A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Apr 21
Yeah… the much-criticized market returns for its second weekend at Marina Bay. There isn’t much to say that you don’t already know — ahem, crazy crowds in tiny spaces — but if you feel brave enough to give it a go, you’ve got three days to immerse yourself in indie labels and hipster foods. (Or you can always just swing by these eight cafes to get your dose of Insta-worthy foods).
Until Apr 23; 3pm-11pm at Bayfront Event Space. Free.
Laugh out loud as four Asian female stand-up comedians take the stage to unleash hilarious zingers about life, love and pretty much everything in between. Hosted by the ever-so-funny Michelle Chong, the feisty line-up includes LA-based Jenny Yang, Malaysia’s Joanne Kam and Singapore’s Sharul Channa.
Until Apr 22; 8pm at Sands Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. $45-$135.
To prove that Orchard Road ain’t boring, the street is hosting a fest this weekend featuring bites by Baker’s Oven Patisseries, Cafe O, Good Chance Restaurant and Keng Eng Kee Seafood, as well as culinary master classes and tunes by local musicians.
Until Apr 23; 11.30am-9pm at Orchard Road. Free.
Celebrate good tunes with performances by Riot !n Magenta, Windtree and Geylang Afro Rock Band at this get-together with food, drinks, merch and cool cats.
8pm-11pm at The Barbershop Music. Free.
Check out this gathering of local and international tattoo artists to meet and greet the talented craftsmen, get inked, and share your mutual love for the art of tattoos.
Until Apr 23; Fri noon-9pm, Sat 11.30am-9pm, Sun 11.30am-8pm at Suntec Convention Centre Hall 404. $28-$33.
Saturday, Apr 22
Too wound up to wait patiently for the new season of HBO’s Game of Thrones? Drop by this six-week exhibition displaying 16 GoT-themed pencil sculptures by Salavat Fidai. Yep, the artist actually crafts teeny tiny intricate carvings of the Iron Throne, Cersei’s new crown and more on pencils.
Until May 5; daily 11.30am-8.30pm at K+ Scotts Square. Free.
Not inclined to risk battling the crowds at the outdoor Artbox Singapore? Head indoors for Public Garden’s just-as-cool market to browse through local and regional indie brands hawking everything from cool tees to funky accessories to baked goods.
Until Apr 23; 1pm-7pm at Suntec Convention Hall 403. Free.
Sunday, Apr 23
Round two of this block party features bites and booze by Ding Dong, Bochinche, Employees Only Singapore, Le Binchotan and burger joint Singapore, as well as beats by local talents Joshua P, Chris Deakin, Zig Zach and UK electronic duo Maribou State. Also look out for the life-sized garden games, an edible garden sesh, heritage trails and rickshaw rides through Chinatown.
3pm-10pm at Amoy Street. Free.
The annual 5km fun run and 10km competitive race powered by renewable energy returns to champion Earth Day initiatives and support WorldWide Fund for Nature Singapore to raise money for its climate change programmes.
2.30pm-8.30pm at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. $69.