an appearance!

Hari Raya Light Up 2019
Date: 3 May – 16 June 2019
Time: Sunset onwards
Venue: Geylang Serai
Admission Fee: Free

Here are some things to do for Ramadan.

Rewild Our Planet @ ArtScience Museum

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Image Source: WWF Singapore

Rewild Our Planet is a play on “rewind our planet”, a common saying that is echoed in the face of global warming and mass extinction of species. It is also an exhibition at the ArtScience Museum where you use augmented reality to immerse yourself in the beauty that nature has to offer. Based on Our Planet, a new Netflix original series, it also boasts backing from Google and Phoria. The best part about this exhibition? It’s free, just like enjoying Nature.

Rewild Our Planet @ ArtScience Museum
Date: 6 April – 2 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Price: Free

There are 18 other museums in Singapore, most of them free to visit. Check them out here!

Bayfront Pop-up Market

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While you’re in the Bayfront area, check out the weekly weekend marketplace beside Floral Fantasy! There are tons of things to buy, eat or drink and the stores change weekly. Expect Easter-themed items this weekend.

Bayfront Pop-up Market
Date: 10 – 12 May 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Friday), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Saturday), 11:00am – 9:00pm (Sunday)
Venue: Bayfront Plaza
Price: Free

It’s pretty nice here at night. Check out these 23 other places for a quiet date night!

Tulipmania at Flower Dome 

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Did you know that tulips are the third most popular flowers in the world? This April, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay are celebrating that with a display set that emulates the Dutch countryside. There will also be 35 tulip varieties, from the  brilliant golden ‘Yellow Flight’ and new ones like the vibrant red and white ‘Singapura’ which commemorates the 200th anniversary of Singapore’s founding.

Also there is a free-to-enter European-themed marketplace in the event hall. We’ve been there and it does a really good job of emulating the real markets in Europe! You have to check it out.

Tulipmania at Flower Dome
Date: 12 April – 20 May 2019
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Venue: Flower Dome
Price: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

If you’d like to explore things off the beaten track, check this out!

Sports Weekend With Decathlon SG Lab

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If you’re looking to up your general fitness but don’t really want to join the gym, consider joining the sports weekend with Decathlon! They’ve got different sports every hour – from Zumba, Cross-training, Yoga, Boxercise, Football – there’s something for everyone. The only catch is that you have to register as a Decathlon member, but membership is free!

Sports Weekend With Decathlon SG Lab
Date: Every weekend
Time: 8:00am – 10:00pm (depending on time slots)
Venue: 230 Stadium Boulevard
Admission Fee: Free

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.